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Updated Feb 23, 2015 at 11:53 AM

Anyone who has ever watched volunteers try to help emergency response personnel in the immediate aftermath of a natural disaster must wonder what personal qualities it takes to provide assistance of any use under such dire circumstances. While compassion and a single-minded sense of determination to save those who can be saved are important, are they enough? And at what point do untrained volunteers risk their own lives for lack of sufficient understanding about structural instability and...

Updated Feb 11, 2015 at 1:18 PM

Linn County Prosecutor Tracy Carlson is one of the 43 primarily rural prosecuting attorneys across the state who stand opposed to a bill that would give county commissions the option of abolishing the office of county prosecutor. If Senate Bill 79...

Updated Feb 6, 2015 at 10:02 AM

Prison is not a pleasant place. Every single occupant has committed a crime or series of crimes, each defying the laws and morals of society. That reluctance to conform doesnít end at the prison gate. Within the prison walls, many inmates continue...

Updated Jan 21, 2015 at 10:50 AM

This week, the nation commemorated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Leading black members of Congress chose to remember Dr. King at an event hosted by the Wellspring United Methodist Church in Ferguson, Missouri.

Updated Jan 7, 2015 at 10:19 AM

Damon Werteen, 50, formerly of Marceline, Missouri, appeared before the Hon. Terry Tschannen on this date in the Circuit Court of Chariton County for a sentencing hearing. Werteen entered a plea of guilty in the Circuit Court of Chariton County,...

Updated Jan 5, 2015 at 10:37 AM

Last Wednesday afternoon, as Scot Othic and I sat in his home-based law office in Marceline, discussing the winding career path that has inadvertently led him to the law, my mind's eye was fixed upon the image of Caspar David Friedrich's painting,...

Updated Dec 17, 2014 at 2:06 PM

The last 12 months may well mark the beginning of the end for the death penalty in America.

Updated Dec 3, 2014 at 10:05 AM

At least two dozen state departments of insurance have the legal authority to grant prior approval, or disapproval, of health insurance rate changes, but the Missouri Department of Insurance isn’t one of them.

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