The biggest media story of the week has left many of us asking which is more distressing — that some of the richest people in America paid little or no income taxes at all multiple times in the mid-2000s or that their confidential tax information was leaked, possibly by someone in the IRS.
The 77th anniversary of D-Day, which was Sunday, June 6, is well remembered by people still with us who lived during World War II and experienced what was one of the most historic events in this country’s history.
This week’s CDC announcement that fully vaccinated people can forgo masks and social distancing in most situations has people wondering, “Is this the beginning of the end of the pandemic?”
There’s some cause for concern about the decline in birth and fertility rates in the U.S. Recent data suggests the U.S. birth rate is the lowest it’s ever been. Some predict that the nation’s prosperity is at stake should the trend continue.
It’s encouraging to hear local leaders promoting the widening of Highway 47 as the top countywide project should a federal infrastructure package become reality.
Washington has been blessed with a number of ordinary citizens who have done extraordinary things for our community through volunteer service. They have selflessly devoted their time and talent to help others.
Missouri Gov. Mike Parson showed Dr. Randall Williams, the state’s top health official and the highest-profile member of his cabinet, the door this week.
Almost every day, survey results and rankings of states and cities on countless subjects are released online. Missouri usually doesn’t rank in the top 10 or bottom 10 in any of these lists, instead typically keeping to the middle of the pack.
Last week we used this space to lament the pitiful voter turnout in the recent municipal elections. We made the point that it isn’t good for democracy when only a handful of the electorate choose those who will make very meaningful decisions on how local governments distribute services and s…
With all the fanfare over the Hoffmann Family of Companies investing $100 million to make the Augusta area a national wine destination, overlooked by many is the Augusta Bottom Road, a shortcut from Highway 47 and Washington to Augusta.
Another attempt to exempt Franklin county from the St. Louis area’s federally mandated vehicle emissions testing program is underway in the Missouri Legislature.
It was a busy news week this past week with the Derek Chauvin trial and President Biden’s announcement of a $2 trillion infrastructure proposal, among other national stories breaking.
You know things are getting back to normal when the Washington Town & Country Fair board begins announcing the entertainment for the August event.
Last August, Missouri voters narrowly approved expanding Medicaid. Last week, members of the House Budget Committee said screw the election results.
President Joe Biden has made unifying Americans one of his main goals. He didn’t help that promise Thursday when he held his first formal press conference since entering the White House.