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St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Editorials
As of (04/29/2017) at 01:30 AM

Editorial: Short takes on pernicious parking payments, a drug lord's prison-rating system, and $425 'muddy' jeans

Trump's first 100 days

Columnists Editorial: Trump has amazingly little to show for his first 100 days in office

Sicorsky: Seven-year prison terms for protesters? Talk about overkill.

Jeff Sessions: Race man

Turn the tide on laws that favor the beasts

An essay for families not on social media this spring

E.J. Dionne E.J. Dionne: Trump's true 100-day achievement

Eugene Robinson Eugene Robinson: Trump's border-wall fantasy is crumbling

Kathleen Parker Kathleen Parker: Donald Jong Un

Charles Krauthammer Charles Krauthammer: With North Korea, we do have cards to play

Dana Milbank Dana Milbank: Supreme Court jumps into a playground fight over a phony war on religion

Cuban immigrant's food company selected for accelerator program

Stifel reinstates cash bonuses for executives

Will Congress, Trump kick the budget can further down the road?

Enter to win tickets to see 'RENT' at The Fabulous Fox

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Do not condemn pit bulls because of human mismanagement ( … ) I want to tell Jessica Loh how sorry I am that her dog died so brutally ("Turn the tide on laws that favor the beasts," April 26). Losing a pet is devastating, but watching your dog be attacked is unbearable. Read more

Kansas City Star - Editorials
As of (04/29/2017) at 01:31 AM

Editorials Editorial: Trump at 100 days — what the president should do now The single most important thing President Donald Trump could do during his second 100 days would require unlearning a habit that has worked well for him.

Editorials Editorial: Trump at 100 days — a stumbling start but some reason for hope A president must do more than “not fail.” For the country's sake, he must succeed. President Trump still has a steep hill to climb.

Editorials Editorial: Ride-sharing services still need scrutiny. Is there an app for that? With ride-sharing services such as Uber multiplying, Kansas City is fully embracing the 21st century of public transit. But the new transportation landscape requires careful navigation.

Editorials Editorial: ‘Full’ funding for Missouri public schools? Sort of. First, the good news: Missouri will likely be fully funding our public K-12 schools for the first time ever next year. We hope Gov. Eric Greitens won't use line-item veto to undo this positive step.

Editorials Editorial: The lessons Trump should learn from Kansas’ experiment in tax reform The White House has unveiled its massive tax-cut proposal. It strongly resembles the 2012 tax cut in Kansas, which did not turn out well.

Editorials Editorial: Can we talk about ‘white privilege’? Too often at gatherings like the White Privilege Conference, people wind up having the same conversations that they've been having for 25 years, preaching to the same choir, without noticing that no one is sitting in the pews. These are important discussions. But only if they are honest and focused on facts.

Editorials Editorial: Chiefs parking will cost us how much? The Chiefs now plan to charge $60 to park unless fans buy a cheaper pass before games. The idea is to shorten those long lines of cars waiting to park on game days. Hang onto your wallet when entering the Chiefs Kingdom.

Editorials Editorial: City Hall, police overlap wastes millions in taxpayer dollars A report suggests millions of dollars might be saved if Kansas City and its police department eliminate duplicate jobs. Both the department and the City Council should find ways to save taxpayer funds, or put more officers on the street, or both.

Editorials Editorial: Either you believe in free speech or you don’t Attention is oxygen to Ann Coulter, and if there's anything she'd enjoy more than being able to claim that her words are just too powerful for the snowflakes to handle, it might be getting hustled off campus as buildings burn and brickbats fly.

Editorials Editorial: Time is running out to explain Missouri’s new voter ID rules Missouri is heading toward a slow-motion pile-up in about six weeks, when the state's new voter ID law kicks in. State officials, including Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft, need to do more — much more — to explain these changes to the electorate.

Editorials Editorial: Help wanted in Kansas City, where federal jobs rral jobs remain unfilled There are more than 38,000 federal employees in Kansas City, yet the Trump administration has failed to appoint any permanent administrators or directors for any regional office in the city. That needs to change.

Editorials Editorial: Time to decide the airport’s future — KCI decision should be made in November The options at KCI are already well understood. Kansas City's voters should decide this year what should be done with Kansas City International Airport.

Opinion Editorial: Guns and KU basketball don’t mix The Kansas Board of Regents on Wednesday approved plans from three of the six universities it governs to prohibit the concealed carry of guns in stadiums and arenas during athletic events with 5,000 people or more. Now, sports fans will endure an assortment of security hassles resulting from gun laws that ignore common sense.

Editorials Editorial: U.S. attorney should investigate Missouri Senate leader Ron Richard The issue of whether the president pro tem of the Missouri Senate engaged in “pay to play” practices in the Statehouse lingers. The U.S. attorney's office should take a hard look at this ethics morass. And if Ron Richard wanted to do the right thing, he'd step down for the remaining weeks of the 2017 session.

Editorials Editorial: Aging Buck O’Neil bridge needs help from Sam Graves The city is looking for help to build a new Buck O'Neil Bridge from the Northland into downtown. Rep. Sam Graves is in a key position to help.

Editorials Editorial: There’s no silver bullet for Kansas City’s violent crime problem There are no easy fixes to reduce violent crime in Kansas City. As a citizens' task force made clear Thursday, the city must approach violence as a public health issue and implement broad, preventative measures.

Editorials Editorial: Union leaders’ six-figure salaries, lavish spending undermining Boilermakers Despite pledges to rein in salaries and expenses, the Boilermakers union has returned to over-the-top spending and an under-the-table lack of accountability. Union officers are not only frittering away the dues and the trust of their members on expensive meals and hotel stays. They are taking advantage of taxpayers, too .

Editorials Editorial: Rivals no more, Kansas City and St. Louis should join forces The mayors in Kansas City and St. Louis have promised to work to find areas of agreement and cooperation. The promise is important, and that work should continue.

Editorials Editorial: When a sexual predator tries to teach your child Worried parents are asking unsettling questions after a job-hopping North Kansas City middle school teacher was charged with sexually assaulting a Smithville teen. Must school districts wait for a conviction to get a read on a problem teacher?

Editorials Editorial: Kansas should make it more expensive to smoke Kansas lawmakers have discarded Gov. Sam Brownback's plan for balancing the state's budget. The Legislature should resurrect one of his ideas: a boost in the tobacco tax.

The Springfield News Leader - Editorials
As of (04/29/2017) at 01:31 AM

Guest Voice: 100 days of Trump selling his presidency

Conflict possible without war

Will France elect a Gallic Barack Obama?

Opinion Editorial: Documentary shows poverty plan on the right track Editorial: Documentary shows poverty plan on the right track A series based on the book "Our Kids" takes a look at what Springfield is doing to help bridge the opportunity gap for poor students. Opinion 3 hours, 41 minutes ago

Contributors Shutdown showdown — again Shutdown showdown — again WASHINGTON — As Donald Trump approaches the 100-day marker of his first year in office, he has defined himself not as the Dealmaker in Chief but as The Backdown President. Contributors 10 hours ago

Editorials Missouri must move forward on industrial hemp Missouri must move forward on industrial hemp Once again, the Missouri Senate is likely to hold up the passage of a bill that could lead to economic opportunities in the state.  Editorials 2 days, 4 hours ago

Opinion Editorial: Missouri must move forward on industrial hemp Editorial: Missouri must move forward on industrial hemp The state legislature continues to miss an economic opportunity because of unfounded fears about the plant. Opinion 2 days, 11 hours ago

Readers Clean energy is America's future Clean energy is America's future America is growing. With this growth, we need stable energy and jobs for the American people. Readers 2 days, 17 hours ago

Contributors US attorney should investigate Missouri Senate leader US attorney should investigate Missouri Senate leader The following editorial was published April 21 by The Kansas City Star.  Contributors 3 days, 10 hours ago

Readers Making a case against the death penalty Making a case against the death penalty I heard a wonderful sermon on Palm Sunday about the torture and crucifixion of Jesus Christ.  Readers 3 days, 10 hours ago

Contributors Keeping our promise to veterans and their families Keeping our promise to veterans and their families Just because we can never repay the debt we owe to our veterans and their family doesn't mean we shouldn't try. Contributors 3 days, 11 hours ago

Editorials Everyone wins in Ozark's solution for transgender teen Everyone wins in Ozark's solution for transgender teen As Lyle Howard explains it, he's always been “pretty good at dealing.” Editorials 4 days, 10 hours ago

Readers Death sentence after fair trial makes sense Death sentence after fair trial makes sense As usual the News-Leader prints an Opinion page article deriding the execution of guilty murderers. Readers 4 days, 10 hours ago

Contributors The world doesn't care about your sore toe The world doesn't care about your sore toe My father wasn't one to complain, even though he suffered from a number of serious health ailments in his life. There were also some work-related disappointments and challenges he experienced that many people would have found pretty discouraging. Contributors 4 days, 11 hours ago

Readers Trump's EPA attacks a nightmare for parents Trump's EPA attacks a nightmare for parents Watching your child struggle to breathe is a parent's worst nightmare. As the mother of a child with cystic fibrosis, I am keenly aware that President Trump's attacks on clean air can make this nightmare reality. Readers 4 days, 13 hours ago

Readers Free press vital to presidential accountability Free press vital to presidential accountability We've heard it time and time again! Readers 5 days, 2 hours ago

Readers Trump must remain impartial with conflicts of interest Trump must remain impartial with conflicts of interest In October 2016, during one of his many campaign rallies, Donald Trump famously promised to “drain the swamp” to clean up “the entire corrupt Washington Establishment.” From the evidence we've seen, far from tackling the problem, Mr. Readers 5 days, 2 hours ago

Readers Trump, GOP not delivering what they promised Trump, GOP not delivering what they promised In Southeast Missouri our 8th District Representative Jason Smith touts the fact that his district had the 7th highest Trump vote total of any in the country. Readers 5 days, 8 hours ago

Contributors What options do I have on underwater mortgage? What options do I have on underwater mortgage? Q: My daughter purchased a home for $120,000 just before the housing crash. She now owes about $89,000. She needs to sell, but the home is valued at less than what she owes. Contributors 5 days, 8 hours ago

Readers Trump administration's proposed budget cuts would hurt Missouri Trump administration's proposed budget cuts would hurt Missouri CDBG and HOME funds have a proven track record of success in communities across the United States and enjoy bipartisan support in Congress Readers 5 days, 8 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 (04/29/2017) at 01:32 AM

Opinion GUEST COMMENTARY: Language leads to a lesson of history Wartime rhetoric can trap populaces in fantasies of invincibility.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Trump"s first 100 days an executive success Trump has fulfilled most of his campaign promises in his first 100 days, but on others, he has seen decidedly mixed results.

DAVID ROSMAN: The Missouri Human Rights Act protects us. Leave it be. SB 43 would create numerous hostile work environments and erode our protections.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Trump"s wall is not just pharaonic, it"s also moronic Steve and Cokie Roberts The proposed border wall could hurt trade and property rights, and it would do little to deter criminal organizations from slipping through.

EDITORIAL: Private interests swamp public interests in Trump"s America St. Louis Post-Dispatch Trump"s connection to private interests colors the actions of the federal government.

GUEST COMMENTARY: What Bill O"Reilly should have learned from looking in the mirror Gene Lyons O"Reilly"s sexual scandals are the result of perpetual adolescence and a lack of self-awareness.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Language leads to a lesson of history Georgie Anne Geyer Wartime rhetoric can trap populaces in fantasies of invincibility.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Trump"s first 100 days an executive success Byron York Trump has fulfilled most of his campaign promises in his first 100 days, but on others, he has seen decidedly mixed results.

EDITORIAL: No American should be comfortable with asset forfeiture laws St. Louis Post-Dispatch The Supreme Court rejected a Colorado requirement that people must prove their innocence before they can recover assets seized in criminal cases where the defendants were found not guilty.

EDITORIAL: Time is running out to explain voter ID laws The Kansas City Star Qualified voters will not need to re-register to vote. They will just need an acceptable ID at the ballot box.

EDITORIAL: A quick start on college courses pays off St. Joseph News-Press Taking more classes, more quickly is a better way to ensure graduation from college

DAVID ROSMAN: The Missouri Human Rights Act protects us. Leave it be. David Rosman SB 43 would create numerous hostile work environments and erode our protections.

C.W. DAWSON JR: Our judicial system is essentially unjust C.W. Dawson Jr The justice system must be overhauled by the public to guarantee a system that will reward resources to those who work fairly and rectify wrongdoing.

EDITORIAL: Democrats" circular firing squad over abortion rights St. Louis Post-Dispatch How ideologically "pure" must a Democrat be?

EDITORIAL: Preserve choices at end of life St. Joseph News-Press Death is an unpleasant conversation topic, but it is important to make your wishes known.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Cities and chickens — a perfect match Jill Richardson Chickens in urban areas could cut down on waste and help with lawn care.

KEN MIDKIFF: There"s no way around it — factory farms stink KEN MIDKIFF It doesn"t matter what the species is or whether it is for eggs, milk, or meat, a farm becomes a factory when an animal is a mere unit of production and a farmer becomes nothing more than a manager or, at worst, a janitor.

EDITORIAL: Trump"s bluff is exposed in nuclear standoff St. Louis Post-Dispatch In a new Cold War environment, the president must avoid falsehoods in international relations.

EDITORIAL: Southwest Missouri is ready to help fill food gap Springfield News-Leader The southwest corner of the state is prepared and poised to be a helpful food supplier.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Public sculpture or publicity stunt? Gene Lyons "Fearless Girl," the statue staring down "Charging Bull" on Wall Street, has some issues.

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

Federal taxes

The governor on church and state

Judge Frank Conley an exemplar and friend

I have prostate cancer. Do you?

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

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

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

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

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

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Republicans leaders should support school choice

Kudos to local legislators for charter school opposition

Busy intersection is tragedy waiting to happen

Don't punish patients for having emergencies

Legislators willing to fleece low-income seniors

Federal taxes

The governor on church and state

Judge Frank Conley an exemplar and friend

I have prostate cancer. Do you?

Transportation Development Districts

St. Joseph News-Press - Editorials
As of (04/29/2017) at 01:33 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.

Split highlights funding needs

Stand against racism

Audits can help improve district

NAFTA: The case for trade

A faster start on life

Preserve choices at end of life

Utility merger stalls; what now?

Penney executive impresses

Project meets two needs

Highway funding should be priority

The Joplin Globe - Editorials
As of (04/29/2017) at 01:33 AM

Our View: Bridge digital divide Missouri needs to build a bridge. Gov. Eric Greitens is working to lay the foundation.

Our View: Bugle call for devoted vet “While the light fades from sight,

David Ignatius: Trump, Mattis unlikely partnership seems to work TEL AVIV — As President Donald Trump nears the 100-day benchmark, it's a good moment to examine the relationship that has evolved between the mercurial and inexperienced commander in chief and his unflappable Defense Secretary Jim Mattis.

Our View: Excellent gift Requiem in D Minor has been described as the crowning achievement of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's short life.

Your View: Letters to the editor A 44-year battle

Our view: We don't have to wait Boone County and the city of Columbia are the latest to approve a user agreement between the county and St. Louis to create a prescription drug monitoring program for the county.

Wendy Doyle: Smart reform can empower more women entrepreneurs On April 11, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens' announced the creation of a task force to review and reform the state's boards and commissions, and identify opportunities to reduce barriers to entry in occupational licensing programs.

Your views: Letters to the editor Columnist should domore homework

Geoff Caldwell: Tradition ends as last of Doolittle's raiders lifts a cup On permanent display in the National Museum of the United States Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, sits a single case built by a single man.

Phill Brooks: Missouri case could change law This month, Missouri's governor took an action that could have a national impact on an issue with a long history involving separation of church and state.

Garrison Keillor: So, I was up in Alaska Up to Alaska last week to visit old friends and relive fragrant memories of previous trips. Landing on a short uphill grass strip near a native village and later taking off on that strip and off the edge of a cliff. Fishing in a fjord near Juneau as a dark enormity rolled up from the deep, a…

Our View: The science of learning Several decades ago, science homework for most largely consisted of periodic tables, dissecting frogs and collecting as many specimens of leaves as possible.

Our view: Time to talk about roads In Missouri, we need to have an adult conversation about our state's roads, highways and bridges.

Your View: Letters to the editor Privacy confusion

Our View: Somber message It didn't seem that long ago that Missouri Southern State University's Alan Marble was making announcements about campus growth and expansion. We lauded the decisions that were being made that would put MSSU on the must-list of universities for students interested in careers in health-relate…

Joan Banks: Are the 'dirty ages' once again upon us? As much as we sometimes bristle about rules imposed by the federal government, we need only remember the huge chat piles that once dominated parts of the landscape in Jasper County to know why we need regulations.

Our view: Time out on turf As the Joplin City Council rounds third and heads for home in making a decision to spend nearly a half million dollars on turf for Joe Becker Stadium and Wendell Redden Field, we'd like to call a time out for a few more specifics.

Krista Stark: Stay strong for working people When you drive across a bridge, send your child to a public school or enter a public building, you have faith that the structures won't collapse. You want to know that skilled, well-trained workers have constructed them. Thanks to Missouri's prevailing wage law, the odds are heavily in your favor.

Your views: Letters to the editor What's best for all

Geoff Caldwell: Justice as last for Brian Terry He was 40 years old, full of life and living his dream. Then, on a cold December night in 2010, he was cut down in his prime while battling members of a Mexican drug cartel along the Arizona-Mexico border.

The Jefferson City News Tribune - Editorials
As of (04/29/2017) at 01:33 AM

Our Opinion: Community proudly invests in its youth: Before the Week of the Young Child ends, we would like to take the opportunity to commend everyone in Jefferson...

Your Opinion: Islam-o-Fascism, not Islamophobia: There is word we should consider, which is Islam-o-fascism and has the following definition: "The political ideology of militant Islamists...

Our Opinion: Losing Lorraine: Adkins was a passionate advocate for veterans: With a husband who served in World War II and went on to become, as the Missouri Sports Hall of...

Your Opinion: We need protection from corporate America: Keep Americans safe. We hear that all the time from politicians. We have heard that from Donald.

Your Opinion: Defending complement: Carol Jones recently stated she was offended by Brian Dudenhoeffer's claims that Trump's wife and daughter are nice looking. The...

Your Opinion: Increased military won't bring increased security: The cruise missile attack on Syria, dropping of the MOAB bomb on alleged ISIS positions in Afghanistan, extreme sabre rattling...

Our Opinion: Honoring three decades of roadway beautification: Over the past three decades, more people than live in Jefferson City have banded together through a single program to...

Our Opinion: 'Unsustainable' defines climb of national debt: WEREN'T many Amer­i­cans gen­uinely up­set way back in 2011 when the pre­vi­ous ad­min­is­tra­tion's spend­ing brought the na­tion close to, then...

Your Opinion: Response to Dirschell: Last week, Mr. Dirschell asked some great questions regarding how Missouri will be funding Adult High Schools should my bill...

Your Opinion: What really affects climate on Earth: There are still people who believe in consensus science. They should be regarded as traitors to science, truth, freedom, and...

Your Opinion: Medical research cuts devastating: The recent White House budget proposal calling for a $1 billion cut to medical research for 2017 is devastating to...

Perspective: On SB 43, House should not abrogate its responsibilities: As if to prove the opponents' point, SB 43 specifically mentions cases that proponents claim were bad cases.

Your Opinion: Chamber port study a sham: The Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce is pretending to start another "study" to determine whether a port on the...

Your Opinion: Comment offensive to women: In Brian Dudenhoeffer's letter about President Trump he makes a comment that offends me as a woman.

Our Opinion: Alcohol advertising and free speech: In Wednesday's News Tribune, a Schulte's Fresh Foods ad features a 30-pack of Busch beer for $17.79. What the ad...

Commentary: The 'Oh, never mind' president: Donald Trump's "Oh, never mind" presidency was produced by voters stung by the contempt they detected directed toward them by...

Perspective: Easter break provided time with family, constituents: Besides celebrating Easter with my family, I used the two-week district work period to travel across central and eastern Missouri....

Your Opinion: Repaving a main concern for MoDOT?: We drove up 54 north of Jefferson City recently. We drive to east on 50 regularly.

Our Opinion: Respect, attention keys in lowering fatalities with commercial trucks: Ever throw your car in reverse out of fear a wide-turning commercial truck driver will plow into you? What about...

Our Opinion: Precautions, not panic, needed for salmonella cases: With the recent uptick in salmonella cases in Cole County, keep in mind precautions are more productive than panic.

The Southeast Missourian - Editorials
As of (04/29/2017) at 01:33 AM

Local runners compete in Boston Marathon (4/28/17) Some of them get up before dawn and hit the streets before everyone else gets out of bed. Others lace up their shoes in the evening. Some just work in a good run whenever they have a hole in their schedule. But if you pay attention on your daily commute anywhere in Cape Girardeau, you're likely to see a runner...

Jim Drury street naming a fitting tribute (4/27/17) One of the more important developments in Cape Girardeau over the past decade or so has been a development of a relationship. The Drury family, major players in the development of the city's commercial west side, has been working with city government leadership rather than against it...

Semoball Awards finalists announced for winter sports (4/26/17) Several outstanding area athletes were announced last week as finalists for the fourth annual Semoball Awards. Coming June 8, will host another top-notch awards show, complete with red carpet event and a special speaking appearance by St. Louis Cardinal favorite David Eckstein, the undersized shortstop who beat all the odds in becoming a World Series champion and MVP...

Prescription takeback program offered in Jackson, Cape (4/25/17) Prescription drugs need to be disposed of in a proper way. Just throwing them in the garbage or flushing them down the toilet is not the way. Jackson and Cape Girardeau are making it easy by providing depositories into which these drugs may be deposited...

Feeding the hungry shows the love of Christ (4/23/17) Hundreds of people packed the Jackson Civic Center on April 8 to fill "MannaPack" boxes in a Feed My Starving Children event. Feed My Starving Children is a not-for-profit Christian organization where children and adults hand-pack meals to be delivered to malnourished children. Over the United States, hundreds of thousands of volunteers have packed tens of millions of meals...

SEMO newspaper picks up national, statewide awards (4/21/17) The Southeast Missouri State University newspaper, the Arrow, recently won 16 awards in a statewide competition. The college newspaper won five first place awards for feature page, photo page, video, campus engagement/promotions and best overall newspaper...

Walk for Women raises funds for student scholarships (4/20/17) About 200 student athletes from Southeast Missouri State University and nearly 500 people overall participated earlier this month in the annual Walk for Women event. The event aims to promote awareness of women's issues and raise funds for scholarships for athletes...

Cape Public Schools mark 150th anniversary (4/19/17) Cape Girardeau is celebrating its 150th anniversary of public schools for the next year. On April 7, students in the Cape Girardeau School District celebrated the first day of public school. According to a story by Tyler Graef, establishing a public school was met with great resistance back in 1867. ...

Teen Challenge celebrates (4/18/17) Adult & Teen Challenge Mid-America, formerly known simply as Teen Challenge, held its annual banquet on April 8 at the Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau. About 1,000 attendees packed the place to pay tribute to students and graduates of the program, which has become synonymous with addiction deliverance. Among those present were donors, churches and members of the community, who were blessed with a mini concert, testimonies, prayers and more...

Farmers markets have started in the area (4/17/17) We all love to eat. Eating fresh, wholesome food is twice as nice. And locally grown food is the icing on the cake -- and the leaves on the lettuce. This is the season, and patrons of farmers markets that opened last week will have their choice of food from a multitude of vendors at the Cape Farmers Market in the West Park Mall parking lot in Cape Girardeau and the Bollinger County Farmers Market behind the Co-Op in Marble Hill...

The story of Easter (4/16/17) 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, Jesus showed mercy and forgiveness (4/14/17) Today is Good Friday, the day Christians recognize as the day Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was nailed to the cross and died. Sunday, Christians recognize Easter, the day Christ was resurrected. The story of the cross is a violent one. Nailed to a tree, Jesus suffered. ...

Special Olympics a positive event for Cape Girardeau (4/13/17) If you've ever been to a Special Olympics event, you've seen the joy on athletes' faces as they get to let their competitive spirits fly. Often confined to the sidelines as spectators, the Special Olympics give all the athletes the opportunity to participate in sport...

Summer reading programs receive a boost from grants (4/12/17) Two local libraries recently received grants for summer literacy programs. Riverside Regional Library received a grant announced by Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft for $11,956 for an eight-week summer reading program. Cape Girardeau's public library also received a state grant in the amount of $14,990. ...

New public art on display downtown (4/11/17) Something exciting is always going on in our area, and Thursday evening was no exception. Cape Girardeau launched the fifth public outdoor sculptures exhibition with a reception at the Vasterling Suites Courtyard on Broadway. Congratulations to all seven artists, six of whom attended the opening, whose works will be up in downtown Cape Girardeau for a year. ...

Prom season is here; have fun, be safe (4/10/17) The school year is winding down, which means prom season is upon is. It's an occasion many students look forward to throughout their high school years -- to get all dolled and gussied up, celebrate the night with dates or friends and make memories that last a lifetime...

All tax, bond issues in area get voters' nod (4/9/17) Another local election has come and gone, and we tip our caps to all of those involved. Thanks to those who ran for office; thanks to those who helped organize campaigns for different issues; and thank you to all of those who bothered to show up and cast their votes, even when there were no state or national races on the ballot...

Car enthusiasts ready to rev their engines (4/7/17) The temperature is increasing; daylight is lasting longer and buds are blooming. You know what that means: It's time for car shows. The Cape Girardeau Capaha Antique Car Club is revving up for its 53rd year with events scheduled throughout the year. Cruisin' Uptown Jackson is scheduled for the courthouse square at 5 p.m. Saturday. The event is held the second Saturday of the month in April through September. On July 4, there will be a big competition at the July 4 celebration in Jackson...

Eclipse is grand opportunity for regional tourism (4/6/17) Local tourism officials as well as Southeast Missouri State University are preparing for the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21. Thousands are expected to descend upon the region, as Cape Girardeau, Perryville and other locations are located in a narrow band on the map that will give gazers the longest view of the eclipse...

Local pianists share their gift of music (4/5/17) Recently two local piano recitals were held in Cape Girardeau and Jackson to celebrate years of music education by local teachers. About 250 people attended a Jackson recital on Sunday held at St. Paul Lutheran Church. The event honored piano teachers Julia PaPierre and Susan Venable...

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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