Columbia represents MU, Stephens and Columbia colleges, one community college and a number of private for-profit institutions. It is time that U.S. Rep. Vicki Hartzler, R-Mo., take a stand for students and alumni by adding her name as a co-sponsor of H.R 532.
Some Republicans are no longer trying to repeal Obamacare and instead are proposing ways to deal with its problematic parts.
Gov. Jay Nixon announced he will sign a tax cut — a move that he vetoed last year — if state legislators agree to approve tax credits and increased school funding.
Missouri lawmakers can grow state employment if they pass measures to expand Medicaid and cut taxes.
The federal Office of National Drug Control Policy characterizes the abuse of prescription drugs as “a serious public health and public safety problem.”
The time to address spending is not after the money has already been spent and the bills are due. Cuts should be made up front. And the government should pay its debts.
Insurance broker Wally Pfeffer writes that he has encountered many business owners who have a hard enough time making ends meet without the added logistical and economic pressures of complying with multiple and oftentimes redundant regulations.
It’s not just the risk of an Atlanta-style fiasco that should concern the millions of people who live in other car-dependent communities. It’s also the toll of their day-to-day experience.
People's Visioning successfully designed a Net-Zero home being built by Habitat for Humanity and is now looking at other renewable energy sources for Columbia.
It’s odd to find ourselves on the same side of gun issue as the National Rifle Association. Of course, the NRA is against it for all the wrong reasons, but in the spirit of togetherness, let’s ignore that.
Wynna Faye Elbert spent a lifetime giving voice to those who were otherwise voiceless. It is ironic that her life story was buried in the public conversation this week by news of Michael Sam’s coming out.
Sen. Claire McCaskill's committee should not stop investigating Army fraud that involved illegal recruiting bonuses until those at the upper end of the hierarchy have paid a price for failing to honor the uniform and protect taxpayers from fraud.
More than 20 health bills filed in the state Legislature since Jan. 8 aim to prove that women aren't smart enough to make health care decisions on their own, a reader writes.
Even though more Americans opted for e-books than ever last year, nearly 25 percent of U.S. adults didn't read a single book — in print or on screen.
Cuba is a land of contrasts, where the old accompanies the new. But when the "old" is former President Fidel Castro and his socialistic views and the "new" is President Raul Castro and his capitalistic spin, where will Cuba find the balance?
Legalizing marijuana would increase tax revenue and allow the drug to be prescribed for medicinal use, but it would decriminalize a recreational drug and possibly increase illnesses from smoking it.
A request for public records indicates the pubic works director has established his own unwritten criteria on how to spend money to repair private sewers.
In an attempt to appease Missouri farmers, Chris Koster becomes the first attorney general to sue the state of California over its law regarding the housing of egg-laying hens. The law — aimed at increasing the health of the hens — comes at a financial cost to Missouri egg producers, he says.
The president hasn't gotten any political benefit from decreasing deficits. State surpluses are being attributed to two things — national economic growth and an increase in state's personal income taxes.
Society is changing, as well as the culture of professional sports. And changing, too, thanks in part to Mr. Sam, is the definition of a football player and a teammate.