The current Missouri Tobacco Tax is only 17 cents per pack (lowest in the nation) and yet, according to the CDC, the smoking-related health care cost in Missouri is $7.61 per pack. Unfortunately, this means that Missouri taxpayers must pick up the tab for $532 million of annual smoking-related Medicaid bills and that costs every Missouri household $565 every year.
People's Visioning is a Columbia group aiming to generate solutions to city problems and ideas for improvement.
You are or know someone who is now or has been aided by dependents' or suvivors' Social Security benefits.
Among many changes the Country Planning and Zoning Commission has proposed is a regulation on the use of private roads to access public roads.
The amount of time pep bands can play at a Missouri high school basketball game has been cut down; action needs to be taken to change this.
The clothes that the Panellenic community chooses to wear is not a representation of its values. The Greek community should be recognized for their achievements on campus and leadership.
While guns are banned in schools to prevent shootings, guns also serve as a means for students and faculty to protect themselves.
Thomas Barclay, an MU student, expresses his mixed emotions about the Missourian's previous article on his home town, Columbia, S.C.
Julia Williams, the Missourian reader, says it is possible for anyone to perceive the qualities inherent in the numbers.
The president of the University of Georgia thanks MU for its hospitality.
It is important to help our veterans, and that is something that is important to Claire McCaskill.
In today's tough economic times, Claire McCaskill aims to provide workers with a sense of stability through protecting minimum wage.
Landowners who would lose property to eminent domain for the GetAbout Columbia trail voted against the trail's proposed location.
Rehiring former University of Missouri Press editor Clair Willcox is an essential part of restoring legitimacy.
This Georgia fan is pleased with the hospitality and friendliness of Missouri fans.
With the move to the Southeastern Conference, passionate fans are suffering the consequences. MU traditions are being ruined for the purpose of profit.
Working Missouri parents depend on child care to get and keep a job. Each week, more than 280,000 Missouri children under age 5 and 73,000 ages 5 to 14 are in the care of someone other than their parents.
MERS/Goodwill programs give clients not only employment but also renewed confidence, hope, independence, responsibility and more. The organization receives annual funding from grants and other sources, but in-kind donations make up one-third of its revenue.
Dowsing or "water witching" is effective because what moves the sticks or pendulum is not some mysterious energy but very fine muscle movements within our bodies.
Rep. Paul Ryan is headed in the right direction in his proposal for Catholic churches to start paying property taxes, but his proposal could go further.