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St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Editorials
As of (04/21/2018) at 12:16 AM

Editorial Rudy Guiliani, Tammie Jo Shults to the rescue. Editorial cartoonists have the last laugh.

Editorial Editorial: Short takes on heroes, wrestlers, veiled prophets and banned cat eaters

Editorial Cuba after Castro, Starbucks after fiasco. Editorial cartoonists have the last laugh.

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Robberson: With friends like Romanik, why does Greitens need lawyers?

E.J. Dionne: Nikki Haley's SOS to the nation

Leonard Pitts Jr.: What happened in Starbucks isn't really about Starbucks

Dana Milbank: Trump's 'fake news' mantra becomes an effective weapon — against America

Marc A. Thiessen: Trump's Syria strike was meant to project strength. It did the opposite.

Dana Milbank: Trump administration mirrors matchmaking service

Michael Gerson: Ryan will be remembered for his submission to Trump

Robotics competition inspires next generation of American innovators

Please, Missouri: Do not turn your back on the elderly again

Understand, respect decisions that educational professionals make

Impeachment: Are we there yet?

For once, this Tax Day is cause for celebration

Bill Gates: Help clean up your toxic St. Louis dump


Kansas City Star - Editorials
As of (04/21/2018) at 12:16 AM

Editorials In Missouri and Kansas, African Americans are in peril. How can we reduce homicide rates? Missouri has the highest rate of black homicide victims in the country for the seventh time since 2005. And it's not even close, according to a report on federal data released this week by the Violence Policy Center. Kansas had the ninth highest rate.

Editorials Here’s why lawmakers should legalize medical marijuana in Missouri A bill introduced by Cameron Republican State Rep. Jim Neely would legalize medical marijuana in a smokeless form for Missourians with terminal illnesses. The measure could make Missouri the 30th state to allow medical marijuana.

Editorials Kris Kobach found in contempt of court, and Kansas pays a price Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has been found in contempt of a federal court. His latest transgression is a disappointment — but not a surprise.

Editorials FBI found not guilty in Kansas Muslim bombing case, but did law enforcement go too far? Three Kansans were found guilty of trying to kill as many Somali refugees as possible in a Garden City bombing that never happened. But did the FBI push their plot before stopping it?

Editorials ‘Sully’ was a hero, period. Why label the Southwest captain a ‘female pilot’? A feeling of pride swept through the small community of female pilots Wednesday as word spread that the captain who had safely landed Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 after an engine blew out in midair the day before was a woman. But disappointment tempered that sentiment. Virtually all news coverage of the incident put the word “female” before “pilot.” As a private pilot, aircraft owner and airplane racer, I shared both the pride and the disappointment.

Editorials Sex, graft and executive financial turmoil: Jackson County needs a thorough scrubbing Jackson County Sheriff Mike Sharp resigned Wednesday following stunning allegations about his personal behavior. The county needs reform, badly.

Editorials Will Missouri and Kansas senators protect Robert Mueller from President Trump? With the country poised for a constitutional crisis should President Donald Trump fire special counsel Robert Mueller, our U.S. senators from Kansas and Missouri need to demand that the president not cross that line.

Editorials Listen to faith leaders, Missouri lawmakers: God and guns don’t go together Missouri lawmakers don't normally mind mixing politics and religion. So perhaps they'll listen to some of the faith leaders with whom they often agree and rethink both their push for concealed carry in churches and their opposition to gun reform.

Editorials How many felony charges will Gov. Greitens face before he does the right thing and resigns? Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley says there is evidence Gov. Eric Greitens committed “computer tampering.” Greitens is unfit to continue in office.

Editorials Should a judge grant a new trial for a convicted murderer after brother’s acquittal in same case? New and compelling evidence in the case of convicted murderer Sylvester R. Sisco II suggests that the Kansas City man deserves another day in court. The judge should order a new trial.

Editorials Kansas lawmakers screwed up the school funding bill. Here’s how to fix it The new school funding law in Kansas appears to have several major flaws. Those errors must be fixed after the bill is signed Tuesday.

Editorials Here’s how Missouri Democrats and Republicans can work together to impeach Gov. Greitens Missouri legislators should avoid turning the challenge of forcing a sitting governor from office into partisan warfare. They're standing on the brink of doing that now as they wrestle with how to handle the Eric Greitens scandal.

Editorials Jackson County will soon be audited. Here’s how you can help Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway has accepted a request to audit Jackson County's books. All residents should applaud the decision — and help her if possible.

Editorials We need to discuss context and competency in debating our gun laws In the late 18th century, standing armies were expensive and seen as a threat to a nascent democracy. Militias were seen at the time as the answer to these problems. Using people to “bear arms” in militias served that purpose.

Editorials Never forget: Americans’ ignorance about the Holocaust is a dangerous development A new survey finds that Americans, particularly millennials, are alarmingly ignorant of the Holocaust.

Editorials Cut it out: KC-area businesses should drop outdated rules on dreadlocks Businesses are within their legal right to institute a grooming policy that requires employees to maintain hair in a professional manner. But it's troubling that hairstyles such as dreadlocks are singled out because they do not conform to traditional standards.

Editorials Should Democrats block Kansan Mike Pompeo as secretary of state? With many reservations, no Democrats still have a number of serious questions about what kind of a secretary of state CIA Director Mike Pompeo would be. Republicans, though, have only one question: Can he stand up to his friend Donald Trump?

Editorials Greitens has responded to scandal with cowardice. Woman and lawmakers have shown courage Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens should resign or be impeached. Other Republicans — and the governor's victim — are showing courage the governor lacks.

Editorials Step down, Gov. Greitens, or prepare to be impeached What happened between Gov. Eric Greitens and his former hairdresser wasn't an affair, but a physical and sexual assault on the woman, according to the description of his despicable behavior detailed in the unsparing report the House committee investigating the governor released on Wednesday.

Editorials KU needs to rip up Adidas contract in wake of basketball investigation The U.S. Attorney's office in the Southern District of New York alleges that an Adidas executive arranged a monetary payment to a mother and a guardian of two unidentified KU student-athletes. Right now KU and the NCAA are considered victims.


The Springfield News Leader - Editorials
As of (04/21/2018) at 12:40 AM

Lawmakers should agree on these 3 tax changes

Southwest emergency and FAA complacency

Invest in community

Readers Trump and the Ten Commandments Trump and the Ten Commandments The evangelicals' love affair with Donald Trump is perplexing when you consider some of the Ten Commandments. Readers 2 days, 1 hour ago

Editorials Tax online shopping like all others Tax online shopping like all others These are rough days for brick-and-mortar stores. Editorials 2 days, 8 hours ago

Readers Missouri is failing its vulnerable people Missouri is failing its vulnerable people Why is Rep. Elijah Haahr proposing tax cuts when our state government is failing to adequately care for our youth, elderly and disabled citizens? Readers 2 days, 8 hours ago

Readers Volunteer Watch Program could protect schools Volunteer Watch Program could protect schools Program would be based on pillars of high visibility, communication and distraction. Readers 3 days, 8 hours ago

Readers National service a beneficial investment National service a beneficial investment All over Missouri, AmeriCorps and Senior Corps members tutor and mentor students, provide job training and other services to returning veterans. Readers 3 days, 8 hours ago

Opinion Facebook wrong to block conservative news Facebook wrong to block conservative news According to reports in 2016, employees at Facebook would routinely censor or purposefully downplay the existence of conservative news stories. Opinion 3 days, 8 hours ago

Readers Comments of the week including how cute Doug Pitt is Comments of the week including how cute Doug Pitt is Plus a convenient crash and how we got from tattoos to Dr. Seuss. Readers 3 days, 18 hours ago

Contributors Tax Day: What small businesses need to know Tax Day: What small businesses need to know This year's Tax Day puts a nail in the coffin of the old tax code, which was replaced by the tax cut legislation passed by congressional Republicans. Contributors 4 days, 4 hours ago

Opinion Longer ER wait times will eventually cost lives Longer ER wait times will eventually cost lives Some executives take responsibility and others do not. Opinion 4 days, 5 hours ago

Contributors What national voices are saying about Greitens What national voices are saying about Greitens Writers from Breitbart, Huffington Post and many in between have weighed in on Missouri's embattled governor. Contributors 4 days, 6 hours ago

Readers On Earth Day, celebrate by eating less meat On Earth Day, celebrate by eating less meat In an environmentally sustainable world, meat and dairy products in our diet must be replaced by vegetables, fruits, and grains. Readers 4 days, 7 hours ago

Contributors Greitens, the Fifth Amendment and impeachment Greitens, the Fifth Amendment and impeachment You may as well accept it now  Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens will never testify under oath in court. Contributors 5 days, 5 hours ago

Opinion Three strikes ... against legislators Three strikes ... against legislators I will publicly make a confession here and now: I know I did not have what it takes to have been a K-12 classroom teacher. Opinion 5 days, 9 hours ago

Readers The foolish wall The foolish wall The wall serves no real purpose other than as a monument to the ego of Trump. Readers 5 days, 9 hours ago

Readers Bits and pieces: Greitens should resign Bits and pieces: Greitens should resign To the Point, Roses and Thorns for April 15. Readers 6 days, 10 hours ago

Readers Science vs. pseudoscience or facts vs. fiction Science vs. pseudoscience or facts vs. fiction Science is not a set of beliefs about the natural world. Science is the pursuit and application of knowledge. Readers 6 days, 10 hours ago

Readers OTC's Props A and B have helped local businesses OTC's Props A and B have helped local businesses I am so grateful to voters in our region for approving Ozarks Technical Community College's Propositions A and B. Readers 6 days, 14 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...

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


The Columbia Missourian - Editorials
As of (04/21/2018) at 12:40 AM

Opinion PHILL BROOKS: Greitens" potential impeachment is unprecedented Equally as unprecedented is the secrecy with which the House has been conducting its investigation into the governor"s actions.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Another counterproductive assault on food stamps House Republicans are pushing ahead with another mean-spirited plan to worsen hunger and cut jobs.

SANDY DAVIDSON: Have baggage? Don"t run for public office I'm tired of news media spending time investigating matters that revolve around what could be referred to as a "zipper problem."

PHILL BROOKS: Greitens" potential impeachment is unprecedented Phill Brooks Equally as unprecedented is the secrecy with which the House has been conducting its investigation into the governor"s actions.

EDITORIAL: Have you noticed how poor people are bankrupting the government? Neither have we. The Washington Post A lot of needy people"s benefits at risk for what"s likely to be very few dollars saved and very little behavior modified.

SANDY DAVIDSON: Have baggage? Don"t run for public office Sandy Davidson I'm tired of news media spending time investigating matters that revolve around what could be referred to as a "zipper problem."

GUEST COMMENTARY: Another counterproductive assault on food stamps Jill Richardson House Republicans are pushing ahead with another mean-spirited plan to worsen hunger and cut jobs.

STEVE SPELLMAN: Moral character matters, especially for our leaders Steve Spellman We need to ask ourselves: If a leader makes a mistake, are they remorseful? Do they make it right? Or, is this a pattern in their life?

GUEST COMMENTARY: Helping Missouri"s Community Lenders Better Serve Consumers Rick Nichols Hard-working Missourians deserve more financial options and credit unions and community banks are key to having those choices.

EDITORIAL: The IRS is due for an update St. Joseph News-Press There is no better time than the annual tax-filing deadline to rally support for this initiative.

C.W. DAWSON: Trump should be judged on his leadership, not on his relationship with a porn star C.W. Dawson A good leader is revealed in their handling of domestic and foreign. Digging into Trump"s sex life is beneath us and not worthy of our attention.

DAVID WEBBER: What if Martin Luther King Jr. was alive today? David Webber Last week's remembrances of Martin Luther King Jr. caused me to read, for the first time, King's last book, “Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?” In it, King writes about his concern about the term “Black Power” and assesses the strategic position of African Americans. What caught …

EDITORIAL: Sessions-Kushner feud over prison policy holds policy implications for Missouri St. Louis Post-Dispatch Missouri will spend nearly $700 million in general-fund revenue this year to house 32,500 inmates. This is ridiculous. There's got to be a better way.

KEN MIDKIFF: Aren"t we all entitled to entitlements? Ken Midkiff In every job I held, dating back to my two years in the military, I paid into Social Security. I did not have a choice, and now I"m entitled to it.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Education at a reasonable cost Alexander Cartwright At Mizzou, we are helping students put learning first by creating options that allow them to focus less on finances and more on what is most important: their education.

EDITORIAL: Facebook faces regulation. But what kind? St. Louis Post-Dispatch Congress is a dysfunctional place these days. A complicated subject like internet regulation might be beyond its abilities.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Becoming more than an older sister to a brother with Down Syndrome Nicole Schroeder How a case for guardianship helped a family understand how deep its roots in each other really are.

EDITORIAL: Paul Ryan must defend Robert Mueller against Donald Trump"s worst impulses The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel If Trump moves to fire Mueller or Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein, Ryan and his colleagues in Congress must be ready to act.

SANDY DAVIDSON: Protection for sex-trafficking ads comes under fire Sandy Davidson These providers can no longer rely on Section 230 protection while they hide their heads in the sand and rake in big bucks from sex-trafficking ads.

EDITORIAL: Amid stories of sexual perversion and abuse, Greitens cannot continue as governor St. Louis Post-Dispatch Greitens still deserves his day in court, but he cannot continue as governor under this cloud. The witness is credible and he is not. He must resign.


Columbia Daily Tribune - Editorials
As of (04/21/2018) at 12:16 AM

Tribune's View: United Airlines needs time to fly

Tribune's View: Rock Bridge students get a lesson in civics

Tribune's View: Missouri is bigger than one man

Tribune's View: Give tax breaks a break

Tribune's View: What Facebook knows about us is scary

Tribune's View: Special session to oust Greitens should start May 19

Tribune's View: Seeking closure in Clarence Coats shooting

Tribune's View: It's time to fulfill promises

Tribune's View: Our picks for CPS, Boone hospital boards

Tribune's View: MPJ to the NBA

The Tribune's view: Let free market decide University of Missouri's tuition

Council members were right to back Philips Park field house

Wendy Noren was a legend

The Tribune's View: Were you listening when students went silent?

Hear the Tigers roar

University of Missouri is planning for a research resurgence

Editorial: At UM, cuts are unfortunate, but necessary

Staley lawsuit is another strike for Sterk

Greitens' effectiveness to lead is tapped out

In Centralia, heroes walk among us


St. Joseph News-Press - Editorials
As of (04/21/2018) at 12:17 AM

Is this why we developed Mitchell Woods?

Adopt a space, make it better

Tally use tax spending

Four-lane U.S. 36 born of necessity

System throws homeless a lifeline

IRS due for update

Midtown outreach due our respect

Syria tests the civilized world

Watch groups make us safer

Do not demonize reforms

The arts: a major catalyst


The Joplin Globe - Editorials
As of (04/21/2018) at 12:17 AM

Gina Barreca: I have no post-apocalyptic life skills My friend Heidi Rockefeller was wearing a T-shirt the other day that impressed me with its defiant declaration of an undeniable truth: "Knitting is not a hobby. Knitting is a post-apocalyptic life skill."

Our view: Put teeth in open records law Having passed the Missouri House, a bill to strengthen open records protections now before the Senate should be passed and sent to the governor for his signature.

Our View: The spirit of recovery How could healing from an act of domestic terrorism and recovery from an act of nature's rage connect?

John Styron: Reflections on black and white When this month's National Geographic arrived in the mail, I was instantly captivated. The cover pictures two 11-year old girls, one light-skinned with blue-ish eyes and flaxen hair, the other is dark-skinned with dark brown eyes and kinky black hair. The headline made my head spin a little:…

Ryan story a tragedy in multiple dimensions Finally, House Speaker Paul Ryan edged President Donald Trump out of the nation's attention.

Will liberals boycott Starbucks? I spent an hour on the radio this weekend criticizing Starbucks for exhibiting what I believe to be, and what the circumstances seem to suggest was indeed, racism. Two black men who had not yet ordered anything were denied the code to use the bathroom and then were asked to leave the store. …

Charles "Hugh" Shields: 'Slippery slope' arguments don't always pass tests of logic The gun rights people like to use the slippery slope argument to convince us no restrictions should be placed on Second Amendment claims. They appeal to our emotions by saying once a limitation on guns is made, then we have started a chain reaction ending with a knock on the door by governme…

Our View: Pearls, grit and the love of a nation “To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there.”

Kevin Wilson: A civics lesson on the First Amendment When I was in office, I would sometimes get a question about some technical aspect of how government works. I would tell them to ask my wife, Melody, because she knew government (she's a social studies teacher) and I knew politics and they weren't the same thing.

Dalton Delan: Bygone booksellers, poets and songwriters The gusts of April in a 21st-century spring carry a hint of honeysuckle in the air as I turn down Prince Street in Alexandria, Virginia's Old Town. That sweet, Southern scent acts like a bite of Proust's madeleine. The tap-tap of my leather soles on the brick sidewalk is my knocking on the d…

Taylor Armerding: Marketplace of ideas too fragile for a monopoly The video montage created by Timothy Burke of Deadspin would be funny were it not so creepy. By now, surely you have heard about it or been among the millions who have watched it. Several dozen local news anchors from some of the 173 stations owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group are all reading…

Our view: FOSTA brings kudos U.S. legislators and President Donald Trump's administration deserve kudos for final passage of legislation this week that enhances local, state and federal law enforcers' ability to go after websites that are involved in sex trafficking and that provides victims of human trafficking the opp…

Travis Hurley: Real change for those who panhandle “Anything will help.” That's what the sign read as someone was panhandling in the parking lot of a popular local grocery store.

Geoff Caldwell: Mission impossible made possible with brains, skill and 16 men There was no Facebook, Twitter or Google; no Amazon Prime, no Netflix binge watching.

Letter urges consideration of negative impact on industry Editor's note:

Mike Beatty: Newsprint tariffs harmful to Joplin Globe Newspapers have been a source of vital information to the public since colonial days. They thrived or didn't over those many years on the relevancy of their content and service to their communities.

Your View: Letters to editor Want to complain? Look in the mirror

Gina Barreca: What I fear should FBI come knocking If the FBI were coming to your home and office on an early morning raid, what wouldn't you want them to discover?

Our view: Impeachment proceedings should begin “All elective executive officials of the state, and judges of the supreme court, courts of appeals and circuit courts shall be liable to impeachment for crimes, misconduct, habitual drunkenness, willful neglect of duty, corruption in office, incompetency, or any offense involving moral turpi…

Our View: Restore cuts to care "Never blame a legislative body for not doing something. When they do nothing, they don't hurt anybody. When they do something is when they become dangerous."


The Jefferson City News Tribune - Editorials
As of (04/21/2018) at 12:17 AM

Our Opinion: Ban lobbyist gifts, leave term limits alone: Missouri lawmakers have been slow to impose the kind of ethical standards upon themselves that their constituents long have sought.

Your Opinion: Skyrocketing federal spending, skyrocketing federal debt: What has caused changes in the United States? (These dollar figures are inflation adjusted to 2016.)

Commentary: 'Little Pink House' speaks truth to power: Coming soon to a cinema near you — you can make this happen; read on — is a bite-your-nails true-story...

Your Opinion: USPS runs on postage, product and services: Tax Day reminds us there is one place no tax dollars are spent — on the United States Postal Service...

Our Opinion: Celebrating our out-of-sight lifesavers: You don't see them at scenes of emergencies and crimes, but they save lives just like the officers and deputies...

Your Opinion: Support cap on electric rates: As a small business owner I am somewhat skeptical of legislation regarding consumer issues.

Our Opinion: Celebrating our children, and those who care for them: Through its partner agencies, one focus of the United Way of Central Missouri is children, from their health and wellness...

Perspective: Despite distractions, lawmakers push on: I am told the relatively common phrase "may you live in interesting times" is in fact an ancient Chinese curse...

Your Opinion: Eliminate waste, tackle national debt: Bad government. We've seen it again on March 23.

Your Opinion: Trump unfit for office: What's it going to take for the American public to wake up?

Commentary: How should America respond to Syria's use of chemical weapons?: On April 22, 1915, chlorine gas, wafted by favorable breezes, drifted from German lines toward enemy positions held by French...

Our Opinion: Lawsuits against public schools continue to disappoint: What more could Jefferson City Public Schools offer its students with $250,000?

Our Opinion: Celebrating National Library Week: Just as the Gutenburg press played an important role in spreading literacy starting in the late 1400s, libraries have played...

Your Opinion: The minimum wage and poverty: On April 4, your Opinion proclaimed "Raising minimum wage errant approach to fighting poverty."

Your Opinion: Lots of jobs for the few unemployed: The February 2018 unemployment rate in Jefferson City metropolitan area was 3.3 percent, 2.6 percent for Columbia and 4.0 percent...

House gives first-round approval to tax reform: Editor's note: This is the first weekly column by state Rep. Travis Fitzwater, R-Holts Summit, that we plan to run...

Our Opinion: Take an active role in the future of state's transportation: You might not think you have a dog in the fight when it comes to our state's Long Range Transportation...

Perspective: Progress made to prepare inmates for life after prison: After session concluded Thursday, I had the opportunity to address members of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity at Missouri S&T in...

Your Opinion: Quality of life: We live today in the pre-911 environment.

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The Southeast Missourian - Editorials
As of (04/21/2018) at 12:18 AM

Be a super hero this weekend at Comic Con, Cape Girardeau parks (4/20/18) The 13th annual Cape Comic Con starts this afternoon and continues through Sunday at the Osage Center in Cape Girardeau. Comic Con has developed a strong following in Cape Girardeau with more than 100 vendors particpating. There are also games and the popular costume contest, which will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Kinder Hall inside Cape Girardeau Central High School...

SEMO students perform 'A Raisin In The Sun' (4/19/18) The student production of "A Raisin In The Sun" started Wednesday at the River Campus and continues through Sunday. A Tony Award-winning production, the show focuses on the Younger family on the South Side of Chicago. According to the show description on the River Campus website, "the plot revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within three generations of the Younger family. ...

Adult and Teen Challenge plays important role in fighting addictions (4/18/18) There's no sugar-coating the topic. Addiction is real. It affects nearly every person in some capacity -- through personal experience or knowing a friend or relative who has struggled with a substance. From illegal drugs to alcohol and prescription drugs, billions are spent each year in the United States on drug and alcohol treatment...

Lichtenegger pro-life bill a good step toward respecting life (4/17/18) The Missouri House of Representatives passed an important pro-life bill recently, authored by state Rep. Donna Lichtenegger. Mark Bliss reported for the Southeast Missourian this would ban most abortions after a fetus is 20 weeks old. The goal behind the bill is to prevent abortions at the earliest time medical experts believe a child can feel pain...

Jordan receives deserved nomination from President Trump (4/16/18) John Jordan has had a long, successful run as sheriff. He has served 23 years, longer than anyone else who has held that office. Last week, it was announced Jordan has been nominated to fill the role of U.S. marshal for the federal Eastern District of Missouri...

Nothing boring about Cape Girardeau or upcoming events (4/13/18) We were amused by a recent KFVS story, which cited a Business Insider list saying Cape Girardeau was the most boring city in Missouri. It's all about perspective. Business Insider only looked at Metropolitan Statistical Areas recognized by the federal government. ...

New sculptures unveiled today in Cape Girardeau (4/12/18) The Public Art Committee of Cape Girardeau will officially unveil new sculptures around downtown today at a 5:30 p.m. reception at the Vasterling Suites Courtyard at Broadway and Fountain Street. The sculptures were introduced in 2014, at about the same time the Broadway renovation project was completed...

13 new citizens join America with pride, distinction (4/10/18) Last week 13 immigrants gathered at the federal courthouse in Cape Girardeau for a very important occasion. All 13 were sworn in as citizens of the United States. Their stories varied widely, but all claimed a love for our country. The immigrants who took the oath of citizenship Friday included three each from Canada and Vietnam, two from Mexico, and one each from China, Jordan, Philippines, Pakistan and Bangladesh...

Editorial: Rediger's top 5 accomplishments as mayor (4/9/18) Harry Rediger didn’t necessarily have a burning desire to become Cape Girardeau’s mayor eight years ago, but upon the urging of other leaders in the community he decided he would put his hat in the ring for the city he loved. And it’s been a great eight years. As Rediger rides off into the sunset (Bob Fox was sworn in as the new mayor Friday), we’re going to offer you what we think were Rediger’s five biggest accomplishments in his two terms as the city’s mayor...

Safe House shelter plays vital role for many women and children (4/7/18) The Safe House for Women in Cape Girardeau held a groundbreaking Friday to celebrate the beginning of construction on a new shelter. The new facility has been in the works for several years. The organization has raised half of the $2.2 million required for the new building...

Famous Clydesdales in Cape this week (4/5/18) The famous Budweiser Clydesdales are in Cape Girardeau this week, thanks to the requests of River Eagle and Drury Hotels. The public can see the famous horses at different points throughout the week, including at the Cape Girardeau Police Headquarters from 10 a.m. to noon today; at a SEMO baseball game Friday starting at 5 p.m.; and in downtown Cape Girardeau on Saturday afternoon for a parade on Spanish and Main streets starting at 3 p.m...

Lisa Leslie announced as Semoball Awards keynote speaker (4/2/18) The big Semoball Awards speaker announcement was made last week at HealthPoint Fitness in Cape Girardeau. This summer’s celebrity keynote speaker will be basketball superstar Lisa Leslie. Leslie played for the Los Angeles Sparks in the WNBA when the league started in 1997 and through the 2009 season. She earned the league’s MVP in 2001, 2004 and 2006, and played for Team USA’s four gold-medal teams in 1996, 2000, 2004 and 2008...

The story of Easter (3/31/18) Editor's note: The following is our annual Easter editorial. A miraculous event 2,000 years ago in Jerusalem changed the world. On this Easter morning, the story is presented again from the Holy Bible (the Gospel according to St. Matthew, Chapter 28):...

On Good Friday we remember Jesus' sacrifice on the cross (3/30/18) Today is the day Christians somberly recognize as the first part of the Easter Holiday. Good Friday is the day to remember the death of Jesus Christ on the cross. It was an exhausting grueling death; a crown of thorns, nails through flesh. It was the day that the Son of God was sacrificed, the day the perfect one placed the sin of humanity on his shoulders, the day a deity died so all could live. But Christians also know of the good news that Sunday brings, the resurrection of The Christ...

Benny Arends finds opportunity to cheer up sick children (3/29/18) We've all seen the stories about kids suffering from cancer or other life-threatening diseases. Maybe you have donated to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or another pediatric medical system. But one local boy wanted to take the good will a step further...

Counselors play important role in local schools (3/27/18) There are many people within educational school systems who are overlooked, though vital. But perhaps no role is more overlooked by the public than the role of school counselor, and perhaps no aspect of education is under-appreciated more than the counseling that takes place in schools...

Southeast partnership on drone education is a smart decision (3/26/18) Unmanned aircraft systems and drones continue to develop across many industries. From farming to media to first-responder missions, these systems can provide a valuable service. Southeast Missouri State University recently announced a partnership with Sinclair Community College. Jim Peterson, assistant professor in Southeast’s department of polytechnic studies, called the Dayton, Ohio-based community college “a leader” in aircraft systems initiatives...

Soles4Souls helping people one pair of shoes at a time (3/23/18) It's time to dig out those unused shoes at home -- boots, sneakers or dress shoes, no matter. This is Soles4Souls Week in Cape Girardeau. Soles4Souls is a not-for-profit based in Nashville, Tennessee, established to help those in need receive a pair of shoes. Locally, this is one of those causes really connecting with donors and volunteers...

Volunteers important to county archive (3/22/18) If you have some extra time on your hands and enjoy history, you might consider helping out the people at the Cape Girardeau County Archive Center. They need help digitizing records. The center opened in 2001 at 112 E. Washington St. in Jackson. The number of volunteers at the center has decreased over the years. Having digital records that can be easily researched will help preserve the paper records. Plus, it'll make the archive center more user-friendly...

Meals program is a blessing to many seniors (3/20/18) Of all the social services and programs out there today, we can think of few that are more important to individuals than the Homebound Meals program. Delivering hot meals once a day to needy seniors is a lifeline. Not only does it ensure some level of nutrition, it allows for social interaction and serves as a check-in on the homebound...


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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