The dedication of a newly developed and planted tree, the Buck's Unlimited Oak, gives students and faculty alike a chance to take a breathe and look forward.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and the league had a perfect opportunity to take a stand and protect women who are victims of domestic abuse. Instead, they opted to protect themselves and "protect the shield."
Overriding Gov. Jay Nixon's vetoes appeased corporate lobbies and special interest groups, created no jobs.
Financial greed should not distract from helping those in need.
Proponents of the amendment to mandate teacher evaluations by student progress didn't like what they saw in the polls and withdrew from active campaigning. Amendment 3 might not pass, but it's not going away.
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.