I am writing to encourage voters in Liberty to go to the polls on Nov. 5 and vote "yes" on the ballot initiative for the city of Liberty to adopt a short-term lending code and permit fee.
Regarding your Sept. 26 Courier-Tribune article on the never-ending squabble among Clay County commissioners, it seems to be a disease with no cure. I am a county resident of only five years, but I've watched it across the line from Platte County for some 30 years.
When news of a student racially harassing a Kearney sophomore spread on social media this weekend, the mothers of my high school friends displayed outrage, unaware that several years ago this was their sons, too.
Most years people along the Missouri River see what is considered normal flooding. Then, from time to time, we see flooding that surpasses expectations and creates hardship for citizens living along the river.
This Sept. 1st marked 80 years since Hitler invaded Poland and started World War II. Three years later, he launched the Holocaust that murdered 6 million European Jews.
Although the 2020 legislative session is still a few months away, I hope Missouri officials are planning to reengage the issue of government union reform, particularly open collective bargaining.
"Climate Change Threatens World Food Supply" is the headline wake-up alarm being sounded by leading newspapers. It was prompted by the release of a summary report by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, staffed by more than 100 experts from 52 countries.
I have worked in the Clay County Annex for more than 32 years. There is so much wrong with this building inside and out that it is not worth repairing or remodeling. Critical maintenance of this building has lacked for so many years that it is not worth bandages now.
I was very pleased to see the unveiling of the Susan B. Anthony sculpture at the Clay County Administration Building. It is fitting that she stands close to the seat of county government.
This is a big thank you for the extremely well-planned weekend celebration of the 142nd anniversary of the founding of Garrison School in Liberty. The weekend came from the Clay County African American Legacy, Inc. organization.
Clay County Commissioners Gene Owen and Luann Ridgeway have done little to quiet or answer the controversy surrounding the proposed land deal to build a new county Annex, nor settle the issue of conflict of interest on the part of Owen and what looks to many as bid rigging.
Four years ago, Pope Francis published "Laudato Si'," which addressed humanity's relationship with God's creation. As a person of faith, this document motivated me to get serious about my responsibility to help care for the planet.
There is a lot of corruption in the food industry that is consistently being ignored by the consumer and corporations alike. The horrible treatment of animals before they are slaughtered and the secrecy about ingredients or processes used to create the foods we eat on a daily basis are just …
Mother's Day, on May 12th, celebrates the cherished bond between mother and child. But mother cows, very icons of motherhood, never get to see their own babies.
Friday morning, April 12, was cold and clear on Strawberry Hill in Kansas City, Kansas, as the Smithville American Legion Riders parked their motorcycles along the curb.