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Updated Apr 29, 2016 at 1:21 PM

With only two weeks left until the end of the 2016 session, the fervor to pass legislation before the gavel falls on May 13 is intensifying. One of the goals this year is to reform the state’s judicial system. To this end, the Legislature has passed and delivered two pieces of legislation to the governor’s desk this session that are common-sense approaches towards improving the legal climate.

Posted Apr 27, 2016 at 6:00 PM

Doing credible research online is much more feasible than it used to be because many more original records are now available than was the case just a few years ago.

Posted Apr 27, 2016 at 3:00 PM

When you have children in the house you can be sure there will be accidents; spills, breaks, stains and any number of other “methods” of turning something new or special into something new or special with a little added...

Updated Apr 23, 2016 at 9:44 AM

As the owner of a small business and our family farm, tax season has always been a stressful time for me. Unfortunately, the frustration over taxes doesn't stop with just paying them, but continues when learning how those taxpayer dollars are then...

Updated Apr 15, 2016 at 7:03 PM

A person's life never moves in a straight line and I suppose that is a blessing in disguise. It's all part of a cosmic plan to keep us off balance and depending upon one another and the one that is pulling the strings.

Updated Apr 15, 2016 at 7:02 PM

Did you read that story on Page 1 of our paper Thursday, the one titled “Big-name Missouri businesses oppose religious objections law”? I hope so. Maybe you can help me understand what is going on here so I can figure out who is being...

Updated Apr 15, 2016 at 4:23 PM

Benjamin Franklin once said, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” As the fear of another tax day approaches, these words ring true for most Americans.

Updated Apr 15, 2016 at 12:16 PM

I was honored last week when House Speaker Todd Richardson asked Rep. Shamed Dogan and me to chair and vice-chair, respectively, a task force with a group of our colleagues to investigate the ballot issues that disenfranchised numerous voters in St.

Updated Apr 8, 2016 at 6:58 PM

I know some people roll their eyes when they hear the term composting but it doesn’t have to be complicated. Just as one has to schedule exercising, or recycling, composting is all about developing a habit.

Updated Apr 8, 2016 at 6:57 PM

I received a picture on my phone the other day from Olivia along with a text telling me Reuben had spent a good part of the morning in the laundry basket “fishing.”

Updated Apr 8, 2016 at 6:55 PM

On the early morning of Jan. 7, 1863, a skirmish that occurred at Fort Lawrence in what was then Taney County served as a prelude to the Battle of Springfield the next day.

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