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A lot of us start the new year making resolutions to improve our lives, such as improving health, habits or relationships. As you pursue resolutions in the coming year, don’t forget to pray, asking for God’s support and sharing your struggles along the journey.

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The president is smack-dab in the middle of impeachment politics. Suddenly, he orders a bold but perilous military action. His defenders vehemently argue that petty politics is getting in the way of his exercising his hugely important duties as commander in chief.

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OK, zoomers: Here is your trigger warning. What was the name of Roy Rogers' horse? The answer is Trigger. You were warned.

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Disparities between urban and rural health care are a nationwide crisis, and Missouri is no exception. The overwhelming majority of Missouri counties have shortages in primary or mental health care providers, and rural residents are significantly more likely to die from accidents and disease than those who live in urban areas. But despite these grim realities, the divide is not insurmountable.

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Now as the people of Missouri said goodbye to 2019, they look ahead to what 2020 will hold for them. The Missouri General Assembly convened Wednesday, Jan. 8, for the 2020 legislative session. Lawmakers will strive to make Missouri an even better place to live, work and raise a family by con…

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During our holiday season, as we consider our many blessings, we can be thankful Americans at all income levels are benefiting from our booming economy and new trade agreement progress. President Trump’s pro-growth policies continue to help put millions of Americans back to work and give hop…

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I don't know if they take attendance in schools anymore. Maybe surveillance cameras, facial recognition and all the other high-tech intrusions make it unnecessary, but back in the day, the teacher would always start out with the roll call. You were expected to announce "here" when your name was called. But there was always one guy who would say "present," just to be different.

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The eve of the 2020 legislative session reminds me of an era when there was a more organized effort to find, before the start of the session, bicameral and bipartisan solutions to the state’s most pressing problems.

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No matter what or when people are celebrating, may I wish everyone the happiest of all these collective holidays. It’s hard to believe that 2019 is drawing to a close.

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I'm not a Dr. Seuss fan. When it comes to children's books, I'm more a Curious George or Peter Rabbit guy. I generally don't like the doggerel or the illustrations in Seuss, which doesn't leave much to admire.

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For a town where friendship is really a matter of expedience, where Best Friends Forever, or "BFF" in kiddie talk, has become "BFT," Best Friends Temporarily, we sure have conjured up many sound bites about friendship.

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On Tuesday, Dec. 10, President Trump and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced a compromise had been struck on the long-awaited U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement, better known as USMCA.

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This will be sacrilege to "Never Trumpers," but Michael Bloomberg and Donald Trump share some similarities. It is true that Bloomberg's charitable foundation actually does good work, while Donald Trump had to pay a $2 million fine for basically using his for self-promotion. And it is true that Bloomberg has financed gun control efforts, while Trump, as president, has grovelled before the National Rifle Association.

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It is now only a matter of weeks before the next legislative session starts in Jefferson City. Before I return to the State Capitol, I will learn what legislative proposals will be assigned bill numbers for the 2020 session. This is also a good way to learn what issues will be at the forefro…

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