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Missouri’s groundwater threatened from corporate factory farm expansion

Here’s a story for you. A 10,467 hog factory farm is attempting to build near farms and homes, near the Poosey Conservation Area in Livingston...

Capitol Perspectives: Missouri’s legislative second half

The Missouri legislature's week-long break that began Monday is a good time to assess where the General Assembly may head in the second half...

Celebration of openness has special urgency

A year ago this week, the world descended into the throes of the COVID-19 crisis. It’s fitting that our year of darkness appears to...

Josh Hawley says workers deserve a raise. But it’s been all...

No matter where we live or what we look like, we work hard for our families. But today, certain politicians, including Sen. Josh Hawley, hurt...

Capitol Perspectives: Legislative efforts vs. the Constitution

This year, an effort to provide financial help for parents to send their kids to alternative schools could run afoul of two very clear...

President Biden, don’t make the same mistakes in rural America

On Feb. 23, Tom Vilsack was confirmed as U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, again. In 2011, I helped write an op-ed called “What a good president...

As a former Missouri Capitol intern, the latest scandals come as...

The news of another controversy surrounding a legislator’s alleged misconduct toward a subordinate in the Missouri Capitol comes as no surprise. While I don’t...

In Missouri’s pandemic response, the buck stops nowhere

Where does the buck stop in Missouri? If we are talking about the pandemic, then so far not in the governor’s office. Three recent...

Who defines the Missouri GOP — Roy Blunt, Josh Hawley… or...

The eyes of the nation turned to U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley over the holidays when he became the the first senator to announce an...

Missouri lawmakers must have facts on solar before acting

The Missouri Legislature is considering a proposal that would allow utilities to specifically target solar customers and charge them a higher fee for the...

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