Monthly Archive: May 2015

May 31

Police Controversies in Missouri

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by Mike Ferguson (St. Charles, MO) – What started in Ferguson ignited protests, violence and debate across America in 2014. Activists, politicians, media pundits and social media have had (and continue to have) their say about the state of law enforcement in our state. Now, we hear from the law enforcement community through a discussion …

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May 24

Renewable Energy: Are Solar Panels Welcome in Your Neighborhood?

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by Mike Ferguson (St. Charles, MO) – More Missourians want to put solar panels on their homes to cut costs and to reduce their traditional energy usage. For the most part, everyone is in favor of more renewable energy being used. So what’s the problem? In some places, neighborhood associations and local governments have rules …

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May 17

New Ideas For Missouri’s Justice System

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by Mike Ferguson (St. Charles, MO) – ¬†Missouri’s courts, police and the justice system in general have been in the headlines almost constantly for the past nine months. From the violence in Ferguson, MO to “speed traps” some lawmakers call “taxation by citation”, calls for reforms are coming from both sides of the political aisle. …

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May 10

Religious Freedom Or Legalized Discrimination? A Clash Of Values In Missouri

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by Mike Ferguson (St. Charles, MO) – The debate isn’t just in Indiana. It isn’t just in Colorado or Alabama. It’s in the Show Me State. Where does your right to run your business based on your religious values end? Should it end? Those are among the questions behind the effort to pass Religious Freedom …

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May 03

Good For Taxpayers or Cruel To The Poor? Welfare Reform In Missouri

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by Mike Ferguson (St. Charles, MO) – When is it time to say “you’re on your own”? It’s a debate you hear about in the halls of Congress, in State Legislatures across America and at the proverbial water cooler in communities everywhere: how much should government pay for those who aren’t earning enough to pay …

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