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Most Americans aren’t giving much thought to autonomous automobiles, except when a scare story about one of them crashing pops up in the media. But the auto-autos are coming in 5-10 years, and according to an Aug. 2 New York Times story, planners are contemplating the big changes they will m…

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Don Corrigan
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Missouri Gov. Mike Parson has been busy signing bills and vetoing bills sent to his desk from the state legislature. With the stroke of his pen, he has made some folks happy, others not so happy.

Dwight Bitikofer
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It’s hard for white folks to talk about racism. We think we are so beyond that R-word. We may have friends or associates of color. We may have voted for an African-American. We haven’t a racist bone in our bodies – we haven’t ever used the N-word.

Don Corrigan

Father’s Day weekend is nigh and it’s time to think about what being a father is all about. On Sunday, I will be downing Busch Bavarians, chomping on brats and dogs from the gas grill, and recapping the Stanley Cup series with my son, who is now on his own as a sports writer.

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I’ve just returned from Istanbul. I’ve wanted to go there since I saw “From Russia With Love” in 1964. It was great, and now I can cross another item off my bucket list. That list is getting short — ominously so. I mean, when you come to the end of your bucket list, what then?

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Bike to Work Day is May 17. The cold winter is over and the hot summer isn’t here yet, so it’s time to leave the old gas-guzzler/carbon-emitter behind and mount up. The first year you commute by bike, you’ll lose 13 pounds.

Don Corrigan

“Forty percent of American workers earn less than $15 an hour and about 5 percent of full-time American workers earn the minimum wage or less, which is certainly not a living wage. Forty percent of Americans don’t have $400 to deal with unexpected expenses, such as medical bills or car repairs.”

Don Corrigan

Earlier this month, on March 8, we celebrated International Women’s Day. It’s said to be especially significant this year because of the sheer number of women who have decided to run for United States President.

Dwight Bitikofer

A majority of readers, I hope, got to this page by picking up a red wrapper on their lawns or driveways, then slipping out the paper and opening this newest issue of the Times. Often the red bag contains additional retail inserts.

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An attempt to raise the gasoline tax having been rejected by the voters last November, State Sen. Gary Romine (R-Farmington) has proposed a new way to fund road repairs. His bill would change licensing fees, so that the better gas mileage your car gets, the more you pay.

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As usual, the Super Bowl commercials are upstaging the game. Interest is so intense that it’s burst the bounds of the game telecast. The most ambitious commercials were released weeks early on YouTube, to garner responses and reviews and possibly go viral. This is “peak commercial-watching s…