We urge voters to renew the quarter-cent parks and stormwater sales tax for Joplin that will be on the ballot Aug. 3.
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As COVID-19 vaccination rates began to stall across the country, governments and businesses turned to incentives, often financial, to encourage more people to get vaccinated.
James River Church, a large Springfield-based Christian church with a campus in Joplin, recently waded right into the middle of the campaign to get people vaccinated against COVID-19.
We applaud the Ozark Trails Council of Boy Scouts of America, which last week overwhelmingly rejected a proposal to sell the Frank Childress Scout Reservation south of Joplin.
It is time to hold electronic cigarette marketers accountable for how they do business and the damage their business does. A recent settlement may be the beginning of putting nicotine merchants on the hook for getting kids hooked.
As the Joplin area continues to battle the delta variant of the coronavirus, several construction projects profiled by The Joplin Globe last week are a bright spot of health and happiness for local residents.
The Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce is continuing its promotion of equity, diversity and inclusion ideals and actions to improve this city, and businesses, organizations and individuals should consider supporting this initiative.
This board has been a strong proponent of wearing masks to help reduce the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19, and since effective vaccines were introduced late last year, we have advocated firmly for vaccination for all who are eligible.
Missouri needs to better fund efforts to increase the vaccination rate, to improve health care for all of its citizens, and to boost education and to help Missouri small businesses during the pandemic recovery in our state.
Our weekend editorial is always our moment to look back at the many good things that transpired of late, but bear with us as we look back further, to events 245 years ago now.
Transparency just won big in Missouri, where the concept of open government has been too long on the ropes. This week the Missouri Supreme Court ruled state officials and state agencies must stop charging for the time that attorneys spend reviewing public record requests.
Congratulations to the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum in Independence, which just announced the next phase in its reopening after nearly two years and a $29 million renovation — the first major overhaul of the museum in two decades.
Those who wrote the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia that fateful summer of 1776 were not superhuman by any means. Every single one had his flaws, his failings, his weaknesses. Some of them ardently disliked others of them. Every one of them did things in his life he regretted. Bu…
Wednesday’s decision by a Cole County judge ruling a voter-approved initiative expanding Medicaid unconstitutional is deeply disappointing.
One of the worst crimes any government can commit is to imprison an innocent person. The unjust denial of liberty formed a pillar of the conservative tea party movement during the previous decade and inspired conservatives in the Texas Legislature to get solidly behind bills designed to free…
A trial about Medicaid expansion in Missouri that was originally set to begin on Friday has been postponed until Monday, but any reasonable and just outcome should be the same: Medicaid coverage should begin on July 1 for all who are eligible.
The U.S. has a new federal holiday in Juneteenth, which commemorates June 19, 1865, when Union soldiers brought the news of freedom to enslaved Black people in Galveston, Texas.
We couldn’t disagree more strongly with Attorney General Eric Schmitt’s argument that his office cannot get involved in an open records complaint against the governor because the governor is a client.
We all knew the bill for the local switch to renewable energy would eventually come due; Liberty made no secret of that.
Though the heat is brutal as our wet, cool spring turns hot and all that rain morphs into the excessive humidity driving the heat index into the stratosphere, there are still many reasons to be grateful.
Gerrymander: To divide (a voting area) so as to give one political party a majority in as many districts as possible or weaken the voting strength of an ethnic or racial group, urban population, etc.
A letter writer (Globe, June 5) wants to abolish the filibuster, the reason being that things might be accomplished. That would be fine, but the reason for the filibuster is to get people to compromise and work things out so all people will feel included.
We rarely want to see any public park or conservation area closed, but in the case of the Lime Kiln Access, the city of Neosho is making the right decision.
Gov. Mike Parson is fielding numerous calls to reconvene the recently adjourned Legislature in an extraordinary — often wrongly called a special — session. Again.
As detailed in a story in today’s Globe, area school districts and other nonprofit agencies are again providing free meals this summer to all children, regardless of residency.
We applaud Joplin residents who demonstrated concern and clear thinking in a crisis, acting together quickly to care for and comfort a man whose arm was severed by a train recently.
Although all previous efforts to designate Route 66 as a National Historic Trail have stalled, we’re hopeful this could be the year.
The Missouri Conservation Commission and the Missouri Department of Conservation are under assault from some lawmakers; the commission won the latest round in a recent court decision regarding its authority to buy land.
This Week's Circulars
NEWTONIA, MO - Lynn (Reynolds) Sartin, 74, a retiree of La-Z-Boy, passed away Thursday, July 22, 2021. Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Clark Funeral Home, Granby. Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday.
LOCKWOOD, MO - Doris Aileen Belcher, 81, passed away Saturday, July 10, 2021. Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 31, 2021, at Lockwood United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Lockwood Cemetery.
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- Missouri hits new peak in delta variant summer surge
- Mercy admits record number of COVID-19 patients
- Parson launches vaccine incentive program
- Carl Junction graduate Psajdl hired by Houston Texans
- Council approves zoning for new type of housing plan
- COVID-19 numbers surge
- ‘The surge is coming,’ Springfield mayor warns other Missouri cities