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Perspective: Routine week at Capitol takes a turn

Published Jan. 15 2018

What started as a routine week in the Capitol ended as anything but routine.

Our Opinion: Irony of postponed event highlights health concerns

Published Jan. 11 2018

"Health expo postponed due to illness" read an above-the-fold headline in Saturday's News Tribune.

Your Opinion: Legalize medical cannabis

Published Jan. 11 2018

It is time to legalize medical cannabis.

Your Opinion: Luetkemeyer criticism appreciated

Published Jan. 11 2018

I read with interest the opinion letter of Scott Randolph (Jan. 7, 2018) regarding the comments of Blaine Luetkemeyer, our...

Your Opinion: MoDOT apparently selling good equipment as 'surplus'

Published Jan. 11 2018

There is a website where government entities sell used, unwanted, unneeded or defective vehicles, materials, furniture, equipment, etc. called Gov...

Commentary: How merit-based college admissions became so unfair

Published Jan. 11 2018

During World War I, chemist James Conant was deeply involved in research on what was considered the worst imaginable weapon:...

Your Opinion: Anti-global warming policies harmful

Published Jan. 10 2018

Over the climate debate one of the memes that kept popping up was: "If global warming isn't real and we...

Your Opinion: Gas tax increase needed for good roads

Published Jan. 10 2018

Missourians deserve good roads.

Our Opinion: Greitens, Revenue let down Missourians

Published Jan. 10 2018

We're disappointed in Gov. Eric Greitens and the Missouri Department of Revenue for dragging their feet on income tax refunds.

Your Opinion: Heartless Trump terminating TPS

Published Jan. 10 2018

As U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer and U.S. Sens. Roy Blunt and Claire McCaskill go along, the heartless Trump administration is...

Our Opinion: Community generosity again on display

Published Jan. 9 2018

The local Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign raised $289,000 during the Christmas season — $19,000 more than its goal.

Your Opinion: 'Many Journeys, One Family'

Published Jan. 9 2018

In the past months, I have read with interest letters expressing diverse attitudes toward immigrants and refugees coming to the...

Perspective: Careful what you wish for

Published Jan. 8 2018

My mother always told me to be careful what I wish for because I might just get it.

Perspective: One more session and a legislator's place

Published Jan. 8 2018

The Legislature convened this week for the eighth and final session in which I will serve as your state representative.

Commentary: When life gives you ice, lace up your skates

Published Jan. 8 2018

During my last stop as a reporter at a small publication in Santa Barbara, California, I'd often fall asleep to...