Voices

A suggestion: city should pay more attention to basic services

Plenty of us have been having our “fun” now that the city of Columbia has…

Sales tax stew overflowing, but road revenue deserves ‘yes’ vote

Considering the long lineup of funding requests that will be pitched to voters in the…

State of the City address, City Council retreat, citizens’ survey forecast Columbia’s economic future

While a chill blows across Columbia’s thermometer of economic activity, perhaps there is some solace…

City, MU must cooperate, buck up and shoot for Chicago connection

As city officials and airport advocates work behind the scenes to come up with a…

Bio-Defense building project deserves wholehearted support

You might call this a matter of putting the “pig in the parlor.” Greater Columbia…

Business community should monitor Planning and Zoning Commission

Business community should monitor Planning and Zoning Commission The application window for three vacant seats…

A regional board could boost airline service in central Missouri

After 40 years, it’s time for the City of Columbia to relinquish control of its…

With 3G, Columbia has truly mobile communications technology

It happened sooner than I thought it would: the advent of portable high-speed Internet connectivity…

Columbia must get accustomed to providing manufacturing incentives

Some uneasiness is beginning to develop about several economically unsettling events we should all be…

Call a time out to assess higher education funding priorities

On occasion we should all take time out to review what education on all levels…

A personal anniversary: 40 years on local radio

Late one Sunday evening 40 years ago I walked into Studio A in the old…

City should overhaul franchising system amid media evolutions

One measure of any great city is the depth and the quality of the telecommunications…