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The Missouri legislature’s recent special session on Medicaid involves a dominant state issue with a long and fascinating history. It begins in 1945 when Pres. Harry Truman called for a national … more
HERMANN — Directors of the Gasconade County Enhanced 911 program this morning (Wednesday) are expected to decide how much the agency will provide to help pay for the Aug. 3 special election on a … more
HERMANN — Tomorrow morning’s mid-year operating budget review session marks a rare event in Gasconade County government: One of the few times in a year all elected officeholders are in the same … more
To the Editor: • Energy greenhorn Hunter Biden is paid millions by a Ukrainian energy firm. • Chelsea Clinton, bachelor’s degree in history from Stanford and doctorate degree in … more
To the Editor: The GCDC (Gasconade County Democrats Club) seems to think that I am at war with them and the TRUTH they claim to possess. In truth my only purpose is to foster an open discussion … more
I wanted to take a minute to inform the public about the recent concerns that myself and/or citizens may have in reference to the increase of individuals roaming our community who may or may not be … more
JEFFERSON CITY — The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Research Center on Monday released its latest COVID-19 survey on how the pandemic has affected small businesses. This is … more
To the Editor: Senators Roy Blunt and Josh Hawley should support government funding for cultured-meat research. For those who don’t know, cultured meat is grown from cells, without … more
To the Editor: It has been common knowledge for years that all major developing countries have possessed the ability to conduct germ warfare. The Wuhan crisis is no exception. Was a virus created … more
To the Editor: This often used expression is meant to warn us against the unforeseen consequences of our desires. It’s a caution against our ability to clearly judge circumstances ahead or even … more
I am proud to be an American and I am proud to live in rural Missouri where a significant majority agree with that statement. Over the weekend, Connie and I attended three 4th of July … more
This past week, I traveled back to Jefferson City for the first special session of 2021. Governor Parson called a special session of the legislature to renew the Federal Reimbursement Allowance … more
Missouri Rural Crisis Center recently sent in comments to the Biden Administration and USDA in response to their request for comments to “improve and reimagine the supply chains for the production, … more
In two columns from February 2020, I covered ways politicians and their family members get rich off their name and influence. And it’s all legal. This is so common among senior-level … more
I walked through a county courthouse square On a park bench an old man was sitting there I said, your old courthouse is kinda run down He said, naw, it’ll do for our little town I said, … more
To say a lot has changed since the very beginning of the pandemic when reports of a mystery virus started affecting people in Wuhan, China began would be an understatement of epic proportion. The … more
Rulers throughout history wiped out total populations in their desire for power. It has been said, “if we don’t know history, we are bound to repeat it”. We are witnessing the destruction of … more
I hope that Americans are aware of the man-made climate disaster that is occurring out West. We are in the midst of a 1,200-year drought, and the ramifications are only beginning to understand it and … more
Last week, I had the pleasure of joining other freshman members of the Missouri House of Representatives on the traditional freshman tour of the state. The tour is intended to give the … more
A recent suggestion by a Missouri Senator of a Senate leadership purge reminded me about the last time the Senate’s top leader was ousted. Sen. Paul Wieland, R-Jefferson County, made his … more
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