The American Cancer Society and other organizations want to raise the tax on a pack of cigarettes by 80 cents. Meanwhile, funding for tobacco prevention programs in the state remains scarce.
The decrease of the jumbo-loan cap reduces taxpayers' potential liability.
Not every siren sounding is followed by a tornado, but common sense should dictate that people should take precautions, anyway.
Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas asked the U.N. to consider statehood for the Palestinians — a thinly-veiled shot at Israel.
Grass Roots Organizing received a passionate response from Missouri residents at county fairs this summer in opposition to any cuts in Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.
Columbia residents should keep a close eye on what the president and the computer company that opened a service center in town last year promise to do for them.
State government job creation efforts relocate jobs rather than create new ones.
Michele Bachmann's latest false statement could put children in danger from preventable diseases and viruses.
In this age of technology, meeting some of your best friends via Twitter or online video games isn't so rare because of the ability to easily find people who are interested in similar things as you.
Research universities and broadband networks offer us an opportunity to build on our strengths and move our nation forward.
While many potential distractions exist while driving, new Kansas laws deal with one of the most dangerous — texting while driving. However, to be truly effective, these laws must also be enforced.
Jasper County Emergency Services dispatchers are collecting locations of rural storm shelters to alert emergency responders during a natural disaster or emergency.
WellPoint Inc., the largest health benefits company in the nation, will be using the supercomputer "Watson" to help decide on treatment possibilities faster than ever.
Irrationality continues to infect health care discussions, even as the Affordable Care Act is showing positive results.
Discriminating against the unemployed when it comes to hiring is currently legal, but it may not be for much longer.
In a time where many Americans are unemployed or underemployed, one key to recovery lies within rural America. USDA Rural Development is one organization that works to improve the economy of rural areas.
The nation's poverty rate is at its highest point since 1993 and jobs need to be created, but for this to happen, politicians need to transfer their focus from elections to creating these jobs.
No matter the name we give it, sugar is unhealthy for Americans.
Rick Perry and other lawmakers' attacks on the Social Security program ignore the original intent of the legislation.
CEOs of major U.S. companies are avoiding U.S. taxes by putting profits into offshore tax havens.