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A ccording to the United States Department of Treasury, the term money laundering “refers to financial transactions in which criminals, including terrorist organizations, attempt to disguise … more
Across Missouri this weekend, families and friends gathered for barbeques, attending sports tournaments, perhaps heading to the lake for some fishing or boating, and students celebrate the school … more
In this past legislative session, one of the issues discussed was the Presidential Primary election cycle. One of the freshman legislators is a former political science professor, Representative … more
To the Editor: As we observe National Foster Care Month, Central Missouri Foster Care & Adoption Association reflects on the importance of the foster care system and its crucial role in the … more
Missouri Farm Bureau (MOFB) applauds today’s (May 25, 2023) decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in Sackett v. EPA. The Court took a crucial step forward by doing away with the flawed significant … more
The closing days of Missouri’s legislature were among the most dysfunctional I’ve covered in more than one half century. Filibusters by Senate Republican conservatives blocked action … more
What I am fixin’ to tell you now about a fascinating bird, is not what I learned from the ornithology professors in college and what they taught about the great blue heron, it is from what I … more
I n conversations with Democrats, they try to explain their visceral hatred for President Donald Trump. Where did this hate come from? I think Trump has an inflated ego, is self-centered and … more
My first legislative session drew to a close when the Senate gavel pounded on May 12, signaling the end of the First Regular Session of the 102nd General Assembly. As a freshman senator, I’ve … more
The First Regular Session of Missouri’s 102nd General Assembly has come to a close. We adjourned our business on May 12 having passed 64 separate pieces of legislation, including 19 budget … more
H ave you ever paid attention to the “fine print” at the bottom of some of the advertisements in the newspaper or, for that matter, any other print publication? I’m sure most … more
COLUMBIA — Missouri faces the largest shortage of behavioral health care providers in the U.S. Each of Missouri’s 99 rural counties is a designated Mental Health Professional … more
To the Editor: I’m pretty sure defense attorney, Joe Tacopina, fared better legally with clients like Don and Wyatt Imus, than he has with Donald J. Trump. A key factor is likely that Don … more
A collared dove came up to visit Lightnin’ Ridge yesterday. My wooded ridgetop is of little interest to him as far as a nesting site. Mourning doves fly up here and feed on bird-feeder seed … more
T he purpose of our military is to protect America from our enemies. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, in a 2015 Republican presidential debate, was a little more blunt when he said, “The … more
Labor shortages, record inflation and supply chain disruptions are just a few of the challenges business owners are facing across our state. Since the Legislature has little control over the … more
How many weeks until summer vacation? If you have a student in your family, I bet they’re quick to answer. High school seniors are counting down the days until graduation, and soon-to-be … more
The frustration grows. You can hear it in their voices and see it in their faces. From Speaker’s office to the assistant to the clerk, everyone feels it. We have worked so hard for the … more
U.S. House Republicans are revealing where their priorities lie when it comes to American families.  Rather than agreeing to raise the debt ceiling without conditions, they are demanding … more
Missouri’s Republican legislators might want to give a second thought to their party’s push to impose higher vote requirements to amend the state constitution. If some of these … more
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