Remember gun safety
(Letter to the Editor ~ 05/29/21)
To the Editor, Firearms are the #1 cause of death of Missouri children, with over 100 killed each year. These are preventable deaths. The Missouri chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America created a Traveling Memorial for the 46 MO children, age 0-17, who died by gun homicide in 2020. ...
Please seek trusted sources for vaccine questions
(Editorial ~ 05/29/21)
Parents have a new and difficult decision facing them. At least one COVID-19 vaccine is available for children as young as 12, the Pfizer shot. Moderna is also on track to get approved by the FDA for children. While many of us have opted to get vaccinated ourselves, making that decision for our children can be harder.
Police Reports, May 29
(Police/Fire Report ~ 05/29/21)
Missouri license plates and a USB drive were stolen Thursday, May 27 in the 500 block of Cedar street from two vehicles belonging to the same business. The plates were 35CZ81 and TC0A41. _ Andrew Lee Brittingham, 30, of the 900 block of Mulberry Street was arrested Thursday, May 27, on several failure to appear warrants, including no auto insurance, no operator’s license, failure to drive on the right side of road and a probation violation for third-degree assault...
Legislative session wraps up, but several good bills remain
(Column ~ 05/29/21)
While we had many successes this legislative session, like any other year, several good bills did not make it to the Governor’s desk. These bills included numerous measures to honor the memory of the late Rush Limbaugh. One such bill was HB 1200, which I filed to designate “Rush Limbaugh Day” on Jan. ...