The concentration of wealth is more extreme than you might imagine. The 400 richest Americans possess combined assets of over $2 trillion — as much wealth as all 41 million African Americans.
City government views commercial aviation as the ideal way to increase traffic at the Columbia Regional Airport, but other options such as a flight school or private planes for short-haul trips could boost use as well.
Missouri's failure to pass a Medicaid expansion bill is a crisis — one that demands bold moves from its governor, writes the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Scientific studies have found that the potential risks of eating food that falls on the floor are minimal.
In Missouri, the texting while driving ban applies only to drivers under the age of 21, but it's not just young drivers that are easily distracted by their cellphones.
The IPCC panel warned that the planet is indeed warming, that humans are primarily responsible and that we are not anywhere near prepared for the dire consequences.
Ameren hasn't disclosed the exact amount of the rate increase yet, but company officials are making the case for more revenue in a more aggressive public relations campaign than we've seen in a while.
E-cigarettes can help with smoking cessation and should be regulated similar to other "nicotine replacement pharmaceutical products."
A planned wind-power project near the Squaw Creek refuge is creating a collision of environmental values and causing alarm among people who believe those giant tri-bladed turbines pose too great a risk for eagles, migratory fowl, bats and other flying species.
So-called superfoods usually are good for you, but variety is the key to a healthy diet. So is eating whole foods. And most whole foods provide wonderful health benefits.
Until recently, commencement speeches were just part of the routine. Now, they're part of the partisan divide. Speakers across the spectrum are getting "uninvited."
Gov. Jay Nixon, who has passed on a couple of previous opportunities to jump into the abortion wars, must do so now. He should veto the appalling bill finalized late Wednesday.
America's oil boom is delivering broad benefits, but not necessarily at the pump. The good news is that oil analysts say gasoline prices probably peaked for this year in late April.
The Missouri General Assembly did both too much where it didn't matter and not enough where it did.
Instead of infringing on a woman's right to make her own family planning decisions, lawmakers should spend their time working on a Medicaid expansion proposal.
Turtles are struck by cars throughout the warm months, but they are at special risk at this time of year, when they are moving around looking for mates and establishing home ranges.
An estimated 300 group members, including area pastors, participated in a rally at the Capitol to encourage Medicare expansion. Their voices expressed both passion and frustration.
The tax measure that will now become law over Gov. Jay Nixon's veto is not anything like the deep tax cut plan enacted in Kansas. It is markedly less ambitious than the plan offered a year ago in Missouri.
Racism cannot be changed with a simple court ruling, but rather requires a consistent desire for a better society.
There are too many questions concerning this joint resolution. It is as if the gun lobby decided that if we are to be a true “conservative state” we must do away with any common sense law concerning firearms.