In his latest column, Hacker says the Daily will begin featuring some coverage of state legislative news and how it affects Joplin residents:
For example, for the next few months, we will delve into the world of state politics, and tell you how those decisions made in Jefferson City will impact your life and your pocket book.
While the Daily did not make quite the impact many of its readers had hoped it would, it has shown signs of promise and has broken some big stories during its first year. Hopefully, the second year will be even better. The best thing for Joplin readers is to have more good outlets for local news.