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“In the Missouri Senate, there are show horses and work horses. I consider myself the latter and will continue to let others be the former.” — State Sen. Caleb Rowden, R-Columbia, majority … more
Sadly, the Fatima Comets’ loss of the district championship to Blair Oaks ended an exciting chapter in many of our lives. Bleachers, umbrellas, coolers, chairs, cheers, sun, rain, wins, losses, … more
President Biden has delivered more for the pandemic than Ex-President Trump did in his last year. I cannot understand is how one can praise Ex-President Trump for his warp speed program, and now be … more
Leaders are the life-blood of small towns and rural communities. The success or failure of community development efforts often rests with the degree of leadership local residents are willing to … more
Less than a year after the pandemic began, Americans had access to three highly effective vaccines that are paving the way forward and away from Covid-19, and that number could soon rise, as the FDA … more
I often listened to old timers who fished the river talk about various ways to tempt big bass, or to catch a limit of goggle-eye. The river was so much different then, so clear and clean. The big … more
Terrapenes, more commonly known as the box turtle, have an average life span of 50 years, with many reaching the centenarian mark. They are found in the wild exclusively in North … more
During my first five months in the Missouri House of Representatives, I voted on hundreds of bills. However, two pieces of legislation especially perked my interest: HB 369, and HB 574. Both bills … more
With thousands of miles of shoreline along the Lake of the Ozarks, Mississippi River, Missouri River, and Osage River, Missouri’s Third District has seen more than our fair share of flooding over … more
Medicare for All just won’t die. More than 100 House Democrats have signed onto new legislation that would outlaw all private insurance and put all Americans on a federally-run insurance plan … more
George Soros told Steve Kroft of 60 minutes, he had the money and know how to economically destroy America, as he had done to 15 previous countries. With Obama’s help, he set up over 200 … more
To the Editor: There’s a vulgar expression involving urination, headwear and precipitation that pretty much sums up the GOP attitude toward its base and the truth. Recently, staunch Republican … more
What does that say…May? That means the fifth month of the year is half gone. What happened to the other four? Oh, well time flies when you‘re having fun. Sisters day was comfortable, … more
There is a fight going on over the heart of our democracy, and I worry that democracy is losing. Over the last few months, several states have moved decisively to make it harder for their citizens … more
Rain crows came back to Lightning Ridge last week, and now the spring ensemble of birds is complete. There are a lot of species to see now, and an individual of one common species, acts way out of … more
Cori Anika Bush represents Missouri’s 1st district in the U.S. House of Representatives after she upset 10-term incumbent Lacy Clay in the 2020 primary election. She was sworn into office on … more
 The 2021 Missouri legislative session was one of the most unusual and unpredictable of the legislative gatherings I’ve covered in some 50 years. Despite Republicans holding an … more
Having proposed trillions of dollars of additional federal spending, President Joe Biden and allies have launched a belated and somewhat desperate search for additional tax revenues. The economic … more
Our government wants to require vaccine passports to travel, enter some schools/buildings, or even attend sporting or other events. Should we question, is this about control over every aspect of our … more
Joe Biden has doubled his initial goal of 100 million vaccinated in his first 100 days, and now 60 percent of all adults have received at least one vaccination. The COVID-19 infection rates are now … more
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