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These are uncertain times for Emmaus Homes’ Marthasville campus, a place where 78 adults with developmental disabilities call home.
One way to view our change in policies toward Cuba is that it is a victory for the people of both countries. People who have visited Cuba in recent decades — the ones we have talked to — all said we should relax our policies toward Cuba, just 90 miles from Florida.
Make no mistake about it. The St. Clair R-XIII School District is doing many, many great things to educate our students today so they can become the leaders of tomorrow.
It appears likely that Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts will challenge Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination for president. Earlier it had appeared that Hillary would be a shoo-in for the nomination because no one was going to challenge her. But now Sen. Warren is looking like a serious candidate for president.
Franklin County Honor Flight is seeking letters for veterans who make the trip to Washington, D.C., to visit memorials erected in their honor.
Missourians need to have an indepth discussion on toll roads — in the Legislature, in the executive branch, among users, and the general public. Time is running out as far as addressing the conditions of our interstate highways, bridges and state roads before they deteriorate more and become more costly to repair. New construction also is needed to solve congestion conditions and failing bridges.
For many governmental entities, it’s budget time. Preparing budgets for the coming year often is a laborious task, whether in government or private business. Toes can be stepped on, tempers can explode — after all it’s about spending, priorities and not always granting funding requests.
China is expected to have a 350-ship Navy by 2020. It has less than 300 ships now. In the meantime, the U.S. Navy could drop as low as 250 ships from around the 300 we have now.
It was just a matter of time.
Unfortunately, many of the protesters, and their sympathizers, do not understand what police have to deal with, some on an almost daily basis, with violent suspects. One of their challenges is to try to subdue a violent offender without using excessive force.
Many people are of the opinion that the media overall has not been fair to policemen in the New York and Ferguson killings of black men by officers.
We are accustomed to seeing dumb legislation introduced, and usually lawmakers have enough sense to aim those bills for the wastebasket. This doesn’t mean that some dumb bills aren’t passed.
Sunday, Dec. 7, will be the 73rd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor which plunged America into war with the Japanese. World War II had already begun but the United States had not entered the war until the attack by the Japanese. The next day, President Franklin D. Roosevelt in a speech to Congress declared that a state of war existed between the United States and Japan. A resolution of war was adopted by Congress.
They’re calling for more police officers in St. Louis. Those who are calling for a larger police force to protect people and property includes Mayor Francis Slay.
Mercy Hospital Washington dedicated its new outpatient Behavioral Health Department Thursday to fill a void in this area. It officially opens Monday, but before that a few patients were seeking care and they were processed.
The New Haven Leader, established in 1895, has ceased publication. The final issue of The Leader was published last week.
Five St. Louis Rams players, when entering the playing field before the game Sunday against Oakland, stood with their hands raised to express solidarity with protesters over the Michael Brown shooting and subsequent grand jury ruling that no charges would be filed against the policeman who fired the fatal shots.
There’s been a healthy discussion about the boundaries of the First Amendment lately and much of it is being driven by social media.
It was a no-win situation for St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch in the Michael Brown shooting case. He was going to be criticized for any decision he made in determining whether there was any criminal culpability on behalf of the officer who shot the teenager. Whether he made the call himself to issue any charges or whether he used a grand jury to make the call, he was going to be second-guessed.
It’s never been easier to shop online.
When members of American Legion Post 218 learned that the Naval JROTC cadets in Washington were in need of jackets, or pea jackets as the Navy calls them, there was an immediate response.
Franklin County is on the verge of adopting a pretrial prisoner release plan for county jail inmates charged with crimes. The plan would ease crowding conditions at the county jail in Union and postpone a costly jail expansion program.
It’s hard to recall a more tense and anxiety-filled Thanksgiving holiday in recent memory.
It’s probably too early to characterize it as a paradigm shift, but it is progress.
This month is the 45th anniversary of the bombing of the Franklin County courthouse in Union. A bomb was placed under a bench on the second floor in the lobby just outside the sheriff’s office.
It may be a new high in Franklin County to have seven homicide cases pending in circuit court. If it isn’t the highest, the number certainly is significant.
Missouri’s two U.S. senators voted for the Keystone XL pipeline project that failed to pass by one vote after it had been approved in the House. Both senators, Roy Blunt and Claire McCaskill, say they will continue to support Keystone.
There’s no denying that the world we live in is as dangerous as it has ever been in other eras in this nation’s history. Yet our military is being crippled by budget cuts and a political leadership that is stubborn and more interested in the party than in the safety of the people they represent.
A tip of the hat to the Franklin County Area United Way and the community for surpassing the 2014 campaign goal.
When President Vladimir V. Putin arrived for the G-20 meeting in Australia, there were two Russian warships in nearby waters. The bully brought along his naval support in another show of his country’s strength. Who did he think that was going to impress?
An untold story is where the weapons and ammunition come from used in conflicts around the world. Where are they made? How do they get into the hands of rebels and tyrants in the many foreign countries where there is bloodshed?
Like her or not, there is one thing about U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, you know whether she backs or blackballs a political candidate. She isn’t bashful when it comes to endorsements.
Republicans ran away with the election earlier this month on the national and state level.
The availability of skilled labor is the No. 1 factor in site selection by industries, according to a survey by Area Development magazine, which focuses on industrial development.
In November 1969, 45 years ago, the Washington City Council was thinking about annexation because of a shortage of building sites in the city limits.
When the 2014 Washington Town and Country Fair numbers were reported last week at the annual Washington Area Chamber of Commerce breakfast, the total economic impact of the five-day event in August again stirred emotions, and resulted in thoughts of what it means to this entire area. The impact goes beyond the numbers.
"Thank you for your service.”
Presidents are elected if they capitalize on the mood of the voters. President Barack Obama did that twice. His words of change captured the imagination of voters. He hasn’t delivered on the promise of change in a positive direction.
Tim Wolfe is a businessman.
You can interpret Tuesday’s national midterm election results in a variety of ways but there’s no ignoring that the Republican victories were historic.
The type of robbery and assault that occurred in Washington last Monday on a restaurant parking lot would have been unheard of here many years ago. It serves as a warning that crimes are happening anytime and anywhere today.
A grand jury investigating the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson by a police officer is expected to give its report by mid-November. In the meantime, there have been reports that the Ferguson police chief plans to step aside, St. Louis County officers would add Ferguson to their jurisdiction, and it has been leaked that the officer who did the shooting, Darren Wilson, has testified that he acted in a self-defense manner — actually feared for his life.
Ad after ad in the political campaigns that just closed, candidates said they were for job creation. That’s easier said than done. It resonates well with voters. Or does it?
Are you glad the election is over?
"Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize it bears a very close resemblance to the first.”
Rotary Riverfront Trail regulars are hopeful something can be worked out with the contractor for the new Highway 47 bridge over the Missouri River where at least part of the trail will be open during the two-year construction period. A construction contractor has not been selected, but indications are that the state and city will try to work something out to keep part of the popular walkway/bikeway trail open in that two-year period.
In this issue there are profiles of candidates who will be on the Nov. 4 ballots in this area. The profiles of candidates in contested races are the only ones published. A number of candidates have no opposition.
We have said before that U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer reflects the views of a majority of the people he represents in the Third Congressional District. He’s a conservative Republican.
Dave Schatz, R-Sullivan, is the clear choice in the 26th District state Senate race.
Washington began to preserve old structures much too late. It is not an easy task. Some of the preservation projects can be complex, beginning with ownership of the property.