Archive For June 26, 2020

Poverty & Education in the Show-Me State

Poverty & Education

There’s an undeniable connection between poverty & education. We know that in most instances, the more education a person has the more money they make over their lifetime. As a result, their family’s standard of living is higher. They can afford to live in safer neighborhoods. They tend to own their homes rather than rent….

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BLM Demos Result in National Publicity for Branson

BLM

Promoters have billed Branson for a long time as Americana at its finest. They tout its squeaky clean image, music from days gone by, patriotism, Christianity, and traditional family values. Unfortunately, an altercation in a recent Black Lives Matter (BLM) demonstration has taken the focus away from the town’s apple pie and simpler times persona–at…

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There’s No Place for Racism in Franklin County

Racism in Franklin County

Updated at 8:00 p.m.: Both co-owners of the Missourian have resigned. The editor/publisher posted an apology this afternoon, followed by his own resignation effective tomorrow. ******************************************************************   More than 5,000 Americans have been shot by police in the past five years, and blacks are killed at more than twice the rate of white Americans according to data tracked…

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Poverty in Missouri by the Numbers

Poverty in Missouri

According to the 2020 Missouri Poverty Report, Missouri ranks about the middle of the pack when it comes to residents living in poverty. Our population rose slightly between 2017 and 2018, but unemployment figures and poverty rates have significantly increased. That’s likely not a surprise when we consider the impact of the COVID-19 crisis, but…

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