The council's 5-2 decision to rezone the Regency mobile home park for student housing caused an outcry among park residents and advocates, many of whom referred to the rezoning as a lesson in money politics.
Legalizing alcohol consumption in fraternity houses by students of legal age makes sense, but adding a diversity requirement is not necessary.
Funding for schools was changed in 2005, and starting in the 2006-07 school year, gifted funding was combined with general funding for schools. Districts could allocate the money however they wished.
A concourse-style airport would end the current discomfort of relatively confined pre-boarding areas with limited rest room facilities for secured passengers.
Our state has many advantages over Alabama. We are the Show-Me State, not the "Show me your papers" state. Our legislature is hostile on the immigration issue, but not as hostile as Alabama's or Arizona's.
Every donation and every drop of sweat counts in the rebuilding. And don’t forget those more than 100,000 volunteers who have come to our community because they, like us, believe in Joplin.
The Columbia City Council debate over Regency mobile home park brought two issues to the surface: the inability of the city to regulate zoning codes and its failure to establish a workable long-term plan to develop affordable housing.
Gene Robertson talks about time spent as an activist abroad and how it feels to stand with the members of Occupy COMO.
Low interest rates and management by big banks have not helped the majority of working Americans.
Anheuser-Busch's clever use of language doesn't reveal the fact that the new Bud Light Platinum beer has 43 percent more alcohol by volume than Bud Light and about 17 percent more than Budweiser.
Gov. Jay Nixon and legislative leaders should be leading the charge to raise the state cigarette tax. Researchers have estimated that smoking costs the state’s Medicaid system more than $600 million a year.
Converting Interstate 70 into a toll road would create funds to rebuild the road but at what cost to the taxpayer?
With unemployment topping 9 percent, our lawmakers took time out to "reaffirm" "In God We Trust" as our official national motto with a 396-9 vote in House of Representatives.
Owners and players should look out their tinted windows to get a sense of that themselves.
Opponents of the law contend that Congress went beyond its authority in the reform measure.
Both political parties have moved to the extreme end of the spectrum, but their actions have not received condemnation from average Americans.
Kansas fans won't miss Missouri in the Big 12, and few would shed a tear if the teams don't play again.
The divide between Republicans and Democrats on wealth distribution will most likely prevent the deficit reduction supercommitte from finding any sort of solution to the debt problem.
After a rough summer debate on the debt ceiling, a tri-partisan committee from the House and Senate was formed to come up with solutions by Nov. 23. There's still hope this effort will be successful.
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission directed Ameren Missouri to redraw its territory around Lake of the Ozarks. Most homes are no longer considered to be plant boundaries, and the revision helps eliminate confusion among the lake property owners.