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The sports world still awaits the full recovery of Buffalo Bills defensive back Damar Hamlin after he collapsed on the field during the first quarter of Monday night’s game. In the past week, discussions abound about the violence in professional football, the compassion of NFL fans, the role…

Every politician enjoys a certain honeymoon period after deciding to run for public office. It can end abruptly with a question like, “what do you think about abortion?”

Maybe Kevin McCarthy hummed a few bars of an easy-listening classic during the chaotic opening days on the floor of the U.S. House.

Everyone loves a New Year’s baby. The first baby of the new year signifies unlimited potential, not just for the child and the family. Even complete strangers live a little vicariously through this newborn and the sense of hope that he or she brings.

Chances are, you won’t find much enthusiasm for the concept of critical race theory in the small towns of Northwest Missouri.

Ten candidates are vying for a place on the St. Joseph Board of Education in April. These candidates will seek to fill two open positions on the board. Each candidate has expressed concern about key issues the board has brought to the public’s attention in recent years. Issues like student a…

A quick scan of the News-Press NOW e-edition from Dec. 31, 2021, shows that murders and vehicle accidents occupied prominent spots in the list of top 10 local stories for the year.

There was a time when a young reporter could mark the approach of another election season with Keith Marquart’s visit to the newsroom. The Buchanan County associate circuit judge always came across as approachable and likable, the very opposite of judicial aloofness.

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For many of us, the holiday season is more than a mad rush of shopping, cooking and decorating. It’s a chance to create cherished Christmas memories with family and friends.

Do you remember how you felt when the Kansas City Chiefs eked out an ugly, turnover-laden overtime victory against the one-win Houston Texans in Week 15?

The holiday season is a time for lists. We take inventory of the past year. We make gift lists for ourselves and others. We also make lists — sometimes called “resolutions” — for the new year.

The curb appeal of some school facilities puts St. Joseph at a competitive disadvantage with suburban counterparts that boast coffee shops or glassed-in commons areas. Some play in gymnasiums that would make a Division II university envious.

An old fire station is sort of like an old lighthouse. Both are charming, romantic and unpractical in the 21st century.

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This month’s oil spill in northern Kansas qualifies as an environmental disaster. The 14,000 barrels of heavy Canadian crude oil that spilled from the Keystone Pipeline into Mill Creek will take months, and maybe even years, to clean up.

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The St. Joseph Police Department doesn’t just have a money problem. It also has a people problem.