Shakir Hamoodi, who has been sentenced to federal prison for violating U.S. sanctions against Iraq, had no choice but to help his family overseas and is a pillar of the Columbia community — but his religion is a major factor in his harsh punishment.
The recent decision by the U.S. Congress to allow budget sequestration will continue the cycle of deficit spending.
Congress should remove the federal ethanol mandate, regardless of pressures from farmers and farm conglomerates.
Most of $2 million settlement will end up in Missouri's general fund, which means it will be available for schools, drought relief or whatever lawmakers decide to spend it on.
Columbia residents live with too much "bad and ugly," and the "good" in Columbia needs to emerge.
By attaching himself to Paul Ryan, the chairman of the House Budget Committee and the Justin Bieber of the Republican right, Mitt Romney has sent his horse cavalry to protect his right flank from an air assault that will be coming from the center and the left.
Many candidates who received money from unethical sources were defeated in the primary election, demonstrating a voter-approved mandate for lawmakers to remove dirty money from Missouri's political realm.
Rather than entering into another contentious debate about “greedy trial lawyers” versus patients’ rights, Missouri leaders should look at new ways to handle medical malpractice claims.
The Pentagon now spends roughly twice as much as it did in 2001. After the 10-year, $450 billion in 'sequestration" cuts, the Pentagon still will have a base budget next year of $472 billion.
For a growing number of families across the country, school shopping means having the freedom to choose one school over another. It means looking at different schools and selecting the one that is the best fit for the child.
Missouri does not have an energy department. The nearest match might be the state's Public Service Commission. If authority is transferred to local governments, uniformity issues might arise. The shoreline extends through four counties and a number of municipalities.
The rover Curiosity's landing on Mars demonstrates that not only is the United States still the world's leader space exploration, but that people should be getting excited about American innovation.
Recent studies show that prostate screenings may not be as beneficial as one may think.
Missouri's public defender system needs an overhaul. Tax increases to help will save the state money in the long run.
The Missouri State Supreme Court ruled the state auditor is empowered to write fiscal notes for ballot issues.
The bill would amend the state constitution to ensure the right to express religious beliefs, the right for schoolchildren to pray n their school and that all public schools display the Bill of Rights of the U.S. Constitution.
In response to the prolonged drought, Gov. Jay Nixon announced Thursday the state will contribute an additional $5 million to a cost-sharing program to provide water for crops and livestock.
Missouri is seeing an influx in phony pill parlors and corrupt doctors partly because of crackdowns on pill-pushing operations in other states, such as Florida, the nation's leader in bogus pain clinics.
In the aftermath of last week's shooting in Aurora, Colo., pro-gun ideologues are up in arms against gun control laws, and politicians are dodging campaign bullets by ignoring the issue.
The Olympics Games in London will captivate a worldwide audience.