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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
As of (04/24/2014) at 09:50 AM

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  • Two primetime home games on 2014 Rams schedule Team hosts 49ers on Monday and Cardinals on Thursday.

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  • Panera CEO skips bonus He elected to forgo any incentive bonus to increase the bonus pool available to the company's officers and associates

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  • Anglers snag for giant fish in the Mississippi that predate dinosaurs Paddlefish, or spoonbill, are native to Missouri. They are in season.  

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  • Kirkwood High School receives $10 million grant for new pool Foundation provides one of the largest grants ever given to a Missouri public school.  Updated

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  • Watch Obama play soccer with Japanese robot Updated

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  • Prosecutors want death for Missouri woman in family's antifreeze deaths Updated

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  • Afghan hospital guard kills 3 American doctors Updated

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  • Victim testifies in Ritz-Carlton molestation case

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  • Gauen: Dumping death penalty let Illinois escape controversies of lethal injection

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  • New Growler construction may depend on upcoming Navy exercise Updated

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  • Killer gets 100 years for murder of former Illinois high school football star New

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  • Scoop Fest at Baskin-Robbins, scoops for $1 Updated

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  • Chat live today with TV critic Gail Pennington Updated

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  • Applications for U.S. unemployment aid jump to 329K Updated

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  • Two water main breaks reported in St. Louis

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    St. Louis Post-Dispatch - State News
    As of (05/12/2010) at 04:12 PM

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  • Columbia, Mo., police respond to video of shot dog

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  • Rescuers pull woman from Missouri River

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  • Nixon announcing grant to aid shoe company

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  • Missouri announces website to report school bullying

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  • Prosecutor to Missouri vandals: Felony record or military

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  • Group says it has signatures to put breeder limits on Mo. ballot

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  • Act of kindness in kids' Springfield, Mo., garden lifts young volunteers' spirits

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  • It's paddlefish season and two men are angling for 100-pounders

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  • Arts groups taking big hit in state funding

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  • Don Bryant sells his Giacometti bronze and sheds his St. Louis identification in the process

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  • “Walk in Her Shoes” fashion and trunk show at Forest Park Community College raises money to fight violence

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  • Local women participate in biotech summit in Chicago

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  • Clayton High School announces first class of inductees into its Alumni Hall of Fame

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  • Joe Buck hosts 6th annual Celebrity Bee to raise money for school supplies

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  • Tim Gunn to headline Plaza Frontenac fashion show on Saturday

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  • Fox Theatricals rakes in nine Tony Award nominations

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  • Tony La Russa brings in the money for Thompson Foundation for Autism

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  • Rocco Landesman to be featured speaker at the Regional Arts Commission’s 25th anniversary party


    St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Political News
    As of (04/24/2014) at 09:50 AM

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  • Nixon says Republican tax cut bill would cost Missouri billions Nixon claims the bill would eliminate income tax for earners in the top bracket; Republicans dismiss the idea. 

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  • Jesse Jackson implores St. Louis clergy to 'go to Jefferson City' for Medicaid expansion In stop here, he portrays it as a moral issue.

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  • St. Louis judge orders Lyft app to be disabled in city, county Temporary restraining order was put in place on Monday afternoon; Lyft remains operational

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  • Fox 2 & Post-Dispatch News Roundtable Post-Dispatch's political reporter Kevin McDermott and political and national editor Christopher Ave join Fox 2's Elliot Weiler to discuss the…

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  • Mo. House committee OKs school transfer bill JEFFERSON CITY • A Missouri House committee passed on Wednesday legislation that would lower tuition costs an unaccredited school district mus… POLITICAL NEWS

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  • Gauen: Dumping death penalty let Illinois escape controversies of lethal injection

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  • New Growler construction may depend on upcoming Navy exercise

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  • Monarch fire department leaders decry use of firefighter Twitter account

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  • Missouri House panel mulls impeaching governor

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  • Faith leaders more likely to confront mental health issues than general population


    St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Editorials
    As of (04/24/2014) at 09:50 AM

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  • Dana Milbank: The president as tourist

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  • Planning for the aging prison population

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  • FOUL: Call the fashion police. Bulletproof vests as decorative touches

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  • FAIR: Public trust should trump private gain on ZMD board

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  • FOUL: Never quit, never surrender. Unless you text first


    Kansas City Star
    As of (04/24/2014) at 09:50 AM

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  • Chiefs’ Jamaal Charles chooses an interesting role model: Peyton Manning Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles is coming off another brilliant season in which he led the NFL with 19 touchdowns and ranked second in yards from scrimmage with 1,980. So whom does he want to emulate this season?

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  • Afghan hospital guard kills 3 American doctors An Afghan security guard opened fire on a group of foreign doctors at a Kabul hospital on Thursday morning, killing three American physicians and wounding a U.S. nurse, officials said.

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  • GM 1Q profit dragged down by recalls General Motors on Thursday reported its worst financial results in more than four years as the costs of a series of recalls dragged down earnings.

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  • Man charged with torturing and killing bald eagle An Iowa man has been charged with torturing and killing a bald eagle.

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  • Pilot project doubles value of food stamps at Lawrence farmers’ markets The Douglas County Commission and the city of Lawrence are supporting a pilot project to allow food stamp recipients to double their funds while shopping at farmers’ markets.

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  • Masked men with guns hit Missouri nursing home Police say two masked men armed with a gun were likely looking for prescription drugs when they burst into a southeast Missouri nursing home.

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  • Meb Keflezighi's Boston Marathon win a huge boost for Skechers The Boston Marathon champion crossed the finish line wearing sneakers from Skechers, not exactly a brand associated with sports.

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  • Teacher protest greets Brownback in western Kansas Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has been met on a trip to western Kansas by public school teachers and retired teachers protesting a new state law eliminating tenure.

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  • Woman’s execution sought in Missouri antifreeze deaths Greene County prosecutors say they will seek the death penalty against a Springfield woman accused of killing her husband and son with antifreeze.

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  • Obama: New sanctions against Russia are 'teed up' Warning Russia that new economic sanctions are "teed up," President Barack Obama accused Moscow of failing to live up to an agreement last week to ease tensions in eastern Ukraine.

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  • Applications for US unemployment aid jump to 329K The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits surged 24,000 to a seasonally adjusted 329,000 last week, though the gain likely reflected temporary layoffs in the week before Easter.

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  • Textron Aviation starts laying off 750 employees, 575 in Kansas The number of job cuts announced at Cessna Aircraft and Beechcraft on Wednesday were in line with or lower than experts’ expectations. About 750 full-time and contract employees at Cessna Aircraft and Beechcraft – including about 575 in Kansas – received 60-day layoff notices on Wednesday, Textron Aviation said.

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  • Actors Jason Sudeikis and Olivia Wilde welcome baby boy Welcome to the world little Otis Sudeikis. What an overachiever you are! Jason Sudeikis, who grew up in Overland Park, and Olivia Wilde had their first child on Wednesday and Baby Otis arrived nearly two weeks ahead of his due date. Mama posted a black-and-white snapshot of the two of them on Twitter.

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  • Body found in woods in south KC A cause of death has not been determined.

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  • Pineda says he'll learn from ejection for pine tar The pine tar glistened on Michael Pineda's neck, improving his grip and inviting trouble.

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  • Defense, bullpen betray Royals in 5-3 loss to Indians The defense and bullpen form the bedrock of this Royals team. Both proved faulty on Wednesday night in a 5-3 loss to the Indians in Cleveland as an RBI double by Jason Kipnis in the seventh inning was the difference. The Royals (10-10) and Indians play again on Thursday afternoon with a chance to salvage a four-game split. They have lost three of their last four.

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  • Chiefs release their 2014 schedule, with dates, times and TV The NFL has officially released its 2014 schedule. The Chiefs will open the regular season at home against the Tennessee Titans on Sept. 7 and also will face the Patriots on “Monday Night Football” on Sept. 29 and the Broncos on “Sunday Night Football” on Nov. 30, both at Arrowhead.

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  • Olathe police seek flasher An elementary school girl says the man exposed himself to her.

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  • Drop in Aaron Crow’s pitch velocity ‘not a concern’ to Royals The relief pitcher’s mid-90s fastball, the one he utilized en route to an All Star appearance in 2011, has yet to materialize. He frames the drop in velocity as a conscious choice, part of his attempt to harness his command, and he insists he feels healthy. Team officials dismiss the suggestion they are worried, but rival evaluators sound less optimistic.

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  • Bret Saberhagen, Kevin Costner set for ‘Field of Dreams’ party in Iowa If they plan it we will come? We’ll see on Father’s Day weekend. Plans are underway to celebrate the 25th anniversary of “Field of Dreams.” Sports stars scheduled to play include former Royals pitcher Bret Saberhagen.


    Kansas City Star - Political News
    As of (04/24/2014) at 09:50 AM

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  • Missouri lawmakers debate impeaching Gov. Jay Nixon Rep. Nick Marshall, a Parkville Republican, says an executive order issued by Nixon that allows married same-sex couples to file joint state tax returns violates a voter-approved constitutional amendment. Two other articles of impeachment against Nixon have also been filed. Yael T. Abouhalkah: Shame on GOP’s sham attempt to impeach Jay Nixon

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  • BuzzChatter Thursday: Koster defends execution And...Bush talks more openly about whether he’ll run for the White House in 2016

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  • Missouri lawmakers debate impeaching Gov. Jay Nixon Rep. Nick Marshall, a Parkville Republican, says an executive order issued by Nixon that allows married same-sex couples to file joint state tax returns violates a voter-approved constitutional amendment. Two other articles of impeachment against Nixon have also been filed.

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  • Gov. Sam Brownback signs bill nullifying local gun laws in Kansas The bill signed by Gov. Sam Brownback prevents cities and counties from restricting the sale of firearms and ammunition or regulating how guns are transported and stored. Supporters of the measure contend that a patchwork of local regulations has infringed upon gun ownership rights. But opponents of the new law call it undemocratic.

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  • Missouri House endorses bill ending motorcycle helmet law The Missouri House has endorsed a bill that would allow motorcyclists over the age of 21 to forgo wearing helmets while travelling on the road.

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  • Under new Georgia law, guns allowed in bars, churches, school zones Under a law just signed by Georgia's governor, people with a license can carry a gun into bars, some government buildings and places of worship if religious leaders say it's OK.

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  • Obama: New sanctions against Russia are 'teed up' Warning Russia that new economic sanctions are "teed up," President Barack Obama accused Moscow of failing to live up to an agreement last week to ease tensions in eastern Ukraine.

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  • Kansas will nullify local gun laws The governor has signed a bill that will bar local governments from enforcing local gun ordinances, his office announced Wednesday morning.

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  • Missouri lawmakers debate impeaching Gov. Jay Nixon Rep. Nick Marshall, a Parkville Republican, says an executive order issued by Nixon that allows married same-sex couples to file joint state tax returns violates a voter-approved constitutional amendment. Two other articles of impeachment against Nixon have also been filed.

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  • Missouri House panel to consider impeaching Gov. Nixon Wednesday The Wednesday hearing on three separate impeachment resolutions includes one citing Nixon’s decision to allow same-sex couples who married legally in other states to file joint tax returns in Missouri. Another measure criticizes the governor for the amount of time he took to call a special election to fill legislative vacancies.

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  • U.S. Supreme Court upholds Michigan’s ban on affirmative action The Supreme Court accorded voters more leeway to challenge affirmative action as justices gave the green light to a Michigan measure that bans preferential treatment in college admissions based on race or ethnicity. In a fractured decision, the court said it lacked the authority to interfere with the political decision made by Michigan voters in 2006 when they amended their state’s constitution.

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  • Future is uncertain for suburban icon King Louie The former bowling alley and ice rink closed five years ago. Johnson County taxpayers now own it, but some are fuming about that, noting that the $3.6 million the county spent to purchase and stabilize the facility over the last 30 months could have been used to address other public needs.

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  • KCI task force will announce vote on airport’s future May 7 The KCI Terminal Advisory Group held its last public discussion Tuesday, and most members indicated they are ready to choose one of three alternatives: Renovate the individual terminals and keep them separate, renovate the terminals but connect them with a central building or construct a new single terminal.

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  • Court critical of Ohio law punishing campaign lies The Supreme Court appears to be highly skeptical of laws that try to police false statements during political campaigns, raising doubts about the viability of such laws in more than 15 states.

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  • Incentives endorsed for Burns & McDonnell expansion plan The Kansas City Tax Increment Financing Commission supports a $41.9 million TIF request for the proposed expansion of the engineering firm’s headquarters on the former Beth Shalom Synagogue site at 9400 Wornall Road.

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  • Missouri executes inmate for 1993 farm slaying Missouri executed an inmate early Wednesday who was convicted of killing a farming couple in 1993 as part of a plot to steal their cows.

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  • New poll shows Sam Brownback leading Paul Davis in Kansas governor’s race The poll by Rasmussen, whose surveys have traditionally tilted slightly Republican, showed Brownback at 47 percent and Davis, the Kansas House minority leader from Lawrence, at 40 percent.

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  • Missouri governor says flaw in tax cut bill is ‘crippling’ Thanks to one sentence in the bill, Gov. Jay Nixon thinks the General Assembly may be wiping away all taxes for those who earn more than $9,000 a year. He said doing so would strip away two-thirds of state revenue, punch a $4.8 billion hole in Missouri’s budget and ultimately force the closure of public schools, prisons and mental health facilities. But GOP leaders say the governor’s argument is “laughable.”

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  • Substantive reform of ethics rules appears unlikely in Missouri legislature Missouri is the only state with the trio of no campaign contribution limits, no cap on gifts from lobbyists and no policy governing whether a legislator can leave office and go directly into lobbying. Tightened ethics rules always faced an uphill battle in the General Assembly. Now, some fear time once again is running out.

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  • Private school provision could doom Missouri student transfer bill, forum participants say “I have great concern because of this one controversial piece that there is the potential that no bill gets through the Legislature,” Missouri Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro said Monday night at a Kansas City forum. The provision in some situations would allow students in unaccredited districts to transfer with public funds to nonreligious private schools.


    Kansas City Star - Editorials
    As of (04/24/2014) at 09:50 AM

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  • ‘Don’t snitch’ rule leads to blood on Kansas City’s streets If a 10-year-old boy must have a tube forced down his throat to keep him alive after he was shot sitting in a car at a Kansas City gas station, then some able-bodied adults can muster the fortitude to call the TIPS Hotline.

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  • Kansas professors need more protection in social media policy Instead of using the situation to begin a healthy conversation about free speech and social media in academia, the regents seized it as an opportunity to squelch freedom of expression at the six state universities.

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  • Mayor of Marionville, Mo., trips over vile speech As a community stands up for civility, its ousted mayor, Dan Clevenger, an avowed friend of the accused shooter in the three fatal shootings outside Jewish-oriented facilities in Overland Park, has learned that speech, especially of the vile kind, has its consequences.

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  • Changing the face of civic leadership in Kansas City Kansas City Mayor Sly James is on the right track in trying to change the face of leadership via a Women’s Empowerment Initiative. Only one-third of current civic spots are held by women. That’s fixable. Yet only one-third of current city board and commission seats are held by women. That’s fixable.

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  • Missouri’s tax strategy: Give to the rich and take from the poor GOP-controlled legislatures rarely spend much time worrying about taxing ordinary citizens unduly for essential goods and services. That concern would be front and center in a public vote, however. To set the stage with a huge income tax break for the wealthy would be politically foolish and morally bankrupt.

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  • Kansas congressman’s food non-labeling bill counters a growing activist movement Legislation to prohibit labeling of genetically engineered foods opens the door to one of the most fractious and apparently insoluble debates of our day.

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  • Positive actions to celebrate Earth Day GOP lawmakers should pull back on attempts to undermine the authority of the Environmental Protection Agency to carry out its mission — created by a Republican president — to shield the nation’s air, water and land from long-lasting damage. The EPA, if anything, needs a bigger stick to carry in enforcing strong federal laws.

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  • Tipster power leads to shooting arrest As Mayor Sly James said at the news conference announcing the arrest of Mohammed Whitaker in connection with the series of recent highway shootings, it takes some bravery to report suspicious behavior or step forward as a witness. But it’s far better for all of us than living in fear.

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  • As a community, we must move beyond silence There is much harder work to do in recognizing the real threat to society that exists in the shadows. As Rabbi Arthur Nemitoff remarked, there is great power at times in silence, but silence will not heal and “silence is no solution.”

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  • Capitol Watch: All’s fair in love and lobbying Someone needs to tell lawmakers in Missouri and Kansas that their job is to promote the welfare of their state and its citizens, not to level every playing field that a lobbyist or contributor claims is tilted.

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  • Sexual assault victims on college campuses need more help We need a national effort by colleges to offer swift and effective help to the victims, and tough punishment for the criminals involved in the assaults.

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  • Yemen remains front line against terror The threat from al-Qaida in Yemen isn’t going away, nor should the resistance to it.

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  • Cheap GOP tactics to undermine voting in Missouri Republicans in the General Assembly are mounting a two-pronged effort to make voting more difficult for certain citizens, who are most likely to be elderly, low-income, students or minorities.

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  • Final KCI task force report is a needed step to help resolve airport’s future Plans for upgrading Kansas City International Airport will remain up in the air even after a citizens task force releases its final report in a few weeks. That’s not a bad outcome.

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  • KCK police must improve their chase policy to better protect the public Last week, a questionable police chase led to the death of an innocent young girl, making her the second person in two months to die in such incidents in Kansas City, Kan. The Police Department needs to place more restrictions on its chase policy to better protect the public.

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  • As terror lurks, the heart prevails Violent political extremism combined with naked hate becomes a potent kind of virus, the sort that disrupts the human brain in ways most civil people on this earth cannot even fathom.

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  • Boston Marathon battles back, and Kansas City runners join in In Boston, organizers hope this year’s marathon will shine a spotlight on how far the city and its residents have come in their recovery. It is a story of hope, the kind that is essential to remember when dark times visit.

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  • Senseless act of violence at two Jewish centers steals three lives in Overland Park No family or community should have to endure this sorrow. Yet we as a nation seem paralyzed on how to deal with it.

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  • Charles Koch’s public message represents rhetorical spin at its flimsiest Charles G. Koch and his brother, David, are subject to “almost daily” barrages of “character assassination.” What kind of treatment is that, Koch wonders, for people who are devoted to improving the lives of citizens?

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  • Kathleen Sebelius helped create a fairer health system Her role in getting the Affordable Care Act up and running was never easy, and it would become excruciating. But Sebelius, who resigned her post on Friday, contributed a great deal toward creating a better health care system for America.


    The Springfield News Leader
    As of (03/24/2014) at 11:55 PM

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  • 10 things to know about the upcoming relaunched News-Leader.com 6:42 AM In February, the News-Leader announced the most sweeping expansion of our print edition since the redesign that followed installation of our full-color press in 2002. Today, were excited to announce the biggest change to our website since 2011 and things will definitely be different around here.

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  • Clock ticking for controversial group home in Springfield 10:39 AM

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  • City takes action on home with sex offenders

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  • Springfield City Council orders study of group home rules

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  • Ask the Watchdog: Is it legal to have a home full of sex offenders?

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  • Safety concerns reignited about student rental houses in Springfield 9:38 AM

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  • City of Springfield has little oversight of rental houses

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  • 3 children, 2 adults dead after head-on collision in Lawrence County 7:19 AM

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  • This week in Ozarks history 6:05 AM

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  • For-profit colleges object to proposal 5:57 AM

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  • Ozarks Exposure: Hiland Dairy tour fascinates 5:56 AM

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  • Christian County sheriff raises budget concerns 5:56 AM

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  • Blunt bill to revive manufacturing sector gains steam in Senate 5:55 AM

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  • MSU to spend $2.8 million to spruce up Kentwood, Sunvilla 5:53 AM

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  • Man who had been reported missing found deceased Springfield police report that the body of man who had been reported missing has been found.

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  • Reporter's Notebook: You can always talk about weather

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  • Faces in the Crowd: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Corks and Kegs

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  • Paul Mueller net income increases 961 percent in 2013


    The Springfield News Leader - Local News
    As of (03/24/2014) at 11:55 PM

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  • Springfield police: woman tried to flee but had to return home to assault, rape Prosecutors say the woman was held against her will, assaulted and raped. - 2:26 pm

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  • 10 things to know about the upcoming relaunched News-Leader.com In February, the News-Leader announced the most sweeping expansion of our print edition since the... - 6:42 am

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  • Man who had been reported missing found deceased Springfield police report that the body of man who had been reported missing has been found. - 4:19 pm

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  • Area stars shine on big stage for Drury teams She once pulled double-duty for coach Stephanie Phillips at Kickapoo High School, handling the... - 6:06 am

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  • Posts cast a big shadow for Drury women's team By herself, Drury's Amber Dvorak presents a matchup most Division II teams can't match. - 11:51 pm

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    The Springfield News Leader - Editorials
    As of (03/24/2014) at 11:55 PM

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  • This 'gracious lady' took interest in all her students Mar. 23, 2014 Trouble. It was not my fault. My parents, high school teachers and counselors reviewed my grades and decided I was smart enough to finish high school in three years and get a jump on college.

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  • 10 rules to live by, hard to live with Mar. 23, 2014

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  • Krauthammer: Ukraine needs strength, not MREs Mar. 23, 2014 Early in the Ukraine crisis, when the Europeans were working on bringing Ukraine into the EU system and Vladimir Putin was countering with threats and bribes, one British analyst lamented that 'we went to a knife fight with a baguette.'

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  • To the point/Roses and thorns Mar. 23, 2014

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  • Today's Editorial Cartoon 10:46 AM

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  • Vote 'No' to renew tax Mar. 22, 2014

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  • Stoeffler: Check out our fresh digital designs Mar. 22, 2014

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  • Sometimes life takes a near miss Mar. 22, 2014

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  • We are doing students a disservice when we make education an easy 'A' Mar. 22, 2014

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  • Vote 'No' to renew tax Often, we have to pay for our mistakes.

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    The Independence Examiner
    As of (04/24/2014) at 09:50 AM

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  • How to grow seeds and faith Updated at 9:00 AM When I finally remembered to buy seeds for wheat grass, I did what I typically do: I went a bit overboard. How was I supposed to know that a measly pound of seeds would take care of the jungle Benjamin was planning for his LEGO guys, the tall grass scene Colt insisted on planting in […] --

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  • County Executive Sanders speaks to chamber audience Posted at 9:00 AM Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders speaks today at the monthly luncheon of the Independence Chamber of Commerce. He is expected to discuss renovations planned for the County Courthouse Annex in Independence.The luncheon, which is sold...

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  • Morning Jolt: FDA proposes first regulations for e-cigarettes Updated at 8:57 AM In the newsThe federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels under regulations being proposed by the Food and Drug Administration.

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  • How Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom Created The PG-13 Rating 30 Years Ago Posted at 9:01 AM False

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  • Here's What 'Snowden-Putin Truthers' Believe Posted at 9:01 AM False

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  • Samsung's Global Ad Account Is Up For Grabs [THE BRIEF] Posted at 9:02 AM False

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  • Fort holds off Pius for semifinal berth Posted at 8:00 AM When Chad Sutton crushed a two-run homer to deep left-center field to cap an eight-run first inning Wednesday afternoon at Fort Osage High School, it appeared the Indians were on their way to a quick and easy victory over St. Pius X in the...

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  • GM BEATS EARNINGS EXPECTATIONS, SHARES RALLY (GM) Posted at 9:01 AM False

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  • Caterpillar Smashes Earnings Expectations And Boosts Its Outlook (CAT) Posted at 9:01 AM False

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  • Business knowledge advances students to national competition Posted at 6:20 AM Two local financial planners recently advised an elderly couple on whether they have enough funds to retire.“Of all your investments, you have 65 percent of it in stocks and 35 percent in bonds,” they said to the couple. What's Up Next sports calendar Posted at 6:00 AM THURSDAY, APRIL 24HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALLEastern Jackson County TournamentAt Legacy Park4 p.m. — William Chrisman vs. O’Hara (Field...


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    The Independence Examiner - Editorials
    As of (04/24/2014) at 09:50 AM

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  • How to grow seeds and faith Updated at 9:00 AM When I finally remembered to buy seeds for wheat grass, I did what I typically do: I went a bit overboard. How was I supposed to know that a measly pound of seeds would take care of the jungle Benjamin was planning for his LEGO guys, the tall grass scene Colt insisted on planting in […] --

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  • County Executive Sanders speaks to chamber audience Posted at 9:00 AM Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders speaks today at the monthly luncheon of the Independence Chamber of Commerce. He is expected to discuss renovations planned for the County Courthouse Annex in Independence.The luncheon, which is sold...

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  • Morning Jolt: FDA proposes first regulations for e-cigarettes Updated at 8:57 AM In the newsThe federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels under regulations being proposed by the Food and Drug Administration.

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  • How Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom Created The PG-13 Rating 30 Years Ago Posted at 9:01 AM

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  • Here's What 'Snowden-Putin Truthers' Believe Posted at 9:01 AM

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  • Samsung's Global Ad Account Is Up For Grabs [THE BRIEF] Posted at 9:02 AM

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  • Fort holds off Pius for semifinal berth Posted at 8:00 AM When Chad Sutton crushed a two-run homer to deep left-center field to cap an eight-run first inning Wednesday afternoon at Fort Osage High School, it appeared the Indians were on their way to a quick and easy victory over St. Pius X in the...

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  • GM BEATS EARNINGS EXPECTATIONS, SHARES RALLY (GM) Posted at 9:01 AM

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  • Caterpillar Smashes Earnings Expectations And Boosts Its Outlook (CAT) Posted at 9:01 AM

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  • Business knowledge advances students to national competition Posted at 6:20 AM Two local financial planners recently advised an elderly couple on whether they have enough funds to retire.“Of all your investments, you have 65 percent of it in stocks and 35 percent in bonds,” they said to the couple. What's Up Next sports calendar Posted at 6:00 AM THURSDAY, APRIL 24HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALLEastern Jackson County TournamentAt Legacy Park4 p.m. — William Chrisman vs. O’Hara (Field...


    The Columbia Missourian
    As of (04/24/2014) at 09:50 AM

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  • Right-to-work bill divides Missourians as it moves through legislature Conflicting views about right-to-work legislation and unions have been an ongoing issue in Missouri. By Casey Bischel : Labor and business allies prepare for battle, but first the bill must make it out of the House.

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  • Missouri Senate panel approves spending plan by The Associated Press : The budget bills now head to the Senate floor for approval. Lawmakers have until May 9 to pass the measures.

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  • Missouri lawmakers back tax break for aircraft repairs by The Associated Press : A bill given final approval Wednesday by the Senate focuses on an existing sales tax break for parts used to repair or modify aircraft.

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  • Brandon Coleman's mother speaks to violence task force by Timothy Maylander : Winona Coleman-Broadus detailed the racial inequality and cultural insensitivity she felt she experienced after her son"s death.

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  • UPDATE: Injured man charged with second-degree murder in Tuesday shooting by Missourian staff : Derrick Brookins, 44, was fatally shot Tuesday in north Columbia. A second man, Darrius Edwards, 22, was shot in the incident and later charged with second-degree murder.

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  • Elementary school students walk through homicide scene to get home by Veronica DeStefano : Students were let off at their normal stop at the corner of West Texas and Sondra avenues after Columbia Public Schools deemed there was no "imminent threat."

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  • 13th Circuit honored for timely hearings in child abuse, neglect cases by Mary Ryan : Of the 45 circuit courts in Missouri, only 16 won the award for holding timely hearings in child abuse and neglect cases, in which children who have been removed from their home are reunited with parents or placed in a new permanent home as quickly as possible.

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  • UPDATE: Missouri House panel considers impeaching governor by JORDAN SHAPIRO/The Associated Press : The Wednesday hearing on three separate impeachment resolutions includes one citing Gov. Jay Nixon"s decision to allow same-sex couples who married legally in other states to file joint tax returns in Missouri.

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  • Missouri executes William Rousan for 1993 killing by The Associated Press : William Rousan, a 57-year-old Missouri man who killed a southeast Missouri farm couple 21 years ago, was executed early Wednesday.

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  • Local agencies partner to create veterans campus, supportive services by Veronike Collazo : The proposed 4.2-acre campus on Business Loop 70 East would offer 54 beds for veterans transitioning into civilian life.

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  • Fulton man arrested after suspected crack cocaine found in his home by Taylor Fox : Authorities found more than 10 grams of suspected crack cocaine, a handgun, a bulletproof vest and drug paraphernalia, including digital scales and packaging material.

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  • Spy plane outlasts Cold War, but not defense cuts by DONNA CASSATA/The Associated Press : The Air Force wants to gradually retire a fleet of 32 "Dragon Lady" planes, which can soar to an altitude of 70,000 feet. The U-2 has been in operation since 1955 and provided evidence of Soviet missiles in Cuba in 1962, helping to avert a nuclear war.

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  • St. Louis Zoo-Museum District board member quits amid conflict by The Associated Press : Board member Pat Whitaker resigned Tuesday, the same day the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that local firm Arcturis had won a St. Louis Science Center project contract. Whitaker is Arcturis" founder and board chairwoman.

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  • Evidence argued in old Wyoming killing by The Associated Press : Prosecuting and defense attorneys argued Wednesday regarding which evidence and testimony to allow during an elderly Missouri woman"s first-degree murder trial in Wyoming.

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  • Gacy murder case helps solve unrelated Chicago death by DON BABWIN/The Associated Press : Investigators have identified the remains of a man who, in 1978, never returned to his home that was just a few miles from Gacy"s house. They also say they know the identity of his now-deceased killer.

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  • Spirit Airlines to begin flying out of Kansas City by The Associated Press : Beginning Aug. 7, the airline will offer flights to Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Detroit and Las Vegas.

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  • House panel passes Missouri student transfer bill by The Associated Press : SB 493 would limit the tuition paid by struggling districts and allow the receiving schools to set policies for how many students they accept.

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  • Harris-Stowe State University names new president by The Associated Press : Dwaun Warmack, 37, has been named the next president of Harris-Stowe State University. Warmack is the senior vice president for administration and student services at Bethune-Cookman University.

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  • U.S. weighs clemency for inmates jailed for 10 years by Eric Tucker/The Associated Press : The initiative is part of a broader effort to trim the nation"s prison population, ease sentencing disparities arising from drug possession crimes and scale back the use of strict punishments for drug offenders without a violent past.

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  • Wellness programs grow more popular with employers by Catherine Lucey and Tom Murphy/The Associated Press : More companies are starting or expanding wellness programs that aim to reduce their medical costs by improving their employees" health, including taking physical exams and detailed health assessments.


    The Columbia Missourian - Editorials
    As of (04/24/2014) at 09:51 AM

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  • WHAT OTHERS SAY: Missouri's tax strategy: Give to the rich and take from the poor By The Kansas City Star : There is no credible evidence that broad-based income tax cuts would benefit the state economy, and the cuts contemplated would make it harder to invest in schools and services.

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  • ROSE NOLEN: Being a kind neighbor helps pay the dues for living on this planet by Rose Nolen : Living outside of a community is like night and day. You have to worry about everything. You are completely on your own.

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  • DAVID ROSMAN: Time for Missouri residents to demand campaign finance reform by David Rosman : If legislators are not willing to stem the degree to which outside organizations attempt to influence politics, then citizens should take matters into their own hands.

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  • WHAT OTHERS SAY: Sexual assault victims on campus need more support by The Kansas City Star : Sexual assaults on college campuses are notoriously under-reported. But, recent criticism of the way MU handled the sexual assault allegations of former swimmer Sasha Menu Courey has prompted school officials and lawmakers to take rapes more seriously.

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  • GUEST COMMENTARY: We need to stop picking up the restaurant industry's tab by Marjorie Elizabeth Wood : Members of the National Restaurant Association have been fighting efforts to change a boost in minimum wage for tipped workers, which has been stuck at $2.13 per hour for more than 20 years.

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  • WHAT OTHERS SAY: Missourians support ethics reform. Why won't the legislature act? by St. Louis Post-Dispatch : A new poll conducted by The Wickers Group on behalf of the Missouri Liberty Project shows broad-based support, among Democrats, Republicans and independents, for serious ethics reform in the Show-Me State.

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  • WHAT OTHERS SAY: Good job, legislature, keeping e-cigs away from minors by The Washington Missourian : E-cigs are touted as a safer alternative to traditional cigarettes and other tobacco products, but they are not without health risks.

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  • WHAT OTHERS SAY: Missouri needs a way to monitor prescription drug abuse by St. Joseph News-Press : We encourage area citizens concerned for their communities to support legislative proposals for a prescription drug monitoring program that would allow Missouri authorities to electronically analyze drug purchases and detect when prescriptions are being abused.

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  • GUEST COMMENTARY: Being a vegetarian doesn't mean being a jerk by Jill Richardson : Open dialogue — not judgment — is more productive among people with different diet choices.

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  • GUEST COMMENTARY: U.S. attorney general takes humane steps toward prison reform by Nat Hentoff : The attorney general — long dismissed by many critics as a mere minion of his dictatorial boss — is actively involved in bringing, of all things, human rights to our prison system.

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  • DEAR READER: MU fails with sexual violence policies, reacts slowly with task force by Tom Warhover : The first phase of a task force formed in the wake of Sasha Menu Courey"s death was stunningly underwhelming. The task force made an inventory of resources and found the phone book, but you have to start somewhere.

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  • GUEST COMMENTARY: We might be journalists, but at least we're not lumberjacks A group of young journalists respond to new job rankings which place journalism jobs at the bottom of the "best" list.

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  • WHAT OTHERS SAY: Let's make Missouri the first 'high-jack' state by St. Louis Post-Dispatch : Missouri House Bill 1603, which would make jumping jacks the official state exercise, has passed in the House and is awaiting action in the Senate.

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  • GEORGE KENNEDY: Democrats will have to fight to win and retain Missouri seats by George Kennedy : Matt Nappe, data and technology manager for state Democrats, presented a plausible but difficult-to-execute strategy for the state party to prevent Republicans from gaining a veto-proof edge in the General Assembly.

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  • WHAT OTHERS SAY: Missouri Highway Patrol cross-trains to boost safety at Lake of the Ozarks by Jefferson City News-Tribune : Just as athletes enhance fitness and safety by training in multiple disciplines, state troopers will promote public safety at the Lake of the Ozarks by acquiring training both on highways and waterways.

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  • WHAT OTHERS SAY: The tragedy in Rwanda may ultimately have a happy ending by Tampa Tribune : In Rwanda today, the genocide — while it will never be forgotten — has been put aside as the victims and the perpetrators join hands in a remarkable effort to build a better nation.

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  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: E-cigarettes should be treated the same as tobacco products A Missouri Senate bill could exempt e-cigarettes from current tobacco laws despite limited research suggesting they could have equally adverse effects as traditional cigarettes.

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  • DAVID ROSMAN: Right to Work needs parity; MoDOT needs more money by David Rosman : Although certain pieces of legislation may be written by organizations with particular political leanings, they should not be summarily dismissed. The legislation can be co-opted across party lines to better serve the citizens of Missouri.

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  • WHAT OTHERS SAY: Missouri's roads need repairs, funding sources uncertain by ST. JOSEPH NEWS-PRESS : Improvements to Missouri"s roads are long overdue, but residents and lawmakers are divided on the best way to pay for these updates.

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  • ROSE NOLEN: One person, one vote — no matter the race, color or creed by Rose Nolen : Voting is a basic right for all Americans, and there should not be any restrictions on when and how people can vote.


    Columbia Daily Tribune
    As of (04/24/2014) at 09:52 AM

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  • Partnership to bring veterans campus, support services to Columbia The Columbia Housing Authority plans to team up with Truman Memorial Veterans' Hospital and Welcome Home Inc. to build a 4.2-acre campus for veterans that would include short-term and long-term housing and offer support services.

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  • Senate committee approves budget plan JEFFERSON CITY -- Foreign college students living in Missouri could find school more expensive next year, but students who have the highest test scores would get a break under the budget plan approved Wednesday by the Senate Appropriations Committee.

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  • Thu 12:37 am Finucane dazzles again in MU's win over Missouri State Entering this season, Missouri softball Coach Ehren Earleywine and projected ace Tori Finucane faced the question again and again of whether MU's freshmen hurlers could adequately replace three-time first-team All-American Chelsea Thomas in the pitcher's circle.

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  • Drones being used again for University of Missouri classes University of Missouri instructor Bill Allen is confident that recent rulings prohibiting drones from flying outdoors will be overruled. And he hopes that when it happens, his students will be prepared to use drones in their industries of choice.

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  • Nixon rallies tax cut opposition at Columbia Public Schools Columbia Public Schools has students, parents, teachers and staff who live in all five Missouri House districts representing Boone County. There are at least three Columbia schools in each of those districts.

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  • GOP lawmakers, Nixon continue battle of tax-cut rhetoric JEFFERSON CITY -- Gov. Jay Nixon used uncertainty as his major weapon Tuesday to attack a tax cut plan passed by state lawmakers but found his foes taunting him from their ramparts and urging him to stop stalling with his...

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  • Downtown parklet makes spring return Megan Dercher, center, holds her daughter Kayla, 5, as she naps in her arms on the "parklet” at Ninth and Cherry streets after an afternoon of hiking in the Grindstone Nature Area. The parklet opens with spring's warm weather. This...

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  • 150 YEARS AGO: Teenager executed by firing squad at Tipton TIPTON -- William "Paddy” Mullins, 17, was executed by a firing squad at 4 p.m. as harsh new policies, never clearly announced as official and counter to standing national orders, began to be enforced.

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  • Man, 69, accused of stabbing son-in-law with scissors Boone County deputies arrested a 69-year-old man Tuesday in connection with a stabbing at a home in the 400 block of East Cedar Court, the sheriff's department said in a news release.

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  • Event to offer money advice for disabled An event tomorrow in Jefferson City will focus on providing financial advice for people with disabilities.

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  • Road worker struck in work zone wreck A woman directing traffic in a Moniteau County work zone suffered serious injuries Tuesday when she was hit by a truck that was struck in a collision.

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  • Alleged gunman arrested in shooting Columbia police arrested a man Tuesday night on suspicion of shooting a 33-year-old man earlier this month.

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  • Police stepping up DWI enforcment After six deaths in four fatal traffic accidents in Columbia this year -- two of which were confirmed to have been related to impaired driving -- police are stepping up DWI enforcement extending into May.

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  • Bill Clark Theater founder grew from stage-struck kid There comes a time in most folks' lives when a change in direction brings growth, excitement and happiness.

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  • Missouri executes inmate for 1993 murder over cattle BONNE TERRE -- Missouri executed an inmate early today only a few miles from the farm where prosecutors said he orchestrated the 1993 killing of a couple whose cows he wanted to steal.

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  • U.S. weighs clemency guidelines WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Department of Justice is encouraging nonviolent federal inmates who have behaved in prison, have no significant criminal history and have already served more than 10 years behind bars to apply for clemency, officials announced today.

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  • Everett's heroics lead Tigers in KC KANSAS CITY -- After missing an opportunity in the eighth inning, Dillon Everett was out in Kauffman Stadium's left field in …

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  • Finucane dazzles again in MU's win over Missouri State Entering this season, Missouri softball Coach Ehren Earleywine and projected ace Tori Finucane faced the question again and again of whether MU's freshmen hurlers could...

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  • Source: Floyd's interest in Missouri believed to be reciprocated Texas-El Paso Coach Tim Floyd has emerged as a candidate for the vacant position as Missouri's men's basketball coach.


    Columbia Daily Tribune - Editorials
    As of (04/24/2014) at 09:54 AM

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  • Petition It's hard to know at this point on what ground the petition campaign to overturn the Columbia City Council's agreement with the Opus Group should fail. Legal issues have been raised about the process, and the council's membership has changed,...

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  • MAP, etc Educators and their detractors across the nation have been discussing, with varying degrees of approval and disdain, the arrival of Common Core standards for K-12 teaching and learning.

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  • Peeing in the cistern The time might be right for officials in Portland, Ore., to come up with a better plan for coping with pee in their drinking water.

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  • Oops The other day, in comments about the coming Republican Party primary, I wrote that House Speaker Tim Jones has taken himself out of the 2016 race for state attorney general in a prospective campaign including Sen. Kurt Schaefer, who has...

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  • Frank Haith Frank Haith took his immediate future in hand by moving out of town.

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  • Retail survey The city of Columbia wants to answer the question, "Why do people drive away from Columbia to shop?" Others might ask the question, "Why is the city willing to spend up to $100,000 to find out?"

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  • How to police New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton, a renowned practitioner of enlightened heavy-handedness, takes inspiration from Sir Robert Peel, a 19th-century British prime minister considered the father of the London police force. With his Nine Principles of Policing, Sir Robert...

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  • How dogs poop I bet not many of you regularly read our page Did You Know Kids, which runs each Wednesday. You're missing a bet.

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  • Marijuana Now that an inexorable trend is underway toward legalizing the sale and use of marijuana, discussion will turn toward the effects of the drug.

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  • Diapers While we're considering curious aspects of public policy, how about welfare diapers for poor people?

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  • Marijuana Give Sixth Ward Councilwoman Barbara Hoppe credit for launching a discussion that might move the tortuous discussion of marijuana legalization. Hers is a tiny little segment of the issue -- she would decriminalize cultivation of a few plants for medicinal...

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  • GOP primary These days a Republican primary election campaign is a sight to behold as every candidate seeks to occupy the far-right fringe. So it was at last week's annual Missouri Lincoln Day dinner, where several candidates advertised their goods.

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  • Player dismissals It's easy for us out here in the cheap seats to reach quick conclusions about what University of Missouri athletic officials should do with the likes of Dorial Green-Beckham and Zach Price, but in the middle of the action these...

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  • Out-county voting In small jurisdictions throughout Boone County, voters on Tuesday made a series of good decisions.

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  • Mixed messages As beleaguered leaders at Columbia's City Hall seek advice and help on how to proceed with downtown development, two official bodies are sending somewhat contradictory messages.

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  • Recent Blog Entries Behind The Stripes Draft Stock Update: Ealy hanging around 1st round, G... Behind The Stripes Talking Shop with Gary Pinkel, Torren Jones at Mizzo... Mental Math Mental Math for Wednesday April 23 Behind The Stripes Stat Spotlight: Experience on Missouri's Two-Deep Prep Repartee Wait for all-state can abate ... finally Mental Math Fix the Problem for Tuesday April 22 Behind The Stripes ESPN debuts Missouri-themed commercial to promote SE... Behind The Stripes Spring Standouts: Defense Tiger Tidings Non-rev musings: Softball moves into tie for second ... Behind The Stripes Backup QB Trent Hosick decides to transfer Courtside View Some thoughts with MU's coaching search underway Mental Math Mental Math for Monday April 21 Art Axis Edward David Anderson makes a name for himself Behind The Stripes Spring Standouts: Offense Tiger Tidings Incarnate Word girls hoops star chooses UConn over MU Behind The Stripes Webster Groves athlete makes 7 commits for MU's Cla...

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    St. Joseph News-Press
    As of (04/24/2014) at 09:54 AM

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  • Battle of Plattsburg holds fascination for history buff A jewel rested there in plain sight, at least as visible as anything else on a microfilmed page. To James Crofutt, staring at that gray screen, the words looked golden.The St. Joseph man had long made a study of the Battle of Plattsburg, an 1864 Clinton County engagement that pales historically to, say, the Battle of Atlanta, which began on the same day.

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  • Buchanan County welcomes new enforcer Some may not see the need for a 36,000-pound, 11-foot towering piece of armored protection, but if you ask Buchanan County's Special Response Team leader, it's absolutely necessary.

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  • Extensive remodel project nearing completion For 120 years, the Noyes Home for Children has served as a safe haven for children in crisis situations. Through the generosity of the community and the success of their recent capital campaign, the building finally has received some upgrades it desperately needed.

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  • Top 5: What to do this weekend This weekend's entertainment best bets include an intimate performance by Under the Big Oak Tree at the News-Press and Missouri Western's spring concert, featuring B.o.B and SoMo, at Civic Arena.

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  • School levy could face a rough road

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  • U.S. weighs clemency for inmates jailed for 10 years

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  • Trenton police partner to offer at-home drug tests

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  • Would-be bank robber gets 5 years

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  • Sports bar offers endless fries

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  • Suddenlink launches mobile app

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  • Luncheon event honors workers

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  • Wednesday's College Results

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  • Cameron baseball wins 1st-ever tournament crown

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  • Chiefs 2014 schedule includes 3 appearances in prime time

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  • Garnett looking to rebound at Zurich Classic

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  • Northwest women 3rd; both Western teams 7th at MIAA golf


    St. Joseph News-Press - Editorials
    As of (04/24/2014) at 09:56 AM

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  • Act locally to ease our impact on world The people of this region are a lot closer than many others to the land, rivers and big sky that make our country the environmental gem it is.

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  • Governor grasping at straws Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon clouds the issues and undermines his own credibility when he suggests the legislature has written a tax law so badly that it could have "cataclysmic" consequences for state revenues.

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  • District's proud moment The St. Joseph School District has hit a high note with its music program.

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  • Amid great loss, hope triumphs Spun of thread that is drawn from the deepest longings of the heart, a dream that fills with the breath of hope comes to life.

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  • Help patients refill meds A Missouri lawmaker has a health care proposal that deserves to gain widespread support as more people hear about it.

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  • Monitor prescription sales in state Law enforcement officers, prosecutors and judges in Northwest Missouri well understand the threat posed by illegal drug use. So do medical professionals and our social welfare workers.

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  • Science education on track for upgrade Nearly overlooked in the swirl of recent events is the wonderful news that St. Joseph is within about a year of breaking ground on an ambitious project, the Advanced Science Research Center.

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  • Add this: consultant contracts A lot of things look different in the rearview mirror, such as these words from Dr. Fred Czerwonka in a News-Press guest column published last October:

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  • Levee reviews welcome Reassurances from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers don't exactly put our minds at ease.

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  • Make a big impact Role models make an impact. The Big Brothers and Big Sisters program has proven it.

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  • Road needs require statewide solution Missouri is finding there is no good alternative to growing the economy, adding new well-paying jobs and expanding the tax base.

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  • New sets of eyes see new possibilities Sometimes it takes an outsider to notice things the rest of us have looked at so long that we take for granted. Such revelations can solve problems, or offer possibilities for the future.

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  • Issues, not ages, matter Today's younger generation has much to offer on the issues of the day - if only the rest of us will listen and take them seriously.

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  • Suspicious fires threaten all of us The possibility an arsonist is at work in St. Joseph is supported by recent evidence of three fires that have erupted in vacant structures in one neighborhood.

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  • Respect voters' judgment One thing can be said about Tuesday's election in St. Joseph: Voters appear to have made conscious choices when passing a smoking ban and seating a total of four new members of the City Council and school board.

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  • Civic duty requires effort from voters Few voters will get all they want when ballots are counted this evening in St. Joseph. Still, only those who head to the polls will have a say in choosing:

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  • Connect, volunteer to thrive Our charities depend on donor dollars, but hardly financial gifts alone.

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  • Military report on target Missouri state officials deserve credit for realizing more needs to be done, and soon, to secure and hopefully expand our federal investments supporting the military.

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  • Trade sanctions worry us In case you missed it, the tides of the recession appear to be receding in the Midland Empire. Or so say the indicators.

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  • District audit welcome The reasons aside, it's good news that the St. Joseph School District is about to undergo a state audit.


    The Joplin Globe - State News
    As of (04/24/2014) at 09:56 AM

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  • Gov. Nixon declares state of emergency in Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon today declared a state of emergency in Missouri in response to severe winter weather that began early this morning, bringing hazardous travel and the possibility of power outages. February 21, 2013 1 Photo

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  • Party on? No local love in Princeton Review rankings There's no love for Missouri Southern State University, Pittsburg State University or Crowder College in the new rankings issued by the Princeton Review. Which, given many of the survey categories, isn't necessarily a bad thing. August 6, 2013

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  • Publicist: Andy Williams dies According to a publicist, Emmy-winning TV host and 'Moon River' crooner Andy Williams has died. September 26, 2012

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  • Lions climb into share of MIAA men's basketball lead Without taking the floor, Missouri Southern has climbed into a first-place tie in the MIAA men’s basketball race. February 22, 2012

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  • 2.6 magnitude earthquake recorded in Oklahoma The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded a 2.6 magnitude earthquake near Wellston in central Oklahoma. No injuries or damage is reported. January 19, 2011

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  • Audit: $108,000 taken from Missouri Veterans Commission JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -A former employee of the state auditor's office embezzled nearly $108,000 while working as an accountant for the Missouri Veterans Commission, the state auditor alleged Monday. Stacy Griffin-Lowery was fired by the Veterans Commission in March 2008 and pleaded guilty three months later to a misdemeanor theft charge. She repaid the state $17,665, the auditor's office said. But Missouri Auditor Susan Montee on Monday accused Griffin-Lowery of swiping an additional $90,192 by getting reimbursed for cash advances and purchases made on her personal credit card. April 12, 2010

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  • Race in Kansas' 2nd District could heat up for GOP incumbent TOPEKA, Kan. -A conservative Kansas legislator said Monday he will announce in a few weeks whether he will challenge freshman U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins in the Republican primary. State Sen. Dennis Pyle's actions in recent months suggest the Hiawatha farmer, who's served in the Legislature since 2001, is running against Jenkins in the Aug. 2 primary. He set up a campaign organization in November and has a Web site featuring a brief video of him on his farm, asking viewers for support. April 12, 2010

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  • Oklahoma tea party leaders, lawmakers envision militia OKLAHOMA CITY -Frustrated by recent political setbacks, tea party leaders and some conservative members of the Oklahoma Legislature say they would like to create a new volunteer militia to help defend against what they believe are improper federal infringements on state sovereignty. Tea party movement leaders say they've discussed the idea with several supportive lawmakers and hope to get legislation next year to recognize a new volunteer force April 12, 2010

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  • Missouri: Senate panel cuts $500 million from proposed budget JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -A Senate committee declared Thursday that it has sliced more than $500 million from Missouri's proposed budget for next year -meeting a target set by Gov. Jay Nixon to bring it in balance. April 8, 2010

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  • Kansas: Wichita-area casino in doubt after governor's decision TOPEKA, Kan. -A proposed casino south of Wichita was in doubt Thursday after Gov. Mark Parkinson refused to grant its developers a regulatory reprieve. Partners in the $225 million Chisholm Creek project wanted to delay a state board's decision on their plans. April 8, 2010


    The Joplin Globe - Local News
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  • Former Webb City teacher charged with sexual contact with student A former Webb City High School choir teacher was charged Tuesday in Jasper County Circuit Court with having sexual contact with a student. According to a probable-cause statement, Carrie Njoroge, 30, of Oronogo, had consensual sexual intercourse with an 18-year-old male student in her office at Webb City High School during the evening hours of April 15. April 23, 2014

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  • PSU Student Center groundbreaking set for April 30 In 2039, Pittsburg State Students will open a time capsule and get a picture of what life was like on campus today. Filling that time capsule will be one of the tasks at a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday, April 30, to kick off a major expansion and renovation of the Overman Student Center at PSU. April 24, 2014

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  • New Powell bridge to open today Great River Associates engineer Spencer Jones, of Springfield, is planning a final inspection of the new Powell bridge on Cowan Road off Route E, to be followed by a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 3 p.m. today. The initial cost for the bridge was put at $800,000. April 23, 2014

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  • Mike Pound: Spring a great time to visit Carver monument It occurred to me when the woman passed me — for the second time — as I ambled along the walking trail at George Washington Carver National Monument that perhaps I should step up the pace of my amble. The only problem is, the walking trail at the monument isn’t a place that necessarily inspires a stepped-up amble. To me, the Carver monument is a place to linger. April 23, 2014 1 Photo

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  • Missouri lawmakers file three resolutions calling for impeaching governor While Gov. Jay Nixon was in Nevada, Mo., on Wednesday, a Missouri House panel led by Republicans began hearing arguments on three measures calling for impeaching him. Nixon has downplayed the proceedings as a legislative “publicity stunt.” One resolution, sponsored by Rep. Mike Moon, R-Ash Grove, is critical of Nixon for waiting several months to call special elections to fill three vacated House seats. April 23, 2014

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  • SLIDE SHOW: Moving day for biology and chemistry building at Pittsburg State They didn’t all go two-by-two, and the person in charge wasn’t named Noah, but nonetheless, critters of all shapes and sizes were on the move Wednesday. Students, volunteers and staff members helped Delia Lister, director of Nature Reach, relocate everything from a pair of prairie dogs to a vocal macaw named Charlie so that Heckert-Wells Hall — the biology and chemistry building where they are housed on the campus of Pittsburg State University — can undergo a $4.4 million transformation in the coming months. April 23, 2014 2 Photos 1 Slideshow

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  • Joplin pays it forward with flowers; residents asked to return bulbs ‘fostered' for other towns Suzan Morang’s front yard bloomed brightly last year from a colorful array of bulbs that she will happily pass on to someone else this year. Morang, 1207 Xenia Court, is a participant in America Responds With Love, a national nonprofit organization that distributes bulbs to disaster-stricken cities. April 23, 2014 1 Photo

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  • 3M plant expansion to create 22 jobs An $18.7 million expansion at the 3M Co. manufacturing plant in Nevada will create 22 new jobs, a company official said Wednesday. “We started 43 years ago as a small manufacturer,” said Todd Cantrell, plant manager, in a meeting with employees. “We are now the largest 3M plant in the state of Missouri and one of the largest of all 3M plants.” April 23, 2014

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  • Season opens Friday for Carthage Art Walk Art, music and other activities are scheduled Friday when a new season of the Carthage Art Walk opens on the courthouse square. Displays and programs set for 6 to 9 p.m. will showcase galleries, artists, restaurants and shops. Special events will feature a timed painting and a demonstration of an 1896 printing press. April 23, 2014

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  • Carthage Council reorganizes The Carthage City Council has one new member after Paul McCoy was sworn in Tuesday as 2nd Ward councilman. Oaths of office also were repeated by Mayor Mike Harris, and Councilmen Lee Carlson, Jason Shelfer, Kirby Newport and Brady Beckham, all re-elected in city balloting on April 8. Councilman Dan Rife was re-elected as mayor pro tem. April 23, 2014


    The Joplin Globe - Editorials
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  • Other Views: Time for reform is now Missourians support ethics reform. Why won’t the Legislature act? April 24, 2014 1 Photo

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  • Our View: A proud defiance We can’t all be marathon runners. April 23, 2014 1 Photo

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  • Geoff Caldwell, columnist: Nevada standoff bigger than just one man Imagine that all your life you’ve spent your days working your ranch and your nights nursing the calluses, the aches and the pains that come from working that ranch. April 23, 2014

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  • Our View: Bad aim We continue to be amazed at the lengths to which Missouri Republican lawmakers will go to block even the threat of federal gun-control laws. April 22, 2014 1 Photo

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  • Herb Van Fleet, columnist: How would you save a drowning man? I recently recalled an old joke about how to tell a Republican from a Democrat. April 22, 2014

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  • Henry Morgan, guest columnist: Cliven Bundy is a taker wanting something for nothing The Cliven Bundy confrontation with the Bureau of Land Management in Nevada has raised several important issues. April 21, 2014

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  • Phill Brooks, columnist: 40 years later, Missouri's Capitol is a lot less fun Sitting in the Senate’s recent memorial service for deceased members reminded me how different the chamber has become from the Senate I first covered more than four decades ago. April 21, 2014

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  • Other Views: Robbing the poor Combining their “income inequality” obsession with business bashing, some liberals are blaming supposed corporate greed for the financial challenges of the poor. April 21, 2014

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  • Marilyn Beasley guest columnist: Asking for some answers from Obama is not racism As an American, I believe in the rule of law. April 21, 2014

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  • Bill Masters, guest columnist: The power to hate and the power to love Many of you have already heard about the killing of Dr. William L. Corporon and his grandson in Overland Park, Kan., on April 13. April 21, 2014


    The Jefferson City News Tribune
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  • Class-action lawsuit filed against Hawthorn Bank Suit challenges policy on overdraft charges - A class-action lawsuit against Hawthorn Bank alleges the bank has illegally charged customers for overdrafting their accounts.

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  • House panel mulls impeaching Nixon - An effort to impeach Gov. Jay Nixon over his decision to allow same-sex couples to file joint tax returns received its first public hearing Wednesday in a Missouri House committee.

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  • 'Wings over Water' to promote Earth Day Public events on tap today, Friday - Many Earth Day celebrations this year marked the seventh anniversary of when the bald eagle was removed from the endangered species list.

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  • Jefferson City artist featured in Parkinson's calendar - A longtime advocate for the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, Judi Jecmen is one of 13 artists in the country whose artwork was selected to appear in the organization's nationally distributed 2014 Creativity and Parkinson's Calender.

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  • Bill offers protection for religious rights in public school - A Potosi teacher recently told students "they were not allowed to have their Bibles out in the school," state Rep. Elijah Haahr told Missouri senators Wednesday.

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  • House panel advances school transfer bill - The debate over a law that allows Missouri students in unaccredited school districts to transfer to neighboring schools will soon hit the House floor, and it will likely bring a fight over sending public dollars to private schools with it.

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  • State officials hope bill can 'fix' child-support issue Bill focused on children in post-secondary school - State Children's Division hearing officers tell Missouri lawmakers that about half their divorce case hearings involve child support payments for college students.

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  • Man gets probation for burglary - A Jefferson City man, charged with attempting to break into a business in February 2013, has been placed on five years supervised probation after being found guilty by a Cole County jury in January.

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  • Police: 13-year-old was driving for drunk dad - Police in a St. Louis suburb who pulled over a swerving pickup truck say they found a 13-year-old driving because his dad was intoxicated.

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  • Summer food program to feed Russellville students for free - Any school-aged child through the age of 18 may eat breakfast and lunch free during summer school June 2-13 at Russellville Elementary School.

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  • Kite festival on tap Saturday - Families are invited to attend the Community Kite Festival from noon-4 p.m. Saturday at the Jefferson City Jaycees Fairgrounds.

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  • Chicken dinner, trivia event to benefit Heart Walk - The Jefferson City Medical Group Heart Walk team will host a chicken dinner and trivia event Saturday to benefit the American Heart Association at the American Legion Hall, 1423 Tanner Bridge Road.

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  • Management, safety cited for radiation release - Poor management, an eroding safety culture, ineffective maintenance and a lack of proper oversight are being blamed for a radiation release that contaminated 21 workers and shuttered the federal government's nuclear waste dump two months ago in southeastern New Mexico.

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  • Boogeymen and shady deals define spin for US Senate - The fight for the Senate majority boils down to boogeyman billionaires against the shifty septuagenarian - if party operatives' spin is to be believed.

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  • Q&A: A French economist's grim view of wealth gap - If you'd like to live in Downton Abbey, the good news is that our economy has entered a second Gilded Age of opulence and elegance. The bad news is that you'll likely end up among the vast majority stuck sweating in the kitchen.

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  • Jays blank Rolla 11-0 - Jefferson City had 14 hits and Adam Grunden threw a complete-game shutout as the Jays rolled to an 11-0 victory against Rolla in six innings Wednesday at Vivion Field.

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  • Haith adds staff at Tulsa - University of Tulsa head basketball coach Frank Haith has hired four assistants to his staff - including three former head coaches.

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  • LU men move up in track and field rankings - The Lincoln women dropped two spots to No. 5 while the men moved up a spot to No. 12 in the latest United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Division II national rankings, released Tuesday.

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  • Lincoln ties for third at golf tourney - Brian Lillevold tied for sixth overall, leading the Lincoln Blue Tigers to a tie for third place at the 2014 Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association Championship on Wednesday.

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  • LU women conclude play in MIAA Golf Championship - Lincoln wrapped up play in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association Championship on Wednesday, with three players representing the Blue Tigers as individuals.


    The Jefferson City News Tribune - State News
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  • House panel mulls impeaching Nixon - An effort to impeach Gov. Jay Nixon over his decision to allow same-sex couples to file joint tax returns received its first public hearing Wednesday in a Missouri House committee.

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  • Bill offers protection for religious rights in public school - A Potosi teacher recently told students "they were not allowed to have their Bibles out in the school," state Rep. Elijah Haahr told Missouri senators Wednesday.

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  • House panel advances school transfer bill - The debate over a law that allows Missouri students in unaccredited school districts to transfer to neighboring schools will soon hit the House floor, and it will likely bring a fight over sending public dollars to private schools with it.

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  • State officials hope bill can 'fix' child-support issue Bill focused on children in post-secondary school - State Children's Division hearing officers tell Missouri lawmakers that about half their divorce case hearings involve child support payments for college students.

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  • Police: 13-year-old was driving for drunk dad - Police in a St. Louis suburb who pulled over a swerving pickup truck say they found a 13-year-old driving because his dad was intoxicated.

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  • Mo. Senate backs potential for preschool ratings - Missouri senators have endorsed legislation that could lead to the development of a preschool rating system by private or nonprofit groups.

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  • Mo. House endorses motorcycle helmet law change - The Missouri House has endorsed a bill that would allow motorcyclists over the age of 21 to forgo wearing helmets while traveling on the road.

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  • Mo. House endorses June primary election date - The Missouri House gave initial approval to legislation that would move the state's primary elections to June.

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  • Senate panel adopts tuition restriction - A Missouri Senate committee adopted a state budget provision Tuesday to prevent public colleges and universities from offering in-state tuition rates to students living in the country illegally.

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  • Missouri executes inmate for 1993 farm slaying - Missouri executed an inmate early Wednesday who was convicted of killing a farming couple in 1993. William Rousan, 57, was scheduled to be executed at 12:01 a.m. He was declared dead at 12:10 a.m., Missouri Department of Corrections spokesman Mike O'Connell said.

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  • House OKs use of cannabis extract for epilepsy - The Missouri House has endorsed legislation allowing use of a cannabis extract by people whose epilepsy is not relieved by other treatments.

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  • Man who avoided prison for 13 years seeks release - A St. Louis man who avoided prison because of a clerical error and led a law-abiding life for more than a decade before he was locked up last year is asking a Missouri judge to set him free.

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  • Missouri man facing execution denied clemency - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has declined a Missouri death row inmate's clemency request, hours before the inmate's scheduled execution.

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  • Columbia police investigate homicide - Columbia police are investigating the death of a man in an apartment building as a homicide.

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  • Nixon: Tax cuts bill spells disaster - Gov. Jay Nixon promised Tuesday afternoon to veto a tax cut bill lawmakers sent him last week.

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  • Missouri Democrats name new staff leaders - The Missouri Democratic Party announced a pair of new leaders Monday as it heads into a 2014 election with a goal of putting a dent in the large state legislative majorities enjoyed by Republicans.

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  • Latest death row appeal focuses on execution drug - A federal appeals court on Monday denied a stay of execution for a condemned Missouri man scheduled to die later this week.

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  • Lobbyists spent $200K on lawmakers' trips - Industry and special interest groups spent more than $200,000 in the last three years on trips for Missouri lawmakers, according to a newspaper analysis.

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  • Mo. senator wants Koster's opinion on gun bill - A Republican state senator asked Missouri's top law enforcement official Monday for a legal opinion on pending legislation that seeks to nullify some federal gun control laws.

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  • Mo. death row appeal focuses on execution drug - A federal appeals court on Monday denied a stay of execution for a condemned Missouri man scheduled to die later this week.


    The Jefferson City News Tribune - Local News
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  • Class-action lawsuit filed against Hawthorn Bank Suit challenges policy on overdraft charges - A class-action lawsuit against Hawthorn Bank alleges the bank has illegally charged customers for overdrafting their accounts.

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  • House panel mulls impeaching Nixon - An effort to impeach Gov. Jay Nixon over his decision to allow same-sex couples to file joint tax returns received its first public hearing Wednesday in a Missouri House committee.

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  • 'Wings over Water' to promote Earth Day Public events on tap today, Friday - Many Earth Day celebrations this year marked the seventh anniversary of when the bald eagle was removed from the endangered species list.

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  • Jefferson City artist featured in Parkinson's calendar - A longtime advocate for the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, Judi Jecmen is one of 13 artists in the country whose artwork was selected to appear in the organization's nationally distributed 2014 Creativity and Parkinson's Calender.

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  • Bill offers protection for religious rights in public school - A Potosi teacher recently told students "they were not allowed to have their Bibles out in the school," state Rep. Elijah Haahr told Missouri senators Wednesday.

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  • House panel advances school transfer bill - The debate over a law that allows Missouri students in unaccredited school districts to transfer to neighboring schools will soon hit the House floor, and it will likely bring a fight over sending public dollars to private schools with it.

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  • State officials hope bill can 'fix' child-support issue Bill focused on children in post-secondary school - State Children's Division hearing officers tell Missouri lawmakers that about half their divorce case hearings involve child support payments for college students.

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  • Man gets probation for burglary - A Jefferson City man, charged with attempting to break into a business in February 2013, has been placed on five years supervised probation after being found guilty by a Cole County jury in January.

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  • Summer food program to feed Russellville students for free - Any school-aged child through the age of 18 may eat breakfast and lunch free during summer school June 2-13 at Russellville Elementary School.

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  • Kite festival on tap Saturday - Families are invited to attend the Community Kite Festival from noon-4 p.m. Saturday at the Jefferson City Jaycees Fairgrounds.

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  • Chicken dinner, trivia event to benefit Heart Walk - The Jefferson City Medical Group Heart Walk team will host a chicken dinner and trivia event Saturday to benefit the American Heart Association at the American Legion Hall, 1423 Tanner Bridge Road.

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  • JC street closure planned for Thursday - Beginning Thursday at 8:30 a.m., Andy Wilbers Plumbing will close West Main Street at 1931.

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  • Mo. Senate backs potential for preschool ratings - Missouri senators have endorsed legislation that could lead to the development of a preschool rating system by private or nonprofit groups.

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  • Russellville man indicted on federal drug charges - A Russellville man was indicted by a federal grand jury Wednesday for being an illegal alien in possession of firearms and for possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute.

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  • Mo. House endorses motorcycle helmet law change - The Missouri House has endorsed a bill that would allow motorcyclists over the age of 21 to forgo wearing helmets while traveling on the road.

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  • Mo. House endorses June primary election date - The Missouri House gave initial approval to legislation that would move the state's primary elections to June.

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  • Getting his goat not a baaaa-d deal Eugene senior making his mark with champion goats - Trent Kempker spends more than an hour each day at his Eugene farm with Will and his other goats, which he shows at about 10 contests each year.

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  • Appeals court sides with Cole County Commission Assessor loses bid for control of funds - The Cole County Commission, not the assessor, controls how money in the Assessment Fund can be spent, a three-judge appeals court panel ruled Tuesday.

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  • 'Shoe In' seeks 10K pairs to raise foster care awareness - The Central Missouri Foster Care & Adoption Association is raising awareness for Missouri's foster children with the "Shoe In For Foster Care" campaign by collecting donated shoes and lining the Capitol lawn with the shoes from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. May 13.

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  • Serve Jeff City seeking volunteers for weekend projects - Volunteers are invited to take part in Serve Jeff City, Jefferson City's community-wide day of service on Saturday.


    The Jefferson City News Tribune - Editorials
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  • Your Opinion: Litterbugs show lack of respect - The litterbugs seem to have been taking over this area of the street the past few months as well as the guardrail that lines the 179 ramp that comes off of U.S. 50.

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  • Your Opinion: Concerns about county decision - Last month, I submitted a letter to Cole County Commissioners Ellinger, Hoelscher, and Scheperle concerning the controversy surrounding the demolition of the Cole County jail and sheriff's residence.

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  • Our Opinion: Uphill climb for public transportation - Proponents of public transportation in Jefferson City face an uphill battle.

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  • Our Opinion: County zoning designed to promote growth - A priority for local governments is to promote orderly growth.

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  • Perspective: Support for transportation funds, tax cut not inconsistent - I love Easter and I love the week leading up to it, beginning with Palm Sunday.

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  • Our Opinion: Motivated to improve or meddle? - Like the nursery rhyme character, Missouri lawmakers this session are putting their thumb print on ongoing programs - in some cases, after four years of inattention.

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  • Your Opinion: County commission faulted for approach, tone - As the chairman of Jefferson City's Historic Preservation Commission, it goes without saying that I am more than disappointed in the Cole County Commission's decision to tear down the old county sheriff's residence and jail.

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  • Your Opinion: Don't rush to protect e-cigarettes - The state Legislature's rush to pass an e-cigarette bill should give Missouri voters pause. Why?

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  • Your Opinion: No double standard by Hobby Lobby - In response to Dale Reichel's letter April 16, Hobby Lobby does have the right to the insurance they offer their employees.

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  • Your Opinion: America must return to faith - The letter submitted by Frances Byrd and printed by the News Tribune April 15 was absolutely excellent. Rather than killing (i.e., aborting a conceived human being) she advocated putting the child up for adoption.

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  • Your Opinion: The threat of terrorism - There is an organized terror attack on the U.S. which is orchestrated by home-grown and foreign entities.

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  • Your Opinion: Care and costs of treatment - Recently on a trip out west I increasingly felt ill. On the plane I was in considerable discomfort. Visiting family, finally, after a few hours on the ground I had to admit I was not getting better.

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  • Perspective: High noon for tax relief - This week the Missouri House spent most of its time on "small" bills. These include bills dealing with non-profit food preparation, student assessments, water fluoridation, diabetes prevention and intoxicating liquor on boats.

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  • Perspective: Students speak out about educational needs - As a part of the discussion about how high schools should change to meet the educational needs of all students, we cannot forget to consult the students themselves.

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  • The Easter Story - And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him.


    The Southeast Missourian
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  • Transportation project list approved by planning board (04/24/14) The Southeast Metropolitan Planning Organization board of directors Wednesday unanimously approved the final...

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  • Banks pleads not guilty in death of Cape woman (04/24/14) MURPHYSBORO, Ill. -- A Cape Girardeau man pleaded not guilty Wednesday in a murder case stemming from the death of...

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  • NFL player to sign autographs for Hooper scholarship fund (04/24/14) Dallas Cowboys linebacker Edgar Jones will be signing autographs from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday at Chick-fil-A in Cape...

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  • Two men attempt to rob Steele nursing home at gunpoint (04/24/14) STEELE, Mo. -- Two masked men armed with a gun entered a Steele nursing home April 14, possibly in search of narcotics,...

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  • Cape Girardeau County Commission agenda 4/24/14 (04/24/14) Administrative Office Building, 1 Barton Square, Jackson 9 a.m. today Open session Communications/reports: Other...

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  • Banks pleads not guilty in death of Cape woman (04/24/14) MURPHYSBORO, Ill. -- A Cape Girardeau man pleaded not guilty Wednesday in a murder case stemming from the death of 40-year-old Marsha Ann Brown, also of Cape Girardeau. Brandon Banks, 28, appeared in Jackson County, Ill., Circuit Court for an arraignment Wednesday morning on a felony murder charge in connection with the death of Brown, whose body was found Jan. 14 in rural Makanda, Ill...

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  • Two men attempt to rob Steele nursing home at gunpoint (04/24/14) STEELE, Mo. -- Two masked men armed with a gun entered a Steele nursing home April 14, possibly in search of narcotics, according to a news release issued Monday by Steele police chief Billy Joe Stanfield. The Steele Police Department received a 911 call from the River Oaks Nursing Center early that day...

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  • Safe at Home program helps protect abuse, rape victims (04/23/14) Since August 2007, more than 2,000 Missourians have used a Jefferson City, Mo., post office box to protect themselves from stalkers, a spokesman for Secretary of State Jason Kander said. The Safe at Home program allows victims of physical or sexual violence to establish state and local public records under a substitute address, Kevin Flannery said Tuesday...

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  • Man sentenced in jewelry store robbery (04/22/14) A Tennessee man last week became the first of four defendants to be sentenced in connection with a 2009 armed robbery at a Cape Girardeau jewelry store. Kevin Stitt was sentenced to 65 months in federal prison for his role in the robbery. He also must pay $93,461 in restitution, online federal court records show...

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  • Mo. death row appeal focuses on execution drug (04/22/14) ST. LOUIS -- A federal appeals court Monday denied a stay of execution for a condemned Missouri man scheduled to die later this week. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals declined to halt the execution of William Rousan. The appeal cited concerns that Missouri's execution drug, obtained from an unnamed compounding pharmacy, potentially could cause pain and suffering for the inmate. The appeals court ruled without comment...

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  • Organizations, schools, hospitals offer variety of summer camps (04/24/14) Myriad summer camps will be offered throughout the area by a variety of organizations -- the city, hospitals, Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center, private schools and Southeast Missouri State University to name a few. In an email to the Southeast Missourian, nature center manager Sara Turner said the Outdoor Adventure camps are the most popular and fill during the first one to two hours of registration...

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  • House panel OKs Missouri student transfer bill (04/24/14) JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A Missouri House committee advanced legislation Wednesday that seeks to overhaul a student transfer law requiring struggling school districts pay for students to attend better-performing nearby schools. But even some who endorsed the lengthy education bill voiced reservations, saying it has faults but that the issue is too important to end the discussion...

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  • Hooked on Science: Notebook spring launcher (04/24/14) You might take notes or sketch in your notebook, but using a few materials from around the house you can turn a notebook into an amazing science experiment. Plastic spiral notebook Dowel rod STEP 1: Remove the paper from the plastic spiral notebook spring...

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  • Tax cut would have 'major impact,' school officials say (04/21/14) School district superintendents and state education organizations say districts could stand to lose $223 million if tax cut legislation is fully implemented, according to a Missouri School Boards' Association news release. Senate Bill 509, sponsored by State Sen. ...

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  • Mo. mulls state funds to districts for preschool (04/21/14) JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri lawmakers are moving to put more of the state's money where their mouths are in supporting preschool and early childhood programs. Legislation advancing at the state Capitol would allow public schools to begin counting some children attending early childhood education programs toward the basic state funding they receive. ...


    The Southeast Missourian - State News
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  • Mo. House panel mulls impeaching Gov. Jay Nixon (04/24/14) JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- An effort to impeach Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon over his decision to allow same-sex couples to file joint tax returns received its first public hearing Wednesday in a House committee. The Republican-led panel held a hearing on a resolution that would formally charge the Democratic governor with neglecting his official duties for issuing an executive order permitting gay couples who were legally married in other states to file combined Missouri income tax returns. ...

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  • Gacy case helps solve unrelated Illinois death (04/24/14) MAYWOOD, Ill. -- Four decades after John Wayne Gacy lured more than 30 young men and boys to his Chicago-area home and strangled them, his case has helped authorities solve another killing -- one he didn't commit. Investigators have identified the remains of a man who in 1978 never returned to his home that was just a few miles from Gacy's house. ...

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  • Mo. House endorses June primary elections (04/24/14) JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri House gave initial approval to legislation that would move the state's primary elections to June. Party primaries for Congress, the state Legislature and statewide offices are held in even-numbered years on the Tuesday after the first Monday in August. But the bill endorsed Wednesday would move the primaries to the first Tuesday after the third Monday in June...

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  • House panel OKs Missouri student transfer bill (04/24/14) JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A Missouri House committee advanced legislation Wednesday that seeks to overhaul a student transfer law requiring struggling school districts pay for students to attend better-performing nearby schools. But even some who endorsed the lengthy education bill voiced reservations, saying it has faults but that the issue is too important to end the discussion...

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  • Mo. Senate backs potential for preschool ratings (04/24/14) JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri senators have endorsed legislation that could lead to the development of a preschool rating system by private or not-for-profit groups. The bill given initial approval Wednesday comes two years after a law was enacted barring the creation of a preschool rating system by the state, higher education institutions or quasi-governmental entities...

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  • Missouri Gov. Nixon signs budget legislation (04/24/14) JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has signed a midyear spending bill with funding for social services, education and a financially troubled St. Louis County school district. The supplemental budget signed into law Wednesday moves $69 million to the state Medicaid program to offset a shortfall in Missouri's settlement payments from tobacco companies. ...

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  • Branson begins study of ban on smoking in public (04/24/14) BRANSON, Mo. -- Officials in the southwest Missouri resort town of Branson are looking into a ban on smoking in public. KTTS-FM reported that city leaders have been asked to draft an ordinance. Branson aldermen have not set a timetable for public discussion of the proposal, but they're inviting public input as the details are crafted...

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  • Spirit Airlines to begin flying out of Kansas City in August (04/24/14) KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Spirit Airlines, which features low-cost flights with almost no free amenities, will begin offering five daily routes out of Kansas City in August. The low-budget airline announced Wednesday it will offer flights to Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Detroit and Las Vegas beginning Aug. 7. A round-trip flight to Houston will begin Aug. 8...

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  • Air Force staffer admits to possessing pipe bombs (04/24/14) EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. -- An Air Force staffer stationed in Illinois pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal charges that he possessed pipe bombs that he told investigators he planned to unleash on local sex offenders to "inflict as many casualties as possible."...

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  • Kansas City hospital adopts 'no hitting' policy (04/23/14) KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A Kansas City hospital has a new policy that forbids hitting of any kind, including parents spanking their children to discipline them. KMBC-TV reported Children's Mercy Hospital has established what it calls a "No Hit Zone" where physical discipline is banned. Hospital officials say the goal is not to tell parents how to discipline their childre, but instead to help parents through stressful times at the hospital...

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  • Nixon: Tax cut consequences would be 'catastrophic' (04/23/14) JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon raised new concerns Tuesday that a tax cut passed by the Missouri Legislature could have "cataclysmic" consequences for state revenues, but Republican legislative leaders responded that he was manufacturing a crisis to justify a forthcoming veto...

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  • Rape charges added in abducted girl's death (04/23/14) SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A southwest Missouri youth football coach accused of kidnapping and killing a 10-year-old girl now is facing rape and sodomy charges. Greene County prosecutors added the charges against Craig Michael Wood, 46, of Springfield on Monday. Court documents indicate the additional charges in the February death of Hailey Owens stem from newly available autopsy results...

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  • Spring corn planting still is sputtering in key states (04/23/14) ST. LOUIS -- At a time most years when farmers would be in full swing of planting corn, Stanley Blunier and most other growers near his central Illinois farm still hadn't begun the annual ritual Tuesday because fields are too wet or too cold to be receptive to fragile seeds...

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  • House OKs cannabis extract for epilepsy (04/23/14) JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri House has endorsed legislation allowing use of a cannabis extract by people whose epilepsy is not relieved by other treatments. The bill would permit use of "hemp extract" with little of the substance that makes marijuana users feel high and greater amounts of a chemical called cannabidiol, or CBD. ...

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  • Man who avoided prison for 13 years requests release (04/23/14) ST. LOUIS -- A St. Louis man who avoided prison because of a clerical error and led a law-abiding life for more than a decade before he was locked up last year is asking a Missouri judge to set him free. A petition filed by Cornealious Michael Anderson in Mississippi County Circuit Court on Tuesday seeks to require the Missouri Department of Corrections to credit the 13 years he was technically at large after a May 2000 armed robbery conviction in suburban St. Louis...

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  • Mo. death row appeal focuses on execution drug (04/22/14) ST. LOUIS -- A federal appeals court Monday denied a stay of execution for a condemned Missouri man scheduled to die later this week. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals declined to halt the execution of William Rousan. The appeal cited concerns that Missouri's execution drug, obtained from an unnamed compounding pharmacy, potentially could cause pain and suffering for the inmate. The appeals court ruled without comment...

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  • Senator wants AG Koster's opinion on gun bill (04/22/14) JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A Republican state senator asked Missouri's top law enforcement official Monday for a legal opinion on pending legislation that seeks to nullify some federal gun control laws. Sen. Will Kraus sent a letter to Democratic Attorney General Chris Koster's office asking him to weigh in on the bill's constitutionality. ...

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  • Lobbyists spent $200K on Missouri lawmakers' trips (04/22/14) ST. LOUIS -- Industry and special interest groups spent more than $200,000 in the last three years on trips for Missouri lawmakers, according to a newspaper analysis. Records reviewed by The St. Louis Post-Dispatch show the travel-related spending in many cases included airline tickets, hotel rooms, meals and convention fees. While lobbyist spending is legal in Missouri, critics say the practice can create conflicts of interest when legislators vote on important issues...

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  • Democrats name new staff leaders (04/22/14) JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri Democratic Party announced a pair of new leaders Monday as it heads into a 2014 election with a goal of putting a dent in the large state legislative majorities enjoyed by Republicans. The party's finance director, Crystal Brinkley, will assume the duties of executive director starting Monday...

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  • Hearings set for cases challenging Ameren rates (04/22/14) JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri utility regulators plan to hear evidence in June on a pair of cases challenging the electricity rates charged by Ameren Missouri. The Missouri Public Service Commission scheduled a hearing to begin June 4 on a request by Noranda Aluminum for a 25 percent reduction in the rates it's charged at its aluminum smelter in New Madrid, Mo...


    The Southeast Missourian - Local News
    As of (04/24/2014) at 09:56 AM

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  • Annual scenic drive to offer meandering course in four Southeast Missouri counties (04/24/14) 2 Winding through four counties across the region, the Mississippi River Valley Scenic Drive, coming up Saturday and Sunday, offers a variety of spots for people who wish to explore Southeast Missouri. Businesses, museums, historic sites, wineries, state parks, bridges, stores, lakes and gardens are just some of the features on this year's tour. ...

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  • Transportation project list approved by planning board (04/24/14) The Southeast Metropolitan Planning Organization board of directors Wednesday unanimously approved the final transportation project list to be submitted to the Missouri Department of Transportation by the end of the month. Topping the group's recommended projects are Interstate 55 corridor interchange improvements from Fruitland to Scott City and improvements to U.S. 61 between the I-55/Fruitland interchange and highways 34/72...

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  • Banks pleads not guilty in death of Cape woman (04/24/14) MURPHYSBORO, Ill. -- A Cape Girardeau man pleaded not guilty Wednesday in a murder case stemming from the death of 40-year-old Marsha Ann Brown, also of Cape Girardeau. Brandon Banks, 28, appeared in Jackson County, Ill., Circuit Court for an arraignment Wednesday morning on a felony murder charge in connection with the death of Brown, whose body was found Jan. 14 in rural Makanda, Ill...

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  • NFL player to sign autographs for Hooper scholarship fund (04/24/14) Dallas Cowboys linebacker Edgar Jones will be signing autographs from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday at Chick-fil-A in Cape Girardeau. Each autograph is $5 and proceeds will go to the Dominic Hooper Scholarship Fund. In addition, the restaurant will donate a portion of sales made from 5 to 8 p.m. to the scholarship fund during Spirit Night...

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  • Two men attempt to rob Steele nursing home at gunpoint (04/24/14) STEELE, Mo. -- Two masked men armed with a gun entered a Steele nursing home April 14, possibly in search of narcotics, according to a news release issued Monday by Steele police chief Billy Joe Stanfield. The Steele Police Department received a 911 call from the River Oaks Nursing Center early that day...

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  • Cape Girardeau County Commission agenda 4/24/14 (04/24/14) Administrative Office Building, 1 Barton Square, Jackson 9 a.m. today Open session Communications/reports: Other elected officials Public comments Routine business Appointments and possible action items Action items Discussion and possible action...

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  • Southeast students help produce 'Battle of Kushtia' documentary (04/23/14) A small group of Southeast Missouri State University students has joined a fledgling New York film director in producing "The Battle of Kushtia," a documentary about Bangladesh's war of independence and the late Dan Coggin, one of the first journalists to cover it...

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  • It's pothole patching time (04/23/14) 4 Spring often is hailed as a time for blooming flowers and cold weather turning to warm. But in some circles, it's known as the season to begin pothole repairs. Potholes form after the moisture from winter ice and snow seep into the cracks in the pavement, freeze and expand it, causing it to bulge and crack. When cars drive over the weakened pavement, pieces begin to break apart and form a hole...

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  • Safe at Home program helps protect abuse, rape victims (04/23/14) Since August 2007, more than 2,000 Missourians have used a Jefferson City, Mo., post office box to protect themselves from stalkers, a spokesman for Secretary of State Jason Kander said. The Safe at Home program allows victims of physical or sexual violence to establish state and local public records under a substitute address, Kevin Flannery said Tuesday...

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  • Award-winning performer to stop at Show Me Center (04/23/14) 7 Chris Tomlin, Grammy award winner and 21-time Dove Awards recipient, is bringing his tour to the Show Me Center. He will perform at 7:30 p.m. July 18, according to a news release from the venue. Tomlin says he feels his music leads to hope, healing and higher ground...

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  • Tax extension may appear on August ballot (04/22/14) 26 The Cape Girardeau City Council gave first round approval to an ordinance that will put a question asking voters to extend a portion of the fire tax on the August ballot. The 1/8-cent portion of the sales tax is used to purchase police cars and equipment for police and fire departments. It also helps keep facilities updated...

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  • Stephen Limbaugh Sr. to receive Good Scout Award on Thursday (04/22/14) Former U.S. District judge Stephen Limbaugh Sr. will be honored at the Dr. James A. Kinder Good Scout Award Dinner on Thursday at the Plaza Conference Center by Ray's. Hosted by the Boy Scouts of America Greater St. Louis Area Council, 100 to 150 people are expected to attend, development director Marc Tenholder said. John M. Thompson, president of The Bank of Missouri, will be master of ceremonies...

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  • Regional recycling efforts mirror Earth Day's 'green cities' theme (04/22/14) 1 As Earth Day arrives Tuesday, recycling, reusing and environmental awareness have become more a part of life than they were when the occasion was established in 1970. According to earthday.org , this year's Earth Day, as in past years, will focus on "the unique environmental challenges of our time." This year's global theme, the site said, is green cities and cities around the region are doing their part with recycling efforts...

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  • Aldermen hear update on plans for July Fourth (04/22/14) 3 The Jackson Board of Aldermen heard a status update on the city's upcoming Fourth of July celebration, which is bringing back some favorites, during the study session following its regular meeting Monday. Alderman Larry Cunningham provided the aldermen with an update from the Independence Day Celebration Committee. The fireworks display hopefully will fall between a cost of $12,000 and $14,000, he said, and events so far planned for that weekend include:...

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  • Committee explores pros, cons of tax-funded projects (04/22/14) 2 What benefits does an indoor sports complex offer compared to an agricultural expo center? What are some of the operational issues for an indoor aquatics complex or a convention center with a hotel component? These were some of the questions members of the City of Cape Girardeau/Midamerica Hotels Corporation Feasibility Study joint committee asked Monday afternoon when they gathered for their second meeting. ...

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  • Dozens turn out for public hearing on downtown CID (04/22/14) 13 It was standing room only as the Cape Girardeau City Council kicked off its regular meeting Monday night. Dozens came to give their input at the public hearing to consider the petition for the creation of the Downtown Cape Girardeau Community Improvement District, which would impose a $0.6708 property tax and half-cent sales tax within the district. The area includes a portion of Broadway and Water, Main and Spanish streets and portions of adjoining streets...

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  • 'Saturday Night Live' bandleader performs, talks Monday at River Campus (04/22/14) FRED LYNCH ~ flynch@semissourian.com Saturday Night Live bandleader Leon Pendarvis begins his presentation Monday, April 21, 2014 at the Shuck Music Recital Hall on the River Campus. ...

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  • Man sentenced in jewelry store robbery (04/22/14) A Tennessee man last week became the first of four defendants to be sentenced in connection with a 2009 armed robbery at a Cape Girardeau jewelry store. Kevin Stitt was sentenced to 65 months in federal prison for his role in the robbery. He also must pay $93,461 in restitution, online federal court records show...

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  • Fruitland rest area closed for repairs (04/22/14) The Fruitland rest area on Interstate 55 south in Cape Girardeau County will be closed from 3 p.m. Tuesday until 3 p.m. Thursday, as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform repairs, according to a MoDOT news release...

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  • Cape council to hold hearing on improvement district today (04/21/14) 15 Approval of a petition for a community improvement district, extension of a sales tax and review of nomination petitions for the vacant Ward 3 seat will be considered at the Cape Girardeau City Council meeting today. Before the council begins voting, a public hearing will be held to gather input on a petition for the creation of the Downtown Cape Girardeau Community Improvement District. ...


    The Southeast Missourian - Editorials
    As of (04/24/2014) at 09:56 AM

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  • Cape Girardeau City Council welcomes new members (04/24/14) The Cape Girardeau City Council has two new members and soon will have a third. Joseph Uzoaru, the member for Ward 1, and Shelly Moore, who represents Ward 2, were sworn in last week to serve on the city council. Uzoaru replaces John Voss and Moore replaces Meg Davis...

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  • Opinion Column Republicans should challenge Obama's policies (04/23/14) The more I watch and listen to the political bobbleheads, the more I think the Republicans are to blame. And believe me, it pains me to come to this sad conclusion. It would seem a slam dunk to refute and dissect President Barack Obama's world view which runs counter to the principles that made this nation the envy of the world...

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  • Editorial Judge Limbaugh Sr. to be recognized at Boy Scout dinner (04/23/14) In some families scouting is a tradition. That was the case for the Limbaughs, and on Thursday night the Boy Scouts of America Greater St. Louis Area Council will recognize former U.S. District Judge Stephen Limbaugh Sr. at the Dr. James A. Kinder Good Scout Award Dinner...

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  • Opinion Column The truth about Right to Farm Amendment (04/22/14) On behalf of the Cape Girardeau County Farm Bureau, a 100-year-old organization of local family farmers, we want to express our strong support of Amendment No. 1: Right to Farm. The Humane Society of the United States recently hosted a meeting in Cape Girardeau, covered in a Southeast Missourian article, in which they represented themselves as speaking for all family farms. ...

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  • Editorial Heartbleed bug a reminder to use good practices online (04/22/14) An online security bug was a hot topic this month as companies with a web presence made efforts to patch their websites. The Heartbleed bug affected encryption technology used to secure information over the Internet. A story by reporter Amity Shedd revealed few apparent issues locally with the security hole, but users are encouraged to use good practices online and change passwords regularly...

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  • Speak Out Speak Out 4/22/14 (04/22/14) Only in the land of the looney-left can a Democrat governor who cut $472 million from the education budget call a Republican tax cut proposal "anti-education."Where do these people get this stuff? There's something going on with this cattle rancher out in Nevada that I don't understand. ...

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  • Opinion Column Protecting Midwestern streams and wetlands (04/21/14) Protecting Midwestern streams and wetlands under the Clean Water Act (CWA) helps our communities and is vital to our health, safety and quality of life. Local rivers and streams -- the Mississippi, Castor, Cape La Croix Creek, Sloan Creek, and Juden Creek's network of tributaries and wetlands, such as the Mingo National Wildlife Refuge, Big Oak Tree State Park and Ten Mile Pond, are important to Southeast Missouri's water quality, recreation, wildlife habitat and flood abatement...

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  • Editorial GEDs offer example of individual improvement (04/21/14) It is with pleasure this newspaper publishes stories about people trying to improve. Our society can be brutal at times, particularly to those scuffling on the lower levels of the income ladder; men and women with little income or education can be perceived unfairly by those with little understanding or empathy. It is understood by most of those in successful situations that education is a key component to income ascension. And most people understand that with more income, comes more freedom...

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  • Opinion Column Column: Downtown Cape Girardeau is doing it right with CID (04/20/14) I am usually sympathetic to the perspective of the St. Louis-based Show Me Institute, whose writer David Stokes in a nearby column cautions the City of Cape Girardeau about the establishment of a Community Improvement District in the downtown. But in this case Stokes strokes with too broad a brush, failing to understand the specifics of the effort in Cape Girardeau. ...

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  • Opinion Column Guest commentary: Cape Girardeau should think twice before establishing CID (04/20/14) Over the past two decades, Missouri has seen an explosion of new, alphabet souplike taxing districts that increase tax rates to fund new services of questionable public purpose. These districts include the use of Tax Increment Financing (TIF), Transportation Development Districts (TDD), Community Improvement Districts (CID) and more. ...

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  • Speak Out Speak Out 4/20/14 (04/20/14) This is in regards to the deal about the NCAA athletes getting extra meals a day, plus snacks. I think if they get that, I think the rest of the students ought to get it, too, the students who didn't get the scholarships for athletics. They go through the same thing...

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  • Editorial Christ is risen: The real reason we celebrate Easter (04/20/14) 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):...

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  • Letter to the Editor Cord blood donations help others (04/18/14) Compassion and generosity are hallmarks of motherhood. As we look forward to this Mother's Day, there is a singularly meaningful way that expectant mothers can show compassion and give hope to people in need: by donating umbilical cord blood. Cord blood, normally disposed of after birth, is unlike any other blood donation. It can be the only potentially life-saving treatment option for thousands of patients suffering from truly devastating blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma...

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  • Editorial On Good Friday we remember Jesus' sacrifice (04/18/14) It's odd that the day we remember Jesus' sacrifice on the cross is called Good Friday. Crucifixion and good don't ordinarily belong in the same sentence. But for believers in Christ, today is the day we remember what Jesus' death on the cross means...

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  • Speak Out Speak Out 4/18/14 (04/18/14) I saw on the news that the schools are losing their music programs and other schools are cutting back on their sports and other activities. I propose that we have a tax on every CD and every concert ticket for any musical group, whether it be rap or country or even opera or any of those. ...

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  • Speak Out Speak Out 4/17/14 (04/17/14) Fred Horrell wowed the crowd at his sold-out-out show on April 12 at the casino with his harmonica playing. Off the charts. Go, Fred. Don't rush meal When I go to a restaurant for a meal, it is as much or more about the relaxation and socializing as it is about the food. ...

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  • Editorial Color Me Cape brings big crowd to area (04/17/14) You might say Cape Girardeau's downtown has color -- especially on Saturday when the Color Me Cape 5K made its way to the area. More than 2,000 people participated in the race, which was not about time but about the experience and raising money for good organizations...

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  • Editorial Teen Challenge continues to help men overcome life of drugs (04/16/14) Drugs will rob a person of anything important in life. Family. Friends. Work. The list goes on. There is hope, however. On Saturday Teen Challenge International of Mid America, a faith-based organization, held its annual banquet in Cape Girardeau. The night included singing and testimonies. New this year, each man in the program sat at the table with supporters...

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  • Letter to the Editor Employment for individuals with autism (04/16/14) April is Autism Awareness month. Last month we lost Dr. David Crowe who was instrumental in bringing autism awareness to our community. One of Dr. Crowe's aims was to find meaningful employment for those with high-functioning autism through The Tailor Institute. ...

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  • Letter to the Editor E-cigarettes are tobacco products (04/16/14) Tobacco companies are selling E-cigarette LTEs, which resemble cigarettes. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has the authority to regulate them as tobacco products. However, the tobacco industry is going to great lengths to ensure that e-cigarettes are called anything but tobacco products. Because doing so exempts these unregulated products from current tobacco control laws...


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