Our View: Safe and sound
Of the 7,500 Joplin and Duenweg homes hit by the 2011 EF-5 tornado, fewer than 20 percent of them had basements.
Other Views: Funding for state’s roads
Missouri is finding there is no good alternative to growing the economy, adding new well-paying jobs and expanding the tax base.
Geoff Caldwell, columnist: Government without apology or explanation
Americans feel closest to their Uncle Sam at this time of year as he extends his hand for his “fair share” to fund his numerous endeavors.
Your View: Step aside
The people of Joplin made it clear they wanted change at City Hall with their decisive votes to replace two council members.
Your View: Serious drawbacks
Joan Banks’ guest column (Globe, April 13) lays out clearly and persuasively the serious drawbacks with so-called right-to-work legislation.
Your View: Free choice
Joan Banks’ guest column (Globe, April 13) regarding right-to-work seems to assume that if workers are given the choice of joining a union, they won’t join.
Our View: Pledge must be priority
Mike Seibert, after being elected Joplin’s mayor on Monday, immediately pledged that the city will be operating with transparency.
Phill Brooks, columnist: Value of outside fiscal experts for government
Missouri recently lost a man who had been one of the state’s tax leaders of decades past.
Our View: Hate hurts us all
Investigators say Sunday’s shooting of three people — two at a Jewish community center and another at a retirement complex in Overland Park, Kan. — were hate crimes.
Other Views: State’s theatrics
Conservatives in the Kansas Legislature have taken advantage of a serious problem — inequities in public school funding — to attack teachers and create new problems.
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