Editorial

Missouri State Senate Report 08-04-22

by District 6 Senator, Mike Bernskoetter Best time of year The smell of fried food moving throughout the grounds, the sight of children riding a roller coaster, and the sound of families enjoying themselves on a warm summer’s night — fair season in Missouri is one of my favorite times of the year. Like many

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Capitol Report 08-04-22

by District 58 Representative Willard Haley Special session to be called in September The Missouri House and Senate are set to return in September for the annual Veto Session, but our two legislative bodies are also likely to return for a special session to provide tax relief for Missourians. Gov. Mike Parson has announced he

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Nickels and Sense 08-04-22

by Bryan E. Jones, Publisher Something Worth Discovering It’s a weekly “ritual” at the newspaper office to, with tongue in cheek, compare the number of obituaries to the number of birth announcements in the newspaper, just to verify the human race will continue to propagate itself and our future is assured. It’s a bit of

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Capitol Report 07-28-22

by District 58 Representative Willard Haley Record low unemployment, 9-8-8 crisis line Missouri once again received good news, as the latest jobs report shows Missouri’s unemployment rate has hit a record low. The state unemployment rate fell to 2.8 percent in June, which is the lowest rate in Missouri since the data series began in

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Missouri State Senate Report 07-28-22

by District 6 Senator, Mike Bernskoetter The best part about being a lawmaker In today’s day and age, it isn’t popular to be an elected official. We often get blamed for problems we didn’t cause, and we get second-guessed every time we vote on an issue — it’s frustrating. When people think of politicians, too

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Pastor’s Pen 07-21-22

by The Rev. Erik Rottmann, Grace Lutheran Church, Versailles “Elijah said, ‘I have been very jealous for the Lord, the God of hosts. For the people of Israel have forsaken your covenant, thrown down your altars, and killed your prophets with the sword, and I, even I only, am left—and they seek my life, to

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