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Perspective: Consumer protection act passes US House

Published Dec. 16 2017

It has been a busy and productive week in the House Financial Services Committee. We kicked off the week with...

Perspective: County's history of roads

Published Dec. 16 2017

Winter is here, and sooner or later we'll have snow and ice! Cole County Public Works will be out plowing...

Your Opinion: Problem is assimilation, not immigration

Published Dec. 16 2017

The issue, the problem, is not immigration, it's the lack of desire to assimilate into our culture, the United States...

Your Opinion: Musical, visual Christmas present

Published Dec. 16 2017

When music touches my soul I have to write about it. That happened Tuesday night at Capitol Caroling. The sight...

Your Opinion: Infrastructure smoke and mirrors

Published Dec. 16 2017

On June 16, 2015, Donald Trump announced his candidacy for president of the United States in a speech delivered from...

You Opinion: A united front

Published Dec. 16 2017

We have, as a citizenry, lived with, and put up with, the most childish group of politicians that I can...

Our Opinion: Legislature should fund LU's land grant match

Published Dec. 16 2017

When lawmakers start work on the state budget next year, we hope they consider fully funding Lincoln University's federal land...

Trusting News: Understanding the editorial page

Published Dec. 16 2017

We expect transparency out of our public officials, and you, the reader, should expect transparency out of us.

Our Opinion: Veterans issues being addressedfinally

Published Dec. 16 2017

The slow wheels of government finally are turning to address problems within Missouri's veteran care facilities.

Your Opinion: Fostering hate between parties disgraceful

Published Dec. 14 2017

We have, as a citizenry, lived with, and put up with, the most childish group of politicians that I can...

Your Opinion: Rubio-Lee amendment good policy

Published Dec. 14 2017

As a person of faith, I have deep concerns about the current tax overhaul bill before Congress.

Our Opinion: Social Services' $19M mistake could hurt families

Published Dec. 14 2017

More than $19 million in mistakes by the Missouri Department of Social Services will hurt the very people the agency...

Your Opinion: Fund services through state, not feds

Published Dec. 13 2017

We here in Missouri currently have a great opportunity.

Your Opinion: Snowflake cartoon appreciated

Published Dec. 13 2017

Jim Dyke, the best political cartoon ever!

Our Opinion: Secrecy continues in governor's office

Published Dec. 13 2017

We're again disappointed at Gov. Eric Greitens' attempts to keep his public office shrouded in secrecy.

Our Opinion: Don't add to city's stormwater problems

Published Dec. 12 2017

Our city has enough stormwater problems; let's not add to them.

Your Opinion: Immigrants add contributions to society

Published Dec. 12 2017

There has been a lot of recent hostile rhetoric against immigrants, people of different races, and foreigners in general, with...

Your Opinion: Still waiting on Luetkemeyer

Published Dec. 12 2017

On Wednesday, I gathered with 20 or so community members at Rep. Luetkemeyer's office to voice concerns over the tax...

Your Opinion: Former opponent praises mayor

Published Dec. 10 2017

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mayor Carrie Tergin for all she has done as the mayor...

Our Opinion: District taking proper steps to fix discipline problems

Published Dec. 10 2017

Discipline is again a problem within Jefferson City's Public Schools.

Perspective: Always ready to listen to members of 3rd District

Published Dec. 9 2017

The number one priority of my office is to serve the people of Missouri's 3rd District.

Our Opinion: It's the most stressful time of the year

Published Dec. 9 2017

Ah, the Christmas season. A relaxing time with your family, as you alternate between Monopoly games and watching movies on...

Commentary: The Republicans' tax wager is worth the gamble

Published Dec. 7 2017

The Republicans' tax legislation is built on economic projections that are as confidently as they are cheerfully made concerning the...