So far this fiscal year, Missouri has borrowed $350 million from a budget reserve to help ease cash flow problems. The state will be responsible for returning these funds no later than May 15. State Budget Director Linda Luebbering addressed the House Budget Committee on Wednesday about this issue.
Especially on important issues such as health care reform, President Obama must make good on campaign promises of conducting debates in public and involving members of both parties.
Navy fans bemoaning "hurt" feelings and "disrespect" has grown tiresome.
Fans of high-tech communities like Facebook and Twitter should not fall in the trap of neglecting their real-life neighbors and coworkers.
The Missourian should better edit AP stories or label some of them as commentary.
Missouri's animal rights organizations are taking a stand against puppy mills; they're in the process of collecting 100,000 signatures for the Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act, which would appear on the November 2010 ballot.
Putting to rest a question that dogged him for years, former St. Louis Cardinal Mark McGwire has admitted to steroid use. The admission comes on the heels of accepting a job as the Cardinals' hitting instructor.
Instead of offering students $100 for perfect attendance at summer school, the Columbia Public School District will offer raffles and other incentives throughout the summer session.
After leading by a point at halftime, the Stephens women's basketball team lost 58-52 on Tuesday at Willimas Baptist.
Eli Borntrager was killed in a collision with his horse-drawn buggy and a Chevrolet on Tuesday morning.
The Rock Bridge 4-H Club will be collecting unwanted electronics for proper disposal from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Rock Bridge Elementary.
Steven Maurer pleaded guilty to growing marijuana in his home. He faces up to a 15-year sentence.
Power brokers continue to dominate the way government is run.
As the temperatures in Florida slowly drop, so does its tropical fish population. Columbia pet stores are preparing for a decrease of supplies in the weeks ahead.
The $5 million project to create electronic records in several counties was to be funded with part of the $14 million in federal bonuses Missouri received over the past six years for its high participation in its food stamps program. The bonus money is in jeopardy because of the error that caused exaggerated food stamp numbers.
Republican Sen. Bill Stouffer of Napton said Tuesday that he wants to reject the changes approved last month by the Missouri State Tax Commission to increase the value of the four best categories of farmland. He said the agriculture market is too volatile and the timing isn't right.
The U.S. Geological Survey in Columbia is hosting an open house Wednesday at 4200 New Haven Road to unveil its plan for a $7 million overhaul of its facilities.
The court sided with two sex offenders, ruling they cannot be barred from handing out Halloween candy and living within 1,000 feet of schools and child care centers because those restrictions weren't in place when they were convicted.
The Mid-Missouri Internet Crimes Task Force will use the device to copy cell phone data, even information that the phone owner thinks has been deleted, that might be useful in its investigations.
Conan O'Brien is displeased with NBC's discussions to move the former late-night host from prime time to accommodate Jay Leno's return to late-night TV.