What is bravery? It’s a question I ponder often in my line of work as I have been able to tell such stories. As a reporter, I have had the chance to see first responders making miraculous rescues on icy roads after a car lost control and hit another car, resulting in the “jaws of life” being…
Missouri voters should vote “yes” on Amendment 3. A “yes” vote is a chance to correct a mistake made two years ago, but more importantly, a vote necessary to protect Missouri communities, both in the physical sense, and in communities of interest as well.
During the 2020 legislative session, the Missouri House made a commitment to expanding broadband internet to the nearly 1 million Missourians who do not have it. The legislature approved House Bill 1768 to ensure the state is able to keep and utilize vital funds meant to expand access.
America lost a well-respected jurist when Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away last month. President Trump promptly and rightfully nominated the highly qualified Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the seat.
Our lives have been turned upside down by COVID-19. This pandemic is entering into yet another month with no end in sight. At the same time, it is important for life to continue.
If any significant amount of time is spent scanning popular social media outlets, the volume of contentious statements, divisive rebukes and harsh criticisms aimed at neighbors, relatives and purported friends is alarming. Likewise troubling is the frequency of conclusive comments similar to…
In a year of fighting a global pandemic, historic protests for racial equality, and the rapidly approaching presidential election, America needs journalists to bring them critical reporting.
This November, Missourians have the opportunity to clean up politics by voting “yes” on Amendment 3. This measure will fix the redistricting mess that out-of-state activists brought to Missouri in 2018. It will also reduce campaign contribution limits and outlaw gifts from paid lobbyists to …
Last week, the legislature gathered for two different reasons on the same day. After nearly two months of work, lawmakers finished their effort on legislation to combat violent crime in Missouri.
Our world has changed a lot in the past six months. Phrases like “social distancing” and “quarantine” have become as commonplace as talking about the weather.
Now more than ever, the African proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child” is coming into play as families, schools and the community are becoming more and more creative in nurturing, feeding and educating children while doing their best to them healthy.
The Missouri State High School Activities Association released its fall sports classifications on Monday, Sept. 21, giving teams a better grasp of where they stand nearly a month into their seasons. Since many football teams are nearly half way through their slate of regular season games, I …
In my line of work, I see a lot of press releases. Recently one came to me with about 4,000 words related to recently signed Missouri laws.
For a little more than a month, the Missouri legislature has been taking a careful look at ways to curb violent crime throughout our state. While the main focus has been on larger cities such as St. Louis and Kansas City, the main consensus has been there is an increase in the worst crimes n…
Less energy, not sleeping well, daily tasks feel harder and taking longer. Feeling like life is heavy. These are widespread feelings expressed by so many people these days. Recently, I heard these called the “COVID blues.”
Micah 2:1-2 “Woe to those who devise wickedness and work evil on their beds! When the morning dawns, they perform it because it is in the power of their hand. They covet fields and seize them and houses and take them away; they oppress a man and his house, a man and his inheritance.”
The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the American economy like nothing else since the Great Depression. The unprecedented pandemic required an extraordinary response — and the president, U.S. Small Business Administration, Treasury and Congress stepped up to save America’s small businesses and …
Missouri senators are making their way back to Jefferson City for the second time in a month. Back in July, the governor asked lawmakers to come back to the Capitol to pass legislation aimed at curbing violent crime in our state.
Missouri became the 38th state to approve Medicaid expansion as more than 53% of voters supported Constitutional Amendment No. 2 during the August primary. While the amendment passed, budget makers in the state continue to have strong concerns about how Missouri will afford the cost of expansion.
The Missouri General Assembly is working toward solutions that may help curb some of the violent crime we are experiencing in our state. We have completed the second week of the extraordinary session, which the governor called late last month.
I live on the southwest corner of Liberty. A major construction project has been going on across South Liberty Parkway for several months, with many earth movers rearranging tons of earth.