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Obamacare: A Broken Law Built on Broken Promises- Congressman Sam Graves

Congressman Sam Graves represents the sixth district in the United States House of Representatives which includes a majority of the Northland. For more information on our Opinion Section and why we post these communications from your elected representatives please click here. The federal government was never meant to control our …

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Missouri Senator Dan Hegeman: Supporting Families of Missouri’s First Responders During Their Time of Need

Missouri State Senator Dan Hegeman represents parts of northern Clay County. For more information on our Opinion Section and why we publish these updates from legislators please click HERE. Part of my responsibility as a state lawmaker and public servant is to ensure we are looking out for the men …

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Citizen Voices: Feed Northland Kids Receives My Cerner Corporation Impact Grant

Cerner Corporation encourages its associates to be active in their community. One way they accomplish this is through a $500 Impact Grant that is awarded to a 501c3 that is picked by an associate that completes 100 hours of community service. This year I’ve selected Feed Northland Kids to receive my grant. No …

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Missouri State Representative Kevin Corlew – Capitol Report – March 11th, 2017

Missouri State Representative Kevin Corlew represents Missouri House district 14. Most of Representative Corlew’s district is in Platte County, but a small portion of it extends into Clay County. For more information on our Opinion Section and why we publish these newsletters from elected officials please click here. House Approves …

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Missouri Senator Dan Hegeman: Improving Missouri’s Business and Legal Climates

Missouri State Senator Dan Hegeman represents parts of northern Clay County. For more information on our Opinion Section and why we publish these updates from legislators please click HERE. Our judicial system was founded on the principle that a person is innocent until proven guilty. Unfortunately, recent Supreme Court rulings …

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Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson Seeks Nominations for Senior Service Award

Mike Parson is Missouri’s 47th Lieutenant Governor. The Lieutenant Governor is the second highest constitutional office in Missouri with executive and legislative responsibilities. For more information on our Opinion Section and why we post these updates please click here. (JEFFERSON CITY) – Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson is seeking nominations for …

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Missouri State Representative Jim Neely- Capitol Report – March 14, 2017

Missouri State Representative Jim Neely represents a portion of northeastern Clay County. For more information on our Opinion Section and why we post these updates please click here. House Approves Legislation to Put an End to Venue Shopping in Missouri (HB 460, HB 461, and HB 462) House members continued …

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Show-Me: FUZZY MATH: Reported GO Bond Cost Estimates Rely on Gimmickry

City leaders are engaging in a bit of financial sleight-of-hand when it comes to the Go Bond’s costs to taxpayers. They have been claiming that the “average impact to the property tax owner” of the proposed GO Bonds up for vote on April 4, “is $8 increase each year.” This …

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When Equal Access Means Zero Access for All

There is irrational comfort taken in the belief that man-made laws somehow ensure equality for all. More often than not, the exact opposite is true. Within the next week, UC Berkeley will be forced to remove over 20,000 lectures, videos, and other digital documents from its free online library. While …

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Through the Eye of the Storm

The wind was gusting, the clouds were swirling, the lightning was flashing and the rain was falling. This is what I was experiencing at my home right in downtown Smithville a little less than six miles away. On HWY 169 a funnel cloud dropped an EF-2 tornado at 7:18 PM. …

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