The ban, known as Proposal 2 and approved in a state referendum in 2006, amended the State Constitution to "prohibit all sex- and race-based preferences in public education, public employment, and public contracting."
It is imperative that President Obama and his administration also continue to aggressively pursue civil penalties for the spill. BP said in a news release Nov. 15 that it will "vigorously defend itself against remaining civil claims."
Americans aren't nostalgic for lost jobs at other corporate giants, so why has the bankruptcy of Hostess Brands caused so much lamentation?
Even in a town named Paris, sometimes the link between the city in France and the town in Missouri, proves to be tenuous and unrecognized.
Feuding over health exchanges is a futile rear action in the political war against the Affordable Care Act.
Imagine how boring human interaction would be if we all were identical. We would have little to discuss, share or learn.
State Sen. Bob Dixon, R-Springfield, recently said that he will pre-file legislation seeking to renew several benevolent tax credit programs and rename them “Champion for Children” tax credits in honor of former Sen. Norma Champion, the bill’s original sponsor.
We see evidence the corps needs to take a long look at practices that attempt to segment an interconnected river system that exists for the benefit of a large region.
The FHA plans to raise mortgage insurance fees and sell off 10,000 delinquent loans every three months; a Treasury bailout won’t be needed.
For many Missourians, an enjoyable Thanksgiving holiday begins with safe travel.
A substantial body of research suggests that writing with pen and paper permits a more continuous flow of thoughts than keyboarding, which tends to create its own set of distractions.
Members of Congress in both parties are asking questions about why the administration’s public statements about the origins of the attack contradicted early intelligence information.
Congress should stop pointing fingers and write the sort of laws that will make it clear the FDA has authority over every step of the making of compounded drugs.
The "Peoples' Visioning" community group is hosting their third mini-conference Monday with live music and refreshments at 6:30 p.m. and a program at 7 p.m. in the Friends Room at Daniel Boone Regional Library.
Some Missouri state employees have become demoralized because they are the lowest paid among their peers in the country and because the committee tasked with fixing the problem has not been quick to make progress.
Missouri law makers are trying to pass economic development bills to entice high-tech industries to locate in the state.
The Citizens United decision and the rise of super PACs created an election process that spends more money and is less transparent than ever before.
Missouri offenses that were once minor crimes and have become felonies create additional work for attorneys who offer pro bono service.
Polls dominated election coverage throughout 2012, but the only poll that matters is the the one on Election Day.
The Independent Agency Regulatory Analysis Act (S. 3468) is made more awful by the fact that it has at least some bipartisan support.