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Will Donald Trump succeed in getting the election overturned due to voter fraud? At this point I’m still not ready to throw in the towel. Here’s why. Currently the U.S. Supreme Court … more
This Thanksgiving we have much to be thankful for, not the least of which are two miracles that occurred earlier this month. I’m not talking about a piece of toast that has the image of Jesus … more
Ranking second in America for completed apprenticeships for the second year in a row, Missouri is leading the way and showing the rest of the country how beneficial apprenticeships can be. … more
In creating the United States of America, the Founding Fathers had ways of distributing influence and power among the states so that all could feel on equal footing with the others and truly buy into … more
To the Editor:  There are numerous adjectives to describe our president’s behavior. Mature is not one of them. Petulant, however, is. Patrick J. Leslie, Owensville more
How about some good economic news? According to the just released 2020 edition of Economic Freedom of North America, Missouri ranks as the 12th most economically free state in the country. It is … more
In creating the United States of America, the Founding Fathers had ways of distributing influence and power among the states so that all could feel on equal footing with the others and truly buy into … more
JEFFERSON CITY – State Representative Elect Bruce Sassmann, R-Bland, received an introductory course on the legislative process as part of a new member orientation held at the Missouri State … more
THE GOOD NEWS: Hermann Hospital will continue to care for hospitalized patients with COVID, but we have limited beds, staff and do not have an ICU. We follow current inpatient care guidelines for … more
The title of this column is a question that kept popping into my head during Missouri’s gubernatorial campaign. That question repeatedly was asked by fictional President Jed Bartlet in the … more
Election Day has come and gone for Missourians but its final impact is still uncertain. While President Trump has not conceded the presidential race, he continues to trail in the vote count. If this … more
To the Editor: Thank goodness we live in a country where a peaceful transition of power is our national tradition. The uncertainty we are living through this presidential transition comes from the … more
According to the Missouri secretary of state’s office, more than 3 million Missourians, or 70 percent of registered voters, weighed in on the candidates and issues before them on Election … more
Last week, after many in the media declared him the next President of the United States, Joe Biden, in a speech called for unity and healing. Biden said. “It’s time to put away the … more
Just recently while in Franklin County, I passed by the Specialist Jeffrey L. White, Jr. Post Office in Pacific. Like many of you who live near that area, I’ve been by that building countless … more
Do the citizens of the United States realize what was at stake in this election and how important it was for a Democrat win?  Democrats in top departments of the Obama/Biden administration … more
To the Editor: Last week I ignored it, but this week I can’t. Mr. Voss lies. And in doing so, he is part of the crowd who are tearing down our democracy, by destroying our faith in our … more
As President Trump continues to delay conceding the election, I am concerned about national security and the smooth transition of power, the fantasy claims put out by his HQ are a new low. There have … more
On Nov. 5, lawmakers returned to the State Capitol for the start of this year’s second extra legislative session. Called by the governor, this extra session will focus on appropriating additional … more
Shortly before the November general election, the governor announced that he was calling state lawmakers back to Jefferson City to pass a supplemental budget to help the state in its continued fight … more
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