Instead of investing in the police force, we should be putting our money toward long-term solutions.
We need to act, and we need to act sooner rather than later. America’s air support of the Iraqi and Kurdish ground troops is only a start.
The Missouri Department of Transportation and Columbia's Solid Waste Division are slowly going broke. Better pricing methods and delegation to locals hold the key to both crises.
Bullying is a childhood disease that needs to be cured.
We need policies and programs to genuinely address the problems that have systematically ushered our young people from the cradle to the prison industrial complex.
A racist team name makes a former favorite T-shirt a necessary addition to the garbage pile.
MU's enrollment is the highest ever, with the highest ability freshman class ever, and the Tiger's football season is off to a good start. However, a gray cloud still looms.
Make no mistake about it: Incidents like the one in Ferguson are the price America pays for having the Second Amendment in our Constitution and fostering a culture of guns throughout our nation. And that culture is growing.
President Barack Obama and many of his supporters have suggested $10.10 per hour as a fair working minimum wage. But caregivers need to be paid better if we want more than simply adequate care for our disabled and elderly.
More resources are needed to provide enough weekend meals for students who rely on free or reduced-price meals at school.
Keeping up with politics can be hard, and that's OK.
The selling of real estate for overdue property taxes shows the unseen dark side of how we pay for services in the community. Every time voters approve a new or extended property tax, it impacts those already struggling to stay in their homes.
My brother could have helped win the war for education. As it was, he finished school about 40 years too late. He became a teacher when it became more important to parents to let their children have a good time in school rather than get a good education.
The phrase, "dog days of summer" dates to the Greeks and Romans.
The story of protest and confrontation is a local story for every community in the country, even when your journalists stay home.
There is always a criminal element ready to use legitimate protest as an excuse to loot, burn and shoot.
Ferguson should never have been in the national (and international) news in the first place. Things got out of hand very quickly, and we must place blame on both sides.
The events in Ferguson show that county and state law enforcement is excessively militarized, and there appears to be little leadership or accountability at any level of government these days.
An extra 30 cents won’t generate enough revenue to hire as many cops as needed to keep up with growth and permit more community policing. The compromise development fees will leave us taxpayers bearing 75 percent of the cost of new roads.
Since the U.S. Supreme Court’s DOMA decision in June 2013, the courts have agreed that the various bans on same-sex marriage are an apparent violation of the Fourteenth Amendment.