WHAT OTHERS SAY: Contraception conundrum a balancing act

Outrage among individuals and groups on both sides of the Affordable Care Act could be eased by a single-payer health care system.

Missouri lawmaker draws support for drone spy ban

A House committee heard testimony Tuesday on legislation by Rep. Casey Guernsey that would outlaw the use of unmanned aircraft to conduct surveillance on individuals or property.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Outdated Sunshine Law calls for updates

Sen. Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia, has introduced a bill to promote further openness and transparency in Missouri's government.


Date set for choosing 8th District candidates

Democrats will gather Feb. 16 in Poplar Bluff to choose a candidate for the June 4 special election. Republicans are scheduled to select their candidate Saturday in Van Buren.

Insurance payments for autism services rise in Missouri

A Missouri law that took effect in January 2011 requires health insurance companies to cover certain autism treatments.