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If the impeachment effort isn't taking the nation by storm, the Democrats have an answer — blame it on Latin. The use of a Latin term, quid pro quo, is now thought to be a damper on the impeachment cause because it sounds complex and technical.

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It's not fair to call Michael Bloomberg just a superrich dilettante. He is, after all, a former mayor of New York City, so he does have some experience as a political officeholder. It is fair to describe Bloomberg as a superrich guy who obviously was looking for something to do, so he decided, "I think I'll dabble in presidential politics."

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Missouri is the 16th most economically free state in the union according to the just released 2019 edition of “Economic Freedom of North America.” The report is published by Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think tank. New Hampshire ranked as the most eco…

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Fall is here and this means the beginning of deer season. We will need to be on the lookout for deer on the road for the next several weeks, especially around dawn and dusk.

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Each year, we at the Courier-Tribune shed light on the personal stories of local veterans in time for Veterans Day as way of honoring their service and sacrifice. This year, we are highlighting those who served during the Vietnam War.

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It's really difficult to tell because his hands are so small, but it looks for all the world that President Donald Trump has an extended middle finger raised at, well, all the world. Who knew that he could speak in sign language? Or at least that he knew how to say one word? Come to think of it, it's two words. He seems to have decided on a defiance strategy, his last resort, since his "high crimes" and his low crime of total incompetence are there for everyone to see as he faces impeachment.

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Liberty Citizens for Fair Lending, a grassroots campaign formed by the Northland Justice Coalition and Communities Creating Opportunity, is urging all registered voters in Liberty to vote, and to vote “yes,” in the Special Municipal Election on Nov. 5.

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Vladimir Putin is not a Facebook friend of mine — that I know of, anyway. He could be, perhaps registered under an alias put out by the Moscow Troll Department, but to my knowledge, I didn't send a "Happy birthday to Vlad" greeting to mark the Russian president's 67th.

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For a disease as scary as breast cancer, one positive and very important message that deserves to be heard more often during Breast Cancer Awareness Month is that it’s a disease that can be prevented.

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Over the years, Kearney School District has come to be recognized as a progressive school district in the Kansas City metropolitan area and across the state. This comes as a result of innovation in the classroom. KSD continues to strive for high quality academic programs that ensure students…

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Little did Dr. James Naismith know when he invented the game of basketball in Springfield, Massachusetts, in 1891 that, more than a century hence, it would become beholden to its Chinese overlords.

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Believe it or not, it is already October. The days are rapidly getting shorter, the air is getting cooler and our wonderful farmers are beginning to harvest their crops. This means they will be delivering those goods to market very soon, and it takes them just a little longer to get there th…

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In his "Gettysburg Address," Abraham Lincoln described a "government of the people, by the people, for the people." The problem for any democracy is that those people can make a mistake — a dangerous mistake — by electing someone who's severely unqualified or a bloomin' nutcase.

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Freedom of the press, of speech, of religion, of assembly and to petition the government are woven, like stars in the flag, into the fabric of the First Amendment.

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One piece of legislation that is now law in Missouri, Senate Bill 306, is meant to provide a helping hand to veterans who want to further their education. During the 2019 session, lawmakers approved a bill that expands an existing program known as the Missouri Returning Heroes’ Education Act.

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Once upon a time, having a job at a newspaper meant working in one of the most imposing buildings in town, inhaling the acrid aroma of fresh ink and the dusty breath of cheap newsprint and feeling mini-earthquakes under our feet every time the presses started to roll. For those of us old enough to remember those days, National Newspaper Week 2019 could be one big, fat elegiac nostalgia trip.

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Latin is supposedly a "dead language," meaning no one speaks it as their native tongue. Except attorneys, of course, who use it to make law indecipherable so that they can charge exorbitant billable hours to untangle the messes they create.

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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. As a woman, self-exams are stressed at any age. Being diligent about physicals and yearly exams are equally as important.

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