Far more fires are reported nationwide on a typical Independence Day than on any other day of the year, with fireworks accounting for more than half of those fires, according to the National Fire Protection Association.
Charities are exempt from the law, so consumers should remain alert for operations that solicit money for a charity and use most of it to profit the telemarketers themselves.
Lack of money equals lack of free speech. A cynic might say that’s always been the case. But it shouldn’t be enshrined in law.
A change in the Missouri Plan, in which voters select their preferences for judges, will accomplish little and won't provide more accountability for judges who make unpopular decisions.
The country's national treasure must be managed to balance the needs of upstream states and downstream states, which have different needs in times of flood and times of drought.
Young people who were brought to the U.S. before they turned 16 will be thankful for a new Obama administration policy that closely resembles the DREAM Act, a former undocumented student writes.
American families earning the median household income had two decades' worth of prosperity wiped out between 2007 and 2010.
After Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker escaped last week's recall election with his title still intact, columnist Donald Kaul looks at what the incident could mean on a larger scale.
MU Chancellor Brady Deaton expresses his support for the concepts covered in the National Research Council's latest report.
As part of the post-Wisconsin strategy of Republicans to bash public-sector unions, a poll indicates that 45 percent of Americans favor cutting state employees' pay by 10 percent.
Hunting Works for Missouri says the contributions of hunting in Missouri are significant, including $96.8 million in state and local taxes per year..
The U.S. Senate is debating a bill that would reduce the federal budget by $2.3 billion a year by eliminating direct payments to farms that produce big row crops.
Missouri needs to reduce middle class barriers to college degrees by restructuring the state's regionalized and inefficient university system and increasing state funding to reasonable levels.
Gov. Jay Nixon should veto Senate Bill 749, a poorly considered, politically contrived rehash of a decades-old debate about contraceptives.
On Tuesday, federal regulators adopted measures that aim to protect an estimated 1,500 private structures at the Lake of the Ozarks.
The Rams, one of the National Football League’s worst teams, just stuck their hands out for a reported $700 million worth of improvements at the Edward Jones Dome. Taxpayer funds would cover much of those costs.
The resigning Supreme Court justice is opposed to proposals to change Missouri's judicial appointment plan.
A ruling by the Missouri Supreme Court that struck down part of what was called "Megan's Law" should be an impetus to make certain that next year's legislature adopts a streamlined criminal code, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch writes.
Just a few short months ago people wondered whether the Big 12 would even still belong to a big-time conference. Now those fears are eased with announcements that Big 12 football and basketball events will be in Kansas City.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg hopes to ban sodas and sugary drinks in an attempt to decrease obesity in the city that Bloomberg says has reached 58 percent of people.