Murray Bishoff: What if we couldn't vote?
"Why don't you report that people are not allowed to vote?" suggested election judge Melvin Casper on Tuesday, to see if anyone would notice or care. A 15 percent voter turnout in Barry County does make an election judge wonder while waiting for the next person to appear...
Jacob Brower: What I love about newspapers
Journalists are an odd bunch. After all, what could possibly make right-thinking people want jobs that offer low pay and crummy hours? Are they allergic to money? Do they tell themselves, "It's OK, I wasn't using my personal life anyway?" What may seem strange to many makes perfect sense to people like us who have newspaper ink in our blood...
Putting the end of Monett's first TIF in perspective
Monett's tax increment financing (TIF) program has been virtually demonized by some parties outside of the city. Those who fought to dissolve the TIF program in the long litigation over its legitimacy may find the announcement of plans to pay off the TIF debt and call it a day unbelievable...