County consolidation could help eliminate small-town blight

With many of them headed down the road to an inevitable financial and administrative impasse,…

Columbia must get accustomed to providing manufacturing incentives

Some uneasiness is beginning to develop about several economically unsettling events we should all be…

Call a time out to assess higher education funding priorities

On occasion we should all take time out to review what education on all levels…

A personal anniversary: 40 years on local radio

Late one Sunday evening 40 years ago I walked into Studio A in the old…

City should overhaul franchising system amid media evolutions

One measure of any great city is the depth and the quality of the telecommunications…

Technology can put consumers in control of emergency information

Moving beyond how area agencies plan to deal with the next Great Blizzard, government officials…

Technological Advances: Never say never

“Never say never” has forever been a phrase I’ve taken to heart when it comes…

From the Roundtable: More advance planning could reduce some snow-related problems

There have been bigger snowstorms, of course. Two weeks ago, the heavens really opened up,…

Loaves and Fishes: Budgeting and bargaining help Central Missouri Food Bank share abundance

Shoppers cast discriminating stares at ingredients listed on slightly crushed cereal boxes before adding them…

BJC offers olive branch to Boone Hospital trustees

It looks like all the talk around town about canceling the lease got their attention.…

Paving MKT: Good for government grants, bad for many users

“I am wary of Greeks even when they are bringing gifts.” – Laocoon Substitute “governments”…

Rail lines historically pose traffic danger, growth makes safety issue priority

I took this picture on Sunday, March 16, 1969, from the rear car of a…