I served the people of Joplin for 14 years in the U.S. House. I live about 60 miles from Joplin, and I’ve been here hundreds of times. Having grown up in southwest Missouri, I’m also familiar with tornado damage.
GUEST COMMENTARY: Spirit of Joplin resilient after disaster
To read the full article, please sign up or login.
Get full access to the Columbia Missourian on your computer, phone, and tablet for just $5.95 per month.
* All the high-quality, in-depth journalism of the Columbia Missourian and Vox Magazine, updated 24/7
* Your news. Your device. Your time.
If you'd like to read more about the value of being a member, read this column from the Missourian's executive editor, Tom Warhover.