We cannot afford to shut down our government. Things can go wrong any place, any time, and when they do, we depend on the people who work for this nation.
Shuttered offices and websites have shown some of the many ways we’re affected by our federal government. Tell me the shutdown doesn’t touch you, and I’ll suggest you aren’t looking hard enough.
Wednesday's General Faculty meeting was the last for MU Chancellor Brady Deaton, who will retire Nov. 15.
Proposed legislation in the U.S. Senate would require e-commerce sites to collect taxes from out-0f-state buyers. Besides being a messy proposition to administrate, it also means you're paying taxes to another state or community rather than supporting your own.
Young people should acknowledge the seriousness and possibility of danger when they text while behind the wheel.
Pam Close has repeatedly arranged for students to participate in research projects at the Cancer Research Center in Columbia.
When people angrily refuse to answer a simple question, it can be a clue — a bright green light with a “Rough Road Ahead” sign.
Black members of the group seemed much more willing to identify issues of race than were their white colleagues.
With Sen. Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia, announcing his intent to run for attorney general in 2017, David Rosman says there are drawbacks when active politicians begin their campaigns too early.
The new members of the Readers Board, a panel of community members who help improve the Missourian, introduce themselves.
One in six people in the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri service area face times when they don't know where the next meal is coming from.
Sometimes the human mind just decides to close out the outside and deal with problems within, and that is what has been going on with me in the past two months.
Even though funerals provide an important step in the grieving process, they shouldn't cost so much.
SaypYu — the Spell as You Pronounce Universal project — offers a new way to communicate in what it hopes will be the solution to the confusion of multiple languages and oddities of spelling and pronunciation.
Walking for the University's Million Step Pedometer Program meant some extra effort, but it yielded the reward of noticing the things that otherwise go unseen.
Republican House Speaker Tim Jones called the outcome of Wednesday's veto session only a "temporary setback." We can be confident that HB 253 or something similar will return next year.
It is now incumbent on the executive and the legislative bodies to follow the will of the people. Discussions and decisions on Syria ought to occur with that priority given the highest consideration.
Bashar al-Assad must be stopped from using illegal weapons against unarmed Syrian civilians.
It’s harvest time, the planting is all done, and now it’s time to enjoy the fruits of the labor. It’s time for long, leisurely drives across the state. It’s time to visit the neighbors and see what changes the year has brought into being.
During Missouri's home football game against Toledo on Saturday, the Missourian will continue to use social media sites to be more interactive with readers.