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.
There has been progress — a black man occupies the White House, after all. But every day, millions of black Americans live in conditions spawned by America’s failure to enforce the victory.
Governor's challenge — in the form of a veto and spending freeze — sets the stage for a showdown with the GOP.
The truth is that Jim Crow may be dead, but racism is alive and well. Our first order of business now needs to be demanding that Congress reformulate the pre-clearance requirement of the Voting Rights Act.
House Bill 331 would bring uniformity to Missouri's current guidelines and result in expanded wireless networks.
Removing a cat's claws could mean taking away a tool for survival — but might make snuggling much more enjoyable.
It's a fine company, but FleishmanHillard may be an awkward choice for the School of Journalism Honor Medal.
Mary R. Russell wants to improve civics education, expand "specialty" courts that focus on alcohol and drug offenses and make courts more accessible via the Internet.
For too long, policymakers, including coal-state senators from both parties like Democrat Claire McCaskill and Republican Roy Blunt of Missouri, have put off the costs for another day.
Fixing the tax regime for pass-through businesses presents a major opportunity to drop the disgraceful unemployment rate in Missouri, especially for recent graduates.
No longer will federal law make second-class citizens of those who choose and love same-sex partners, thanks to this week's Supreme Court ruling.
We have many who work their jobs and take on the extra. They should be rewarded with our supporting/helping them keep Columbia safe.