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Now that COVID has put us through a test run of universal health care, isn’t it great? No matter what we look like or who we vote for, we all have access to free antibody treatments, COVID tests and vaccines. Isn’t it nice to know the person bathing our grandmother or flipping our burgers ha…

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I agree with Sarah Miller’s letter asking the Senate to renew the Child Tax Credit (CTC) extension. (“Senators must pass CTC extension,” January 25, 2022) Unfortunately, Senators Roy Blunt and Josh Hawley didn’t listen to her.

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The Missouri State Legislative Session adjourned with a historic move in support of public transportation. For the first time in two decades, Missouri is set to invest $8.7 million in transit – a sum that would be split amongst the 34 transit providers operating in the state. 

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Last Tuesday, a Democratic group held an event that demonstrates all that is wrong with politics. The event features U.S. Senate candidates who have raised more than $1 million, a “benchmark that is critical for running a successful campaign.”

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month. As a volunteer and advocate with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, this month I am asking everyone to join us and demand #MoreForMentalHealth.

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For hundreds of years Black Americans have been victims to systemic racism. We are unable to receive equal quality care in health care, and in order to make a change we need to have more Black doctors. This is where you come in. According to an article in the Telegraph, “According to the AAM…

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Tax exemptions of the Missouri legislature are based upon 1. profit— the underlying margin which the state stands to lose or gain and 2. principle— the notion that our state should not collect funds from certain essential purchases. We tax-exempt hospital beds, newspapers and textbooks, but …

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Following the Coronavirus many people have been through hardships and have lost family, jobs, and even homes. While stimulus bills and COVID relief bills have helped considerably it’s not always enough for those who need to support their families. In many cities such as Las Vegas it has beco…

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Rob West, executive for the Bayer YMCA and O'Fallon Park Center, passed last week. Rob was the type of leader that lifted others up. Rob paid attention to details but the bottom (line) was the care of persons who attended the above sites. Rob was open to community leaders but no child ever w…

I was inspired to see Vice President Kamala Harris walk with others across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama on March 6 to mark the 57th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, March 7, 1965. “A record number of people cast their ballots in the 2020 elections. It was a triumph of democracy in…

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The crisis in public education has been exasperated by the pandemic, but it’s not new. For generations, the promise of a quality public education for all has fallen flat. Quality education has been connected to where you live, the wealth of your community, and how easily your parents’ identi…

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Steeped in far more than historical significance, the confirmation of a Black woman to the highest court of the land would represent yet another significant step in America fulfilling its promise to African Americans who helped build this country. The appointment of a Black woman to the Unit…