Many individuals are taking minimum wage positions and cannot support their families on that yearly income.
The Missouri Board of Education, Commissioner Chris Nicastro and others insist they are working to an inclusive public conversation. But the questionable bidding process and the behind-the-scenes maneuvers create an impression that public input is being sought only to justify a foregone conclusion.
Living in the same world as a great man such as Nelson Mandela was an honor.
Nelson Mandela's words inspired millions. The former South African president died Thursday at age 95.
Wearing seatbelts is the law and could save your live. Yet only 79.4 percent of Missourians actually use their seat belts.
Tim Wolfe, a former business man and the president of the University of Missouri System, is in the midst of the "Show Me Value Tour," a promotional tour to highlight the importance of higher education.
You can be a Scrooge when it comes to holiday shopping and still be generous.
No matter how you define state support for higher education — per capita, per income, as a percentage of state budget — Missouri ranks near the bottom in every category.
Columbia is getting a large dose of Missouri sports this weekend.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Missouri voters, not legislature, should make decision on marijuana legalization
The issue of marijuana legalization must go to the voters, not the legislature, Colorado resident Stan White writes.
The first black president of South Africa will be remembered for his uncompromising efforts for peace and equality.
Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa, is a leadership model for all of us to emulate. He willingly connected himself to people who were oppressed.
R. Bowen Loftin, MU's new chancellor, shares — if not echoes — University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe’s goals of a quicker-moving, more tightly focused, more productive flagship.
Missouri officials could learn from Pope Francis' views of a consumer-driven society in light of Boeing, IKEA decisions.
Congressional negotiators try to find common ground on a farm bill. The key discussion will be about feeding the poor.
Gov. Jay Nixon's actions do not call for impeachment, and the process of judicial review should be left to the courts and not the Missouri General Assembly.
It has become impossible to defend President Obama's promise that his health care scheme would make the system work "better for everybody."
Before approving on adding another Boeing in Missouri, lawmakers need to be informed exactly about economic benefits it would bring to the state.
Missouri is one of several states competing openly for a Boeing contract and the thousands of jobs that would come with it. Many analysts regard Boeing’s courtship of Missouri and other states as a ploy to squeeze even more incentives out of the state of Washington.
The sugar daddy economic theory is that the federal government will pay and not charge citizens anything. In a recent editorial, Rep. Chris Kelly, D-Columbia, stated that the federal government will pay for all of the Medicaid cost through 2016.