As climate change accelerates, so, of course, will federal spending on disaster relief and recovery, ultimately paid for by the taxpayers.
During the past three years, the Ozark Rivers Heritage Foundation has made a big impact on Table Rock Lake and tourism in the region.
Right now short-term lending is governed by a hodgepodge of state laws, with online operators coming up with ingenious ways to evade them. The industry needs uniform regulations and enforcement at the federal level.
Congress refusing to raise the debt ceiling is a bit like suggesting no one should pay bills.
Lawmakers are fighting for tax breaks in secret as the Senate moves to overhaul the nation's tax code.
Navy Yard shooting raised two issues: the security failures that allowed someone with a history of mental illness to work as a contractor in a military installation. And how was someone with mental illness able to pass a federal background check when he bought a shotgun.
The carnage in Washington is more cause for frustration for many Americans. Politicians continue to reject measures to expand background checks.
Consistent child safety seat and safety belt use is the most effective way to protect people and reduce serious injuries and fatalities in motor vehicle crashes.
A roundup of editorials from Missouri newspapers.
One of the things that Missouri government does well is juvenile justice. Now many other states have realized what Missouri realized decades ago: Locking kids up in detention centers neither bodes well for their futures nor keeps the public any safer.
A group of climate change activists wants hurricanes to be named after head-in-the-sand politicos who — in mindless defiance of science — are climate change deniers.
Violent crime has been studied for decades, so a crime summit should offer some realistic solutions to the problems Missouri's cities face.
Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander urged Missourians to become registered voters for November elections.
A roundup of editorials from around the U.S.
Legislators must focus on targeted tax reform instead of economic gamble in 2014.
This was the tough part of the president’s challenge, convincing America that this is our problem.
Missouri House Speaker argues veto override will create jobs and increase state revenue.
Unfortunately, nearly 1 in 6 Missourians, or 16.7 percent of them, are food insecure. That means that at least once in the past year, in most cases several times, they skipped meals because they didn’t have enough food. Money ran out. Or they got by on less nutrition than they needed just to spread out the food they could afford.
Rep. Jay Barnes, R-Jefferson City, is apparently the only Republican thinking clearly on the issuen of HB 436. He voted against the bill because it is not only unconstitutional, it would cause havoc in law enforcement efforts.
Going ahead with military action against Syria in the face of widespread disapproval of the American people and discord among the international community would constitute a moral crisis for the United States.