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Every day in these hard times, grocery workers and delivery drivers, health care aides and cleaning staff, child care workers and fast food cooks go to work for $7.25 an hour, the federal minimum wage. It’s been $7.25 since July 24, 2009. That’s 11 years without an increase — the longest per…

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I have met many Clay County residents who fall into the Medicaid coverage gap. These constituents, our neighbors, make less than $17,609 per year, but do not currently qualify for Medicaid. That means they sacrifice necessities or cannot pay their bills in order to afford health care or they…

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In response to the article "Petition seeks removal of Confederate soldier statue," no one person, community or different shade of brown has the right to dictate this wonderful country's history. The good, the bad and the ugly is what brought us freedom.

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We have all been affected in some way by the COVID-19 virus restrictions placed upon us since April, including wearing face masks when leaving our homes, staying away from our loved ones, working from home or unfortunately, loss of employment.

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It’s great to be the bearer of good news. Each summer the staff of the Courier-Tribune and Gladstone Dispatch have the privilege of announcing the winners of our annual Best of the Northland contest. The list of this year’s honorees fills the pages of the special edition published in the Jul…

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