Now that the conflict in Ferguson is calming down, questions of how things got so bad need to be answered.
An extra 30 cents won’t generate enough revenue to hire as many cops as needed to keep up with growth and permit more community policing. The compromise development fees will leave us taxpayers bearing 75 percent of the cost of new roads.
The Federal Aviation Authority has slapped severe restrictions on law enforcement, businesses and many of the nation's top educational institutions that want to explore the possibilities of unmanned aircraft.
A new school year means students will be walking, biking and boarding buses — creating activity on and around roadways that motorists haven’t seen or encountered in months.
Since the U.S. Supreme Court’s DOMA decision in June 2013, the courts have agreed that the various bans on same-sex marriage are an apparent violation of the Fourteenth Amendment.
I raise a big red flag on parking requirements, which actually mandate that a greater amount of increasingly limited downtown real estate shall, by law, be car parking facilities.
More than 35 percent of Americans have been reported to credit agencies for unpaid debts, according to the institute. Certainly some of those involve debts that are in dispute, but most are bills that Americans can't or won't pay.
A new Associated Press-GfK poll indicates Americans are frustrated by politics, and neither party is trusted much to manage government.
Politicians do not take the time to explain to young people how politics affects their lives.
Factory farms bankrolled Amendment 1 so they can impose their unsustainable system of agriculture across Missouri.
Perhaps the tragic death of Michael Brown will spur a little political will.
If the federal government continues to maintain current support, Missouri officials only need to ensure that the state has matching funds for transportation needs.
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.