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I am truly blessed to be surrounded by strong, educated women. My mother is by far the strongest woman I’ve met, but my co-workers fall under that category and a lot of my family does, too. I am proud to be a woman and all it means to be called one.

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At the SBA, we know that veterans are integral to the growth of America’s small businesses and most everyone agrees small business formation and success is integral to the growth of our country. One of every 12 people in the United States 18 years and older is a veteran, according to the U.S…

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Let’s face it, no one likes tax increases, especially on something we all use so much of daily: gasoline. However, that is exactly what Proposition D is asking Missourians to do, raise the tax on fuel by 2.5 cents per gallon starting in July, for gasoline, diesel, natural gas and propane. Th…

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A week after a gunman opened fire at a newspaper office in Annapolis, Maryland, we continue to mourn the five lives lost.

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The printed word — like the thousands that appear in each edition of daily and weekly newspapers across Missouri — is at risk in an environment where government turns a blind eye to the devastating impact of newsprint tariffs.

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As the world changes, we expect our government to keep abreast of new trends and practices. We also expect quality city services to continue to be available at our convenience.

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If anyone dares to say they are bored in the Northland, clearly they are walking around with their eyes closed — or not venturing outside. After all, the communities here are doing a bang-up job of offering lots of variety in community outings.

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With the recent spate of pleasant weather permeating the late-winter calendar, parks across the Northland have been well used. During the last couple of weeks of February, minus the last weekend of the month, the parks across the area were especially busy.

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When our readers pick up the Liberty Tribune, they expect accurate, objective community reporting. You expect coupons, advertising promotions from local and national retailers, and special sections highlighting topics as diverse as family life and tourism.

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When our readers pick up The Smithville Herald, they expect accurate, objective community reporting. You expect coupons, advertising promotions from local and national retailers and special sections highlighting topics as diverse as family life and tourism.

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A couple of Mondays ago, the Liberty City Council, as part of its usual business, approved the reappointments of several volunteers for the many boards and commissions within the city. These reappointments were handled as part of the consent agenda and approved unanimously.

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The Liberty Tribune’s opinion page features the tag line: Willing to praise, but not afraid to blame. The downtown reconstruction warrants a bit of both. As the community newspaper providing hyper-local coverage, we are also a business, and as luck would have it, part of the first phase of t…

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Over the course of the last several years, there has been a growing trend within the Missouri Department of Revenue to use letter rulings and changes in tax code interpretation to find new ways to tax goods and services in Missouri.

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The opioid epidemic is devastating lives, families and communities across the nation, and Missouri is no exception. In 2014, the most recent year for which Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data is available, more than 1,000 Missourians died from a drug overdose. That’s why I’ve bee…

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The opioid epidemic is devastating lives, families and communities across the nation, and Missouri is no exception. In 2014, the most recent year for which Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data is available, more than 1,000 Missourians died from a drug overdose. That’s why I’ve bee…

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The opioid epidemic is devastating lives, families and communities across the nation, and Missouri is no exception. In 2014, the most recent year for which Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data is available, more than 1,000 Missourians died from a drug overdose. That’s why I’ve bee…

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Feuds, political games and bad customer service have unfortunately become routine for the Clay County Commission and members of the county’s administrative team once again.

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Feuds, political games and bad customer service have unfortunately become routine for the Clay County Commission and members of the county’s administrative team once again.

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Feuds, political games and bad customer service have unfortunately become routine for the Clay County Commission and members of the county’s administrative team once again.

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