Currently there's a dispute over whether to create a "blue ribbon commission" to take another look at our future needs for such basics of modern civilization as adequate sewers, potable water, electricity to power our computers and reasonably smooth roads.
HB 820 would cap the interest rate on payday loans at 36 percent annually.
No green screen, no Doppler radar, no five-day forecast graphic — the forecast from Planet Boone is the Missourian's John Schneller at his campfire best.
HB-865, a proposed bill that would prevent towns from raising the minimum wage, could inhibit the middle class as well as those in lower economic classes.
The City Council seems to be choosing big business over the citizens of Columbia with increased frequency. Whether it is about IBM or Opus, the council has been ignoring the needs of the 130,000 residents of the city.
Rarely are contemporary issues given contemporary attention, despite the vast belief that few of the old issues have been resolved. They have just been masked.
Losing is a drag. Writing about MU's losing basketball season requires creativity.
Today, student loans are nearly impossible to discharge in a bankruptcy proceeding, but many students have such high loan amounts they believe they will have problems paying off those loans.
"Rising tide of cynicism" regarding Missouri government may be deserved.
Placing limitations on the organization of labor unions will hurt the conduct of business and limit the number of qualified workers in Missouri.
The more complex the topic and the more stakeholders involved in the issue, the more challenging it becomes to summarize an article in so few words.
The reserve of stories to run any time over the holiday season have run out — just in time for restocking by the next group of reporters.
Please call your state representative and senator and tell them to vote in favor of HB 153 before the state loses more money, jobs and lives.
Charlie Hebdo's cartoons are seen 'round the world now. And the assassins found out that you shouldn't bring a gun to a pen fight.
Bill Weitkemper is pursuing the self-assigned mission of repeatedly insisting that the managers of our water, sewer and electric utilities are levying unfair charges and not following the rules spelled out in city ordinances.
It is the unrestricted and unlimited money that ethics laws need to address in Missouri.
Stephen Wyse is trying to appeal a civil rights case to the U.S. Supreme Court and is reaching out to 100,000 people to sign a petition.
HB 131 would require "the written consent of the father of the child before an abortion can be performed, with certain exceptions."
We need to stop making the assumption that college students are always on their parent or guardian’s health insurance plan.
As journalism graduates enter the next phase of their careers, they would do well to heed my father: You're not finished yet.