From the Roundtable: Local housing market decline alarming, but rebound invariable

It began as a tip from a bank president—the news that government-sponsored mortgage agencies Freddie…

From the Round Table: An ode to easy listening

The following is a personal topic inspired by a 25-year anniversary: It was a dream…

From the Round Table: Kirkwood shooting spotlights security needs at local council meetings

There isn’t a municipality anywhere that wasn’t shocked by the shooting rampage a fortnight ago…

From the Roundtable: Return to public civility could aid discourse, development

I never met Hirst Mendenhall, but I understand he was an impressive person, based on…

From the Roundtable: April election could be bleak day for local officials

With several bond and tax proposals on the local election ballot, and the potential for…

From the Roundtable: Consider creative sentencing for youth causing crime increase

What marvelous timing! After a few weeks of work came this bulletin: The Columbia-area crime…

From the Round Table: MU better off with business executive as president

Landing a business executive to preside over the state’s only Land Grant university may be…

From the Roundtable: Coal fuels Columbia—past, present and future

The first time I flew into Columbia in 1963, one landmark that stuck out in…

From the Round Table: Casting light on community’s illumination shortcomings

With the approach of the Christmas season, as strings of holiday decorations appear, Columbia, like…

From the Roundtable: Worries about commercial vacancies must broaden beyond The District

Another structure was added to Columbia’s roster of empty buildings recently when Everett’s restaurant wound…

From the Roundtable: Graham bound to beat the rap, but still should admit misdeed

Senator Chuck Graham still has time to take the honorable action and admit that he…

Our city and university are heading down wrong roads

I am worried. I am worried about Columbia’s future as well as the destiny of…