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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
As of (08/30/2016) at 09:38 AM

Shiloh woman charged after photo suggests she tied shoestring around her dog's snout

Survivor of Molotov cocktail attack takes it in stride, stays positive

St. Louis area manufacturer of EpiPens to produce Mylan's new generic version

Open house on Parkway Sex Ed curriculum doesn't change minds of opponents

Illinois Illinois bike race marred by crashes when riders hit tacks

Man fatally shot in Walnut Park East neighborhood

Jeff Gordon Tipsheet: Pirates ache over Cole's injury

Post-Dispatch Archives Aug. 30, 1963: Protests at Jefferson Bank lead to major changes in hiring practices in St. Louis

Ed Martin says Muslims 'blow things up'

Murder charge dropped against St. Louis man in 2014 fatal shooting

Obituaries Mel Stein, former police officer and hero of 1953 Southwest Bank-robbery drama, dies at 102

St. Louis County jail inmate attempts suicide

The Blender Click here to enter contest for Beyonce's Dome at America's Center concert

Election 2016 The road to 270: Do your own election math

BenFred: Fear of missing out fuels Tebow's baseball pipe dream

Man walking in road killed in hit-and-run in north St. Louis County

Local radio host to be featured in NRA documentary

Missing Lake St. Louis man with dementia found safe and unharmed

Feds trying to send man from Arnold back to the Caribbean to face murder, child porn charges

2 St. Charles County fire districts seek property tax hikes at Nov. 8 election


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St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Political News
As of (08/30/2016) at 09:39 AM

Blunt now says he is concerned about Obama's Trans-Pacific Partnership deal

Birth certificates now unlock past for some Missouri adoptees

Ed Martin says Muslims 'blow things up'

Audit finds Missouri Senate slush fund for lobbyist-financed meals

St. Charles 2 St. Charles County fire districts seek property tax hikes at Nov. 8 election

Election 2016 The road to 270: Do your own election math

Blunt now says he is concerned about Obama's Trans-Pacific Partnership deal

Cancer-drug startup raises $86 million and changes name

Former state senator standing by if St. Charles County executive doesn't run again

Prosper accelerator class features cookies, music and medicine

Birth certificates now unlock past for some Missouri adoptees

Audit finds Missouri Senate slush fund for lobbyist-financed meals

2 St. Charles County fire districts seek property tax hikes at Nov. 8 election

Military culture must change to keep the best cyber warriors, Missouri senator says

New Missouri law pushes divorce judges to establish equal child custody time

2016 election results

Candidate profiles

Current Affairs

Fundraising

Press releases


St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Editorials
As of (08/30/2016) at 09:39 AM

Editorial: A welcome law to protect consumers from insurance company greed

Editorial: Circuit judge should grant a new election for Bruce Franks Jr.

Editorial: Times have changed, but Pulitzer's Platform remains our rock of truth

Missouri defers justice for juveniles

Gun bill would harm public safety

A lawyer's duty

Your right to vote doesn't mean you can berate the poll workers

Kathleen Parker Kathleen Parker: The GOP's Trumpian deflation

Michael Gerson Michael Gerson: Trump's repellent inner circle

Dana Miilbank Dana Milbank: Donald Trump's new loose cannon

E.J. Dionne E.J. Dionne: In search of humble prophets

Charles Krauthammer Charles Krauthammer: The bribery standard

Blunt now says he is concerned about Obama's Trans-Pacific Partnership deal

Cancer-drug startup raises $86 million and changes name

Former state senator standing by if St. Charles County executive doesn't run again

Prosper accelerator class features cookies, music and medicine

Republicans pick ideology over sensible economics ( … ) Michael Gerson has done it again ("Cheap populism helps no one," Aug. 24). Although he is a conservative Republican and I am not, he presents some concepts with which I can agree. Read more

Stories about Ferguson-Florissant board use wrong set of statistics ( … )

Article about Earth-like planet is incorrect ( … )

For the losers, apartment complex vote is politics at its worst ( … )


Kansas City Star
As of (08/30/2016) at 09:39 AM

Crime Female inmates removed from Jackson County jail after sexual assault reports 11:02 PM

Sam Mellinger Matt Strahm and the changing Royals’ worldview 7:47 AM

Local World’s heaviest peach might have been grown this year in Johnson County 9:20 PM

National VA: Ex-Marine who killed 3 in Baton Rouge did not have PTSD 8:01 AM

Health Care Mylan launching cheaper, generic version of EpiPen 8:01 AM

National Sheriff’s office invites Colin Kaepernick for a visit following comments on police violence 9:21 AM

Royals Alcides Escobar’s three-run blast is the big blow in Royals’ 8-5 win over Yankees 8:02 AM

Trump surrogate Mark Burns tweets cartoon of Hillary Clinton in blackface 9:39 AM

David Crosby highlights his solo career at Uptown Theater show 9:36 AM

Gun smuggled in Independence police car leads to guilty plea 8:16 AM

Former Stanford swimmer Brock Turner will leave jail after serving half his sexual assault sentence 8:44 AM

Taylor Swift dismissed from jury duty due to pending sexual assault lawsuit 9:39 AM

Crime Female inmates removed from Jackson County jail after sexual assault reports 11:02 PM

Sam Mellinger Matt Strahm and the changing Royals’ worldview 7:47 AM

Local World’s heaviest peach might have been grown this year in Johnson County 9:20 PM

National VA: Ex-Marine who killed 3 in Baton Rouge did not have PTSD 8:01 AM

Health Care Mylan launching cheaper, generic version of EpiPen 8:01 AM

National Sheriff’s office invites Colin Kaepernick for a visit following comments on police violence 9:21 AM

Royals Alcides Escobar’s three-run blast is the big blow in Royals’ 8-5 win over Yankees 8:02 AM

Alcides Escobar’s three-run blast is the big blow in Royals’ 8-5 win over Yankees Royals shortstop Alcides Escboar had one home run on the season until August. But this month he's hit three, the latest on Monday to help the Royals take the series opener from the Yankees.


Kansas City Star - Political News
As of (08/30/2016) at 09:40 AM

Latest News Trump surrogate Mark Burns tweets cartoon of Hillary Clinton in blackface Pastor Mark Burns, an African-American Trump advisor who spoke at the Republican National Convention, tweeted a cartoon of Hillary Clinton in blackface Monday. He defended the post Monday afternoon on TV, but later apologized for it

Government & Politics Missouri mega donor spent another $2.3 million pushing ‘right to work’ Joplin businessman David Humphreys continues to spend big in the hopes of that he can fill the Missouri General Assembly with lawmakers who will finally pass a “right to work” law.

National Russian hackers said to have targeted Arizona election system In addition to Arizona, Illinois officials discovered an intrusion into their elections system in July. Although the hackers did not alter any data, the intrusion marks the first successful compromise of a state voter-registration database, federal officials said.

Government & Politics Another Clinton donor, another email that wasn’t turned over Hillary Clinton did not turn over emails to the State Department from a Clinton Foundation donor asking her to help push women's issues at a Clinton Global Initiative meeting

Crime Female inmates removed from Jackson County jail after sexual assault reports A Kansas City police report detailed allegations of sexual assault at the Jackson County Regional Correctional Center. Females inmates were moved to Platte County following the incident, and former U.S. Attorney Todd Graves was hired to investigate.

Government & Politics Missouri Republicans gearing up for another voter ID fight Missouri Republicans believe they are finally close to implementing a voter ID law, which would require voters to show a photo ID before being allowed to cast a ballot.

Government & Politics Huma Abedin announces separation from Anthony Weiner after latest sexting scandal The Clinton aide said she and Weiner “remain devoted to doing what is best for our son."

Latest News Obama to juggle security, climate, rights on final Asia trip President Barack Obama faces thorny talks about the fight against the Islamic State group, climate change and human rights when he sets off this week across the Pacific for an eight-day valedictory tour through Asia.

The Buzz Ex-Missouri Senate official Tom Dempsey now registered lobbyist Tom Dempsey resigned early from the Missouri Senate last year to join a lobbying firm of GOP mega donor Rex Sinquefield. He signed his first Missouri client last week.

The Buzz Missouri legislature faulted over lobbyist gifts, open records The Missouri House and Senate solicit contributions from lobbyists that could result in the appearance, or existence, of a conflict of interest, according to report released Monday by Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway.

Government & Politics McCain, Rubio face voters in Florida and Arizona primaries on Tuesday Sens. John McCain and Marco Rubio face conservative challengers, while Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz may hold on to her seat despite losing the chairmanship of the Democratic National Committee.

National Is it safe to pet a tiger? USDA is once again considering the answer The Agriculture Department is being urged by the Humane Society of the United States and other groups to tighten animal welfare rules designed to protect the likes of lions, tigers and apes. A reopened comment period suggests new action to limit contact between human beings and big game animals.

World Nine Latin nations band together to plead with U.S. over Cuba Eight Latin American governments join Costa Rica in calling on the United States to end its special treatment for Cuban migrants.

Local Columnists Complaints about press arrive early in Trump-Clinton race Donald Trump has sharply criticized the reporting on his campaign, and Hillary Clinton is distrustful of reporters. Even in the modern media world, Dave Helling writes, mainstream political oversight remains important.

Government & Politics Anthony Weiner sexting scandal involving his toddler son is final straw for wife Huma Abedin The disgraced ex-congressman, who is married to the vice chairwoman of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, has reportedly been sexting a Donald Trump supporter, even sending a suggestive picture with his toddler son in bed with him. Huma Abedin announced she was leaving him on Monday.

Government & Politics In heartbroken KCK, police chief, mayor crave better times After the deaths of two Kansas City, Kan., police officers this year, Police Chief Terry Zeigler and Mayor/CEO Mark Holland became the faces of a city in sorrow. Both leaders could have left the city long ago but stayed because they love the community and their work there. Both are seeking ways to heal KCK.

Health Care Osawatomie State Hospital prepares for high-stakes federal review Kansas officials say conditions at Osawatomie State Hospital have improved dramatically since it lost Medicare certification last year, and the state psychiatric facility is ready for a high-stakes federal inspection.

Elections 2016 Voter Guide: Approval of Trump and Clinton has reached a new low Donald Trump pipes in on Anthony Weiner's sexting scandal, Hillary Clinton still hasn't had a press conference, and disdain for Trump and Clinton has reached 'unprecedented' levels.

Nation & World US bank earnings in Q2 climbed 1.4 percent to $43.6B U.S. banks' earnings in the April-June period rose 1.4 percent from a year earlier as growth in lending fueled interest income.

Nation & World US consumer confidence in August highest in 11 months U.S. consumer confidence increased in August to its highest level in nearly a year, suggesting economic growth could pick up in the second half of the year.


Kansas City Star - Editorials
As of (08/30/2016) at 09:40 AM

Editorials Sweeping tax reforms could lead to fairer system for more Kansans The income tax cuts promoted by Gov. Sam Brownback in Kansas have failed to lead to more state revenue or jobs. Ultimately, a new House and Senate in 2017 should get the opportunity to make sweeping changes that lead to a fairer tax system for more Kansans.

Editorials Scenic national parks deserve our support on 100th anniversary Yellowstone National Park was the site of a sold-out 100th birthday bash. The national parks enjoyed more than 307 million visitors in 2015 and that figure will likely be surpassed this year.

Editorials Reject ugly political attacks in Kansas and retain Supreme Court justices Kansans should soundly reject a blatant attempt to politicize the state Supreme Court. Voters have good reasons to retain four justices in November, despite attacks by Republican leaders and special interest groups.

Editorials The Monday Poll: Weigh in on Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump and their latest accusations The Monday Poll would like to get your views on accusations made by Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on the presidential trail regarding the Clinton Foundation, hate groups and minority voters.

Editorials End the economic border war that is wasting KC area taxpayers’ dollars Economic development stoked by taxpayer incentives is nothing new in the Kansas City area. But the economic development border war has had a significant downside: It has not created anything close to enough new employment to justify the public subsidies.

Editorials Kansas City gets it right with new water plan but wrong on trash collection Chalk up one victory and one loss for Kansas City Hall. Positively, the city has a new program that could reduce sewage overflows into local waterways. But Kansas City officials should have done a better job communicating with residents about problems with trash and recycling collection in recent weeks.

Editorials Bold attack by Turkey could help U.S. defeat ISIS in Syria Wednesday was a crucial moment in the war being waged by the United States and many other countries against the Islamic State (ISIS).

Editorials Skyrocketing price of EpiPens deserves scrutiny of Congress A dramatic price increase for EpiPen has prompted a bipartisan outcry in the U.S. Senate for action to make the autoinjectors more affordable to individuals who need them to combat severe reactions to bee stings or peanuts.

Editorials Crucial challenges face Country Club Plaza-area developments Kansas Citians will be watching the City Council on Thursday to see if it will support the Midtown/Plaza Area Plan's guidelines on development near the Country Club Plaza.

Editorials Reducing tax breaks for developers makes sense in KC, but where and by how much? A substantial and much-needed discussion is under way to reduce property tax breaks for development in Kansas City. That would free up money for schools and libraries. In addition, Mayor Sly James and other city officials should investigate ways to give extra help to projects on the East Side.

Editorials Monday Poll results: Thumbs up for the Rio Olympics In the Monday Poll, readers said Michael Phelps was the most memorable swimmer at the Summer Games, while fears of Zika and crime seemed to be overblown. And NBC got credit for its solid coverage of the Rio Olympics.

Editorials After Caleb Schwab’s death on Verrückt, bolster scrutiny of Kansas amusement parks The death of 10-year-old Caleb Schwab on Schlitterbahn's Verrückt water slide has gained national attention. State government officials need to bolster regulations that will protect amusement park visitors in the future, especially given the fact that no federal rules govern this industry.

Editorials Children as suicide bombers expands terrorism threat of ISIS After a suicide bombing in Turkey, sources in Iraq and Syria claim there are several child terrorist recruitment camps in the region. ISIS has tried to turn some children into militants and suicide d suicide bombers using martyrdom propaganda in these camps.

Editorials Tie U.S. military aid for Israel to peace efforts in Middle East American and Israeli diplomats in recent months have been negotiating a renewal of a 10-year military assistance package to Israel worth about $3.7 billion a year. But strings should be attached to the aid.

Editorials Polls agree on this much: Presidential race is between the lesser of two evils In 2016, polls are being used to measure all kinds of sentiments about the presidential election between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. But just how much faith should Americans put in those polls?

Editorials The Monday Poll: Reacting to the Rio Olympics The Rio Olympics ended Sunday but they were memorable in many ways. The Monday Poll would like your responses to several statements about the 2016 Games.

Editorials Obama misled Americans about $400 million payment to Iran President Barack Obama should have told the full truth earlier this month: Yes, the United States owed Iran $400 million and, no, it wasn't going to give the money to that country until it released some American prisoners.

Editorials Pick up the pace to battle destructive climate change in the United States In July, the temperature of the planet for the 15th consecutive month hit a record high with no end in sight. Human consumption of fossil fuels producing greenhouse gases is largely to blame. It creates a greater urgency for lawmakers to act to avert a global warming crisis.

Editorials As Russia and Turkey cozy up, U.S. influence at stake in Middle East The shifting relationship among the United States, Turkey and Russia could affect the future of those countries as well as that of the Middle East. The relationship between America and Turkey especially will be a major challenge for the next U.S. president.

Editorials Downtown Kansas City’s appeal is growing, though tough challenges remain Kansas City's downtown like those in other metropolitan areas is experiencing a resurgence that has been long overdue. The new 2.2-mile streetcar, along with a lot more housing, has helped generate excitement among tourists, convention-goers and area residents.


The Springfield News Leader
As of (08/30/2016) at 09:40 AM

Lawyer wants mental exam for MSU instructor charged with murder

New commercial drone rules descend on Springfield; entrepreneurs and…

State Auditor: Missouri lawmakers not transparent enough, too…

Complaints against convicted Springfield teacher remain closed…

New law doesn't mandate equal custody

Mobile home destroyed by fire in west Springfield

Ozarks Springfield organizer: It's not about nipples, it's about equality Springfield organizer: It's not about nipples, it's about equality In honor of Women's Equality Day and the anniversary of the 19th Amendment, folks with the Free the Nipple movement will be hitting the streets Ozarks 3  days, 14  hours ago

Education Former Study alternative school teacher charged with child molestation Former Study alternative school teacher charged with child molestation Danny Carroll, who worked for Springfield Public Schools until late May, is the husband of Springfield's Child Advocate. Education 4  days, 15  hours ago

Ozarks Gnarly-looking storm clouds over Bolivar caught on video — what was it? Gnarly-looking storm clouds over Bolivar caught on video — what was it? Glenn Stephen and his family observed some dark, ominous clouds near Bolivar Ozarks 3  days, 12  hours ago

Ozarks College of the Ozarks awarded top ratings by Washington Monthly magazine College of the Ozarks awarded top ratings by Washington Monthly magazine Hard Work U was awarded No. 1 Best Bang for the Buck Midwest Colleges and No. 2 Top 100 Baccalaureate Colleges by Washington Monthly. Ozarks 41  minutes ago

Ozarks Cans for Coffee: McDonald's to give away free coffee for canned items Cans for Coffee: McDonald's to give away free coffee for canned items McDonald's of the Ozarks to give away free coffee in exchange for food donations to Ozarks Food Harvest Ozarks 1  hour, 9  minutes ago

Missouri Building inspected after chunk of concrete smashes car Building inspected after chunk of concrete smashes car ST. LOUIS (AP) — Building inspectors are taking a close look at a downtown St. Louis structure after a large chunk of concrete fell and smashed a car parked on the street. Missouri 1  hour, 23  minutes ago

Missouri Transgender inmate in Missouri latest to push for hormone treatment Transgender inmate in Missouri latest to push for hormone treatment A transgender inmate is suing the Missouri prison system for refusing to provide hormone therapy as she transitions to a woman, adding her voice to those of prisoners in other states who argue that denying such treatment amounts to cruel and unusual punishment. Missouri 11  hours, 5  minutes ago

High School High school football Game of the Week: West Plains at Glendale High school football Game of the Week: West Plains at Glendale Glendale will try to turn a red hot start into a sign of sustained improvement Friday night against West Plains. High School 16  hours, 9  minutes ago

Ozarks CFO discusses progress of families in poverty assistance project CFO discusses progress of families in poverty assistance project What a difference eight months makes. When the CFO's Funders Forum first met at The Fairbanks in January, we shivered in coats in a room that was an unheated work in progress. Ozarks 17  hours, 57  minutes ago

Ozarks Springfield police ask for help finding 70-year-old Springfield police ask for help finding 70-year-old Lanny D. Jackson left Saturday in a silver Toyota Highlander with a Missouri license plate reading YG6P6Y, the release said. Ozarks 18  hours, 20  minutes ago

Ozarks Mobile home fire in west Springfield Mobile home fire in west Springfield Mobile home fire in west Springfield Ozarks 18  hours, 46  minutes ago

Ozarks September calendar September calendar Your guide to Springfield-area events in the month of September Ozarks 21  hours, 6  minutes ago

Crime Couple charged with drug trafficking after alleged bust outside of Republic Walmart Couple charged with drug trafficking after alleged bust outside of Republic Walmart Republic police say they found meth, pills and a loaded handgun in the vehicle last week. Crime 23  hours ago

Ozarks Generations of family train rides Generations of family train rides People still enjoy riding the train even as they and their children grow older. Ozarks 1  day, 4  hours ago


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The Springfield News Leader - Editorials
As of (08/30/2016) at 09:40 AM

Our Voice: Take a chance on transportation future

We need a party that puts people first

Providing our offspring wings of their own

Readers Patriotism comes before politics Patriotism comes before politics It seems to me that we are politically growing farther and farther apart. It is my humble opinion that when we operate at the extremes of either political side we risk our society as we know it. Readers 11 hours, 30 minutes ago

Opinion Constitutional Carry right for Missouri Constitutional Carry right for Missouri On June 12 of this year, an armed madman stormed into a nightclub in Florida and opened fire, killing 49 people and wounding 53 others in the largest mass shooting of its kind. Opinion 1 day, 10 hours ago

Opinion Today's poll Today's poll Who should Missouri State start at quarterback this year? Opinion 17 hours, 50 minutes ago

Opinion The bribery standard The bribery standard WASHINGTON — Bernie Sanders never understood the epic quality of the Clinton scandals. In his first debate, he famously dismissed the email issue, it being beneath the dignity of a great revolutionary to deal in things so tawdry and straightforward. Opinion 1 day, 10 hours ago

Opinion Cemeteries, abbeys and windmills Cemeteries, abbeys and windmills As I wrote in an earlier column, I made a two-day, relaxed visit to investigate old haunts in my northwest Missouri hometown, but that 500-word column didn't cover all the significances, especially not the intersection of cemeteries, a Benedictine ab Opinion 1 day, 10 hours ago

Editorials Our Voice: Integrity needed in voting Our Voice: Integrity needed in voting Republicans and Democrats in Missouri have been fighting over the requirement of having a photo ID for a decade now. Editorials 2 days, 11 hours ago

Readers Add insurance requirement to gun bill Add insurance requirement to gun bill House Bill (HB) 656, which was vetoed by Gov. Nixon but will be the target of a veto override in mid-September. This is a “no background check, no training, no permit” for use of guns in Missouri. Readers 2 days, 13 hours ago

Readers Roses and Thorns: Summer school a smashing success Roses and Thorns: Summer school a smashing success ROSES: Readers 2 days, 14 hours ago

Opinion How Democrats have dragged America down How Democrats have dragged America down Several weeks ago a Voice column headlined “Save America From the Dems” brought a vehement response from one of our treasured LPSC (Liberal-Progressive-Socialist-Communist) writers who appears often in the News-Leader. Opinion 2 days, 14 hours ago

Contributors What Jesus would do: Love Donald Trump What Jesus would do: Love Donald Trump “Love your enemies,” Jesus said. Contributors 2 days, 14 hours ago

Opinion Seems like pension tax should be going away Seems like pension tax should be going away Seems like pension tax should be going away Opinion 4 days, 11 hours ago

Opinion How can pro-life people support executions? How can pro-life people support executions? How can pro-life people support executions? Opinion 4 days, 11 hours ago

Contributors Dealing with radical Islam Dealing with radical Islam For the sake of freedom and safety, it is in everyone's interest that cooperative simultaneous efforts be brought to bear Contributors 4 days, 13 hours ago

Readers Gloom and doom becomes self-fulfilling prophecy Gloom and doom becomes self-fulfilling prophecy Gloom and doom becomes self-fulfilling prophecy Readers 4 days, 13 hours ago

Readers Don't just grumble; tell someone Don't just grumble; tell someone Don't just grumble; tell someone Readers 4 days, 13 hours ago

Readers Refusal to prosecute Clinton inexplicable Refusal to prosecute Clinton inexplicable Refusal to prosecute Clinton inexplicable Readers 4 days, 13 hours ago

Editorials High schools should start later High schools should start later Clinging to the status quo means two out of three high school students fail to get enough sleep Editorials 4 days, 14 hours ago


The Independence Examiner
As of (08/25/2016) at 08:35 AM

Egypt to free lawyer after 3 months in solitary confinement Updated at 10:43 AM CAIRO (AP) " An Egyptian court has ordered the release of a prominent rights lawyer held in solitary confinement for the past three months after he challenged in court a decision by the country's president to hand over two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia. Thursday's decision to free Malek Adly " who hasn't been formally charged but remains incarcerated since his May arrest on a roll ing series of administrative detention orders " could still be appealed by prosecutors. Adly has...

The Latest: Italian officials revise quake death toll to 241 Updated at 10:43 AM AMATRICE, Italy (AP) " The Latest on the earthquake in central Italy (all times local): 1:40 p.m. Civil protection officials have revised down the death toll from the earthquake in central Italy to 241 after one of the hard-hit areas...

Mylan says it will expand programs that lower EpiPen costs Updated at 10:40 AM NEW YORK (AP) " Mylan, now in the crosshairs over severe price hikes for its EpiPen, says it will expand programs that lower out-of-pocket costs by as much as half. Mylan N.V. said Thursday that the patient cost will be reduced through a...


The Independence Examiner - Editorials
As of (06/25/2015) at 11:54 AM

Teens, learn life-saving driving skills Posted at 11:00 AM The Bridgestone Teens Drive Smart Driving Experience, with its innovative and potentially life-saving instructional program, will visit our area on June 27 and 28 to help combat the ongoing problem of motor vehicle crashes among teens. Session...

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


Columbia Daily Tribune
As of (08/30/2016) at 09:41 AM

Forums scheduled for proposed University of Missouri speech policies Nick Schnelle /Tribune When the Coalition of Graduate Workers marched through Jesse Hall on Wednesday during their demonstration to agitate for union recognition, members remained silent to avoid violating University of Missouri regulations prohibiting disruptive protests in its buildings.

Man who eluded Boone County deputies remains at large

Columbia police release more details of wrong-way crash

Lockdown lifted at two Fulton schools after threat

State to sample Boone, Callaway county deer kills for disease The Missouri Department of Conservation's latest push to combat the deadly chronic wasting disease in deer will require hunters in a 29-county region to bring in their catches to sampling sites during opening weekend of deer firearms season.

Fun City's Saturday program expands at new locations The Fun City Youth Academy's Saturday Academy will operate at two locations for the first time when the program serving low-income children resumes on Sept. 3.

Arguments over Business Loop CID election lawsuit back in circuit court The woman suing the Business Loop Community Improvement District over the constitutionality of its December sales tax election asked circuit court Judge Jodie Asel on Monday to issue an order allowing an appeal to a higher court.

Man arrested after child abuse investigation Columbia police on Friday arrested a man accused of pulling a boy off a bunk bed ladder by his hair and dragging him out of a room.

Columbia police investigate two shots-fired reports Columbia police said no one was hurt in two shots-fired incidents that happened early Sunday.

Three badly hurt after wrong-way crash on Highway 63 Three people suffered serious injuries in a Sunday evening wrong-way crash on Highway 63 in Columbia.

As society changes, PrideFest grows An engaged couple, sitting close in the shade while enjoying dancers during a street festival, is an occurrence so often repeated it is unremarkable.

Juvenile detention alternatives appear to be working Local efforts to derail the “school to prison pipeline” appear to be having an effect on how often minority youths enter the juvenile justice system.

Hawley should 'resign immediately,' will lose tenure if he wins election, Foley writes Josh Hawley's leave from the University of Missouri, an obsession of vanquished primary foe Kurt Schaefer, will continue until Nov. 8, after which he must return to work or resign.

Greitens draws 100 to campaign kickoff event in Columbia Republican Eric Greitens, trailing in both money and the polls in the race for governor, said Saturday voter enthusiasm for change and disgust with career politicians will propel him past Attorney General Chris Koster, the Democratic nominee.

Second annual Back to School rally hosted at Douglass Park Columbia residents Kevin McDonald and his daughter Kayla sing “Take Me to the King” Saturday at Douglass Park during the second annual Back to School Explosion.

Featured Photo Fountain of youths Photo/Video yes Slideshow: Soccer: MU 2, Colorado 1 Comments (0) yes Slideshow: 13th Annual Mid-Mo. PrideFest Comments (0) yes Slideshow: Soccer: Southern Boone 3, Battle 0 Comments (0)

TigerExtra Luebbert's header sends Missouri to overtime win over Colorado

Reception welcoming Cox back from Olympics is Wednesday

Zanders intent on making more of an impact this season

MU volleyball team wins tournament


Columbia Daily Tribune - Editorials
As of (08/30/2016) at 09:42 AM

Parking fee Rather than expand the explicit parking space requirement for new apartment buildings, city officials are considering a cash assessment into a fund for broader use as needed downtown. Initial plans envision use of these resources to help build and maintain...

Trump Donald Trump is easy to criticize but impossible to ignore. If public exposure is a key to political success, Trump is rich. He has the sort of populist personality that has propelled a few other political figures into persistent notoriety...

UM review As members of the new University of Missouri Review Commission struggle to bring their enterprise to life without benefit of operational funding, member Gary Forsee recalled an earlier iteration crafted in 1986 under the regime of UM President Peter Magrath.

Stephens program On Wednesday a traditional ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at Sampson Hall on the Stephens College campus to herald the opening of the college's new physician assistant program. The community turned out in large numbers to celebrate a truly important development...

Proactivity To the amateur citizen -- I qualify -- the “focused deterrence” idea of the Columbia Police Department makes sense.

MU enrollment For months, ever since last fall's eruptions on campus, critics have predicted the University of Missouri would suffer dire reductions in this fall's enrollment. Now that actual effects are becoming known, the numbers can be interpreted several ways.

Hands off At the moment when the public is trying to absorb the very idea of riding in an automated automobile, Ford Motor Co. announces its impending generation of cars without steering wheels or pedals.

Sports Around here we tend to be interested, even preoccupied, with Mizzou-related sports.

Trump Amid mixed advice about how he should proceed, Donald Trump has shuffled top management of his presidential campaign.

Boone home After an investment of a million dollars, the venerable J.W. “Blind” Boone Home on North Fourth Street is restored and ready for a grand opening Sept. 18.

Aetna opts out Missouri's largest health insurer is the latest to announce it will cut back its offerings on Affordable Care Act online insurance exchanges, following the lead of UnitedHealth and Humana.

Immigration Donald Trump's pronouncements on immigration policy raise the usual contradictions in the public mind. Their tough tone will appeal to most of us but at the same time worry most of us.

Pay to play At its meeting Monday, the Columbia City Council granted a routine closure of streets and sidewalks for a construction site near Sixth and Elm streets. What was not so routine was the associated discussion about whether the developer should pay...

Steady, there In the photo on our front sports page Friday, interim MU Chancellor Hank Foley was smiling like a Cheshire cat. He was seated next to the man he had just hired to become his next athletic director: Jim Sterk, recently...

Roy and Wayne Wayne LaPierre of the National Rifle Association came to Boone County on Thursday to stand up for Republican U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt, who faces a tough challenge for re-election from Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander, a Democrat. In what...

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St. Joseph News-Press
As of (08/30/2016) at 09:42 AM

AP: Comey: FBI wants "adult conversation' on device encryption WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI Director James Comey is again warning about the bureau's inability to access digital devices because of encryption.

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AP: Clarification: Fox News-Sexual Harassment story NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Aug. 29, The Associated Press reported that former Fox News host …

AP: Flood warnings issued for eastern Nebraska, southwest Iowa Authorities say the Little Blue River has left its banks in south-central Nebraska.

AP: Kosovo police detain 6 people over attack on parliament PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo police said Tuesday they have detained six opposition support…

AP: Maine governor wants to meet with lawmaker to make amends AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine Republican Gov. Paul LePage says he plans to meet with a Democra…

AP: Offshore wind sails forward, but a different story on land NORTH SMITHFIELD, R.I. (AP) — Even as Rhode Island makes history as the first U.S. state wit…

AP: As refugee children die, Nigeria probes theft of food aid MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Children who escaped Boko Haram's Islamic insurgency now are dying…

AP: Alicia Keys to pay tribute to Clive Davis during Black Ball NEW YORK (AP) — Alicia Keys is paying tribute to the record executive who offered her a reco…

AP: The Latest: US criticizes EU ruling on Apple as 'unfair' BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the European Union's decision that Apple must pay billions in …

AP: UN health revises advice for 3 infections transmitted by sex GENEVA (AP) — The U.N health agency says three common infections transmitted by sex are incr…

AP: Victim of prep school sex assault 'not afraid or ashamed' NEW YORK (AP) — A teen who was sexually assaulted during a game of sexual conquest at a pres…

AP: Suicide bomber hits Somalia presidential compound, 12 dead MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A suicide bomber has detonated an explosives-laden truck near the …

AP: Man killed as tractor toppled down ditch bank, officials say BRADSHAW, Neb. (AP) — A man driving a tractor to mow a roadside ditch has been killed in Yor…

AP: New medical program seeks to diversify physicians in Omaha OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Two local University of Nebraska institutions have teamed up to create a …

AP: Woman killed in suspected Kansas City, Kansas, drive-by KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a woman has been killed in what appears to be a dri…

AP: Lawyer: Don't punish client for buying car from drug dealer SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A lawyer for a Massachusetts man found with 95 packets of heroin i…

AP: Kearney youth center worker accused of sex assault KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — A mental health practitioner at the state youth treatment center in Kea…


St. Joseph News-Press - Editorials
As of (08/30/2016) at 09:43 AM

Drive sober to end senseless deaths At some point, improving safety on our highways is not about new laws and regulations that impact everyone. Drive sober to end senseless deaths

Griffons ready to celebrate

Biogas, and a whole lot more

All-ACT club expands

Blacksnake decision bigger than North End

Flood threat grows with wrong focus

Atchison pride on display

About helping each other

Facts must drive levy decision

Food desert a risk


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The Joplin Globe - Editorials
As of (08/30/2016) at 09:43 AM

Our View: Safety net for Joplin This can be a tough time of year for a lot of families.

Our View: Head off the damage Athletes of all ages have been told by a parent, a coach or a teammate to “walk it off” after getting hurt.

Milton Wick: The office of the president and the economy The primary season is over, the field of candidates for the office of president has narrowed and we have entered the part of the race where candidates promise to make everything better, especially the economy.

Goeff Caldwell: Universal deceit or revolutionary truth? In the late 1940s and early 1950s, the parlor game Twenty Questions had a popular run as a radio quiz show. A short variant of that game this week:

Marilyn Beasley: Nation doesn't need a career politician Here we are in another presidential election season. The two main candidates are Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. One is a career politician and the other a businessman.

Our View: The next 100 years The celebration of the National Park Service's 100th anniversary has been widely promoted since the beginning of the year via T-shirts, coffee mugs, advertising campaigns and special events at various national parks.

Your View: Letters to the Editor Shirking responsibility

Your View: Letters to the Editor Shirking responsibility

Our View: The next 100 years The celebration of the National Park Service's 100th anniversary has been widely promoted since the beginning of the year via T-shirts, coffee mugs, advertising campaigns and special events at various national parks.

Our View: The price of bad behavior It seems there is a price for bad behavior after all. In Olympic gold medalist Ryan Lochte's case it will be somewhere in the millions as key sponsors are pulling endorsement fees.

Allen Merriam: Great Britain semester sure to inform Missouri Southern State University's 20th annual themed semester focuses on Great Britain — England, Scotland and Wales. Great Britain occupies the ninth largest island in the world with an area of about 80,000 square miles or roughly the size of Kansas. With a population of about 62 million…

Your view: Letters to the editor A risk we can't take

Our View: Let's run it up the flag pole Some hard feelings over a contest to design a new Joplin city flag should be set aside.

Phill Brooks: The dignity of Missouri's Capitol The recent conviction of 22 protesters whose 2014 demonstration in the Missouri Senate visitors gallery chamber forced the Senate to recess is an indication of how different Missouri's Capitol is from the U.S. Capitol I covered in 1972.

Our View: Reducing risks of violence The father sat in the Globe's foyer after asking to speak to a reporter.

Your views: Letters to the editor Nostaligia vs.common sense

Geoff Caldwell: Trump is the safe choice The goal of a headline is to grab the reader's attention. And while I realize I've got more than a couple of apologies to make for the coffee that just spewed on papers and computer screens everywhere, I also now have your attention, and I repeat that headline: Donald Trump is the safe choic…

Elliott Denniston: The 'least-known, best-known person' in America Most people have their minds made up about Hillary Clinton, but how much do they really know about her earlier professional years before she became First Lady? I was surprised by how much I didn't know.

Our View: Our greatest resource Children are a resilient lot. They are curious, enthusiastic, willing to forgive and willing to try again.

Our View: Praise for police, victims An early Saturday morning shooting spree in Joplin ended with five people injured by gunfire.


The Jefferson City News Tribune
As of (08/30/2016) at 09:43 AM

Rowdy crowds in wee hours: comments What happens in downtown Jefferson City after the bars close?

Scores dip at all 3 schools: comments Local high schools were across the board for their ACT scores, some fell below the state average and some were...

Suddenly unsure on immigration, Trump trying to clear it up: comments It's been the driving issue of Donald Trump's campaign. Build a wall along the southern border. Make Mexico pay for...

Window work resumes at courthouse: comments A Cole County contractor is resuming installation of more than 400 windows at the Courthouse and Courthouse Annex.

Body found at Binder Park: comments Jefferson City police confirmed Monday they are investigating the case of a body found Sunday afternoon near Binder Lake.

JC driver caused wrong-way accident: comments Columbia police said Monday a Jefferson City man was driving a vehicle the wrong way on U.S. 63, near the...

Lafayette interchange to open Sept. 9: comments After nearly 18 months of construction, the long-discussed Lafayette Street interchange with the U.S. 50-63 Expressway should be open to...

State Teacher of Year finalists named: comments Jefferson City Public Schools' Teacher of the Year Nikki Carel did not make it through to the final seven selected...

French minister: enemy seeks to divide Muslims, non-Muslims: comments France's interior minister said Monday the country is at war with an enemy trying to pit Muslims against non-Muslims, making...

Brazil's Rousseff proclaims innocence, blasts VP: comments Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff proclaimed her innocence on Monday, branding her vice president a "usurper" and warning senators history would...

IS bombing kills 54 Yemen government recruits: comments A suicide car bombing claimed by the Islamic State in Yemen's southern city of Aden on Monday killed at least...

Takata troubles worsen as truck explodes, kills Texas woman: comments Air bag maker Takata Corp.'s troubles worsened Monday as the company confirmed a truck carrying its inflators and a volatile...

False report of gunman at LAX triggers panic: comments Reports of a gunman opening fire that turned out to be false caused panicked evacuations at Los Angeles International...

Mylan launching cheaper, generic version of Epipen: comments Mylan will start selling a cheaper version of its EpiPen after absorbing waves of criticism over a list price for...

Clinton aide Abedin dumps husband Weiner over new scandal: comments Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin is done playing the good wife to Anthony Weiner, announcing Monday she is leaving the...

Sheriff: Man on flaaka and LDS smashes window. attack two: comments A 19-year-old man who smashed through the front window of a Florida home and attacked a woman and her adult...

Threat prompts two school lockdowns: comments A threat to Fulton Middle School caused the school to go on lockdown from 10:54 a.m. Monday until students were...

Actor-writer Gene Wilder dies at 83: comments Gene Wilder, the frizzy-haired actor who brought his deft comedic touch to such unforgettable roles as the neurotic accountant in...

Beyonce slays at MTV VMAs: comments Beyonce owned the MTV Video Music Awards by winning video of the year and giving a 16-minute performance featuring...

Authorities investigate deaths of two bodies found after mobile home fire Monday near Camdenton: comments The Camden County Sheriff's Office are investigating the deaths of two bodies discovered after a fire was extinguished in a...


The Jefferson City News Tribune - State News
As of (08/30/2016) at 09:43 AM

Transgender inmate latest to push for hormone treatment: comments A transgender inmate is suing the Missouri prison system for refusing to provide hormone therapy as she transitions to a...

Audit: Protect statehouse whistleblowers: comments The Missouri House and Senate need improved personnel policies and better definitions of which records are open to the public...

State Teacher of Year finalists named: comments Jefferson City Public Schools' Teacher of the Year Nikki Carel did not make it through to the final seven selected...

Authorities investigate deaths of two bodies found after mobile home fire Monday near Camdenton: comments The Camden County Sheriff's Office are investigating the deaths of two bodies discovered after a fire was extinguished in a...

Audit: Missouri's House and Senate need better personnel, records policies: comments State Auditor Nicole Galloway's staff said both the Missouri House and Senate need improved personnel policies as well as better...

Enrollment up at other Missouri universities as MU drops: comments While the University of Missouri is dealing with a sharp drop in enrollment this fall, many other four-year universities in...

Mike McGill chosen as State Employee of the Month: comments A 14-year veteran of the Missouri Department of Corrections has been chosen as State Employee of the Month for August.

Public defenders' funding battles with Nixon continue: comments Missouri's Public Defender Commission this weekend welcomed the three new members Gov. Jay Nixon named Friday afternoon.

4 of 7 McCaughey septuplets starting college in Hannibal: comments Home is a lot quieter for Kenny and Bobbi McCaughey, now that four of their septuplets have gone away to...

New laws on ethics, Pledge of Allegiance set to take effect: comments More than 100 new Missouri laws will take effect Sunday, ranging from tougher ethics policies for lawmakers to a requirement...

I-44 reopens between Rolla and St James: comments A crash today on Interstate 44 between Rolla and St James closed the interstate for hours in both directions, but...

Bodies of 2 Louisiana men recovered from Lake of the Ozarks: comments The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the bodies of two men from Louisiana have been recovered after they died in...

To grow or not? Some successful small business owners say no: comments When a small business is successful, an owner will likely face the question of whether to grow. After a lot...

Blunt touts 'more jobs, less government': comments America has faced troubles in recent years due to Obamacare, loss of foreign respect, overreaching regulations and weakening of the...

Nixon names three public defender commissioners: comments Gov. Jay Nixon on Friday filled two vacancies on the state Public Defender Commission and replaced one member whose term...

Missouri Supreme Court ruling may impact stealing charges: comments The Missouri attorney general's office is reviewing a recent state Supreme Court ruling that may impact the criminal charge of...

Report: Lead contamination in water at St. Louis schools: comments The Special Administrative Board has unanimously approved up to $1 million to eliminate lead contamination after high levels of lead...

Former conservation director takes post with Bass Pro Shops: comments Robert Ziehmer, who stepped down as director of the Missouri Department of Conservation on July 15, has been named senior...

Former Springfield teacher charged with child molestation: comments A recently retired Springfield teacher has been charged with child molestation.

Brewer AB Inbev to cut thousands of jobs in takeover deal: comments The world's largest brewer, AB Inbev, expects to cut about 3 percent of its total workforce — equivalent to thousands...


The Jefferson City News Tribune - Local News
As of (08/30/2016) at 09:43 AM

Rowdy crowds in wee hours: comments What happens in downtown Jefferson City after the bars close?

Scores dip at all 3 schools: comments Local high schools were across the board for their ACT scores, some fell below the state average and some were...

Window work resumes at courthouse: comments A Cole County contractor is resuming installation of more than 400 windows at the Courthouse and Courthouse Annex.

Body found at Binder Park: comments Jefferson City police confirmed Monday they are investigating the case of a body found Sunday afternoon near Binder Lake.

JC driver caused wrong-way accident: comments Columbia police said Monday a Jefferson City man was driving a vehicle the wrong way on U.S. 63, near the...

Lafayette interchange to open Sept. 9: comments After nearly 18 months of construction, the long-discussed Lafayette Street interchange with the U.S. 50-63 Expressway should be open to...

State Teacher of Year finalists named: comments Jefferson City Public Schools' Teacher of the Year Nikki Carel did not make it through to the final seven selected...

Threat prompts two school lockdowns: comments A threat to Fulton Middle School caused the school to go on lockdown from 10:54 a.m. Monday until students were...

As society changes, Mid-Missouri PrideFest grows: comments An engaged couple, sitting close in the shade while enjoying dancers during a street festival, is an occurrence so often...

Primitive passion: comments The 7-foot-long shaft is made of Missouri-native river cane he cut and straightened; the bannerstone weight he handcarved himself. Throwing...

'A different breed': comments As a young man coming of age in a quaint Massachusetts community during the early stages of World War II,...

Covering wounds: comments Fourteen local World War II veterans were honored for their service with quilts on Sunday.

Jackson Street overpass lights cost extra: comments The pylons going up on the Jackson Street bridge over the Rex Whitton Expressway will support lights.

Nurse turnover down at area hospitals: comments A national shortage of qualified nurses has plagued hospitals for years, and Missouri isn't immune, according to the Missouri Hospital...

Mighty Machines take over Capital Mall lot: comments Peyten Curran and her 3-year-old brother Madden were excitedly checking out the vehicles at the Mighty Machines event on Saturday....

RC Flying Field issue comes down to oversight: comments An issue between two groups about an existing flying field for radio-controlled model airplanes and helicopters may be solved without...

The warden's house, a Jefferson City landmark: comments After taking the fateful phone call that a riot was erupting across from his Jefferson City home at 722 E....

JCPS splits HR, legal counsel positions: comments The human resources coordinator and legal counsel positions at Jefferson City Public Schools have been split, mainly because officials said...

Districts weigh in on teacher evaluations: comments In recent years, the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education changed its requirements for teacher evaluations, which could be...

BizBeat: Boxing club makes its way to Capital City: comments Feel free to imagine your preferred "Fight Club" reference here. But if it involves the obligatory first rule — don't...


The Jefferson City News Tribune - Editorials
As of (08/30/2016) at 09:43 AM

Our Opinion: Let parks agency pursue a less turbulent flight plan: comments We encourage radio-controlled aircraft enthusiasts and concerned homeowners to work with Jefferson City officials toward an amiable resolution.

Your Opinion: Response to 'alarmists': comments Whenever "climate realists" bring up record-breaking cold, below-average temperatures or even record snowfall, "climate alarmists" respond with, "A single event...

Your Opinion: Divided by greed: comments The changing climate is attacking us, says environmentalist Bill McKibben. Only mobilization on the scale of WWII will save life...

Your Opinion: Question of qualifications: comments I am for a women as president. It has been a long time coming.

Your Opinion: Record defies attacks: comments "Where there is smoke, there is fire" my grandmother used to say. Republicans continue to share with us their hatred...

Your Opinion: Response on safety net: comments A letter in the Aug. 23 News Tribune implied that safety net programs entice people to become poor.

Your Opinion: Moral calling to promote equality: comments I appreciate Bert Dirschell's earnest inquiry regarding white privilege.

Your Opinion: Taxpayers subsidize flood, crop insurance: comments A Washington Post article stated that in 2014 there were 11,781 people registered to lobby Congress, 22 per member of...

Your Opinion: Another benefit of JCRC flying field: comments Following up on Rose Ann Dussold's excellent letter published on Aug. 21, I'd like to share another example of a...

Our Opinion: Educational outreach on discipline: comments We encourage Jefferson City School District patrons to learn how administrators plan to address discipline issues — a key concern...

Our Opinion: Managing with limited resources: comments A state audit of a division within the state Office of Administration (OA) found insufficient maintenance and inspections of state...

Perspective: Maintaining interstate highway system: comments Transportation, in particular our nation's roads and highways, affect the daily lives of every American.

Our Opinion: New collection will enhance stories of military history: comments If you expand it, more people will come to experience the diverse collection.

Your Opinion: Tail wagging the dog on transgender restrooms: comments Gary Gates is an LGBT demographer at the University Of California Los Angeles School Of Law's Williams Institute, which studies...

Your Opinion: Discriminatory toll of marijuana legalization: comments When will we conservative Christians learn? How long will we sit by and let these destructive self-indulged, atheistic, logic-deprived liberals...

Your Opinion: Damage done by Democrats: comments The Democratic Party that fought for slavery, the KKK, and Jim Crow laws now has economic slavery for the whole...

Your Opinion: South students enjoy LU welcome: comments Hats off to Lincoln University's band and auxiliary units. Students, parents and staff at South Elementary had the most spectacular...

Our Opinion: Teens steer increase in seat belt use: comments Although a fractional increase in seat belt use by teenagers is not a giant step, it is a step in...

Your Opinion: Flood control plan needed: comments It was an ordinary rain. The creek rose. Folks got rescued.

Your Opinion: Facts about carbon dioxide: comments A recent letter to the editor offered up another round of climate denial, this time suggesting that we are in...


The Southeast Missourian
As of (08/30/2016) at 09:43 AM

Blunt: America would be better off with Trump (8/30/16) 16 By Mark Bliss ~ Southeast Missourian America would be better off with Donald Trump as president because he would help roll back federal regulations, U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., said during a campaign stop Monday in Jackson. Blunt told a crowd of more than 40 supporters at the Byron L. Lang Trucking firm at 815 S. Hope St. that government regulations are hurting the economy...

Missouri's composite ACT score dips amid its expanded testing (8/30/16) 1 By Lindsay Jones ~ Southeast Missourian Now that Missouri has a baseline for its expanded ACT testing that began in 2015, local school districts are beginning to see how they compare and where they can improve. Last week, the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education announced Missouri's composite ACT score is 20.2, or in the mid- to higher range of scores among states where 100 percent of high school juniors were tested...

Cape County property tax rate to see little change (8/30/16) 4 By Mark Bliss ~ Southeast Missourian The Cape Girardeau County Commission approved property tax rates Monday that will change only slightly from a year ago. The county government's general-fund tax rate will rise to 5.06 cents per $100 assessed valuation, a 1.57-cent increase. But the tax rate for the Senate Bill 40 board, which oversees tax funding for a sheltered workshop for people with developmental disabilities, decreased by 2.19 cents to a levy of 5.53 cents, county officials said...

Scott County Route DD closed for pipe replacement (8/30/16) Southeast Missourian Scott County Route DD closed for pipe replacement Route DD in Scott County, between county roads 461 and 465, will be closed as Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace a culvert pipe beneath the roadway. According to a MoDOT news release, the work will be done Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m...

Cape police: Sikeston man pointed gun at man in argument over wife (8/30/16) Southeast Missourian Cape Girardeau police arrested a Sikeston, Missouri, man after he pointed a pistol at another man during an argument, according to a probable-cause statement. The Cape Girardeau County's prosecuting attorney's office charged Stephen B. Caldwell, 36, with unlawful possession of a firearm. Cape Girardeau police arrested Caldwell on Friday...

Transgender inmate latest to push for hormone treatment (8/30/16) ST. LOUIS -- A transgender inmate is suing the Missouri prison system for refusing to provide hormone therapy as she transitions to a woman, adding her voice to those of prisoners in other states who argue that denying such treatment amounts to cruel and unusual punishment...

Audit: Missouri Senate should do more to stop sex harassment, keep better records (8/30/16) JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway's office on Monday said the state Senate should increase sexual harassment training after scandals last year. More frequent education for senators and staff, who now generally undergo training only when they start work, was one of several recommendations for improvement the Democratic auditor suggested for the Republican-led Senate in the audit covering June 2013 through June 2015. Her office also reviewed the GOP-led House...

Transgender inmate latest to push for hormone treatment (8/30/16) ST. LOUIS -- A transgender inmate is suing the Missouri prison system for refusing to provide hormone therapy as she transitions to a woman, adding her voice to those of prisoners in other states who argue that denying such treatment amounts to cruel and unusual punishment...

4 of 7 McCaughey septuplets starting college in Hannibal (8/29/16) HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Home is a lot quieter for Kenny and Bobbi McCaughey, now that four of their septuplets have gone away to college. Joel, Nathan, Kelsey and Natalie McCaughey moved into their dorm rooms last week at Hannibal-LaGrange University in the northeast Missouri town of Hannibal, The Hannibal Courier-Post reported...

Missouri Supreme Court ruling may impact stealing charges (8/28/16) JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri attorney general's office is reviewing a recent state Supreme Court ruling that may impact the criminal charge of felony stealing. The Missouri Supreme Court cited contradictory language in state criminal code when ruling this week in a case in which a woman was convicted of stealing firearms, jewelry and other items, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported...

Goat aids Clydesdale in 5-day escape (8/30/16) SANTA CRUZ, Calif. -- A dwarf billy goat gave new meaning to the word "scapegoat" when he sprang a Clydesdale that went on the lam for several days. Owner Tamara Schmitz said the nearly 1-ton horse named Budweiser was back in his pen Sunday. A goat named Lancelot knows how to butt open the stable gate and did that Wednesday. Buddy eluded volunteers from the Santa Cruz area for five days, ranging across 3 miles. A pair of searchers on horseback found him Sunday...

Nation, world briefs 8/30/16 (8/30/16) WASHINGTON -- Government officials said traffic fatalities rose 7.2 percent in 2015 compared to the previous year. That's the largest single-year increase in a half-century. The final tally of 35,092 deaths released Monday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is 0.5 percent lower than the 7.7 percent estimated increase released in July. ...

Permanent cease-fire takes effect in Colombia under accord (8/30/16) BOGOTA, Colombia -- A permanent cease-fire took effect Monday in Colombia, a major step in bringing an end to 52 years of bloody combat between the government and the country's biggest rebel group. The commander of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia announced Sunday his fighters would cease hostilities beginning at 12:01 a.m. ...

Weiner's wife leaves him amid a new sexting scandal (8/30/16) NEW YORK -- Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin said Monday she is leaving her husband, Anthony Weiner, after the former New York congressman was accused in yet another sexting scandal. "After long and painful consideration and work on my marriage, I have made the decision to separate from my husband," Abedin, vice chairwoman of Clinton's presidential campaign, said in a statement issued by the campaign. "Anthony and I remain devoted to doing what is best for our son, who is the light of our life."...

Suddenly unsure on immigration, Trump trying to clear it up (8/30/16) 1 JERSEY CITY, N.J. -- It's been the driving issue of Donald Trump's campaign. Build a wall along the southern border. Make Mexico pay for it. And expel everyone living in the U.S. illegally with the help of a "deportation force." Ten weeks before the election, however, buffeted by conflicting advice from aides and advisers, Trump has seemed to be in full indecision mode...

Airport scares hard to avoid with cascade of false reports (8/30/16) LOS ANGELES -- In the moments before reports of gunshots spread panic at Los Angeles International Airport, police with weapons drawn had confronted a masked man outside a terminal who was carrying a plastic sword and dressed like Zorro. Authorities have determined there were no gunshots...

Mylan launches cheaper, generic version of EpiPen (8/30/16) The maker of EpiPens will begin selling a cheaper, generic version of the emergency allergy shots as the furor over repeated U.S. price hikes continues -- and looming competition threatens its near-monopoly. Despite its second move in five days to make EpiPens more affordable for consumers, maker Mylan N.V. faces condemnation from critics who accused it of price-gouging...

Justice Department focuses on police treatment of mentally ill (8/30/16) WASHINGTON -- Justice Department lawyers investigating police agencies for claims of racial discrimination and excessive force increasingly are turning up a different problem: officers' interactions with the mentally ill. The latest example came in Baltimore, where a critical report on that department's policies found officers end up in unnecessarily violent confrontations with mentally disabled people who in many instances haven't committed crimes...

VA: Ex-Marine who killed 3 in Baton Rouge did not have PTSD (8/30/16) WICHITA, Kan. -- A former Marine who ambushed and killed three Baton Rouge law-enforcement officers last month never saw combat in Iraq but told doctors he suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder because a buddy showed him videos of maimed and decapitated bodies, according to newly released Veterans Health Administration medical records...

University of Wisconsin-Madison named top party school in U.S. (8/30/16) MADISON, Wis. -- University of Wisconsin-Madison leaders are chafing under a state-imposed tuition freeze, and the football team didn't crack the Top 25 preseason rankings. But no school in the country throws a better party, according to the Princeton Review's 2017 edition of "The Best 381 Colleges."...


The Southeast Missourian - State News
As of (08/30/2016) at 09:43 AM

Transgender inmate latest to push for hormone treatment ST. LOUIS -- A transgender inmate is suing the Missouri prison system for refusing to provide hormone therapy as she transitions to a woman, adding her voice to those of prisoners in other states who argue that denying such treatment amounts to cruel and unusual punishment...

Audit: Missouri Senate should do more to stop sex harassment, keep better records JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway's office on Monday said the state Senate should increase sexual harassment training after scandals last year. More frequent education for senators and staff, who now generally undergo training only when they start work, was one of several recommendations for improvement the Democratic auditor suggested for the Republican-led Senate in the audit covering June 2013 through June 2015. Her office also reviewed the GOP-led House...

Transgender inmate latest to push for hormone treatment ST. LOUIS -- A transgender inmate is suing the Missouri prison system for refusing to provide hormone therapy as she transitions to a woman, adding her voice to those of prisoners in other states who argue that denying such treatment amounts to cruel and unusual punishment...

4 of 7 McCaughey septuplets starting college in Hannibal (8/29/16) HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Home is a lot quieter for Kenny and Bobbi McCaughey, now that four of their septuplets have gone away to college. Joel, Nathan, Kelsey and Natalie McCaughey moved into their dorm rooms last week at Hannibal-LaGrange University in the northeast Missouri town of Hannibal, The Hannibal Courier-Post reported...

Missouri Supreme Court ruling may impact stealing charges (8/28/16) JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri attorney general's office is reviewing a recent state Supreme Court ruling that may impact the criminal charge of felony stealing. The Missouri Supreme Court cited contradictory language in state criminal code when ruling this week in a case in which a woman was convicted of stealing firearms, jewelry and other items, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported...

New laws on ethics, Pledge of Allegiance set to take effect (8/28/16) JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- More than 100 new Missouri laws will take effect today, ranging from tougher ethics policies for lawmakers to a requirement that public schools give students time each day to say the Pledge of Allegiance. House Speaker Todd Richardson made tightening the state's loose ethics laws a top priority in the legislative session that ended in May, after a tumultuous year that included the resignations of two former lawmakers who left office amid accusations of scandal...

Audit: State buildings not maintained due to poor funding (8/28/16) COLUMBIA, Mo. -- There's a nearly $600 million backlog of deferred maintenance on state buildings because of inadequate funding, Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway said Thursday. Years of funding shortfalls also meant state-owned offices and other buildings have not been inspected regularly as required by state law, she added, pointing to funding restrictions by Gov. Jay Nixon as part of the problem...

Group wants tougher penalties for pedestrian accidents (8/25/16) CLAYTON, Mo. -- An organization that advocates for walkers and bicyclists in the St. Louis region is pushing for stiffer penalties for drivers who strike pedestrians. Trailnet wants more to be done to make sober drivers more accountable, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. ...

After 147 years, nuns end affiliation with nursing home (8/25/16) ST. LOUIS -- After operating a nursing home facility in St. Louis for 147 years, the Little Sisters of the Poor is ending its affiliation. A spokesman for the St. Louis Archdiocese said Wednesday the order no longer has enough nuns to staff the residence on the city's north side, though the nuns are hopeful the nursing home will continue to operate under new ownership...

Prosecutor highlights past complaints at coach's sentencing (8/25/16) SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A prosecutor alleges a former high-school basketball coach who's pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a teenager in the 1990s was allowed to continue teaching despite multiple complaints of inappropriate behavior. Ronnie White's past conduct was discussed as he was sentenced Monday to seven years in prison, the Springfield News-Leader reported. ...

Fire damages rural Missouri school building (8/25/16) FREDERICKTOWN, Mo. -- The Missouri state fire marshal is being asked to investigate a fire that badly damaged a Southeast Missouri school. No children were in the private Faith Foundation school when the fire broke out around 6 a.m. Wednesday in rural Madison County, near Fredericktown...

Prosecutor wants photos of Michael Brown's body restricted (8/25/16) KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Attorneys for the police force and prosecutor that oversaw the investigation of Michael Brown's 2014 death in Ferguson asked a federal judge to consider blocking the release of "grisly" photographs of the black 18-year-old's body to his family's attorneys, worried they could prompt violence if leaked...

Missouri man releases book on airborne law enforcement (8/25/16) KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Once, while riding with a member of the Kansas City Police Department, Donald Bachali spotted a suspected burglar ducking into a shed to evade police. From 500 feet in the air, he knew no one left the shed, even when police couldn't find the suspect upon initial inspection...

Second police major sues St. Louis department (8/25/16) ST. LOUIS -- For the second time in a month, a St. Louis police major passed over for promotion is suing the police department, alleging bias in the process. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Maj. Rochelle Jones filed suit Tuesday. She had sought a promotion to lieutenant colonel, a promotion that instead went to another major who is African-American...

Small plane forced to land on suburban St. Louis roadway (8/24/16) Small plane forced to land on suburban St. Louis roadway MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. -- The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating after a small plane made an emergency landing on a busy suburban St. Louis roadway. The single-engine plane landed just before 9 p.m. Monday on Page Avenue in Maryland Heights. No one was hurt, either in the plane or on the ground. The landing forced closure of two lanes while the plane was moved to the side of the road...

Downtown St. Louis to get more than 2,000 new streetlights (8/24/16) Downtown St. Louis to get more than 2,000 new streetlights ST. LOUIS -- Downtown St. Louis will be brighter and more colorful at night, with plans to transform 2,347 streetlights as part of a $4 million effort to brand downtown and improve public safety...

Missouri tobacco tax hike proposal survives court challenge (8/24/16) JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A Missouri proposal to raise cigarette taxes to benefit early-childhood programs can stay on the Nov. 8 ballot, a judge ruled Tuesday. Cole County Circuit Judge Jon Beetem dismissed efforts to remove the measure. His ruling, which opponents vowed to appeal, came the same day critics of another proposal that would reinstate campaign-contribution limits in the state asked a different Cole County judge to take it off the ballot...

Rauner signs bill to punish trafficking guns into Illinois (8/24/16) SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Firearm traffickers in Illinois will be punished with sentences of up to 30 years in prison under legislation Gov. Bruce Rauner signed Tuesday, a move aimed at curbing Chicago's rampant gun violence. The new law seeks to address a problem that has vexed prosecutors in recent years: criminals skirting Illinois' strict gun policies by buying firearms in other states where little screening is required. ...

Woman charged in shooting of man she claimed was intruder (8/24/16) O'FALLON, Mo. -- A suburban St. Louis woman who claimed she shot an intruder who followed her inside her home is facing murder charges, with a prosecutor saying Tuesday she set up an innocent, mentally impaired man to kill him. St. Charles County prosecutor Tim Lohmar said Pamela Hupp, 57, of O'Fallon "hatched a plot to find an innocent victim and to murder this innocent victim" as part of an effort to frame a man involved in a previous murder case in which Hupp was a key witness...

Science fiction author Heinlein honored as famous Missourian (8/24/16) JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Lawmakers on Tuesday inducted science-fiction writer Robert Heinlein to the Hall of Famous Missourians to a cheering crowd of fans who call themselves "Heinlein's children." The Missouri native won science-fiction awards for some of his most famous works, including "Stranger in a Strange Land" and "Starship Troopers," a story about a war against arachnid-like aliens that later was adapted into a movie...


The Southeast Missourian - Local News
As of (08/30/2016) at 09:43 AM

Blunt: America would be better off with Trump 16 By Mark Bliss ~ Southeast Missourian America would be better off with Donald Trump as president because he would help roll back federal regulations, U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., said during a campaign stop Monday in Jackson. Blunt told a crowd of more than 40 supporters at the Byron L. Lang Trucking firm at 815 S. Hope St. that government regulations are hurting the economy...

Missouri's composite ACT score dips amid its expanded testing 1 By Lindsay Jones ~ Southeast Missourian Now that Missouri has a baseline for its expanded ACT testing that began in 2015, local school districts are beginning to see how they compare and where they can improve. Last week, the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education announced Missouri's composite ACT score is 20.2, or in the mid- to higher range of scores among states where 100 percent of high school juniors were tested...

Cape County property tax rate to see little change 4 By Mark Bliss ~ Southeast Missourian The Cape Girardeau County Commission approved property tax rates Monday that will change only slightly from a year ago. The county government's general-fund tax rate will rise to 5.06 cents per $100 assessed valuation, a 1.57-cent increase. But the tax rate for the Senate Bill 40 board, which oversees tax funding for a sheltered workshop for people with developmental disabilities, decreased by 2.19 cents to a levy of 5.53 cents, county officials said...

Scott County Route DD closed for pipe replacement Southeast Missourian Scott County Route DD closed for pipe replacement Route DD in Scott County, between county roads 461 and 465, will be closed as Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace a culvert pipe beneath the roadway. According to a MoDOT news release, the work will be done Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m...

Cape police: Sikeston man pointed gun at man in argument over wife Southeast Missourian Cape Girardeau police arrested a Sikeston, Missouri, man after he pointed a pistol at another man during an argument, according to a probable-cause statement. The Cape Girardeau County's prosecuting attorney's office charged Stephen B. Caldwell, 36, with unlawful possession of a firearm. Cape Girardeau police arrested Caldwell on Friday...

Cape Girardeau chosen to host Delta Challenge Pitch Competition (8/29/16) By Bridget Brown ~ Southeast Missourian Cape Girardeau is among six locations selected by the Delta Regional Authority (DRA) for its third annual Delta Challenge Pitch Competition. In an announcement on Monday, DRA federal co-chairman Chris Masingill said the DRA dreams of seeing the Delta region considered synonymous with entrepreneurship, just as Silicon Valley is synonymous with technology. ...

Cairo murderer sentenced to 51 years in prison (8/29/16) Southeast Missourian Judge Mark Clarke sentenced Marquad Harris, 19, of Cairo, Illinois, to 51 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. Harris was convicted of first-degree murder by a jury March 11. Harris shot and killed Christopher Nelson, 34, of Cairo on June 12, 2015, at 602 Jefferson St. in Cairo. Nelson was shot twice and about five shell casings were taken from the scene of the shooting, according to Alexander County State's Attorney Zachary Gowin...

Assaults on inmates, officers rise as area's jail populations increase (8/29/16) 3 By Ben Kleine ~ Southeast Missourian As prison and jail populations increase, so do the number of assaults on inmates and officers. At Scott County Jail, there is nearly a direct correlation to the jail population rising and the number of assaults. In 2014, the average population in the jail was 79, and there were four inmate-on-inmate assaults and one assault on a corrections officer...

Former alt-rock frontwoman tells how she found Christianity (8/29/16) 2 By Tyler Graef ~ Southeast Missourian Rock 'n' roll types typically don't show up in church until they have to. Lacey Sturm, the former frontwoman of the alternative rock band Flyleaf, said she was no exception. "We all have a story of how we got here this morning," she told the congregation Sunday at La Croix Church in Cape Girardeau...

Semo Port names assistant director after long search (8/29/16) By Bridget Brown ~ Southeast Missourian After a monthslong search, the Southeast Missouri Regional Port Authority, or Semo Port, has selected a new assistant director. Cary Harbison will take on the role Thursday. Until Friday, Harbison was a project manager at Bowen Engineering and Surveying in Cape Girardeau, where he worked for nearly 20 years, beginning as a staff engineer. He worked directly with Semo Port for much of his time with Bowen, providing construction and design services for them...

Special prosecutor soon will convene grand jury over fatal hit-and-run (8/29/16) By Michelle Friedrich ~ Daily American Republic POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- A grand jury soon will be seated to decide whether a local businessman will be charged in connection with a December hit-and-run accident that killed a Poplar Bluff teenager. Once empaneled, the jury will hear testimony about a Dec. 9 leaving-the-scene accident as it pertains to Benjamin Ressel...

Oran man accused of beating woman, pot possession (8/29/16) Southeast Missourian An Oran, Missouri, man is in custody after police say he beat a woman outside their residence. Mark Gordon, 42, faces second-degree domestic assault and misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance. Scott County sheriff's deputies responded to reports Saturday of a domestic disturbance at a residence outside Oran, where they found the victim crying outside, according to a news release from the sheriff's office...

Cape Girardeau man charged after police chase, crash (8/29/16) 5 Southeast Missourian Michael J. Jones, 28, of Cape Girardeau faces one misdemeanor and two felony charges after a police chase through Cape Girardeau, where Jones is accused of running one car off the road and crashing into several parked cars. Cape Girardeau Police Department public information officer Sgt. ...

Man charged with 19 felonies in connection with Dexter burglaries (8/29/16) By Michelle Friedrich ~ Daily American Republic BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- A Bloomfield parolee is being held in jail without bond after being charged Friday with nearly 20 felonies in connection with recent break-ins at eight Dexter, Missouri, businesses. Edward D. Lusk, 49, was charged with seven Class C felonies of second-degree burglary, nine Class D felonies of first-degree property damage, four Class A misdemeanors of theft/stealing, the Class D felonies of attempted burglary and resisting arrest and the Class C felony of second-degree arson by Stoddard County Prosecuting Attorney Russell Oliver.. ...

Senior Matters expo aims to help both types (8/28/16) By Tyler Graef ~ Southeast Missourian Seniors in age and grade level came together Saturday at the Osage Centre in Cape Girardeau for the second annual Senior Matters expo. In addition to nearly 70 vendors showcasing services, expo organizers Senior Matters Inc. hosted a canned food drive, blood drive and scholarship giveaway...

Effect of EpiPen price increase varies locally (8/28/16) By Bridget Brown ~ Southeast Missourian Southeast Missourians who require the lifesaving injections have not been faced with the prospect of paying for the $608 drug. With insurance and discounts, the price tag has not been so dramatic for some.

Area libraries will soon offer telescopes for checkout (8/28/16) By Lindsay Jones ~ Southeast Missourian Stargazers are about to get a real treat in Southeast Missouri as several area libraries will soon begin offering telescopes for checkout. Trish Erzfeld, director of Perry County Heritage Tourism and chair of the Perry County Eclipse Task Force, was instrumental in helping launch the telescope program locally because of her association with members of the St. Louis Astronomical Society and its Library Telescope Program...

New custody law for equal time for dads begins today; some question law's relevance (8/28/16) 5 By Mark Bliss ~ Southeast Missourian Missouri's new child-custody law, which takes effect today, seeks to allow children in divorce cases to have more equal time with mom and dad. Supporters see the law as helping good fathers get more time with their children, but others question whether it will make a difference...

Cape police: Illinois union president hit woman in head with rock (8/28/16) 3 By Ben Kleine ~ Southeast Missourian A Tamms, Illinois, labor-union president faces domestic-assault charges after Cape Girardeau police said he hit a woman in the back of the head with a rock. Matthew E. Smith, 32, is charged with second-degree domestic assault in connection with the case...

Governor hopeful Greitens makes a stop in Cape Girardeau (8/28/16) 2 Missouri Republican gubernatorial candidate Eric Greitens addresses a crowd at his Cape Girardeau campaign office Saturday evening as part of his statewide kickoff tour.


The Southeast Missourian - Editorials
As of (08/30/2016) at 09:43 AM

Girls raise funds in honor of beloved dog (8/30/16) Anyone who has ever owned pets knows the love they bring to our lives. They're not just animals; they're family, and loyal, protective, even vulnerable. Just like family, when they hurt, we hurt. And one of the hardest things we face is when we have to let them go. Eleven-year-old Maddie Dean and her 8-year-old sister, Emma, of Cape Girardeau County, know this firsthand, but they also know how to best honor that special family member...

Uptown Jackson recognized for marketing campaign (8/29/16) Businesses do not grow accidentally; growth requires a plan.

SEMO enrollment bump a positive sign (8/28/16) It's hardly a surprise anymore, but we are nonetheless pleased and impressed by the continued strong enrollment at Southeast Missouri State University.

Plenty of fun in September (8/26/16) Summer's all but officially over. Schools are back in session. The temperature is -- finally -- starting to drop. In just a few short weeks we'll move into the fall season. But that doesn't mean that the fun that comes with the summer months has to come to an end.

Artist shows strength during tough times (8/25/16) If anything could sap the life out of a person, it would be losing his life's work -- the thing he poured his heart and soul into. And if anything could inspire him to get back to it again, it would be that same life's work.

Child shows others generosity, compassion (8/24/16) "And a little child shall lead them." So says a verse in the book of Isaiah. Grant Skelton is definitely a child leader making us all aware of what's important: helping others. At the tender age of 8, Grant used money he received from his grandparents to help a homeless man. ...

Leadership summit at LaCroix grows (8/23/16) La Croix Church recently hosted the annual Global Leadership Summit for the seventh time and saw another attendance increase.

Gigi Butler to give keynote at Flourish Women's Summit (8/23/16) Gigi Butler, founder of Nashville-based Gigi's Cupcakes, has no problem choosing her favorite item on her menu. The Hunka Chunka Banana Love cupcake probably tastes amazing, but it's the deeper meaning behind it that makes it special.

Welcome and good luck, Southeast Missouri State students (8/22/16) It was hard not to notice the influx of people bustling around town over the weekend, mainly near the Southeast Missouri State University campus. Students moving in -- whether it be for the first time or a return trip to Cape Girardeau -- always makes for an exciting time...

Tourism growth is result of city’s ongoing strategy (8/21/16) When you take an inventory of some of the city’s progress that’s happening right now, a lot of it can be attributed to tourism. The SportsPlex project is an example. So is the convention center being built along the Interstate. And in a way, so is the Marquette Tech Project, which will include the opening of a downtown Marriott, bringing the first hotel to downtown in decades...

Congratulations to Cape West Rotary Club on 50 years (8/19/16) For half a century the Cape West Rotary Club has served our community. The organization celebrated the milestone earlier this month, which members said was "an opportunity to reflect on the good that's been done during that span while looking forward to the next 50 years," according to a story by Southeast Missourian reporter Lindsay Jones...

Sports providing message of unity (8/18/16) "CAPE GIRARDEAU CARES ABOUT EVERYONE." That's what was printed on the backs of shirts worn by participants at a Stop the Violence basketball game held recently at Indian Park. Isiah "Hoopie" Jones, who recently wrapped up a two-year career as a member of the Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team, organized the event, which was focused on uniting the general public with law enforcement and first responders through a game of pickup basketball...

SEMO recognized for revitalization efforts (8/17/16) It's hard not to get excited when you walk around downtown Cape Girardeau and see new businesses popping up and other establishments transforming and growing. For its part in the revitlization of downtown Cape, Southeast Missouri State University was honored at a statewide conference, the Southeast Missourian recently reported...

Cape chiropractor takes talents to Olympics (8/16/16) "It's such a blessing. There's probably 40,000 or 50,000 chiropractors in the United States and there's going to be about 40 there. Just the fact I got to be one of those is humbling, actually. Be there, be the best I can and enjoy it." Those words, spoken by Cape Girardeau chiropractor Matt Uchtman, reveal the rare opportunity with which he finds himself. Uchtman will be one of the few chiropractors working behind the scenes with wrestlers competing in the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro this week...

Stay informed on upcoming ballot measures (8/15/16) Secretary of State Jason Kander announced recently that Missouri voters will have a voice on some important issues, two of which are limits on campaign contributions and increases in cigarette tax hikes. These measures will be on the Nov. 8 ballot. No one runs for office without an abundance of finances, so candidates rely on these. ...

Jackson drug testing: debate worth having (8/14/16) Jackson's school board decided last week to begin a system of randomly testing students as a condition of them participating in extracurricular activities such as sports, band competitions, debate teams and other such activities. We understand the motive. ...

Combined efforts will lead to peaceful resolution (8/12/16) Some came because they knew the victims personally. Some came because they are concerned for the state of the nation. Some came to support a community effort. All came to make a stand in the name of stopping the violence in South Cape. The Stop the Violence prayer march, held the last Saturday in July, commemorated the lives of those in our community who have been killed, most within the last five years. ...

Best wishes for a great school year in Cape and Jackson (8/11/16) Summer is defined in many ways. The "unofficial" start and end of summer fall on Memorial Day and Labor Day, respectively. Then, of course, there is meteorological summer, which begins and ends on specific calendar dates each year. Then there is the three-month break students yearn for all school year...

Longtime teachers serve students, younger educators (8/10/16) Almost everyone involved with the Oak Ridge School District between 1954 and 2008 knows the name Jackie Ludwig. Ludwig, who taught in the district from 1954 to 1990 and served on the school board from 1993 to 2008, was recently honored as a Pioneer in Education. The honor was bestowed during the 55th Cooperative Conference for School Administrators, hosted annually by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education...

Boy Scouts benefit from lessons on metal work, welding (8/9/16) An estimated 50 Boy Scouts troops from Cape Girardeau, Kennett, Sikeston and Charleston, Missouri, came together July 21 at the Sikeston Career and Technology Center to learn the specifics of welding and metal work, moving from station to station and earning merit badges...


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