Terry Reese: Congress should protect front-line nurses, not big insurance companies | Columns

Upon finishing nursing school, nurses across the country take the Nightingale Pledge and promise to devote their lives to service. Here in Missouri, thousands of nurses have upheld this noble goal and risked their lives on the front line treating almost 80,000 COVID-19 patients. These heroes deserve our respect, and our elected officials should do everything they can to support them.

As the president of the Missouri Nurses Association, it is my job to educate

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Business owner regrets harsh words | Columns

DEAR HARRIETTE: During the quarantine and shutdown, I closed my small nail salon for 10 weeks. I had all the ups and downs, fears and frustrations people talk about. One huge one was based on the fact that we were told to close for two weeks to flatten the curve, but they only picked certain industries.

So while we small businesses complied 100% in the fervent hope of reopening as soon as possible, the big

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