The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


  • Your View: How to upgrade your business

    Let’s see now. When some folks wish to improve the exterior of their properties and have other taxpayers pay for the improvements, they create a community improvement district.

    July 21, 2014

  • Our View.jpg Our view: Street smarts

    If your daily commute has been shortened because you no longer have to wait at 26th Street and Connecticut Avenue for a train to pass, thank your own tax dollars.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Other Views Other Views: Decision fails test

    With the announcement that the State Board of Education has decided not to release individual school test results because of cyberattacks and other problems this spring, educators are scratching their heads, as are taxpayers who footed the bill.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Our View: Welcome additions

    After Joplin voters failed to pass a curbside recycling proposal in the spring, the City Council said it would study alternate ways to make recycling easier for residents.

    July 18, 2014

  • Your Letters: Be careful what you wish for on Amendment 1

    The proposed Amendment 1 should have been called “Freedom to Farm Without Any Restrictions Whatsoever” because that is what it is. Do you really want a feedlot opening next door to you in Joplin? Or a hog-raising operation on your block in Carthage?

    July 17, 2014

  • Our View: Riverton deserves answers

    “No matter where you put a landfill, it’s not the right place. People are going to be mad.”
    Dale Oglesby, the mayor of Galena, sure has that right. We don’t dispute that statement.

    July 17, 2014

  • Geoff Caldwell, columnist: Meaning behind JFK challenge forgotten

    The place was a generic piece of concrete known only as launch pad 39A, the date was July 16, 1969, and the time was 9:32 a.m. Eastern time.

    July 16, 2014

  • Other Views Other Views: Veto removes threat

    We would need to dig deep into the pile of legislation approved by Missouri lawmakers to find a proposal more inane than those reclassifying deer as livestock.

    July 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Your View: Facts

    In response to Dianne Slater’s letter (Globe, July 4), I’d like to provide some facts about the four contraceptives Hobby Lobby will no longer provide and the belief that they are abortion-inducing.

    July 15, 2014

  • Your View: Problems with column

    Columnist Robert Reich (Globe, July 6) appears to be applauding Vice President Joe Biden’s “strategy” to be on the side of ordinary Americans through his statements that he has no savings account and doesn’t own a single stock or bond.

    July 15, 2014

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