The budget cut to the organization Parents as Teachers hurts a group that works with parents of children from pregnancy to 5 years of age. Restoring funding to this invaluable group is something Gov. Nixon must address at once.
In January, the state’s highest court ruled that where convicted child predators live and what they do on Halloween cannot be limited "retroactively." It’s at least the fifth time in recent years that the court has rejected laws intended to help expose the guilty and protect the vulnerable.
Antibiotics are used responsibly to prevent and treat disease in animals. They are used safely and judiciously and should not be banned by the Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act.
All letters will run online and every effort will be made to publish them in the print Missourian by April 4.
Missouri’s oral health is among the worst in the nation, partly because of the state’s shortage of dentists. Programs in Alaska, England, Australia and Canada have had success with dental therapists, who can provide a wide range of dental services at a low cost. Missouri could also benefit from dental therapists if the state’s professional licensing law did not stand in the way.
With the disaster in Haiti becoming a warning for other countries vulnerable to a natural disaster, Missouri needs to take action to ready itself in case a disaster should ever occur here.
A plan is needed to rid Missouri of initiatives that conflict with the free market and disrupt economic gains of Missouri citizens. Gov. Jay Nixon should promote programs that allow the free market to function.
Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer applauds Missouri's effort to curb federal spending while urging the U.S. Congress to do more.
The event was sponsored by community activist Almeta Crayton, the Frederick Douglass Coalition and the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Association.
Rep. Louise M. Slaughter (D-N.Y.) says her bill would only ban using antibiotics in animals for nontherapeutic purposes.
Popular perceptions of what is happening with journalism don't always match up to how readers and viewers want their news.
"The Princess and the Frog" is packed with dazzling characters led by Princess Tiana.
There's a growing number of open jobs in the Missouri allied health professions, but schools don't have the capacity to fill them.
A small group of high-profile individuals get to make the most important decisions about our community.
MU won't eliminate coal use overnight, Chancellor Brady Deaton says, but the campus has made considerable steps in that direction.
It was a wonderful experience at the Governor's Mansion during the holiday candlelight tour.
Claiming the term black American as a preferred descriptor gives the author a sense of effectiveness.
The first question that one should clinically address is: "Are human activities responsible for the observed increases in world temperatures over the past century?"
It might be exciting to see famous actors film a movie in your city, but the economic activity is short-lived.