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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
As of (05/29/2016) at 01:42 PM

Blues Report Card: From A (Fabbri) to D ('Shatty')

Decades later, two area servicemen laid to rest thanks to DNA advances

Innsbrook, St. Albans, Pere Marquette: 3 getaways close to home

Gabe Weil builds a future he thought he did not have

How to not get lost at 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'

Drug treatment center employee offered addict sex, drugs, lawsuit says

Wainwright earns fourth win of May as Cards beat Nats

Ortiz: Tears turn to reflection for Backes

Medical marijuana advocates cheer Rauner's about-face

Culture Club

Opera review: 'Macbeth' at Opera Theatre of St. Louis is powerful drama

Rain expected to hold off through Memorial Day

Pets

Hardly a dog's life for Obama's pets Bo and Sunny

Ohio zoo closes gorilla exhibit for now after boy, 4, falls in

Religion

Parishioners to leave closed Massachusetts church after 11-year protest

Education

An Ivy League degree in hand, Eboni Boykin tackles the future

Opinion


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St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Political News
As of (05/29/2016) at 01:43 PM

Decades later, two area servicemen laid to rest thanks to DNA advances

World War II vet's mustard gas claim again denied, but VA boss pledges look at new evidence

Decades later, two area servicemen laid to rest thanks to DNA advances

Illinois

Medical marijuana advocates cheer Rauner's about-face

St. Charles fire chief quits to take chief's job in Portland, Ore.

Why is Dynegy idling Illinois coal plants? It's more complicated than 'the war on coal'

Pat Gauen

Gauen: Illinois needs governor who can recognize a brick wall

Raasch: All gaffes are local, as Missouri pols pile on VA secretary stlEXTRA! content is available only to subscribers.

McClellan: Veteran recalls witnessing an "unearthly brilliance"

St. Louis house prices top 2007 peak

Lots of free live country music - go out there and find it

MC Hotel building a Hampton Inn in Wentzville

Stadia hopes to pump up sales of sports retailer's new product

Tony Messenger

Messenger: Teamsters vs. Schnucks battle offers lesson in St. Louis growth patterns

Messenger: Humanity takes a hit after brutal downtown carjacking, murder

Messenger: Residents of The Hill want eyesore gone. Does alderman stand in the way?

Messenger: Looking for a hometown discount at the concession stand


St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Editorials
As of (05/29/2016) at 01:44 PM

Editorial: Excellence in higher education starts with better pay for instructors

Kevin Horrigan

Horrigan: Early diagnosis of chronic brain disease would be a disaster for the NFL.

Editorial: City can't afford tribal warfare over cops and crime

Local columns

Story of Jerome Rawlings, Kirkwood veteran

The push for paid family and medical leave in Missouri

Restructure St. Louis police

Portrait of a St. Louis veteran

Bullets have pierced the Wash U 'bubble'

Fighting the growing epidemic of overdoses

Do more on the local level to help people suffering from asthma

Dana Milbank: What tax tricks doesn't Trump want us to see?

Dana Miilbank

Dana Milbank: Trump bets on mass amnesia

Kathleen Parker

Kathleen Parker: Election disaffection

Eugene Robinson

Eugene Robinson: Sanders is playing with fire

Charles Krauthammer


Kansas City Star
As of (05/29/2016) at 01:44 PM

Government & Politics Kansas legislators amass full-time government pensions from part-time jobs 5:30 PM They get a salary of about $15,000 but can receive a pension comparable to state workers making $90,000 The pension option is not available to other public employees in the state No other state expands the meaning of salary like Kansas to define the basis for a lawmaker’s pension

Royals Live updates from Sunday's Royals-White Sox game 10:29 AM

Royals Royals catcher Salvador Perez is expected to miss seven to 10 days with quad contusion 11:49 AM

Health & Fitness As debate about bed-sharing with babies rages on, local county attorney issues the latest warning 9:15 AM

Living Trial by wildfire: Kansas rancher weathers disaster, tackles the daunting task of rebuilding 3:17 PM

Kansas Simple action in civil rights era makes Overland Park woman an ‘unsung hero’ 4:22 PM

Chiefs Confident Chiefs corner Marcus Peters isn’t resting on his rookie laurels 9:25 AM

NBA player killed after mistakenly going to wrong apartment, police say 1:03 PM

Live updates from Sunday's Royals-White Sox game 10:29 AM

Body cam footage shows officer killing woman 9:44 AM

Royals catcher Salvador Perez is expected to miss seven to 10 days with quad contusion 11:49 AM

Sight-seeing couple taking pictures find man trapped in his car for 3 days 11:22 AM

Government & Politics Kansas legislators amass full-time government pensions from part-time jobs 5:30 PM They get a salary of about $15,000 but can receive a pension comparable to state workers making $90,000 The pension option is not available to other public employees in the state No other state expands the meaning of salary like Kansas to define the basis for a lawmaker’s pension

Royals Live updates from Sunday's Royals-White Sox game 10:29 AM

Royals Royals catcher Salvador Perez is expected to miss seven to 10 days with quad contusion 11:49 AM

Health & Fitness As debate about bed-sharing with babies rages on, local county attorney issues the latest warning 9:15 AM

Living Trial by wildfire: Kansas rancher weathers disaster, tackles the daunting task of rebuilding 3:17 PM

Kansas Simple action in civil rights era makes Overland Park woman an ‘unsung hero’ 4:22 PM

Chiefs Confident Chiefs corner Marcus Peters isn’t resting on his rookie laurels 9:25 AM

Live updates from Sunday's Royals-White Sox game Follow along on your desktop or mobile device during Sunday's Royals-White Sox game for live stats and updates from The Star's sportswriters, editors and photographers. Edinson Volquez takes the mound for Kansas City; Chris Sale gets the start for Chicago. First pitch is set for 1:15 p.m. Fox Sports Kansas City will telecast the game.


Kansas City Star - Political News
As of (05/29/2016) at 01:46 PM

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Kansas Kansas Supreme Court rules latest school funding plan unconstitutional The Kansas Legislature's funding of schools remains constitutionally inequitable, the Kansas Supreme Court ruled, reaffirming its June 30 deadline for lawmakers to fix the problem or have the state's school system shut down. Republican leaders immediately blasted the decision.

Faith In a first, Donald Trump PAC reaches out to Amish The political group is betting the conservative religious sect's members will vote Republican as they did in 2012. Amish and Mennonites number about 60,000 in Pennsylvania as well as in Ohio.

Latest News Missouri political mega-donor Sinquefield gives millions Missouri mega-donor Rex Sinquefield is pouring millions of dollars into political committees before the Aug. 2 primary and Nov. 8 general election. Latest News Drug, addiction policy makes mixed progress in Legislature Missouri lawmakers took steps this year to address the growing number of drug overdoses, but health care advocates say more work remains.

Government & Politics #NeverTrump, #NeverClinton lead to search for presidential alternatives Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are highly unpopular with many voters, so the search for an alternative is accelerating. But candidates who aren't Republicans or Democrats almost always struggle to win.

National Sen. Harry Reid: Lazy Congress is letting mosquitoes ravage Democrats want Republicans to cancel congressional recess to take care of oustanding issues like Zika funding and a hearing for Obama's Supreme Court nominee.

National Politics NY Democrat: Trump should return money to 9/11 recovery fund Donald Trump is "a small man" for accepting $150,000 from a federal fund for small businesses hurt by the Sept. 11 attacks and should return the money or donate it to charity, a New York Democratic congressman said.

Government & Politics GOP members walk out on colleague reading Bible verses calling homosexuality ‘worthy of death’ Rep. Rick Allen of Georgia quoted Bible passages describing and condemning homosexuality, before the House voted on a bill featuring an LGBT provision.

National Donald Trump eats McDonald’s on his jet and the Internet goes nuts Donald Trump posted a photo of himself eating McDonald's on his private jet. Then – no shock here – all heck broke lose on the Internet.

Government & Politics Internal Trump University records must be released, judge rules The ruling by federal Judge Gonzalo Curiel includes "playbooks" that advised sales personnel how to market high-priced courses on getting rich through real estate.

Government & Politics Libertarians pick ex-New Mexico Gov. Johnson for president The Libertarian Party again nominated former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson as its presidential candidate Sunday, believing he can challenge presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton because of their poor showing in popularity polls.

Kansas Kansas Senate will vote on transgender bathrooms next week, Wagle says State Senate President Susan Wagle said Thursday that her chamber will vote on a resolution next week opposing federal guidelines that allow transgender students to use restrooms corresponding to their adopted gender identity.

Government & Politics City Council approves rezoning of Kansas City Star parking lot The Kansas City Council has approved rezoning to allow the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection to build a church on land currently occupied by a Kansas City Star parking lot between 16th and 17th streets and between McGee Street and Grand Boulevard.

Local Columnists Fred Sauer takes aim at no-limit campaign donations in Missouri He seeks to end an era of million-dollar campaign donations. But the Republican-led General Assembly has refused to make the change.

Government & Politics Kansas voters seeking political party change face June 1 deadline Kansas voters who want to change their party affiliation before the Aug. 2 primary have until noon June 1 to do so. Voters can change their party preference in person at county-based election offices or online.

Government & Politics Republican National Committee officials deny reports that Journey will play at convention A Politico story said two anonymous sources confirmed Journey participating in a performance costing $750,000, but officials said it's flatly untrue.

Government & Politics The Bernie Sanders-Donald Trump debate is on — for now The real estate businessman said on television he'd be willing to debate the billionaire-bashing senator, and Trump confirmed their campaigns are discussing the possibility.

Nation & World Mexican soccer star Alan Pulido kidnapped in border state Federal and state forces mounted an operation Sunday to find kidnapped Mexican soccer star Alan Pulido, who was abducted in the crime-plagued northern border state of Tamaulipas.

National Politics Trump: Illegal immigrants treated better than veterans in US Donald Trump says illegal immigrants are cared for better in the United States than the nation's military veterans.

Kansas Supreme Court rules latest school funding plan unconstitutional


Kansas City Star - Editorials
As of (05/29/2016) at 01:46 PM

Editorials Keeping Kansas schools open is job No. 1 for Gov. Sam Brownback and the Legislature State Supreme Court has made its ruling, and Legislature needs to follow it Gov. Sam Brownback should call a special session so state can properly fund its schools

Editorials Ongoing U.S. military fighting adds to the Memorial Day remembrance For too many Americans, Memorial Day is just another three-day weekend. But some people still remember the true reason for Memorial Day. Families who have lost loved ones in conflicts a world away, students and adults who paid attention in civics class — all will take time to reflect on the ultimate sacrifice that so many American military personnel have made to protect the freedoms we all enjoy.

Editorials The Islamic State has become everyone’s foe The Islamic State group also known as ISIS has become part of the presidential election campaign of fear in the United States. But not everyone understands the group's background or what it's doing in the Middle East.

Editorials Bang: Gov. Jay Nixon should veto two dangerous Missouri gun bills Gov. Jay Nixon should veto both of the dangerous proposals. The first establishes a “stand your ground” law in the Show-Me State, essentially making it easier for someone to shoot another person for questionable reasons and get away with a crime. The second would allow people to carry a concealed weapon — with no training and no permit.

Editorials Clinton stumbles! Trump surges! Sanders still alive? God bless America Americans are watching in horror as the increasingly putrid and pernicious race for president of the United States stumbles along. The two highly unlikable candidates who appear destined for the November ballot — Democrat Hillary Clinton with email server problems and Republican Donald Trump with his insult-of-the-day troubles — are finding new ways to alarm supporters and anger opponents.

Editorials Kansas should not engage in the bigoted bathroom war They have been tremendous failures as leaders in the Kansas Legislature. So it's no surprise that House Speaker Ray Merrick and Senate President Susan Wagle want to discriminate against transgender Kansans when it comes to the simple task of going to the bathroom.

Editorials Lessons learned from a fatal fire should save lives in the future Two Kansas City firefighters died last year as they tried to protect a pumper truck. That's one of the chilling facts established in a valuable Kansas City Fire Department report released Tuesday. Its purpose “is to lessen the likelihood” of future deaths among firefighting crews. But for that to happen, firefighters and their commanders have to take seriously the conclusions reached and the recommendations made.

Editorials United Way refocuses how it serves KC The United Way of Greater Kansas City has wisely worked to revamp how it provides funds to area nonprofits to better meet this community's needs.

Editorials Climate change worries heat up in America and around the world Another month, another heat record broken. That's not good for the planet or much of the life on it.

Editorials Monday Poll results: Gov. Sam Brownback’s actions get bashed, and hard Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback and his policies did not get a lot of love in the latest Monday Poll.

Editorials Lee’s Summit School District must regain the community’s trust Getting back to a quiet, noncontroversial normal may take the entire summer in the Lee's Summit School District after Superintendent David McGehee was placed on paid administrative leave and Terri Harmon stepped down as the board's president.

Editorials Move ahead with transit-oriented development plan in Kansas City Calm down, folks. The Kansas City Council is not working on a plan to force people to stop driving cars into downtown. Or to require them to take the streetcar. Or to ride bikes to work.

Editorials Many closed Kansas City schools get new life serving the urban core No one can accuse Kansas City Public Schools of acting hastily to unload the more than two dozen schools it closed in 2010 because of a steep enrollment decline and need to severely cut costs.

Editorials Should Kansas City expand the streetcar line? It depends Kansas City's streetcar line is a two-week success story. More passengers than predicted have piled into the sleek vehicles since they began rolling along downtown streets on May 6. Here comes the $200-million-plus question: Should the system be expanded?

Editorials The Monday Poll: How about that Kansas budget and Gov. Sam Brownback’s recent moves? Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback took several steps on Wednesday to balance the state's budget, partly by cutting $97 million from various agencies. Were those the right decisions? What are their consequences?

Editorials Methodists live in a house divided over same-sex issues Rev. Adam Hamilton — founding pastor of the Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, the largest United Methodist Church in the U.S. — has been working in a quiet but determined way to move the church toward a more open stance on human sexuality issues. But he has been unable to get the majority of Methodists to follow his lead.

Editorials Bernie Sanders’ attacks on Hillary Clinton are helping Donald Trump Bernie Sanders is on the verge of becoming Donald Trump's best ally in 2016. Sanders is not close to being on track to collect enough delegates to win the Democratic nomination for president. Hillary Clinton is.

Editorials GOP senators should stop dithering on hearing for Merrick Garland as Supreme Court justice Senate Republicans should be kicking themselves for taking such a hard line on filling the U.S. Supreme Court vacancy left by the death of conservative Justice Antonin Scalia. That position is a lot less attractive, with Donald Trump the presumptive Republican presidential nominee and Hillary Clinton on the Democratic side.

Editorials Reckless Gov. Sam Brownback strikes again with even more budget cuts The reckless budget cuts announced Wednesday by Gov. Sam Brownback show, once again, that voters need to send different lawmakers to Topeka later this year. The destructive Brownback needs to be marginalized to save the state from going further into the abyss.

Editorials Kris Kobach needs to clean up his latest voting fiasco in Kansas A competent Kansas secretary of state would quickly obey a federal judge's order to make sure 18,000 people get registered to vote in all 2016 elections. Unfortunately, Kris Kobach is a bumbling, mean-spirited officeholder who has no intention of properly doing his job.


The Springfield News Leader
As of (05/29/2016) at 01:46 PM

Springfield man dead after motorcycle crash

Nixon announces money for improvements at Springfield veterans'…

Pizza Ranch is coming to Springfield

Community coping with loss of girl in freak rodeo accident

Decorated Olympian, advocate joins Care to Learn St. Louis advisory…

After surviving years as victim of sex trafficking, Evangel student…

Crime Man targeted 150 email accounts of female MSU students, FBI says Man targeted 150 email accounts of female MSU students, FBI says The FBI's warrant, which was executed earlier this month, was to obtain records and electronic equipment from a home in Springfield. Crime 1  day, 21  hours ago

Politics Nixon announces money for improvements at Springfield veterans' cemetery Nixon announces money for improvements at Springfield veterans' cemetery Governor also touts dollars for new veterans' home Politics 19  hours, 55  minutes ago

Ozarks That big, curved wall at WOW aquarium? Here's what it will be That big, curved wall at WOW aquarium? Here's what it will be 'Immersive experience' likely to include scuba diving with sharks Ozarks 1  day, 18  hours ago

Business Family run Village Inn recognized for 50 years of success Family run Village Inn recognized for 50 years of success Business News is a roundup of local business information Business 7  hours, 43  minutes ago

Business Jaimie Wheat appointed nurse manager for Lake Regional Health System medical/surgical unit Jaimie Wheat appointed nurse manager for Lake Regional Health System medical/surgical unit Medical Movers recognizes achievement in the medical community. Business 7  hours, 43  minutes ago

Business The Fudge Shop is a go-to candy store in Branson The Fudge Shop is a go-to candy store in Branson Barry and Pat Dautrich's business has catered to people's sweet teeth for nearly 48 years. Business 14  hours, 13  minutes ago

Business Photos: The Fudge Shop Photos: The Fudge Shop Barry Dautrich stirs a batch of fudge; he has personally beaten more than a million pounds since 1969. Business 14  hours, 14  minutes ago

Ozarks Much of Joplin has been rebuilt since 2011 — but not by the firm the city hired to do it Much of Joplin has been rebuilt since 2011 — but not by the firm the city hired to do it A Springfield trucking company and a local developer were both involved with Wallace Bajjali. Then things fell apart. Ozarks 15  hours, 17  minutes ago

Ozarks Photos: Opening day of pool season in Springfield Photos: Opening day of pool season in Springfield A child slides down a water slide in Grant Beach Pool in Springfield, Mo. during the opening day for city pools on May 28, 2016. Ozarks 19  hours, 44  minutes ago

Missouri Missouri dancer thrives after cancer, unusual surgery Missouri dancer thrives after cancer, unusual surgery WARRENSBURG (Kansas City Star)— Not many teenagers have 30,000 followers on their Instagram accounts. Missouri 1  day, 2  hours ago

Education MU: Law School dean stepping down; unrelated to lawsuit filed MU: Law School dean stepping down; unrelated to lawsuit filed COLUMBIA  (AP) — The University of Missouri Law School dean is stepping down. Education 1  day, 4  hours ago

Politics GOP donor again backs Kinder in run for governor GOP donor again backs Kinder in run for governor JEFFERSON CITY  (AP) — A prominent GOP political donor is again supporting Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder as he runs for Missouri governor. Politics 1  day, 4  hours ago

Business Five former MSU faculty, staff selected for 2016 Wall of Fame induction Five former MSU faculty, staff selected for 2016 Wall of Fame induction Awards and Achievers recognizes local businesses and employees Business 1  day, 7  hours ago

Christian County JTSD students connect with seniors through plants JTSD students connect with seniors through plants The students enjoy spending time with the seniors over flowers and vegetables. Christian County 1  day, 7  hours ago


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The Springfield News Leader - Editorials
As of (05/29/2016) at 01:46 PM

Our Voice: Time to regulate payday loans

Fears over bathroom laws are misguided

Veterans need more than your thanks all year round

Readers Bathroom issues differ from culture to culture Bathroom issues differ from culture to culture There seems to be a big culture war going on about bathrooms lately. I haven't traveled much, but I do know that in France there are large public bathrooms for men and women together where only the stalls provide privacy. Readers 16 hours, 17 minutes ago

Opinion Today's poll Today's poll Will you try out the giant water slide coming to Springfield in July? Opinion 2 days, 5 hours ago

Readers Liberals not thinking about effects of bathroom law Liberals not thinking about effects of bathroom law I would like to reply to the letter by Tom Gist (Transgender people do exist, like it or not. 5/20/16) Transgender people do exist, but in his letter and several articles I have read the example that is given is a “woman” using a man's bathroom.  Readers 16 hours, 18 minutes ago

Readers Truth not a concern for Trump Truth not a concern for Trump Does truth matter? Apparently not or Donald Trump would not be the Republican nominee for president! But then again, maybe that's exactly what the Republican Party wants: a candidate that not only lies, but has no regrets or apologies for it! Readers 16 hours, 18 minutes ago

Readers Bathroom issues differ from culture to culture Bathroom issues differ from culture to culture There seems to be a big culture war going on about bathrooms lately. I haven't traveled much, but I do know that in France there are large public bathrooms for men and women together where only the stalls provide privacy. Readers 16 hours, 22 minutes ago

Opinion Roses: For person who paid for Chinese food Roses: For person who paid for Chinese food Roses: For person who paid for Chinese food Opinion 2 days, 17 hours ago

Opinion To the Point: What is Krauthammer smoking? To the Point: What is Krauthammer smoking? To the Point: What is Krauthammer smoking? Opinion 2 days, 17 hours ago

Contributors The liberal media problem The liberal media problem A Top 10 list of observations Contributors 2 days, 17 hours ago

Editorials The corporate tax mess The corporate tax mess Five top tech companies park nearly half a trillion in cash overseas Editorials 2 days, 18 hours ago

Contributors Predatory lending may be legal, but it's not right Predatory lending may be legal, but it's not right Scriptures from numerous faith traditions condemn lending money with interest to those who are vulnerable Contributors 2 days, 18 hours ago

Contributors A trump too far? A trump too far? Candidate's tactic of deflecting responsibility continues with speculation that Clintons orchestrated a murder Contributors 2 days, 18 hours ago

Contributors Multiculturalism a net negative for our social fabric Multiculturalism a net negative for our social fabric We should be proud to be Americans and should insist on assimilation Contributors 3 days, 13 hours ago

Opinion Roses: To Deerfield Veterinary Hospital Roses: To Deerfield Veterinary Hospital Roses: To Deerfield Veterinary Hospital Opinion 3 days, 14 hours ago

Opinion Rose: To library for human origins exhibit Rose: To library for human origins exhibit Rose: To library for human origins exhibit Opinion 3 days, 14 hours ago

Contributors Britain at the crossroads Britain at the crossroads Americans should pay close attention because this debate concerns matters germane to their present and future Contributors 3 days, 15 hours ago

Editorials Missouri's roads are worth a tax investment Missouri's roads are worth a tax investment We may soon need to loosen the purse strings a bit in order to reap long-term economic benefits Editorials 3 days, 17 hours ago

Editorials The killing of a Taliban leader The killing of a Taliban leader About 3 o'clock in the afternoon Saturday, a man whose Pakistani passport said he was Wali Muhammad was being driven in a car in the 100 degree-plus heat along the road to the city of Quetta. Editorials 4 days, 14 hours ago


The Independence Examiner
As of (06/25/2015) at 10:47 AM

Supreme Court upholds Obamacare subsidies Updated at 9:20 AM The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the nationwide tax subsidies under President Barack Obama's healthcare overhaul, in a ruling that preserves health insurance for millions of Americans.

PBS Suspends Finding Your Roots After Ben Affleck Controversy Posted at 10:10 AM PBS' Finding Your Roots is on indefinite hiatus after the network determined that an episode... .mgnl175{margin-left:175px;} .childCatAd{display:inline-block!important;width:650px;}


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 (05/29/2016) at 01:49 PM

Salute to Veterans Air Show brings out families, friends Daniel Brenner /Tribune Given the number of families in attendance Saturday at Columbia Regional Airport, it would be safe to call the Salute to Veterans air show a family-friendly event. Related Article: Memorial Day parade taking new route Monday

Raise Your Hand for Kids campaign draws opposition from teachers union One of Missouri's largest teachers unions this week came out in opposition to a proposed constitutional amendment to increase tobacco taxes in the state to help fund early childhood education programs.

Surgeon celebrates 1,000th robotic procedure When Barbara Struttman found out six weeks ago that she had endometrial cancer, her first thoughts were fraught with anxiety. She watched her mother go through a number of ordeals 10 years earlier when she faced the same health crisis.

Hickman graduate pens book about his experiences in Vietnam Bob Haseman and Gary Blackmore were classmates at Hickman High School, graduating together in 1965.

Memorial Day parade taking new route Monday Parade takes new route

Veterans enjoy sneak peek of air show The takeoff of an F/A-18E Super Hornet was accompanied by the loud roar of jet engines and vibrations on the ground nearby.

Animal rights organization files complaint against University of Missouri An animal rights group this week filed a complaint against the University of Missouri with the U.S. Department of Agriculture seeking penalties for the deaths of several lab animals.

Multigenerational family takes another crack at soap box derby When Don Stamper was a kid, competing in the Mid-Missouri Soap Box Derby was a foregone conclusion.

Motions in civil rights case might decide matter before it goes to trial Dueling motions in a federal civil rights case alleging retaliatory practices by Columbia police could decide part, or all, of the case before its scheduled August trial date. The motions also might delay any potential resolution, as the losing party...

Finders keepers Erik Harris, right, carries a found couch to his nearby apartment as his neighbor Luvonte Bressler, 14, helps carry the seat cushion Friday afternoon in the 1400 block of Paris Road. “I used to play football, this is nothing,” Harris...

Audrain County man gets 30-year prison sentence for child molestation A 55-year-old Mexico, Mo., man was sentenced to 30 years in prison Friday after pleading guilty to three counts of first-degree child molestation.

Range Line Street bridge to slide into place next weekend The new Interstate 70 bridge over Range Line Street is scheduled to be slid into place next Saturday.

Government offices, Tribune closed for Memorial Day Local, county and state government offices and the Tribune will be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day.

Salute to Veterans air show prepares to take flight Members of the University of Missouri Joint Services ROTC drill team watch Friday during a private veterans' viewing before the 28th annual Salute to Veterans air show at Columbia Regional Airport.

Lawsuit alleges University of Missouri, professor conspired to conceal information A Republican former lawmaker on Wednesday sued the University of Missouri Board of Curators, Associate Professor Josh Hawley -- a candidate for the Republican nomination for Missouri attorney general -- and two other parties, alleging they violated the Missouri Sunshine...

Mayor's task force meeting violates Missouri Sunshine Law The Mayor's Task Force on Infrastructure held a meeting Thursday night without posting proper public notice in compliance with the Missouri Sunshine Law, highlighting an ongoing problem with city boards and commissions when it comes to following open meeting laws.

MU School of Law dean resigns to join faculty The dean of the University of Missouri School of Law will step down after four years in the post to become a member of the school's faculty, Garnett Stokes, provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs at MU, said...

Planning group nixes Smith Drive extension proposal A planning committee voted Thursday against adding an extension of Smith Drive to West Broadway in current long-range road plans for the Columbia area.

Columbia man charged in September double homicide A rare kind of ammunition, phone records and interviews with people who know Darious A. Lucas and his girlfriend led to him being charged with two counts each of first-degree murder and armed criminal action for a double homicide in...

Columbia College honors members of the military, past and present Columbia College on Thursday honored past and current military members connected with the college in its ninth Military Recognition Day.


Columbia Daily Tribune - Editorials
As of (05/29/2016) at 01:51 PM

Addressing diversity: MU is a `leader' So says Stephanie Shonekan, chairwoman of the Black Studies Department at MU. She was advising curators how to advertise the university to applicants seeking to become the next UM System president.

UM System: Defining the university As part of the selection process for a new University of Missouri System president, curators and selection committee members went about the state asking constituents to list important qualities the new person should display.

Boone and MU: Hospital collaborators? Time has come for Boone Hospital Center trustees to reconsider their lease agreement with BJC HealthCare of St. Louis. They have indicated their desire to do a thorough review of options by inviting some 20 other systems to submit proposals...

UnitedHealth: A threat to Obamacare? Opponents of the Affordable Care Act chortled recently when the nation's largest private health insurer announced it is quitting the plan. They thought it might signal a death spiral for the president's signature achievement, but actually it might have the...

Being fair to Schaefer Many constituents in this neighborhood are criticizing Sen. Kurt Schaefer for a political lurch to the right in his campaign for state attorney general. I have joined in these comments, but with restraint.

GOP primaries In Missouri as elsewhere this year, Republican primary elections are a joke. Not because they are inconsequential but because they occupy such a small spectrum of political philosophy.

Nominations We learn from recent polling that most people think the political party nominations are “rigged.” They think the system needs reforming, but vaguely they seem to think that means a more democratic process in which voters can elect the candidates...

Trump: Going with the flow What? The very idea Donald Trump goes with the flow. His image is the opposite -- that of a full-out disturber without grace who would break the mold of conventionality. Even his fellow partisans fear where he is headed. Some...

Too much oil? Who'da thunk? A generation ago when the world was worrying about running out of oil, well-known financial adviser Louis Rukeyser famously debunked the idea. “Oil is like garbage,” he said. “It's everywhere.” Those were vaguely comforting words, but we had to take...

Nuclear: Essential to reaching goals Without an increase in nuclear power generation, “it will be impossible to reduce emissions to safe and acceptable levels.” So says William Miller, professor emeritus of nuclear engineering with the MU Research Reactor.

Cameras When the city first contemplated placing surveillance cameras in public locations downtown, I favored the experiment. Now, after more than a decade, I'm OK with the decision to take them down.

Israel Seldom do heads of state consult me about international problems, particularly on the eternally nettlesome dispute between Jews and Palestinians in the Holy Land. Indeed, no such call has come this time, but if I await an invitation I will...

UM/MU I liked the comment by University of Missouri interim Chancellor Hank Foley in response to updated news about the anticipated enrollment decline at his campus: “We don't want to pivot too soon, but it's not all bad. We got really...

Planned Parenthood Federal Judge Nanette Laughrey issued a permanent injunction against action by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services canceling the license of Planned Parenthood to conduct legal abortion services at its Columbia clinic.

Socialism: Part of modern life Democrat Bernie Sanders runs for president as an avowed socialist, outraging and frightening many citizens of more traditional economic bent. Young people tell pollsters they favor socialism over capitalism. Should we worry a revolution is afoot?

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St. Joseph News-Press - Editorials
As of (11/18/2015) at 08:55 AM

Board works for us, not paid attorneys Occasionally, the average citizen records a victory in our court system without realizing it. When word does reach us, we should celebrate.

District should be efficient If Chris Danford forever will be remembered for exposing the unapproved stipends, then perhaps Eric Bruder will leave his mark in pressing the St. Joseph School District to pursue efficiencies in its use of facilities.

Jails no place for sick Advances in the public's understanding of mental illness have been slow in coming, but can we at least agree some people are sick with something other than a physical illness?

`We weep but never fear' Americans, like everyone else, are prone to view world events through the lens of personal experience.

Connect to our natural wonder Up and down the 2,341 miles of the longest river in North America, preservationists and environmentalists seek to enlist support for a cause that is both complex and simple.

Driving classes fill need Twice in coming days, our community will muster the resources to provide valuable, low-cost instruction to drivers who most stand to benefit.

Put end to district suspense From May 2014 to November - a period of 18 months - the St. Joseph School District has received six subpoenas, or one every three months.

Veterans share history in stories History gets its best treatment when it can depend on primary sources; that is, those who lived the experience and can describe, for posterity, what happened in a given moment. This stands at the core of the Missouri Veterans History Project. The state endeavor, part of a larger national effort, seeks to record the personal accounts of those who have served in the nation's wars, and the project this month marked an interview with its 1,000th Missouri veteran. We applaud this work and hope the roster of participating veterans continues to grow.

Leadership change is welcomed Sometimes it's possible to do the right thing for the wrong reason.

Regulations impractical for some hospitals A large and diverse nation can answer to a single set of laws at their fundamental level. But some measure of good sense needs to be applied in the consideration of differences between big cities and rural communities. The congresswoman from Northeast Kansas made a case for this last week, and the remedy she suggested deserves the consideration of lawmakers in Washington.

Western shines a light on local history A historic city, St. Joseph has seldom been shy about reveling in its past. This amounts not to boasting but a rightful acknowledgment of where we've been as a community, of people who shaped the city and been shaped by it. The addition in recent years of the Walter Cronkite Memorial has only added to that civic perspective, and its development has now taken another step forward.

Be skeptical, but don't be stubborn, on Downtown plan When it comes to the next-big-thing to revitalize Downtown, it's easy to feel skeptical.

Ethics ideas in play A vulnerable Missouri General Assembly will be pressed to adopt some version of ethics reform in the coming legislative session.

Be sure about deer coverage The annual warnings about deer on the region's roadways come with a special caution this year: make sure of your insurance coverage.

Business, jobs: we need both Recent state and federal reports make clear that when it comes to Missouri's economy, we need an "all of the above” approach.

Act now to keep heat on Regulated utilities in Missouri and Kansas must abide by the long-standing Cold Weather Rule, a fact that requires reinforcement this time of year.

Salary review on track Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but harsh criticisms of the St. Joseph School District's salary review process are off the mark at this point.

Sentencing reform deserves long look Letting drug offenders out of prison quicker hardly qualifies as a conservative position - that is, until you hear someone like U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran of Kansas make the case for sentencing reform.

Know the real dangers The secret to an enjoyable Halloween involves two important things: making sure the kids are safe, and knowing the difference between a real threat and make-believe.

Biogas offers big step forward A $120 million project taking shape in Gentry County, Missouri, is more than an engineering marvel. It's a necessary next step for corporate agriculture in our region.


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The Joplin Globe - Editorials
As of (05/24/2016) at 01:40 PM

Our View: Hats off to 2016 graduates 6 hrs ago Their caps told the story.A young mother wrote the words “I did it all for you,” next to her 8-month-old son's picture.

Paula Baker: Future made brighter because of health care providers May 22, 2016 As we commemorate the fifth anniversary of the May 22, 2011, tornado that devastated Joplin and Duquesne, I would like to shine a light on the caregivers at Freeman Health System and Ozark Center who selflessly worked through the night to save the dying and heal the wounded.

Geoff Caldwell: Joplin's strength will live forever Updated May 23, 2016 Growing up in southern Kansas, tornadoes were a part of life. I had seen them dust up the fields, watched in person as McConnell Air Force Base took a direct hit in 1991, thanked God for sparing my parents when one went over the farm house years later and again for protecting friends in the …

Garrison Keillor: Here's the question: What will Bill be wearing? May 20, 2016 It's good to hear that Bill Clinton will be put in charge of revitalizing the economy in a Hillary administration and be sent to troubled areas such as Appalachian coal country and inner-city Detroit, and not just promote literacy or physical fitness, the usual first lady things. But I hope …

Marilyn Beasley: A few questions from a concerned citizen May 20, 2016 A lot of questions come to mind as I look at the things that have transpired in our country. I'm sure I'm not the only one who looks at our government, our judicial system and the way elections are held, and asks, “What in the world is going on?”

Our View: Growing Joplin May 20, 2016 The U.S. Census Bureau on Thursday released new numbers showing more Missouri towns lost population than gained. 

Our View: The reason we remember Updated May 20, 2016 José O. Alvarez

Our View: Keep the pledge May 19, 2016 We aren't surprised that 100 people showed up Monday night at the Joplin City Council meeting to support continued funding of the Wildcat Glades Conservation & Audubon Center.

Other Views: Voter ID objections crumble Updated May 18, 2016 “Racist” and “discriminatory” — if these are not fighting words, at the minimum they set a tone that is sure to make well-intentioned people defensive.

Our View: There's always next year May 17, 2016 Missouri's Republican House speaker Todd Richardson is disappointed that a proposal to ban lobbyist gifts to lawmakers died along the way in the legislative session, which ended on Friday.

Phill Brooks: Public policy and what makes government reporters tick May 16, 2016 For my last column as director of the University of Missouri's state government reporting program, I want to describe some of what I've sought to teach my students about public policy journalism during the last four decades.

Your view: Letters to the editor May 16, 2016 Open letter to Joplin School Board

Dottie Elbert: Show me support: Close the coverage gap May 15, 2016 Does everyone in Southwest Missouri own a chainsaw in working order and readily at hand? You've got to love the backbone in our community. 

Geoff Caldwell: Subsidizing our own divide May 15, 2016 Whether you are on the left, right or living the Life of Riley in that magical, mystical “middle” of the political spectrum, I think there is one thing that we can all agree on: America is more divided today than at any time since at least the late 1960s and possibly even the prelude years o…

Hospital discharge: It's one of the most dangerous periods for patients Tribune News Service May 15, 2016 Within two weeks of Joyce Oyler's discharge from the hospital, sores developed in her mouth and throat, and blood began seeping from her nose and bowels.

Our View: Good neighbors May 15, 2016 Joplin is a town made up of diverse neighborhoods. More than 70 are designated, although one would be hard-pressed to actually name them all.

Carol Stark: Voices behind the stories five years later Carol Stark May 15, 2016 Josh Marsh looked out the window and as he watched the sideways rain that was mixed with hail, he was almost sure that he would die that day.

Our View: Missouri loses again May 13, 2016 Chances for Missouri to have a prescription drug monitoring program appear to be dead again, stalled Thursday afternoon as the Senate took up the bill.

Our View: Put the doctor back in charge May 12, 2016 “While we are all concerned about the high cost of medical care, especially in these intense times of health care reform, one aspect does not change: Doctors must decide what medications and therapies are best for their patients.

Conservatives must get out of post-Buckley rut May 11, 2016 When it's not Trumpism that threatens to overwhelm whatever's left of the Republican Party and American conservatism in general, it's just plain old-fashioned doom and gloom.


The Jefferson City News Tribune
As of (05/09/2016) at 01:39 PM

Lawmakers discussing bill to give Legislature more control over Capitol operations Talking Capitol security - Missouri lawmakers have a week to pass a bill giving the Legislature more control over some state Capitol operations.

Memorial service honors Missouri's fallen law enforcement officers A day of gratitude and grief - Three law enforcement officials who died on duty in 2015 were remembered Saturday during the 29th annual Missouri Law Enforcement Memorial Service on the north side of the state Capitol.

Hundreds of students compete in Little Olympics - Fourth- and fifth-grade students from 16 Jefferson City public and parochial schools competed in track and field events Saturday at Adkins Stadium for the 67th Little Olympics.

Shelbyfest enthusiasts travel hours, hundreds of miles for annual event A love of Shelby cars forms second families - Helaina Semmler's sparkly purple 2015 Mustang GT gleamed in the bright Saturday sun as she showed off her car at the Shelbyfest car show in downtown Jefferson City. Her car - which also sports pink stripes, mirrors and rims - stood out among the hundreds of others gathered at the event.

Mustang mom takes pride in car at Shelbyfest - “Mom's GT" is inscribed on Gina Durr's license plates, showing the pride she has in her Grabber Blue 2013 GT Mustang. She displayed it in the annual Shelbyfest car show among hundreds of others for the first time Saturday.

Missouri lawmakers endorse voter ID Plan can't go into effect unless voters approve companion amendment - Missouri next year could have a requirement that voters show a specified kind of photo identification when they go to the polls - but several steps still need to happen before that mandate could go into effect.

Simulation mannequin prepares OB nurses for the worst - Obstetric nurses at Capital Region Medical Center have a new training tool at their disposal, and they call her Noelle.

Curators: Lincoln University employees to get raise Broadway actress to be awarded honorary doctorate - All permanent Lincoln University employees will be getting a raise.

State Tech awards 1st honorary degree to Claycomb Campus building renamed after Claycomb - State Technical College of Missouri graduates this weekend heard a commencement message from the man who's led the Linn-based school for 23-years - and who also is leaving at the end of June.

BizBeat: New business combines community, art - Longtime Jefferson City teacher Suzanne Luther doesn't plan to spend her retirement with nothing to do, and her latest project is a lesson in community beautification.

BizBeat: Jefferson City's first hookah lounge now open - Golden Smoke Hookah Lounge opened for the first time on Friday, adding a new option for nightlife in Jefferson City.

Truman's birthday honored with closings Monday - Former President Harry S Truman's birthday is a state holiday. Because today is the 132nd anniversary of his birth, the state will observe the holiday Monday.

Two Lake Area residents hurt in motorcycle crash - An Eldon woman and Camdenton man sustained serious injuries during a motorcycle accident Saturday.

District Track and Field: Calvary, Chamois in Class 1 meet - HILLSBORO - The Calvary Lutheran Lady Lions were second and the Lions were fourth Saturday in the Class 1 District 1 Track and Field Championships.

District Track and Field: Russellville boys win title - RUSSELLVILLE - The Russellville Indians took team honors while the Lady Indians were second Saturday in the Class 2 District 3 Track and Field Championships.

Bringing new life to McCarty Street home Tony and Jenny Smith win first Golden Hammer award in 2016 - The first Historic City of Jefferson Golden Hammer award recipient for 2016 is 612 E. McCarty St.

Daly records a 73 - THE WOODLANDS, Texas - Local favorite Jeff Maggert and Jesper Parnevik shared the Insperity Invitational lead at 7 under, leaving John Daly six strokes back in his PGA Tour Champions debut.

Jutanugaran shoots 63 in LPGA event - PRATTVILLE, Ala. - Ariya Jutanugarn birdied eight of the final nine holes to match the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic record at 9-under 63 and take a three-stroke lead.

Fowler tops field in Wells Fargo - CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Rickie Fowler shot a 4-under 68 on Saturday to take the third-round lead in the Wells Fargo Championship.

Dynamo blanks Sporting KC - HOUSTON - Giles Barnes and Andrew Wenger scored in the first half and the Houston Dynamo beat Sporting Kansas City 2-0 on Saturday night.


The Jefferson City News Tribune - State News
As of (05/09/2016) at 02:49 PM

Missouri lawmakers endorse voter ID Plan can't go into effect unless voters approve companion amendment - Missouri next year could have a requirement that voters show a specified kind of photo identification when they go to the polls - but several steps still need to happen before that mandate could go into effect.

Missouri Senate passes bill to lower traffic violation fines - A Missouri bill that lowers fees for minor traffic and ordinance violations has advanced from the state Senate.

Missouri enacts waiting period before lawmakers can lobby - Gov. Jay Nixon has signed ethics legislation imposing a waiting period on Missouri officials wanting to become lobbyists.

Missouri governor signs $27 billion budget despite concerns - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has signed a $27.3 billion budget that boosts spending for education while attempting to block money from going to Planned Parenthood.

Commission probes ethics complaint against attorney general - The Missouri Ethics Commission says it will investigate whether state Sen. Kurt Schaefer pressured the University of Missouri to prevent a faculty member from opposing him in the Republican race for state attorney general.

State lawmakers authorize $1 billion for capital projects LU study of old St. Mary's, new State Tech health building funded - Missouri lawmakers have authorized Lincoln University's spending $200,000 to determine the best use of the old St. Mary's Hospital for future university programs.

Officials to police: Girl restrained to protect students - Two white southeast Missouri school officials who are being sued by a black teenager said in a newly released police report that they physically restrained the girl because she was trying to fight another student.

Lawsuit targets St. Louis-area school desegregation plan - A mother from suburban St. Louis has alleged in a lawsuit her 9-year-old son is prohibited from transferring to a city charter school because he is black.

KC streetcars making comeback today after 6-decade hiatus - Six decades after Kansas City shuttered one of the nation's largest streetcar networks, a modern but much smaller version is set to open in its central business district - a project supporters say already has spurred hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of downtown development.

University of Missouri System leader's job description OK'd - A new job description for the next University of Missouri System president says that whoever enters the position will be expected to create a vision for the system, assemble a leadership team and lead a statewide conversation about diversity inclusion, equity and respect.

Missouri House passes 'personhood' measure - The Missouri House has passed a controversial "personhood" measure opponents say could ban abortion, including in cases of rape and incest.

Legislature budgets nearly $1 billion for state property - The Missouri Legislature has authorized nearly $1 billion for maintaining state property and constructing new buildings.

Missouri lawmakers undo veto to enact school funding bill - The Missouri House has voted to override Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of a proposal to rein in the amount of money lawmakers aim to provide to K-12 schools.

Authorities identify homicide victim as missing property caretaker Detectives also looking for several missing items taken from Macks Creek crime scene - The Camden County Medical Examiner's Office confirmed Thursday the identity of a homicide victim found on the Macks Creek vacation property April 25 is the missing caretaker, Gregory B. Webb.

Jewish group faults Missouri school's anti-Semitism response - A Jewish human rights group alleges the University of Missouri is "missing in action" when it comes to addressing anti-Semitism on campus

Former Missouri lawmaker accused in road rage incident - A former Missouri lawmaker faces assault and weapons charges for allegedly pulling a gun and assaulting a man during a road rage incident.

Nixon vetoes bill to lower K-12 state aid target - Gov. Jay Nixon has vetoed a bill to make it easier to fully fund K-12 education by lowering the bar for what's considered full funding.

Missouri voters could decide on campaign contribution limits - Missouri voters could decide whether to re-impose limits on the large amounts of money flowing to political candidates and committees.

MU projects low freshman enrollment - The University of Missouri will have the smallest class of new students this fall since 2006, according to recent projections that show the loss of new enrollments could be 50 percent or higher than previous predictions.

Missouri Legislature passes photo ID requirement for voters - The Missouri Legislature has passed a requirement for voters to show photo identification.


The Jefferson City News Tribune - Local News
As of (05/09/2016) at 02:50 PM

Lawmakers discussing bill to give Legislature more control over Capitol operations Talking Capitol security - Missouri lawmakers have a week to pass a bill giving the Legislature more control over some state Capitol operations.

Memorial service honors Missouri's fallen law enforcement officers A day of gratitude and grief - Three law enforcement officials who died on duty in 2015 were remembered Saturday during the 29th annual Missouri Law Enforcement Memorial Service on the north side of the state Capitol.

Hundreds of students compete in Little Olympics - Fourth- and fifth-grade students from 16 Jefferson City public and parochial schools competed in track and field events Saturday at Adkins Stadium for the 67th Little Olympics.

Shelbyfest enthusiasts travel hours, hundreds of miles for annual event A love of Shelby cars forms second families - Helaina Semmler's sparkly purple 2015 Mustang GT gleamed in the bright Saturday sun as she showed off her car at the Shelbyfest car show in downtown Jefferson City. Her car - which also sports pink stripes, mirrors and rims - stood out among the hundreds of others gathered at the event.

Mustang mom takes pride in car at Shelbyfest - “Mom's GT" is inscribed on Gina Durr's license plates, showing the pride she has in her Grabber Blue 2013 GT Mustang. She displayed it in the annual Shelbyfest car show among hundreds of others for the first time Saturday.

Missouri lawmakers endorse voter ID Plan can't go into effect unless voters approve companion amendment - Missouri next year could have a requirement that voters show a specified kind of photo identification when they go to the polls - but several steps still need to happen before that mandate could go into effect.

Simulation mannequin prepares OB nurses for the worst - Obstetric nurses at Capital Region Medical Center have a new training tool at their disposal, and they call her Noelle.

Curators: Lincoln University employees to get raise Broadway actress to be awarded honorary doctorate - All permanent Lincoln University employees will be getting a raise.

State Tech awards 1st honorary degree to Claycomb Campus building renamed after Claycomb - State Technical College of Missouri graduates this weekend heard a commencement message from the man who's led the Linn-based school for 23-years - and who also is leaving at the end of June.

BizBeat: New business combines community, art - Longtime Jefferson City teacher Suzanne Luther doesn't plan to spend her retirement with nothing to do, and her latest project is a lesson in community beautification.

BizBeat: Jefferson City's first hookah lounge now open - Golden Smoke Hookah Lounge opened for the first time on Friday, adding a new option for nightlife in Jefferson City.

Truman's birthday honored with closings Monday - Former President Harry S Truman's birthday is a state holiday. Because today is the 132nd anniversary of his birth, the state will observe the holiday Monday.

Two Lake Area residents hurt in motorcycle crash - An Eldon woman and Camdenton man sustained serious injuries during a motorcycle accident Saturday.

Bringing new life to McCarty Street home Tony and Jenny Smith win first Golden Hammer award in 2016 - The first Historic City of Jefferson Golden Hammer award recipient for 2016 is 612 E. McCarty St.

Managing turf grass for fewer weeds - Many things should be done before hauling out the sprayer and purchasing herbicides to control undesirables in your lawn.

From the Stacks: Desire for love and family at heart of 'The Language of Flowers' - Victoria Jones has lived in 32 foster homes. She just turned 18 and has officially aged out of the foster care system.

Casual Coachella Summer trends mirror Hollywood music festivals - Although it's unlikely most Mid-Missourians will end up in the desert dancing alongside Hollywood stars at next year's Coachella music festival, current spring trends suggest we aren't as far removed as one might initially think.

'Ask a Master Gardener' column returns next week Readers asked to send in questions now - If you're looking to make your thumb a little greener this growing season, the Central Missouri Master Gardeners and the News Tribune are here to to help.

Faith in God focus of Crews' large family - A large family was a hope for Christina Crews, but she placed her faith in God for it to become a reality.

LU students plant peanuts at Carver Farm for first time - Lincoln University students are planting peanuts at Carver Farm for the first time in the school's history, with eventual plans to research a variety that's hypoallergenic.


The Jefferson City News Tribune - Editorials
As of (05/09/2016) at 02:50 PM

Your Opinion: Stories ignored by liberal media - This letter is meant to do what our liberal drive-by media won't do; report any news that sheds any negative light on any behavior that the Christian Bible would consider sinful unless it does not fit within the liberal Democrat playbook parameters of diversity, tolerance and political correctness.

Your Opinion: Students honor senior citizens - Students often get a bad rap for their behavior. Not all students exhibit bad behavior. When they don't they deserve to be honored.

Our Opinion: Graduation plans begin with safety - Graduates will be receiving much attention this month.

Our Opinion: F.A.S.T. stroke prevention and treatment - Although Francis Bacon wasn't referring specifically to stroke when he observed, “knowledge is power," the phrase is applicable.

Your Opinion: JCHS students praised for hosting Senior Citizen Prom - Thank you to the Jefferson City High School Student Council for providing Senior Citizen Prom night.

Your Opinion: Human contribution to climate change - In his April 27 commentary George Will dismissed global warming concerns with his old argument that climate has always been changing.

Your Opinion: SSM Health commended for environmental effort - I was pleased to read, “SSM Health green effort for environment, climate change," in the April 29 News Tribune.

Our Opinion: Gardeners help community flourish - A Rule of (Green) Thumb - pun courtesy of the Master Gardeners of Mercer County, New Jersey - is do not plant annuals until after Mother's Day.

Your Opinion: Democrat, liberal belief system - “Everybody in America is soft, and hates conflict. The cure for this, both in politics and social life, is the same, hardihood. Give them raw truth." John Jay Chapman

Our Opinion: An invitation to observe a Day of Prayer - Prayer may take a variety of forms - from silent to aloud, private to public, solitary to combined, personal to intercessory.

Your Opinion: Climate change hoax continues - My my, just when I thought everyone had given up and accepted the well-known exposure of the manipulation of computer model data to promote the climate change hoax, another letter surfaces.

Perspective: Tort reform bills advance - With only two weeks left of the 2016 legislative session, the Senate continues work on many pieces of important legislation. One area of focus this session has been tort reform.

Our Opinion: Ways to ease bridge work inconvenience News Tribune editorial - Within the next few days, the planned closure of the westbound U.S. 54/63 Missouri River Bridge will affect travel in much of Central Missouri for approximately four months.

Your Opinion: Signing off over restroom issue - Wow. Men wanting to use the little girls' room is a real issue. Well I am out.

Your Opinion: Congressman misunderstands federal fiscal policy - It is embarrassing that all of us in the 3rd Congressional District are represented by Blaine Luetkemeyer.


The Southeast Missourian
As of (05/29/2016) at 01:53 PM

Police make arrest in killing of McCaster, found in Ranney Park (05/29/16) 5 By Ben Kleine ~ Southeast Missourian A witness told police homicide victim Domorlo McCaster was in the front passenger seat of a gold SUV when Malcolm U. Harris shot him in the back of the head, according to a probable-cause statement from detective Joe Thomas. The Cape Girardeau/Bollinger County Major Case squad arrested Harris, 24, of Cape Girardeau about noon Friday in Cape Girardeau and charged him with second-degree murder, armed criminal action, unlawful possession of a firearm, tampering with physical evidence and abandonment of a corpse. ...

Casino operation provides millions of dollars in revenue to city of Cape Girardeau (05/29/16) 6 By Mark Bliss ~ Southeast Missourian Casino revenue has sweetened the pot for Cape Girardeau's city finances, providing millions of dollars for projects ranging from street lighting to emergency warning sirens. Mayor Harry Rediger said, "It has added $3 million-plus a year to our community."...

Wet weather doesn't keep shoppers from 100-Mile Yard Sale (05/29/16) By Tyler Graef ~ Southeast Missourian This year’s Memorial Day weekend 100-Mile Yard Sale turned out to be one of the wettest in the event’s 18-year history, but the sales continued despite the rain. The rain was such that flash-flood warnings were issued both Thursday and Friday, and water covered portions of Highway 25 at times...

Stoddard County man granted pardon by governor (05/29/16) Southeast Missourian Gov. Jay Nixon granted a pardon to John Robey of Stoddard County on Friday. Robey pleaded guilty to first-degree burglary in 1993 in Stoddard County, according to a news release. He served six months in prison and a portion of a five-year probation, from which he was granted an early discharge. Robey then served as an officer in the Missouri National Guard who was awarded a Bronze Star for his service in Afghanistan. He now works in computer-security consulting, the release states...

Zalma man accused of trying to set his house on fire with girlfriend inside (05/29/16) By Ben Kleine ~ Southeast Missourian A Zalma, Missouri, man attempted to set his house on fire Thursday while his girlfriend was still inside, according to police. Mark J. Rohan, 36, was arrested Thursday by Bollinger County sheriff’s deputies and has been charged with second-degree domestic assault and unlawful use of a weapon...

Bill provides for Missouri agency review of ACA rate hikes (05/29/16) ST. LOUIS -- Health insurance companies would no longer be able to raise rates for Affordable Care Act consumers in Missouri without review by a state agency under a measure awaiting the governor's signature. Advocates say the change is long overdue. ...

Community coping with loss of girl in freak rodeo accident (05/29/16) BUTLER, Mo. — A 12-year-old Missouri girl’s death in a freak rodeo accident has many in her community struggling to find words to express their grief for a family who has lived there for generations. Kalee Chandler had just finished her barrel-racing run May 21 at an event in Adrian, Missouri, for a veterans’ charity when her horse, Sarrley, appeared to have a heart attack. The horse slammed into the fence and rolled onto Kalee, pinning her beneath him...

Memories the momentum behind saving Kansas City arena (05/29/16) KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The fate of an iconic Missouri arena might be resting on the memories of a generation of Midwesterners who once flocked there for large concerts and sports events. A $25-million proposal by Kansas City-based Foutch Brothers to transform Kemper Arena into a mecca of amateur sports competition relies heavily upon historic tax credits that aren't available unless the arena is added to the National Register of Historic Places...

Fatal carjacking suspect killed near St. Louis is identified (05/29/16) WASHINGTON PARK, Ill. -- A suspect in a fatal carjacking in downtown St. Louis who was shot by police in Illinois has been identified. Authorities on Friday identified the man as 21-year-old Devonte Gates of Brooklyn, Illinois. He was killed by U.S. marshals and a Caseyville, Illinois, officer Thursday afternoon in Washington Park, Illinois. Details about why the officers opened fire have not been released...

Authorities may close parts of Missouri rivers to paddlers (05/27/16) SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Authorities have been closely monitoring high water levels along the Current and Jacks Fork rivers in southwest Missouri to determine if sections of the rivers have to be closed to canoes and kayaks for the Memorial Day weekend. Ozark National Scenic Riverways spokeswoman Dena Matteson said it's difficult to predict several days in advance whether rivers will reach flood stage, but both rivers can rise rapidly, The Springfield News Leader reported. ...

4 dead, 5 missing after heavy rains (05/29/16) HOUSTON -- The bodies of two missing motorists were found Saturday in Texas, raising the death toll to four from flooding in the state after torrential rain inundated rivers and waterways, authorities said. The threat of severe weather had lessened in Texas over the long Memorial Day holiday weekend and the focus now is on homes that could be flooded by slowly rising waters. Evacuation orders were issued Saturday for parts of two Texas cities along the Brazos River near Houston...

Schools preparing for the worst with active-shooter drills (05/29/16) CARMEL, Ind. -- "Lockdown, lockdown, lockdown. This is a drill." With those seven words, calmly announced over the intercom system, an eerie silence overtook a bustling elementary school of 650 students in suburban Indianapolis. Lights were turned off and blinds shut. In some classrooms, doors were barricaded with small desks and chairs...

AP-NORC Poll: Voters interested, not excited about election (05/29/16) ALLENTOWN, Pa. -- Mary Heintzelman shakes her head in disgust over the presidential election. "I don't think we have a candidate that's really suitable to be president in either party," said Heintzelman, an administrative assistant from Whitehall, Pennsylvania. Her son suggested she write in a candidate when she votes in November, but the 68-year-old said despondently, "I don't even know who to write in."...

Small WWII-era plane crashes in Hudson River; body recovered (05/29/16) NEW YORK -- A small World War II vintage plane taking part in celebrations of its 75th anniversary flew a partial loop while smoke spewed from it and then crashed in the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey on Friday, and divers recovered a body from its sunken wreckage, police and witnesses said...

UN health agency rejects call to postpone Rio Olympics (05/29/16) BERLIN -- The World Health Organization on Saturday rejected a call from 150 health experts to consider postponing or moving the Rio Summer Olympics due to the Zika virus in hard-hit Brazil, arguing the shift would make no significant difference to the spread of the virus...

Body found in trash truck in Illinois identified (05/29/16) The body of a man found dead in a trash truck Friday in Jonesboro, Illinois, has been identified as Anthony Gilks, 35, of Anna, Illinois.

Atomic bomb survivors feel wonder, doubt following Obama visit (05/29/16) HIROSHIMA, Japan -- The survivors of the world's first atomic bomb attack are used to hearing grand vows to rid the world of nuclear weapons. They just don't usually come directly from the leader of the country that dropped the bomb on them in the first place...

Death on Everest leads to risky effort to recover bodies (05/29/16) KATHMANDU, Nepal -- The mountain is speckled with corpses. Nearly 300 people have died on Mount Everest in the century or so since climbers have been trying to reach its summit. At least 100 of them are still on the mountain, perhaps 200. Most of the bodies are hidden in deep crevasses or covered by snow and ice, but some are visible to every climber who passes by, landmarks in heavy plastic climbing boots and colorful parkas that fade a little more every year. ...

Children fight to live after lightning hits 11 in Paris park (05/29/16) PARIS -- Eight children and three adults were struck by lightning Saturday in a Paris park after a sudden spring storm sent a bolt crashing down upon a children's birthday party, a spokesman for Paris' fire service said. He credited an off-duty firefighter with playing a critical role in getting medical help to the victims, but some still were fighting for their lives...

Club News 5-29-16 (05/29/16) The Lamplighter FCE Club met on May 19 in the home of Dodie Eisenhauer in Daisy. President JoAnn Hahs called the meeting to order. She gave the devotion from the book, "Dear Lord, they want me to give the devotion." Business meeting: Minutes from April's meeting were read and placed on record as was the treasurer's report...


The Southeast Missourian - State News
As of (05/29/2016) at 01:53 PM

Bill provides for Missouri agency review of ACA rate hikes ST. LOUIS -- Health insurance companies would no longer be able to raise rates for Affordable Care Act consumers in Missouri without review by a state agency under a measure awaiting the governor's signature. Advocates say the change is long overdue. ...

Community coping with loss of girl in freak rodeo accident BUTLER, Mo. — A 12-year-old Missouri girl’s death in a freak rodeo accident has many in her community struggling to find words to express their grief for a family who has lived there for generations. Kalee Chandler had just finished her barrel-racing run May 21 at an event in Adrian, Missouri, for a veterans’ charity when her horse, Sarrley, appeared to have a heart attack. The horse slammed into the fence and rolled onto Kalee, pinning her beneath him...

Memories the momentum behind saving Kansas City arena KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The fate of an iconic Missouri arena might be resting on the memories of a generation of Midwesterners who once flocked there for large concerts and sports events. A $25-million proposal by Kansas City-based Foutch Brothers to transform Kemper Arena into a mecca of amateur sports competition relies heavily upon historic tax credits that aren't available unless the arena is added to the National Register of Historic Places...

Fatal carjacking suspect killed near St. Louis is identified WASHINGTON PARK, Ill. -- A suspect in a fatal carjacking in downtown St. Louis who was shot by police in Illinois has been identified. Authorities on Friday identified the man as 21-year-old Devonte Gates of Brooklyn, Illinois. He was killed by U.S. marshals and a Caseyville, Illinois, officer Thursday afternoon in Washington Park, Illinois. Details about why the officers opened fire have not been released...

Authorities may close parts of Missouri rivers to paddlers (05/27/16) SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Authorities have been closely monitoring high water levels along the Current and Jacks Fork rivers in southwest Missouri to determine if sections of the rivers have to be closed to canoes and kayaks for the Memorial Day weekend. Ozark National Scenic Riverways spokeswoman Dena Matteson said it's difficult to predict several days in advance whether rivers will reach flood stage, but both rivers can rise rapidly, The Springfield News Leader reported. ...

Meramec Caverns to stay closed through holiday weekend (05/27/16) STANTON, Mo. -- Meramec Caverns, a popular Missouri attraction that draws thousands of visitors each year, will remain closed through the Memorial Day weekend because of potentially harmful vapors discovered late last year. Officials at the attraction about 60 miles southwest of St. Louis had hoped to open by the holiday weekend, but test results are still pending, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. A reopening date has not been determined...

Bees, butterflies to get better habitat along Interstate 35 (05/27/16) DES MOINES, Iowa -- Soon, passengers zipping along Interstate 35 will see a lusher refuge and more food for bees and butterflies in the hopes of helping the insects boost their declining populations, six states and the Federal Highway Administration announced Thursday...

Missouri Senate begins scrutinizing Planned Parenthood files (05/27/16) JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri Senate Republicans started examining a regional Planned Parenthood affiliate's internal records Thursday, reprising lawmakers' investigation of the abortion provider after a month of little action. Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard has designated three Republicans -- Sen. ...

Suspect in deadly St. Louis carjacking killed by police (05/27/16) WASHINGTON PARK, Ill. — A man sought in the fatal shooting of a woman during a carjacking in which the suspects threw an infant from the vehicle has been shot and killed by police in Illinois. Illinois State Police Master Sgt. Mark Doiron said the 21-year-old man was killed by federal marshals and a Caseyville officer Thursday in Washington Park, east of St. Louis. ...

Missouri GOP lawmakers, Kinder slam Obama bathroom guidance (05/27/16) JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri’s Republican legislative leaders and more than 100 others say they oppose the Obama administration’s directive on transgender student bathroom access. Republican Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder first sent a letter opposing the guidance that public schools allow students to use restrooms and locker rooms matching their gender identity. ...

Public can vote on national park site preservation funds (05/26/16) Twenty historic sites in national parks are vying for $2 million in preservation grants, and the public is invited to vote for their favorite places. The sites are listed at VoteYourPark.org. People can vote once a day for up to five parks of their choice through July 5...

Oklahoma, Kansas-Missouri Planned Parenthood groups to merge (05/26/16) TOPEKA, Kan. -- Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri announced plans Wednesday to merge with the abortion provider's central Oklahoma affiliate in July and open a new Oklahoma City clinic, even as political leaders in the three states seek to cut off Medicaid funding...

New state park in Shannon County set to open in July (05/26/16) JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A new state park in southeastern Missouri is set to open July 30. Gov. Jay Nixon on Wednesday announced Echo Bluff State Park's opening in Shannon County. The park was previously called Camp Zoe but was renamed after a sheer bluff on the property...

Kermit Washington accused of stealing from his charity (05/26/16) KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Prosecutors have filed charges against former NBA forward Kermit Washington, accusing him of embezzling about a half-million dollars in charitable donations meant to help the needy in Africa and spending it on jewelry, vacations and other things...

St. Louis man charged in shooting death of 8-month-old son (05/26/16) ST. LOUIS -- A St. Louis-area father was charged Wednesday with first-degree murder in the death of his 8-month-old son -- a shooting an investigator said happened after the man threatened his wife who told him during a car ride she wanted a divorce...

Illinois man charged in fatal downtown St. Louis carjacking (05/26/16) ST. LOUIS -- A 19-year-old Illinois man has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with a downtown St. Louis carjacking in which a 9-month-old was thrown from the car after her mother was shot. St. Louis prosecutors Wednesday also charged Ross Randolph of Belleville with first-degree robbery, two counts of kidnapping, three counts of armed criminal action and endangering the welfare of a child...

Congress considers Ste. Genevieve for National Parks System (05/25/16) JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Ste. Genevieve, a centuries-old town on the western bank of the Mississippi River, could become part of the National Parks System under legislation filed by Missouri's congressional delegation. If Congress approves the Ste. Genevieve National Historic Site, the town of less than 5,000 could see federal funds for cultural programs and building preservation...

Missouri court upholds limits on cellphone tower regulations (05/25/16) JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Supreme Court has upheld two laws that limit the ability of local governments to regulate cellphone towers. The court’s decision Tuesday dealt with laws that capped application fees, limited the criteria cities can consider and set deadlines for governments to make decisions on cellphone towers. ...

EU gives go-ahead for huge beer merger (05/25/16) LONDON -- The European Union's regulator has given the go-ahead to the proposed merger of Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller, clearing another hurdle for the combination of the world's two biggest beer makers. The deal is conditional on selling practically the entire SAB beer business in Europe...

Monsanto rejects $62B Bayer bid, but still open to talks (05/25/16) NEW YORK -- Monsanto rejected Bayer's $62 billion takeover bid, calling it "incomplete and financially inadequate." However, the seed company suggested Tuesday a higher bid might be accepted, saying it remains open to talks. Bayer replied it is committed to completing the deal...


The Southeast Missourian - Local News
As of (05/29/2016) at 01:53 PM

Police make arrest in killing of McCaster, found in Ranney Park 5 By Ben Kleine ~ Southeast Missourian A witness told police homicide victim Domorlo McCaster was in the front passenger seat of a gold SUV when Malcolm U. Harris shot him in the back of the head, according to a probable-cause statement from detective Joe Thomas. The Cape Girardeau/Bollinger County Major Case squad arrested Harris, 24, of Cape Girardeau about noon Friday in Cape Girardeau and charged him with second-degree murder, armed criminal action, unlawful possession of a firearm, tampering with physical evidence and abandonment of a corpse. ...

Casino operation provides millions of dollars in revenue to city of Cape Girardeau 6 By Mark Bliss ~ Southeast Missourian Casino revenue has sweetened the pot for Cape Girardeau's city finances, providing millions of dollars for projects ranging from street lighting to emergency warning sirens. Mayor Harry Rediger said, "It has added $3 million-plus a year to our community."...

Wet weather doesn't keep shoppers from 100-Mile Yard Sale By Tyler Graef ~ Southeast Missourian This year’s Memorial Day weekend 100-Mile Yard Sale turned out to be one of the wettest in the event’s 18-year history, but the sales continued despite the rain. The rain was such that flash-flood warnings were issued both Thursday and Friday, and water covered portions of Highway 25 at times...

Stoddard County man granted pardon by governor Southeast Missourian Gov. Jay Nixon granted a pardon to John Robey of Stoddard County on Friday. Robey pleaded guilty to first-degree burglary in 1993 in Stoddard County, according to a news release. He served six months in prison and a portion of a five-year probation, from which he was granted an early discharge. Robey then served as an officer in the Missouri National Guard who was awarded a Bronze Star for his service in Afghanistan. He now works in computer-security consulting, the release states...

Zalma man accused of trying to set his house on fire with girlfriend inside By Ben Kleine ~ Southeast Missourian A Zalma, Missouri, man attempted to set his house on fire Thursday while his girlfriend was still inside, according to police. Mark J. Rohan, 36, was arrested Thursday by Bollinger County sheriff’s deputies and has been charged with second-degree domestic assault and unlawful use of a weapon...

Body found in trash truck in Illinois identified Southeast Missourian The body of a man found dead in a trash truck Friday in Jonesboro, Illinois, has been identified as Anthony Gilks, 35, of Anna, Illinois.

Club News 5-29-16 The Lamplighter FCE Club met on May 19 in the home of Dodie Eisenhauer in Daisy. President JoAnn Hahs called the meeting to order. She gave the devotion from the book, "Dear Lord, they want me to give the devotion." Business meeting: Minutes from April's meeting were read and placed on record as was the treasurer's report...

A year in the books: Jackson's East Elementary finishes its first school year (05/27/16) 3 By Lindsay Jones ~ Southeast Missourian Because of a $16 million bond issue approved by Jackson voters in 2012, a brand-new elementary school caused attendance lines to be redrawn, shifting students and teachers from different schools to what district officials said would be a more logical transportation scenario...

Sisters of crash victim sue her husband, truck driver, trucking company (05/27/16) 19 By Ben Kleine ~ Southeast Missourian The crash killed a pregnant mother and severely injured her husband. The incredible story of an emergency cesarean section and a surviving baby captured attention from across the world. Heroes who arrived at the scene and performed CPR to keep the baby alive, even though the mother was dead, were praised for their actions...

Historical presentations, walks, services planned Memorial Day weekend (05/27/16) By Bridget Brown ~ Southeast Missourian For many, Memorial Day means picnics, barbecue and an extended weekend. But the federal holiday was created in order to remember the military men and women who died in the line of duty. Ceremonies have been planned throughout the region to remember those fallen soldiers...

Area cities announce trash pickup schedules for holiday (05/27/16) Southeast Missourian The cities of Cape Girardeau, Jackson and Perryville, Missouri, will not collect trash Monday because of the Memorial Day holiday. In Cape Girardeau, Monday’s trash and recycling routes will be run Tuesday while Tuesday’s trash and recycling will be picked up Wednesday. All other scheduled trash pickups will be run as usual, city officials said...

DNA taken off Poplar Bluff business man's truck matches teen killed in hit and run (05/27/16) 1 By MICHELLE FRIEDRICH ~ Daily American Republic POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Lab analysis of forensic evidence found on the undercarriage of a truck owned by a local businessman is a DNA match for a Poplar Bluff teenager who was killed in a December hit-and-run accident. Heavenly Grace Hafford, 13, died of blunt-force trauma after she was struck by two vehicles at 7:15 p.m. Dec. 9 as she was crossing Kanell Boulevard near the Maud Street intersection...

Police interview 2 more people of interest in McCaster homicide case (05/27/16) Southeast Missourian Cape Girardeau/Bollinger County Major Case Squad has located two more people of interest in the Domorlo McCaster homicide investigation. The major case squad interviewed Terrell Hunt and Clarissa Simpson Thursday afternoon. Police believed they had information regarding McCaster’s homicide. ...

Rainy afternoon (05/26/16) 2 By Laura Simon ~ Southeast Missourian A downpour of rain covers Main Street on Thursday, May 26, 2016, in downtown Cape Girardeau.

Garden aims to attract butterflies, bees (05/26/16) Eric Conner, a horticulture major at Southeast Missouri State University, weeds around a butterfly garden Wednesday at the Charles Nemanick Alternative Agriculture Garden. The garden consists of 26 types of native plants to attract bees and butterflies...

Conference to shed light on issue of suicide, need for prevention (05/26/16) By Mark Bliss ~ Southeast Missourian The numbers are telling. More than 40,000 people a year die from suicide in the United States. It's not just a national problem; it's a local issue too, says Rick Strait, a treatment manager and therapist with the Community Counseling Center in Cape Girardeau...

Southeast president to visit Cuba to pursue higher-education partnerships (05/26/16) 3 By Mark Bliss ~ Southeast Missourian Southeast Missouri State University president Carlos Vargas-Aburto will visit Cuba next week to pursue higher-education partnerships that could lead first to faculty exchanges and later to student exchanges. Vargas will be part of a trade mission led by Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon that will visit Cuba, beginning Sunday and ending Wednesday...

Chamber VP Arbeiter takes head post at Lee's Summit chamber (05/26/16) By Bridget Brown ~ Southeast Missourian After 10 years serving as the vice president of the Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce, Tim Arbeiter is preparing to make a big move, personally and professionally. He will be moving across the state to serve as president of the Lee's Summit Chamber of Commerce...

Jackson to host meeting on downtown revitalization (05/26/16) 4 Southeast Missourian The city of Jackson will host a public meeting Monday to present the strategic plan developed for the uptown area as part of the Downtown Revitalization and Economic Assistance for Missouri program. Jackson was one of only five Missouri communities chosen to participate in the DREAM Initiative in 2011, the last year the program was offered...

Marble Hill residents question addressing project (05/26/16) 4 By LINDA REDEFFER ~ Banner Press MARBLE HILL, Mo. — Since the city of Marble Hill announced it was going to stay consistent with Bollinger County’s 911 addressing project and renumber addresses in the city, residents have questioned that move. On Monday night, Myra Underwood, who owns property in Marble Hill, brought her concerns to the board of aldermen. Underwood said she was confused by the decision...


The Southeast Missourian - Editorials
As of (05/29/2016) at 01:53 PM

What might have been ... A day to remember the fallen (05/29/16) Do you remember Sgt. Robert Davis? Bob was 23 when he died in Afghanistan back on Aug. 23, 2005. A roadside bomb exploded underneath the Humvee he was riding in. He left behind his wife, his high school sweetheart, Mandy. And a baby who was just a few months old. He had just bought a home in Jackson and had planned to go to college...

Nominate movers and shakers for Newsmakers 2016 (05/27/16) Every year, our business magazine, Business Today, honors local movers, shakers and other people of interest. Some are local businesspeople. Some are city officials. Some are even retirees still actively involved in the community. Previous Newsmakers have included Stacy Busch-Heisserer, Jay Knudtson, Bob Clubbs and Molly Hood, among others...

Local mission attacks African poverty at the root (05/26/16) From the time she was a child, Michelle Outman has been serving others. From helping neighbors to youth-group service projects to adopting twins from Ethiopia, she has looked for ways to improve people's lives. As the founder and executive director of h.o.w? Ministry, she has continued to be of service, raising funds as well as awareness of obstacles facing Africans. ...

Inaction on highway funding bill disappointing (05/25/16) Its last day of the session, the Missouri Legislature passed a sweeping expansion of gun rights as well as a bill bringing the state's law on deadly force by police into compliance with a 30-year-old U.S. Supreme Court ruling. A number of education measures were approved over the course of the session, including the establishment of a system to identify at-risk high-school students and requiring high-schoolers to pass a civics exam as a graduation requirement. ...

Help local children through volunteer opportunity (05/24/16) Foster care is a lifesaver for many children. It provides the familial environment and emotional stability they need. Voices for Children/CASA is seeking volunteers for its Fostering Futures program, designed to provide support for children who are aging out of the system...

Weather lends a hand to Cape Girardeau Air Show (05/23/16) The 2016 Cape Girardeau Air Show flew into the area May 11 and left spectators excited and entertained. Individuals and families were able to enjoy the activities under friendly skies, as bad weather took some time off to allow a clear shot of the show...

Weather lends a hand to Cape Girardeau Air Show (05/23/16) The 2016 Cape Girardeau Air Show flew into the area May 11 and left spectators excited and entertained. Individuals and families were able to enjoy the activities under friendly skies, as bad weather took some time off to allow a clear shot of the show...

Kudos to city on transfer station, wastewater plant (05/22/16) Every organization takes a misstep every now and then; no entity is perfect, and neither are the people who run it. While the city of Cape Girardeau has taken some criticism lately on spending decisions and processes, our city leaders overwhelmingly do much more right than wrong...

Nominate someone who has the Spirit of America (05/20/16) Diverse. Principled. Hardworking. Helpful. Patriotic. The description of a "true American" can be tough to pin down. But when you meet someone who has the American spirit, you just know. Many in our local communities embody what it is to be an American. ...

Summertime safety tips for enjoying the outdoors (05/19/16) Summer is a great time to get out and enjoy the sunshine that's been hiding all winter. Picnics, ballgames, days at the pool and other opportunities to gather with friends and family make for great memories. Taking a little extra time for some simple safety precautions will help free your mind of worry so you can enjoy your activity...

Marble Hill student heads to Carnegie Hall performance (05/18/16) For many students, music class or choir is a fun break in the day, an elective to fill their fine arts requirement. But for others, it is much, much more. Such is the case with Brookelynn Shell of Woodland Middle School. The 12-year-old has been singing since she was a toddler, and next month will make a trip to New York City to perform onstage at Carnegie Hall...

Roundabout will benefit Jackson in the long run (05/17/16) Roundabouts have been a source of intense discussion, with some favoring them and others with reservations. That discussion has been ongoing in Jackson, where construction of an uptown roundabout began May 10. Adjusting to changes in traffic patterns is a challenge. ...

Leadership Cape projects range from fun to functional (05/16/16) Cape Girardeau is always open to improvement, even while it is committed to preserving its history. This is one of the town's best qualities. Leadership Cape is a part of the plan to enhance Cape and expand what it has to offer. The Leadership Cape class of 2016 presented its ideas on how to benefit the Cape area at May's First Friday Coffee at the Isle Casino Cape Girardeau Event Center. ...

What's next, graduates? 7 tips for making the grade in the workplace (05/15/16) Thousands of our boys and girls effectively became adults in recent days and weeks as they graduated from high school. On Saturday, 1,327 graduated with various degrees from Southeast Missouri State University. For all of these young men and women, life is about to change, and dramatically so...

Tunes at Twilight returns to downtown Cape (05/13/16) Music will be in the air tonight in downtown Cape Girardeau as the Tunes at Twilight concert series returns to the Common Pleas Courthouse gazebo. Tunes at Twilight has two series each year: one in spring and one in late summer. During the hottest part of the year -- the end of June through the beginning of August -- the event takes a break...

Closure of records not in the public interest (05/12/16) As the Missouri Legislature begins to wrap up its session May 13, it is apparent several bills won't win passage in time. This is normal, as there are so many pieces of legislation on the docket for consideration. One such bill that likely will not see passage this term is House Bill 2473, which would prohibit law enforcement from releasing records "containing personally identifable health information, unless such information is redacted or a court orders disclosure." Reports of suicide or attempted suicide would be closed records.. ...

New storm siren protocol a great safety measure (05/11/16) We live in an area of the country where severe storms are part and parcel of spring and summer weather. Luckily, available technology helps us stay safer via watches and warnings. But all the technology in the world is useless if there's no way to get news of those weather alerts to the public...

Cape Air Show will be high-flying fun this week (05/10/16) Have you made plans to attend Wednesday's Cape Girardeau Air Show? It's an event the whole family can enjoy. Furthermore, it's free -- and you can't beat that! The Cape Girardeau Regional Airport is the place to be to see the skies lit up with performances that are sure to entertain and amaze. The opening ceremonies begin at 5:30 p.m...

Congratulations to All-Missourian basketball teams (05/09/16) "Basketball is a team sport," "There's no 'i' in team" and "I couldn't have done it without my teammates" are expressions everyone has heard. Basketball requires five teammates on the floor competing against another five. But every good team has at least one player without whom it would not be successful. The high-school season ended with various star players receiving credit for their talents, some being named to the high school All-Missourian basketball teams, and two named player of the year...

Congratulations to All-Missourian basketball teams (05/09/16) "Basketball is a team sport," "There's no 'I' in team" and "I couldn't have done it without my teammates" -- everyone has heard these expressions. Basketball requires five teammates on the floor competing against another five. But every good team has at least one player without whom it would not be successful. The high-school season ended with star players receiving credit for their talents, some being named to the high school All-Missourian basketball teams, and two named player of the year...


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