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Celebrating Great Northwest Day

by State Sen. Dan Hegeman

This past week, I was proud to join the legislators from our region in hosting the 15th Annual Great Northwest Day, a long-standing event in which local officials, business owners and community leaders from northwest Missouri descend on the Capitol.

It was great to see so many folks from the district make the long trek to Jefferson City. This event has truly become one

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Two House bills advancing now

by State Rep. J. Eggleston

I want to tell you about two of the bills that we moved through the House this week, and talk about a wonderful event called The Great Northwest Days. The first bill is HB1366 (Hubrecht-R), which allows pharmacists to make generic substitutions for biologic based medicines.

We all know generic medicines are just as effective as the brand name meds, but much less expensive. In

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Capitol Perspectives: Tyrannosaurus Rex of state politics

by Phill Brooks

The current legislative rush to push through an ethics package relates to an article I read this fall. “The Tyrannosaurus Rex of State Politics” was published by the respected national magazine “Governing” that focuses on state and local government.

“Rex” refers to wealthy Missouri financier Rex Sinquefield who has dumped millions of dollars into Missouri political campaigns.

This campaign season he’s given about $1 million to a

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What’s in a name?

Spike_WPEvery politician I know wants your attention. So, political pundit Nick Thomas has taken a look at the names of the 535 voting members now serving in 113th Congress — 435 in the House (plus six non-voting delegates) and 100 from the Senate.

Here’s part of his quirky guide to interesting names. All these names are real and, unlike some of the individuals, they belong to, unadulterated.

The most common

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Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor,

This little village of ours isn’t doing anything for the people. The people should have rights on their own properties. We the people have none. We have to ask permission to build on to our homes, porches, and so on. It isn’t right.

One board member has said that all ordinances had been changed. No one knows what they are except board members.

One board member calls some

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Poosey Digest: They just can’t help it

PooseyDigest_WPby Freida Marie Crump

Greetings from Poosey. No one ever came right out and said it, but it was simmering just under the surface of nearly every news report that came out of the days covering the run-up to the Iowa caucuses. One National Public Radio reporter came close when she said, “I sitting here in a Starbucks staring at a row of John Deere combines across the street.” Another

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Poosey Digest: Touching those in power

PooseyDigest_WPBy Freida Marie Crump

Greetings from Poosey.

I’ll admit that I envy the Iowans. I’ve only been to the state a few times and my most salient memory of the place involves the most delicious spaetzle I’ve ever tasted in my life courtesy of the Amana Colonies. I’m sure I saw other things in our sojourns around the Hawkeye State, but that tasty little bowl of German dumplings cooked in

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Focus on rural postal service

Senator Claire McCaskill has demanded answers from the U.S. Postal Service on how it will protect mail delivery for rural Missourians and efficiently manage the cost-sharing benefits with competitors to carry mail the “last mile,” especially in rural areas.

“We all know the last mile is one of the most important drivers of cost in our postal infrastructure — it is that last mile that’s very expensive,” said Sen. McCaskill.

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Poosey Digest: Don’t you dare

PooseyDigest_WPby Freida Marie Crump

Greetings from Poosey.

Sorry if I don’t know your name, but I’ll simply address this message to, “Dear Any Young American under the age of 30.” If you other folks would like to eavesdrop, that’s fine.

Dear youngster …sorry, but from my altitude of age that’s what you are… so dear youngster, don’t you dare give up.

You’ve spent your formative years surrounded by every manner

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