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Special counsel Robert Mueller warned last July that the Russians had conducted a "sweeping and systematic" campaign to undermine the last presidential election and that a new attack was already underway. "They're doing it as we sit here," he told a congressional committee.

The thing about Joe Biden, as the all-important, ultimately trivial Iowa caucuses loom, is that hardly anybody seriously dislikes him. Not really. Oh, it’s possible to find dissenters here and there, mainly people who affix slogans such as “neo-liberal” and who think that people who disagree…

On the evening of Jan. 16, 1991, I sat between my fiance Michael and my father on a coral-silk brocade couch in Palm Beach as we watched television in my aging uncle's claustrophobically small and poorly air-conditioned living room. We were in Florida to celebrate my 34th birthday earlier th…

Former national security adviser John Bolton shook up the Trump impeachment standoff recently with his announcement that, if subpoenaed, he is "prepared to testify" before a Senate trial. It's still not clear, of course, when or even if a trial might occur because House Speaker Nancy Pelosi …

Fifteen years after the U.S. invaded Iraq to turn Saddam Hussein's dictatorship into a beacon of democracy, Iraq's Parliament, amid shouts of "Death to America!" voted to expel all U.S. troops from the country.

The upgrades and test project at the Webb City wastewater treatment plant provide a hopeful example of communities and agencies working to integrate technology and natural systems to provide clean water and establish a healthier relationship with our environment.

In 2019, the U.S. unemployment rate reached record lows while the stock market hit record highs. But not everyone has benefitted. According to a recent report by the Pew Research Center, most Americans believe the economy is helping the rich while hurting the middle class and poor. What does…

The previous year is now firmly in the rearview mirror, and for the life of me, I can't figure it out. Here it is 2020, and the sun is still coming up (and in the east, no less), the sky has not fallen (no matter how loud the Chicken Little's clucked that it would), and the Trump economic di…

A retired Southwest Missouri physician and his family are right to contest a decision by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services by filing a lawsuit to challenge its decision to award only 60 medical marijuana cultivation licenses.

This will not start out as a good year for professor Nick Flor of the University of New Mexico. Beginning Jan. 1, he will be suspended from this tenured position, without pay, for a full year. He is not allowed to get another full-time job; the millions of dollars in grants he has received w…

As of Dec. 26, Kim Jong Un’s “Christmas gift” to President Donald Trump had not arrived. Most foreign policy analysts predict it will be a missile test more impressive than any Pyongyang has yet carried off.

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LOCKWOOD, MO - Evelyn Thelma Kukal, 94, passed away Wednesday, January 15, 2020. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Lockwood.