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Letter: Sidewalk money isn’t free, it’s ours

To the Editor Well, really it’s your taxes being spent for what they call the “Sidewalks-to-Schools” program. They will be tearing out new sidewalks in good condition, sending the good…

Letter: Changing street names not the best answer

According to the street signs, there are not two Lisa Lanes in Richmond. There is a Lisa Street and a Lisa Lane street. The proposed resolution’s going to essentially change…

Letter: Paid, job-training internships available here

Ray County Community: I want to introduce myself, my name is Jeanne Lake and I work for the State of Missouri Economic Development, Division of Workforce Development. On the closing…

Letter: Small tax cut important first step for free market

As an organization that has helped lead tax reform efforts in Missouri for many years, the Show-Me Institute was pleased to see the legislature take a baby step of progress…

Letter: Stakes are high: It’s time to reform Medicaid

Significant progress was made in the Missouri House and Senate on Medicaid reform this year. Although we have yet to see a bill passed by either chamber, the framework for…

We encourage kids not to use their phones while driving; that applies to adults as well, right?

Dear Editor I am writing this letter after a close call I had. We as adults have told our children not to text or talk when driving. I think phone…

Letter: Not a mother by birth, but one who shaped a life

With Mother’s Day Sunday, I found it to be the perfect opportunity to spotlight a woman within this community who defines what true motherly love is all about. Suzanne Mansell…

Guest Opinion: $800 million tax plan will undermine state’s economy

By Amy Blouin Executive Director The Missouri Budget Project Despite clear messages from their constituents last summer, the Missouri House has once again pushed through another irresponsible, nearly $800 million…

Letter: Time to reform Medicaid, not just ‘put lipstick on a special-interest pig’

To the Editor: As this year’s Missouri legislative session approaches its end, one of the biggest issues before our representatives is whether they will reform the state’s broken Medicaid program,…

Letter: Adding details to Order #11, Bingham art

To the Editor: As a scholar who studies the art of George Caleb Bingham I very much enjoyed reading the lively article on the painting “Gen. Order No. 11” that…