Thrash metal band Megadeth bassist balances life in seminary program

David Ellefson, bassist of the thrash metal band Megadeth, is a student in the online seminary program operated by the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Gov. Nixon should do more to improve Missouri

Nixon’s proposed budget for next year reduces expenses by $508 million in ways designed to produce as little uproar as possible, but the state’s colleges and universities absorb a body blow.

1,000 mistakenly accused of red-light violations in Arnold

A communication error between red-light camera company and Missouri's municipal court system resulted in about 1,000 people being incorrectly accused of unpaid violations.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: If people paid the taxes they owe, the deficit crisis would vanish

According to an IRS estimate, Americans owed $450 million more in income taxes than they actually paid in tax year 2006. That could add up to $4.5 trillion over 10 years — more than what is required to bring federal deficits under control.

Missouri House mulls constitutional spending limit

The extra revenues obtained from the proposed amendment could increase the state's reserves or allow for a tax cut.