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St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Editorials
As of (02/27/2017) at 08:20 PM

Muzzling the media to boost Trump's sagging public image

Editorial: Windfall gives Greitens an opportunity to show compassion for Missouri's elderly, disabled and schoolchildren

Editorial: Don't cut funding for arts and public broadcasting

For young people in trouble, let's order up change

Missouri, a refuge for tolerance

Lack of investment in our youngest residents is a problem

Stacy Washington: You have a duty to be happy

Charles Krauthammer Charles Krauthammer: Trump and the 'Madman Theory'

E.J. Dionne E.J. Dionne: Can Democrats rise to Trump's challenge?

Kathleen Parker Kathleen Parker: Standing athwart history shouting, 'Whatever, baby!'

Dana Miilbank Dana Milbank: These are the American people Trump calls enemies of the American people

Michael Gerson Michael Gerson: America's sacred fire must not be doused

Illinois poised to create an `Obama Day,' though unclear whether state will close for it

Missouri securities agency forms unit to help vulnerable citizens

Bullard calls for Fed to issue quarterly policy report

St. Louis house prices post biggest gain since 2003

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Sad to see suffering of drug-addicted newborns ( … ) I am writing in agreement to Dr. Alan Schneider's letter ("Pregnant woman's use of heroin is a crime," Feb. 24). As a NICU nurse for 30-plus years, it is harrowing to see the suffering these newborns go through withdrawing from their mother's heroin and other drugs ingested during pregnancy. Read more


Kansas City Star - Editorials
As of (02/27/2017) at 08:21 PM

Editorials Editorial: Trump’s silence on deadly Olathe shooting is disquieting Nearly a week has passed since two India-born engineers were singled out and shot at an Olathe bar, apparently because they were immigrants. One man died. Yet not a word has been spoken, tweeted or prepped for President Donald Trump's teleprompter.

Editorials Editorial: Trump budget has a few bright spots, lots of rust The initial spending blueprint offered by the Trump administration calls for more money for guns, less for butter. The budget must be balanced in many different ways.

Editorials Editorial: Strategic focus on partnerships, growth could help Kansas City rise What if a concerted effort was made to draw the lines, form partnerships and strategically plan for the growth of the region's economic strength and vitality with a 20-year vision?

Editorials Editorial: Public safety, not immigration, is the top concern for local police Despite tough talk from the White House about effectively deputizing police as immigration agents, Kansas City-area law enforcement is unwavering in its focus on public safety. And that's the right strategy.

Editorials Editorial: To be truly great, America must be kind Srinivas Kuchibhotla, the India-born engineer killed in an Olathe bar last week, was the sort of man we must not just mourn but emulate at this overheated moment. The most important contribution we could make in the face of this unacceptable loss might be to soften our hearts and tone to those who are different.

Editorials Editorial: U.S. Rep Sam Graves should be part of KCI solution Rep. Sam Graves has been a consistent and outspoken foe of building a new single terminal at Kansas City International Airport. But with Kansas now making a play for a new airport, the Missouri congressman needs to help forge a plan for KCI.

Editorials Editorial: Local governments often more focused on problems than state legislators Jefferson City and Topeka complain bitterly about federal mandates and regulations but have no problems telling local governments what to do

Editorials Editorial: America is stressed out, and the cause won’t surprise — politics A new poll suggests that Americans are freaking out in the wake of last year's election, and it may be awhile until we all calm down again. But an infusion of political civility might help.

Editorials Editorial: The Trump White House is figuring out NATO President Donald Trump has sent mixed signals on foreign policy, but his subordinates have helped clarify the White House's policy views on NATO and Western Europe. Vice President Mike Pence's speech on NATO and his calls for European allies to spend more on defense were significant.

Editorials Editorial: Middle ground, transparency needed in workplace lawsuits Discrimination in the workplace is wrong and must be subject to legal challenge. At the same time, frivolous lawsuits cost taxpayers dearly. Lawmakers should improve transparency and seek middle ground.

Editorials Editorial: Farm economies would suffer from Trump-inspired trade war President Donald Trump's policies could touch off a trade war, with disastrous consequences for Kansas and Missouri farmers. As Congress begins work on the next farm bill, Sen. Pat Roberts and his colleagues should remind the White House of rural interests and the importance of strengthening agriculture.

Editorials Editorial: Kansas lawmakers can’t give up in face of Brownback veto Kansas legislators could be tempted to walk away and let Gov. Sam Brownback propose an alternative budget plan after he vetoed a two-year, $1 billion tax increase. But the Legislature must try again. Lawmakers can't give up until the governor gives in.

Editorials Editorial: Presence of Folk Alliance in KC will continue long after annual conference moves The Kansas City-based Folk Alliance International plans an annual, multi-day Folk Festival here Ś and its annual conference will return, too

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Editorials Editorial: Work on Missouri’s Real ID compliance should continue Missouri lawmakers should bring the state into compliance with the Real ID Act, despite opponents' fears of a conspiracy to invade your privacy. The deadline is approaching, and without legislative action, residents won't be able to use a Missouri driver's license to get on an airplane starting in 2018.

Editorials Editorial: Kansas lawmakers should revisit concealed-carry rules Legislation that would allow the University of Kansas Health System to prohibit concealed guns from its premises hit a roadblock last week, when a committee deadlocked and the chairman declined to cast his vote. This issue is too important to abandon, and lawmakers should redouble their efforts to pass the measure.

Editorials Editorial: Either-or approach won’t reduce violent crime problem Kansas City Mayor Sly James and Police Chief Darryl Fort├ę recently clashed over spending priorities. Homicides won't come down until the city takes a holistic approach Ś and puts elected leaders in charge.

Editorials Editorial: President Trump’s tax returns, documents should see the light of day If President Donald Trump wants to dispel any suggestion of a connection to Russia, he should release his tax returns. But if he fails to do, the Missouri Gaming Commission could shed light on the president's business interests by making public the application Trump's company once filed to buy a Kansas City riverboat casino.

Editorials Editorial: Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens could provide pivotal boost to combat opioid abuse A small number of Missouri lawmakers could use a filibuster to derail common-sense legislation creating a statewide prescription drug monitoring system. But Gov. Eric Greitens and other legislators should ensure that the state finally enacts this needed measure aimed at combating addictions to opioids and other harmful medications.

Editorials Editorial: Kansas lawmakers rebalance tax code, and Gov. Sam Brownback should sign it Kansas legislators have taken a courageous step toward rebalancing the state tax code and closing a huge budget deficit. They can still do more, but state lawmakers have re-balanced the Kansas tax burden, making sure it falls more fairly on everyone.


The Springfield News Leader - Editorials
As of (02/27/2017) at 08:21 PM

The next Democratic leader

Saved by those three little words

Trump and the `Madman Theory'

Contributors We could all stand to do more listening, less talking We could all stand to do more listening, less talking In the presence of good listeners, we're all more likely to flourish Contributors 13 minutes ago

Editorials Guest Voice: What's the plan in Afghanistan? Guest Voice: What's the plan in Afghanistan? The U.S. troops serving valiantly in Afghanistan deserve clarity of purpose. Editorials 15 minutes ago

Readers Pregnancy involves two people, not just one Pregnancy involves two people, not just one This letter is written in response to the letter by Kay McMillan as to why any man has a right to say anything to a woman about her reproductive rights. Readers 1 day, 20 hours ago

Readers Media should publish only 'alternative facts' Media should publish only 'alternative facts' They should publish only the ôalternative factsö that our president obtained from things he remembers seeing, things people are saying, etc. Readers 1┬áday, 20┬áhours ago

Readers Undocumented migrants have no rights, must go Undocumented migrants have no rights, must go In 1924, quotas were assigned to various nations to allow fair immigration. Readers 1 day, 20 hours ago

Readers Only riched 0.2 percent affected by estate tax Only riched 0.2 percent affected by estate tax As usual, Billy Long and the Republican party ignore the facts Readers 1 day, 20 hours ago

Readers Representatives won't take time to listen to constituents Representatives won't take time to listen to constituents There's never been a time that our representatives in Congress need to seek out the concerns and opinions of their constituents more. Readers 1 day, 20 hours ago

Readers An open letter to President Trump An open letter to President Trump What will you tell farmers who can't find workers to pick their crops? Readers 1 day, 21 hours ago

Readers Letter writer used typical liberal talking points Letter writer used typical liberal talking points I would like to respond a letter from Jack E. Hembree (Please keep the faith, protesters). Readers 1 day, 21 hours ago

Readers 'Have-nots' could learn a lesson from Mr. Low 'Have-nots' could learn a lesson from Mr. Low When facing hardship, trucking company owner bucked down and started over Readers 1 day, 21 hours ago

Readers To Springfield church leaders To Springfield church leaders Ask your flocks to be more like Christ Readers 1 day, 21 hours ago

Readers We don't need more turmoil in city leadership We don't need more turmoil in city leadership In a country that is in turmoil over the election of an incompetent president, Springfield does not need the same as mayor Readers 1 day, 21 hours ago

Opinion Roses: To man who paid for groceries Roses: To man who paid for groceries May God bless him Opinion 1 day, 21 hours ago

Opinion More fake news about immigrations arrests More fake news about immigrations arrests Media complicit in deception Opinion 1 day, 21 hours ago

Editorials Keep pushing for early childhood help Keep pushing for early childhood help Constituents should at least get the chance to decide Editorials 1 day, 23 hours ago

Contributors Current sales tax agreement is unconstitutional Current sales tax agreement is unconstitutional Helms' bill is meant to resolve Greene County jail issue Contributors 1 day, 23 hours ago

Editorials Guest Voice: What Democrats should resist Guest Voice: What Democrats should resist The ônot my presidentö theme of marches on Presidents Day strikes the wrong chord. So does reflexive opposition to everything Trump does. Editorials 3┬ádays, 23┬áhours ago


The Independence Examiner - Editorials
As of (06/25/2015) at 11:54 AM

Teens, learn life-saving driving skills Posted at 11:00 AM The Bridgestone Teens Drive Smart Driving Experience, with its innovative and potentially life-saving instructional program, will visit our area on June 27 and 28 to help combat the ongoing problem of motor vehicle crashes among teens. Session...

Landgren cartoon: Farewell, pink flamingo creator Updated at 10:59 AM Don Landgren cartoon about the death of the pink flamingoĺs creator. .mgnl175{margin-left:175px;} .childCatAd{display:inline-block!important;width:650px;}


The Columbia Missourian - Editorials
As of (02/27/2017) at 08:22 PM

Opinion COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS: Concealed carry at the library We asked the community about how they felt about guns being allowed in the Columbia Public Library. We received more than 380 responses.

KEN MIDKIFF: Columbia needs to hit pause on development Columbia"s growth is out of control. It must be cut back.

GEORGE KENNEDY: Hartzler shuns town hall, in practice and as a concept Rep. Vicky Hartzler ignores critical voices in favor of support.

EDITORIAL: Trump"s chance to "drain the swamp" St. Louis Post-Dispatch Trump can follow up on campaign rhetoric by restructuring the FEC.

KEN MIDKIFF: Columbia needs to hit pause on development Ken Midkiff Columbia"s growth is out of control. It must be cut back.

COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS: Concealed carry at the library Missourian Outreach Team We asked the community about how they felt about guns being allowed in the Columbia Public Library. We received more than 380 responses.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Regulations can favor some businesses Ś and that"s fine Jill Richardson Polluting business should be forced to clean up their act, not given governmental favors.

EDITORIAL: Gov. Eric Greitens: cannot or will not answer questions? St. Louis Post-Dispatch Greitens" repeated evasion of reporters is unbecoming of a governor.

GUEST COMMENTARY: NATO to U.S. Ś Yes, sir, Mr. Trump Byron York Donald Trump"s demands of burden-sharing have forced NATO to go along.

GUEST COMMENTARY: The lessons veterans teach Steve and Cokie Roberts The lack of veterans in Congress and the current hyper-partisanship are intrinsically linked.

GEORGE KENNEDY: Hartzler shuns town hall, in practice and as a concept George Kennedy Rep. Vicky Hartzler ignores critical voices in favor of support.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Enemies of the people: Stand strong Georgie Anne Geyer Trump"s attack on the media is another step in his plan to delegitimize organizations who deal in facts.

EDITORIAL: Trump finally realizes danger of embracing "alt-right" St. Louis Post-Dispatch Trump"s condemnation of anti-Semitic attacks could be too little, too late.

STEVE SPELLMAN: A child"s education is the parents" decision Steve Spellman Regardless whether any attempted education reforms swirling around reach fruition or not, my family will continue to engage in personalized school choice the best we can.

DAVID ROSMAN: It"s the economy, stupid David Rosman The lack of sales tax collection on online sales keeps Missouri"s economy in the last century.

EDITORIAL: Work toward Real ID compliance should continue The Kansas City Star There is no evidence that state compliance with the Real ID Act significantly encroaches on citizens" privacy.

C.W. DAWSON JR.: Community policing needs total buy-in from residents C.W. Dawson Jr. "To know the good is to do it." Ś Socrates

EDITORIAL: Trump"s ban targets nonexistent foe St. Louis Post-Dispatch The ban on refugees ignores the destruction and violence that led many of them here.

EDITORIAL: Greitens could deal much-needed blow to opioid epidemic The Kansas City Star Missouri"s outlier status as the one state without a prescription drug monitoring program might face a powerful opponent in Gov. Greitens.

KEN MIDKIFF: Nothing natural about organic dairy practices Ken Midkiff Aurora Organic Dairy will bring jobs, but also a lot of baggage that comes with organic factory dairies.


Columbia Daily Tribune - Editorials
As of (02/27/2017) at 08:23 PM

Middleton deserves credit for more than hanging in there

Sewer plant: the Taj Mahal of Ashland

Time for Missouri law to comply with Real ID

The new Trump immigration policy

ACA: Repeal and replace with what? A number of polls and media reports indicate Republicans in Washington are having a tough ti…

Well, here I am one more time On Valentine's Day in this space I told faithful readers I hoped I would not be writing agai…

Stephens: Downtown, where the action is I am on the Stephens College Board of Trustees. In recent years most people hereabouts reali…

How to legislate anti-discrimination Last week the University of Missouri caused a bit of a stir when it announced support for a …

Should NATO members pay their share? During his campaign for president, Donald Trump said he would push other members of the Nort…

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Want to resist Trump? Better not to rely on Democrats

McConnell displays willful ignorance on racism

Genuine protesters, not phonies, are worthy of admiration

Recent poverty series was local journalism at its finest

Column speaks truth to Republicans' false populism

Middleton deserves credit for more than hanging in there

Sewer plant: the Taj Mahal of Ashland

Time for Missouri law to comply with Real ID

The new Trump immigration policy

ACA: Repeal and replace with what?


St. Joseph News-Press - Editorials
As of (02/27/2017) at 08:23 PM

America remains a target Keeping the grass mowed, staying on schedule for all of the kids' ballgames, planning our vacations - this is springtime in America's heartland.

Siren boosts rural safety

Trade: Help, but don't hurt

Partner with city: fix walks, alleys

One good idea can help a lot

Quality never gets old

Focus on IRS service

Black Archives fulfills mission

Be Big for a kid, for you

Danford leaves a wake

NATO nations need to step up


The Joplin Globe - Editorials
As of (02/27/2017) at 08:24 PM

Our view: Dedicated pioneer Joplin's Community Clinic on Friday opened its doors to show the public a much-needed remodel.

Kery Murakami: Fear and national security, then and now Sunday, Feb. 19, marked the 75th anniversary of President Franklin Roosevelt's ill-famed Executive Order 9066, authorizing the forced relocation of Americans of Japanese ancestry living along the West Coast into internment camps.

Geoff Caldwell: Abuse of power not limited to politicos A century ago this month, there were hundreds of thousands of dead on both sides of the trenches on the Western Front, and America was in no mood to send its own young men off into Europe's meat grinder.

Herb Van Fleet: The paradox of robotic labor Amid the shrill and irritating noise of politics these days, there have been a few news stories reporting on the progress of robotics, especially robotic cars. Robots are just one of the engineering outgrowths that are part of artificial intelligence and high-tech automation systems. Besides…

Your views: Letters to the editor Opinions belong on editorial pages

Our View: Governor needs to fly Transparent Airlines Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens needs to fly Transparent Airlines.Michael Roche, the governor's chief of staff, recently told members of the House Budget Committee that Greitens is ôcommitted to spending as little as possible of the taxpayers' dollars on travel.ö

Marilyn Beasley: The story of Chicken Little Can any of you remember the children's story about Chicken Little? As the story goes, Chicken Little was walking through the forest one day when an acorn dropped on her tail. She immediately said, ôThe sky is falling.ö Chicken Little proceeded to tell her friends in the forest that the sky w…

Our View: Expand trail system into Missouri One doesn't have to be a walking or biking enthusiast to see the value of expanding Northwest Arkansas' Razorback Greenway into Southwest Missouri.

Your View: Letters to the editor Why Ambrose gets it wrong

Our View: The prom where everyone dances Life is neither fair nor kind. No amount of caring and compassion can outweigh the difficulties that some are called to face.

Taylor Armerding: Leaky intelligence community is swamping Trump President Donald Trump said he was going to drain the swamp. Looks like the swamp is draining him.

Your View: Letters to the editor Crime against women

Janelle Stecklein: Lawmaker says decades-old Aids lessons need update OKLAHOMA CITY Ś When AIDS education was first mandated in public schools nearly three decades ago, it generated considerable controversy.

Our view: Small but mighty Like David to Goliath, Ozark Christian College measures its strength not by its size but rather by its mission.

Carol Stark: Year takes unexpected turn to a road once traveled A few months ago, I was feeling optimistic and particularly fortunate. I posted to my personal Facebook page that while 2006 Ś the year of my grueling cancer treatment Ś might have been the worst year of my life, there was no doubt that 2016 had to be the best year of my life. Some luck, som…

Nick Kyle: In our best interest to keep our schools public Powerful wealthy corporate interests want to take control of your public schools. Working through political channels such as American Legislative Exchange Council, a partnership of America's state legislators and powerful business corporations that write legislation for states to use in adva…

Geoff Caldwell: Truth is, there is no truth yet First they came for Michael Flynn, and I did not speak out because I hated President Donald Trump.

Kevin Wilson: Crowder College does education right A little more than 40 years ago, I headed off to the University of Missouri to get my bachelor's degree. I was fortunate that Uncle Sam (via an Air Force scholarship) was paying for my education. And I had a great experience Ś both personally and academically.

Our View: Video captures wrongs of politics An eight-minute video out of Jefferson City illuminates much of what is wrong with politics.

Your view: Letters to the editor Doubts about the pilot


The Jefferson City News Tribune - Editorials
As of (02/27/2017) at 08:24 PM

Your Opinion: Democrats' Trump slander: Anybody who actually believes (to be of the opinion that something exists or is a reality, especially when there is...

Your Opinion: Anti-Semite for DNC: Listening to Democrats/Liberals rant about President Trump being an anti-Semite stretches credulity past the breaking point.

Perspective: Finding inspiration following destruction: In January, 48 Jewish Community Centers in 26 states reported receiving nearly 60 bomb threats. On Monday, vandals in St....

Your Opinion: Ice arena flooding fix: No mud in the ice arena! The solution:

Our Opinion: Multipurpose center should be point of pride for community: We commend both Lincoln University and the Jefferson City's Parks Department — their unique partnership has produced a grand multipurpose...

Perspective: A week on the road spent hearing from constituents: Regular readers of this column know the House of Representatives has been off to a busy start this year. We...

Our Opinion: State family friendly leave policy is a win-win: Careers are important. But when you look back on your life, you'll likely dwell more on your time with your...

Your Opinion: United we stand, divided we fall: Ralph Waldo Emerson penned the words "Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no...

Your Opinion: Rep. Waters 'scumbags' comment: Waters, a Democrat and a member of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), should have firsthand knowledge of scumbags.

Your Opinion: Threat, at best, misguided: Mr. Harry Trickey's worry about a dangerous threat mentioned in his editorial on the 23rd is misguided at best and...

Our Opinion: Buckling up isn't just the law, it's a smart move: Area law enforcement agencies, including the Jefferson City Police Department, recently took part in the latest statewide Click It or...

Our Opinion: Encouraging message at forum: Candidates running for Jefferson City's school board seem genuinely interested in bettering the district, some stating their desire to improve...

Your Opinion: A dangerous threat: This evening, my wife and I talked to two Jewish friends of ours.

Your Opinion: Greitens should pay: Governor? Greitens. He was elected to run the state's business, not hire an outsider from D.C.

Our Opinion: Meet Missouri's future leaders: If you were at the Capitol Rotunda on Monday afternoon, you may had a chance to see many of the...

Your Opinion: Durbin amendment hurts consumers: The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act was supposed to reign in those on Wall Street who created the financial crisis....

Your Opinion: Prison needed for drug-addicted prostitute: A New York judge has ordered a drug-addicted prostitute to not get pregnant again. The order came after the woman...

Your Opinion: Republicans turning spineless: I wouldn't vote for any Democrat due to their stance on abortion, same sex marriage, and a whole myriad of...

Your Opinion: Pay comparisons for lawmakers, state employees: When I worked for MoDOT, our pay rating was 49th of 50 states (just barely ahead of Mississippi).

Your Opinion: We should be ashamed for piling on debt: Why isn't an obvious step along the road to federal financial sanity the return of Medicaid and all health care...


The Southeast Missourian - Editorials
As of (02/27/2017) at 08:24 PM

Father-daughter dance provides positive experience (2/27/17) Not many things are more touching than seeing a daughter in her father's arms. The annual Father/Daughter Dance at the Osage Centre in Cape Girardeau is the perfect place to witness it. The Southeast Missourian caught up with a few attendees as they graced the dance floor with their fathers on Feb. 18...

Jackson plan addresses growth issues (2/26/17) Jackson's school district is a great source of pride in the county seat. The town, and surrounding area, has a lot of pride in its schools, teachers and, of course, its students. Those in the Jackson school district have invested a lot into the schools, and in return, the city and areas around the city have grown rapidly. Jackson is one of the fastest growing communities by population in Southeast Missouri...

Opinions for downtown plan welcomed online (2/24/17) Earlier this month, an open house for the City of Cape Girardeau's Downtown Strategic Plan was held, with a presentation by consulting firm Arcturis. As was done after the first open house, there is an online survey for you to provide your input. We encourage you to take advantage of this and let the City of Cape Girardeau and Old Town Cape know what you'd like the future of our downtown to look like...

Arts council helps arts community thrive (2/23/17) A tear came to the eye of local sculptor Chris Wubbena as he accepted the Otto F. Dingeldein Award for artistic achievement last weekend. The tear was for local artist and former winner of the same award, Brenda Seyer, but also for the arts community as a whole, which the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri helps cultivate...

Local events celebrate Heart Health Month (2/22/17) February, the month designated by the American Heart Association as Heart Health Month, is drawing to a close. But just because the shortest month of the year is almost over doesn't mean you shouldn't take a closer look at your ticker. Heart health should remain a priority and there are multiple area events that make it easy to do so in the next few weeks and beyond...

'Big River' returns to River Campus for anniversary (2/21/17) Ten years later, "Big River" returns to Southeast Missouri State University's River Campus. This anniversary special will be performed in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall, on the stage where it was performed in 2007 in what was the hall's first-ever show. Beginning Wednesday and continuing through Sunday, the production based on Mark Twain's "Huckleberry Finn" classic will wow audiences and take us back in time...

Artwork of local high schoolers on display (2/20/17) Southeast Missouri State University's art department kicked off its annual high school art exhibition on Sunday, Feb. 12, at Crisp Museum. This 39th Exhibiting Excellence event is an opportunity to enjoy the artwork of our local talented youth until March 19...

The history of Presidents Day (2/19/17) Many of you will be celebrating a three-day weekend. Schools, banks and government offices will be closed Monday to celebrate Presidents Day. Well, most of you know it as Presidents Day, a day to celebrate all presidents. But officially, according to federal law the holiday is the celebration of George Washington's birth...

Per policy, police shooting will be investigated (2/17/17) A man was shot and killed on Wednesday night by a police officer investigating what the Cape Girardeau Police Department has described as "suspicious activity at a residence." Any time a death takes place like this it is a tragedy. Police often work in precarious environments, not knowing when a situation will escalate...

Lewis and Carolyn Ford Bock to be honored (2/17/17) Lewis and Carolyn Ford Bock will be honored as 2017 Friends of the University by the Southeast Missouri University Foundation in a ceremony tonight. Lewis said in a news release, "It is a wonderful feeling to give back to the place that got you started. We are deeply humbled the university is honoring us in this way."...

Glass promoted to Supt. of Cape Public Schools (2/16/17) The Cape Girardeau School District chose one of its own to replace retiring superintendent Jim Welker. Congratulations to Dr. Neil Glass, the district's assistant superintendent since 2008 who was recently voted unanimously by the school board to be the district's next superintendent. His three-year contract is effective July 1...

Congrats to Mayor Rediger on parks and rec award (2/15/17) At last week's Cape Girardeau City Council meeting, Mayor Harry Rediger was surprised with the announcement that he'll receive the Public Official Award from the Missouri Parks and Recreation Association for his "public promotion and support voiced on behalf of recreation and park interests and issues."...

Inspiring story of local barber's challenging journey (2/14/17) Many people want a testimony, a story of overcoming odds and exceeding expectations, but not many of us want to endure what it takes to get one. There's a saying that a testimony doesn't come without a test. Barber Chuck Reid knows that as a train accident left him lost and depressed, but a sense of purpose rescued him...

Polar Plunge raises $47,000; accepting online donations (2/13/17) To what depths would you go to support a good cause? Would you be willing to take the plunge into a Special Olympics fundraiser that'll chill you to the core? We're talking about the 11th annual Cape Girardeau Polar Plunge. On Feb. 4, 199 people plunged into the waters at Trail of Tears State Park to raise money for Special Olympics Missouri, the theme being "Plunge Like There Is No Ma├▒ana." This year's goal was to raise $46,000 -- no small feat -- and that goal was reached. ...

Revitalization efforts in Jackson making impact (2/12/17) Have you been to Uptown Jackson lately? The uptown commercial portion of Jackson has a rather small footprint, with most of the retail along a short stretch of High Street, along with some businesses along Main. But you won't find many empty storefronts...

Jackson, Cape schools hold events to raise funds (2/10/17) Last weekend community members supported the Jackson R-2 School District foundation at the annual Red and Black Affair gala benefit, and this weekend there's an opportunity to support Cape Girardeau Public Schools at the annual Penguin Party. Events like these offer the perfect chance to socialize while assisting with the education of our local youth through donations that benefit the students...

Jerry Ford honored at Missouri Arts Awards (2/9/17) Jerry Ford has performed in the Capitol Rotunda in Jefferson City, Missouri, before, but on Wednesday he returned for a different reason. Ford received the 2017 Missouri Arts Award as an individual artist in the capitol rotunda. Congratulations to Mr. Ford on this great recognition...

Local schools celebrate statewide recognition (2/8/17) In the past couple of weeks, a handful of local elementary schools have had plenty to celebrate, and celebrate they did. Alma Schrader Elementary School broke out the pom poms and loud cheering at a recent school assembly. The students learned at the assembly that the school had been named a Missouri State School of Character. ...

Number of area kids in foster care climbs (2/7/17) This will break your heart. The number of children in foster care in Missouri has climbed in Cape Girardeau, Bollinger and Perry counties in the last three years. Currently, 420 children are in foster care in the region, and the Missouri Department of Social Services Children's Division is not equipped to deal with the increase...

Olympian Shawn Johnson speaks at SEMO tonight (2/6/17) Southeast Missouri State University's Speakers Series continues tonight. Gymnast Shawn Johnson will present "An Evening with Shawn Johnson" at 7:30 p.m. in the Show Me Center. We expect her address to be as inspirational as her life story. She has enjoyed success on many levels and is a perfect selection to speak about the rewards of hard work. ...


Sedalia Democrat - Editorials
As of (06/29/2015) at 11:56 AM

B&G Club launches drive for new wheels Leah Landon understands the necessity for reliable transportation.

Sedalia has many fine attributes Niche (Niche.com) used to be a site that just ranked schools around the country, both K-12 and college by combining student reviews, professional opinions and piles of raw data. They recently started applying the Niche system to rank cities around the...

Sedalia Brick was once a cornerstone city's industry In the 1880s, Sedalia was still experiencing the burst of growth that followed the Civil War. Business was thriving, the city's population was growing, and new buildings were being erected. Sedalia's builders were using approximately 3.5...

Rain's impact seeping into all areas The wet weather that has nearly drowned west central Missouri over the past six weeks is much more than an annoyance. Gov. Jay Nixon's declaration of a state of emergency makes that point clear, but the impact of all of that rain is being felt...

Plan B works in a pinch My sister Libby, mother and I have been talking about bucket lists. I haven't developed a bucket list, as my family genes give me a good chance of staying on this planet for a long time. But our lives have changed over the past year, and so we...

Bottling companies have Sedalia history In the 18th century, British chemist Joseph Priestly developed a way to infuse water with carbon dioxide to produce carbonated water. The bubbly water became popular particularly in tonics, mixtures of herbs, roots, and flavorings suspended in...

Dolezal's race claims 'unfortunate' By now you've probably heard the story of Rachel Dolezal, the head of the Spokane, Wash., NAACP who has been accused of misrepresenting her race.

Surprising love for a 'common man' We all have guilty pleasures — those things we love that others either don't understand or think are too kitschy, low-brow or just plain dumb to embrace. For some, it's romance novels or collections of “Star Wars” toys.

To vacuum or not to vacuum The vacuum cleaner has been sitting in our living room for the past week, beckoning to me, its siren song tantalizing me to come to it, plug it in, use it. But I just haven't found the time, energy, or willingness to heed its call. If I leave it...

Of pranks and paranoia I just got back from my fourth year as a counselor at Gateway Hemophilia Association's Camp Notaclotamongus at Living Well Village in Imperial and I've got to say that it went pretty well.

Beloved teacher, principal dies in 1903 In 1882, Sedalia boasted four public schools — Broadway School, Lincoln School, Washington School and Franklin School. According to the 1882 History of Pettis County, Franklin School was built in 1870 on an elevated site at the corner of...

A Stark truth: Ragtimers show fun side Martin Spitznagel knows what many people say about the music he loves.

Exploring sights, sounds of Southern California I am not a Los Angeles fan; the city is too big, too sprawling, too car-infested for me. I much prefer northern California. Regardless of the traffic, that area offers much more for me in the way of entertainment and relaxation: the Muir Woods,...

Not all bugs are the enemy Technically, summer doesn't begin in a strictly scientific sense until the Summer Solstice on June 21, but for practical purposes the signs are all around us: the number of garage sales is going up, our kids are starting to leave for camp and...

Sedalians attempt to drill Artesian well, get rich quick During the late 19th century, Sedalia mounted several schemes to use mineral resources to make large amounts of money.


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