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It hasn't been in the news much, but former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, now in a tight Republican primary to win back his old Alabama Senate seat, has been talking a lot about his time in the Justice Department and the issue that made him persona non grata in Trumpworld: his March 2017 d…

Nearly every state has a citizen's arrest law allowing civilians to detain someone if they have witnessed a crime being committed. Some of these laws allow only felony suspects to be held until law enforcement arrives, while others also allow those suspected of "breach of peace" misdemeanors…

President Donald Trump is conducting a concerted and calculated campaign to undermine every institution in the American political system that can hold him and his political allies accountable for their actions. His list of targets is long: judges and journalists, intelligence analysts and in…

In 2012, Annie Glenn and I were doing what we so often did, which was to sit side by side in a quiet place offstage, waiting for our extroverted husbands to finish speaking to a crowd.

For too many years, mental illness has been treated as something to be hidden and the mentally ill as people to be feared, hidden or even locked away.

Herds of goats abandoning their habitat in the Great Orme headland and wandering into the Welsh coastal town of Llandudno. Bobcats and ravens spotted in parts of Yosemite that just weeks ago were the province only of humans. A coyote appearing in the backyard of a suburban home in Westcheste…

There may be no other day that evokes such strong memories and reactions for the Joplin area as today, May 22.

Black politicians, civil rights leaders and their white liberal advocates have little or no interest in doing anything effective to deal with what's no less than an education crisis among black students. In city after city with large black populations, such as Baltimore, St. Louis, Detroit, …

As America reopens for business, you might expect Jeff Bezos, the richest man in America, and his Amazon corporation, one of the most profitable corporations in America, to set the corporate standard for how to protect the health of American workers.

Under fire for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, President Donald Trump, his campaign and his party are moving to lay blame for the 90,000 U.S. dead at the feet of the Communist Party of China and, by extension, its longtime general secretary, President Xi Jinping.

The classified ad might read: “Looking for college-educated applicants who can handle serious on-the-job stress, constant public criticism and loss of co-workers by suicide. Must be skilled in handling firearms, life-and-death conflicts, domestic abuse suspects, the mentally ill and drug add…

A week ago Friday, former President Barack Obama spoke to approximately 3,000 members of the Obama Alumni Association. While the headline reads, “In leaked call, Obama describes Trump handling of virus as chaotic,” it was the former president's comments on the U.S. Department of Justice deci…

“We have met the moment and we have prevailed,” said President Donald Trump on Monday, as he supported the opening of the U.S. economy before the shutdown plunges us into a deep and lasting depression.

About 20 percent of all adults in the United States experience a diagnosable mental illness each year; about half of us will experience a mental health disorder during our lifetimes, according to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and the Missouri Coalition for Behavioral …

With 2020 hindsight, a decade from now, we will want to look back not in anger and anxiety, but in relief and recognition that we struggled past the present precipice and worked for a better world.

Former Barack Obama adviser Rahm Emanuel, during a recent interview, reminded us of his 2008 financial crisis quotation, "Never allow a crisis to go to waste." The COVID-19 pandemic has presented a wonderful opportunity for those of us who want greater control over our lives. Sadly, too many…

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LAMAR, MO - William Michael "Mike" Berry, 78, co-owner of Berry-Moore Furniture, passed away Sunday, May 24, 2020. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Lamar United Methodist Church. Arrangements by Daniel Funeral Home, Lamar.

WEBB CITY, MO - William Vick Koelling, 93, passed away on Sunday, May 24, 2020. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Howell Valley Cemetery, in West Plains, MO.

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