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St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Editorials
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Kansas City Star - Editorials
As of (08/17/2017) at 08:08 PM

Editorials Kris Kobach is in no hurry to repudiate racist violence Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach called racism “reprehensible” but waited to comment on Charlottesville until pressured by Democrats. No one should have to be prodded to denounce white supremacist views or bigotry.

Editorials Editorial: It’s time to remove Kansas City’s Confederate monument The United Daughters of the Confederacy monument near 55th Street and Ward Parkway has stood in its location since 1958. It's time to remove it.

Editorials Editorial: What the City Council should do next in the KCI terminal debate Kansas City voters must be assured the City Council picked the right airport terminal proposal, for the right cost, for the right reasons.

Editorials Editorial: How to make Kansas City rental housing safer The City Council is considering a plan to establish an inspection program for rental homes. The nominal fee will make Kansas City safer at little cost to tenants and landlords.

Editorials Find enlightenment at the Ethnic Enrichment Festival White people aren't allowed to celebrate their culture in America? Tell that to some participants at the Ethnic Enrichment Festival in Swope Park.


Editorials Editorial: Jackson County finally has a plan for the jail, but what took so long? Common-sense ideas to improve the failing Jackson County jail could have been implemented months ago, possibly staving off a recent class-action lawsuit.

Editorials Editorial: Republicans must repudiate more than Donald Trump’s timing The attack in Charlottesville, Va., made clear that Donald Trump is further dividing us. That's why Republicans need to repudiate the president.

Editorials Editorial: Charlottesville attack highlights growing threat of domestic terrorism The tragedy in Charlottesville, Va., is a stark reminder that homegrown domestic extremism is a growing threat that has been overshadowed by fears of foreign terrorists.

Editorials Editorial: The Star will host a town hall with Rep. Kevin Yoder The Star's editorial board is holding a town hall with Rep. Kevin Yoder on Aug. 22. More members of Congress are meeting with voters, which is good, because they've got tough work ahead.

Editorials Editorial: Why an increase in airline passenger fees could actually be a good deal for travelers Congress is considering a major increase in the passenger facility fee at most airports. The increase, while steep, could improve convenience and comfort for millions of airline passengers.

Editorials Editorial: ‘They’re not racist. They’re just afraid.’ Why don’t more Kansas Citians visit the jazz district? Crime statistics show that the 18th & Vine Jazz District has far less crime than Westport or the Power & Light District. Still, fear of crime is one big reason why many won't venture into the jazz district, even for a festival with a stellar lineup.

Editorials Editorial: Voters have set the bar at $10. Kansas City should pay the wage Kansas City businesses and local governments should commit to paying all workers a minimum of $10 per hour. Voters overwhelmingly approved that wage this week, and employers should heed that call.

Editorials Editorial: In Blue Springs and beyond, who should be held responsible for teen suicide? Michelle Carter's sentencing and a lawsuit against Blue Springs School District in a pupil's death raise the issue of responsibility in teen suicides.

Editorials Editorial: Streetcar expansion could be derailed by ballot measure Efforts to expand Kansas City's streetcar line could stall out as a result of a confusing ballot question that was narrowly approved Tuesday.

Editorials Editorial: Kansas Legislature should call a special session focused on prisons Kansas prison unrest is reaching a crisis point. The Legislature should call a special session to address safety and prison working conditions.

Editorials Editorial: How City Hall can earn voters’ trust in KCI debate A new KCI terminal hangs in the balance over the next two weeks. Kansas Citians want an open, transparent, fair process.

Editorials Editorial: In Kansas and Missouri, sometimes government actually does good stuff Lawmakers in Missouri and Kansas have gotten too trigger-happy when it comes to cutting taxes in lieu of funding worthy programs.

Editorials Editorial: Jay Nixon’s failure — Missouri’s board, commission seats left unfilled Nearly three out of four members of Missouri boards and commissions were serving expired terms at the end of 2016, or their seats were vacant. Former Gov. Jay Nixon's inattention to appointments will have a long-lasting impact on the state.

Editorials Editorial: Will redesigning Kansas schools prepare students for life? The Kansans Can School Redesign project will assess what students do during the two years after graduating from high school.

The Springfield News Leader - Editorials
As of (08/17/2017) at 08:08 PM

Our Voice: City should pass on seat belt law

We need reasoned, careful voices

Remove statue from Springfield National Cemetery

Contributors Policymakers should prioritize working families Policymakers should prioritize working families Breaking through the gridlock in Washington is difficult, but not impossible, especially when it comes to helping American families and children. Contributors 5 hours, 30 minutes ago

Contributors Cemetery is right place for Confederate statue Cemetery is right place for Confederate statue In a sort of outdoor museum, mostly hidden away from Springfieldians' daily lives, the statue serves its purpose. Contributors 11 hours, 8 minutes ago

Readers Ozarks' response to Charlottesville Ozarks' response to Charlottesville This weekend's events in Charlottesville created passionate responses from many folks in the community. Readers 1 day, 22 hours ago

Contributors Long's Short Report: The G.I. “forever” Bill Long's Short Report: The G.I. “forever” Bill We can't stop caring for these men and women when they take their uniforms off. Contributors 2 days, 5 hours ago

Readers Concerns about the Table Rock shoreline plan Concerns about the Table Rock shoreline plan Three main areas are of major concern: access, energy, and bouy no-wake zones. Readers 2 days, 5 hours ago

Editorials Thank you and good luck to teachers Thank you and good luck to teachers Big-picture issues weigh on the district, but teachers must continue forward. Editorials 2 days, 21 hours ago

Readers Even conservative Missouri can expand Medicaid Even conservative Missouri can expand Medicaid Did you know that Kentucky, one of the most die-hard Republican states in the country, expanded Medicaid? Readers 2 days, 21 hours ago

Contributors 'Hillbilly Elegy' and an Ozarks perspective 'Hillbilly Elegy' and an Ozarks perspective The book describes something I've observed for years, the plight of poor white families and the challenges they face when trying to get ahead. Contributors 3 days, 5 hours ago

Contributors I regret investing early in Google and Facebook. I regret investing early in Google and Facebook. I was an early adviser to Facebook's team, but I am terrified by the damage being done by these Internet monopolies. Contributors 4 days, 4 hours ago

Readers Ballot measure may be only way for ethics reform Ballot measure may be only way for ethics reform Given the extreme dysfunction in both the House and Senate, it seems unreasonable for Missourians to expect any ethics reform legislation to pass. Readers 4 days, 4 hours ago

Contributors Trump right to mull dependence on imported metals Trump right to mull dependence on imported metals Recently, President Trump announced an executive order aimed at strengthening both America's manufacturing sector and the supply chains that keep it running. Contributors 4 days, 5 hours ago

Readers Roses to provider of school books Roses to provider of school books To the point, roses and thorns for Aug. 13. Readers 4 days, 21 hours ago

Editorials Take time to view eclipse Take time to view eclipse It's an awe-inspiring event by many accounts, and there have been many, many accounts over history. Editorials 5 days, 4 hours ago

Readers Carthage event preserves Vietnamese culture Carthage event preserves Vietnamese culture This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Marian Day celebration in Carthage and included more than 80,000 people from all over the world. Readers 5 days, 5 hours ago

Readers Tax reform tricky, but necessary Tax reform tricky, but necessary When it comes to economic opportunity, Missouri has a history of being, well, average. Readers 5 days, 5 hours ago

Readers Former House speaker evokes Mad Hatter with tax plan Former House speaker evokes Mad Hatter with tax plan Like the Mad Hatter spouting nonsensical poetry to Alice, Jones spouts nonsensical politics as the primary reason for a tax policy. Readers 5 days, 5 hours ago

Readers The reason so few nominees have been confirmed The reason so few nominees have been confirmed Could it be because of executive incompetence? Readers 5 days, 5 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 (08/03/2017) at 11:40 AM

Opinion STEVE SPELLMAN: A case for renewing the Boone County road tax Can we all agree that one thing we need government to do is make sure the roads are in good shape?

DAVID ROSMAN: An appeal to vote on August 8 Many of us are simply burnt out on the election process since the two year-long presidential campaign of 2016.

C.W. DAWSON JR.: Rediscovering the joy of friendship Hold fast to your real friends, for they will bring forth some of the greatest joys in life.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Reviving the war on drugs will further harm police-community relations Dean A. Dabney Jeff Sessions wants to return to a “law and order” approach — but this would undo recent gains and further strain tense police-community relations.

EDITORIAL: Greitens sends wrong message with funding cuts for free ACT testing The St. Louis Post-Dispatch Missouri is letting down prospective businesses and students by eliminating free access to the college admissions exam.

STEVE SPELLMAN: A case for renewing the Boone County road tax Steve Spellman Can we all agree that one thing we need government to do is make sure the roads are in good shape?

DAVID ROSMAN: An appeal to vote on August 8 David Rosman Many of us are simply burnt out on the election process since the two year-long presidential campaign of 2016.

C.W. DAWSON JR.: Rediscovering the joy of friendship C.W. Dawson Jr. Hold fast to your real friends, for they will bring forth some of the greatest joys in life.

GUEST COMMENTARY: A moment of reckoning for President Trump and DACA kids Cokie Roberts and Steven V. Roberts Rescinding DACA, which protects 1.4 million immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children, would send a devastating message to the rest of the world: America does not keep its promises.

EDITORIAL: History will not be kind to Sam Brownback The Sam Brownback era in Kansas government is coming to an end.

EDITORIAL: Gov. Eric Greitens sets up expensive legal showdown over new abortion law Asserting the absurd claim of protecting women's health and safety, Gov. Eric Greitens approved a law last week tightening abortion regulations. An expensive legal showdown is almost certain to follow, all so the governor can burnish his political credentials at taxpayers' expense.

KEN MIDKIFF: Trump plays to his base with transgender tweet A bit more than 50 years ago, I reluctantly served in the U.S. Army. At my permanent duty station, out in the desert of Arizona, I was made company clerk, mostly because I could read, write and type. As I related in another column, I was also just about every kind of clerk in Company C, 360t…

GUEST COMMENTARY: Death of a homeless man focuses assessment on local effort David Webber The homeless are a prism for evaluating the performance of American society, reflecting everything from education to religious institutions.

EDITORIAL: Trump issued his transgender military orders in the most offensive way possible The St. Louis Post-Dispatch Our transgender military members are patriots serving their country, and they deserve better than this.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Rural America needs free market healthcare reform David Williams The current healthcare model is unsustainable and things will only get worse — especially for rural Americans.

EDITORIAL: Speedy internet access is a lifeline for rural areas The St. Joseph News-Press The service is an expectation for companies considering where to make investments and a way to make farming communties successful.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Bigotry baked into welfare cuts Sanford Schram Trump is using coded disparagement to justify slashing aid to people facing extreme economic hardship.

Columbia Daily Tribune - Editorials
As of (04/20/2017) at 07:28 AM

Federal taxes

The governor on church and state

Judge Frank Conley an exemplar and friend

I have prostate cancer. Do you?

Transportation Development Districts Transportation Development Districts, known as TDDs, are notorious for poor accountability. …

Implications of the Gorsuch confirmation The placement of Neil Gorsuch on the U.S. Supreme Court caused expressions of joy and gloom …

City survey shows effects of growth The annual survey of citizen attitudes about basic city services produces several unsurprisi…

Time for passage of HB 433 A bill in the Missouri House of Representatives would bring state law into compliance with c…

Mayor Treece: Conflict of interest? Last week, Columbia Mayor Brian Treece testified against a bill under consideration in the s…

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Republicans leaders should support school choice

Kudos to local legislators for charter school opposition

Busy intersection is tragedy waiting to happen

Don't punish patients for having emergencies

Legislators willing to fleece low-income seniors

Federal taxes

The governor on church and state

Judge Frank Conley an exemplar and friend

I have prostate cancer. Do you?

Transportation Development Districts

St. Joseph News-Press - Editorials
As of (08/17/2017) at 08:09 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.

Shape the city's agenda

Shape the city's agenda

Blood donors: need is real

Opioid crisis now official

Prepare for start of school

UM outlook brightens under Choi

We can slow thefts

Uncomfortable truths

Serious fun awaits at fair

Evidence supports jail visits

The Joplin Globe - Editorials
As of (08/17/2017) at 08:10 PM

Your View: Letters to the editor Disappointed in downtown

Our View: Here's to a safe season This Friday night — like every other Friday night between mid-August and late November — the lights will go on, the stands will fill, a whistle will blow and kickoff will come.

Anson Burlingame: Time to rethink nuclear command and control Ultimate authority to release a single or large number of nuclear weapons has resided with one person for the past 75 years — the president of the United States.

Our View: Nothing original about hate The protest rally that turned deadly on Saturday in Charlottesville, Virgina, elicited outrage from much of the nation.

William Fleischaker: Group of nations must send message to North Korea It was 53 years ago when a U.S. destroyer was attacked by a couple of converted North Vietnamese fishing boats in the Gulf of Tonkin off the coast of Vietnam.

Herb Van Fleet: Is health care a moral right? When it comes to rights as constitutional protections, many of them are not specifically listed in the U.S. Constitution. Some come from the Ninth Amendment and the Supreme Court, which provide for such unemunerated rights such as the right to privacy, the right to travel freely, the right t…

Gina Barreca: Celebrate life while we can still be in the pictures “Just leave me on the A train,” said my father. “It'll take at least three days for somebody to realize I'm not just some old guy asleep in a corner seat.”

Geoff Caldwell: The high cost of papered peace On Sept. 30, 1938, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain would stand outside the prime minister's residence, 10 Downing Street, declaring that he had “returned from Germany bringing peace with honour” and uttered perhaps the most famous wrong words of the 20th century: “I believe it is …

Carol Stark: Bryan Jimenez never took his eye off the goal While national news headlines focused on President Donald Trump and a much-discussed speech he gave in late July at the annual Boy Scout Jamboree in Washington, D.C, Bryan Jimenez, of Washburn, was oblivious to the public debate over the appropriateness of the president's speech.

Our View: VA denial must end The United States owes Arla Wayne Harrell, and other soldiers like him, a debt — one that hasn't been paid.

Glen Campbell — Ever gentle on our minds By the “rivers of our memories,” he will will always be a smiling Glen Campbell, a Delight, Arkansas, son of a sharecropper who once a week came into our living rooms in the late '60s and early '70s via the “Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour.”

Lend your time With our editorial focus on recent budget cuts that have hurt our seniors, we've taken our eye off one of the most necessary components of senior services — volunteers.

Our view: Carthage earns praise In 1978, Carthage city officials sat down with priests at the Congregation of the Mother Co-Redemptrix to discuss what would be the first pilgrimage of Vietnamese Catholics to that town to observe Marian Days, a religious gathering to celebrate the Virgin Mary.

Your view: Letters to the editor Columnist's motivesseem doubtful

Ed Emery: Missouri's energy future up to state policymakers JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Jobs and investment, stable and predictable energy costs, hardening of the energy grid against cyber security threats and restoring power quickly after the lights go out are key drivers of business today.

Taylor Armerding: Laziness, hypocrisy behind Republicans' blunder on health care Who says Republicans can't get anything done? They are practically miracle workers.

Our view: Step up for equal voice, pay If women are going to even the pay-scale playing field, they will also have to become decision-makers, not just in the boardrooms but also in their own communities, their counties and their states.

Your view: Letters to the editor Media has critical role

Geoff Caldwell: Reflect more, resist less In December of 1776, Gen. George Washington was facing the end of the Revolutionary War before it had barely begun. After being chased out of New York, his army poorly provisioned and enlistments expiring at the end of the year, Washington wondered if he would even have an army left to command.

Nicholas Kyle: Who really benefits from school vouchers and ESAs? The Trump administration has shown an increased willingness to support school vouchers and educational savings accounts for K-12, which could be used to divert taxpayer dollars from public to private schools.

The Jefferson City News Tribune - Editorials
As of (08/17/2017) at 08:10 PM

Your Opinion: Response to Bruenger: As an atheist, Democrat, and proud American, I hardly know where to begin to address Mark Bruenger's letter to the...

Our Opinion: Jefferson City homelessness: Fortunately, a light is being shed on the problem of homelessness in Jefferson City.

Your Opinion: Media should be part of solution: I can remember, as a youth, watching the Nixon inauguration.

Your Opinion: Order in the universe: This letter is in response to a letter by Norb Plassmeyer on Aug. 14 on the "Solar eclipses and order...

Your Opinion: Rules for Radicals: Is this what we want for U.S.?: The following is Alinsky's "Rules for Radicals" the driving force in our country since the '60s. Think about it! Is...

Your Opinion: John McCain and me: It's John McCain and me. I never exactly thought I would say that.

Our Opinion: With start of school, need for driving safety increases: Jefferson City's public and parochial schools all begin classes for the 2017-18 school year this week, meaning motorists need to...

Your Opinion: Road funding dilemma: Governor Greitens formed a 21st Century Missouri Transportation System Task Force to study ways to fix our roads and bridges.

Your Opinion: Treason or terrorism?: Definition of Treason: "The betrayal of allegiance toward one's own country, especially by committing hostile acts against it or aiding its...

Our Opinion: Celebrating Missouri Conservation: 80 years of good stewardship: We join in the celebration of the Missouri Department of Conservation's 80th anniversary.

Your Opinion: Solar eclipses and order in the universe: Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543) is considered to be the first to establish and explain the concept of heliocentricity, the idea that...

Your Opinion: Council should protect us from rip-off TIF: The News Tribune did not print my statement to the City Council in opposition to the St Mary's TIF.

Perspective: Cole County employees commended for quality, professionalism: I've been invited by the News Tribune to write a monthly commentary on the happenings in Cole County.

Our Opinion: A renewed call for primary seat belt law: A renewed call for primary seat belt lawA decade ago, we editorialized on this page for a primary seat belt...

Your Opinion: Fictional works heighten eclipse enjoyment: I'm not sure if your readers are aware of it, but there's a total eclipse of the sun happening in...

Our Opinion: When planning for the eclipse, don't forget safety: Nearly every law enforcement, public safety and governmental agency is gearing up in different ways for the Aug. 21 solar...

Perspective: Human trafficking, opioid abuse focus of roundtables: Not only are students preparing to head back to school but the hot, humid weather has cooled off some so...

Our Opinion: Encourage government participation by filling panel appointments: Many people feel so far removed from the machinations of government that they believe it's a waste of time to...

Your Opinion: The hypocricy of single-payer advocates: I am always fascinated by thought processes of the people who want a single-payer system, basically the government or government-run...

Your Opinion: Military deaths merit better play in paper: Recently, this paper relegated to Page 6 the killing in Afghanistan of two of this Nation's military men.

The Southeast Missourian - Editorials
As of (08/17/2017) at 08:10 PM

'Mr. Tiger' Terry Kitchen received well deserved honor (8/17/17) How do you describe school spirit? Try, Terry Kitchen. "Coach" to many, "Coach Kitchen" to others, "Mr. Tiger" to some. Need an inspirational speech at a Cape Central assembly? Look no further than the man who is always wearing some sort of orange apparel, whether it be tie, shirt, cap or jacket. Like a preacher, which he is, he can passionately rain down school spirit upon the student body. Anyone familiar with "Coach" knows his blood type is "O positive."...

Polo club and foster program partner for fundraiser (8/16/17) Upon first glance a polo club and children in the court system may not seem to have anything in common. Polo is generally associated with affluence and the good life, and the other with need. One common denominator is they are generally out of the view of mainstream society. ...

Pups campaign is inspiring example of community support for police (8/15/17) For all involved, it was music to the ears. The recent "Sounds for Hounds" concert was a howling success with $16,238 raised for the purchase and training of four new dogs for the K-9 unit at the Cape Girardeau Police Department. It marked the largest single contribution to the "Pay for the Pups" campaign, launched in January with the lofty goal of $60,000 and which has raised more than $79,000 to date...

MDC celebrates 80 years of preserving wildlife (8/14/17) We'd like to be among those extending birthday wishes to the Missouri Department of Conservation as it celebrates its 80th year. The MDC manages nearly 1 million acres in the state, with a mission of protecting and managing fish, forest and wildlife while also providing access to education and enjoyment for citizens. ...

Cape PD takes next step to full body cam rollout (8/13/17) The Cape Girardeau Police Department is drafting a policy on how to implement body-camera technology. This is a positive development for the local department. The use and retention of body camera video adds another level of accountability and protection for our police...

Chambers join effort to market manufacturing jobs (8/11/17) The chambers of commerce in Cape Girardeau and Jackson announced they are joining a larger initiative to help young adults prepare to enter the manufacturing sector. Manufacturers are having difficulty finding skilled workers. "Certainly, within the last 18 to 24 months, the thing that comes up over and over again is employees," John Mehner, president and CEO of the Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce told reporter Tyler Graef...

Organizations making a difference around the world (8/10/17) This big world gets small at times. If we think we have problems, a look at other places around the globe will reveal those less fortunate. And after truly seeing and learning of people in desperate need, it can weigh on one's heart to try to bring care and hope where there is little...

Wishing all students, educators a productive start to school (8/9/17) From the opening moment, the first day of school can be quite alarming, a jolt to the system after the days of summer. Several local schools begin classes Thursday, and the ones that don't are just days away. There's nothing in life quite like that first day of school. ...

Leadership summit is worth the time, investment (8/8/17) Many of us would like to be leaders, and could be good at it, if ... someone would just get us pointed in the right direction. Good news, a leadership compass is just ahead. On Thursday and Friday, La Croix Church will host a simulcast for the annual Global Leadership Summit, a two-day event broadcast from Willow Creek Community Church in northern Illinois...

Innovation task force a positive for Missouri business (8/7/17) At the heart of a capitalist economy is innovation, whether it be in the form of efficiency or new products and services. In theory, the end result is better products, consumer demand, jobs and an improved standard of living. The United States has always served as the model of capitalism, with its economic system bolstered by education and freedom that enhance and promote ingenuity and opportunity...

Cape police using data-driven approach to address crime (8/6/17) From baseball diamonds to research labs, number crunching and analytics is everywhere. The data collected from past events may seem random to some, but when scrutinized by the right eyes in the right setting, they can be predictors of future events...

Sales tax holiday provides shoppers significant savings (8/4/17) Everybody loves a tax break. That’s why this weekend is so appealing for shoppers who are preparing for the start of a new school year. From today through Sunday, Missouri is making certain back-to-school items exempt of its 4.225 percent state sales tax to help parents, students and teachers in the purchase of classroom supplies, clothing and some electronics...

SEMO volleyball team, Dalhousie founder recognized for excellence (8/3/17) Much of the focus on sports is on winning, but being honored beyond the sports arena bears witness to something beyond scores and talent. Intelligence, commitment, leadership and character help an athlete in competition and in life. Recently, the Southeast Missouri State volleyball team and local businessman/amateur-golf supporter Cord Dombrowski were recognized for continued excellence...

Fighting Squirrels look to finish season with championship (8/2/17) As a team name, Fighting Squirrels may not strike fear into the heart of man. However, teams at next week's Senior Babe Ruth World Series in Ephrata, Washington, might be well advised to sit up and pay attention to the all-star collection of baseball players assembled from Southeast Missouri that uses Charleston, Missouri, as its home base...

Resources available to help during heat waves (8/1/17) A wide range of weather is in Missouri's DNA, and most of the state's inhabitants might grudgingly admit it's nice to have four seasons. Beautiful springs days are better appreciated after the cold days of winter, as are the cool, leaf-changing days of fall after the hot days of summer. The summer and winter are largely tolerable, except when extremes are encountered, like the recent heat, which can be downright dangerous if not treated with respect...

Cancer fund-raiser a reminder of humanity behind the badge (7/31/17) A myriad of thoughts and emotions are encountered whenever the diagnosis is cancer. It's the dreaded "C" word nobody wants to hear, whether personally, friend, family member, neighbor or stranger. Cancer does not discriminate by age, gender, race or occupation...

New Salvation Army leaders begin to assess needs (7/30/17) The Salvation Army of Cape Girardeau is under new leadership. Lts. Matthew and Virginia DeGonia have been appointed to the local Salvation Army, and they're learning about the community as they assess the needs and make plans for the future. "It's a lot of learning because we don't know the area very well, so it's a lot of meeting folks in the community," Matthew told reporter Tyler Graef. ...

Jackson Homecomers continues through Saturday (7/28/17) The 110th annual Jackson Homecomers is in full swing, and if you've missed out there's still a couple of days left to enjoy the festivities. The Jackson festival, which takes place in uptown Jackson near the courthouse, begins each night at 6, and ends at 10 p.m. Saturday, and it looks like the temperature will cool down to make the experience much more enjoyable...

Sounds for Hounds to benefit Cape police K9 (7/27/17) Dogs have a way of bringing out the best in us. That's been apparent with the K-9 division of the Cape Girardeau Police Department. The public has gotten behind the drive to expand the division to four dogs, which will provide around-the-clock support for the department in the effort to keep the streets safe. ...

Ron Nall celebrates 25 years as muny band director (7/26/17) There's nothing quite like the sounds of summer: Crickets, frogs, birds, locusts and the Cape Girardeau Municipal Band. As July reaches its twilight days, it presents a final chance to take in the local music as Ron Nall leads the band tonight at Capaha Park...

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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