The public and private sectors must continue working to complement each other to get Joplin on its feet.
The aftermath in Joplin reminds us of the devastation tornadoes can cause. A similar response is needed to last year's Missouri River flooding to avoid future devastation, though political forces and lingering apathy make such a response unlikely.
A year after an EF5 tornado ripped through Joplin, helping hands continue to uplift the community. Volunteers have contributed $17.7 million in donated resources and hours, city officials say.
Sen. Roy Blunt reflects on the resilience of the Joplin community one year later.
Missouri's legislature ended session with more failures than accomplishments.
Football is a dangerous, potentially lethal sport, but its most ardent fans say that violence is just part of the game.
Sticking with the current name — the University of Missouri-Kansas City — will forever suggest that Kansas City's public university is a branch campus of MU in Columbia.
House Speaker Steve Tilley sold out Missourians when he gave talk-radio personality Rush Limbaugh a spot in the Hall of Famous Missourians.
Missourians can hope lawmakers wisely craft a new higher education funding formula down the road, but nothing is guaranteed.
Two of the proposals aim to help the working poor and the tobacco tax would buttress education funding. Each of the four issues was brought to the legislature and discarded.
It is important to recognize that human trafficking is a problem in Missouri, even if the exact number of victims and cases is unknown or kept quiet.
Missourian interactive news editor Laura Johnston reflects on celebrating Mother's day after the death of her own mother.
State lawmakers should focus on legislation rather than trying to occupy and control the nominations of the Hall of Famous Missourians.
In condoning violent rhetoric directed at her opponent, U.S. Senate Republican candidate Sarah Steelman turned away from her past values and shamed the proud political legacy of her family name.
Despite a budget gap that has prevented the legislature from giving pay raises to state employees, 97 percent of employees will receive a 2 percent increase. Missouri currently ranks last in pay among 50 states.
Republican candidate for governor Dave Spence's ethics reform needs to be given a serious look. Campaign donation rules need to be reigned in and Spence's reform plan can do that.
Casinos want to be able to make loans to their patrons, thus allowing people to gamble with borrowed money.
There is still much to be done to correct Missouri's prisons, but the new bill will save money and reduce prison populations in an effective way.
Citizens Involved and Invested in Columbia, or CiViC, is pushing to allow residents to participate in the discussion about enhanced enterprise zones in Columbia.
Senate Joint Resolution 51 asks voters to change the part of the Missouri Constitution that limits political influence in the selection of judges for the state courts. Missouri senators should dig deep into their consciences and vote it down.