Politics at the state level have always had their raw edges, a toughness that is not publicly visible to those who see only floor debates and committee hearings.
For those concerned about the chemicals we put on our bodies, sunblock represents a double-edged sword.
Amendment 5, which goes beyond gun rights, could be dangerous, and Amendment 8 doesn't really help veterans, so voters should not approve either one of those. Amendment 9, however, makes sense in the electronic age, and voters would be wise to approve it.
Also not on the table is to initiate the next chapter in the fairgrounds history with real leadership to build a community-based nonprofit cooperative of perhaps the fair board, 4-H groups, FFA groups, equine enthusiasts and other caring citizens who are willing to ... put the fairgrounds on a more financial, cultural and politically sustainable path for the future.
When it comes to denying that ill-timed campaign checks influence public policy, Missouri Republicans are having a hard time keeping their stories straight.
Missouri continues to be the only state in the United States that won't allow a prescription drug database to be established. The opposition to the database comes from a small group of Missouri lawmakers who say it would violate personal privacy.
The legislature has barred students who have applied for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals status from receiving in-state tuition, so the department is offering them free tuition at community colleges to work around that decision.
Yes, it’s big, but we believe the price is worth paying if the state’s roads, bridges and other transportation-related needs are met.
America’s greatest vacation destinations are also our most egalitarian. You can almost certainly afford the price tag of admission — even to the likes of the Statue of Liberty, Yellowstone or the Grand Canyon.
We encourage Missouri lawmakers to consider gubernatorial vetoes individually, not collectively. Further action that intensifies discord would be a mistake and not in the best interests of Missouri residents.
With Mark Woodworth's case dismissed, who will answer for the 17 years he spent in prison?
Accessible and affordable public transit is good for all of Missouri. So why does the state largely ignore and underfund it?
Careful reading of the bill that allows the use of cannabis extract to treat epilepsy shows that it sets up the regulatory framework for dealing with medicinal marijuana, now legal in 23 states.
This year's legislative session provided many more examples of partisanship at its worst, leading to bad law in some cases and failure to get necessary work done in others.
A number of farmers in Kansas, Missouri and other states are concerned that a pending clarification of the federal act will require them to give up some of their current farming activities or seek the EPA’s permission for how to handle water runoff on their lands.
Regardless of one's perspective on the death penalty, all should concur our society is ill served by executing the wrongly convicted.
If pregnancy isn’t compatible with the woman’s physical, emotional, spiritual, and financial health, then access to abortion is a part of her right to seek full health, to control her destiny.
The Pew Research Center poll found that while Americans may be more politically divided than ever they are still united by patriotism.
The initiative contains two laudable goals: decreasing societal costs and treating individual mental health disorders.
The main thing everybody should take away from researcher Joseph P. Allen's study is timeless: The only lasting form of popularity is based on confidence, benevolence and individuality.