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On the 10th day of our 101st Legislative Session, I filed House Bill 883 requiring the state health department to regularly provide death certificate information to local election authorities. It … more
With the handoff of power from one president to another, we enter this new phase of our national life in deep distress. We are divided and polarized, struggling to communicate reasonably with one … more
Just five days after the riot on the U.S.Capitol earlier this month, the FBI released a memo which highlighted plans for “armed protests” in all 50 state capitol cities to occur on or … more
As conservatives and Republicans we have almost no options when it comes to technology. Big Tech — Google, Twitter, Facebook and the like — hold most of the cards. There is a little wiggle room, … more
On Wednesday morning President Trump and his wife Melania walked out of the White House and boarded Marine One on the south lawn, marking the end of the 45th Presidency of the United States. While … more
To the Editor: Despite a global pandemic, residents of Owensville area shared the true meaning of Christmas with children in need this past holiday season. Generosity throughout South Central … more
Maries County Advocate reader Lucy Branson has submitted a poem she believes is appropriate for “this time in our lives” and asked it be shared with our readers. Branson is one of the Crider … more
So far this year, over 400 pieces of legislation have been filed in the Missouri Senate. These bills cover topics like tax credits, sports wagering, feral hogs and everything in between. Looking … more
As the Missouri General Assembly’s 2021 legislative session gets underway, Missouri Farm Bureau is focusing on issues that have long been foundational to its members’ core philosophy. After a … more
To the Editor: Joe Biden’s inauguration ceremony was not performed before a record crowd in attendance. That did not hurt his pride. It was, in fact, his reason for being there. Covid-19 … more
To the Editor: Joe Biden’s inauguration ceremony was not performed before a record crowd in attendance. That did not hurt his pride. It was, in fact, his reason for being there. Covid-19 … more
This past week marked the beginning of an important aspect of our work in Jefferson City — committee hearings. These hearings play a critical role in the legislative process, and give lawmakers … more
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black was one of the longest-serving members of the court, having held his position from 1937 to 1971. No one during that period of time – or before or after – was … more
While it’s no secret that Covid has upended almost every aspect of life in 2020, perhaps no one has faced as many unique challenges and disruptions as U.S. teachers, educators, parents, and … more
In my June 26th Bulletin, I wrote that our law enforcement officers “commit to a life where their own personal safety comes second to everyone around them. They put their lives on the line every … more
To the Editor: The spectacle of an assault at the Capitol by followers of Donald Trump was a surreal mix of gross ineptitude by the Capitol police force and a wilding mob of the … more
On Wednesday, Jan. 6, my colleagues and I returned to the capital city for the start of the First Regular Session of the 101st General Assembly. The first day of any General Assembly is always … more
It’s the start of a new year and a new legislative session. On Jan. 6, the First Regular Session of the 101st General Assembly began with the swearing-in of recently elected senators. I look … more
Dear Editor, The idea that both political parties would always support and defend the constitution was a dream of the forefathers. It became blatantly obvious with the enactment of the Civil War … more
Dear Editor: In the midst of the COVID-19 public health crisis and the increased rates of violence that are having a devastating impact on our community, the Perseverance Foundation is here to … more
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