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On January 27th, the world will observe the International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The date marks 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, Hitler's largest death camp.

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Trade in agriculture has always been a critical component in driving demand for our products domestically and internationally. Today, we’ve learned initial details of a landmark agreement with China that promises record-breaking agricultural purchases from the United States. The trade deal, …

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Many people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families and those that serve them viewed Gov. Mike Parson’s 2020 State of the State address with great anticipation.

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I have had enough of two commissioners riding over the top of two Missouri courts and the Clay County Sheriff's Office to avoid their moral and legal obligation to provide funds for the operation of the jail and the protection of the guards, and ultimately, Clay County citizens.

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It’s the end of a decade, and top 50 listicles are everywhere. Rather than run through yet another list of the 50 best songs of the decade or 50 memes that were #relatable this year, how about we look at the 50 biggest food recalls of 2019?

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I would like to thank Sheriff Paul Vescovo for his courage and effort to try and get the monies listed in the lawsuit that his office won released to the Clay County jail. This money is needed to pay providers for food and health care for inmates, and has not been forthcoming and is overdue.

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Editor's Note: Common Sense for Common People is a conservative, grass roots, political action group based in Kearney. They meet once a month in the lower level room of ReeceNichols off Jefferson Street in Kearney.

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When we see bullying or cheating going on, sometimes we can do something. For instance, when our fellow citizens who are in a financial pinch are forced to borrow cash from "pay-day lenders" (short-term lenders), we see the bullying through huge rates of interest they are forced into. We can…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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