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Mothers are the glue that hold our families together. They know just what to say to make bad news okay or good news even better, and they somehow have the ability to be both a source of comfort and … more
The end of the 2021 legislative session is fast approaching. With only the remainder of this week of session left, lawmakers are busy trying to get their priorities across the legislative finish … more
In 1937, after a series of rulings undercutting his New Deal legislation, President Franklin Roosevelt proposed expanding the Supreme Court to as many as 15 justices. His attempt to use brute … more
At 6 p.m. on Friday, May 14, the Missouri General Assembly will adjourn Sine Die. This means that our regular 2021 legislative session is over. As I listened to the floor debate on Thursday, I … more
One of the fascinating issues for the 2021 legislative session has been the idea of a tax increase. You would think such an idea would be dead on arrival in a Republican-controlled legislature. … more
LYONS, Neb.,— Across the country, states have been increasingly innovative in finding ways to integrate the goals of eliminating hunger and strengthening local food systems, according to a white … more
BLOOMINGTON, Ind., — Democrats and Republicans have different views about the importance of a free press, an independent judiciary, the Bill of Rights, and a potent Congress, according to a … more
It was two o’clock in the afternoon before we got to the lake, and it was up a few feet, as I expected it to be. The water was a little murky, but there was still a foot or so of visibility in … more
A quick search on the Internet gives us these ten popular activities to do with your family on Mother’s Day weekend. Sip Tea Enjoy brunch at a local restaurant Hop along a wine … more
To the Editor: I have been hearing from many a disgust for getting the covid vaccine. Excuses run the ranges of political views to fears of side effects. It has been almost 60 years ago, but I … more
After one of the most trying years in American history, the state of our union continues to improve. Many children are back in school, more Americans are being vaccinated every day, and our … more
This week, the Missouri Senate approved its version of the state’s operating budget for Fiscal Year 2022. Composed of 13 appropriations bills, the budget provides funding to a wide range of … more
This past week, I was invited into the office of the Speaker of the House. Speaker Rob Vescovo presented me with the Freshman of the Year award for my work as an advocate for conservation. At the … more
To the Editor: As an item of interest, I’m a longtime property owner in Maries County and my paper is mailed to my St. Louis County address (Zip code 63124-1269). Today, April 28, I received … more
I put my pellet rifle out on the back porch last week, so I could kill two or three birds coming to the back yard bird feeders. Bet that causes some eyebrows to rise! The birds I shoot are … more
Two weeks ago, I struck a nerve with many Democrats when I dared to judge our current President, Joe Biden, with the same yardstick they beat Donald Trump over the head with for four long … more
Senators Roy Blunt, R-Mo., and Chris Murphy, D-Conn., recently introduced legislation that would allow licensed medical professionals to provide treatment in any state through the remainder of the … more
Here in Missouri, we are fortunate to be surrounded by natural beauty. While we were just reminded that we’re still in the season of going from spring to snow and back to 70-degree days in a week, … more
With just three weeks remaining in our legislative session, I wonder what this bicentennial general assembly will be remembered for? This week, the Missouri House of Representatives voted to expel … more
This week, the Missouri Senate gave an initial round of approval to one of my priorities for the 2021 legislative session. Senate Bill 36 creates the Capitol Complex Tax Credit Program and allows … more
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