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Congressman Sam Graves: The President’s Gun Control Obsession

Sam Graves The Northland News

Congressman Sam Graves represents the sixth district in the United States House of Representatives which includes a majority of Clay County Missouri. This is his  newsletter. In it he discusses . For more information on our Opinion Section please click here. President Obama is beginning his final year in office pushing for more gun …

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State Senator Dan Hegeman: Looking Ahead to 2016

Missouri Senator Dan Hegeman

Missouri lawmakers will return to Jefferson City this week as the Second Regular Session of the 98th General Assembly officially convenes on Wednesday, Jan. 6 at noon. State senators have already filed close to 300 pieces of legislation in anticipation of the upcoming session, a number of those bills were …

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Citizen Voices: Top 12 Stories From 2015 With a Twist

The Northland News

  This is an editorial submitted by Paul Hamby. In it he recaps what he feels are major stories of 2015 with his unique political perspective. For more information on our Opinion Section please click here. 2015 was an interesting year.  Big stories affected our culture,  changed our political landscape and will affect …

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Community Champion: H. Virgil “Skip” Bower

The Northland News

Throughout Clay County there are countless individuals and organizations who give of themselves every day to help make their neighborhoods, schools and cities a better place.  Starting in 2016 I will be honoring those who deserve honor by writing Community Champion features for The Northland News.  If you would like …

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Citizen Voices: A PETITION FOR RELIEF FROM BULLYING

The Northland News

We received this from Edie Stephenson of Kearney, MO. For more information on our Opinion Section please click here. We petition the Missouri House of Representatives (99th General Assembly-2016) for protection against the bullying of seniors/elderly and disabled persons living in community settings including public or subsidized multi-unit housing programs. Bullying exists here …

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Global Plastics Company Makes KC Its Manufacturing Hub and Brings 110 New Jobs

Governor Jay Nixon The Northland News

Governor Jay Nixon is the 55th Governor of the state of Missouri. His second term ends in 2016. This is a press release from his office about the expansion of Logoplaste in Kansas City. Logoplaste to move its research & development plastic operations to Kansas City Today, Gov. Jay Nixon announced that Portuguese-based …

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Citizen Voices: Ethics Commission attack on citizen activism

The Northland News

Missouri First describes their organization as “a think tank devoted to evaluating and producing public policy ideas with an emphasis on individual liberty, free market capitalism, constitutionally limited government, and other principles that are consistent with the concept of an American constitutional republic.” This submission is from the Director of …

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Representative Emanuel Cleaver: The Courage to Compromise

Emanuel Cleaver The Northland News Opinion

Congressman Emanuel Cleaver represents the fifth district in the United States House of Representatives. His district includes a portion of Clay County Missouri. This is his Dee newsletter. In it he discusses . For more information on our Opinion Section please click here. For more than five years, I have written a weekly commentary treatise …

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Governor Jay Nixon: Missouri High School Graduation Rate Ranks in Top 10

Jefferson City, MO – Gov. Jay Nixon today applauded new data from the U.S. Department of Education showing that Missouri’s 4-year high school graduation rate increased to 87.3 percent in 2013/2014 from 85.7 percent in 2012/2013.  Missouri’s graduation rate is significantly above the national average of 82.3 and ranks in the top 10 in …

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Representative Emanuel Cleaver: Shrink from the Shrimp

Emanuel Cleaver The Northland News Opinion

Congressman Emanuel Cleaver represents the fifth district in the United States House of Representatives. His district includes a portion of Clay County Missouri. This is his December 18, 2015 newsletter. In it he discusses concerns about the use of slave labor in the Thai shrimp processing industry. For more information on our Opinion Section please …

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