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I read the article in the Unterrified Democrat a few weeks ago that was covering the Road and Bridge’s five-year plan for the county. To be quite frank, after reading it over a few times and … more
To the Editor: As our nation’s problems go unattended week after week, they continue to fester and grow. On the rare occasion that senators and representatives take a break from shouting … more
To the Editor: There has been much discussion in the news about the minimum wage aspect of the Stimulus. However, I have not heard much about two items. First, is the question — who should be … more
To the Editor: After reading the opinion about wind and solar, and hearing the same ideas parroted by the right-wing media for a while now, I just think we all need to stop and think a … more
Officials with the Missour State Highway Patrol and the Missouri Department of Transportation are looking at a ways to reduce the disturbing trend of increased traffic fatalities which occurred … more
Earlier this week, extreme weather caused power outages for much of the central United States. Bitter cold led to increased demand for electricity while also forcing significant portions of electric … more
Missouri history provides a fascinating contrast to the U.S. House vote to remove Rep. Marjorie Greene, R-Georgia, from committee assignments. Unlike Greene, similar disciplinary actions in … more
I don’t want to make anyone real awful mad here but I can’t tell you the name of one politician that I would want to go fishing with.  The whole bunch of them seems a sorry lot to me … more
Our new President Joe Biden and his administration believes that renewables — electricity produced from wind and solar — are the magical solution for our energy needs that will save the … more
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is on the hot seat. In late January, New York Attorney General Tish James, a Democrat who Cuomo supported in her 2018 race for AG, issued a report accusing Cuomo of … more
Presidents’ Day was originally created to observe the birthdays of two of our nation’s greatest Presidents, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. And while it is now more of a holiday to … more
Missourians now have access to a secure registry tool that will help them to obtain the COVID-19 vaccine. The newly-created Missouri Vaccine Navigator can be reached online at … more
Politicians take an oath to defend the Constitution, but 53 lied and attempted to impeach a civilian. They ignored the FBI intercepts prior to Jan. 6th, of anti-government groups and Insurgence USA, … more
Over the years, I’ve encountered quite a few people who say farming is in their blood. And they mean it. Generation after generation, these Missourians have worked the land as their parents, … more
JEFFERSON CITY —  Gov. Mike Parson on Feb. 11 signed HB 16 into law, which provides more than $324 million in funding for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP). “HB 16 will … more
There was an interesting moment in Washington at the end of January, on Antony Blinken’s first full day as secretary of state. Meeting with the press corps that covers the State Department, he … more
In days of yore I went ice-fishing in February, with a couple of Wisconsin friends who had access to an ice-fishing shack out on a frozen lake.  It was a little city of a dozen shanty’s … more
A major question for this year’s session of the Missouri General Assembly is whether Republican legislative leaders will continue a recent display of independence from their fellow Republican Gov. … more
Despite the challenges we have faced since early 2020, a few glimmers of hope are appearing that could turn 2021 in a much better direction. Some of these glimmers could grow into long-term victories … more
JEFFERSON CITY — According to NFIB’s monthly jobs report, 51 percent of small business owners reported hiring or trying to hire in January. Small employers have plans to fill open positions, with … more
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