Also not on the table is to initiate the next chapter in the fairgrounds history with real leadership to build a community-based nonprofit cooperative of perhaps the fair board, 4-H groups, FFA groups, equine enthusiasts and other caring citizens who are willing to ... put the fairgrounds on a more financial, cultural and politically sustainable path for the future.
If we want to save our soil, then discredited farming practices must be abandoned — not enshrined in the bill of rights as Amendment 1 would.
At the very least, the Amendment will eliminate the rights of some local governments to regulate factory farms within their borders.
State Sen. Michael L Parson says the "Right to Farm" amendment was drafted to ensure all Missouri farmers are able to operate without "unreasonable intrusion from outside interests."
David Wallace's home and yard became a major staging area for crews working to get the power lines back up. He expresses his gratitude for the work the teams did in the aftermath of the July 7 storm.
Regardless of one's perspective on the death penalty, all should concur our society is ill served by executing the wrongly convicted.
Columbia’s Sen. Kurt Schaefer and Rep. Caleb Rowden both voted in favor of this harmful bill, which requires women to wait three days after their first meeting with a provider to access abortion services.
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.