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Updated at 5:21 PM

We are selective in the historical milestones we celebrate. The 50th anniversary of the Selma march was a big deal in March. The 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War was barely noted. President Obama went to Selma, not to Appomattox. Neither Obama nor any other American politician did much to mark the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War last week. We celebrate what we want to remember, and some wars we’d rather forget. Forgetting history, though, can be dangerous.

Updated at 4:53 PM

To be honest, I wasn’t really looking forward to the trip east to visit my long-lost cousin, Nancy Love.

Updated at 4:42 PM

It’s been awhile since I’ve talked about the view from my front porch, and there have been some developments. I know, I know — how could there be “developments” from the front porch? Well, I’ve seen something lately I’ve never noticed before, and...

Posted at 5:05 PM

Hello, friends and bannermen. On Sunday's Game of Thrones, we got to meet the official Faith...

Updated at 4:30 PM

Local government has a direct impact on each of us in Osage Beach, every day. Working together, your city, county, and schools are the backbone of the community.What is local government in Osage Beach?

Posted at 4:30 PM

The Taliban declared Monday that it was open to peace talks with the Afghan government, but only if all U.S. and other international forces withdraw from Afghanistan and key Taliban figures are removed from a U.N. terrorism blacklist.

Updated at 4:28 PM

Whenever a great disaster hits somewhere in the world, our attention turns to that area for awhile.It’s hard to keep our focus too long, because the world keeps changing and something new is always happening.

Updated at 4:25 PM

A motorcycle accident in Morgan County resulted in serious injuries to two people.According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, John Cook, 56, of Warsaw and Candace Sommer, 50, of Sedalia were riding a motorcycle On Route W when...

Updated at 4:24 PM

It happens every year. Unpredictable Missouri weather catches us by surprise, and we find ourselves wishing we had taken those few hours to better prepare to withstand the spring storms and flooding that...

Updated at 4:23 PM

The Avengers started a fist fight on my Facebook wall the other day. No, they weren’t punching out bad guys such as Loki, Ultron or the Red Skull, but rather they were the epicenter of a rather heated discussion on superheroes, and why they seem to...

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