By all means, lawmakers should amend state statutes to allow breastfeeding moms to postpone their civic duty.
It's unclear how Gov. Jay Nixon plans to find the money for fully funding K-12 schools or the “significant” increase in higher education funding he now promises.
A $13 million settlement between the Department of Justice and JPMorgan Chase will be split up two-way: $9 million is set as fines for the federal government and the remaining $4 million is slated to help struggling homeowners.
Speech is free in this country, but hate speech extracts a heavy price.
Upgrades to the zoo continue its transformation to a first-class amenity that will attract more local visitors and others from nearby states.
Quality early childhood education works. It improves test scores. It improves social skills and other measures such as graduation rates. It gives children the tools they need to escape, or at least cope, with poverty.
Because Ameren and the other regulated utilities have fought proper implementation of Proposition C from the moment it was passed, nobody really knows knows how the 1 percent cap is supposed to be figured.
A new Supreme Court campaign finance case could unleash unprecedented political corruption.
With the U.S. government back in working order, Congress is training its sights on something else that has encountered tough going — the Obama administration’s new online health insurance marketplace.
The Great Shutdown/Debt Ceiling Crisis of 2013 ended with a whimper late Wednesday night when enough House Republicans stopped holding their breath long enough to approve a deal carved out by the grown-ups in the Senate.
Two-tiered voting is unfair and undemocratic, and it would be complicated and expensive for local election boards to implement.
After all the petty political games — especially by the GOP-controlled House — great damage has been done to the reputations of Congress and this nation.
Each week, The Associated Press publishes a roundup of editorials and commentaries from its member newspapers. Here are a few from the past week, covering the farm bill, the NFL and dementia, and the war in Afghanistan.
The space race promoted new endeavors and innovation, the opposite of what occurs in today's gridlock.
Columbia City Council resolution No. R 149-13 is too dense and will not allow for change in terms of limiting violent crime.
Most industries have some sort of ethical guidelines or regulation concerning gifts, in some cases including outright bans. Not so the Missouri legislature.
Domestic violence may be a complex problem, but we — as individuals and as a community — can send a message that it will not be tolerated.
Most people would rather share the road with others who can provide remuneration in an accident. Would you rather have a wreck with an insured, though undocumented immigrant, or an uninsured American citizen?
Nationwide, communities surrounding national parks and recreation areas are losing $76 million daily as the Congressional Republicans’ irresponsible action is keeping 700,000 people from visiting the sites.
The Columbia Police Department should rehire the acquitted Rob Sanders or relieve Police Chief Ken Burton of his duties.