The students who shared their stories and experiences are to be commended for giving voice to a nationwide challenge.
The Obama U.S. Education Department committed $360 million for two consortia to develop national tests aligned with Common Core.
The punitiveness of our sex offender laws, registry and restrictions are totally unsupported by any empirical evidence. It destroys marriages, creates homelessness and perpetuates joblessness by listing the employer and address.
Employers should have the means to hire freely, but the uncertainty created by today’s regulatory environment has made many hesitant to do so, making job opportunities scarce for recent college graduates.
The current sales tax code is unquestionably confusing for consumers and companies.
Roll carts are not a good solution for everyone.
If right-to-work passes, the wage cuts that follow will leave families with less to spend, and that will devastate our communities and businesses alike.
From what I have experienced personally and witnessed first hand, Republicans, especially in the House, have made it very clear they are not interested in women’s opinions, Dina van der Zalm writes.
Juli Viel writes about her concern about the carbon emissions from the Labadie Power Plant and others around the country.
Michael Sam, a defensive end for Missouri, asked that this letter be published today, when he and other NFL prospects will be working out during the school's pro day.
In a recently released letter, 600 Ph.D. economists, including seven Nobel laureates, supported raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour. They state that the “weight of evidence” is that “increases in the minimum wage have had little or no negative effect on the employment of low-wage workers.”
Medicaid expansion makes fiscal sense, and it will bring billions of dollars and thousands of jobs to Missouri.
Insurance broker Wally Pfeffer writes that he has encountered many business owners who have a hard enough time making ends meet without the added logistical and economic pressures of complying with multiple and oftentimes redundant regulations.
People's Visioning successfully designed a Net-Zero home being built by Habitat for Humanity and is now looking at other renewable energy sources for Columbia.
A request for public records indicates the pubic works director has established his own unwritten criteria on how to spend money to repair private sewers.
January is Cervical Health Awareness Month. Women can start the year off right by taking charge of their health and getting Pap tests.
The residents of the Clark Lane neighborhood propose building a grass buffer and then concrete sidewalks on both sides of Clark Lane from Woodland Spring to McAfee.
The belief in the power of innocence and compassion has faded into Christmases past.
Columbia resident Ben Edes writes that he hopes Columbia's representatives in Jefferson City are listening.
Electric consumers need to educate themselves about the true cost of coal, in dollars and in health and environmental effects.