From the Round Table: School system should determine why levy failed before trying again

There may be a thousand and one reasons why the Columbia school levy failed so…

From The Roundtable: Pedantic arrogance blocking inclination toward ‘yes’ vote on tax levy

The talk on the street is that this one is going down in defeat big…

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…