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…

From the RoundTable: 3M layoffs reveal crack in ‘quality of life’ foundation

I shudder whenever anyone talks about employment and job security in the electronics industry. With…

Events bolster sales tax revenue, but is funding source sufficient?

Hardly a weekend passes in Columbia without some burst of activity—even in the dead of…

Planners should do homework before choosing new high school site

Wading into the Great Controversy over where Columbia’s fourth high school should be placed, I…

Columbia should offer incentives for businesses to move here, grow

There was a fillip of good news the other day about some new business activity…