From the Roundtable: Stormy seas await city and county government crews

Heading into winter, I have feelings that the next year or two are going to…

From the Roundtable: MU’s Homecoming game exposure nothing like its TV debut

Homecoming at the University of Missouri was a major tour de force. The exposure of…

From the Roundtable: Community suggestions could help promote local tourism

A slight uptick in sales tax receipts somewhat brightens the local financial picture, though the…

From the Roundtable: Could city budget shortfall lead to new taxes?

The numbers swim and dance before us in the most strenuous tome of the late…

From the Roundtable: Lessons unlearned: Theatre, YouZeum sinkholes sapped donor base

The recently announced — presumably temporary — suspension of activity at the Missouri Theatre Center…

The drawn-out demise of Columbia’s passenger train service

The last time I took a train to Columbia’s Wabash Station was in April 1969.…

From the Roundtable: MU lab explosion a reminder of experimental dangers

The recent explosion and fire in Schweitzer Hall on the University of Missouri’s white campus…

From the Roundtable: MU, and local economy, dodges realignment bullet

The college athletic conference realignment scenario that almost cascaded this month proved to be a…

From the Roundtable: Growing inventory of vacant property troubling for Columbia

Watching the claw of a backhoe nibble away at the old Cleeks building on the…

From the Roundtable: 1956: Another watershed year in Columbia's economic development

My first contact with Big Blue was in the early ’50s. Staring at a school…

From the Roundtable: Bike, Walk and Wheel – potholes, cracks and trash

The Columbia area couldn’t have been blessed with finer weather for the recently concluded Bike,…

From the Roundtable: Will Dudley stick with campaign position on West Broadway?

Pick any day of the week, and at 4 p.m. you can watch the traffic…