Our View: Paying the bill
The Joplin City Council, in a 5-4 vote on Monday, decided again to ignore a contract that established guidelines for the investigator hired to look at three ethics questions.
Doug Brooks, guest columnist: Human toll should have prompted Senate to act
Again this year, Republicans in the Missouri Senate voted not to allow Medicaid expansion in Missouri. This is a big deal.
Your View: Still time for enrollment
With a deadline approaching, uninsured Missourians can still find help getting insurance.
Open enrollment in the Missouri Health Insurance Marketplace ends March 31.
Your View: Government help
A recent editorial writer hoped to improve or maybe make his case with the quote that we don’t understand trouble until we ask government to help us with it.
Our View: Russia’s invasion
Events in Ukraine are changing by the hour, but Russia’s invasion of Crimea begs the bigger question: How far will President Vladimir Putin go to reclaim Russia’s glorious past?
Phill Brooks, columnist: Legislature has had difficulties with education
The Missouri Senate’s recent debate on how to handle troubled schools demonstrates the history of how difficult it has been for lawmakers to find lasting solutions to the problems and issues facing public schools.
Your View: Financing personal vendetta
To paraphrase an old saying: Bad things happen when good people do nothing.
Your View: Hide nothing
I could not help but notice that the firing of Joplin’s city manager has caused quite an uproar.
Other Views: Modifying state flag no priority
As a state, we face a number of issues. Missouri’s General Assembly will debate many topics that could affect those of us who call the Show Me State home.
Jeanne Looper Smith, columnist: Joplin woman's letter to Leno made a difference
In today’s world of Facebook and Twitter it may appear, on the surface, that people are having no trouble saying what they need to say — and then some — when they use social media to report their every move and random thought.
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