Take a plastic pledge for Migratory Bird Day in the Americas

By Becky Ewing
    I recently traveled to Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, Missouri, to visit with Dr. Cary Chevalier’s Renewable Resources Policy and Administration class. The students were exploring environmental laws and policies that address contemporary natural resource management issues at the state and national levels.

Taxpayers shouldn’t fund political parties’ elections

    A bill currently floating around the Missouri Legislature seeks to change the way our state votes in primary elections. Rather than allowing citizens to choose what party ballot to use at the election, it would require that we all register our party preference in advance. What it doesn’t include, however, is a requirement that political parties pay for the cost of such an election, and it should.