The Washington City Council has before it a request to change the name of a street from Duncan Avenue to Fourteenth Street. The request came from Councilman Mark Hidritch, second ward, who said he is the voice of his constituents, who want the change. The request was brought up at the counci…

It seems almost any test designed with a useful purpose can be subject to methods that allow it to be compromised. 

This is Cardinal baseball territory and the fans are disappointed in the 2017 team. It does not meet Cardinals’ standards for performance.

The American people’s patience is at the breaking point over Congress’ inability to come up with a health care plan. 

We were among the people who predicted that some colleges and universities were going to close. We based it on the high cost to attend those institutions. There are other factors involved and one could see what was coming.

The political attention in Missouri at this time is centered on who will challenge Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill in the race for the U.S. Senate next year.

It would be nice if one day would pass without stories about the investigations into whether the Donald Trump campaign colluded with Russian representatives in an effort to sway the election in Trump’s favor. Collusion isn’t a criminal offense but conspiracy is, and the big question right no…

The way some people view it, the University of Missouri is Negative University. The latest was a story in The New York Times that the university said “key aspects” were omitted.

In the path of the solar eclipse, Franklin County communities are preparing for the event, with watch activities. The date is Aug. 21.

Remember the campaign pledge by Donald Trump that he was going to build a wall on our southern border to keep out illegal immigrants coming through Mexico? And he said Mexico would pay for it!

It always is good news when a local company plans to expand and create new jobs. It is especially gratifying when the company is homegrown, a longtime employer in a city and has been successful.

July 1937 is when the Washington Missourian became under the ownership of the James L. Miller Sr., family. Members of the family have owned and operated the newspaper for 80 years this month. Three Millers, two of the third generation, operate the newspaper today.

Sen. Claire McCaskill, who will be up for re-election next year, is raising money for her campaign at a $1 million a month clip. The Democrat is expecting a tough fight to retain her U.S. Senate seat.  

 

Missouri now has a Blue Alert system, which will alert people statewide when a law enforcement officer is killed or wounded. The law was signed by Gov. Eric Greitens Thursday.

There are few recognition programs to honor the sacrifice made by our military men that can equal the Budweiser Folds of Honor Foundation that came to a Washington home recently.

The name may sound impressive but we are in a wait and see mode. The Missouri General Assembly has created the 21st Century Missouri Transportation System Task Force.

Selling a tax increase to a Republican Legislature in a deeply red state is never an easy task. That’s true even if the rationale for the hike is indisputable.

A Missourian reader suggested we publish on a regular basis the addresses of our representatives in Congress. We have done that in the past, but not lately. It’s a good suggestion. Here are the addresses:

To climb the political ladder to serve in government, most of the successful candidates have had a mountain of ambition, especially to seek the White House.

In a highly anticipated decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 7-2 Monday that the state of Missouri cannot deny public funds to a church simply because it is a religious organization.

 

The date June 25, this past Sunday, rates mention as a historic day, but it passed with little notice or fanfare. It was 67 years ago, June 25, 1950, that the Korean War began.

Donald Trump campaigned on a pledge to clean up Washington and limit the influence of special interests.

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley has filed a lawsuit against three large drug manufacturing companies, alleging fraud. The lawsuit was filed in St. Louis Circuit Court.

The defeat of a Democrat in a congressional race in Georgia once again has members of the Democratic Party on a soul-searching mission. “Why are we losers?” they ask themselves.

When it comes to jobs, health care is the leader in metro St. Louis. Often we can overlook the importance and impact of health care to the economy.

For years the University of Missouri at Columbia enjoyed enrollment increases, hitting a record tally of 35,448 students in the fall of 2015.

The latest on attempts to move a Confederate memorial from Forest Park in St. Louis is that the removal has been temporarily halted by a court order.

We’ve all heard or read about a number of shopping malls that have lost tenants and closed. We also have heard of the various uses they are being used for today.

As the country prepares to celebrate Father’s Day this weekend, we take note of a new report indicating the number of fathers taking paternity leave has soared from 5,800 per month in 1994 to 22,000 per month in 2015.

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) surprised Washington officials when it announced a plan that calls for a roundabout on Highway 100 at Bluff Road. The idea did not receive a friendly bounce.

Too many guns in the hands of unstable people and with politics at a high pitch, more security is needed for all officials, from the federal government down to the local level.

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Congress needs to start focusing on what is important to the future of the nation such as health care and tax reform. The final act in the circus that was the Senate hearings on whether Russia tried to influence the presidential elections last year is over. It’s time to get on with the peopl…

Gov. Eric Greitens is running for president and we are all “extras” in a slick Facebook video he is producing to hype his campaign.

We are not aware of any proof to the thought that Americans respect their flag more than most other nations. The Pledge of Allegiance to the flag in America is as common as there are 24 hours in a day.

This coming Saturday is Clean Up Day in Washington. The sponsor is Downtown Washington  Inc. Volunteers are needed.

We don’t know how many Missourians have been to the World War I Museum memorial in Kansas City, but if they haven’t been they should consider a visit.

Unless there is a reversal by the Washington City Council on its decision to abolish the city court, and that is not likely, defendants in violation of city ordinances, will have to appear in circuit court in Union to face charges, or pay fines after guilty pleas, beginning in 2018.

The Washington Board of Education has hired a new instructor for the Navy Junior ROTC program that is offered to students at Washington High and St. Francis Borgia Regional High School.

The all-volunteer United States Army has announced a bonus plan to boost its ranks and to get some of the skilled personnel to stay in its ranks.

Former FBI Director James Comey comes across to some people as a bit too sanctimonious, and his questionable acts certainly raise questions about his overall fitness to hold high office.

One of the most significant dates in the history of World War II, June 6, 1944, and in American history, passed with not much fanfare. Many Americans today don’t know what D-Day means.

Two officials of Warren County did a public service when they brought to the attention of Washington officials the need for a Highway 47 causeway north of the Missouri River bridge. That portion of Highway 47 floods. When flooded it cuts off access from Warren and St. Charles counties to Washington.

President Donald Trump made good on one of his campaign promises in rejecting the Paris climate accord, saying he will either demand better terms or he will develop a new plan that will be more favorable to industry in the United States.

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With the Memorial Day services still not tucked away in our minds, military medals came to the forefront of brain matter when we read about State Treasurer Eric Schmitt’s effort to return military medals that are among items in the unclaimed property under the control of the state treasurer’…

President Donald Trump made good on one of his campaign promises in rejecting the Paris climate accord, saying he will either demand better terms or he will develop a new plan that will be more favorable to industry in the United States.

Since resurfacing and going public, Hillary Clinton is blaming everybody but herself for losing the presidential race in November.

 

With Memorial Day just behind us, the military veterans service organizations that conduct services on that day, year after year, deserve a sharp salute from all of us.

Officials in Louisiana, Mo., know about the importance of history and how not to delude it. The city of 3,300 people along the Mississippi River unveiled a donated framed 34-inch-by-58-inch restored Confederate flag inside a museum.

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