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  • IT'S NEWS TO ME

    Promoting art

    While some art-related initiatives still linger in the air, we can hang our hat on another artistic venture that continues to be a shining light for downtown Lee’s Summit – Fourth Fridays.

  • GUEST COLUMNS

    Freedom from my past

    According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the abuse of alcohol and illicit drugs cost our nation 428 billion dollars in related costs from crime, lost work, productivity and healthcare each year. In 2012 an estimated 23.1 million Americans needed treatment for a problem related to drugs...

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Love over hate

    Dear Editor,

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    Community of character: Perseverance

    “Failure is not falling down, but staying down.” – Mary Pickford

  • IT'S NEWS TO ME

    Playing to their strengths

    A true test of the leadership of this city council and our mayor will be easy to spot. And decisions made over the coming weeks will set the tone for the coming years.

  • IT'S NEWS TO ME

    Farewell feisty Ed

    I envision Ed Cockrell on the University of Texas debate team simply running intellectual circles around his opponents back in the day.

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    Medical marijuana bill passes house committee

    A proposal to legalize cannabis extracts for medical purposes was passed April 8 with a unanimous vote by Missouri House General Laws Committee. Under the proposed law, House Bill 2238, the State Department of Agriculture would be authorized to produce, manufacture and distribute cannabis extract...

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    Missouri Department of Revenue

    One of my jobs as a state senator is to make sure that constituents who are dealing with the Missouri government are treated fairly. We deal with dozens of cases a year, some of which we have shared in earlier Capitol Reports. I consider this task to be one of the most important as your state senator...

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    Meeting with parents - Part III

    “The parents on our youth team will either make or break our season.” This is something I’ve heard from people for many years now and I tend to agree with this. I’ve witnessed firsthand how the culture and attitudes of parents can affect a team. Sadly, most of the negative...

  • IT'S NEWS TO ME

    Election impacts

    Pointing out the obvious gender-related force that will now be sitting on the Lee’s Summit City Council is a delicate line to walk.

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