In this week's episode, digital editor Joe Hadsall shares a commentary on how people treat politics like sports, and how that attitude makes it difficult to talk about politics at all. Music: "Happy Alley" and "Destiny Day" by Kevin MacLeod, www.incompetech.com.

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Product branding is a well-known advertising technique. Slogans, images, distinctive typography or an iconic spokesperson can typify a business, school or city. Some brands result from brainstorming. Others have grown out of tradition, attain a life of their own and can be impervious to change.

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JOPLIN, MO - Tonia M. Pryor, 45, passed away Wednesday, September 11, 2019. Celebration of life will be held at 3 p.m. Monday at Webb City (MO) Church of the Nazarene.

PEORIA, AZ - Jo Ann Holley, 88, formerly of Webb City, MO, passed away Monday, September 9, 2019. She was a former Webb City High School teacher's aide. Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at

WEBB CITY, MO - Ronald Paul Purcell, 65, an automotive service employee, passed away Wednesday, September 11, 2019. Services will be at 11 a.m Saturday at First Baptist Church, Webb City.

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