It was 12 years ago that the Missouri Photojournalism Hall of Fame was established in Washington. It now is located in Columbia in the Reynolds Journalism Institute, which is connected to the School of Journalism at the University of Missouri. The Hall of Fame was located in Washington for 1…
This is a troubling election year with two candidates who many voters do not like because of their records, especially their personal histories. More fire was added to the burning emotions with the revelation of what Republican Donald Trump said about women many years ago, and the criticism …
It wasn’t billed as Gov. Jay Nixon’s farewell address to the Missouri Press Association last Friday at Branson, but it may well have been since the two-term governor will leave after eight years as the top executive in Missouri government in January. A 30-year career in Missouri government w…
It was a surprise when we learned last Friday that the Columbia Daily Tribune had been sold to New Media Investment Group, Inc., which operates GateHouse Media, which is one of the largest publishers of print and online media outlets in the United States.
Bernie Sanders started it and now Hillary Clinton is using the same line: Elect me and there will be free college education for everyone. That sounds good to get votes but it’s not likely to happen. And, the candidates know it!
Secret Service agents are supposed to keep closed mouths as to what goes on at the White House while stationed there. Gary J. Byrne is among a few who have written books about their experiences there. Recently, the books have been about the Bill and Hillary Clinton years in the White House.
Colin Kaepernick, the quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers football team, who refuses to stand for the national anthem, is hurting himself more than the country that has provided him with all the freedoms he enjoys, plus the wealth that goes with being a star athlete.
Camp Fiddlecreek, off Highway 100 in eastern Franklin County, is an institution in the county. Not far from Labadie, the site has 83 acres in a wooded valley, and has been a fun and educational camp for generations of girls from this area.
There is concern by a couple of council members that dipping into the reserves in the Washington coffers may not be advisable. That’s understandable. However, there’s a strong argument that caution is being used and spending money out of the reserve fund can be justified.
If a voter wants a presidential candidate they trust, both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have earned failing grades. The 2016 presidential election is a keen disappointment to voters.
We’ve got a donnybrook going on in the Franklin County administrative building between the auditor and the county commission, which is the executive and legislative branches of the county.
One down, one more to go. We’e talking about the 2016 elections. The primary election was one of the most contested for some offices and the dirt that was thrown was more than Missouri has witnessed for some time.
Despite terrorist threats, unfinished and unsatisfactory facilities, doping scandals and every other problem under the Rio de Janeiro sun, the 2016 Summer Olympics will begin Friday.
Bill Clinton’s speech at the Democratic National Convention was an attempt to portray wife Hillary, the Democratic nominee for president, as a person qualified to be president and someone voters could trust. Yeah, it was mushy, so much so that some voters said they turned to another channel.
We are suffocating from the air that is heavy with politics — in some instances, the air is polluted (where’s the EPA when we need it?). Some cleansing is needed and that’s why this column will stray from politics, at least for a week or so.
We’ve been hearing it for some time now, “I’m sick of this election. I wish it was over.” Yes, there is general disgust in this country about conditions, from safety to foreign policies, and about our leaders and candidates for public office. Accusations are the order of the day.
If your taste is for a bit of variety in politics, the GOP primary election race for governor is for you. There are four candidates who wear what the GOP conservative badge stands for with pride, but there are differences.
A Washington citizen who stood tall in his commitment to family, community and nation has departed this life. Services were held for Bernie Hillermann Monday. He died last Friday night.
In June, nearly three business aircraft a day landed at the Washington Regional Airport, pointing to the importance of an airport to industry and businesses. The exact number was 83, according to John Politte, a member of the city’s airport committee, who reported on airport activities at th…
A Missourian associate who shares our interest in history, American, that is, gave us a restaurant menu from 1939. It is not an ordinary menu from just any restaurant.
The Missourian received a somewhat unusual letter from a vice president of Phantom Fireworks of Youngstown, Ohio. It had to do with military veterans — those who had been under fire in combat.
The air is full of political talk. You can’t escape it. It comes at us from all directions. Nasty words are being flung about by many candidates. Political endorsements are made. Money is being spent on campaigns that could be better used for other purposes.