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St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Editorials
As of (12/13/2017) at 12:39 PM

Agreement struck for Cardinals to obtain Ozuna

Editorial Editorial: A governor devoted to transparency should have no use for Confide app Editorial Editorial: Amid Belmar's praise, questions linger about St. Louis County police and MetroLink security Editorial Editorial: If Republican voters will abide Roy Moore, what won't they abide? Editorial Editorial: Greitens acts, finally, to address veterans home failures

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Catherine Rampell: The Trump administration's tax 'report' reads like fan fiction

Eugene Robinson: Simeon Booker, a courageous and persistent advocate of truth

E.J. Dionne: Our institutional crisis is upon us

Kathleen Parker: The martyrdom of Al Franken

Michael Gerson: Republicans are failing the Roy Moore test

Horrigan: The Christmas Story, updated. No room at the Trump International

Robberson: Trump groped and grabbed, but his base still defends him. Why?

I'm standing with striking nursing home workers — and you should, too

Organized labor helps to stamp out institutional racism

Make critical anti-cancer treatments accessible, affordable

A new way to pay for state highways

Pearl Harbor: The shocking loss that led to a great victory

Moving stories of those who died on the battleship Arizona

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Kansas City Star - Editorials
As of (12/13/2017) at 11:36 AM

Editorials Officials’ secret text messages are public records, and we should be allowed to see them Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens and his allies are using a special app that erases text messages, including those that may include public business. The General Assembly must address this loophole in the law.

Editorials New plan could be Westport’s best hope for reducing gun violence Westport businesses are seeking to privatize the sidewalks in an effort to keep guns out of the entertainment district. With violence continuing to escalate in the area, this proposal deserves approval.

Editorials Missouri veterans finally get needed attention from Gov. Eric Greitens. What took so long? Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens took several step s Monday to address complaints of mistreatment at the St. Louis Veterans Home, a skilled nursing care facility. It's taken too long to protect the vets.

Editorials Why is Missouri making it easier to get away with sexual harassment in the workplace? While the rest of the country is getting serious about sexual harassment, Missouri is offering new protections for harassers. That bad decision is playing out against the backdrop of multiplying allegations across the country, including those from the women who have accused President Donald Trump of sexual misconduct.

Editorials Who else was involved in former Jackson County exec Sanders’ alleged kickback scheme? Former Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders has been accused of taking kickbacks from a campaign committee he controlled. Authorities must answer questions about who else knew of or played a role in the scheme.

Editorials Wanted: More men to deal with the sexual harassment crisis on Capitol Hill Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill rightly points out that too few men are involved in dealing with the issue of sexual harassment on Capitol Hill. It's not just a “women's issue.”

Editorials Kansas City Police Department owes child victims and their families some answers It's been a year since the entire Crimes Against Children unit was suspended and replaced. But what of its former detectives? Will the Kansas City Police Department take any further action?

Editorials Kansas GOP chairman should pick a job: Lead the party or run for office Kansas Republican Party chairman Kelly Arnold should step down from the job if he wants his party's nomination for secretary of state.

Editorials Former Lamonte McIntyre prosecutor must be investigated following new allegations of misconduct Terra Morehead, the prosecutor facing serious allegations in the wrongful conviction of Lamonte McIntyre, now stands accused of misconduct in another case. An investigation is needed, and in the meantime, Morehead does not belong in a courtroom.

Editorials Rep. Emanuel Cleaver was right to vote ‘no’ on Trump impeachment Some House Democrats want to pursue impeachment charges against President Donald Trump. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver thinks that is premature, and he's correct.

Editorials Gov. Eric Greitens is making Hillary Clinton look like a secrecy amateur Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens has one-upped Hillary Clinton and then some when it comes to keeping public business private. The governor's staff is using an app called Confide that deletes text messages after they've been read.

Editorials Kansas is waging a war on the elderly Kansans living in one out of three nursing homes in the state face potential harm or immediate jeopardy. And that's fourth-worst in a country that doesn't do that well overall.

Editorials To catch more rapists, Missouri must test more rape kits Missouri has joined a growing number of states assessing the number of unprocessed rape kits. This is a welcome move by Attorney General Josh Hawley, but it's only a first step toward more effectively managing this crucial evidence.

Editorials Why did Missouri AG Josh Hawley file an unnecessary egg lawsuit? Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley has sued California, seeking to overturn the state's tough regulations for the treatment of farm animals. The lawsuit is flawed and should be dropped.

Editorials Costs and Brownback connections raise questions about Kansas’ plan for Lansing prison Kansas corrections officials appear hell-bent on hiring a politically connected firm that has presented a more expensive construction option for rebuilding the Lansing prison.

Editorials Is there something to hide? KC convention hotel backers should disclose financing Three Kansas City Council members have asked for additional information concerning financing for the downtown convention hotel. The request is reasonable, and a compromise is needed.

Editorials What Republicans in Congress think of the non-rich The elitism of the left can't hold a candle to some of the recent comments from the same Senate Republicans whose tax plan so transparently robs from college students to give to the top 0.02 percent.

Editorials Tax cuts are only the start. Social Security and Medicare could be next on the chopping block The tax bill working its way through Congress may soon lead to reductions in Social Security and Medicare. Americans should reject that approach.

Editorials Kansas can’t fully repay the wrongfully convicted. But the state should try Kansas is among 18 states that do not compensate people who were wrongfully convicted. As three recent exonerees, Lamonte McIntyre, Richard Jones and Floyd Bledsoe, struggle to rebuild their lives, the Legislature is only compounding their problems with its inaction.

Editorials Gov. Eric Greitens bullies his way to firing the Missouri education commissioner. But for what? For weeks now, Gov. Eric Greitens has resorted to backroom politicking in an effort fire Education Commissioner Margie Vandeven. Friday, he got his wish. So governor, why was all of this necessary?

The Springfield News Leader - Editorials
As of (12/13/2017) at 11:37 AM

Greitens promised transparency, delivers darkness

Jail staff shortage shows right to work problem

Long's Short Report – Hiring our heroes

Readers Here's how trash service works in Marionville Here's how trash service works in Marionville Sometimes an outsider's input is helpful. Even if it's from a little city to a big city. Readers 1 day, 19 hours ago

Editorials Our Voice: Fentanyl raises stakes in opioid battle Our Voice: Fentanyl raises stakes in opioid battle More than once a week, a person in Greene County dies from an opioid overdose. Editorials 1 day, 19 hours ago

Opinion Let majority rule decide controversial issues Let majority rule decide controversial issues On pit bulls and trash, perhaps a vote is best. Opinion 1 day, 19 hours ago

Readers Greitens did right thing on Board of Education Greitens did right thing on Board of Education There are times when you have to take drastic action to right a ship. Readers 2 days, 16 hours ago

Opinion Let's present the winners of the Brown Shoes Award Let's present the winners of the Brown Shoes Award “Did you ever feel like the world was a tuxedo and you were a pair of brown shoes?” Opinion 2 days, 18 hours ago

Contributors Springfield should have uniform trash service at reasonable price Springfield should have uniform trash service at reasonable price In most cities our size (we are a larger city), trash hauling is a utility service provided by the city. Contributors 2 days, 18 hours ago

Readers Alternative investments for Springfield schools Alternative investments for Springfield schools Should bonds and buildings be the focus, or expanding programs to helo at-risk students? Readers 3 days, 21 hours ago

Readers 'Dum and Dee': A non-poem about local power 'Dum and Dee': A non-poem about local power It's very easy to figure who is apathetic regarding you and me. It's that duo, the hand in glove men, Tweedledum and Tweedledee. Readers 4 days ago

Readers Entitlement of illegal aliens is fabricated Entitlement of illegal aliens is fabricated Lately, DACA children are the big ploy. Readers 4 days ago

Readers Bits and pieces: Granola eaters under attack Bits and pieces: Granola eaters under attack To the Point, Roses and Thorns for Dec. 10. Readers 4 days, 1 hour ago

Editorials Delay on trailer jail burns trust of taxpayers Delay on trailer jail burns trust of taxpayers The longer empty trailers sit beside the Greene County Jail, the longer taxpayers will have an image to remind them of unfulfilled promises. Editorials 4 days, 1 hour ago

Readers Who benefits from suggested trash plan? Who benefits from suggested trash plan? I see no gain at all for me, but more expense and less convenient recycling. Readers estamp"

Readers Tax bill a Christmas present for wealthy GOP Tax bill a Christmas present for wealthy GOP For Republicans, 2018 could provide even more reason for celebration. Readers 4 days, 1 hour ago

Contributors How long will Congress remain a bystander on war? How long will Congress remain a bystander on war? Last month, for the first time in 41 years, a congressional hearing examined the Atomic Energy Act of 1946 that gives presidents sole authority. Contributors 4 days, 14 hours ago

Contributors Franken resignation will not foster lasting change Franken resignation will not foster lasting change No one should lament the political demise of Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., amid accusations of groping and harassing eight women. Contributors 4 days, 14 hours ago

Readers Program that assists with Medicare information is in danger Program that assists with Medicare information is in danger CLAIM is of huge benefit to low-income older adults who need help understanding their options Readers 6 days, 19 hours ago

Editorials Teacher pay report shows need for collaboration Teacher pay report shows need for collaboration It's not a Republican versus Democrat issue. It's not even a public versus private issue. It's simply a student welfare issue. Editorials 6 days, 20 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 (12/13/2017) at 11:41 AM

Opinion C.W. DAWSON JR.: Effective youth program deserves community support For more than 40 years, it has engaged area youth and their parents in academic, cultural and recreational programs that promote academic achievement, self-respect and social responsibility.

DAVID WEBBER: Another cold season for homelessness The homeless in Columbia are a hard population to understand and help. Let"s hope a recent report and continued efforts will bring positive results.

GUEST COMMENTARY: How our social structure is badly rigged Laws and policies don"t determine your entire life, but each one makes it either easier or harder to get ahead.

STEVE SPELLMAN: Blue laws had one thing right — we all could use a break Steve Spellman Blue laws have mostly faded away, but there is a case for a day of rest as individuals and as a community.

GUEST COMMENTARY: To prevent the next global crisis, don't forget today's small disasters Tilly Alcayna The impacts of individual small crises may be less in terms of death toll and physical damage — but together they can have huge human consequences.

C.W. DAWSON JR.: Effective youth program deserves community support C.W. DAWSON JR. For more than 40 years, it has engaged area youth and their parents in academic, cultural and recreational programs that promote academic achievement, self-respect and social responsibility.

EDITORIAL: Missouri veterans finally get needed attention from Gov. Eric Greitens. What took so long? The Kansas City Star Greitens failed to hear veterans and for months, he failed to act. Now he offers excuses.

DAVID WEBBER: Another cold season for homelessness David Webber The homeless in Columbia are a hard population to understand and help. Let"s hope a recent report and continued efforts will bring positive results.

EDITIORIAL: Wanted: More men to deal with the sexual harassment crisis on Capitol Hill The Kansas City Star "This is not a "women's issue," and it will not be solved only by women," Sen. Claire McCaskill said. "Everyone needs to step up."

EDITORIAL: Like election-rigging, Olympic-rigging blows up in Russia"s face The St. Louis Post-Dispatch More than 1,000 Russian Olympians used performance-enhancing drugs. Now, they will compete as independent actors in the upcoming Olympics.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Sen. McCaskill"s stance on tax reform is partisan politics as usual Jeremy Cady Sen. Claire McCaskill"s vote against the Senate"s tax reform plan shouldn't surprise anyone who has followed her career.

GUEST COMMENTARY: With use tax measure, history seems to rhyme William Samuels When do city or county officials ever consider the obvious alternative: reduce spending a little rather than always trying to impose more taxes?

EDITORIAL: Voter fraud in northwest Missouri St. Joseph News-Press Authorities are well within their rights to request supporting documentation for government-issued photo IDs.

EDITORIAL: When deception leads to impeachment New York Times If there were truly nothing to hide, if these talks with Russians were all just part of a normal presidential transition process, then why all the lying?

GUEST COMMENTARY: How our social structure is badly rigged Jill Richardson Laws and policies don"t determine your entire life, but each one makes it either easier or harder to get ahead.

DAVID ROSMAN: Hot air from Jefferson City could be affecting the weather David Rosman The temperature in Jefferson City is usually warmer than in Columbia; I can only surmise all the hot air coming from the Gray Dome of the capitol.

Pearl Harbor: The shocking loss that led to a great victory Andrew B. Wilson The surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, was a national calamity — killing 2,403 Americans. It was also a great turning point.

Columbia Daily Tribune - Editorials
As of (12/13/2017) at 11:37 AM

Let's 'Live United' every day

City council should say no to Broadway Hotel TIF

On use tax, public officials failed themselves

AG Hawley's political maneuver should come as no surprise

Confederate leaders deserve a place in history, without honor

Tribune's View: New evidence should have us all question Williams' guilt

St. Joseph News-Press - Editorials
As of (12/13/2017) at 11:38 AM

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.

Governor: Confide in us

Kettle donations improve area lives

Secure firearms to prevent crimes

Stamp prices not the problem

Paving projects: sales tax at work

Co-sleeping puts infants in danger

A step to save lives

MU puts emphasis on basics

Jobless numbers mislead

Trends in obesity all bad

The Joplin Globe - Editorials
As of (12/13/2017) at 11:38 AM

A legacy of bad choices in the Middle East The world's worst dilemmas are characterized by a lack of good options. Indeed, that's the definition of a dilemma. But bad options are often the result of bad choices.

Trump is a no-show in the fight against opioids The opioid epidemic should command focused attention even from our policy-averse president. It's America's worst drug crisis, especially severe in the working-class and rural communities that supported President Donald Trump. Its solution involves spending money, which supposedly doesn't faz…

Our view: Let's not repeat history Some Republicans, having failed to learn from history, are setting themselves up to repeat it.

Cynthia Allen: Cheap, unattached sex is partly to blame for our current crisis We are on the verge of some significant cultural change — at least we should be — if we are to effectively confront the deluge of sexual harassment and assault scandals that have swept up dozens of prominent men in news media, government and business.

Other views: Keep tax reform simple, focused on middle class Competing versions of the Republican tax plan cleared both chambers of Congress in the last two weeks. Now a big question remains: Which version will prevail?

Jay Ambrose: The right not to design a cake Say you are a gay couple and are wonderfully excited because the two of you bought a bakery and are making good money at something you enjoy. One day, however, this guy comes in and wants a cake for a rally against gay marriages. He asks for a design celebrating this event, and you say no si…

Your View: Letters to the editor Predators and opportunists

Gina Barreca: Am I doing it wrong? Just be nice about it As the holidays approach, you'll be hearing those familiar little words that make the season special: “Gimme that. You're doing it wrong.”

How long will Congress remain a bystander? WASHINGTON — The first use of nuclear weapons occurred Aug. 6, 1945. The second occurred three days later. That there has not been a third is testimony to the skill and sobriety of 12 presidents and many other people, here and abroad. Today, however, North Korea's nuclear bellicosity coincid…

Rick Congdon: Is Baxter's rainbow gone? In a scene from the classic movie “The Wizard of Oz,” Dorothy tells her little dog: “Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore. We must be over the rainbow.” You know the scene. I love that movie. I am sure you do, too.

Our View: Still bringing them home The Joplin Globe's Pearl Harbor remembrance and reporting on Thursday, Dec. 7, held yet another aspect of this war — one that has changed the way we cover this day that “lives in infamy.”

Andrew Wilson: Shocking loss led to great victory Franklin D. Roosevelt called it “a date which will live in infamy.” Today, more than three-quarters of a century later, there is another reason for remembering Pearl Harbor: It evoked a response that kept much of the civilized world from falling into a new dark age of totalitarian tyranny.

Our View: Bravery, engagement lead to our best selves History is not a smooth progression. It moves by small increments and then sudden leaps. Often one age flows into another marked only in retrospect. But occasionally bright lines separate one era from another.

Travis Hurley: Fireside Advent: When darkness is all around Dec. 7, 1941: As President Franklin Roosevelt said, “A date which will live in infamy.”

Our View: Trump wrong to shrink national monuments Ever since the creation of Yellowstone National Park in 1872, a pattern has played out when it comes to protecting our best American places.

Anson Burlingame: Upcoming JLT play contrasts divide and unity Most of us celebrated Thanksgiving about two weeks ago. If politics was allowed to be discussed with family and friends gathered together, it would have been an angry, confused and very doubtful sort of discussion.

Phill Brooks: Governor's challenge to constitutional independence This fall, the state's governor mounted a challenge to a major principle of Missouri's Constitution.

Geoff Caldwell: From Pearl to Pyongyang, failures abound In four days, the public will gather, the band will assemble and the rifles will crack. From the official press release: “The ceremony will begin at 7:50 a.m. ... A moment of silence will be observed at 7:55 a.m., the exact moment the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor began. A missing man flyo…

Your View: Letters to the editor Columnist disingenuous in his rant

Nancy Morton: Can we afford to be sentimental about Memorial Hall? On Monday, the Joplin City Council will consider local historic designation of Memorial Hall at a public hearing. Articles and letters have been printed over the years expressing opinions on how best to recognize and maintain a landmark that was built as a lasting monument to U.S. veterans w…

The Jefferson City News Tribune - Editorials
As of (12/13/2017) at 11:38 AM

Your Opinion: Fund services through state, not feds: We here in Missouri currently have a great opportunity.

Your Opinion: Snowflake cartoon appreciated: Jim Dyke, the best political cartoon ever!

Our Opinion: Secrecy continues in governor's office: We're again disappointed at Gov. Eric Greitens' attempts to keep his public office shrouded in secrecy.

Our Opinion: Don't add to city's stormwater problems: Our city has enough stormwater problems; let's not add to them.

Your Opinion: Immigrants add contributions to society: There has been a lot of recent hostile rhetoric against immigrants, people of different races, and foreigners in general, with...

Your Opinion: Still waiting on Luetkemeyer: On Wednesday, I gathered with 20 or so community members at Rep. Luetkemeyer's office to voice concerns over the tax...

Your Opinion: Former opponent praises mayor: I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mayor Carrie Tergin for all she has done as the mayor...

Our Opinion: District taking proper steps to fix discipline problems: Discipline is again a problem within Jefferson City's Public Schools.

Perspective: Always ready to listen to members of 3rd District: The number one priority of my office is to serve the people of Missouri's 3rd District.

Our Opinion: It's the most stressful time of the year: Ah, the Christmas season. A relaxing time with your family, as you alternate between Monopoly games and watching movies on...

Commentary: The Republicans' tax wager is worth the gamble: The Republicans' tax legislation is built on economic projections that are as confidently as they are cheerfully made concerning the...

Our Opinion: Child abduction scare a reminder to talk to your children: An attempted child abduction shocked Jefferson City residents Tuesday.

Your Opinion: Christmas rooted in paganism?: Around 30 years ago I had a doubting of faith.

Your Opinion: Border wall bad investment: Today, in a tweet supporting the candidacy of Roy Moore for the US Senate, Donald Trump said: "The last thing...

Our Opinion: Crazy stunts for SOMO youth: Later today, the mayor, sheriff, fire chief and others will take part in an "unbearable" event that, if it wasn't...

Your Opinion: Gov.-run health care doesn't work: I was surprised and glad to see Mary Schantz's Nov. 30 letter to the editor.

Your Opinion: Rental property taxes: This is in response to Ms. Judy Bax regarding my letter to the editor on taxes and renters.

Your Opinion: Cartoon appreciation: I would like to thank the News Tribune for a recent pro-immigration cartoon.

Your Opinion: Cartoon appreciation: I would like to thank the News Tribune for a recent pro-immigration cartoon.

Our Opinion: Power Hour Plunge: Crazy stunt for SOMO youth: Later today, the mayor, sheriff, fire chief and others will take part in an "unbearable" event that, if it wasn't...

The Southeast Missourian - Editorials
As of (12/13/2017) at 11:38 AM

Voters have opportunity to decide parks, stormwater tax (12/13/17) Cape Girardeau city officials are polishing the details of a tax proposal that will go before voters in April. The list is a long one that would create new parks, upgrade old ones, add amenities and fix drainage problems within the city. According to recent reporting by Mark Bliss, the three-eighths-cent sales tax will generate the money needed, along with issuance of bonds, to fund $27.1 million in parks projects and $10.6 million in stormwater projects. ...

Fruitland man continues life of service with hurricane disaster recovery (12/12/17) Chad Craft retired from the U.S. Army about five years ago. He now lives in Fruitland with his family. When hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, he wanted to help. Craft's mother and father volunteered in Texas after hurricane Harvey inflicted catastrophic conditions there, according to reporting by Marybeth Niederkorn...

Restaurant owner's free meals at holidays are a blessing to many (12/11/17) Ron Cook loves to cook. And he loves people. It's as simple as that. The Stooges Restaurant owner has found ways over the years to raise funds for charity, but it's his free meals on Thanksgiving and Christmas that really seem to stand out. Because for Cook, the meals aren't just for the poor. They're to serve the lonely, too...

Local hospitals working together is good for patients (12/9/17) Those who attended this month's First Friday Coffee with the Cape Chamber received a real treat. The program featured a qustion and answer session, moderated by Southeast Missourian publisher and Rust Communications co-president Jon K. Rust, with Saint Francis Healthcare System president and CEO Maryann Reese and SoutheastHEALTH president and CEO Ken Bateman...

Historical homes decorated for Christmas available for tours (12/8/17) If you've missed the numerous opportunities to get festive this season, there are still many opportunities. Two of our area's oldest historical homes are offering tours this Christmas season. In Cape Girardeau, the Victorian-age Glenn House on Spanish Street opens for tours on Saturdays and Sundays throughout December. ...

Pearl Harbor Day is time to reflect and thank World War II vets (12/7/17) Many presidents have given speeches that have etched a memory in our hearts and minds forever. The fall of the Berlin Wall is often remembered with President Ronald Reagan's famous line, "Mr. ...

Perryville students win impressive book-writing contest (12/6/17) Fun and dynamic lessons are being taught every day in our region, and we were pleased to bring you one such example recently from Perryville, Missouri, where teacher Valerie Stueve's former students won a national book-writing contest. As was reported by Jeff Breer, Stueve's class learned in May they were among the winners of the book challenge put on by Studentreasures Publishing, seeing their effort reach print among the 800,000 entrants...

Jet air service to Chicago off and running (12/5/17) Cape Girardeau entered the jet era last week. As reported by Mark Bliss, Utah-based SkyWest Airlines, operating as United Express, began round-trip passenger service from the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport to Chicago's O'Hare Airport. The 50-seat, twin-engine jets are now in service in Cape Girardeau...

Cape church ministers to those with dementia (12/4/17) If you grew up with old church hymns, you know how those old tunes can soothe the soul. For some, they can stimulate the minds, too. A Cape Girardeau church has designed services to minister to those with dementia. Alzheimer's disease and dementia affect more than 5 million Americans, according to the Alzheimer's Association...

Churches, volunteers to be commended for helping starving children (12/2/17) Volunteers aim to pack 750,000 meals this weekend for starving children across the world. The program is special in a number of different ways. Primarily, because the simplicity of the mission. It is obvious that the mission of providing food for starving children is a benevolent and Christ-like endeavor...

Newsboys to headline contemporary Christian concert Saturday (12/1/17) Contemporary Christian Music fans will flock to the Show Me Center Saturday night for the Big Church Night Out tour that features some of today's biggest names in Christian music. Headlining the event will be the Newsboys, but the concert will feature the Sidewalk Prophets, 7eventh Time Down, Blanca, Derek Minor, Adam Agee and Jamison Strain...

Shop local and enjoy Christmas festivities (11/30/17) Even though Small Business Saturday has come and gone, small business districts in Cape Girardeau and Jackson still are offering incentives for you to visit shops, tying in Christmas events with giveaways. Old Town Cape is hosting the Downtown Open House this Friday and Saturday...

Plenty to read about basketball, high school and professional (11/29/17) The end of high school football season means the beginning of basketball season in Southeast Missouri. Basketball has deep roots in Southeast Missouri; it's the sport that all the local high schools play, and there is a rich and successful history here. Whether you're talking about Scott County Central's past dynasty or Charleston's or recent upstart dynamos in boys or girls basketball, there is always something to talk about for the boosters and fans in the area...

Wonderland of events, activities scheduled (11/28/17) Christmas season has kicked off with shopping, Christmas Parades, light displays, Nativity scenes and the first sightings of Santa. But if you've missed some of the seasonal happenings, fear not. For behold, we bring you good tidings of great events for the next several weeks...

Cape County, Jackson light displays are worth a drive through (11/27/17) Our area is blessed to have a couple of really nice, public drive-through festive Christmas light displays. The more known display is in Cape County Park North, where small displays line the lake at the park. The displays offer visuals of the Nativity; some are meant to make you smile; and others are somber, memorials to loved ones lost. ...

The Salvation Army kicks off kettle campaign (11/26/17) The Salvation Army is most visible (and most audible) during the Christmas season. The red kettle campaign and the corresponding bell ringing is a reminder of the service organization. But do you know what the Salvation Army does? As Marybeth Niederkorn reported in the Southeast Missourian several months ago, the Salvation Army offers youth programs, a food pantry, Meals with Friends, operates a thrift store and supports victims of natural disasters and other emergencies...

A festive kick off to the Christmas season downtown (11/24/17) It's Black Friday, the unofficial kickoff of the Christmas season, and Downtown Cape Girardeau is ready to celebrate. The new lights along Main Street are attractive and bring a new freshness to downtown. One of our favorite Christmas features in all of Cape Girardeau is the fun window display at Hutson's Fine Furniture, a must-see tradition...

A day to give thanks (11/23/17) Editor's note: The following is the editorial board's annual Thanksgiving Day editorial. Come, ye thankful people, come, Raise the song of harvest-home; All is safely gathered in, Ere the winter storms begin. -- Henry Alford (1810-1871) "Come, Ye Thankful People, Come"...

Remember Toybox when buying gifts this year (11/22/17) As you're out and about this weekend buying toys for all the boys and girls on Santa's nice list, please consider picking up an item or two for the Toybox and/or Christmas for the Elderly program. The Toybox charity delivers toys to more than 350 families within the city limits of Cape Girardeau. ...

Zonta recognizes women who lead and inspire (11/21/17) Every year the Zonta Club of Cape Girardeau recognizes several women for the roles they play to make our community a better place to live, learn, play and work. This year it so happens that one of the women honored is a woman we're especially fond of, Wendy Kurka Rust, the matriarch of Rust Communications, the parent company of the Southeast Missourian. Wendy Rust is wife of company founder Gary Rust and mother of Rex and Jon K. Rust, co-presidents...

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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