Mental illness is hard to diagnose and hard to treat. No one ever argues that we need less access, but few in a position to make a difference have confronted the reality of just how hard it can be to get treatment.
The audit is of a $385,000 contract awarded in 2013 to Indianapolis-based CEE-Trust to study the then-unaccredited Kansas City Public Schools.
A policy restricting certain tattoos meant the loss of 2,500 enlistments this year, according to Maj. Gen. Allen W. Batschelet.
Whatever the outcome of the criminal case against Gov. Rick Perry, the events that led to it are a reflection upon him and how he has chosen to govern.
Twelve weeks after the death of the Iowa man who drowned at Lake of the Ozarks, his family has not seen a final investigation report, or been told when it would be available.
St. Joseph boasts three facilities that produce renewable fuels, and there are two more just a few miles outside the city. Not only do these facilities provide local jobs, they give farmers in the region an additional market for their corn and soybeans.
Making healthy food taste good will require a spending increase that's not on the table.
As the judicial process unfolds this fall, we’ll see Ferguson debated as part of the St. Louis County executive’s election. Ferguson could be, and should be, an object lesson in discussions about ending city-county fragmentation between now and 2016.
The state's top need, more than highways or business incentives is better funding for schools. Building a massive and powerful coalition between transportation and education constituencies is possible.
Now that the conflict in Ferguson is calming down, questions of how things got so bad need to be answered.
A new school year means students will be walking, biking and boarding buses — creating activity on and around roadways that motorists haven’t seen or encountered in months.
A new Associated Press-GfK poll indicates Americans are frustrated by politics, and neither party is trusted much to manage government.
Perhaps the tragic death of Michael Brown will spur a little political will.
If the federal government continues to maintain current support, Missouri officials only need to ensure that the state has matching funds for transportation needs.
Ads for products targeted to women perpetuate the very lack of confidence that the new Pantene commercial tells us to fight. As we drive profits for companies like Proctor and Gamble, which makes Pantene, the shame and self-loathing we feel for our bodies is toxic to every part of our lives.
Each time I work, I face a group of people on the sidewalk, just behind the “No Trespassing” signs, the ones put up to keep these people from approaching those using the health care services of the clinic. How much better their time and efforts would be if they were truly involved in those services that reach out to children in dire straits and needing homes.
In a perfect world, the state and the federal governments would help families by further subsidizing the cost of child care, by licensing facilities so a standard of care is established, and by regulating the quality of care.
A proposal to slash Medicare reimbursement rates could end up costing the government substantially more if in-home health care providers are forced to go out of business.
The task for Mayor Sly James and city leaders now is to figure out how to make the funding for a streetcar extension palatable to more voters.
The indicators from Tuesday’s primary are more disturbing than encouraging. Issues defeated on both the state and county levels indicate government continues to suffer credibility problems.