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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
As of (05/22/2015) at 01:01 PM

Not sure what to do for the holiday weekend? Here's help Memorial Day weekend is almost here, and that means summer has arrived. Make the most of what St. Louis has to offer with our annual Summer Fun Guide. Plus it's mobile-friendly. 

Bernie: Cards vs. Royals finally means something The Cardinals have been thriving for years, while the irrelevant Royals struggled. But both teams are in first place heading into their weekend series, and columnist Bernie Miklasz is intrigued by the matchup.

Senior pranks: all in good fun — until 35-year-old trees are destroyed Seniors in Wentzville may face felony charges for uprooting trees that have stood in the school atrium for decades.

What you didn't know about the 1985 World Series Rick Hummel and Kevin Horrigan of the Post-Dispatch reflect on the forgotten stories behind the I-70 Series, including how a Darrell Porter scratch of his nose might have changed the entire outcome.

Zac Brown Band's Jekyll + Hyde tour brings nothing but highs To call them a country music act does an injustice to the wide variety of music the band plays - and plays very well. 

Normandy superintendent says no one fired, but dysfunction being addressed

De Soto mom who crashed car had heroin syringe in arm, toddler in back seat

Clayton taken by surprise as St. Louis County moves to take over city streets

Emerald ash borer advances on trees here New

Clinton got now-classified Benghazi info on private email Updated

Watch: St. Louis native explains Okinawa jungle warfare training Updated

Missouri History Museum to open late because of water main break Updated

Ferguson woman shot to death in car, 2 kids unhurt Updated

Ex-con who worked for wealthy Washington family arrested in their deaths Updated

Tipsheet: Suddenly, Kershaw looks ordinary

Ascension to raise pay to 'socially just' minimum wage New

U.S. Steel to file 'several' anti-dumping complaints Updated

2 brothers charged with stealing snake from Dardenne Prairie pet store Updated

Missouri Southern did not know about texts between House Speaker and intern Updated

Winfield woman charged with robbery after tasing security guard, police say Updated


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St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Political News
As of (05/22/2015) at 01:01 PM

Missouri Southern did not know about texts between House Speaker and intern By Alex Stuckey A university spokeswoman says the university learned of the texts from the Kansas City Star report.

Normandy superintendent says no one fired, but dysfunction being addressed By Elisa Crouch Superintendent Charles Pearson says the disarray at Normandy High School reflects a weakness in procedures.

Normandy seniors receive Michael Brown scholarships By Elisa Crouch The $5,000 scholarships were awarded by the Detroit-based Real Life 101 Foundation. 

Clayton taken by surprise as St. Louis County moves to take over city streets By Steve Giegerich Downtown Clayton streets around county buildings about to become part of county road system.  

Ameren Illinois customers could pay for Exelon's nuclear plants By Jacob Barker Illinois energy package could be negotiated this fall

Ameren and Franklin County join to block legal challenges to coal ash landfill By Jacob Barker Proposed zoning code change seen as an effort to derail environmentalists' lawsuits.

Emerald ash borer advances on trees here By David Hunn The beetles have destroyed tens of millions of ash trees in 25 states.

Missouri Senate, university investigating after two interns leave By Alex Stuckey Two University of Central Missouri interns stopped working in the office of a Democratic state senator in March. 


St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Editorials
As of (05/22/2015) at 01:01 PM

Police reform must start somewhere. Let it be here.

Franklin County shuts public out of debate. Wrong move.

Less armor, more trust will keep police, citizens safer


Kansas City Star
As of (05/22/2015) at 01:01 PM

Memorial Day weekend events at Liberty Memorial, Union Station Here is a list of events and displays at the National World War I Museum and Memorial and Liberty Memorial for this Memorial Day weekend. All are free unless noted. Westport Roots Festival back with more stages and more bands Memorial Day weekend concert relies on an army of volunteers Kansas City's Memorial Day weekend weather: Wet

Royals Show-Me showdown: Is Royals-Cardinals weekend series a World Series preview? The Royals lead the American League Central, the Cardinals top the National League Central. Could Friday-Sunday games at Kauffman Stadium be a preview of the World Series? The St. Louis Cardinals: a scouting report Chris Young opens series for Royals as series with St. Louis begins Whitey Herzog a rare common denominator between St. Louis and KC baseball

Crime Suspect not found in Sedalia search after woman held captive in box is slain along with her son A Sedalia, Mo., woman held captive for months, at times locked inside a wooden box, was found killed Thursday along with her teenage son. Sandra Sutton, 46, and her 17-year-old son, Zachary Wade Sutton, died from apparent gunshot wounds inside a Clinton, Mo., home, police said. A former boyfriend, 47-year-old James Barton Horn Jr. is being sought as a suspect in their deaths, police said. Charges filed against Sedalia man accused of locking girlfriend in box

Business Incred-A-Bowl entertainment center in Overland Park closed The Incred-A-Bowl entertainment center on 151st Street has closed. The 64,000-square-foot center had included bowling, laser tag, miniature golf, an arcade, and birthday party rooms. It was built by former Royals pitcher Danny Jackson and opened in 1997. The business filed for bankruptcy reorganization last June.

Man shocked by power line resucitated by KC police, EMS Fri 12:57 PM

Clinton got now-classified Benghazi info on private email Fri 12:45 PM

Michael Sam signs contract with CFL’s Montreal Alouettes Fri 11:43 AM

Clinton: GOP hopefuls afraid to ‘Stand up to the Tea Party and talk radio’ Fri 12:16 PM

Former KU basketball player Cliff Alexander says mother was ‘tricked’ into receiving impermissible benefits Fri 12:53 PM

Sentencing called off for defendant in death of 70-year-old KC woman Fri 12:06 PM

Prison ordered for killer of KCK dog breeder Fri 11:33 AM

Bill Murray assembles all-star cast for Christmas special Fri 10:32 AM

Police: Sedalia man sought in death of woman kept in box likely nearby Fri 11:40 AM

Huckabee lends support to Josh Duggar after molestation allegations Fri 11:50 AM

North Carolina receives NCAA notice of allegations regarding academic scandal Fri 12:01 PM

World University Games schedule for KU men’s basketball team announced Fri 11:18 AM

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Suspect not found in Sedalia search after woman held captive in box is slain along with her son

'Bookkeeper of Auschwitz' trial postponed as accused too sick

Around KU, a strong distaste about resuming Border War with Mizzou


Kansas City Star - Political News
As of (05/22/2015) at 01:01 PM

Clinton got now-classified Benghazi info on private email Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton received information on her private email server about the deadly attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi that has now been classified. The email in question, forwarded to Clinton by her deputy chief of staff, Jake Sullivan, relates to reports of arrests in Libya of possible suspects in the attack.

Election Clinton: GOP hopefuls afraid to ‘Stand up to the Tea Party and talk radio’ Hillary Clinton chided congressional Republicans and presidential hopefuls for their opposition to Export-Import Bank, saying Friday that their prioritiesare “absolutely backwards” when it comes to helping Americans workers and businesses.

Kansas lawmakers review tax on exchange health policies A Kansas Senate committee has reviewed a proposal to impose a new fee on insurance policies sold through an online marketplace set up under the federal health care overhaul.

KC buys time to adopt a higher minimum wage; it could happen this summer Faced with a big community fight, the Kansas City Council on Thursday opted not to put a minimum wage proposal on the August ballot but pledged to come up with its own minimum wage increase by mid-July.

Huckabee lends support to Josh Duggar after molestation allegations When a tabloid magazine published molestation allegations against Josh Duggar, the reality-show star turned conservative activist, he did not have many defenders. But one emerged on Friday afternoon in Mike Huckabee.

Surveillance debate produces unusual alliances in Capitol Congress' debate over domestic surveillance is scrambling partisan divisions in the Senate as libertarian-minded Republicans defy their leaders to make common cause with liberal Democrats.

Kansas House approves variety of election changes The Kansas House approved a measure Thursday that would move local elections to the fall in odd-numbered years in a bid to boost turnout.

Suspect not found in Sedalia search after woman held captive in box is slain along with her son

'Bookkeeper of Auschwitz' trial postponed as accused too sick

Donnie Wahlberg hits KC Waffle House after NKOTB concert

Local Kansas City revises noise ordinance after commercial and residential areas overlap Historically, the city has allowed louder noise in commercial areas than in residential neighborhoods. That won't change. Rather, the city is changing its ability to define which standards apply in areas where the two uses mix.

Local Kansas City revises noise ordinance after commercial and residential areas overlap Historically, the city has allowed louder noise in commercial areas than in residential neighborhoods. That won't change. Rather, the city is changing its ability to define which standards apply in areas where the two uses mix.

Missouri House endorses statewide rules for Uber, Lyft The Missouri House gave its initial approval Wednesday night to a bill that would limit the ability of cities to regulate ride-hailing companies by creating statewide standards. The vote comes just weeks after Kansas City approved new rules applying to both traditional taxis and new technology companies such as Uber and Lyft that use smartphone apps to link passengers with drivers using their own vehicles.

Missouri lawmakers are unlikely to raise gas tax to pay for road repairs A push to increase Missouri's gas tax for the first time in 20 years to pay for road and bridge repairs appears to have stalled for another year. Efforts in both the House and Senate have failed in the past week.

Jeff Roe speaks out on anti-Tom Schweich radio ad, says he paid for it with his own money The bare-knuckles GOP political consultant says his candidate for governor, Catherine Hanaway, never heard the “House of Cards” ad before it aired in February

Missouri Senate approves budget that would expand Medicaid managed care The most contentious issue Tuesday night and into the wee hours Wednesday morning was a plan slipped into the budget by Sen. Kurt Schaefer, a Columbia Republican and chairman of the Senate appropriations committee, that would shift about 200,000 Medicaid recipients to privatized managed-care plans.

KC postpones vote on energy reporting mandate The Kansas City Council postponed until June 4 a vote on a controversial mandate to require large buildings to measure their energy and water consumption.

Steve Kraske: As Republicans debate the Kansas budget, Democrats hold their tongues They're working hard not to gloat. That slim but hardy band of Democrats in the Kansas Legislature insists it takes no pleasure in the ongoing trials of their Republican colleagues. The GOP faces the herculean challenge of balancing a budget more than $400 million out of whack. But if Democrats turned smug, could you blame them?

Jeb Bush shifts style, critiques brother's budget management Only a few days after saying he wouldn't "go out of my way" to point out what he saw as mistakes made by his brother, Jeb Bush did just that Thursday, criticizing former President George W. Bush's record on the federal budget.

Business Obama's trade bill narrowly clears a key Senate hurdle In a triumph for President Barack Obama, sweeping legislation to strengthen the administration's hand in global trade talks advanced toward Senate passage Thursday after a showdown vote that remained in doubt until the final moment.


Kansas City Star - Editorials
As of (05/22/2015) at 01:01 PM

A better and bigger Kansas City Zoo required time, money and persuasion The zoo has become a constantly evolving, top-flight attraction that area residents can take great pride in supporting. Friday the facility officially opens its Orangutan Canopy.

Opinion Long Kansas legislative session is threatening courts, bioscience recruiting and local governments Legislators could revoke the disastrous income tax cuts that created the budget problem and go home. But they won't. And while Kansas taxpayers foot the $43,000-a-day bill for a legislative session in overtime, lawmakers spend idle time conjuring up more destructive ideas.

Kansas City should pass a responsible plan to boost the minimum wage Kansas City Council members are gearing up to hold one of their most contentious meetings in recent memory. The outcomes could affect thousands of local workers, large and small employers, and many building owners for years to come.

Monday Poll results: A slow voting season is reflected in the numbers Perhaps we should not be surprised that turnout was rather light for this week's poll, which asked for your views on forthcoming Kansas City elections. The June 23 City Council campaigns appear to have gotten little attention, and respondents were fairly evenly divided on the topics we raised.

Obama offers reasonable plan to reform police access to military-style gear President Barack Obama has announced needed reforms on how police departments keep the peace in U.S. towns and cities in a post-Ferguson, Mo., world. The U.S. government will stop providing to law enforcement agencies some of the more controversial military-style gear, which includes grenade launchers and certain types of heavily armored vehicles.

Sam Brownback and others in Kansas rush to disown ATM rule That sound you hear in Kansas is the footsteps of politicians running away from a new state requirement that limits welfare recipients to no more than $25 a day in withdrawals from ATM machines.

Congress needs to choose freedom over a flawed Patriot Act Americans learned over the past couple of years that the federal government has been snooping into their lives. Now they will learn if Congress has the courage to restore privacy protections by amending the Patriot Act before renewing it.

The Monday Poll: Turn your attention to Kansas City elections Kansas City's 2015 political races are getting scant public attention, largely because Mayor Sly James likely will coast to re-election in a contest that often attracts the most interest. But let's put at least a small spotlight on the City Council elections of June 23.

Kansas City’s costly water bills sock customers while upgrading services The money to pay for improved water and sewer services in Kansas City has to come from somewhere. The city's extremely high monthly bills are affecting the pocketbooks of more than 650,000 local residents, including those served by the utility in Johnson County.

Capitol Watch: As the Missouri legislature stumbles to an end, Kansas is still in agony Todd Richardson, the new speaker of the Missouri House, got it right. “I don't think the last five months have put the legislature and this public institution in a particularly good light,” he said moments after his peers selected him to replace John Diehl.

Jackson County must provide better and fair property reassessments this year Jackson County officials badly bungled reassessment in 2013 but have pledged to provide more accurate values for hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses this year. The clock is now ticking on that promise: Notices began going out this week.

Move past the vacuum in the Missouri legislature after John Diehl’s resignation as House speaker Missouri House Speaker John Diehl did the right thing by resigning his office and his legislative seat. Now leaders of both parties must set aside their wounded feelings for a few remaining hours and work for the good of the state.

Full accreditation and stability must be the goals of KC superintendent Steve Green’s successor Maintaining continuity and stability with the fewest disruptions possible for students and teachers must take priority as Kansas City Public Schools begins searching for a new superintendent.

The Missouri legislature experiences its most disgraceful week Any doubts that the Missouri General Assembly's priorities are seriously off kilter have been dispelled in this final week of the legislative session. The House speaker became embroiled in a texting scandal, and lawmakers passed polarizing measures and ignored citizens.

Kansas business tax exemption hasn’t reaped results A budget-balancing package in Kansas is still far away, but lawmakers took a step in the right direction this week by putting the business tax exemption in play.

Monday poll results: Many respondents express a passion for labor As the Missouri General Assembly entered new debates this week over “right to work” legislation, we asked for your opinion. One side of the issue appears to have tapped into a peak intensity and mustered a vigorous participation in the poll. Here are the results, based on more than 3,200 responses.

KU hospital tower underway A lot of work is underway in Kansas City, Kan., adding to the growth in midtown. Ground has been broken and fundraising efforts are well underway for a $275 million expansion project at the hospital.

The Monday Poll: Should Missouri have a right-to-work law? The Missouri Senate is expected to debate a controversial right-to-work bill this week. The Monday Poll would like to know where you stand on this contentious debate involving union representation.

Cowardly political bullying in Independence deserves a prompt investigation Scott Roberson decided a year ago that the next step in a long record of community service would be a seat on the Independence City Council. He ran for office and won. For that, he has been subjected to a cowardly harassment campaign.

Plan for new hotel in downtown Kansas City looks promising Kansas City's fast-reviving downtown is closer to notching a huge victory with the scheduled announcement on Monday that a new 800-room Hyatt hotel could open in 2018. The proposal has two major points in its favor based on what's known about it now.


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The Springfield News Leader - Editorials
As of (05/22/2015) at 01:01 PM

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The Independence Examiner
As of (05/22/2015) at 01:01 PM

Top 5 things you need to know about dog flu and keeping your dog safe Updated at 12:03 PM Dog flu - or canine influenza - is "a contagious respiratory disease in dogs caused by specific Type A influenza viruses known to infect dogs," according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Matthew T. Mangino: Is Nebraska a death penalty game-changer? Updated at 11:28 AM While a majority of our nation’s 50 states still have the death penalty on their books, that number has begun to shift in recent years. Prior to 2007, 12 states had outlawed executions; between 2007 and 2013, six states banned the procedure. .mgnl175{margin-left:175px;} .childCatAd{display:inline-block!important;width:650px;}


The Independence Examiner - Editorials
As of (05/22/2015) at 01:01 PM

Victor D. Infante: The ‘Mad Men’ finale and the selling of the ‘60s Updated at 11:27 AM Watching the series finale of the AMC drama “Mad Men” — and yes, we’ll be spoiling it here — it’s hard not to think back to the series’ very first scene.

Poland presidential vote could bring return to turbulence Updated at 11:26 AM Presidential candidate Andrzej Duda is a new face in Polish politics, but he may herald a return to an older era when his right-wing party held power. .mgnl175{margin-left:175px;} .childCatAd{display:inline-block!important;width:650px;}


Columbia Daily Tribune
As of (05/22/2015) at 01:03 PM

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Patrol wraps up investigation of deputy-involved shooting The Missouri State Highway Patrol has finished its investigation into a fatal Boone County sheriff's deputy-involved shooting and expects to send the case to county Prosecuting Attorney Dan Knight by the end of next week, patrol Sgt. Kevin Hunter said...

Board of Education approves site for new elementary school The Columbia Board of Education on Thursday gave district administrators approval to enter into final negotiations to buy 26 acres in southeast Columbia for a new elementary school that will replace Cedar Ridge Elementary School in 2018.

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United Way selects new director Proven fundraising ability was an important asset for the next Heart of Missouri United Way executive director, but the organization was looking for someone who also has the ability to build relationships and help funded agencies connect with one another.

Rowden to seek majority leader post in Missouri House State Rep. Caleb Rowden jumped into the contest for House majority leader on Wednesday, opening a campaign for the post that in recent years has been a path to the House speaker's chair.

One Read program to feature post-apocalyptic best-seller This year's Daniel Boone Regional Library One Read program will feature the genre-bending “Station Eleven” by Emily St. John Mandel.

Columbia man arrested for alleged April assault A 52-year-old man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly assaulting his ex-girlfriend in late April.

Highway patrol checkpoint leads to arrests, citations Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers arrested four people and issued 10 citations during a hazardous motor vehicle checkpoint in Boone County on Saturday.

Two teens suspected of burglaries at Harrisburg schools The Boone County Sheriff's Department said Wednesday afternoon that a 16-year-old boy is accused along with a 17-year-old student of breaking in to Harrisburg's elementary and middle schools in February to steal several items.

Community recognizes historic Sharp End district When he thinks about the block of Walnut Street between Fifth and Sixth streets, Larry Monroe does not conjure up memories of the 11-story parking garage that stands there today.

Health insurance rates to be published For the first time, Missouri consumers on June 1 will get a look at proposed health insurance premium increases of 10 percent or more. Whether the ability to review rates will affect the ultimate price paid by consumers remains to...

CPS agrees to contract out education of some students Columbia Public Schools has signed an agreement to send 12 of its special education students to a school operated by Specialized Education Services Inc.

Domestic dispute leads to central city shooting A man came to the aid of a woman during a domestic dispute in the 200 block of West Sexton Road and shot another man in the back of the leg at about noon Tuesday, police said.

Program to focus on infectious diseases CAT-TV will show the program “Vaccinations, Superbugs & Ebola: What the Public Needs to Know,” presented by the League of Women Voters of Columbia-Boone County, at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Woman accused of abusing child at hospital A 38-year-old woman turned herself in at the Boone County Sheriff's Department on Tuesday on a warrant for child abuse, a felony punishable by as much as seven years in prison.

Detective: Infant dies in apparent accident Investigators believe a 12 1/2-month-old girl's death Thursday at a small day care east of Columbia was an accident, Boone County sheriff's Detective Tom O'Sullivan said.

150 YEARS AGO: Guerrilla leader David Poole surrenders with 40 men at Lexington LEXINGTON -- Guerrilla leader David Poole, who began his career as one of William Quantrill's chief lieutenants, surrendered in his home county with 40 men and promised to help bring in more, Col. Chester Harding reported.

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Columbia Daily Tribune - Editorials
As of (05/22/2015) at 01:05 PM

Sharp End Sharp End was Columbia's black business district until the 1950s, located on Walnut Street between Fifth and Sixth streets where the city parking garage now stands. On Tuesday a historic marker was placed on the site commemorating an area important...

The General Assembly That's the way our headline writer put it Saturday after the official end of this session of the Missouri General Assembly. The widely shared sentiment -- and, incidentally, one that recurs after most sessions -- stems from a lack of...

Tsarnaev If anyone deserves the death penalty, it is Dzokhar Tsarnaev. The question is whether anyone deserves the death penalty.

Brave new world Last week city officials took a test spin around town on an electric-powered bus.

A `fair' court? National opinion polls indicate most Americans doubt the U.S. Supreme Court will be “fair” in deciding its pending case regarding the Affordable Care Act. Most everyone who cares enough has an opinion about what “fair” is. If the court decides...

The monument The Boone County Commission, wishing the issue would just go away, can't shake the Jesus fish stuck on its pant leg.

Reaching out It was good to read Monday about Columbia cops “reaching out.”

Right-to-work In the waning hours of the General Assembly session, Senate Majority Leader Ron Richard made it a priority to pass “right-to-work” legislation. A bill already had passed in the House of Representatives, and on Tuesday night Republican senators used a...

CVS park As negotiations continue between the city and CVS Pharmacy over development of the southeast corner of Providence Road and Broadway, the Downtown Leadership Council enters the fray with an alternative idea. The DLC voted last week to ask the Columbia...

Fairground Now that the Boone County Commission has told the Boone County Fair Board this season will be its last at its usual haunts, what's next?

Bob Bechtold As I read the story about Bob Bechtold on our Sunday front page, I had to catch my breath several times as old friends recounted a common theme: Bob Bechtold was an eternal optimist who never had a bad word...

Huckabee Among Republican candidates for president, Mike Huckabee of Arkansas might have the best retail political skills, but his stringent social conservatism defeats him.

Baptism at the ARC Not long ago a church group conducted a baptism in the city-owned Activity & Recreation Center swimming pool. When a surprised citizen doing some lap-swimming complained in Trib Talk, Columbia Parks and Recreation Director Mike Griggs said the church group...

Roll carts In case you haven't noticed, a sturdy band of dissidents opposes using roll carts for collecting mixed refuse, as the city has proposed. They call themselves a “consensus” of city residents.

The council's Park 7 vote The six members of the Columbia City Council who voted against approval of the proposed student housing building near Stadium Boulevard and Highway 63 South had thoughtful reasons, but in my view they were not adequate to deny the project.

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St. Joseph News-Press - Editorials
As of (05/22/2015) at 01:06 PM

Justify 24-hour REC From time to time, ideas bubble up in St. Joseph and are offered with an expectation of the community's endorsement. Except most of the community never has heard these ideas before.

Pension mistakes to avoid Most investors discover soon enough they are capable of making financial mistakes on their own; they don't need help.

Remove `warrior' from police work Representatives of the Fraternal Order of Police draw on the same talking points when speaking of restrictions on transfers of military-style equipment to local law enforcement.

Beware illegal `taking' Most people who end up in court never expected to be there. Count hundreds of landowners along the Missouri River in this group.

Sheriff makes right call Given the options, Buchanan County Sheriff Mike Strong chose transparency. We're all better for it.

Lifelong learning is a key Diplomas still count for something, but we're finding with each passing year that learning increasingly must be a considered a lifelong pursuit.

Worker rights matter Two arguments make sense to us when it comes to our state lawmakers and our governor considering right-to-work legislation for Missouri:

Why not partner for health? At first glance, a partnership involving Mosaic Life Care and two other big health systems appears to hold promise for the region and no obvious downside.

Show military we care Times change and needs change, but the reasons for lifting up the service of the men and women in our armed forces are consistent.

A tale of two budgets Perhaps Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback and his supporters eventually will be proven right in their belief that aggressively cutting taxes can be a prelude to economic expansion.

Protect pets and people A healthy respect for danger is a good thing.

Rally round goals on air lift wing To grasp the importance of things, it's often best to take the long view.

A nation salutes the best It's true more than one program exists to recognize excellence in teaching. Also, multiple measures can be used to gauge business success.

Ferguson opens our eyes We don't subscribe to the notion that every cloud contains a silver lining - particularly when a life has been lost.

Interim comes at a cost Call this a plea for a moment of reflection by the St. Joseph Board of Education.

Drivers no match for floodwaters Count on this: It will rain again this week in the Midland Empire, and multiple low-lying rural areas, urban neighborhoods and roadways will flood.

Council endorses flexibility Any contractor will tell you, time is money.

What do you have to lose? When someone asks "What do you have to lose?” the circumstances can vary widely - between the dire and fanciful.

Seize this chance to improve roads The best price you could find for gas in St. Joseph on Saturday was $2.18 a gallon … Or maybe it was $2.19 … Did someone spot a deal for $2.14?

Vote on traffic cameras The chance for red-light cameras to win favor with the public passed some time ago. This is why supporters of this technology increasingly fear the prospect of a vote of the people.


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The Joplin Globe - Editorials
As of (05/22/2015) at 01:07 PM

Our View: Joplin has everything it needs to move forward Posted: May 22, 2015 We remember today, as we will every May 22, the lives of our friends, our family and even the strangers among us who died as a consequence of an EF-5 tornado.

Your view: Letters to the editor Posted: May 21, 2015 Great work

Our View: Keep the roads safe. Put down the phone Posted: May 20, 2015 Think texting is the only cellphone distraction keeping drivers' eyes off the road? A new survey of more than 2,000 people released on Tuesday via AT&T's “It Can Wait” anti-texting campaign shows that 7 in 10 people engage in some type of phone activity while they drive.

Kevin Wilson: Those in power need accountability system Posted: May 20, 2015 Last week I happened to be in the Capitol, and you could almost hear the clicking of phones as everyone started trying to find the story about John Diehl, speaker of the Missouri House of Representatives. As we read the news accounts, most of us were stunned and hoped that it was just a rumor. 

Our view: Welcome, Blasters Posted: May 19, 2015 While the old Joe Becker Stadium has been replaced, fans will find that the ball field itself remains much the same.

Phill Brooks: Legislators have history of bad behavior, harassment Posted: May 18, 2015 There are some fascinating historical perspectives to the two factors that helped define the 2015 legislative session — the intern scandal that drove a House speaker out of office and filibusters that blocked Senate work in the final week.

Your views: Letters to the editor Posted: May 17, 2015 Great honor for coach

Our View: Joplin High School Class of 2015 define 'first class' Posted: May 17, 2015 They grew up motivated by words such as “character,” “respect,” “integrity”  and “honesty.”

Geoff Caldwell: Diehl's road to repentance began with resignation Posted: May 17, 2015 Power, according to Merriam-Webster.com , is the “ability or right to control people or things; a person or organization that has a lot of control and influence over other people or organizations.”

Sadie Wallner: JHS Class of 2015 prepared for new experiences Posted: May 17, 2015 It's that time of year again: graduation, commencement — an age-old tradition and yet each time it brings something fresh and new to the table.

Jack Kaminsky: Joplin High School 1967 basketball game provided lifetime memory Posted: May 17, 2015 Webster's definition of jolt: “to surprise or shock (someone).”

Marilyn Beasley: American tax dollars at work Posted: May 16, 2015 We are starting to hear from liberals that American workers need to pay more taxes. They blast the wealthy because the liberals believe they need to pay more, even though the top 10 percent pay about 70 percent of all taxes.

Our View: Diehl's resignation right course of action Posted: May 15, 2015 It was the only thing he could do.

Our view: If you carry a gun, get the training Posted: May 14, 2015 It could have ended in tragedy.

Your view: Letters to the editor Posted: May 14, 2015 Our state representative from McDonald County, Bill Lant, reported that he was carrying a bill that was intended to clear up the rights for the use of Missouri's waterways.

Our View: What will happen to Missouri's poor? Posted: May 12, 2015 Missouri Republicans in the Legislature held the votes needed on May 5 to override Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of a bill that reduces Missouri's lifetime limit for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families cash assistance program.

Joan Banks: Intentional lack of legislative action a failure Posted: May 12, 2015 I suspect the Missouri Legislature is about to let us down.

Phill Brooks: Gas taxes and political courage Posted: May 11, 2015 As Missouri's Legislature enters its final days of the current session, I've been fascinated by the Senate Republican leadership's efforts to push for a gasoline tax increase without voter approval. 

Wynne Krell: National security is at risk Posted: May 10, 2015 As president of the Missouri Council of Chapters of the Military Officers Association of America, I was honored to fly to Alexandria, Virginia, earlier this year for a seminar representing the state of Missouri.

Carol Stark: Clovis Steele was a man with an irreplaceable viewpoint Posted: May 10, 2015 I felt like I had lost a member of the Joplin Globe family when I learned that Clovis Steele had died this past week.


The Jefferson City News Tribune
As of (05/22/2015) at 01:07 PM

Your Opinion: Reply on discrimination - Mr. Horstmann regales us again with his wisdom on May 15 complaining that the poor Christians are being vilified and discriminated against because the LGBT community will deny the Christians of their constitutional rights.

Our Opinion: United Way volunteers meet goal behind scenes - The United Way of Central Missouri is most visible in the community during the fall months when it conducts its annual fundraising campaign.

Chronic offenders seek early release Missuri Supreme Court hears 2 cases on same issue - Lawyers for two prison inmates told the Missouri Supreme Court this week their clients should be released from prison now that they successfully completed a state-run one-year treatment program - even though a different law says they must stay in prison at least two years.

Parts of Lincoln University graduation speech plagiarized Several inspirational ideas, words in 20-minute speech lacked attribution - Lincoln University's 2015 commencement speaker appears to have used the wit and wisdom of others - without using attribution.

Eight parts of speech were said previously - The News Tribune found eight parts of Patricia Russell-McCloud's Lincoln University commencement speech that appear to originate elsewhere.

Ukrainian pastor to tell story at two area churches - The pastor of a Ukrainian church burned by Russian separatists is spending a week in Jefferson City and the summer in the United States.

Proposed Jefftran fare increase advances Open house set for today - A proposed fare increase for Jefferson City's transit system is moving forward, with the City Council expected to consider it next month.

Man gets 7 years for 2013 shooting - A Columbia man has been sentenced to seven years for his role in a 2013 Jefferson City shooting.

Advisory: Use U.S. 50 during westbound I-70 work - MoDOT has issued a travel warning for motorists heading westbound on I-70 in western Missouri over the Memorial Day weekend.

New Bloomfield school board updated on bond projects - The New Bloomfield R-3 School Board approved an architectural contract with Porter, Berendzen & Associate at its meeting Thursday.

Credit agency settlement nets $150K for state - Missouri will receive more than $150,000 in a settlement agreement with the three major credit reporting agencies.

Abuse charge against St. Louis man dropped - Due to issues with witnesses and/or victims not willing to testify, an abuse case against a St. Louis man has been dismissed.

Helias girls fall in district soccer title game - CAMDENTON - It was one of those prototypical “They won everywhere but on the scoreboard" games.

Jamestown beats St. E for district baseball title - Jamestown's goal of winning the district tournament is now complete, but Eagles' coach Jordan Hoecker isn't ready to celebrate his team's successful season just yet.

Secretary of State candidate files voter ID measure - A Republican candidate for Missouri secretary of state on Thursday filed an initiative petition that would allow the Legislature to require voters to present photo identification at the polls.

Fatima baseball blanks Dixon for title - WESTPHALIA - A big first inning helped the Fatima Comets capture a 5-0 win against the Dixon Bulldogs in Thursday night's championship game of the Class 3 District 9 Tournament.

Ferguson suffers budget fallout from Michael Brown shooting - Ferguson city leaders project a $2.5 million budget shortfall during the current fiscal year and a similar shortage in fiscal 2016, largely due to the unrest and fallout after the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, the town's mayor said Thursday.

Permanent Brown plaque installed in Ferguson - A plaque and metallic likeness of a dove have been installed in Michael Brown's memory near the spot where the unarmed, black 18-year-old was shot and killed last summer by a white Ferguson police officer.

Environmentalists seize on latest Santa Barbara oil spill - The latest oil spill on the Santa Barbara coast is just a drop in the bucket compared with the area's catastrophic blowout in 1969, but it has become a new rallying point for environmentalists in their battle against drilling and fossil fuels.

Prep Baseball: Area teams at districts - Here are results for area high school baseball teams competing in district tournaments.


The Jefferson City News Tribune - State News
As of (05/22/2015) at 01:07 PM

Chronic offenders seek early release Missuri Supreme Court hears 2 cases on same issue - Lawyers for two prison inmates told the Missouri Supreme Court this week their clients should be released from prison now that they successfully completed a state-run one-year treatment program - even though a different law says they must stay in prison at least two years.

Credit agency settlement nets $150K for state - Missouri will receive more than $150,000 in a settlement agreement with the three major credit reporting agencies.

Secretary of State candidate files voter ID measure - A Republican candidate for Missouri secretary of state on Thursday filed an initiative petition that would allow the Legislature to require voters to present photo identification at the polls.

Ferguson suffers budget fallout from Michael Brown shooting - Ferguson city leaders project a $2.5 million budget shortfall during the current fiscal year and a similar shortage in fiscal 2016, largely due to the unrest and fallout after the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, the town's mayor said Thursday.

Permanent Brown plaque installed in Ferguson - A plaque and metallic likeness of a dove have been installed in Michael Brown's memory near the spot where the unarmed, black 18-year-old was shot and killed last summer by a white Ferguson police officer.

Economy remains weak in rural parts of 10 states - A new survey suggests the economy will remain weak in rural parts of 10 Western and Plains states because the strong U.S. dollar is hurting exports and the bird flu is hitting poultry farms hard.

St. Louis man halts trial, pleads guilty to murder charge - Prosecutors say they'll seek 17 years in prison for a man who halted his trial and pleaded guilty to a reduced murder charge linked to a 2013 drug-related killing.

Missouri college breaks ground on innovation campus - Construction has begun on the Northland Innovation Campus that will expand the presence of Northwest Missouri State University in the Kansas City area.

Motorcyclists to gather around US for Memorial Day weekend - Memorial Day is one of the biggest holidays on the calendars of motorcycle riders.

Homeless man sentenced to life in prison for homicide - A homeless man has been sentenced to life in prison for shooting a man to death at an Independence motel in 2013.

Cornejo enters race for Missouri House majority leader - St. Peters Rep. Robert Cornejo (kohr-NAY'-hoh) has entered what could be a crowded race for Missouri House majority leader.

Missouri secretary of state candidate files voter ID measure - A Republican candidate for Missouri secretary of state is pushing an initiative petition that would allow the Legislature to require voters to present photo identification at the polls.

Home care workers want Nixon to activate contract - Missouri Home Care Union members and their supporters stood outside Gov. Jay Nixon's Capitol office for more than an hour Wednesday, urging him to order their new contract be put in place.

Lawmakers send fewer tax changes to Nixon - The Republican-controlled Legislature sent narrowly targeted tax-code changes to Gov. Jay Nixon this year hoping to avoid a repeat of last year, when the Democrat vetoed numerous tax measures he said were special-interest giveaways not accounted for in the budget.

Permanent Michael Brown memorial planned at shooting site - The makeshift mid-street memorial that marked where Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer last summer was cleared out Wednesday - what would have been his 19th birthday - amid plans to install a permanent plaque in his memory nearby.

Maplewood rejects license for company that sells snuggling - A St. Louis suburb is giving the cold shoulder to a business where people pay for snuggling.

Minor flooding on the Missouri River; minimal damage - Recent heavy rains have pushed the Missouri River above flood stage at several locations in Missouri.

Missouri fines Aetna for paying for uninsured abortions - Gov. Jay Nixon announced Tuesday insurer Aetna has agreed to pay $4.5 million for violations of state law that included paying for elective abortions when the women were not eligible under their policies, marking the largest insurance penalty in state history.

Report: Missouri's poor roads just part of a national problem - A national report confirms what state officials have been saying for some time: Missouri's roads and bridges are deteriorating - especially in the state's rural areas.

No charges for St. Louis officer who killed 18-year-old - An attorney for the family of a black 18-year-old shot and killed last October by an off-duty, white St. Louis police officer said Tuesday he plans to file a wrongful-death lawsuit, after a prosecutor said the officer would not face criminal charges.


The Jefferson City News Tribune - Local News
As of (05/22/2015) at 01:07 PM

Chronic offenders seek early release Missuri Supreme Court hears 2 cases on same issue - Lawyers for two prison inmates told the Missouri Supreme Court this week their clients should be released from prison now that they successfully completed a state-run one-year treatment program - even though a different law says they must stay in prison at least two years.

Parts of Lincoln University graduation speech plagiarized Several inspirational ideas, words in 20-minute speech lacked attribution - Lincoln University's 2015 commencement speaker appears to have used the wit and wisdom of others - without using attribution.

Eight parts of speech were said previously - The News Tribune found eight parts of Patricia Russell-McCloud's Lincoln University commencement speech that appear to originate elsewhere.

Ukrainian pastor to tell story at two area churches - The pastor of a Ukrainian church burned by Russian separatists is spending a week in Jefferson City and the summer in the United States.

Proposed Jefftran fare increase advances Open house set for today - A proposed fare increase for Jefferson City's transit system is moving forward, with the City Council expected to consider it next month.

Man gets 7 years for 2013 shooting - A Columbia man has been sentenced to seven years for his role in a 2013 Jefferson City shooting.

Advisory: Use U.S. 50 during westbound I-70 work - MoDOT has issued a travel warning for motorists heading westbound on I-70 in western Missouri over the Memorial Day weekend.

New Bloomfield school board updated on bond projects - The New Bloomfield R-3 School Board approved an architectural contract with Porter, Berendzen & Associate at its meeting Thursday.

Credit agency settlement nets $150K for state - Missouri will receive more than $150,000 in a settlement agreement with the three major credit reporting agencies.

Abuse charge against St. Louis man dropped - Due to issues with witnesses and/or victims not willing to testify, an abuse case against a St. Louis man has been dismissed.

Secretary of State candidate files voter ID measure - A Republican candidate for Missouri secretary of state on Thursday filed an initiative petition that would allow the Legislature to require voters to present photo identification at the polls.

3 Mid-Missouri residents hurt in wrecks - A Jefferson City teen was injured in a one-car accident at 10:01 a.m. Wednesday on Bald Hill Road south of Seven Hills Road in Cole County.

Police: Woman held in box for months found dead, man sought - The hunt for a registered sex offender suspected of killing his ex-girlfriend and her son intensified Thursday after police raided but failed to find anyone inside a home in western Missouri, where the man was charged last month for allegedly keeping the woman confined in a wooden box.

Fund set up for Joplin tornado victim closes, board disbands - A fund for victims of the 2011 Joplin tornado has closed after distributing nearly $1 million to residents and nonprofits in the southwest Missouri city.

Missouri loses jobs while unemployment increases slightly - Missouri's unemployment rate increased slightly to 5.7 percent last month while the economy lost several thousand jobs.

Pro-pot group sues drug task force - An association that believes marijuana prohibition is a failed policy in Missouri has sued the MUSTANG Drug Task force saying it has failed to obey state laws regarding open public meetings and records.

Appeals court rules former teacher can't recover attorney fees In connection with child abuse investigation - Judge had tossed child abuse case against former Eldon coach

Home care workers want Nixon to activate contract - Missouri Home Care Union members and their supporters stood outside Gov. Jay Nixon's Capitol office for more than an hour Wednesday, urging him to order their new contract be put in place.

School board committee discusses 'Open Forum' policy, EpiPens Rule changes ahead? - Three Jefferson City School Board members spent more than an hour Wednesday morning talking about whether the “Open Forum" portion of board meetings needs to be changed.

JC man convicted of DWI, resisting arrest - A Cole County jury found a Jefferson City man guilty of driving while intoxicated and resisting arrest charges in connection with an incident that occurred in February 2014.


The Jefferson City News Tribune - Editorials
As of (05/22/2015) at 01:07 PM

Your Opinion: Reply on discrimination - Mr. Horstmann regales us again with his wisdom on May 15 complaining that the poor Christians are being vilified and discriminated against because the LGBT community will deny the Christians of their constitutional rights.

Our Opinion: United Way volunteers meet goal behind scenes - The United Way of Central Missouri is most visible in the community during the fall months when it conducts its annual fundraising campaign.

Our Opinion: Exercise care during Operation C.A.R.E - Motorists and boaters are urged to exercise care during the Memorial Day holiday weekend, because the Missouri Highway Patrol will be emphasizing Operation C.A.R.E.

Your Opinion: Opinion page needs 'liberal flush' - Recently a novice contributor to your opinion page had the audacity to call scribbler Jim Dyke out for his “vitriolic" cartoons.

Your Opinion: Parental control and opting out of tests - This spring Missouri students took the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium's Test.

Your Opinion: Response to Smith on Social Security - The disability portion of the Social Security Act is going broke. Social Security itself is good for several years.

Our Opinion: Heal division between Legislature, Conservation - When powerful forces collide, the repercussions can be perilous.

Perspective: End of session report - Friday marked the end of the most productive, and strangest, legislative session of my five years of service.

Our Opinion: Graduates, celebrate being unique - Mid-May is an uplifting time of year. No, we're not talking about the end of the legislative session, we're referencing graduation season.

Your Opinion: Thoughts on religious freedom - Nice to notice my letter on religious freedom [May 3] produced a response [May 10] that asked me a question.

Your Opinion: Response on officers' shootings - In response to Bert Dirschell's letter, “Officers lives matter." I understand what you are saying but I know that you are not comparing 10 cops with the 422 people that have been killed by police so far this year.

Perspective: Despite unusual ending, session deemed productive - This was the most interesting final week of session that I have observed since becoming a member of the Legislature.

Our Opinion: Lack of traction leaves legislative casualties - Every legislative session has its casualties - proposals that never made it to the finish line.

Your Opinion: Stop partisan posturing; create jobs program - I recently made a few visits to both the Missouri Senate and House of Representatives to watch our tax dollars at work. My impression was disappointment because of Republican disrespect given to Democrats with rational legislative concerns.

Your Opinion: Disturbing trend dividing, destroying nation - There is a very disturbing trend going through our great nation. It is dividing this country and destroying it little by little.


The Southeast Missourian
As of (05/22/2015) at 01:07 PM

Saint Francis to open five-story patient tower July 1 (05/22/15) 3 Saint Francis Medical Center will move a step closer to completing a multi-year expansion project of its Cape Girardeau...

Jackson to begin flushing water system June 1 (05/22/15) Jackson residents are advised to use caution while the city conducts a flush of the water system. Fire department crews...

Summerfest starts May 28 in Scott City (05/22/15) Scott City is hosting Summerfest for its 39th year this month. From May 28 to 30, the Scott City Parks and Recreation...

Police searching near Notre Dame for home invasion suspect (05/22/15) The Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department spent several hours Thursday morning working with area police on a...

Suspected abductor waives extradition (05/22/15) The suspect arrested in a Cape Girardeau adult abduction case appeared in court Tuesday in Grundy County, Illinois....

Mo. woman who said she was held captive for months found dead; Sedalia house surrounded by police (05/22/15) SEDALIA, Mo. -- Police have surrounded a home looking for the ex-boyfriend of a woman who was found dead Thursday, along with her teenage son, less than a month after the man was charged with holding her captive in a wooden box for months in western Missouri...

Police searching near Notre Dame for home invasion suspect (05/22/15) The Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department spent several hours Thursday morning working with area police on a search for a suspect believed armed and dangerous. The manhunt took place in the area of Parkwood Lake Estates and Route K, near Notre Dame Regional High School...

Suspected abductor waives extradition (05/22/15) The suspect arrested in a Cape Girardeau adult abduction case appeared in court Tuesday in Grundy County, Illinois. Jeffery Lazier, 43, of Coal City, Illinois, was taken into custody May 15 in Yorkville, Illinois. He is accused of kidnapping a woman from Cape County Park South in Cape Girardeau on May 12 and sexually assaulting her...

Local officers honored at Respect for Law dinner (05/22/15) Tables were packed Thursday night at the VFW hall in Cape Girardeau as law-enforcement officials were honored at the Evening Optimists' annual Respect for Law dinner and awards ceremony. In his keynote address, senior special agent David Diveley of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said this is the most chaotic time for law enforcement since the 1960s...

Bloomfield bail bondsman gets 12 years on meth charge (05/22/15) BENTON, Mo. -- A former Stoddard County bail bondsman was sentenced to 12 years in prison Tuesday after he pleaded guilty to trafficking methamphetamine. Stanley Leon Clark Sr. of Dexter, Missouri, pleaded guilty Monday to felony second-degree drug trafficking before Presiding Circuit Judge David Dolan in Scott County, according to a news release from Stoddard County Prosecuting Attorney Russ Oliver...

Three Scott City students win handwriting contest (05/22/15) The Scott City School Board on Wednesday recognized three students for being state grade-level winners in the Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest. The students, first-grader Houston Griffaw, second-grader Lilyan Landis and third-grader Logan Schiwitz, received medals and framed pictures of their entries...

Storm-shelter ceremony also lauds retiring superintendent (05/21/15) The Scott City community gathered Wednesday to celebrate the grand opening of the school district's storm shelter and visual and performing arts center -- and to surprise retiring superintendent Diann Ulmer with a farewell presentation. Ulmer, who served as superintendent for 13 years, retires this summer. She began the evening's celebration by providing background about the project before cutting a ribbon near the shelter's entrance...

Hooked on Science: Glow Slime (05/21/15) * 1/4 cup liquid starch n 1/4 cup Elmer's glue n 2 tablespoons glow-in-the-dark pigment n 1 bowl STEP 1: Mix the liquid starch and glow-in-the-dark-pigment in a bowl. Add the Elmer's glue and continue to mix. STEP 2: Remove the glow slime from the bowl, continue to mix the slime with your hands...

Cape school district begins improvement projects in wake of bond issue (05/20/15) Renovation projects at the Cape Girardeau School District are underway as officials plan and organize districtwide improvements funded by a $20 million bond issue approved by voters in April. "We've been meeting every week as a design team and going through project schedules," said Neil Glass, assistant superintendent of administrative services. ...

Jackson chamber honors educators of the year (05/15/15) Jackson High School teacher Becky Bockelman wasn't sure she would make a good teacher. Now, after teaching for 18 years, she has received one of the five Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce Educator of the Year awards. After graduating from college, she traveled to Slovakia for a year as a missionary and taught English as a second language. From there, she continued her career and has only become more confident in her skills, and her peers have noticed...


The Southeast Missourian - State News
As of (05/22/2015) at 01:07 PM

Mo. woman who said she was held captive for months found dead; Sedalia house surrounded by police (05/22/15) SEDALIA, Mo. -- Police have surrounded a home looking for the ex-boyfriend of a woman who was found dead Thursday, along with her teenage son, less than a month after the man was charged with holding her captive in a wooden box for months in western Missouri...

Permanent Michael Brown memorial installed in Ferguson (05/22/15) FERGUSON, Mo. -- A plaque and metallic likeness of a dove have been installed in Michael Brown's memory near the spot where the unarmed, black 18-year-old was shot and killed last summer by a white Ferguson police officer. Crews installed the plaque and dove Thursday hundreds of feet apart on a sidewalk in Ferguson, one day after the mid-street memorial for Brown was cleared. Wednesday would have been Brown's 19th birthday...

Missouri lawmakers send fewer tax changes to Gov. Nixon (05/21/15) JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Republican-controlled Legislature sent narrowly targeted tax-code changes to Gov. Jay Nixon this year hoping to avoid a repeat of last year, when the Democrat vetoed numerous tax measures he said were special-interest giveaways not accounted for in the budget...

Permanent Michael Brown memorial planned at shooting site (05/21/15) FERGUSON, Mo. -- The makeshift mid-street memorial that marked where Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer last summer was cleared out Wednesday -- what would have been his 19th birthday -- amid plans to install a permanent plaque in his memory nearby...

Forest Service sees hope in battle against bat disease (05/21/15) ST. LOUIS -- Officials with the U.S. Forest Service are cautiously optimistic that a new treatment may help bats survive a disease known as white-nose syndrome that has killed millions of bats. About 60 brown bats found with the disease last fall but successfully treated were released back into the wild Tuesday at the Mark Twain Cave complex near the northeast Missouri town of Hannibal...

Europe's Altice enters U.S. cable frenzy with Suddenlink deal (05/21/15) NEW YORK -- There's a new player in the U.S. cable dating game. European cable and mobile phone operator Altice, controlled by founder Patrick Drahi, is fixing its sights on the U.S. market starting with a $9.1 billion deal for St. Louis-based Suddenlink...

Wrongful-death suit planned against St. Louis officer (05/20/15) ST. LOUIS -- An attorney for the family of a black 18-year-old shot and killed last October by an off-duty, white St. Louis police officer said Tuesday he plans to file a wrongful-death lawsuit, after a prosecutor said the officer would not face criminal charges...

Missouri Republicans shaken by scandal, tragedy (05/20/15) JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- In many regards, Missouri Republicans seldom have been more powerful than they are, well positioned to carry out their part in the conservative movement sweeping the Midwest and South. They hold commanding majorities in the Legislature and have helped make this historic swing state Republican-leaning territory in presidential politics...


The Southeast Missourian - Local News
As of (05/22/2015) at 01:07 PM

Boil order still in effect for northern Cape County (05/22/15) 1 High levels of fecal coliform or E. coli contaminant in Cape-Perry Public Water Supply District No. 1 that prompted a mandatory boil water order Wednesday were caused by an issue with a chlorine cylinder, according to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources...

Saint Francis to open five-story patient tower July 1 (05/22/15) 3 Saint Francis Medical Center will move a step closer to completing a multi-year expansion project of its Cape Girardeau medical campus with the July 1 opening of a new five-story patient tower. The tower, on the hospital's south side, will include dedicated areas for orthopedics, neurosciences, rehabilitation and wound, pain, surgical and medical patients with private rooms for each area; a new entrance to the hospital; a new lobby; a cafe for visitors, patients and employees; and outside, between the older hospital facility and newly constructed tower, a garden.. ...

Jackson to begin flushing water system June 1 (05/22/15) Jackson residents are advised to use caution while the city conducts a flush of the water system. Fire department crews flush the system once a year, and this year's maintenance will take place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily from Monday, June 1, until the program is complete...

Summerfest starts May 28 in Scott City (05/22/15) Scott City is hosting Summerfest for its 39th year this month. From May 28 to 30, the Scott City Parks and Recreation department has filled the entire weekend with events. Thursday night is kids night. Two bands, Janie Brown and the Chestnut Mountain Gang and Jordan's Tide, perform beginning at 6 p.m...

Police searching near Notre Dame for home invasion suspect (05/22/15) The Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department spent several hours Thursday morning working with area police on a search for a suspect believed armed and dangerous. The manhunt took place in the area of Parkwood Lake Estates and Route K, near Notre Dame Regional High School...

Suspected abductor waives extradition (05/22/15) The suspect arrested in a Cape Girardeau adult abduction case appeared in court Tuesday in Grundy County, Illinois. Jeffery Lazier, 43, of Coal City, Illinois, was taken into custody May 15 in Yorkville, Illinois. He is accused of kidnapping a woman from Cape County Park South in Cape Girardeau on May 12 and sexually assaulting her...

Local officers honored at Respect for Law dinner (05/22/15) Tables were packed Thursday night at the VFW hall in Cape Girardeau as law-enforcement officials were honored at the Evening Optimists' annual Respect for Law dinner and awards ceremony. In his keynote address, senior special agent David Diveley of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said this is the most chaotic time for law enforcement since the 1960s...

100-Mile Yard Sale (05/22/15) Buster Bollinger organizes his tent for the 100-Mile Yard Sale Thursday in Arbor. The annual yard sale stretches from Jackson to Kennett, Missouri.

Database offers records of early prison inmates (05/22/15) A new online database is offering access to records of some of the earliest inmates who served time in the Missouri State Penitentiary. Secretary of State Jason Kander announced Thursday the Missouri State Penitentiary Database is available at missouridigitalheritage.com/MSP...

Three Scott City students win handwriting contest (05/22/15) The Scott City School Board on Wednesday recognized three students for being state grade-level winners in the Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest. The students, first-grader Houston Griffaw, second-grader Lilyan Landis and third-grader Logan Schiwitz, received medals and framed pictures of their entries...

Boyfriend proposes to state Rep. Keeney on floor of House (05/22/15) SIKESTON -- Sikeston resident Justin Taylor ended the Missouri House of Representatives' annual legislative session on a happy note Friday when he proposed to his longtime girlfriend, State Rep. Shelley Keeney of Marble Hill. Taylor, president of the Sikeston Regional Chamber of Commerce and a financial adviser at Edward Jones, had dated Keeney a little over two years when he decided to ask for her hand in marriage...

Bloomfield bail bondsman gets 12 years on meth charge (05/22/15) BENTON, Mo. -- A former Stoddard County bail bondsman was sentenced to 12 years in prison Tuesday after he pleaded guilty to trafficking methamphetamine. Stanley Leon Clark Sr. of Dexter, Missouri, pleaded guilty Monday to felony second-degree drug trafficking before Presiding Circuit Judge David Dolan in Scott County, according to a news release from Stoddard County Prosecuting Attorney Russ Oliver...

Newsboys, 38 Special among SEMO District Fair lineup (05/21/15) 3 The theme and performance lineup for the 2015 SEMO District Fair was announced Wednesday. The fair reaches a location milestone this year, which is recognized in the theme "We Have a Good Thing Growing -- 75 years at Arena Park." Marking the fair's opening Sept 12 is the annual fair parade. It begins at 9:30 a.m. at Capaha Park...

Participants welcome in area's first 'Carry the Load' march (05/21/15) 2 Veterans, first responders and civilians alike will gather in downtown Cape Girardeau to participate in a "Carry The Load" march to honor fallen servicemen on Monday, Memorial Day. Marine Corps veteran Jacob Fish, who played a role in organizing the march, said the main purpose of the event is to raise awareness...

Storm-shelter ceremony also lauds retiring superintendent (05/21/15) 1 The Scott City community gathered Wednesday to celebrate the grand opening of the school district's storm shelter and visual and performing arts center -- and to surprise retiring superintendent Diann Ulmer with a farewell presentation. Ulmer, who served as superintendent for 13 years, retires this summer. She began the evening's celebration by providing background about the project before cutting a ribbon near the shelter's entrance...

Jackson police initiative leads to multiple arrests (05/21/15) 1 A crime-prevention saturation event late last week led to several arrests in Jackson. The Jackson Police Department Special Response Team and Jackson Police Department Patrol Division conducted a crime prevention saturation Thursday and Friday, according to a news release from the department...

Friday deadline for public comment on area transportation planning (05/21/15) No public input was offered Wednesday when the Southeast Metropolitan Planning Organization hosted a public hearing on its 2016 unified planning work program. But people still have a chance to voice their thoughts at southeastmpo.org during a public comment period that ends Friday. Once the window closes for public comment, SEMPO members will make revisions, said Ryan Shrimplin, who serves as a transportation planner for SEMPO and city planner for the city of Cape Girardeau...

Man accused in beating, theft (05/21/15) 1 A Cape Girardeau man has been charged in a March 31 beating and theft on North Middle Street. Online court documents show Jesse Boyer, 34, has been charged with one count each of first-degree robbery and armed criminal action. A witness told police a man later identified as Boyer struck the victim in the head with a gun and ran toward a house on North Frederick Street, according to a probable-cause statement filed in the case...

Boil order issued in Cape-Perry water district (05/21/15) 4 The Cape-Perry Public Water Supply District No. 1 is under a mandatory boil order after the Missouri Department of Natural Resources reported it found high levels of fecal coliform or E. coli contaminant in the water supply. The boil order affects northern Cape Girardeau County along or near U.S. 61...

Under my umbrella (05/21/15) Dakota Deering, right, and Cheyenne Petry take cover under their umbrellas as they roam around downtown Cape Girardeau after a coffee stop Wednesday at Cup 'N' Cork.


The Southeast Missourian - Editorials
As of (05/22/2015) at 01:07 PM

Kage school becomes real again, with new purpose (05/22/15) 1 In Margery Williams' classic children's novel, "The Velveteen Rabbit," a stuffed animal longs to become a real bunny. One day, he asks another toy what it would take to do just that. "Does it hurt?" asked the Rabbit. "Sometimes," said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. "When you are Real you don't mind being hurt."...

Letter to the Editor Ashamed of commencement (05/22/15) This past Saturday my wife and I were among several thousand guests attending Southeast Missouri State University's spring circus (commencement). Past programs were very refined and respectful. Even with periodic "cat calls" as the young graduates crossed the stage of honor, all was still respectful...

Letter to the Editor The case for Medicaid expansion (05/22/15) The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act allows the states in this country to expand Medicaid eligibility for citizens who live on an annual income at or below 138 percent of the federal poverty limit. For a family of four, this is less than $33,000. Expansion would provide health insurance for Missourians who are childless adults, custodial parents, aged, blind or disabled...

Opinion Column Memorial Day 2015 (05/21/15) The Grand Army of the Republic was the nation's first veterans' organization, but the GAR's political and societal influence began to fade through the years as Civil War veterans continued to die off. On May 5, 1868, Gen. John A. Logan. commander of the GAR, issued a Memorial Day statement that is still apropos after 147 years. Here is a portion of that statement:"...

Speak Out Speak Out 5/21/15 (05/21/15) Several graduating SEMO students did not stand up when the national anthem was played. That is their prerogative but for me it put a damper on an otherwise wonderful ceremony. What percentage of the American people could not come up with $400, even in the direst of emergencies? 52 percent...

Editorial Summertime means music in Cape, Jackson (05/21/15) Dig out the lawn chair. Lay out the blanket. And strike up the band. The summer concert series in Cape Girardeau and Jackson is underway. Last Friday, Tunes at Twilight kicked off its summer lineup. Because of rain, the concert moved inside. If rain holds off Friday, the series will return at 7 p.m. to its normal outdoor location near the Common Pleas Courthouse Gazebo. Wil Marning and Robert Bowlin will be this week's musicians...

Speak Out Speak Out 5/20/15 (05/20/15) Yes, I wonder if Hillary Clinton still stands by her husband, Bill Clinton. When they were in the White House the first time, they were going to a meeting, and he said he was sick and tired of hearing about family values. I wonder if Hillary's still that way...

Editorial Putting emphasis on agriculture educators (05/20/15) "Those who can, do; those who can't, teach." That's the old quotation that somehow has made its way into our culture and has insulted many a teacher over the years. When it comes to agricultural education, however, enthusiasts are hoping that those who can will teach others who want to do...

Opinion Column Societal disservice with 'gentlemen's Ds' (05/20/15) It's that time of year when graduates of all shapes and sizes march down the aisle, leaving the classroom behind and entering the real world. Those starry-eyed graduates will eventually form a line of leadership that takes society to much greater heights...

Opinion Column Certain ambiguity: Partnering with the European Union (05/19/15) The European Union is the most successful multinational organization in history, with decades of achievements in promoting trade, a currency union (the euro), freedom of movement, and the peaceful resolution of disagreements. This latter point, the development of consensus-based decision-making in a region -- Western and Central Europe -- previously plagued by centuries of war and violence, is the most remarkable...

Editorial Mom, music bring family together (05/19/15) The nation celebrated Mother's Day last week and Teacher Appreciation Week and National Music Week the week before that. Altha Robinson, a mother, former teacher and musician has earned the right to observe all three. Robinson's love of music began at a young age and trickled down to her own children and grandchildren, as well as the students she taught during her tenure in the Cape Girardeau public school system, a career that spanned 25 years. ...

Letter to the Editor Poor form at SEMO graduation (05/19/15) I was aghast at the entire SEMO graduation ceremony Saturday. Never have I been so disappointed in an event that should have been a dignified and uplifting experience for graduates, families and friends. It was more like a three-ring circus complete with even the concession stand selling refreshments...

Letter to the Editor Guest commentary: Excessive attachment to religion (05/18/15) The cliche, "Religion is opiate of people," has been around for over two hundred years. No doubt, religion has given solace to billions of aching souls for several thousand years, and has led people safely through wars, pestilence, famine, natural disasters and other calamities. Religion inspired and nurtured literature, poetry, architecture, sculpture, morality, culture, rituals and civilizations...

Letter to the Editor The prom queen (05/18/15) Sunday's (May 3) front page of the Southeast Missourian was the warmest, most beautiful story I've seen in the paper for a long, long time. Thank you for bringing to everyone's attention the wonderful young people we have in our own hometown. The students at Central made Carley's dream she and her family will never forget...

Editorial Art project connects student with community (05/18/15) Southeast Missouri State University continues to provide students with real world experience. Just recently, the Catapult Creative House opened, a business incubator, which affords students a taste of what running a business entails. Also, the Missouri Innovation Corp. at Southeast presented Dream Big, Start Small as part of National Small Business Week. Now, the community is enhanced further through the college's Bridging Space through Placemaking project...

Letter to the Editor HOPE for Alzheimer's Act (05/17/15) I recently had the honor of joining more than a thousand advocates in Washington D.C. for the Alzheimer's Association's Advocacy Forum. I met people from across the nation who are passionate about changing the future of Alzheimer's. They shared their personal stories, journeys and struggles with getting an appropriate diagnosis and the lack of guidance following the diagnosis...

Letter to the Editor Another side to the story (05/17/15) Bob Miller is right. The Nixon Administration is very tight lipped. I worked for the state for 25 years (now retired) and the Nixon Administration controlled information flow more than any other I worked under. After Nixon took office, only certain people could talk to reporters. Regular staff weren't allowed to...

Editorial Take flash flooding seriously while driving (05/17/15) Last weekend, heavy rain caused quite a bit of flash flooding across the area. Several agencies responded to rescue two people whose vehicle was swept away while trying to cross a low-water bridge in northern Bollinger County, near Patton, Missouri...

Opinion Column The government's Catch-22 on gay marriage (05/17/15) Oral arguments recently were heard at the Supreme Court of the United States on the issue of gay marriage. It is an issue most of us hoped would never reach that hallowed hall. As Justice Anthony M. Kennedy was quoted as saying, "What we have assumed as fact for a millennium I am not sure nine people should change." Indeed, we have all lived for a lifetime with certain assumptions regarding marriage. ...

Speak Out Speak Out 5/15/15 (05/15/15) I think the city of Cape Girardeau should hire Cape Special Road District to asphalt the city streets. They do excellent work. Take Cape Rock Drive from Lexington to 177 and see for yourself! Here's the deal, Missouri House Speaker Diehl. Practice what you would have most certainly demanded a Democrat apparently involved in a salacious scandal with a college freshman intern. Resign...


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