More spending — in targeted areas — can make a serious difference in the economic outcomes of poor children.
Immigration is not an abstract issue. There are real people — sometimes our neighbors — behind the statistics.
A bipartisan bill is pending that would allow Congress to approve any deal with Iran. The administration has threatened to veto it if passed. Quite clearly, this is part of a continuing pattern by this White House to try to govern by executive decree.
In a territory of 32 counties, nearly 50 million pounds of food are needed annually. Last year, the Food Bank came up 12.5 million pounds short.
Peters is a practicing physician who advocates cooperation and compromise to achieve growth and quality of life.
We foresee mischief if the courts rule the right to speak freely is the right to speak anonymously in political advertising.
Those who argue for funneling billions more to the Pentagon stand on very shaky ground when billions of dollars have been squandered on troubled weapons like the F-35 fighter jet, and waste and corruption in Afghanistan.
The area including Columbia, Ashland and Jefferson City needs a more comprehensive transportation system to support the airport, as well as the growing population.
Darin Preis makes decisions based on research and input from those involved, Jack Jensen writes.
There's still time, but the clock is ticking on legislators to enact tax cuts.
The failure to expand Medicaid has left 300,000 Missouri residents unable to afford health insurance.
Gov. Jay Nixon got a close look at Joplin in the aftermath of the 2011 tornado, and that's where he recognized Lane Roberts' leadership qualities.
The 2,000-square-foot Cape Girardeau History Center at 102 High St. began its new life in the former Andrew Jackson Bridal Co. building with an exhibit titled "Spring Into History."
By infusing abortion politics into what was a bipartisan bill, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has created a multi-car pileup so huge that even Republican senators despair anything can get done.
His intelligence and knowledge allow him to take on many jobs and excel at all. He has a phenomenal memory and recall, which are vital in any task. He has real compassion for people and strives to improve their lives.
A group of Missouri legislators is continuing a determined effort to bar undocumented immigrant students from making Missouri a better place by limiting their access to higher education.
Racism is in everything from what you think when you see someone different from you to how you interact with people. It is in my classrooms. It was in my dorms. It is part of my life and stays on my mind from sun-up to sundown.
We can look to the administration to change some policies — harsher penalties for harassment, for instance — but we have to look to each other for the subtler changes.
Matters of inclusiveness and safety affect everyone on campus, due to reasons as insignificant as a person’s gender, sexual orientation or religion.
If you want to grow into the best possible version of yourself, learn about other people and issues that are bigger than you.