The last time the U.S. Congress' approval rating was above 30 percent was in 2009. It hasn't topped 50 percent in the past decade. Missouri's legislature isn't far behind when it comes to poor leadership and ethical failures. So what needs to change before our elected officials become effective again?
It's not too early to make our annual appeal: This holiday season, give the gift of food. And health.
The citizens of Columbia will not support additional sources of revenue to include tax increases: No new home taxes, no taxes for roads, no new sales taxes or taxes of any kind.
Nationally, students are graduating college with an average debt of $28,400. The average in Missouri is lower, at $24,957, but not by much.
There used to be a big distinction between hourly and salaried employees. That wasn’t by accident.
O'Fallon City Council passes a law that bans texting-while-driving for everyone.
When does legitimate protest cross over to hate speech? What's a journalist's role in labeling these acts?
A chilling breeze brings cold breaths and warm memories of a winter long past.
A special legislative session should be called for to prioritize children and education, not just to give corporations tax breaks and cut pensions.
I would express that it seems erroneous to say there was a consensus and further to call into question the thinking that supports an idea that REDI is in a position to weigh in on these kinds of issues that are going to the vote.
Members of the Friends of Responsible Agriculture express gratitude for Missourian coverage on concentrated animal feeding operations.
If it had not been for protesters blocking traffic, showing up to malls, boycotting Black Friday and disrupting life as usual, we would not be seeing President Obama talking about legislation to de-militarize the police.
Although MU has pledged itself to "prompt investigations" and "timely action" regarding sexual harassment and assault, the university continues its search for a permanent Title IX coordinator.
If after all, your position contrary to public demands is simply the case of an unreasonable hubris (i.e. “I know better”), then you may go the way of others.
A new proposal on commercial drones is expected to require operators to have a pilot's license for a manned aircraft. Operators also would be required to keep the drones in sight at all times.
By extending certain rights to people who immigrated to the U.S. illegally, President Obama is getting closer to letting them obtain insurance through the Affordable Care Act.
Much has been said about racism, poverty, police aggression, the breakdown of law and order, but there's more at work here.
Franklin County could become the next Missouri county to adopt a pretrial prisoner release plan, which would ease crowding conditions at the county jail in Union.
Using 1 percent of previous state revenue as a cap, the legislature can collect an additional $84 million or so in fuel taxes next year, writes Joseph Miller, a policy researcher at the Show-Me Institute.