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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
After months of hard work and late nights, the 2021 legislative session is now over. Coming to a close on May 14, lawmakers in the State Capitol were able to pass some important pieces of … more
Collected from Missouri legislators from their final week of the spring 2021 General Assembly which concluded Friday evening. On May 12, St. Louis Cardinals baseball great Ozzie Smith visited the … more
To my Patients and Friends in Vienna and its surrounding communities, It is with a very heart that I must announce the closing of Capital Region Physicians-Vienna, formerly known as Vienna Family … more
To the Editor: Kudos to U.S. Representative Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) for taking a stance I thought extinct from today’s political circles: revering the truth more than personal political gain. And … more
To the Editor: I was happy to see the picture of Renee Terrill in your paper this week. I became acquainted with her in 2003, when my husband was a resident at Gerald Nursing Home. I became … more
It isn’t much of a creek in the summer, but miles above where it flows into an Ozark lake, you can find it bank full in the spring. There are lots of those kinds of creeks in the Ozarks. They … more
I am not going to call President Joe Biden a liar in this column. Let’s say that his advisors and speechwriters gave him wrong advice and he passed it on. Maybe they are ignorant of the … more
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