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St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Editorials
As of (09/28/2016) at 04:05 PM

Editorial: City's absentee kerfuffle causes costly confusion around the state.

Editorial: Greitens and Koster should release tax forms and earn voters' trust

Editorial: Debate transcript encapsulates why Clinton trumped Trump

Missouri defers justice for juveniles

Gun bill would harm public safety

A lawyer's duty

Your right to vote doesn't mean you can berate the poll workers

Michael Gerson Michael Gerson: Out of his depth, Donald Trump clings to deception

Dana Miilbank Dana Milbank: What worked for Trump in the primaries failed him against Clinton

Michael Gerson Michael Gerson: Preening bluster does not make up for Trump's willful ignorance

Eugene Robinson Eugene Robinson: Two types of gun laws: one for blacks and one for whites

E.J. Dionne E.J. Dionne: Americans are deciding for the world

Rebound in farm sector lifts Missouri personal income

Ex-emergency director wins $297,650 in damage suit against St. Charles County

Cybersecurity accelerator's first class has international reach

Allied Healthcare proposes reverse split to stay on Nasdaq

Claim being made in tobacco tax campaign is an overreach ( … ) Regarding "Tobacco tax hike proposal stays on the ballot" (Sept. 21): Read more

Democrats' rhetoric on guns doesn't match their actions ( … )

Adults should be held responsible for leaving kids in cars ( … )

Must welcome immigrants who are seeking a safe place ( … )

Kansas City Star - Editorials
As of (09/28/2016) at 04:06 PM

Editorials Voters deserve better than either candidate delivered in first debate The first presidential debate between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump didn't have any knockout blows or zinging one-liners. But neither did it better inform voters ahead of the November election.

Editorials The Monday Poll results: Voters like $800 million bond plan Monday Poll readers favor spending city tax dollars on an animal shelter, bike routes and long-overdue improvements. Most of the nearly 500 respondents this week also want transparency in how the $800 million is spent.

Editorials Whistleblower Edward Snowden can be both hero, villain in U.S. Edward Snowden is viewed as a heroic whistleblower by some but un-American by others because of the National Security Agency secrets he leaked in 2013.

Editorials Roy Blunt the insider vs. Jason Kander the outsider sums up U.S. Senate contest in Missouri In Missouri's U.S. Senate race, Democratic challenger Jason Kander labels incumbent Republican Roy Blunt the “consummate Washington insider” and insists Blunt has lost touch with voters who sent him to the Capitol. Blunt counters that Kander has not done his present job well and is too liberal and out-of-touch with Missouri's core values.

Editorials First Trump vs. Clinton presidential debate will be a huge TV faceoff Many Americans will be watching the first presidential debate Monday night to see how Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton behave on stage. They'll want to see who seems most in command of the facts (that's actually boring to lots of viewers, according to some debate experts) and who appears to be a leader Americans can look up to.

Editorials The Monday Poll: Early questions about Kansas City’s $800 million bond plan Kansas City is moving toward asking voters to approve ato approve an $800 million bond plan in April 2017. City officials recently announced that a new animal shelter in Swope Park would be one of the projects. But plenty of other details remain murky and still need to be released.

Editorials Video evidence can help public’s responses to police-involved shootings The footage that Charlotte, N.C., authorities showed Thursday to the family of Keith Lamont Scott in the fatal police shooting of the 43-year-old should be released to the public. Such high-tech transparency is needed to end the unrest in disputed police encounters with the public.

Editorials Kansans face a growing dilemma: Raise taxes or keep cutting services? The Kansas budget is on life support right now, and two events Wednesday showed things could get worse before they get better. The Kansas Supreme Court heard education supporters ask for an additional $500 million or so a year to better fund public schools. And a new report estimated that the state's general fund will have a puny $5.6 million on hand by next June 30.

Editorials Big vote looms on handing out smaller Kansas City tax breaks Local schools, libraries and counties are praising a City Council move to reduce tax breaks for economic development. But the ordinance, proposed by council member Quinton Lucas, still needs to be approved. And some developers aren't sure it's a good idea.

Editorials U.S. grasslands will receive needed attention at Kansas City meeting The Nature Conservancy will host a “Multi-State Leadership Meeting” bringing a needed focus from about 100 experts on U.S. grasslands and freshwater ecosystems.

Editorials Monday Poll results: Support for Clinton’s ‘deplorables’ apology but not Trump’s birther controversy Monday Poll readers — about 1,000 strong — liked what Hillary Clinton did after saying many of Donald Trump's supporters fell into a “basket of deplorables.” But respondents didn't like Trump resurrecting questions about President Barack Obama's birthplace.

Editorials Price cuts will not end need to recycle The cost of recycling has caused some Kansas City area school districts to remove recycling dumpsters. But environmentally, the need for recycling must continue.

Editorials Streetcar expansion hits City Hall hurdle Supporters of an expanded Kansas City streetcar line have decided to back down to pressure from City Hall. The Kansas City Regional Transit Alliance will delay elections needed to approve the 3.75-mile extension from Union Station to near UMKC.

Editorials Chris Koster, Eric Greitens go heavy on attack ads but skimpy on issues in Missouri governor’s race The candidates for governor in Missouri are spending a lot of campaign energy on blistering TV ads but far too little on issues that matter to people in the state — like improving roads and bridges and K-12 public education.

Editorials KC police must restore public trust after failures in children’s crime unit The Kansas City Police Department's crimes against children unit failed miserably to properly investigate some rapes, serious abuse and other crimes against children. Police Chief Darryl Forté in January suspended two sergeants and seven detectives as part of an internal investigation. However, only now are the details of what happened surfacing.

Editorials Johnson County is key battleground in electing lawmakers to defy Gov. Sam Brownback In elections this fall, Johnson County voters will play a significant role in deciding the makeup of the new Kansas Legislature and whether Gov. Sam Brownback's disastrous economic policies can be rolled back.

Editorials The Monday Poll: From ‘deplorables’ to ‘birthers in heated Clinton vs. Trump race The Monday Poll would like your responses to four statements about a presidential campaign that is anything but boring between Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

Editorials Meet Gary Johnson and Jill Stein: Voters have more choices than just Clinton and Trump Gary Johnson and Jill Stein are the most popular third-party candidates in this year's presidential race. Even though Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are immensely unpopular, Johnson and Stein face long-shot bids to make it to the White House. Still, plenty of voters will review their records between now and Nov. 8.

Editorials Middle-class Americans finally reaping economic recovery benefits U.S. Census Bureau data show that median U.S. household income rose 5.2 percent in 2015 after eight years of stagnation for middle- and working-class Americans. That's progress, though a lot more is needed to close the gap between the haves and have-nots in America.

Editorials Kansas highway funding is going the wrong way Most Kansas roads are in good condition, state officials say, despite years of diverting funds from the state highway fund. But how long can that game go on? Taking money from the highway fund is a short-term fix for the state budget, which is creating long-term woes for the highways of the Sunflower State.

The Springfield News Leader - Editorials
As of (09/28/2016) at 04:07 PM

Everyone deserves to be safe at home

Reforming and modernizing VA accountability

Roy Blunt: Why are you keeping my pay so low?

Readers Vandal should study Constitution Vandal should study Constitution Hopefully, the person who keyed my car the day after I exercised my First Amendment right of free speech by putting a Hillary sticker on my back bumper will have a chance to study the Constitution and learn to love it as I do. Readers 1 day, 18 hours ago

Opinion Today's poll Today's poll Do you think Springfield should overturn an ordinance about alcohol in theaters to accommodate Alamo Drafthouse? Opinion 1 day ago

Opinion Lost at the fair Lost at the fair Our son and his Minnesota-born bride have many fond memories of the “Great Minnesota Get-Together,” aka the State Fair, so over Labor Day weekend they escaped from the Texas heat to enjoy fun at the fair. Opinion 1 day, 21 hours ago

Editorials Guest Voice: Lessons from Chelsea bombing Guest Voice: Lessons from Chelsea bombing The following editorial was published by USA Today on Sept. 21. Editorials 1 day, 22 hours ago

Opinion Deplorable action by deplorable people Deplorable action by deplorable people Just before the end of the 2016 Missouri legislative session, a group of 22 senators and representatives added (without a public hearing) Senate Amendment 1 to a bill (SCS/HCS/House Bill 1713) sponsored by Senator Munzlinger. Opinion 2 days, 6 hours ago

Readers Give Garland a hearing Give Garland a hearing Before the November elections, I challenge Roy Blunt and Mitch McConnell to convene a Senate hearing for Merrick Garland, who Congress unanimously confirmed to his current position and who was constitutionally nominated to fill the position of the la Readers 2 days, 16 hours ago

Readers Offshoring is just gaming the system Offshoring is just gaming the system Apple CEO Tim Cook compared the EU's recently levied Irish tax bill to winning a championship only to discover that goals did not count as much as expected. Readers 2 days, 16 hours ago

Columnists Word games with my son Word games with my son During a recent phone conversation with my son, he was surprised how honest and direct I was about a particular issue (I'm usually wimpish to a fault), to which I replied, “I'm learning not to equivocate.” Columnists 2 days, 16 hours ago

Readers Some questions for Colin Kaepernick about his protest Some questions for Colin Kaepernick about his protest Mr. Kaepernick, I have a couple of things to say to you, sir. Readers 3 days, 16 hours ago

Contributors How blacks made America and how America made us How blacks made America and how America made us When I was growing up in British Guiana, I didn't understand then why nobody I learned about in school looked like me Contributors 3 days, 20 hours ago

Readers Schilling not a hipster Schilling not a hipster Hipster? Mr. Havens has the right to his opinion of Councilman Mike Schilling, as we all do. I, and many others, disagree. He was my state representative in the old 136th District. Readers 3 days, 21 hours ago

Opinion Introspective reflections from service Introspective reflections from service Nine months ago, I knew that the ugly politics of today was not a healthy fit for me. I despised the name-calling, political posturing and seeing the worst in people, including myself. I preferred to see the optimistic, upbeat side of life. Opinion 3 days, 21 hours ago

Opinion Our Voice: City Utilites embraces energy future Our Voice: City Utilites embraces energy future Just a couple of weeks from now, City Utilities will move into the future at more than 200 mph. Opinion 3 days, 21 hours ago

Readers COOL would hurt farm families, increase grocery costs COOL would hurt farm families, increase grocery costs Kander supports regulation touted by elite leftists Readers 5 days, 18 hours ago

Readers Take a close look at amendment to raise tobacco tax Take a close look at amendment to raise tobacco tax It should say something that Big Tobacco supports Amendment 3 Readers 5 days, 18 hours ago

Readers A vote for vouchers is a vote against public education A vote for vouchers is a vote against public education Suggesting a different headline for Billy Long's column Readers 5 days, 18 hours ago

Opinion Roses: To DoubleTree staff Roses: To DoubleTree staff Went beyond expectations for HHS reunion Opinion 5 days, 18 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 (09/28/2016) at 04:07 PM

Opinion STEVE SPELLMAN: Grab a buddy from the other side of the aisle and find a new party Voter anxiety is perhaps greater than ever before. Casting a ballot for a third-party candidate could send a message to the major parties.

DAVID ROSMAN: Donald Trump lost it in more ways than one Both candidates came out of the gate slowly and carefully, feeling each other out waiting for the point where one could pull ahead. But then it took a turn.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Beyond the ballot, vote affects direction of justice Nov. 8 is “Judgment Day” for the future of the Supreme Court.

EDITORIAL: Ruling spares Missouri an ill-advised medical marijuana amendment Jefferson City News Tribune The courts determine the legitimacy and constitutionality, not the merits of proposed public policy. When this proposal is revived, arguments against it will continue to carry weight.

STEVE SPELLMAN: Grab a buddy from the other side of the aisle and find a new party Steve Spellman Voter anxiety is perhaps greater than ever before. Casting a ballot for a third-party candidate could send a message to the major parties.

DAVID ROSMAN: Donald Trump lost it in more ways than one David Rosman Both candidates came out of the gate slowly and carefully, feeling each other out waiting for the point where one could pull ahead. But then it took a turn.

EDITORIAL: A pardon for Snowden would be a huge mistake St. Louis Post Dispatch A presidential pardon would send an anything-goes signal to others with secret clearances and an axe to grind. America"s intelligence community would rise up in revolt.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Beyond the ballot, vote affects direction of justice Marge Baker Nov. 8 is “Judgment Day” for the future of the Supreme Court.

EDITORIAL: Only fraud behind voter ID laws is claim of widespread abuse The New York Times As study after study has shown, there is virtually no voter fraud anywhere in the country. So why do so many people continue to believe this falsehood?

GUEST COMMENTARY: Media is facing a "Murrow moment" as Trump narrows in polls Steve and Cokie Roberts As any candidate gets closer to the Oval Office, the spotlight on his or her record will — and should — shine much brighter.

GUEST COMMENTARY: With two new laws, France hopes to take out the trash Jill Richardson France has banned non-biodegradable disposable plastic cups, plates and utensils, and is requiring grocery stores to donate food waste to charity, diverting it from the landfill.

EDITORIAL: Monday"s debate could prove pivotal for both candidates Kansas City Star The event at Hofstra University in New York will set the tone for the rest of the presidential campaign and help determine which person will win the White House on Nov. 8.

GUEST COMMENTARY: The climate change debate is over Todd Larsen Earth"s increasing number of major storms and rising sea levels have long been predicted by climate models.

EDITORIAL: Missouri Supreme Court could help defendants by disciplining judge St. Louis Post-Dispatch The accusations against Mennemeyer are serious and call into question her competency for a job in which citizens' lives and futures hang in the balance.

GEORGE KENNEDY: Reality checks on Hillary Clinton, the gun debate George Kennedy Bringing a few facts to the conversation that have been obscured in all the campaign rhetoric and accusations.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Acts of terror reveal risks of uncontrolled immigration Georgie Anne Geyer Too much uncontrolled immigration, particularly from hostile countries or parts of them, threatens Americans more than anything. The truth is we are faced with countries where many people hate us and wish us ill.

EDITORIAL: Counter-productive minimum wage proposal Jefferson City News Tribune A near doubling of Missouri"s hourly minimum wage from $7.65 to $15 may force employers to cut back the number of hours for employees and cut the number of employees.

STEVE SPELLMAN: Arrival of fall festivals offers a refreshing taste of the past Steve Spellman Spending an afternoon perusing a living history festival in mid-Missouri is an old-fashioned good time.

EDITORIAL: Make sure you are covered before disaster strikes Jefferson City News Tribune September is National Preparedness Month, and the Missouri Department of Insurance urges residents to review their insurance policies and eliminate any gaps in coverage.

EDITORIAL: Remnants of the past mar Ferguson"s efforts to regain credibility St. Louis Post-Dispatch A major obstacle is the continued employment of Eddie Boyd III, a police officer with a troubled past that includes pistol-whipping a 12-year-old girl in the face.

Columbia Daily Tribune - Editorials
As of (09/28/2016) at 04:07 PM

The debate

The candidates

A new era

On fracking

`Post-factual' I was stricken by comments made almost simultaneously by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and…

Boone Hospital Boone Hospital Board of Trustees Chairman Fred Parry said earlier this week he and his colle…

City budget Ever since the adoption of its home rule charter, the city of Columbia has followed a very g…

The terrorists On Saturday terrorists struck almost simultaneously in New York City, Seaside Park, N.J., an…

The candidates In a provocative column published in this section on Sunday, E.J. Dionne Jr., an avowed Cath…

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High authority leads lawmaker on guns

Ozark Bowl is better Arkansas game name

Meat consumption feeds climate change

Clean water panel needs citizen reps

Natural News item not real health advice

The debate

The candidates

A new era

On fracking


St. Joseph News-Press - Editorials
As of (09/28/2016) at 04:08 PM

Return the fish to Krug A well-intentioned city government this week found itself squarely opposed by many of the citizens it proposes to serve. The city caved on the Blacksnake Creek detention basin but can redeem itself on fishing at the Krug Park lagoon. Return the fish to Krug

Book bans about choice

Gather round the table

Debates focus divided country on shared concerns

Museums say: check us out

School officers prove their worth

139th funding needs fix

Flu vaccine protects you and loved ones

Head off loan debt by saving

Connally a credit to police

The Joplin Globe - Editorials
As of (09/28/2016) at 04:09 PM

Your View: Letters to the Editor Stop apologizing

Our View: Back to 1994? It will be interesting to see how voters react to Missouri Amendment No. 2, a question on the Nov. 8 ballot that would impose limits on campaign contributions.

Your View: Letters to the editor Trump won't change

Sherry Buchanan: How far back do we take America? “Take America Back” and “Take Missouri Back” are familiar political themes these days.

Geoff Caldwell: One 'What if?' far scarier than the other If for nothing else, 2016 will go down as a historic year in American politics. It marks the last year of the history-making Obama administration and the first year that a major political party nominated a woman to be its presidential nominee. It is also the year that out of a nation of more…

Your views: Letters to the editor Liberals aren't citizens?

Our view: Trump's comments deplorable Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has been making campaign hay from Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's gaffe in saying half of Trump's supporters would fit into a “basket of deplorables.”

Our View: Time to serve We, like many of our readers, find ourselves too often saddened, angered or even disgusted by news headlines we see across the country.

Our View: The Girl Scout way Some of you might remember when the Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland's board of directors was considering closing and selling Camp Mintahama, the 180-acre Girl Scout camp south of Joplin.

Your View: Letters to the editor Not rational

Our View: Success in numbers Missouri Southern State University on Friday announced record enrollment numbers. The reason for celebration didn't happen by accident.

Your view: Letters to the editor Joplin Creek natural asset

Our View: Ag disaster bill wise investment It was a classic case of “show me.” This time Republicans won.Democrats said overriding Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of a tax deduction for farmers who receive federal disaster or emergency aid payments will cause of $50 million budget shortfall.

Phill Brooks: Historical record number of veto overrides The recent veto session of Missouri's Legislature added another page in a historic record of legislative defeats for the state's governor. Nearly two-thirds of Jay Nixon's vetoes were overridden this year.

Kevin Wilson: Kaepernick, Clinton rouse sleeping giants I think we owe a great measure of gratitude to Colin Kaepernick and Hillary Clinton for helping to reignite a flame in this America that had seemingly started to go out. Their actions and words have strengthened and emboldened a group that has, for the most part, sat on the sidelines for qui…

Anson Burlingame: 9/11 and crumbling unity Two opinion columns (Globe, Geoff Caldwell and Ann McFeatters, Sept. 11) alluded to the lack of unity in America on the 15th anniversary of the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

Our View: The changing workplace A Webb City employer is doing more than just following federal law. It is providing a comfortable, private space for its employees who are breast-feeding or pumping breast milk after they have returned to work.

Your view: Letters to the editor Include more candidates

Marilyn Beasley: A frog in the water As the story goes, a 19th-century science experiment found that when they put a frog in a pan of boiling water, the frog just quickly jumped out.

Robert Reich: Time to make Apple and others pay up For years, Washington lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have attacked big corporations for avoiding taxes by parking their profits overseas.

The Jefferson City News Tribune - Editorials
As of (09/28/2016) at 04:09 PM

Our Opinion: Ease rules on presentations to school board: comments Listening is a learning opportunity that extends to education officials.

Your Opinion: Parks agency praised: comments We live in an era where we have many worries and big problems. Sometimes, we overlook the good that others...

Your Opinion: Seeking shared values: comments My friend Tim Romero has done some research on behalf of his parents who are determined to move to another...

Your Opinion: Apology for error, but point remains valid: comments I must apologize for my statement made in my last letter to the editor. There was no "direct" analysis of...

Our Opinion: Debate format favors conflict over clarity: comments The first presidential debate was a disappointment, from before the beginning to beyond the end.

Your Opinion: Tired of attempts to trash Hillary: comments Curtis Thompson's Op-Ed published Sept. 22 were pointed comments to earlier comments I had made about tinfoil hat conspiracy theories...

Your Opinion: Agenda 21 a critical election issue: comments Agenda 21 is a critical issue for this election that we must understand before voting. Rosa Koire, a liberal Democrat...

Our Opinion: CIT training improves professionalism: comments One initiative to improve training for law enforcement officers is growing exponentially.

Your Opinion: Hillary's not qualified: comments Recently, there have been several articles about Hilary Clinton's qualifications to run for president of the United States. However, none...

Your Opinion: Not a sign of things to come: comments Sept. 22 has come and gone again. This is the date that the marquee sign at the old Zestos site...

Your Opinion: Meaningful Honor Flight experience appreciated: comments In reference to the article written by Marvin and Dorothy Riegel-Phillips, just to let you know I was one of...

Your Opinion: Suggestion heeded, but not helpful: comments Last month, in response to my questions about white privilege, it was suggested that I try learning from Tim Wise,...

Your Opinion: Response on 'Basket of Deplorables': comments To Steve Sampson, who is "deeply offended" that he is in Hillary Clinton's "Basket of Deplorables." (Op-Ed Sept. 21).

Your Opinion: Reckless GOP overrides vetoes: comments Like State Rep. Jay Barnes, State Sen. Mike Kehoe likes to pat himself and his colleagues on the back and...

Your Opinion: Allegory about terrorism: comments Let us design a World Domination Operating Manual (WDOM) disguised as a theology that will be written by a murderer,...

Your Opinion: Disobedience to God creates chaos: comments It grieves me to see the state of affairs in our country and the world today.

Your Opinion: View called 'ideologically skewed': comments In response to a Sept. 20 letter "Gender, culture and leadership," I do not question the fact there are and...

Our Opinion: Case against legalizing medical marijuana: comments Misguided public policy deserves rejection based on its faults, but we're satisfied when it fails on procedural grounds.

Your Opinion: Difficult choices ahead: comments Four years ago in my letter to the editor, I stated that the 2012 presidential election could result in another...

Your Opinion: Revealing the real Hillary: comments In her younger days Hillary was an acolyte of Saul Alinsky. Alinsky was a hard-core Marxist that knew America could...

The Southeast Missourian - Editorials
As of (09/28/2016) at 04:09 PM

Heritage Days lineup offers plenty to do (9/28/16) Cape Girardeau Mayor Harry Rediger wrote about this weekend's Heritage Days in his Mayor's Comments column in Monday's Southeast Missourian, including the LST Memorial 325 that's docked at the riverfront, the B-17 Flying Fortress at the airport, the kickoff concert that's at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Common Pleas Courthouse Gazebo, and the local attractions that are open for tours...

New juvenile center is step in the right direction (9/27/16) Issues surrounding juvenile court cases are difficult. Therefore, a transition that makes the process better is a step in the right direction. The Sept. 8 dedication of the 32nd Judicial Circuit's new juvenile center in Cape Girardeau was such a step...

B-17, LST Memorial 325 coming to Cape this week (9/26/16) We love history around here. We recognize the importance of highlighting and celebrating it. And we have another opportunity to do so with the Flying Legends of Victory Tour and the LST Memorial 325. The B-17 Flying Fortress "Sentimental Journey" will be at the Cape Regional Airport, in all its historical glory, for the public to see and tour. ...

Cop shooting cases should be viewed case by case (9/25/16) In our great and vast universe, we witness every day the diversity and randomness that God has created. We know, without thinking, that every tree we see is different from the one rooted next to it; trees have their own genus and species with their own genetic codes, sprouted from specific soil with their own branch expansion to the sky, each ring inside each trunk telling another annual story that is unique to that tree. ...

Southeast soccer begins conference slate (9/23/16) The Southeast Missouri State soccer team will look to return to its winning ways after consecutive one-goal losses that snapped its undefeated record.

Downtown golf tournament coming Sunday (9/23/16) This Sunday the 1st Ever 11th Annual Louis J. Lorimier World Famous Downtown Golf Tournament will be held.

One fair ends, another set to begin (9/22/16) The SEMO District Fair came to a close on Saturday after a week of fun.

FCA growing in Southeast Missouri (9/21/16) The Southern Missouri Fellowship of Christian Athletes is branching out, with Mike Litzelfelner becoming the organization's new representative for Southeast Missouri, working out of a new office in Cape Girardeau. FCA is "an interdenominational Christian sports ministry aimed at athletes and coaches from teen leagues to professional teams, encouraging them to use the medium of athletics to minister to others," according to a recent Southeast Missourian article...

Active Living Expo slated for Wednesday (9/20/16) We have all heard, "The best years are ahead" and "the best is yet to come." The Active Living Expo is an event that will try to bring those cliches to life. On Wednesday, when The Best Years (TBY) and The Chateau Girardeau present an Active Living Expo, seniors, among others, will have an opportunity to engage in activities that make the retirement years as exciting as the years behind them...

Sculpture unveiled in 9/11 tribute (9/19/16) We vowed to never forget. The Cape River Heritage Museum has honored that vow, unveiling a sculpture last Sunday in honor of the those who lost their lives during the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The stainless-steel structure is entitled "Esprit de Corps," or "Spirit of the Group" and was created by Southeast Missouri State University head sculpture professor Chris Wubbena and paid for by the late Dr. ...

Discovery Playhouse unveils exhibits at open house today (9/18/16) With all of the hubbub about improvements in downtown Cape Girardeau, one project has flown under the radar, but above the first floor. While the Marquette Tower, the adjacent H-H Building (to become a hotel) and the newly renovated Rust Center for Media at 325 Broadway are getting much of the attention, and deservedly so, exciting things are happening at one of downtown's jewels just down the street...

Southeast family weekend features football home opener (9/16/16) The campus of Southeast Missouri State University will be abuzz with visitors this weekend. The university's annual Family Weekend, which began in 1977, coincides with the Redhawk football team's home opener on Saturday.

Fundraiser planned for Perryville teen (9/15/16) When suddenly our lives are turned upside down, how we respond says a lot. For Perryville 14-year-old Dru Hemmann, her life-altering moment was a May ATV accident that resulted in her left leg being amputated above the knee. Her response? "I've just kind of realized that this is it, and (I) just have to deal with it, get back to normal life," Hemmann told Southeast Missourian reporter Lindsay Jones...

Automobiles and boats flock to downtown Cape (9/14/16) Lions and tigers and bears, oh my? Try classic cars, bikes and boats! At least that's the case in Downtown Cape Girardeau over the coming weeks.

Progress for Red Star neighborhood (9/13/16) Cape Girardeau's Red Star neighborhood is set to receive free urban planning thanks to Benchmark Planning, a North Carolina-based organization that has an office in St. Louis after taking part in an application process. As efforts to improve the area began a year and a half ago, this is good news and gives community leaders something to look forward to. ...

Gratitude for veterans expressed with quilts (9/12/16) "As icons of Americana go, few are as immediately and deeply recognizable as a quilt," begins a Southeast Missourian article written by Marybeth Niederkorn. It's true. Quilts are almost as American as apple pie, and many of us have grown up with them in our homes or have seen them displayed in our grandparents' homes. ...

The words from Sept. 12; relevant 15 years later (9/11/16) As we approached the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, we went back through our archives and pulled up the editorial we published on Sept. 12, the day after the attacks. The words written not only take us back to the shock and grief and the uncertainty and fear, but we found some of the themes are relevant today...

SEMO District Fair has lots to offer (9/9/16) Whether you go for the concerts, carnival rides, foods, or any of the various competitions from livestock to tractor pulls, the next several days are sure to be a good time.

United Way event begins today (9/9/16) We wanted to draw your attention to The United Way of Southeast Missouri's United Days of Caring, which begins today.

Expanded ACT testing to benefit students (9/8/16) Starting last year, every student in Missouri could take the ACT once for free. Recently, the results from the expanded testing were released by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Missouri's composite ACT score was 20.2, which was in the mid- to higher range of scores among states where 100 percent of high school juniors were tested, according to an article by Southeast Missourian reporter Lindsay Jones...

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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