There has been considerable publicity about money given to the campaign of Republican Eric Greitens, candidate for governor, by alleged sex-abuser Michael Goguen of California. Greitens has refused to return the money, $1 million, even though party members have questioned his refusal to retu…
Now that the action by the General Assembly to override Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of the controversial gun bill, we are hearing from the silent majority who believe lawmakers are out of touch with the vast majority of people who have valid concerns.
The General Assembly voted to override several vetoes Gov. Jay Nixon gave to legislation that would give tax breaks to special interest groups. The governor then cut $57.2 million from the budget to balance it.
The warning signal is blaring about the coming of drones that are going to fill the sky. Federal aviation officials said there could be millions of drones crowding the nation’s skies in the not-too-distant future.
We thought it was a dead issue — the birthplace of President Barack Obama. It surfaced again when presidential candidate Donald Trump said at a press conference last Friday that Obama was born in the United States, “period.”
Millionaire professional football players who refuse to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag are displaying disrespect to a country that has given them opportunities they would not have living in other countries.
It’s a go for the westward expansion of the riverfront trail in Washington. The city has received word that the Missouri Department of Natural Resources Recreational Trails Program grant has been approved. The amount of the grant is expected to be $150,000.
After the Hillary Clinton health issue that surfaced again when she had to leave a 9/11 anniversary memorial service early Sunday, the political campaign spotlight has focused on the candidates’ health.
The black body count in Chicago is a national tragedy. So far this year nearly 3,000 people, black and white, have been shot in that city, an average of one victim every two hours.
A rural Missouri school district has eliminated any Christian elements from its schools after a complaint from a national atheist organization, according to the Missouri Family Policy Council.
It really wasn’t a televised debate because the two candidates for president, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, weren’t face to face, and answered questions from the moderator and military veterans in a military setting. Each was on stage for 30 minutes Wednesday night.
The Franklin County Area United Way campaign has kicked off, the ball is in the air, and the goal is to score another victory. The goal is $1.1 million, most ever, but the leadership is confident the money can be raised.
All Americans were humiliated, or should have been, by the way the Chinese treated our president when he landed at Hangzhou, China, last week. What happened was an insult to the United States.
To the average citizen, the money given to political candidates is beyond comprehension. The money wasted on candidates who lose is staggering. And, how many donors is the winner beholden to?
The conservative movement lost a crusader Monday with the death of Phyllis Schlafly, 92, whose spirited political activities encouraged other women to enter the arena of public life.
Jay Ashcroft, Republican candidate for secretary of state, is uniquely qualified for public office by his education and experience. In the primary election, he defeated state Sen. Will Kraus, a formidable candidate. He lives in St. Louis County, but grew up in Jefferson City and graduated fr…
To many people, assessed valuation of property figures are just that — numbers — and they don’t pay too much attention to them. To others, such as officials of taxing entities, the numbers reflect the property tax income they will receive this year.
Sen. Claire McCaskill confirmed the past week that she plans to run for re-election in 2018. She was elected to the Senate in 2006. The Democrat will be seeking a third six-year term.
For the state of Missouri, it is embarrassing that the state auditor in a report said the Senate should increase sexual harassment training following scandals that occurred last year.
Mercy Hospital Washington is observing an important milestone in health care progress in this area. It is the 40th anniversary of the merger of what was St. Francis Hospital and St. John’s Mercy Medical Center (now Mercy).
If agriculture groups in Missouri have an influence on their members, the farm vote is going to be strong for Chris Koster for governor. The Democratic candidate, who now is attorney general, has gained more endorsements from farm groups than many of the past candidates for state offices.
One of Gov. Jay Nixon’s vetoes should not be overridden by members of the General Assembly. It is SB 656, which would cripple Missouri’s concealed weapons law, nearly killing it.
Every now and then, it is necessary to remind our readers about our letters to the editor policy. The Missourian welcomes letters to be published. Most are informative and comments made often lead to needed reforms on a wide range of subjects. Letters give all of us an indication of how peop…
During the groundbreaking for the new Highway 47 bridge over the Missouri River last week, Gov. Jay Nixon’s timely words should reach every Missourian, and be driven home with the force such as will be needed to drive in the piers that will support the new structure at Washington.
Although not a resident of Washington in 1934, and being quite young in that year, when the groundbreaking was held Friday for the new Highway 47 bridge over the Missouri River, thoughts about the first bridge over the river here rattled in the brain.
It took much effort by many people to get to the point where we will be at 10 a.m. Friday under the old Highway 47 bridge where it crosses the Missouri River. That is when there will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony to start on construction of a new $62.9 million bridge.
A fear many Americans have is if Hillary Clinton is elected president, she will appoint several U.S. Supreme Court justices who will render liberal decisions adversely affecting the traditional beliefs of many people in the country — including religious standards. Goodbye to the Constitution…
In the race for sheriff in Franklin County in the Republican primary election, it was a heated and expensive campaign, with a record amount of money spent by the two main candidates, Jason Grellner and Steve Pelton. Running third was Dan Page.
Often sought after, unity in a political party can be evasive, if not impossible to obtain. However, the true party loyalists keep quiet about their differences, at least in public. But now there are more who speak out, just as in the national level in the Republican Party.