The pork industry's overall economic impact has been important to the state and vital to north-central Missouri. But the industry has had to be dragged kicking and squealing into doing the right thing.
Pew Research Center reported Wednesday that a record one in five U.S. households owed student debt in 2010. That's more than double the share from just 20 years ago.
People's Visioning is a Columbia group aiming to generate solutions to city problems and ideas for improvement.
A law passed by the Missouri General Assembly eliminating the February primary and June elections is causing Jefferson City officials to rework the city's election process.
Now, Joplin's city leaders are asking FEMA to extend the current housing contract with the city, which expires on Nov. 9. Seven more months is all the city's asking.
The current farm bill expires Sunday, leaving those who grow our food, serve rural areas and feed the poor wondering what the future holds — and planning for the future is what they all need to be able to do.
The Congressional Research Service published a report that concludes there is little evidence to suggest that "trickle down economics" actually works.
State Auditor Tom Schweich released an audit Tuesday that faulted a state agency, a municipality and private entities for insufficient due diligence before awarding state tax incentives to a proposed manufacturer.
The next Congress must show Americans they are the “grown-ups” worthy of high office, willing to compromise to move the nation forward.
Kansas City is now short more than $600 million for fully funding its workers' retirement benefits.
Congress' failure to spend money maintaining the physical infrastructure along the Mississippi River and environmental and flood protection of the Missouri River harms business interests.
Area county clerks, who serve as local election authorities, generally agree registration takes between two and five minutes when done at a clerk’s office or another designated facility.
The latest Gallup poll shows that Americans are losing trust in the news media — and Congress and the Supreme Court.
After the November election, Congress should take a closer look at making serious reform with a revised version of the farm bill.
The NFL referee lockout leads to more than blown calls. It demonstrates class tensions in the United States more visible.
Twelve years of evidence show budget cuts and slogans, from both Democrats and Republicans, are not the way to prosperity.
The number of criminal cases exceeding available public defenders has posed a problem in Missouri since at least 2006.
Among many changes the Country Planning and Zoning Commission has proposed is a regulation on the use of private roads to access public roads.
The Cole County Commission is weighing if the city of Jefferson City should contribute an additional $100,000 to Columbia Regional Airport, a decision that's complicated if you consider a number of key factors.
Thomas Barclay, an MU student, expresses his mixed emotions about the Missourian's previous article on his home town, Columbia, S.C.