If there are 26 deaths in Franklin County in one year, from anything other than legitimate medical causes, there should be great concern. And there is because these deaths in 2016 were from overdoses of illegal drugs.
Gov. Eric Greitens wasted little time in naming a chief operating officer for his office. He said during the campaign that he was going to hire a chief operating officer from a major business.
The intelligence agencies of the U.S. released a declassified version of Russian hacking last week. It is an addition to an earlier report. President Barack Obama requested the release of the report.
One of the most compelling issues in the U.S. is the large number of people with mental disorders who have weapons and who are guilty of mass killings of innocent people. Law enforcement agencies are aware of some of these mental cases who may be a threat, but if they don’t break the law bef…
If ever there has been a time when the vast majority of Americans support law enforcement agencies, it is now. Fears of terrorist attacks, an armed populace, and so many people with mental problems make being a law enforcement officer today a very dangerous profession. The public’s need for …
For now, anyway, Peter Kinder’s government career is over. He served 24 years in state government, the last 12 as lieutenant governor. Before that he was in the Missouri Senate for 12 years.
Sen. Roy Blunt has been chairman of many committees in his 20 years in Washington, D.C., but Jan. 20 he will serve in a new role — chairman of the presidential inauguration committee for Donald Trump.
Gov.-elect Eric Greitens said during his campaign he planned to hire a chief operating officer (COO) to run the day to day operations of the governor’s office. His rival, Chris Koster, in a debate when that was mentioned, told Greitens that being COO is the job the governor fulfills.
We remember when New Year’s resolutions were taken seriously — at least at the time they were made. Like many other twists and turns in living, times change and rarely do we hear anything about a New Year’s resolution. Yeah, we know, most resolutions never happen. There isn’t enough follow-t…
The United States’ relations with Israel are strained to put it mildly. An ongoing issue is over Israel’s settlements in the disputed territory of the West Bank and East Jerusalem. The conflict is with Palestinians.
Thomas Sowell, a syndicated columnist whose columns appeared in The Missourian for many years, is retiring. His last column appeared in Wednesday’s Missourian. We, along with many of our readers, will miss his informative opinion columns.
A mainstay at The Missourian retired Thursday after more than 40 years with this newspaper. It was the only newspaper Ed worked at after graduating from the University of Missouri School of Journalism in 1976.
Gov.-elect Eric Greitens calls it corporate welfare to subsidize the proposed new soccer stadium in downtown St. Louis. Gov. Jay Nixon says it’s the price of doing business today.
President Barack Obama hasn’t lost confidence in himself, even though his Democratic Party suffered a major blow at the polls in November with the defeat of Hillary Clinton and the election of Donald Trump. It was a rejection of the Democratic Party, and Obama, as much as it was a defeat for…
It was in the early 1980s when Franklin County could hardly make ends meet. The county was growing, but the revenue was not keeping up with the demands brought on by growth. Franklin was not the only county that needed more revenue — it was a statewide problem.
The ice storm that hit this area Friday afternoon was a paralyzing force, especially for drivers on highways and other roads. There were numerous accidents and long delays to reach destinations.
Now that the Electoral College has certified Donald Trump as president-elect with votes Monday in state capitols throughout the country, it’s time for all of us to accept the results.
What happens in St. Louis has an impact on the whole region, including Franklin County. When writing about St. Louis we include both the city and the county, even though the city legally is not part of the county.
College officials rightly are concerned about legislation that would allow some form of the carrying of guns on campuses. They should be alarmed about asinine legislation of this nature.
President-elect Donald Trump had to know that nominating Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson for secretary of state would create a firestorm of opposition because of the nominee’s close ties with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
School officials — the Washington Public School District, and East Central College — voiced concern about a proposed Tax Increment Financing (TIF) project in Downtown Washington at a TIF commission meeting last week.
It was no surprise that Donald Trump was named Person of the Year by Time magazine. Time began its long essay on Trump by saying it was the 90th time it has selected the person “who had the greatest influence, for better or worse, on the events of the year.”
A “news story” (no source mentioned on the one we received) on the Internet falls into the category of fake news. Some people are just now awakening to the fact that anybody can put anything on the Internet.
A welcome change that will be coming after Donald Trump takes the oath of president is elimination of federal government regulations that are strangling small businesses, and hindering growth in many fields.
Yesterday, Dec. 7, 1941 — a date which will live in infamy — the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan,” President Franklin D. Roosevelt said in his address to Congress Dec. 8, 1941, the day after the Japanese attacked …
Our President-elect Donald Trump said that he will turn over all of his business interests to his children in an attempt to avoid any conflicts of interest. He says he will be running the federal government on a full-time basis.
The Clinton campaign, that is, its leaders, apparently have not disbanded and will take part in a recount of votes in Wisconsin in the presidential election between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
Donald Trump needs to prepare himself for when he is president that all of his actions will be under a magnifying glass, not only by Republicans but by the big, liberal media. That is somewhat true of any president, but Trump’s mouth, his wealth, his expansive business interests and his farf…
For as long as it can be remembered, there has been a search to find the answer to why some people live longer. Many reasons have been advanced and theories offered, but no one single reason has found general acceptance with the exception of one — a person’s genetic makeup. Such reasons as d…
A major redevelopment project in Downtown Washington moved another step forward this past Monday when the city council selected Developer Andy Unerstall as the preferred developer for the Front Street Redevelopment Area.