Monthly Archives: February 2011

Public Employees Right to Bargain Collectively in Missouri

Today we are engaged in a vitriolic debate over the rights of public employees to bargain collectively. How will this play out in Missouri?  Do Missouri public employees have the right to join a union, bargain collectively and enter into collective bargaining … Continue reading

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The Mayor from Missouri with a photographic memory

When I was a teenager I remember stories about my neighbor across the street, an elderly gentleman who was able to remember and repeat everyone railroad car number as the train traveled by on the railroad track. Well I have a … Continue reading

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Are blueberries good for your brain?

  An article in the January 2011 edition of Scientific American Mind, “Your Brain on Blueberries” suggests that compounds in blueberries – known as flavonoids – improve “… memory, learning and general cognitive function, including reasoning skills, decision-making, verbal comprehension and … Continue reading

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Quo Warranto for disputes between municipalities is dead – Long Live Declaratory Judgments

There is hardly anything more contentious than a battle between two municipalities over who will govern a particular area. Usually there is a lot at stake in these disputes with a winner take all rule that controls. The procedures for … Continue reading

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Westboro Baptist Church Preaches Hell, Fire, and Damnation at Veterans Funerals.

Phelps-Roper (Roper) is a member of the Westboro Baptist Church that believes that God is punishing America by killing American soldiers for what her Church considers the sin of homosexuality. As part of her religious duties Roper believes funerals are … Continue reading

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Radioactive Smoke and Indoor Clean Air Ordinance

I always wondered why anyone would smoke or even breathe smoke-filled air considering the overwhelming scientific evidence that smoking and breathing smoke-filled air is harmful to your health. Of course, part of the answer is that smoking is an addiction, and … Continue reading

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City of Sullivan can charge a higher sewer connection fee in one area of the community than another.

Issue – Can a city charge some citizens more for a service than what it charges other citizens for the same service? Our political DNA has been trained to think that all citizens should be treated equally under the law so … Continue reading

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