Your View: ‘El Diablo’s’ in the details
Several thousand of our local children have received counseling for difficulties at least somewhat related to the effects of the 2011 tornado.
Your View: Shocked at vote count
Concerning the recent election in Newton County, it was shocking to see the number of votes against the amendment, a 6-cent property tax to support Crowder Industries Inc., a sheltered workshop in Neosho that employs people with developmental disabilities.
Our View: Preparing public servants
The Joplin Chamber of Commerce in early December will offer up some frank advice to potential public servants along with those who currently serve.
Our View: Fraud and facts
The Missouri secretary of state’s office has not received any reports of voter impersonation fraud since 2002, yet there continues to be a push each legislative session for more restrictive voter identification laws.
Other Views: Race with China
As of 2011, America is estimated to have lost 2.7 million manufacturing jobs directly to Chinese competition — plus an unknown number of jobs in related sectors.
Jeff Dailey, guest columnist: Commitment to disaster recovery a responsibility
As the chief executive officer of Farmers Insurance, I see tragedy every day. And it never gets easy.
Your View: Take care of your community
Our community is fortunate to have people who cared enough to create a local public charitable foundation in 1999, the Carthage Community Foundation.
Phill Brooks, columnist: The departure of indicted Missouri legislators
Rep. Steve Webb has added a new twist in the long history of how Missouri officials handle criminal charges.
Our View: Checks, balances at work
The Founding Fathers studied the situation carefully before drafting a plan that they thought would have a set of checks and balances built into the system.
Other Views: Players on a pedestal
Pro football has never been more popular, but our society is beginning to have serious discussions about the game and its future. Or at least it should be having them.
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