We hope the Trump, Pelosi and Schumer hate encounter in the Oval Office Tuesday was not a preview of what the next two years are going to be like in Swampville. But we fear what happened in that hate session is going to be the environment Americans are going to have to endure in the next two years.

It was a surprise and a bit shocking to learn that the Boy Scouts of America organization is having financial problems and may have to file for bankruptcy.

Sen. Claire McCaskill, in an interview as she is getting ready to exit the U.S. Senate, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that she will not run for public office again. There had been speculation that she might seek the office of governor on the Democratic ticket.

The city of Washington’s consultant on the swimming pool will be seeking public input on the project in early 2019. The input will be helpful in the planning and design process.

Quote of the week: “Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.” – Willie Nelson

There was a time not too long ago when investing in China seemed like the thing to do. The future looked bright to do business, even international business, from a base in China.

If you are an active political observer, 2019 should be your year to pay close attention. There are a host of would-be candidates in the wings waiting to make announcements about their presidential ambitions.

Growth is satisfying in many areas of Missouri life, but in one sector it is troubling. It’s our prison populations.

President Donald Trump is going to push and push for funding to build a United States-Mexico border wall in the next session of Congress.

It was with more than passing interest we read that the historic 1920s-era Delta Queen will be cruising again. Legislation was signed this past week by President Donald Trump authorizing the riverboat to cruise again along the Mississippi and several other rivers,

As in the past, The Missourian will publish Christmas religious messages from members of the clergy. They will appear in the Dec. 22-23 weekend issue.

This is the season when people are busy preparing for the holidays. With the hurry-up environment, it also is the time when drivers become more aggressive.

With Gov. Mike Parson announcing his support for legislation for a drug prescription monitoring law, just maybe Missouri will be the last state in the nation to have such a measure. It is perplexing to understand why Missouri is last in this regard.

When reading Walter Williams’ latest column in this issue, we became somewhat alarmed and we wondered what are they teaching in our high schools and colleges? It is widely known that schools have failed in teaching American history. Are the students not interested in American history and/or …

Quote of the week: “I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” – G.K. Chesterton

This Friday, Dec. 7, will be the 77th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, which plunged America into World War II. We can’t help but wonder if Pearl Harbor means anything to today’s generation.

When many Americans think of former president George H. W. Bush, 94, among what comes to mind is that he was a good, decent man of high principles, who set an excellent example of a man who was born into wealth, served his country in wartime, made his mark in the business world, and dedicate…

The dark clouds were playing hide and seek with the sun, the wind was brisk with a chill, the crowd was festive and Saturday afternoon the new Highway 47 bridge over the Missouri River was introduced with a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony that signaled the end of construction was near.

There hasn’t been this much excitement in Washington, Franklin, Warren and St. Charles counties since 1936 when the first bridge over the Missouri River opened to traffic — that is, bridgewise!

President Donald Trump has received some criticism on his failure to visit American troops in war zones.

Since the publication of stories on the old Highway 47 bridge over the Missouri River at Washington, we’ve been hearing from other people about their memories.

The long-awaited opening of the new bridge on Highway 47 over the Missouri River at Washington is upon us.

WASHINGTON -- At the beginning of his long and well-lived life, George Herbert Walker Bush, who in politics was always prosaic, acquired, by way of a grandfather, the name of a British poet and priest (George Herbert, 1593-1633). He acquired much else from family inheritance.

Quote of the week: “Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Before the first Highway 47 bridge over the Missouri River surfaced in 1936, Washington had a rich history of ferries and steamboats. The late Ralph Gregory was Washington’s premier historian and his history of the city, published in 2000, remains the book to check for the historical facts a…

By this time, I’m certain many of you have finally run out of Thanksgiving leftovers.

Chief Justice John Roberts of the U.S. Supreme Court said the president was wrong in calling a judge who ruled against him an “Obama judge.”

If you live for 25 more years, you may see a new Highway 47 from Washington to Union and St. Clair. It may be that far down on the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) project list, according to Judy Wagner, area engineer for MoDOT. That is, unless new funding is found.

The ribbon cutting for the new Highway 47 bridge over the Missouri River Saturday has generated excitement, but not as much as when the first bridge opening was held in May 1936. The reason, of course, the 1936 bridge opening was the first span over the river at Washington and before that a …

The need to replace the Highway 47 bridge over the Missouri River at Washington became evident years ago. Now at age 82, the old structure will be retired. It has served its purpose.

The Missouri General Assembly hasn’t changed — it will have the same partisan makeup in each chamber when it convenes in January.  

It’s taken a long time but members of the medical profession are speaking out about the deaths they see in hospital emergency departments. The doctors are in a battle of words with the National Rifle Association (NRA).

We applaud the decision Tuesday by the Missouri State Board of Education to rehire Margie Vandeven to serve as Commissioner of Education, the state’s top education official.

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