City approves annexation plan

By CHARLIE SMITH,

The Columbia Board of Aldermen took a big step this week toward expanding the city’s reach, unanimously voting to move forward with annexation on Tuesday.

The board set a boundary line that cuts out a large portion north of the existing city limits from the original proposal but is otherwise mostly the same.







Time to change how judges selected

By CHARLIE SMITH,

Normally I’m a proponent of electing as many public officials as possible. Politicians who have to go before the people every four years or so are much more responsive than those who are appointed. They’re more likely to address citizen complaints, answer reporters’ phone calls and be willing to open up their actions to public scrutiny.


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