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How would it look, a power couple exercising power in two distinct branches of government ?
To some Columbia residents, Federal Judge
increasingly-visible role as arbiter of cases against the communities husband -- and
State Representative --
has represented for decades
The Rodgers/Franklin gun seizure case . The R...
It's time to ban whatever
COLUMBIA, Mo 9/26/14 (Op Ed) -- If you're a student, parent, teacher, or police officer, you might have heard about the resident heroin dealers at Rockbridge High School.
You might have heard that Columbia school district higher ups look the other way (bad PR for the next tax levy) or how prevalent drug use is among our Columbia kids, starting at roughly the 7th grade.
You might have heard how, like pizza, the dope dealers deliver -- to house, work, parking lot . And if mom and dad are helicoptering, how these aggressive, customer-service obsessed sales people pick up their underage addicts at home, get them high, and maybe bring them back -- or maybe not.
You might have heard how the drug dealer community functions like a cult , embracing their child-addict...
We cannot have more black men die on the streets....
By Ken Midkiff
COLUMBIA, Mo 9/25/14 (Op Ed) --
My father (may he rest in peace) was torn.
On one hand, he was a fundamentalist Christian, and the Good Book firmly declares all men are brethren . He believed there is no difference between black and white. On the other hand, he was born into Kentucky's Southern culture, which firmly declares that blacks are not equal to whites .
I, consequently, was taught that 1) all men (and women) are brethren but that 2) some men (and women) are not equal brethren .
Fortunately, the "all men are brethren" aspect won and I called my father out when he made some disparaging remarks about "niggers". I reminded him of what his Bible said, and that he was not following the dictates of his faith .
He was chagrine...
We bark before they bite!
Our music reviewer's primer to the annual CoMo fes...
Old-fashioned picketing against a new-fangled pro...