Women voters overruled men for first time in presidential election

The 2012 presidential election showed that gender gap in voting does exist as men and women view issues differently.

States divide between preserving, eliminating cursive in school curricula

As we live in the era of computer keyboarding, texting and emails, whether making penmanship a requirement in elementary school curricula is left as a question to many states.


Ranchers seek alternatives to expensive winter hay

Thousands of farmers looking for alternative ways to feed their animals this winter after one of the worst droughts in the nation's history dried up grasslands in much of the country.

Number of deer killed in firearms season up in Missouri

The Missouri Department of Conservation reported the deer harvest, which ran from Nov. 10 through Nov. 20, was strong in the southern part of the state but lower than normal in the north.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Michigan's burdensome amendment

The ban, known as Proposal 2 and approved in a state referendum in 2006, amended the State Constitution to "prohibit all sex- and race-based preferences in public education, public employment, and public contracting."

Kansas girl gets double lung transplant

Madison Taliaferro, who was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at age 2, had the surgery on Nov. 5 at St. Louis Children's Hospital. She recently was discharged from the hospital but has to stay in St. Louis with her parents, Desiree and Mike Taliaferro, for three months while doctors monitor her progress.


WHAT OTHERS SAY: Undoing the damage of Deepwater Horizon

It is imperative that President Obama and his administration also continue to aggressively pursue civil penalties for the spill. BP said in a news release Nov. 15 that it will "vigorously defend itself against remaining civil claims."

MISSOURI FOOTBALL: Texas A&M Aggies defeat Tigers, 59-29

The Missouri Tigers football team played the Texas A&M Aggies on Saturday in College Station, Texas. The final score was Texas A&M 59, Missouri 29.