Turtles are struck by cars throughout the warm months, but they are at special risk at this time of year, when they are moving around looking for mates and establishing home ranges.
An estimated 300 group members, including area pastors, participated in a rally at the Capitol to encourage Medicare expansion. Their voices expressed both passion and frustration.
The tax measure that will now become law over Gov. Jay Nixon's veto is not anything like the deep tax cut plan enacted in Kansas. It is markedly less ambitious than the plan offered a year ago in Missouri.
Studies now show that spending time in nature — with or without exercise — provides cognitive and psychological benefits.
CNN poll indicates that 46 percent of Americans think that officials are looking for the missing Malaysian Airlines plane in the wrong place.
Not only can traveling help relax and soothe the mind, but it can also help heal the battered economy.
Sometimes, we all need to cut our neighbors some slack. Those Christmas decorations may look stupid on their front door in July, but they aren’t hurting me. I’ll deal with it.
The Jefferson City News Tribune editorial board believes the measure provides sufficient safeguards for government operations and programs.
The U.S. government was speaking out of one side of its mouth in the State Department; meanwhile, the Justice Department had filed court documents urging the Supreme Court to refuse to hear journalsit James Risen's petition on his reporter's privilege case.
Public polling still shows a majority of Americans (though a decreasing one) support using the ultimate punishment.
If President Obama hopes to deter the Russian prime minister's recent aggression in Ukraine, he needs to hit Putin where it will truly hurt — his purse. The U.S. can maintain its position of global power only through robust economic sanctions against aggressor nations.
McCaskill’s survey of colleges and universities is specifically focused on how rapes and sexual assaults are reported and investigated and how students are notified about the services that are available to them.
The breakdown in the negotiations is frustrating, but it doesn't follow that Kerry has squandered his time or his prestige during nine months of diplomacy.
Chicken is cheaper from a poultry plant than a local farmer. The difference is not only in the economics of scale, but also in the way birds are slaughtered.
Funding schools isn’t easy in a state that produces the sixth-lowest tax revenue per capita in the country. But it’s also the second priority lawmakers signed up for when they agreed to uphold the state constitution. First is paying debts.
The terminal advisory group's report needs to be detailed enough to spell out what travelers would get for the admittedly significant amounts of money — raised from passengers, not taxpayers — necessary to upgrade the airport for the next 40 years.
Taxpayers have an interest in this proposal because they will help pay for injuries suffered by riders without helmets.
Scholarship athletes on the Northwestern University football team participated in an election to determine whether they will unionize. The results won't be immediate, but could mean better compensation for college athletes in the future.
If the proposed tax cut wins approval and the provision is challenged, the courts will decide which legal opinion prevails.
There is no credible evidence that broad-based income tax cuts would benefit the state economy, and the cuts contemplated would make it harder to invest in schools and services.