WHAT OTHERS SAY: Fend off diseases borne by ticks, mosquitoes

Prevention is being emphasized with ticks and mosquitoes because these disease-bearing pests may be more abundant and more annoying this year.

Missouri senator seeks Social Security number restriction

The law would prevent employers from using the last four digits of workers' Social Security numbers for identification purposes.

Missouri House endorses advertising on school buses

The legislation would allow school districts to lease space on the inside and exterior of school buses for private advertisements. At least half the income from the ads would be used for transportation costs in each district.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Scary approach is needed

Weather and smoking scare tactics could be a good thing.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Loophole in law could cost $1 billion

Missouri risks having to pay back $100 million that tobacco companies paid to the state just in 2004. The damage from the years until 2012 could amount to more than $1 billion.

Saint Louis University researchers study oral drug for multiple sclerosis

The university is seeking study participants between the ages of 18 and 56 to investigate the oral drug.

Nelson-Atkins art museum to provide some works online

More than 200 of the museum's permanent works are accessible through Google's online project.

Washington, Mo., among five 'Main Street' honorees

The eastern Missouri town was chosen along with four other national winners.