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.
Marilyn Beasley, guest columnist: Throwing money around won't end poverty
On the morning of Jan. 8, 1964, before his State of the Union speech, President Lyndon Johnson explained to Robert Anderson, a former treasury secretary, his “war on poverty.”
Your View: Minimum wage
The minimum wage went into effect in 1938.
Your View: Dismayed
The infighting at city hall has left me dismayed.
Your View: Right decision
I have lived in Joplin for almost 48 years. I have watched Joplin grow and change.
Our View: A costly pickle
It will be interesting to see how Joplin City Council members handle the payment of Tom Loraine’s investigative report.
Anson Burlingame, columnist: Residents of Joplin need to understand
Jasper County circuit judge David Mouton on Thursday agreed to an expedited hearing to determine if the city of Joplin should be compelled by Missouri Sunshine Law to release undisclosed pages of a report from an investigation by attorney Tom Loraine into the ethics of two Joplin City Council members, councilmen Bill Scearce and Mike Woolston.
Other Views: Timeout needed
It is difficult for Democratic lawmakers in Topeka to make headlines.
Your View: SWEPCO, leave us alone
When I first learned of the Shipe Road-to-Kings River power line proposal, I began researching how these 345-kV lines are used.
Your View: Local loyalties
Thank you to Bill Fleischaker for his guest column (Globe, Feb. 18). I was beginning to lose hope that anyone in Joplin has any common sense.
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