The United States ranks below many countries in terms of lifespan. But the reasons why are fixable.
One very wealthy man is trying to buy himself a legislature. Your elected officials are willing to do his bidding.
Soda purchases now account for 58 percent of beverages purchased with food assistance program, according to doctors.
If setting up a nutrition bill separate from the farm bill really was important to legislators, they would have had it in hand already.
A general sales tax is an ineffective and unethical way to fund transportation improvement because not everyone uses the roads equally.
A new study from the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests that America's continuing health woes may be more tied up with social inequality than health care.
Although most of the population consists of level-headed people, there will always be those who are ignorant and racist.
Gov. Jay Nixon's veto statements provide numerous examples of legislative failures.
Despite what the special prosecutor said, the Florida v. Zimmerman case was about race and guns.
Do not allow the legacy of Trayvon Martin to be violence, allow it to be violence prevention.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol reminds residents that swimming is a strenuous activity. Swimmers should avoid being too tired as well as too far from safety.
Daviess County might seem like an unlikely place for horse slaughter, until you consider it is home to Missouri's largest Amish settlement, where horses are common in everyday life.
Rates on subsidized loans doubled on July 1, leaving many families unable to consider the cost. What's worse, state support for higher education in Missouri could reach zero by 2036, experts say.
For those over the age of 55, the job search can be even more difficult. Employers may not believe they can teach an old dog new tricks.
If immigration reform is to succeed, there will have to be compromises made from both sides of the aisle.
Cooking star Paula Deen and football player Aaron Hernandez had climbed high into the national spotlight, which meant a hard fall.
Missouri is lagging behind most other SEC states in scholarships, making it difficult to keep the best and brightest at home.
Curfews raise many questions about enforcement and foster increased rebellion.
Oversight of top-secret work is inherently difficult because only a limited number of people have clearance to scrutinize it.
House Speaker Tim Jones and other legislators have pointed to problems with the shorter terms. Legislators are just learning how to be effective when their time is up.