We journalists like to talk about our "watchdog" role. We see it as not only the fulfillment of our First Amendment responsibility but as the public service that counter-balances the sensationalism, celebrity glorification and mindless shouting that are the dark side of our freedom.
The change of power of Missouri politics should also represent a change in the way we begin to improve access to emergency contraceptions.
Mesaba Airlines was chosen as the new provider for mid-Missouri, and the success of the airport is growing every month.
Lesley Sapp, from Asian Affairs Center at MU, shares the gratitude of Asian scholars and the parting words they provide before leaving.
Lesson to be learned from Gov. Sarah Palin's shortcomings: Know your strengths and weaknesses and assess them as honestly as you can.
President-elect Obama has banned lobbyist donations, giving the profession an unwarranted, immoral connotation.
White House leaders can still damage the country during their final two months in office.
MU needs to focus back to its land-grant mission and stop spending money on frivolous studies.
A new study suggests that men feel more self-conscious when confronted with a gorgeous woman than a handsome gent because of men's "strict" standards of appearance.
As it is, with winter progressing and the country sinking deeper into recession, I'm glad I have Geronimo, the cat, around to keep me focused. It's so easy to get depressed when you hear thousands are losing their jobs and their homes, everyday. And you could drive yourself crazy, realizing there is nothing you can do to stop it.
The downturn in the American economy is having a negative effect on many of the world's biggest automakers.
In making the decision about placement, several editors said they worried about “voter fatigue” – so many heavy stories in such a short span. They underestimated the continuing hunger for hard news, which frankly newspapers haven’t seen from readers for a while now.
Donors hardly ever want to underwrite the basics. Understandably, they want their names on something new and, preferably, highly visible. The basics — from steam pipes to classrooms and what goes on in them — are supposed to be provided by the state. ... Less than half the flagship's budget now comes from the state.
The tangible result isn't the only measure of what an action really means, and the "obvious" isn't always the answer.
Boone County Clerk Wendy Noren is responsible for a smooth election day in Boone County.
There are always two sides to any story and sometimes many more. I write now to show another side of what has turned out to be an unfortunate public airing of problems in a non-profit organization that has struggled for its very existence since its inception.
It's dangerous to excuse actions just because they're based on religous beliefs.
Despite their reputation, spiders are more useful and less dangerous than we think.
Regardless of party affiliation, Obama is your next president, and we as a country need to move forward with him.
What is the necessity for the cover piece that was dedicated to Missouri quarterback Chase Daniel's girlfriend? For one, it was just two days after one of the biggest elections of our lifetime. And the fact that the Humane Society requires funds to stay afloat received such little coverage on your front page.