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It’s hard to imagine that we’re just short of five months since the coronavirus pandemic upended our lives and forced us into embracing the new normal. It feels like this has been going on for much longer than that.

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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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If only the rest of the country could handle COVID-19 as well as New York. That’s the lament of progressive commentators as coronavirus cases spike in the Sun Belt and the South.

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The problem is that young people are love-starved, or whatever term you would like to substitute. As soon as the bars, beaches and swimming pools were allowed to reopen, they swooped in — 20-somethings, 30-somethings, 40- and 50-somethings, even the teeny-boppers with phony IDs — hitting on …

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Spring and early summer are great times to get outdoors and explore, however, it is also the time for Missouri wildlife to begin giving birth and raising their young. This time of year, it is very common to encounter newborn wildlife while you are outside, which could even include your neigh…

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With the state now fully reopened, the requirements for unemployment benefits that were relaxed during the COVID-19 pandemic are set to be reinstated on Sunday, July 5. The state’s Division of Employment Security announced that those who wish to receive unemployment benefits will again be re…

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America’s Founding Fathers were regular people full of fire, fortitude and determination. They were seeking freedom and the opportunity to forge their own path and to create their own destiny. They were willing to sacrifice to make their dreams come true. I see that same fire and passion in …

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They’re coming for Thomas Jefferson. Protesters in Portland, Oregon used axes and ropes to topple a statue of President Thomas Jefferson. The New York City Council is agitating to remove a statue of the author of the Declaration of Independence from its chambers.

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As the state continues to improve its services without raising costs to citizens, the Missouri Department of Revenue has unveiled its new driver’s license. According to DOR, Missouri’s new driver’s license contains numerous measures designed to enhance safety and security.

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J une 25 marks the 70th anniversary of the Korean War, referred to often in the U.S. as the Forgotten War for the lack of attention it received compared to more well-known conflicts like World War II and later the Vietnam War.

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This month the Houx trio will mark its 20th Gotcha Day where Aaron and I went from a couple to a trio when a 7-pound little girl was placed in my husband’s arms, 9,000 miles from here. It feels a bit odd to say 20 years.

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It’s not March anymore. The coronavirus has taken a heartbreaking toll on Americans, but the course of the virus is not the same as it was a few months ago. We are on the other side of the curve. There are encouraging signs all over the country, and no early indications of a reopening debacle.

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Admit it: You don’t know whether to believe him or not. Is President Donald Trump lying about taking hydroxychloroquine? He usually does make things up, but one thing is absolutely true about the Trumpster: He always manages somehow to focus all of the attention on himself.

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A country learns about itself in a crisis, and one revelation in the coronavirus emergency is that we can’t make our own penicillin. The first patient successfully treated with the antibiotic was a woman suffering from sepsis in a Connecticut hospital in 1942. Her treatment took up half the …

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After months of study, discussion and hearing from people all over the state, the legislature has approved the state’s operating budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

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