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The Ray County Commission made a sober and correct decision when members voted last week to contract with the Edgar Law Firm to sue those in the opioid industry who are responsible for this county’s health and crime-related suffering from opioids.

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Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat the their forefathers’ calamities. And though drawing comparisons to what happened decades ago is not always an accurate indicator of what comes next, similarities deserve attention. Here is one example...

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Fellow-citizens: I am very glad to see you tonight. But yet I will not say I thank you for this call. But I do most sincerely thank Almighty God for the occasion on which you have called. How long ago is it? Eighty odd years since, upon the Fourth day of July, for the first time in the world…

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Nobody is blowing horns, shooting off fireworks and parading through the streets with a banner declaring we have reclaimed our name: The Richmond Daily News.

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Praise is justified for USDA’s plan to create new scientific facilities for the Economic Research Service and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture in the greater Kansas City area.

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Once a safety valve that allowed those living in the lowlands on the south side to reach high ground on the north side in case of fast-rising flood water, the old Route 13 Bridge in Henrietta has been closed for years – a situation that needs a remedy.

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A detailed column written by The Richmond Daily News in July described what rare earth minerals are, pointed out that this country is too reliant on China for rare earth minerals and suggested the United States should mine abundant and easily accessible rare earth minerals available in this …

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Newspapers across Missouri daily prove their worth as trustworthy sources of information through writing everyday stories about how government does and does not operate, but on occasion they go above and beyond, and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s Tony Messenger did so with exceptional clarity…

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Should the Ray County commissioners join the St. Louis Prescription Drug Monitoring Program?

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Farmers in Ray County and across the Midwest are rightly worried by the Trump administration’s ill-timed, shoot-from-the-hip foreign trade policy. 

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There is little or no reason for Missouri Democrats to feel excited or more than passably interested in the 2020 presidential primaries.

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The cartoon we ran in Monday’s paper was controversial (and highly opinionated), but wasn’t chosen to reflect on local law enforcement. It was tied to the unfortunate situation in Ferguson, which is far too complicated to resolve with any one point of view.