Monthly Archive: May 2014

May 30

Teach Great Initiative: Improving Public Education or Attacking Missouri’s Teachers?

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by Mike Ferguson (St. Charles, MO) – Among the most crucial decisions that affect the education of children is who to place and leave in the classroom. A proposed ballot measure in Missouri could change how local school districts make that decision. It’s called the “Teach Great Initiative” and supporters hope to have it on …

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May 23

Volunteers: An Important Part of Missouri Communities

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by Mike Ferguson (St. Charles, MO) – ROI. In business terms, that means “Return On Investment” or, in everyday terms, the profit you get back from spending something. Money isn’t the only thing that can be spent and both corporate and nonprofit organizations in Missouri hope you’ll spend a little more this year. Specifically, they …

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May 16

Tax Cuts Are Coming To Missouri. What’s Next?

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by Mike Ferguson (St. Charles, MO) – Republicans in the State Legislature wanted it, Governor Nixon said “no” and then lawmakers did it anyway. Like it or not, the wheels are in motion for an across-the-board tax cut for individuals, families and businesses in Missouri. That is the result of the Legislature’s override of a …

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May 08

Are Gay Rights Gaining Ground In Missouri?

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by Mike Ferguson (St. Charles, MO) – Many political pundits and journalists consider Missouri to be a state that’s becoming more “red” – conservative – with each passing election these days but that’s not stopping efforts on the key liberal issues of gay rights. One of those efforts is underway in the State Legislature and …

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May 02

The Impact of a Missouri Man’s Hate and Violence

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by Mike Ferguson (St. Charles, MO) – The dust has settled, what was a crime scene is back to normal and the victims have been laid to rest. But the impact of what prosecutors say is a hate-based rampage continues. A few weeks ago, according to investigators, a white supremacist from southwest Missouri known as …

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