Former Republican state Rep. Jim Murphy believed in public service, and he gave it a good name.
As someone who strives to be an involved community member and active citizen, it troubles me that our state assembly would waste so much of its time on an issue that will have little effect on the health insurance most Missouri businesses provide women employees.
So as our leaders examine the causes of Missouri's economic malaise, we suggest they look to the real facts. Missouri is friendly to businesses, but it's not funding education.
We believe that the health of our readers and our citizens is important, and we know that tobacco hurts people’s health.
Joe Biden and Paul Ryan engaged in what became more a schoolyard squabble than intelligent argument on the issues.
National Rifle Association makes no endorsement in governor's race, despite backing other statewide candidates.
Members of the Silver-Haired Legislature have convened at the Capitol, and their recommendations traditionally receive serious consideration.
Vice President Joe Biden and Rep. Paul Ryan are campaigning for the VP job, a position that used to be considered a consolation prize in the presidential election.
The situation in Afghanistan has reached a level of instability that should make the U.S. uncomfortable, but that should not delay the plan to end combat missions in 2013.
This school money giveaway is terrible public policy. It shows disrespect for public education, when education is more important than ever.
Consider the consequences if such a funding loss creates shortages for you — forcing you to seek another bond increase from the voting public.
For 70 years, Missouri has been a model for other states because of its way of selecting Supreme Court and appeals court judges, but Amendment 3 will change that.
If you want to reduce the number of abortions, make birth control easy to obtain.
Deer become more active during this time of year. Missouri State Highway Patrol officials have two announcements: a reminder to motorists to be vigilant in avoiding accidents involving deer and a plea to Missouri hunters to participate in the Share the Harvest program.
The pork industry's overall economic impact has been important to the state and vital to north-central Missouri. But the industry has had to be dragged kicking and squealing into doing the right thing.
Pew Research Center reported Wednesday that a record one in five U.S. households owed student debt in 2010. That's more than double the share from just 20 years ago.
People's Visioning is a Columbia group aiming to generate solutions to city problems and ideas for improvement.
A law passed by the Missouri General Assembly eliminating the February primary and June elections is causing Jefferson City officials to rework the city's election process.
Now, Joplin's city leaders are asking FEMA to extend the current housing contract with the city, which expires on Nov. 9. Seven more months is all the city's asking.
The current farm bill expires Sunday, leaving those who grow our food, serve rural areas and feed the poor wondering what the future holds — and planning for the future is what they all need to be able to do.