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This column is prompted by a simple question asked of the governor at one of his news conferences. Missouri had reached a peak level of COVID-19 infections. That record was set after Missouri … more
I can see it now. To appease protesters — so they don’t feel threatened and unsafe — everything in the future will be named with numbers, similar to the numbers on our credit … more
I can see it now. To appease protesters — so they don’t feel threatened and unsafe — everything in the future will be named with numbers, similar to the numbers on our credit … more
On June 16, Missouri began Phase 2 of the “Show-Me Strong Recovery Plan.”  During Phase 2, there will be no statewide health order. All statewide restrictions will be lifted, … more
How often do you wake up to a strange noise in the middle of the night? Maybe it’s the air conditioning kicking on, one of the kids going to the bathroom, or one of the countless sounds that … more
Missouri has a proud agricultural history that has helped shape our state into what it is today. Agriculture is our state’s No. 1 industry, contributing more than $85 billion annually to our … more
While the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has seen an uptick in recent days, Gov. Parson said the state’s recovery efforts remain on track. The governor said the increase in cases is not a … more
If you’ve ever welcomed a new puppy into your house you can relate. This new addition to the family needs to be house trained. On the other hand, if you tolerate the puppy’s accidents on … more
Dear Editor:  After church service last Sunday (a very good service by the way), leaving Mt. Pleasant Church, I headed for Memorial Garden Cemetery just outside of Owensville. As I topped … more
After months of restrictions, Missouri is finally open for business once again. The last few months have brought nationwide unemployment to Great Depression-era levels which has obviously hurt our … more
As I reflect on the final months of term-limited state legislators who have made a profound difference for the state, I also remember Harriett Woods. While she gained national attention for her … more
Before the dawn of the digital camera, photographs in all newspapers required film, a dark room, plus chemicals for developing and fixing the film. To save money we purchased Kodak Tri-X 400 black … more
After months of restrictions, Missouri is finally open for business once again. The last few months have brought nationwide unemployment to Great Depression-era levels which has obviously hurt our … more
In order to protect both the health and the voting rights of citizens during the COVID-19 pandemic, members of the General Assembly approved legislation that will allow extended absentee voting by … more
Immediately following Memorial Day festivities at Lake of the Ozarks, we saw daunting national headlines like “Crowds pack venues in Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks, ignoring social … more
Many K-12 schools have been closed for over two months -- and people are understandably panicking about students “falling behind.” Parents are frantically … more
JEFFERSON CITY — Gov. Mike Parson recently announced the launch of a new Economic Recovery dashboard to help track the state’s economic recovery. “In the economy, we’re … more
Seems like every day, there’s some new piece of bad news making its way across the headlines. From the spread of COVID-19, to unrest in our streets, to financial concerns facing many … more
JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri’s leading business voice, The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry, on Friday announced its endorsement of Amendment 2, joining the growing coalition … more
The First Amendment to the United States Constitution spells out five rights that are guaranteed by our government. If you ask any random person on the street what those rights are, most would … more
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