We found 10,000 reasons to be grateful last week.
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.
With a Senate impeachment trial likely just days away, President Donald Trump and Democrats are locked in a cycle of mutual trolling over whether the trial should include testimony from witnesses.
Oklahoma is to be commended for joining a group of states finding a way to help victims of sexual assault better monitor the status of their cases.
Donald Trump’s “phase one” agreement with China is intended partly to slow China’s move into new technologies such as electric cars by protecting the intellectual property of American corporations.
While watching Clint Eastwood's great new film "Richard Jewell," about the heroic security guard of the Atlanta Olympics who saved lives only to be savaged by the media mob, I thought about another innocent.
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…
The first election of 2020 in Missouri is less than three months away, which means it’s the perfect time for voters to check their registration and update their name or address with their local election official.
Respect for the Constitution demands that the people’s branch reclaim its authority to declare war, but Congress is going about it the wrong way.
When the U.S. Army invaded Sicily in 1943, Lt. Col. Mason Hammond raced around the island in a beat-up Jeep, intent on preventing its cultural heritage from becoming a casualty of war. Discovering that the National Library in Palermo was damaged by Allied bombing, exposing its collection of …
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…
U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri has proposed a change in Senate rules that would allow the GOP-controlled chamber to dismiss President Donald Trump's impeachment.
In 2016, Bernie Sanders waited until July — long after the Democratic nomination had been decided — to endorse Hillary Clinton. Radio host Howard Stern asked Clinton if Sanders could have backed her earlier.
We look forward to the day that Joplin no longer exposes the ugly side of itself, but until then we'll have to draw our comfort from the fact that awful events can bring out the best side of this community.
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 …
Where is the hue and cry from the Missouri public to repeal part of Amendment 1, which was passed overwhelmingly by voters in 2018?
President Donald Trump's killing of Gen. Qassem Suleimani brings America to the brink of a war with Iran without any congressional approval, in direct violation of the war-making authority Congress has under the Constitution.
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…
On Christmas, Greta Gerwig's updated version of the young adult classic "Little Women" opened in theaters to great acclaim, fantastic reviews and strong box office numbers.
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.
Over the past decade, scientists learned a great deal about the climate, much of it concerning the connection between global warming and extreme events — heat waves, hurricanes, floods, droughts and wildfires.
The Joplin School District, its foundation and the community have been working together on a long-term project that is about to come to fruition — putting security cameras in every school in the district.
Boeing just fired CEO Dennis Muilenburg in order “to restore confidence in the company moving forward as it works to repair relationships with regulators, customers and all other stakeholders,” according to a company statement.
A presidential impeachment trial in the Senate is one man's worst nightmare. That man isn't President Donald Trump, however. He'll take it in stride. It's Chief Justice John Roberts, who will have to preside.
During this season of holy days and festivals, too little is being said or done to push back against the persecution and murder of people for their faith.
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.
This Week's Circulars
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.
- UPDATE: Highway patrol releases identity of man killed in officer-involved shooting
- Bill Caldwell: Joplin was a linchpin in the Jefferson Highway
- Freezing rain expected overnight, complicating morning commute
- Joplin's Tash sets national prep football record
- As Neosho prepares to run IOOF cemetery, charges from embezzlement probe yet to be filed
- Drunken driver in fatality accident sent to prison
- Led by sophomores, Miller girls off to 12-2 start
- Several Eagles join the MSHSAA record books
- 11 candidates to run for Joplin City Council
- Oklahoma artist a Gen-X icon