With the solid defeat of Prop A — Right to Work — the after-the-election political quarterbacking about what’s next on this issue demonstrates there is no clear path ahead. The 67 percent to 32 percent defeat is about as convincing as any political issue can be.

The golf world’s eyes are focused on St. Louis where the 100th PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club is being played. Television will take the event to the far corners of the world.

In the coming weeks, students will be heading to colleges, many some distance from hometowns, while others will continue to live at home and attend community colleges. The best education buy for students is a community college, which is within financial reach of almost every family.

All signs point to a vigorous, costly and dirty fight leading up to the November election in the race for the U.S. Senate in Missouri. Incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill, a Democrat, will face a bruising race from Republican Josh Hawley.

The remains of some of the military personnel who died in North Korea during the Korean War (1950-1953) have been returned and now are in Hawaii for analysis and identification. A U.S. military plane made a trip into North Korea to bring back the remains of 55 bodies, apparently soldiers kil…

County Clerk Debbie Door, chief election official for Franklin County, has a good record in predicting voter turnout at elections. She said Tuesday’s primary election turnout may end up slightly higher than in previous primaries due to Prop A (Right to Work) being on the ballot.

Country music star Eric Church did the unthinkable — he criticized the National Rifle Association.

It isn’t often you hear about an agricultural field having an anniversary. It is happening at the University of Missouri at Columbia.

Few politicians in the state have had to take the hits that Sen. Claire McCaskill is taking, but she’s not running for cover. She has visited county after county, facing Missourians and their questions, and she doesn’t back down on her convictions.

No one talks much about the national debt anymore. Maybe we should. The federal debt and deficit are exploding.

There are voters who are confused by Proposition A, which will be on the ballot in the Aug. 7 primary election. There is quite a large amount of money being spent on advertising by opponents, especially labor unions. 

One repercussion from President Donald Trump’s trade war and tariff policy is that it is going to affect the American taxpayer. The Trump administration announced it would extend $12 billion in emergency aid to farmers because the American agricultural field has been damaged by Trump’s policies.

One of the tactics in election-year politics in contested races and issues is through advertising that raises the fear element. Much of this advertising, chiefly on television, is to attack a candidate or issue by raising fear in voters’ minds. Since many voters do not pay close attention to…

Both major political parties should know by this time that having members too far from the middle endangers their well-being. Radicalism doesn’t play well in America and both parties have lost members because of extremism in the ranks.

As we all know, Washington is known for its volunteerism. One of the outstanding examples of it is on Grand Avenue. The Four Rivers Area YMCA and Hazel Family Center stands tall when it comes to volunteerism  — it is an example of the volunteerism that prevails in Washington and also the gen…

The writer of a letter to the editor of The Missourian, which was published Wednesday, suggested that workers on the new Highway 47 bridge over the Missouri River be given passes to the Washington Town & Country Fair, scheduled for Aug. 1-5.

The Trump administration is proposing to restructure the U.S. Postal Service. President Donald Trump said the agency would have more flexibility if it were operated as a private agency, according to Sen. Claire McCaskill, who opposes the Trump plan.

Divers found four more bodies at Table Rock Lake Friday to bring the death toll to 17 in an accident in a storm that happened Thursday evening near Branson.

There is mounting evidence that the makeup of our two main political parties is undergoing change with blue-collar America becoming Republican. The Democratic Party’s clinging to old worn-out leadership is one reason for the change.  

Recently, a coach who had been fired was asked when did he know he would be fired. The coach replied, “The day I was hired.” So it goes with college coaches and professional sports managers or coaches who recognize a fact in sports.

Expansion of companies in Washington, with additional jobs, always is good news for the area. Hodges Badge Company, Inc., located here in 1989 from its headquarters plant in Rhode Island. With  eyes to the future, the owners said at the time that they might move all of their operations here …

Who would have thought decades ago that schools  would need to have law enforcement officers to protect students? It has come to that in America.

We all know what outstanding volunteers we have in the Washington Fire Department. The same is true about the volunteers who fight fires in other parts of the county. The service they provide is outstanding.

A few weeks ago White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked to leave the Red Hen restaurant in Lexington, Va., because the owner didn’t like her defending President Trump and his policies.

Since the arrival of Donald Trump to the White House, there has been almost a daily outburst of some sort, and much anticipation of what’s next. One would have thought the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court would have created enough political fireworks, but the ver…

Some state Democratic officials are furious over their party’s adoption of a new platform that includes a provision welcoming “a diversity of views” on abortion.

A recent survey commissioned by the National Newspaper Association (NNA) fortified what we and our readers have known for as long as there has been printed words. Community newspapers provide a valuable service to readers and the communities they serve.

The University of Missouri Flagship Council scored a direct hit on The Wall Street Journal in response to a negative editorial in the newspaper about MU.  Facts that The Journal ignored were pointed out by Doug Crews, council co-chair, in its weekly newsletter. Crews called the editorial “a …

People are saying that the cover photo on the latest issue of Time magazine (July 2) is an example of fake journalism. It shows a 2-year-old Honduran girl crying at our southern border as her mother, an illegal immigrant, was being patted down by a border patrol officer while President Donal…

President Donald Trump recently directed the Defense Department to create a Space Force, which would be a sixth branch of the military. It isn’t likely to happen soon. Congressional action would be needed.

June 25, 1950. The date probably doesn’t mean much to many Americans, but that is the date the Korean War began. If you were a young man on that date in 1950, the expectation was clear — military service was not far away.

Congratulations are in order for the Washington volunteers who comprise the Washington In Bloom committee for its record the past eight years in competition sponsored by the America In Bloom organization.

States now have the authority to force people to pay sales taxes on purchases made online. The U.S. Supreme Court in a 5-4 vote Thursday overruled a couple of old decisions that states said cost them billions of dollars in revenue annually.

The most popular office to file for in the August primary election in Missouri is U.S. senator. There are 11 Republican candidates and seven Democratic candidates, including the incumbent, Sen. Claire McCaskill.

Americans drew a collective sigh of relief when President Donald Trump signed an executive order to keep immigrant families together when they try to enter the United States at our southern borders.

A personal-finance website, WalletHub, released its report on 2018’s Best and Worst Economies. It listed 10 states as having the best economies and 10 states with the worst economies.

We recommend that readers of The Missourian check the public notices, or legal notices, in every issue. It may result in dollars in your pocket.

Amid a lack of complete legal clearness in the state constitution, Gov. Mike Parson has appointed State Sen. Mike Kehoe of Jefferson City as Missouri’s lieutenant governor. The office has been vacant since the former lieutenant governor, Parson, moved into the governor’s chair when Gov. Eric…

No one likes to pay sales taxes. But without sales taxes, county governments would not be able to provide services at the level they do. The same can be said for municipalities.

The rush of stories and images of children being separated from their parents at our country’s southern border is heartbreaking.

There is general agreement what Americans want from the news media and what journalists want to report, according to studies that also revealed a troubling caveat: a nagging feeling among both that the ideal isn’t being met.

A start date on the Bluff Road project is yet to be determined. The work is of high concern to more than a thousand people who work in the industrial parks served by the road.

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