No one likes to pay sales taxes. But without sales taxes, county governments would not be able to provide services at the level they do. The same can be said for municipalities.

The rush of stories and images of children being separated from their parents at our country’s southern border is heartbreaking.

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Probably no one knows Gov. Mike Parson better than Dave Berry, publisher of the Bolivar Herald-Free Press. Dave is a talented and experienced news guy. In some ways his personality is much the same as Gov. Parson.

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“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it,” Ferris Bueller, “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.”

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By now most people know that President Donald Trump is a hard guy to figure out. Why does he do some of the things he does, and why does he say or text some of the things he does?

There is general agreement what Americans want from the news media and what journalists want to report, according to studies that also revealed a troubling caveat: a nagging feeling among both that the ideal isn’t being met.

A start date on the Bluff Road project is yet to be determined. The work is of high concern to more than a thousand people who work in the industrial parks served by the road.

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With news reports coming at us from the many electronic and print mediums today, there is such a thing as news fatigue. The Pew Research Center even conducted a survey to find out how many people are inflicted with news fatigue. The malady is more common than most of us think, according to t…

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We’ve given space in this column before about D-Day, June 6, 1944, when the greatest land invasion in the history of the world occurred when Allied troops hit the beaches of Normandy, France — 74 years ago.

It’s much too early to know if the Florida high school shooting survivors will be successful in their Road to Change campaign, which aims to expand their grassroots activism from rallies and school walkouts to registering young voters, with the goal being stricter gun laws.

The Satanists never rest. They want to do away with any reference to God. This country was founded on beliefs such as “In God We Trust.”

No one knows what the outcome will be in the talks between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. President Trump already is backing off his tough talk about North Korea and its nuclear weapons, and more stricter sanctions.

The discussions about education never stop. They are as steady as the flow of the Missouri River. There’s a new study out that shows the benefit of teaching, even demanding, student self-discipline as is found in Catholic, Lutheran and some other private schools.

The help wanted signs are all over. Help wanted ads fill the classified sections of newspapers. The unemployment rate is at an 18-year low at 3.8 percent. There is a severe worker shortage.

A new era in Missouri government began late Friday when Lt. Gov. Mike Parson was sworn in as governor, replacing Eric Greitens, who resigned. Both are Republicans.

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With his victim suit on, Gov. Eric Greitens announced his resignation, effective June 1, with no contrition made for his misdeeds and for the havoc he caused the state, including the costs resulting from multiple legal investigations.

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens did the right thing resigning this week. It was painfully obvious he could no longer lead given his mounting legal challenges.

President Donald Trump’s cancellation of the summit meeting with the leader of North Korea didn’t come as a complete surprise because he had hinted at such a move several times.

Professional football has adopted a new National Anthem policy at its games, beginning with this fall.

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Another Memorial Day is here. Aside from recognizing all of the American men and women who died while serving in the military, one thought that emerges quickly is that we owe a salute to members of veterans’ organizations for Memorial Day programs.

One’s health condition can be a signal to retire. Such is the case with Presiding Commissioner of Franklin County John Griesheimer, who announced that he will retire July 6 due to his health.

Ameren Missouri announced this week it plans to develop a 175-turbine wind farm in northeast Missouri that will power an estimated 120,000 homes by 2020.

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There is one truism about the Missouri General Assembly, the members like the gifts they get from lobbyists. They like perks. They look forward to them.

Gov. Eric Greitens’ latest act is to wear the mantle of a victim in all of his legal entanglements. 

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