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  • GUEST COLUMNS

    Research, aim, fire

    To quote Brandon Sanderson: “Doesn’t matter how good your bullets are if you don’t aim carefully.”

  • GUEST COLUMNS

    Pedestrianism

    Did you know that in the 1870s and 1880s competitive walking was a huge spectator sport?

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    Missouri’s presidential primary

    We are fast approaching 2016 and the next presidential election. For good or bad, our election cycle has been extended to the point that speculation about candidates, and even polling, have already begun. Here in the General Assembly, we’ve already started to think about how Missouri will...

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    Sportsmanship

    I’ve talked a lot about coaching youth athletics over the past few weeks. I believe that youth sports help build character by putting the athletes (and coaches) in unique positions and great coaches use these situations to teach lessons the participants can apply to everyday life.

  • 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.

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    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,

  • GUEST COLUMNS

    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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