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St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Editorials
As of (01/19/2017) at 06:22 AM

Editorial: Aloof and cerebral, Barack Obama fought for what's right. But he didn't fight hard enough.

Robberson: A brand name even a terrorist could learn to love

Editorial: Skilled trade jobs offer bright prospects for students

Columnists Andy Puzder Believes in Hard Work, Opportunities, and Open Dialogue Columnists Why it's time to pardon Marcus Garvey Columnists In honor of Martin Luther King Jr.

Lawmakers' misplaced anger over portrait misses the point

Before you 'dream the impossible dream'

An opportunity to make Mizzou great again

New law is not the way to 'break the pipeline' and keep students in school

Dana Miilbank Dana Milbank: Will Trump evict reporters from the White House?

George Will George Will: The water beetle of American politics

Eugene Robinson Eugene Robinson: Trump is wrong about black America

Dana Miilbank Dana Milbank: Trump gets no respect because he hasn't earned it

Michael Gerson Michael Gerson: Attacking Lewis showed Trump's disregard for the American story

McCaskill will vote for Trump defense and homeland security nominees, but other votes will be watched

Illinois Republicans try to use Speaker Madigan's re-election against Democratic incumbents

McClellan: There's nothing like an ice storm to unite us

Venture Cafe expands to two more sites in St. Louis and Creve Coeur

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Kansas City Star - Editorials
As of (01/19/2017) at 06:22 AM

Editorials 2016 was a year of changes for Kansas City, and we’re rolling right along From a Royals season that fizzled to a Chiefs season that sizzled, from the streetcars that proved surprising to the earthquakes now arising, 2016 was a memorable year for Kansas City. A verse by The Star's Don Munday.

Editorials Seventy-five years ago: Pearl Harbor … ‘America united!’ The Kansas City Star published this editorial on Dec. 8, 1941, the day after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. At the time, The Star was an afternoon newspaper. That day's morning edition, then known as The Kansas City Times, was the first paper published after the Sunday surprise attack.

Editorials Thanksgiving roots unite us: the Mayflower Compact and Lincoln’s proclamation Aboard the Mayflower, the Pilgrims pledged to frame ôjust and equal Lawsö in their colony, signing the Mayflower Compact. Two centuries later, during the American Civil War, President Lincoln issued a proclamation of thanksgiving.

Editorials The Star’s recommendations in major races in Tuesday’s elections A summary of The Kansas City Star's endorsements in this election, including some Missouri and Kansas races.

Editorials Recommendations for selected Missouri House of Representatives contests for Nov. 8 In the Kansas City area, some races for the Missouri House of Representatives were decided in the primary. In others, incumbents face only token opposition. Here, we focus on contests that provide important choices.

Editorials U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder should embrace his nobler, bipartisan side By and large, Republican Rep. Kevin Yoder is a reliable Republican voice in Congress, but just when one is tempted to write him off, he proves that he can work across the aisle on bipartisan measures that will serve the nation well.

Editorials Democrat Britani Potter is a breath of fresh air for Kansas’ 2nd Congressional District Republican U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins has not effectively served her constituents in Kansas' 2nd District. Her opponent, Britani Potter, has a compelling life story indicates she would make a compassionate legislator in the nation's capital.

Editorials Emanuel Cleaver, Sam Graves deserve to keep representing Missouri in Congress Democratic Rep. Emanuel Cleaver of Missouri's 5th District and Republican Rep. Sam Graves of the 6th District deserve to retain their seats in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Editorials Roy Blunt deserves re-election to the U.S. Senate Republican Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri is a problem-solver. And in a Washington where far too many things end up in partisan gridlock, Blunt has a record of finding workable solutions that can be embraced by people with different backgrounds and persuasions.

Editorials Four Missouri down-ballot races offer choices in background, qualifications, approach Democrat Russ Carnahan's goals are within the customary scope of the lieutenant governor office. Republican Jay Ashcroft has better background and experience to run the secretary of state's office, and he has demonstrated more proactive thinking in ways to improve the way the office operates. Republican State. Sen. Eric Schmitt is more focused on the most critical tasks the treasurer's office requires. Republican Josh Hawley's willingness to take on corruption in both political parties as attorney general is much needed in Jefferson City.

Editorials Sen. Jerry Moran of Kansas should continue, build on his bipartisan efforts U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran, a Kansas Republican, faces opposition from Democrat Patrick Wiesner and Libertarian Robert Garrard. Although moderate and liberal Kansans can find numerous reasons to vote against Moran, who has contributed to destructive gridlock in Washington, Moran has shown a streak of independence that he could build on in another Senate term.

Editorials Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland shouldn’t be confirmed at this point As we noted last week, the U.S. Supreme Court remains in a precarious position because Republican senators refuse to hold a confirmation vote on President Barrack Obama's nominee to fill a vacancy on the court. Nearly seven months have passed since Obama nominated Merrick Garland to the seat left open by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. If Hillary Clinton defeats Donald Trump on Election Day, he should withdraw Garland's nomination.

Editorials Chris Koster would be ready to govern Missouri from day one Chris Koster has demonstrated sound knowledge of legislative and executive functions. He is willing to seek bipartisan solutions to serious Missouri challenges, from education funding to deteriorating infrastructure. He believes fiscal conservatism and social tolerance can and should peacefully coexist.

Editorials Missouri Senate races offer known quantities, require few changes Residents of Missouri state Senate District 11 will finally get a new senator in January after their former senator resigned in disgrace more than a year ago. Three senate districts in the Kansas City area offer voter choices on Nov. 8.

Editorials Republican senators’ obstruction of justice continues Republican senators continue to refuse to do their job in confirming or denying President Barack Obama's nominee to fill the Supreme Court vacancy. Voters should remember who didn't do their jobs when they fill out their ballots Nov. 8.

Editorials In an ugly election, the choice is clear: Hillary Clinton for president Both major-party nominees for president are deeply flawed, but their flaws are inherently Ś and importantly Ś different. Democrat Hillary Clinton has the resume, the temperament and the critical decision-making skills required for the most stressful job in the world.

Editorials Don’t worry: Russia and China aren’t taking over the internet Despite the concerns of U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, the United States should not back out now of a new way to handle internet addresses. That would send a terrible message to the international coational community that already has some justified skepticism about how far to trust America with digital information.

Editorials Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton need to debate crucial health, science and technology issues The presidential debate tonight at Washington University in St. Louis and the one on Oct. 19 at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas should include questions on health, science, technology and related questions. The country needs to know where the next president stands on these vital issues.

Editorials Ugly murder rate is perennial problem that tears at the fabric of Kansas City Kansas City's image as a violent place to live has long damaged its reputation with local residents Ś including those who move to the suburbs to try to escape crime Ś and with people from the outside looking at this region as a place to live and work.

Editorials Reject higher Missouri cigarette taxes; approve campaign contribution limits Several issues will be on Missouri's Nov. 8 ballot. They include tax increased for cigarettes. But don't be fooled by the packaging. Reject both of them while approving a sales tax extension for parks.

The Springfield News Leader - Editorials
As of (01/19/2017) at 06:22 AM

Our Voice: Yes to `pocket neighborhoods'

A farewell to President Barack Obama

Trump will continue to flabbergast

Opinion Politicians looking for cuts ÔÇŽ that don't affect them Politicians looking for cuts ÔÇŽ that don't affect them They protect funding for programs and policies that benefit themselves and their cronies Opinion 1┬áday, 11┬áhours ago

Readers Now is the time to support law enforcement Now is the time to support law enforcement Each day our law enforcement officers put their lives on the line for their communities Readers 1 day, 13 hours ago

Opinion Today's poll Today's poll The Missouri House of Representatives gave initial approval to right-to-work legislation. Where do you stand? Opinion 14 hours, 43 minutes ago

Contributors McCaskill should support Sessions for attorney general McCaskill should support Sessions for attorney general His qualifications are second to none Contributors 1 day, 13 hours ago

Editorials Guest Voice: Kansas' economic experiment floundering Guest Voice: Kansas' economic experiment floundering Last week, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback finally admitted that he has a big budget problem Editorials 1 day, 14 hours ago

Editorials Our Voice: Clerk eyes Sunshine improvement Our Voice: Clerk eyes Sunshine improvement In November, we wrote that we were concerned about an audit that found Greene County did not respond to a Sunshine Law test. Editorials 2 days, 7 hours ago

Readers Reject Scott Pruitt for the Environmental Protection Agency Reject Scott Pruitt for the Environmental Protection Agency Reject Scott Pruitt for the Environmental Protection Agency Readers 2 days, 7 hours ago

Readers City of Springfield's hidden agenda City of Springfield's hidden agenda City of Springfield's hidden agenda Readers 2 days, 7 hours ago

Readers How to change the world one step at a time How to change the world one step at a time How to change the world one step at a time Readers 2 days, 7 hours ago

Readers Roses & Thorns: To the Greene Co. Amateur Radio Emergency Services Roses & Thorns: To the Greene Co. Amateur Radio Emergency Services Roses & Thorns: To the Greene Co. Amateur Radio Emergency Services Readers 3 days, 6 hours ago

Contributors What happened to the presidential honeymoon? What happened to the presidential honeymoon? What happened to the presidential honeymoon? Contributors 3 days, 6 hours ago

Readers Gov. Greitens needs support to protect poor Gov. Greitens needs support to protect poor Gov. Greitens needs support to protect poor Readers 3 days, 6 hours ago

Readers Stay informed on restaurant inspections Stay informed on restaurant inspections Here's hoping you dine in good health. Readers 3 days, 6 hours ago

Readers Faith in overcoming struggles requires working with God Faith in overcoming struggles requires working with God Faith in overcoming struggles requires working with God Readers 3 days, 6 hours ago

Contributors `Open letter' an inaccurate portrayal of Muslims `Open letter' an inaccurate portrayal of Muslims We all have the responsibility to resist judging entire groups of people based on their religion, ethnicity, nationality or race Contributors 4 days, 10 hours ago

Opinion America is a republic, not a democracy America is a republic, not a democracy Shocking how many people don't understand this Opinion 4 days, 10 hours ago

Opinion Roses: To Jeff Schiman at Don Wessel Honda Roses: To Jeff Schiman at Don Wessel Honda Thanks for getting granddaughter's car repaired in time for mission trip Opinion 4 days, 10 hours 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...

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The Columbia Missourian - Editorials
As of (01/19/2017) at 06:23 AM

Opinion GUEST COMMENTARY: For immigrants like me, Obama represented best of America The black, outgoing U.S. President has been an inspiration for an international student struggling with racism in America.

STEVE SPELLMAN: Downsizing possessions is healthy, liberating, tough This New Year, I intend to cull my excess stuff. And, more importantly, not let it reaccumulate.

C.W. DAWSON JR: How shall we remember? We should remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by continuing to fight for social, political and economic process. How you wish to fight is up to you.

STEVE SPELLMAN: Downsizing possessions is healthy, liberating, tough Steve Spellman This New Year, I intend to cull my excess stuff. And, more importantly, not let it reaccumulate.

EDITORIAL: Courts reject another fix to Ferguson-related problems St. Louis Post-Dispatch Potential resolutions to the problems publicized by the Ferguson crisis fall victim to the status quo yet again.

GUEST COMMENTARY: For immigrants like me, Obama represented best of America Ragh Singh The black, outgoing U.S. President has been an inspiration for an international student struggling with racism in America.

EDITORIAL: Trump"s vaccine panel pick is a flirtation with disaster St. Louis Post-Dispatch Robert Kennedy Jr. claims that Trump will name him to head a panel on vaccines, while an administration spokesperson says no decision has been made. If true, the decision is another example of Trump"s selection of disruptors to head federal programs.

EDITORIAL: State legislature should clear the air The Joplin Globe Smoking is banned in every public building in Missouri Ś except lawmakers" offices.

C.W. DAWSON JR: How shall we remember? C.W. Dawson, Jr. Updated We should remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by continuing to fight for social, political and economic process. How you wish to fight is up to you.

GUEST COMMENTARY: A war on regulations Jill Richardson Regulations as a concept are there to protect us. Why is a war being waged against them?

EDITORIAL: Sanctuary cities part of the problem St. Joseph News-Press Strengthening the U.S. response to illegal immigration will require more than a wall.

KEN MIDKIFF: Poison pervades large water supplies Ken Midkiff Atrazine is poisoning America"s water supplies, and the EPA sides with the manufacturer.

DEAR READER: From Day One, Missourian makes students of us all Tom Warhover As he steps down from the executive editor"s post, Tom Warhover reflects on a career that pushed the envelope in service of the community and developed a generation of world-class journalists.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Six questions about the Russia hacking report Byron York The report on Russia"s interference in the election raises a ton of questions. Here"s just a few.

EDITORIAL: Trump"s conflict of interest plan is long on trust, short on verify St. Louis Post-Dispatch Trump is banking the American people will believe that transferring his organization"s management to his sons will remove his capacity to have conflicts of interest.

GEORGE KENNEDY: Early signals from our new governor are hopeful, but puzzling George Kennedy His inaugural speech Monday didn't contain a sentiment I would disagree with: He eulogized Missouri virtues, quoted the Golden Rule as he advocated compassion and spoke a truth that should resonate across ideological lines.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Hatred for the West is ingrained in Russia"s history Georgie Anne Geyer Putin"s attitude toward America and Trump is merely a continuation of Russian ideology since the 13th Century.

EDITORIAL: Nixon was too stingy in dispensing mercy St. Louis Post-Dispatch Nixon""s pardon of the "Medicare 23" was the right thing to do, but not enough in the long run.

DAVID ROSMAN: "Right-to-work" laws will hurt unions, jobs David Rosman "Right-to-work" laws in Missouri would weaken the unions" abilities to collectively bargain while increasing profits for employers, not employees.

EDITORIAL: Follow Greitens" lead Joplin Globe Gov. Eric Greitens set an example for the rest of the government with his executive order on ethics reform.

Columbia Daily Tribune - Editorials
As of (01/19/2017) at 06:24 AM


Local control

First steps

Local hospitals

Focused deterrence Citizens worried about crime -- isn't that everybody? -- often yearn for police to somehow pre…

The Obama legacy As President Barack Obama heads out the door of the White House, we are bound to think about…

Unprecedented In the age of Trump, how shall responsible reporters cope when an outlier public figure cont…

Downzoning After more than 40 hours of exhausting examination, the city Planning and Zoning Commission …

Hacking The most disturbing aspect of Russian attempts to hack our recent election process is not th…

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Missouri's new law on guns falls short

Join march to show concern for climate

Prayer is an answer in fight against evil

Right-to-country club should be state law

Stop trying to repeal Affordable Care Act


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Local hospitals

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St. Joseph News-Press - Editorials
As of (01/19/2017) at 06:24 AM

Protect the protectors Politicians and officials who align themselves with positions strongly supported by voting public may be seen as opportunists. Still, the public is served. Protect the protectors

Debt collectors: obey the rules

Talks inform, enlighten

Trustees owe us answers

`Ferguson effect' cuts both ways

Want good career? Prepare

Sanctuary cities part of problem

Who will pay your loan debt?

Growth is a concern

New day dawns in Jefferson City

The Joplin Globe - Editorials
As of (01/19/2017) at 06:25 AM

Our view: Cuts at what price? Unlike the federal government, states are required to balance the budget. So we admire the fact that new Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is taking his job seriously right out of the gate.

Your View: Letters to the editor Complex problem

Our View: Live up to the words `The time is always right to do what is right.'

Anson Burlingame: Ignoring the U.S. Constitution To claim that Donald Trump is not a legitimate president ignores the ultimate law of the land, our Constitution. Of course any private citizen has the right to feel that way, talk that way, advocate for the immediate removal from office any elected official who obtains any public office by i…

Taylor Armerding: Obama creates final illusion as he says farewell It sounded good Ś very good.Which is usually the case when President Barack Obama gives a speech. I doubt there is anybody better with a teleprompter.

Your View: Letters to the editor Republican indifference

Our view: Finding Joplin's 'magic' Joplin doesn't have a giant ball of twine, a corn palace or even the world's deepest hand-dug well.

Joan Banks: Economic benefits of right to work are fallacy Our Republican legislators are advancing a right-to-work law for Missouri, alleging it will be to the state's economic benefit.

Carol Stark: Newsroom 'library' offers eclectic choices for 2017 In one of the many hidey holes found inside The Joplin Globe building, a small interoffice lending library has formed.

Geoff Caldwell: BuzzFeed takes buzzsaw to the truth For a brief moment following the November election, there appeared throughout the often-referenced ômainstream mediaö a rarity of rarities. In production rooms and editor chairs across the country, there was occurring something that the majority of Americans never thought possible Ś self-ref…

Andy Ostmeyer: Term 'hillbilly' not an insult, but 'expression of envy.' George Will's column in Sunday's edition of the Globe about the use of pejorative terms to describe groups of people reminded that for one particular term that issue has been resolved.

Dave Woods: Help those adrift in sea of hopelessness I lost my best friend, and my life companion of almost 18 years, three months ago to depression, despair and the lack of hope. He would have turned 43-years-old today had he not slipped into what seems a sudden abyss of hopelessness. He left behind dozens of devastated and confused family me…

Phill Brooks: Greitens' executive orders prompt questions The actions surrounding the inauguration of Missouri's new governor suggested to me a level of governmental transformation I cannot recall since Kit Bond's first gubernatorial term in 1973.

Our View: Clear the air A Missouri House rules committee sends a hazy message each year about this time when it routinely votes down the annual proposal to ban smoking in state Capitol offices.

Robert B. Reich: The 15 warning signs of tyranny As tyrants take control of democracies, they typically:

Our View: Righting a wrong Nearing the end of his term, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon took steps this past week to make sure that 16 members of the clergy who had been convicted of trespassing in the Missouri Senate were pardoned.

Your view: Letters to the editor Two opinion columns (Globe, Jan. 10) caught my attention.

Cheryle Finley: Stock the pantry with these must-have items It is fairly obvious that regularly cleaning and straightening my pantry was not one of my New Year's resolutions because surely I would have accomplished the task once before breaking the promise I made to myself.

Your view: Letters to the editor Critical of columns

Our View: Righting a wrong Nearing the end of his term, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon took steps this past week to make sure that 16 members of the clergy who had been convicted of trespassing in the Missouri Senate were pardoned.

The Jefferson City News Tribune - Editorials
As of (01/19/2017) at 06:25 AM

Perspective: Legislative process begins anew: Last Monday's inaugural activities, beginning with the governor's prayer service and culminating with the inaugural ball, were well-planned, well-executed, and...

Your Opinion: Spend tax dollars wisely: No government is anarchy; too much is anguish. With a new state administration on board and a new federal in...

Your Opinion: Good stewards of tax dollars?: While I am an enthusiastic proponent of the two high school plan, I am not confident that JCPS's newer superintendent,...

Perspective: Time to roll up our sleeves and get to work: On Monday, it was my great honor to watch Gov. Eric Greitens' inauguration on the Capitol steps. I'm not much...

Our Opinion: Welcome, Sheriff Bonham: There's a new sheriff in town. We would like to extend a welcome to Michael Bonham, who recently took over...

Your Opinion: Preserve parts of Affordable Care Act: I find it confounding that Congress has wasted time voting to repeal the Affordable Care Act upwards of 50 times,...

Perspective: Busy session gets off to a quick start: The second week of the 115th Congress proved to be just as busy as the first one and I expect...

Our Opinion: Random acts of kindness acknowledged: We don't make a habit of printing letters noting kind acts done by others, as they don't meet the criteria...

Your Opinion: Right to work means job opportunity: Right to work means more job opportunities for Missourians. Data shows, with slower growth, Missouri is ready to become a...

Our Opinion: Local theater group brings theatrical arts opportunities to the public: Kudos to Capital City Productions for offering theater classes that make the theatrical arts accessible to everyone.

Your Opinion: Oak Hills beer sales, operating costs: Mr. Richardson you were direct and to the point on beer sales increasing in your article concerning Oak Hills January...

Our Opinion: When local stores close: Jefferson City residents have disparaged the recent announcement that Sears and Kmart would close their local stores.

Our Opinion: Nixon erred in pardoning protestors: Outgoing Gov. Jay Nixon erred in pardoning the so-called "Medicaid protesters."

Your Opinion: Hoping for a short presidential speech: Let's hope for brevity on Jan. 20!

Your Opinion: Proposed school levy numbers questioned: When I saw the article titled "Tax rate for two high school plan would still rank among the lowest in...

Your Opinion: Shoe factory rehab to be Hamilton-Dulle Towers again: This is in reference to the article about the old shoe factory on Capital Avenue being turned into affordable housing...

Our Opinion: Greitens' gift ban good first step: Eric Greitens comes into the governor's office as an untested outsider, whose campaign was long on talk of change and...

Perspective: U.S. House gets off to quick start in bid to enrich American lives: The first week in January was not only the start to a new year, but it also was the start...

Perspective: Insights for the session: The 2017 legislative session began Wednesday. This session, like every session, will bring many new changes and opportunities.

Perspective: An historic majority and increased responsibility: Excitement and optimism abound in your state Capitol. For the first time in Missouri history, our state is governed by...

The Southeast Missourian - Editorials
As of (01/19/2017) at 06:25 AM

Jack Mehner receives aviation award (1/19/17) Last week, Cape Girardeau resident Jack Mehner was awarded the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award from Phil Dixon, program manager of the FAA Flight Standards District Office in St. Louis, during a ceremony at the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport. The award "recognize[s] individuals who have exhibited professionalism, skill and aviation expertise for at least 50 years while piloting aircraft as 'Master Pilots,'" according to the FAA website, where Mehner's name will appear on a "Roll of Honor." He'll also receive a certificate and lapel pin.. ...

Cape PD to wash dogs to 'Pay for the Pups' (1/18/17) The Cape Girardeau Police Department plans to add four new canine officers, and will be washing your furry friends this weekend to raise money for them. The cost for a canine officer is $14,500, with training additional, and the dogs require eight weeks of training, according to a report by Southeast Missourian reporter Ben Kleine. The funding for canine dogs is not included in the $8 million for the police in the city budget...

Senior center volunteers fill vital role for elderly (1/17/17) Christmas is over, but the giving spirit that typically comes with it is not. Senior citizens at the Jackson Senior Center and Cape Girardeau Senior Center are the recipients of that generosity, and what stands out most is that other seniors are providing the service. Their volunteer work includes food packing and delivery, among other things...

Cardinals Caravan coming to town today (1/16/17) St. Louis Cardinals fans have reason to be excited. Their heroes will sweep in on the Cardinal Caravan this evening when representatives from the team come to the Osage Centre to talk, answer questions and sign autographs. It may seem like winter has just arrived, but the 2017 Major League Baseball season is fast-approaching...

Honoring Martin Luther King Jr. today (1/16/17) Today, we observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal holiday, in honor of the man who led a movement for civil rights during one of the most volatile times in our nation's history. The son of a preacher and a preacher himself, a young Martin Luther King arrived on the world stage with a dream for America and methods to make it come true. He embraced such measures as nonviolence, marches, boycotts and speeches, boldly resisting the status quo...

Salvation Army: A worthy organization for giving (1/15/17) We were disheartened to hear recently that the Salvation Army fell $50,000 short of its red kettle goal. In a recent Southeast Missourian story written by Tyler Graef, Capt. Ronnie Amick, who leads the Cape Girardeau office, said even though the organization collected about $250,000, the result was disappointing...

My Team Triumph continues to grow (1/13/17) Sometimes you just have a hunch. For Debbie Leoni, the hunch in 2013 was that the running community in Cape Girardeau would embrace My Team Triumph, an organization that helps "disabled individuals by pushing special race chairs," according to a recent Southeast Missourian article...

Learning life skills through Tiger Brew (1/12/17) We all learn a bit differently. For the special education classes at Cape Girardeau Central High School, part of the curriculum since last March is the Tiger Brew. "Tiger Brew is a student-led business and gives my special-needs students the real-life, money and time-management skills they need and work experience they need to transition out of high school and into the real world," functional special service teacher Candice Schnurbusch told the Southeast Missourian's Andrew Whitaker...

Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1/11/17) There is a need for unity across our country. A need for peace and compassion. Over the next week, we will celebrate a man who fought for the rights of many and who did so with peace, compassion and unity on his mind and in his heart. It would be appropriate to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by living our lives peacefully, with compassion and in hopes of a more united society...

Kinder helped reshape politics in Missouri (1/10/17) As Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder has reached the end of his tenure in that position, we acknowledge with gratitude his 24 years of public service. The Cape Girardeau native has much to be proud of as he looks back over a career that has left its mark on the state of Missouri...

Juden earns job as Mo. public safety director (1/9/17) Drew Juden calls Sikeston, Missouri, home, but the city's longtime Public Safety director has roots in Cape Girardeau. He grew up in Cape Girardeau and graduated from Cape Girardeau Central High School. We are proud that one of our own is branching out even farther now, expanding his law enforcement expertise to serve as Public Safety Director for the state of Missouri...

Communication important in Klaus Park tree plan (1/8/17) When government boards and commissions see that few, if any, members of the public attend meetings or become engaged, we imagine it can become easy to forget how much people care about operations. Add to that notion the noise that comes from anonymous online naysayers and critics, and it can lead to government and civic leaders who would rather insulate themselves, take care of matters internally and move projects along without seeking public input. ...

Kiehne named superintendent; Steffens promoted to principal (1/6/17) Two area high school administrators will have new jobs in 2017. Michael Kiehne, Poplar Bluff principal, will take over as the superintendent of the Woodland School District on July 1. Meanwhile Perryville High School assistant principal and athletic director Jeff Steffens, who has been serving as the school's interim principal since September, will be the school's principal next year...

Mother, kids reunited in time for Christmas (1/5/17) What does a mother tell her young children when she's being deployed in January and won't return until sometime in December? Well, for Savanna Irizarry, her message to her 4-year-old twins Maverick and Michelle and their younger sister Myla, it was that they'd only have to wait for Santa Claus to come back to see her again...

Charleston wins Christmas Tournament (1/4/17) Congratulations to the Charleston boys basketball team. The Blue Jays held off the upset-minded Advance Hornets to claim the championship game of the 72nd annual Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament on Friday night at the Show Me Center. Charleston, the top seed in the tournament, defeated the seventh-seeded Hornets 66-60 to win its 18th Christmas Tournament title and first since 2012...

Remembering Cape native, four-star general McKee (1/3/17) Gen. Seth McKee passed away at the age of 100 the day after Christmas, but his legacy will forever remain with us. His reach extended far -- throughout the nation and across the seas -- but we are proud of his Cape Girardeau roots. The four-star general was a Cape Girardeau Central High School graduate of the class of 1934 and attended Southeast Missouri State University from 1934 to 1937. Throughout his life, he regularly returned home to speak and inspire many...

Keathley to have state building named in honor (1/1/17) It is not every day that one person receives his due while another generously passes on his. But that day will come soon when Dexter resident Mike Keathley, who passed away of cancer in 2008, has a state building in St. Louis named after him, an honor that Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder was offered, but deferred to Keathley...

New Year offers a time to reflect (12/30/16) A new year is almost here. In just a couple days we'll say goodbye to 2016 and flip the calendar over to 2017. As the final days of this year come and go, we encourage you to take some time and think. Reflect on all that's transpired for you in the last 365 days -- whether it be good things you've been blessed with or difficulties that you've faced. There's plenty you can learn from both types of situations, and now is a good time to give them all a closer look...

Safe Harbor moving in right direction (12/29/16) It's been almost a year since the Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary in Jackson reopened. It took quite the effort for new management to get the facility back up and running after it closed in May 2015 following a lawsuit by the Missouri attorney general's office and the Missouri Department of Agriculture, as well as the retirement of its director...

Judge Statler's compassion, kindness remembered (12/28/16) Compassionate and kind-hearted are just a few words that fellow judges used to describe longtime area judge Peter Statler, who died at the age of 74 earlier this month. Statler was an associate judge in Cape Girardeau County from 1994 to 2010 and took over as municipal judge in Jackson after he stepped down from the state bench in 2010. ...

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 ( 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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