The Berlin Wall was erected in 1961 and it came down Nov. 9,1989 — it was a historic structure separating West Berlin from East Berlin. It was erected to keep East Germans from defecting to West Germany.

It’s all about money, a die-hard supporter said about the state of college sports today. Money can corrupt. College sports is infected with the corruption disease. Not all of the programs, of course, but enough of them to cause worry and a degree of lost respect.

We read with interest about how a declining birth rate in South Korea has become a national security issue for that country’s military. Why is it important?

The annual observance of Veterans Day rolls around rather quickly, especially if you are an older military veteran. The recognition given to veterans today is outstanding, highly pleasing to the men and women who served their country in the military.

Quote of the week: “It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. In this life, we get nothing saved by effort.” — Theodore Roosevelt

People are buckling up at the best rate since a survey that began in 1998 has been conducted.

We learned a long time ago that trust has to be earned, especially in the newspaper industry. The answer is simple how trust is earned in reporting news. By being accurate!

In spite of the impeachment hearing which has inundated Congress and the media, and with all the other negatives about President Donald Trump, the commander in chief remains popular with many, many Americans.

Alcohol breath tests conducted by law enforcement agencies, often are unreliable, according to an investigation by The New York Times, which concluded “these machines can put you in jail. Don’t trust them.”

On this page in his column, Marc A. Thiessen asks whether former Vice President Joe Biden, if elected president, would have agreed to the mission that led to the killing of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi?

Even being totally objective (if that’s possible), the city of Washington’s dispute with the Washington Special Road District over funding both parties have positive points. This column is not an effort to please both sides because that’s probably not possible. But it is true that solid argu…

The Washington Historical Society has a strong foundation but would like to increase its membership to make it even stronger.

When the little ones head out the door Thursday, they’ll probably have to have winter-themed costumes this year.

Union’s city engineer, Jonathan Zimmermann, at a meeting of the Franklin County Transportation Committee last week, asked representatives of other Franklin County municipalities to not seek transportation funding from the East-West Gateway Council of Governments to clear the funding path for…

Missouri’s junior U.S. senator, Josh Hawley, and another senator introduced a bill that would move most federal agencies’ headquarters out of Washington, D.C., to economically distressed regions across the country. Its title is Helping Infrastructure Restore the Economy (Hire) Act.

It has gone down as one of the most bizarre happenings in the history of Washington. A homeless young man found his way into city hall, slept there for a couple of weeks, used city vehicles for joyriding, ate employees’ food and helped himself to any petty cash that he could find.

For those who believe Missouri is mired in the quicksand of mediocrity, a blue ribbon panel has just issued a report that has the answer to kickstart the Show-Me State out of its doldrums — a hyperloop.

Remember after World War II when military veterans were welcomed home and organizations such as the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) were flush with members and their homes were centers for leisure time activities, meetings, benefit affairs and celebrations of all kinds?

In a stunning capitulation to a drug cartel, Mexican President Lopez Obrador, agreed last week to release a son of the infamous drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman after gunmen took over a major Mexican city.

State Rep. Holly Rehder has pledged to prefile a prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) bill for the 2020 legislative session.

If rumors are to be believed, maybe the NFL doesn’t think of St. Louis as a sports town only tenable for baseball and hockey.

The Franklin County Area United Way campaign is entering its final days and is about at the halfway point in reaching its goal of $1.2 million.

t’s a scandal that has rocked the sports scene at the high school level in the St. Louis area — perhaps statewide. Cardinal Ritter College Prep High School has suspended its football program for the season, fired its entire coaching staff in the sport, after it was learned the school had vio…

Elizabeth Warren, candidate for the Democratic nomination for president, is known as the candidate with all the answers and solutions, but she has been dodging answers as to tax hikes to pay for her proposed programs. Moving ahead of former vice president Joe Biden in some recent polls, Warr…

We have several very busy and hazardous intersections in Franklin County and if ranking them as to which one is a No. 1 priority for improvement, the Highway 47-Highway 50 intersection in Union comes to the front in many minds.

Thursday in Columbia, Missourian sports editor Bill Battle was inducted into the Missouri Photojournalism Hall of Fame. If ever there was a deserving photojournalist, it is Bill Battle, who is from the old school of journalism — strong work ethic, understands the long hours involved and a pe…

When the city of Washington started its Sister City program, and was looking for a foreign country to partner with, Germany was selected since so many early Washingtonians came from that country. Then a city was selected about the size of Washington, on a river, near a large city, somewhat o…

In case you missed the business story in Wednesday’s Missourian, Empac Group is hosting four open houses later this month as part of National Disability Employment Month.

The city of St. Louis may be known for its crime and murder rates, but its professional sports teams give the city a positive spin. If a city ever needed a positive to negate some of the other not-so-good aspects of life, it is St. Louis.

While President Donald Trump refers to the deep state quite often, many others in the vast framework of the federal government have been critics of the power of the bureaucrats. Elected officials especially have been up against this wall of government and loathe it.

How much longer will sections of this area remain under floodwaters? Some areas have been under water since last May.

In 2014, voters in a three-county area were asked to consider a 10-cent property tax levy to benefit the Scenic Regional Library system.

an the St. Louis metro area come together in a “regionalism” way to promote growth, well-being of the people, governmental cooperation and above all, unity? It’s a tremendous challenge!

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue raised some eyebrows last week when he expressed doubt that smaller farms will survive in the dairy industry.

The traffic fatality rate on rural roads is twice that of urban roads and is largely due to the poor condition of those roads, which have been historically neglected.

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