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Whoever wins the upcoming Presidential election, whichever party takes control of the House and Senate, our elected officials will face a formidable task.  Obviously they will face the immediate social and economic effects of the ongoing pandemic.  They also will confront an economic outlook…

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Fifty six years ago, my hero and great American, Ronald Reagan delivered a historic speech drawing a clear delineation between conservatism and liberalism at the 1964 Republican Convention in California.

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In a year of fighting a global pandemic, historic protests for racial equality, and the rapidly approaching presidential election, America needs journalists to bring them critical reporting. The events of this year have led to significant increases in traffic to news publisher websites, as A…

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If 2020 has taught us anything, it is that we all need one another more than we thought. We need local businesses, we need a strong local health department, we need level-headed officials and we need our freedom and liberty.

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One of these days, I'm going to have a tidier house. Or maybe I'll start a daily exercise practice. Or I'll learn to play guitar.

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Community newspapers are not new to me. I have been in the business of community media for almost 30 years. Of that, 15 years have been spent in small Missouri newspapers. I am proud to have been a part of those communities, and even more, I cherish the times I have spent in each community. …

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We've been waiting. And on Tuesday, there it was: Autumn.

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One can never know the strength of a rod until it is bent — whether it will snap under the pressure or be molded into something new.

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As I approached the Dogwood Ranch in Rogersville, I was immediately greeted by an iron gate with the following words on it: love, hope and safety.

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It’s that time of year for many fans. This year’s crop of 2021 sports video games are hitting shelves. Four major titles –– UFC 4, PGA Tour 2K21, Madden 21 and NBA 2K21 –– were released in as many weeks recently, while FIFA 21 and NBA 2K21 will follow early next month.

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EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the actual version of this column that appeared in the Sept. 12 issue of The Mail. An unrevised first draft of the opinion piece was inadvertently posted online, and it was revised for a reason; this version is expressive of my true views on the subject of civil discou…

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We are all coping with extraordinary challenges in these times. We are faced with a pandemic that is threatening to our health and to the health of our loved ones and neighbors. Ripple effects are far reaching, including significant impacts on the economy, mental health and isolation.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the American economy like nothing else since the Great Depression. The unprecedented pandemic required an extraordinary response — and the President, the U.S. Small Business Administration, Treasury and Congress stepped up to save America’s small businesses …

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It’s late August as I pen this and my corn patch coon count is up to seven.

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In responding to the coronavirus pandemic, President Trump has rightly focused on the tremendous innovative capacity of American businesses — first by waiving regulations that impose unnecessary burdens, next by providing incentives to get tough jobs such as vaccine development done as quick…

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Small businesses across Missouri are hanging on by a thread. The financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic is far-reaching and will be felt in our state for years to come. Owning a small business even in normal times is tough, you wear several hats and are under constant pressure by your …

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The U.S.-Canada border will remain closed for non-essential travel until at least Sept. 21. President Trump and Prime Minister Trudeau mutually agreed to seal the world’s longest non-militarized border back in March to slow the spread of COVID-19.