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On cue, Gov. Mike Parson announced Sunday he is seeking a full term as governor.

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We aren’t aware of any place you can find the number of protests that have resulted in solving a problem or resulting in action for the sought-after solution.

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Accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein’s death in a New York City jail over the weekend has spurred endless conspiracy theories.

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The country is in shock again in the aftermath of two mass shootings over the weekend, just 15 hours apart, that left at least 31 people dead and over 50 wounded in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio.

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On Friday, the Archdiocese of St. Louis released the names of 64 clergy who have substantiated allegations of sexual abuse of a minor against them.

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When Missouri voters approved Amendment 1 last November, it made one of the most significant changes ever in politics in Jefferson City. Amendment 1 had a provision that limited lobbyists’ gifts to members of the General Assembly to $5.

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An issue that has bounced around the state Legislature for years is the requirement of wearing a helmet by motorcycle riders. The latest action in this issue is that Gov. Mike Parson vetoed a bill that would have allowed some motorcycle riders to drive without helmets.

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As the state discloses more information on Franklin County medical marijuana business applications, the reality that pot will soon be available for purchase here legally is hitting home.

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The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) has so many highway improvements needs, and is falling behind every day, that the priorities are piling up, reaching the height of the state Capitol dome.

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The ruling by a Cole County circuit judge that the state must make public the identities of applicants who seek to sell medical marijuana was a victory for the people. By keeping the records secret, it was a violation of the Sunshine Law.

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If for no other reason, consideration should be given to eliminating presidential primary elections due to the cost. Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft, Missouri’s top election official, favors doing away with the presidential primaries, held every four years.

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Missouri has a law that all motorcycle operators and passengers must wear protective headgear.

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It was good to learn that Republicans and Democrats are coming together on a federal infrastructure program. Both parties recognize the need that exists.

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We aren’t big fans of the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner. The black-tie event has deteriorated in recent years — too many celebrities and too many classless comedians telling off-color jokes.

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There seems to be a growing interest in the complicated subject of worker shortage and population growth from immigrants. More attention, it appears, judging from news stories and commentaries, is being given to it.

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