Ads for products targeted to women perpetuate the very lack of confidence that the new Pantene commercial tells us to fight. As we drive profits for companies like Proctor and Gamble, which makes Pantene, the shame and self-loathing we feel for our bodies is toxic to every part of our lives.
Each time I work, I face a group of people on the sidewalk, just behind the “No Trespassing” signs, the ones put up to keep these people from approaching those using the health care services of the clinic. How much better their time and efforts would be if they were truly involved in those services that reach out to children in dire straits and needing homes.
The Opus student-housing complex is not needed and will add pressure to an already overwhelmed sewer system in downtown Columbia.
In a perfect world, the state and the federal governments would help families by further subsidizing the cost of child care, by licensing facilities so a standard of care is established, and by regulating the quality of care.
A proposal to slash Medicare reimbursement rates could end up costing the government substantially more if in-home health care providers are forced to go out of business.
Missouri is still a farm state, but we’re grappling with just what that means these days. We worry about protecting our privacy even as we give it up on social media. In Boone County, of course, we’re a little more progressive; but any tax increase is still going to be a hard sell.
The task for Mayor Sly James and city leaders now is to figure out how to make the funding for a streetcar extension palatable to more voters.
The indicators from Tuesday’s primary are more disturbing than encouraging. Issues defeated on both the state and county levels indicate government continues to suffer credibility problems.
“Just kick them out” is not an answer. It is a reaction to the influx of new and younger immigrants traveling to the U.S.
There are too many instances of discrimination in the sentencing of persons of color, as well as in other prejudicial behaviors in our communities.
The rankings may have deceived students and parents and appear to have played a role in the receipt of a major financial gift.
Although the Civil Rights Bill was passed in 1964, black people are still fighting for equal footing.
In honor of National Farmers Market Week, Mark Cadle, state executive director of the Missouri Farm Service Agency, offers tips on how to celebrate the abundance of summer.
Being the only state without a prescription drug database makes Missouri a common destination for those who abuse such drugs.
Some states, including Missouri, have refused to expand Medicaid coverage as provided by the ACA, depriving 5 million low-income Americans of medical insurance and creating serious hardships for hospitals.
At some point, we need to ask whether the rest of the country should put up with higher prices on fruit because Californians want to do things like hose down their driveways and sidewalks instead of sweeping them.
Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., a leader in the effort to stop sexual assault on campuses, and a bipartisan group of co-sponsors introduced legislation last week aimed at protecting and empowering college and university students.
Former state representative and family farmer Tom Loehner conceived the idea for Amendment 1 while sitting on his tractor. The bill will protect farmers, not harm them, he says.
The language of this bill is to keep "farmers" from being accountable. This helps corporate-style large farms, but hurts the family farmer, Ron Macher writes.
If Amendment 7 passes Aug. 5, it will help upgrade and sustain Missouri's transportation system over the next 10 years, and beyond.