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Missouri hospitals warned “the wolf is at the door” in a letter to Gov. Mike Parson pleading for him to issue a statewide mask order to combat the rapid spread of COVID-19. Over the past two … more
With a crazy 2020 almost on the books, let’s take a look at the opportunities your business has had available and what you need to do to cross the finish line on Dec. 31. Have you spent your … more
SARS-CoV-2 virus was virtually unknown when it hit in early 2020. COVID-19, as the disease is known, now has more than 60,000 National Library of Medicine citations, as the internet disseminates … more
The darned leaves in the water makes it tough to fish a river in the fall. I should remember that! But I have a hard time learning things due to a deficiency which comes from being hit on the head … more
I left the border of Nebraska and South Dakota at midday on Wednesday, crossing the wide, sandy banks of the swift but shallow Niobrara River. Beyond it, I gazed across desolate, gentle hills of … more
Being a keen observer of nature I have noticed an annual migration that occurs the second weekend of each November. This is not the migration of the Monarch butterfly, which can travel up to … more
During my first year in law school in the early 1960s, our class studied an interesting case on evidence. It was not a landmark case by any means, but it did contain some interesting language, which … more
I felt the need to write a bit and tell about the first days after the election. On Wednesday, the day after, all of the House Republican members made quick recoveries from their watch parties and … more
Missouri is a red state. If there was any doubt about that at all, Republicans put it to rest Tuesday night. Not only did Missouri Gov. Mike Parson and his fellow GOP statewide officeholders … more
This week, I was extremely honored to be re-elected to serve the people of Missouri’s Third Congressional District. My family has called this area home for generations, and it is a great privilege … more
There are four Missourians who helped develop the systems that provide you with accurate and prompt election night returns. To understand this column, you need to realize that the results reported … more
To the Editor: Call me a naysayer if you must, but based upon Donald J. Trump’s steadfast aversion to reality, I foresee the transition between the president and president-elect being … more
To the Editor: Was sorry to read about Ron Lewis’ passing in your paper, we advertised in the Republican and in Mr. Lewis’ newspaper when my husband was in business and liked dealing with both … more
Dear Editor: I would like to take a moment to recognize an unsung faction of our public servants who work 13+ hours, face health-care risks and uncertain clientele. I’m talking about election … more
There are four Missourians who helped develop the systems that provide you with accurate and prompt election night returns. To understand this column, you need to realize that the results reported … more
As Americans eagerly anticipate a coronavirus vaccine, there’s troubling evidence that they’re failing to get inoculated against other infectious diseases. To get vaccination rates back where … more
I have a letter from an ex-employee of the Missouri Department of Conservation that outlines the Telecheck system and how it is used in rather nefarious ways by agents. These systems are now fairly … more
One of the benefits of attending a top-ranked university, like the University of Missouri in Columbia, is the speakers and entertainment they bring in. In my four years of attendance — plus … more
For two and a half years my Democratic colleagues put America through a fruitless politically motivated investigation of President Trump and his family. Rather than accepting the results of the 2016 … more
With everything going on in today’s busy world, it’s never a bad idea to unplug and relax for a bit. As the leaves begin to change and the days get a little cooler, our state’s natural … more
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