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Four years ago, during the 2016 presidential election, then Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton warned America that if Donald Trump became president the economy “would throw us back into … more
During the 2019 general election, Amendment One was approved by a margin of 62 to 38 percent, certainly a landslide.  The very next day, the Director of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce stated … more
To the Editor: We love our democracy. We brag about it, wave flags, swell with pride. It has served us so well, for so long, that we haven’t taken seriously warnings given since the time of the … more
To the Editor: There seems to be a lot of confusion about Amendment No. 3 which is on the November ballot. This amendment is a proposal written by Missourians to truly clean up Missouri politics. … more
Amendment 3 is an alternative to “Clean Missouri” placed on the ballot by the Missouri General Assembly. If approved by Missouri voters this November, Amendment 3 would completely ban lobbyist … more
Have you noticed new “gaming” machines popping up in gas stations and convenience stores in our community? I have noticed them, and this week, I wanted to write about what I believe is … more
Thanks to technology, there’s a new, socially-distant way for out-of-work Missourians to connect with employers. Now through mid-December, the Office of Workforce Development will host weekly … more
I’ve been in and around politics for a long time, and not once, ever, have I encountered a candidate who said he or she might not accept the results of an election. Until now. Certainly, in … more
Among other things, he has been described as ambitious, self-serving (a measure of narcissism), dominant and controlling. Many times he speaks — and tweets — without thinking. He is most … more
Taxpayer-funded government checks and amnesty for illegal immigrants; $600 million decrease in funding for American law enforcement; legalized ballot harvesting nationwide; taxpayer bailouts for … more
Republicans may win the battle of getting Amy Coney Barrett on the Supreme Court, but America could lose the war! Both Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have refused to answer the question if they would … more
Incredibly, the Maries County Commission and Maries County sheriff, Chris Heitman, continue their effort to track law-abiding citizens in a government database that has the very real potential to be … more
Throughout the course of the current presidential campaign, President Trump has expressed concern about the threat of Democrats stealing the election. His concerns are well founded. This is the story … more
My column this week is directed toward those who consider themselves part of the Democrat party, specifically, in the four counties we cover, Maries, Osage, Gasconade and Franklin.  My … more
There is one week set aside each year to salute newspapers for the important role they have played in our nation, a role that goes back to the beginning of these United States.  This year, … more
Regardless of a person’s political views, the vast majority of Americans respect and appreciate the late Justice’s service to our country. It is my hope the judge who takes her place on the bench … more
The old saying goes, “Where there’s smoke, there’s fire.” I’d like to add “and probably a firefighter too.” According to the National Fire Protection Association, in 2019, a fire … more
Dear Editor: As the general election looms close a lot of people are hoping that their favorite candidates will win. Some will vote a split ticket and others will vote along rigid party lines. … more
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