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The Rolla Daily News - Rolla, MO
Updated at 5:21 PM

We are selective in the historical milestones we celebrate. The 50th anniversary of the Selma march was a big deal in March. The 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War was barely noted. President Obama went to Selma, not to Appomattox. Neither Obama nor any other American politician did much to mark the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War last week. We celebrate what we want to remember, and some wars wed rather forget. Forgetting history, though, can be dangerous.

Updated at 5:17 PM

There are more than 4,700 hospitals in the U.S, spread about evenly between urban and rural areas. But that number has been dwindling.

Updated at 5:15 PM

After 45 years of providing health care in rural Missouri, Sac-Osage Hospital is being sold piece by piece.

Updated at 5:09 PM

A proposal from Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander to reduce fees charged to businesses is headed to the Senate.

Updated at 4:53 PM

To be honest, I wasnt really looking forward to the trip east to visit my long-lost cousin, Nancy Love.

Updated at 4:42 PM

Its been awhile since Ive talked about the view from my front porch, and there have been some developments. I know, I know how could there be developments from the front porch? Well, Ive seen something lately Ive never noticed before, and...

Posted at 5:05 PM

Hello, friends and bannermen. On Sunday's Game of Thrones, we got to meet the official Faith...

Updated at 4:32 PM

Ferguson is paying an attorney $1,335 an hour to help the St. Louis suburb negotiate and possibly litigate reforms pressed by the Justice Department since Michael Brown's shooting death by a police officer there last summer, according to a newspaper...

Posted at 4:30 PM

The Taliban declared Monday that it was open to peace talks with the Afghan government, but only if all U.S. and other international forces withdraw from Afghanistan and key Taliban figures are removed from a U.N. terrorism blacklist.

Updated at 4:28 PM

Whenever a great disaster hits somewhere in the world, our attention turns to that area for awhile.Its hard to keep our focus too long, because the world keeps changing and something new is always happening.

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