Voting by mail should replace voting at the polls in its entirety. Two institutions that can definitely be trusted are the County Board of Elections and the United States Postal Service.
I’ve just returned from the supermarket, which was packed with shoppers, the majority of whom seemed unaware of a recent FEMA report about the coronavirus that called the Kansas City region “a location to watch” due to a 220% increase in new cases over the previous week.
The idea that public health and safety have become so politicized is frightening. As a student, (I am wary of) the concept that people are more worried about their image than their health. For example, our president, he’s so worried about a Dukakis moment, that he’d risk his health and the h…
As COVID-19 continues to sweep the nation, it seems a high population of the American people continue to ignore the advice of every doctor and scientist and choose to listen only to themselves. In stores, I see only half of the customers wearing masks or following the one-way aisle rules. On…
Drivers are urged to slow down and pay attention as construction ramps up for summer months. This week, April 20 to 24, is National Work Zone Awareness Week and is used as a reminder to drivers to slow down and avoid distractions when driving through work zones.
When Missouri legislators passed government labor reforms into law two years ago, they did so to protect the rights of both workers and taxpayers. But does the state currently have the resources necessary to oversee labor agreements made between unions and the government, especially agreemen…
Health care workers and first responders are among many people at the front line of dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. Supporting them from behind the scenes are laboratory professionals that are involved in specimen collection, transport, testing, reporting and other related activities.
I am more than a little bit uncomfortable with the loss of liberty and personal freedom that has been imposed on us by the various government entities. I understand the temporary need for these measures, but it is scary how quickly the term “social distancing” was conjured up and became part…
Editor’s Note: The following letter was written to Missouri’s grocery retailers and shared with the Courier-Tribune by the Department of Agriculture.
I have lived in six different cities in the Kansas City area. COVID-19 knows not boundary. We are all global members of our community. In one sense "we have the whole world in our hands."
This is undeniably a weird and difficult time. No matter where you live, if you are a part of a religious community, check on your leaders after you take a moment to call on the homebound and ailing members of your community. Those leaders have likely spent many hours and days working to cre…
This April, voters will go to the polls to select three individuals who will not only represent our staff and parents, but the children themselves. There are two Kearney School Board candidates that I feel strongly about and I’m happy to endorse today. They are Dan Holloway and Brian Hamm.
As a new Missouri resident, I recently tried to register to vote. I went to the DMV last and registered while I was there. When I asked if my registration would be processed before the Feb. 12 deadline, the attendant didn't know.
February 26th marked the beginning of Lent, the period leading up to Easter when devout Christians abstain from animal foods in remembrance of Jesus’ 40 days of fasting in the wilderness.
France is ending chick shredding, the egg industry’s cruel practice of grinding up newly hatched male chicks. This begs one simple question: What is the U.S. waiting for?
"50 million Chinese locked down," "15 countries affected!," "5 confirmed cases in the U.S.," these dramatic headlines announce one more pandemic caused by our abuse of animals.
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.
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, …
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.
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.
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?