From the Roundtable: MiTek departs, empty building roster goes up another notch

Doesn’t there seem to be an abundance of vacant commercial buildings for sale or rent…

From the Round Table: City inspectors should mimic police enforcement standards

KAB-278, the Columbia-Boone Joint Communications radio station, crackles with excitement on a weekend evening. Although…

From the Roundtable: What went wrong with the YouZeum? A boondoggle from the start?

Many of us had such high hopes for the YouZeum, an interactive project that began…

From the Roundtable: High-level resignations feed the local gossip mill

Often what interests us the most is what we know the least about. This is…

“We Always Swing” – Celebrating 15 years of jazz

The “We Always Swing” Jazz Series will mark its 15th anniversary with the return of…

From the Roundtable: Mayor’s retirement news kicks off humdinger election season

It’s been a long and productive run for five-term Mayor Darwin Hindman. Hindman grew up…

From the Roundtable: Digging into the origin of KFRU’s ‘Quicky Quiz’ anything but quick

It began with a call from David Lile, host of the Morning Show on News…

From the Roundtable: Population passes 100,000 mark, but getting six digits is no big deal

So, the population of Columbia has crossed the hundred grand mark, according to the latest…

From the Roundtable: Health care reform has huge impact on Columbia, however it turns out

The debate rages about health care reform, and I am confused. From the Left, the…

From the Roundtable: West Boulevard just one of many Columbia traffic conundrums

Poor little old West Boulevard; it’s appellation as a boulevard conjures up thoughts of anticipated…

From the Roundtable: Get-A-Load of these parking schemes, past and present

  The GetAbout Columbia schemes seem to come in waves. The latest “experiment” in the…

From the Roundtable: True gains of HDTV conversion may take years to sort out

Several hundred million analog television transmitters are now little more than scrap material. Television station…