Richard McGonegal


Opinion page editor

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Our Opinion: By any standard, immunization makes sense

News Tribune editorial

A renewed controversy about whether to immunize children from specific diseases has prompted a number of commentaries, including one titled: “Why, in 2015, are we debating about vaccination?”

Our Opinion: Truce needed to end ‘border war’ casualties

News Tribune editorial

Time for a truce. Gov. Jay Nixon on Tuesday called for a moratorium in the ongoing border war with neighboring Kansas on economic development incentives.

Our Opinion: Farewell and thank you to the Carmelite sisters

News Tribune editorial

Count us among the Central Missourians who will miss the quiet but powerful presence of the Carmelite sisters in our community.

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Central Missouri socked with a heavy-handed snow

Wet snow downs power lines, makes shoveling more laborious

Tuesday’s snowstorm left behind a wet, heavy snowfall that downed multiple power lines and left hundreds of Mid-Missourians with the unenviable task of shoveling out their sidewalks and driveways.

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United Way campaign co-chair on Lori Massman’s bucket list

As a mother, employee and community volunteer, Lori Massman embraces a passion for children.

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United Way matches children to help

Program fills crucial needs

Local banker Alena Ward is also a match-maker. So is Dr. Harry Richter, a dentist, and Jeanie Rademan, a nurse.

Our Opinion: Capitol Projects workers set an example

News Tribune editorial

I learned a few things during a visit last week to Capitol Projects.

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United Way campaign kicks off in heroic fashion

The area United Way campaign is a time for heroics.

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Volunteers get hands-on view of work at partner agencies

Two United Way volunteers learned new tasks Thursday morning, following the examples of veteran employees at Capitol Projects.

Our Opinion: Heart Month: 'Twinge' serves as warning sign

During February’s observance of ‘American Heart Month,” allow me to share a personal story.

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