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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
As of (04/18/2014) at 11:48 AM

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  • BJC HealthCare reduces charity care It is also requiring uninsured patients to provide co-pays for certain medical services.

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  • Plan to put 'kill switches' on cellphones is praised by Boken family Father of woman murdered for her phone in St. Louis says 'kill switch' announcement is a good first step but he still wants legislation.

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  • St. Louis priest accused of sexual contact with a minor for second time First case against the Rev. Joseph Jiang was dismissed.

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  • Michaels customers in St. Louis area affected by data breach The malware has since been removed. Updated

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  • Left Bank Books to close downtown Updated

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  • Tipsheet: Mizzou fans face reality check after Haith Updated

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  • Man tried to lure two girls into his van at Scott Air Force Base, officials say Updated

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  • Avalanche on Everest kills 12, leaves 3 missing

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  • Cherokee Street's Cinderella getting a makeover Updated

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  • Bridgeton landfill owners to pay nearby residents $6.8 million in lawsuit over stink Updated

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  • Unemployment rates fall in 21 U.S. states last month Updated

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  • Blind woman, service dog struck by SUV that left scene, St. Ann police say Updated

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  • New road project aims to give North County a taste of Clayton

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  • Illinois man gets 6 years for hit-and-run death of toddler Updated

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  • Mazda recalls 109,000 older SUVs for rust problem

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

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

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  • Rescuers pull woman from Missouri River

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  • Nixon announcing grant to aid shoe company

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  • Missouri announces website to report school bullying

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  • Prosecutor to Missouri vandals: Felony record or military

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

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

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

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  • Arts groups taking big hit in state funding

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

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

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  • Local women participate in biotech summit in Chicago

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

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

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  • Tim Gunn to headline Plaza Frontenac fashion show on Saturday

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  • Fox Theatricals rakes in nine Tony Award nominations

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

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


    St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Political News
    As of (04/18/2014) at 11:48 AM

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  • No spanking in schools across Missouri under lawmaker's proposal Most experts condemn the practice, but the law allows it in some cases.

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  • Missouri income tax cut goes to Nixon, with veto likely A showdown looms over the measure.

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  • Preservationists win reprieve for Goldenrod Showboat Nonprofit will regain ownership from Illinois River dock owners in two weeks, hope to move it back to St. Louis for more fundraising efforts.

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  • Adding dental care contrasts with Mo. Legislature's opposition to Medicaid expansion Some of Missouri's working poor have had no dental coverage since benefits were cut in 2005.

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  • Durbin says U.S unprepared for lingering military mental health challenges Illinois senator, Missouri Sen. Blunt push more mental health services on military and civilian fronts. POLITICAL NEWS

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  • Taxi commission braces for St. Louis launch of Lyft ridesharing

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  • Hazelwood advances measure that would put utility tax before voters

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  • O'Fallon, Ill., father pleads guilty to manslaughter in toddler's death

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  • Missouri House endorses limited funding for preschool programs

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  • Obama tells Democrats to defend health-care law


    St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Editorials
    As of (04/18/2014) at 11:48 AM

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  • Missourians support ethics reform. Why won't Legislature act?

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  • Another magical, destructive tax-cut bill must die

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  • FAIR: TIF commission reform moves forward in Legislature

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  • FOUL: A polluter-protection law? Say it taint so

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  • FAIR: Missouri no longer meth capital, but don't celebrate too much


    Kansas City Star
    As of (04/18/2014) at 11:48 AM

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  • St. Louis priest suspended after second arrest A St. Louis priest who was previously charged with felony child endangerment and witness tampering in Lincoln County has been arrested again on suspicion of having sex with a minor.

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  • Vice principal saved from Korea ferry found hanged Police say a high school vice principal who had been rescued from a sinking South Korean ferry has been found hanging from a tree.

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  • Overland Park police seeking pickup driver in attempted child abduction A 14-year-old girl told police was waiting at a bus stop near West 87th Terrace and Nall Avenue when the man told her to get into his truck.

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  • Spokeswoman: Sebelius not considering U.S. Senate A spokeswoman says departing U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is not considering running for the U.S. Senate.

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  • Live coverage of Mizzou, Tulsa basketball news conferences Follow live updates from The Star's Tod Palmer as Missouri athletic director Mike Alden addresses basketball coach Frank Haith's departure to Tulsa, and we'll also have coverage of Tulsa's news conference at 1 p.m. introducing Haith.

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  • New book celebrates southern cuisine, including barbeque We have identity issues in Chow Town.

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  • Glen Campbell moved to Alzheimer's care facility, report says Glen Campbell has been moved into an Alzheimer's disease care facility, a friend of his family has told People magazine.

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  • Ohio teacher fired over comment on black president An Ohio teacher has been fired after a black student who said he wanted to become president claimed the teacher told him the nation didn't need another black commander in chief.

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  • Rain, thunderstorms expected late Sunday Rain and thunderstorms are expected to hit Kansas City late Sunday into Monday, according to the National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill. Most areas are expected to receive about one-quarter inch of rainfall. Warmer weather is predicted for the rest of the weekend, with highs in the low to upper 70s Friday and Saturday.

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  • Joplin prepares to open several public safe rooms Joplin residents will soon be able to seek shelter from storms in safe rooms across the city, school district officials said.

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  • MU’s Alden confirms Haith will coach Tulsa, which will introduce him at 1 p.m. Missouri athletic director Mike Alden said at a news conference Friday that basketball coach Frank Haith has taken the job at Tulsa. The Golden Hurricane have called a news conference for 1 p.m. to announce Haith as its new coach.

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  • Reid calls rancher's backers 'domestic terrorists' Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is calling armed backers of a Nevada rancher "domestic terrorists" for using guns in a grazing rights battle with the federal Bureau of Land Management.

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  • Pizza, doughnuts among Missouri House sales tax exemptions Pizza parlors, doughnut stores and other restaurants could get a tax break under legislation passed by the Missouri House.

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  • Health care enrollment hits 8 million, Obama says More than 8 million Americans have signed up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act, a triumphant President Barack Obama announced Thursday.

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  • Kansas speech by Michelle Obama draws complaints Some parents in Topeka are asking the school district to reconsider plans to have first lady Michelle Obama speak at a graduation ceremony.

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  • BP manager allegedly learned scale of spill, dumped stock Federal securities investigators say that the man that BP initially put in charge of cleaning up the oil from its massive 2010 Macondo well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico used nonpublic information to safely dump $1 million of his family’s company stock before the share price nosedived.

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  • Kansas senate majority leader's wife gets diversion in DUI case The wife of Senate Majority Leader Terry Bruce was granted diversion and fined for a driving under the influence case.

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  • Cass County burglary suspect breaks leg after police chase into Kansas City A burglary suspect broke his leg while trying to flee from police after a homeowner found him inside a Missouri house.

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  • Michaels confirms breach of as many as 2.6 million cards Michaels Stores Inc. said Thursday that about 2.6 million cards, or about 7 percent of all debit and credit cards used at its namesake stores, may have been affected in a security breach.

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  • Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12 An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving four missing in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. Several more were injured.


    Kansas City Star - Political News
    As of (04/18/2014) at 11:48 AM

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  • Reid calls rancher's backers 'domestic terrorists' Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is calling armed backers of a Nevada rancher "domestic terrorists" for using guns in a grazing rights battle with the federal Bureau of Land Management.

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  • BuzzChatter Friday: Chelsea’s expecting! And...Pelosi insists that Obamacare will boost Democrats this fall

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  • Check the eligibility of candidates before putting them on the ballot Why do we have to wait for lawsuits or the action of prosecutors before scrubbing ineligible candidates from the ballot?

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  • Democrats, Republicans both identify support for their tax views in Kansas’ revenue estimates Gov. Sam Brownback’s tax plan, passed by the Legislature in 2012, is either surpassing expectations or setting the state on course for a crash. It all depends on who you ask.

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  • Missouri House approves early voting measures Some Democrats say the limited, 9-day proposal for early voting is a distraction from a proposed initiative petition that could let people vote six weeks early.

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  • Obama: 8 million signed up for health care Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges and the proportion of younger applicants has increased, President Barack Obama said Thursday. The enrollments exceeded expectations and offered new hope to Democrats who are defending the law ahead of the midterm elections.

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  • Missouri lawmakers pass e-cigarette legislation The Missouri House and Senate have each passed bills that would prevent people younger than 18 from purchasing electronic cigarettes.

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  • Missouri senators mull jumping jack as state exercise Missouri lawmakers are considering official designation for the jumping jack.

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  • Check the eligibility of candidates before putting them on the ballot Why do we have to wait for lawsuits or the action of prosecutors before scrubbing ineligible candidates from the ballot?

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  • Missouri lawmakers cut taxes as they ponder raising them On Wednesday, the General Assembly passed a bill incrementally cutting taxes by $620 million over at least five years, a measure Gov. Jay Nixon will probably veto. On Thursday, a Senate committee is expected to back a bill asking voters to raise the state’s sales tax by a penny for 10 years to fund updates to transportation infrastructure — money likely to rebuild I-70 nearly from Illinois to Kansas.

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  • Brownback signs bill mandating some health coverage on autism Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has signed legislation aimed at providing health insurance coverage of services for hundreds of children with autism, starting next year.

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  • Chelsea Clinton: I might run for office someday Chelsea Clinton says she's happy right now with her elected representatives — but might come for their jobs if that changes. Clinton, 34, daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, told Fast Company that she has always denied any interest in running for office.

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  • Ex-official leaves huge debt for California city A former city official who became a symbol of municipal greed was sentenced Wednesday to 12 years in prison — less than half the time it will take the nearly bankrupt Los Angeles suburb of Bell to dig itself out of the estimated $150 million in debt he left behind.

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  • Kansas Democrats downplay a Senate bid by Kathleen Sebelius, while Republicans hope for it The former governor and health and human services secretary is reportedly interested in a campaign against incumbent Pat Roberts, but Sebelius would not be the favorite if she ran.

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  • Missouri legislature passes $620 million tax cut, Nixon signals possible veto The Missouri House gave final approval Wednesday to a $620 million tax cut bill, setting the stage for a showdown with Gov. Jay Nixon. Nixon, a Democrat, is expected to veto the measure. But GOP legislative leaders are hopeful they’ll muster enough support for an override. Republicans hold 108 seats in the Missouri House, only one shy of a veto-proof two-thirds majority. Democratic Rep. Jeff Roorda of Jefferson County joined the GOP in support of the bill Wednesday.

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  • Judge hears arguments on proposed streetcar taxing district Lawyers for supporters and opponents of Kansas City’s streetcars sparred at a hearing to determine the legality of a new taxing district that could help fund extensions to the downtown starter route. Meanwhile, Trucks began unloading rail for the Kansas City streetcar project on Wednesday in downtown Kansas City.

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  • Missouri Supreme Court expands legal rights for injured workers In a 5-2 decision, the court ruled that employees no longer have to prove that workers’ compensation claims were the exclusive cause for their dismissal in order to win lawsuits alleging retaliation. Instead, the court said employees must show only that workers’ compensation claims were a contributing factor in the subsequent dismissal from their job.

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  • Court upholds EPA emission standards A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the Environmental Protection Agency's first emission standards for mercury and other hazardous air pollutants from coal- and oil-fired power plants.

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  • Voter ID again pits Republicans against Democrats in Missouri After nearly a decade of trying to implement a photo ID requirement to vote, Missouri Republicans feel they’re on the cusp of finally achieving victory.

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  • In Wichita, Brownback neither praises nor criticizes measure stripping K-12 teacher tenure rights The most interesting part of Gov. Sam Brownback’s appearance at Wichita State University on Monday was the one thing he didn’t praise.


    Kansas City Star - Editorials
    As of (04/18/2014) at 11:48 AM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Veto the stingy Kansas school funding bill Sleep-deprived Kansas lawmakers left Topeka on Sunday night not certain what they had actually legislated. Only now is the impact of the massive education bill becoming clear. And the more that’s known, the worse it looks.

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  • Hope in Afghanistan builds after election Even more impressive was the female turnout — an unprecedented 35 percent of all voters were women, 300 women ran in provincial elections and three women ran for vice president.

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  • Help police stop the rash of area road shootings The last thing motorists should have to worry about is bullets fired at them from another vehicle. A reported rash of shootings in and around Kansas City is creating anxiety here and unwelcome attention nationwide. Quickly catching whoever is responsible is the best prescription for relief.

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  • Ferret out the source of cowardly mailings in school board elections Well-intentioned citizens who run for their local school boards shouldn’t be blindsided by false and anonymous smear campaigns. But that’s what happened to three candidates in the Hickman Mills School District and one in the Kansas City Public Schools.

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  • Support the Westport school plan Fortunately for the now vacant Westport High School and the community surrounding it, there are second chances. The Kansas City Public Schools board should reverse an earlier decision and sell the midtown building for a promising new development that would include a charter high school.

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  • Kansas City Public Library earns a deserved honor Like its fellow systems around the metro area and around the country, the Kansas City Public Library is undergoing a transformation in how it serves and reaches the public and how it will address and thrive in the future. A new national honor should tip off more residents to enjoy the library's offerings.

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  • Top election picks for Missouri voters Voters in Missouri today will decide whether to approve water and school bonds, as well as select school board members and a new mayor for Independence. Here are The Star’s recommendations in selected races.

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  • Missouri doesn’t need divisive ‘right-to-work’ law Right-to-work laws are divisive and unnecessary. If Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones and his out-of-state allies insist on a vote this week, lawmakers should make it a “no.”

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  • Kansas weekend theatrics can’t obscure state’s fiscal crisis Even before a weekend of late nights and frayed nerves, Kansas lawmakers were in the throes of agony. They needed to find $129 million to correct unconstitutional school funding inequities. But thanks to a self-inflicted budget crisis with no end in sight, the road to $129 million was paved only with brutal choices.

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  • Vote to improve the Kansas City water system and Northland schools The top issues Tuesday include whether to issue water revenue bonds in Kansas City, how to change the city charter, whether to approve levy increases for Northland school districts and who will take on the crucial tasks of leading several school boards.


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

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

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

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  • City takes action on home with sex offenders

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  • Springfield City Council orders study of group home rules

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

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

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  • City of Springfield has little oversight of rental houses

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

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  • This week in Ozarks history 6:05 AM

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

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  • Christian County sheriff raises budget concerns 5:56 AM

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Paul Mueller net income increases 961 percent in 2013


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    The Independence Examiner
    As of (04/18/2014) at 11:48 AM

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  • This guy says theory of evolution will lead to murder of old folks and handicapped people Updated at 2:18 PM Syndicated right-wing columnist Cal Thomas, whose writi […] --

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  • 999 Light Bulbs on the Wall Updated at 1:24 PM This is an excerpt from my new book, Organizational Psychology for Managers. 

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  • Poll: Republicans more likely than other Americans to think poor people are lazy Updated at 12:07 PM THIS should come as no surprise: Conservatives often sa […]

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  • Casinos and the AG race Updated at 11:42 AM No issue separates the nanny state liberals from the libertarian liberals like casinos, and it is adding a spark to the race for the Democratic nomination for Attorney General. Little-known Coakley assistant Maura Healey wants the voters to...

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  • Area congregations planning variety of events Updated at 11:02 AM Easter eggs and other fun eventsThe inaugural Egg-stravaganza Fun Day, sponsored by Ebony & Ivory Multicultural and Miracle House, will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday (April 19) at RJ Roper Field, 131 S. Carlisle...

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  • Sugar Creek Police taking back unwanted prescription drugs Posted at 11:00 AM The Sugar Creek Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public the opportunity to rid their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 26. Bring your...

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  • Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at 87 Updated at 10:58 AM MEXICO CITY Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel laureate whose novels and short stories exposed tens of millions of readers to Latin America's passion, superstition, violence and inequality, died at home in Mexico City around midday, according to...

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  • The Talker: 'Orange Is the New Black' Season 2 trailer released Updated at 10:56 AM Something to talk aboutNetflix today released the first trailer for Season 2 of "Orange Is the New Black." The surprise hit only available on Netflix has developed a huge following, and there's a good reason for it - the...

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  • Morning Jolt: Evacuation order came too late for many on sinking ferry Updated at 10:51 AM In the newsAn immediate evacuation order was not issued for the ferry that sank off South Korea's southern...

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  • Easter services and events Updated at 10:51 AM Easter weekend services at some area congregations:Eastgate Christian Church, 4010 S. River Blvd., Independence.• Easter vigil, 8 p.m. Saturday. Special music, a celebration of the sacrament of baptism and... Video of the Day: Meet the crime-fighting R2-D2: Knightscope Updated at 10:49 AM Hot videoThe creators of the crime-fighting robot Knightscope call their technology "a force...


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    The Independence Examiner - Editorials
    As of (04/18/2014) at 11:48 AM

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  • This guy says theory of evolution will lead to murder of old folks and handicapped people Updated at 2:18 PM Syndicated right-wing columnist Cal Thomas, whose writi […] --

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  • 999 Light Bulbs on the Wall Updated at 1:24 PM This is an excerpt from my new book, Organizational Psychology for Managers. 

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  • Poll: Republicans more likely than other Americans to think poor people are lazy Updated at 12:07 PM THIS should come as no surprise: Conservatives often sa […]

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  • Casinos and the AG race Updated at 11:42 AM No issue separates the nanny state liberals from the libertarian liberals like casinos, and it is adding a spark to the race for the Democratic nomination for Attorney General. Little-known Coakley assistant Maura Healey wants the voters to...

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  • Jason Offutt: Can't pronounce it? Won't eat it Updated at 11:30 AM My mom was a great cook. I inherited her full freezer when she died, so I got to enjoy her meals a little bit longer (don’t tell my sisters). I also inherited from her the love of cooking, except my interest was mainly driven by a love of...

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  • Area congregations planning variety of events Updated at 11:02 AM Easter eggs and other fun eventsThe inaugural Egg-stravaganza Fun Day, sponsored by Ebony & Ivory Multicultural and Miracle House, will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday (April 19) at RJ Roper Field, 131 S. Carlisle...

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  • Sugar Creek Police taking back unwanted prescription drugs Posted at 11:00 AM The Sugar Creek Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public the opportunity to rid their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 26. Bring your...

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  • Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at 87 Updated at 10:58 AM MEXICO CITY Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel laureate whose novels and short stories exposed tens of millions of readers to Latin America's passion, superstition, violence and inequality, died at home in Mexico City around midday, according to...

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  • The Talker: 'Orange Is the New Black' Season 2 trailer released Updated at 10:56 AM Something to talk aboutNetflix today released the first trailer for Season 2 of "Orange Is the New Black." The surprise hit only available on Netflix has developed a huge following, and there's a good reason for it - the...

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  • Morning Jolt: Evacuation order came too late for many on sinking ferry Updated at 10:51 AM In the newsAn immediate evacuation order was not issued for the ferry that sank off South Korea's southern... Easter services and events Updated at 10:51 AM Easter weekend services at some area congregations:Eastgate Christian Church, 4010 S. River Blvd., Independence.• Easter vigil, 8 p.m. Saturday. Special music, a celebration of the sacrament of baptism and...


    The Columbia Missourian
    As of (04/18/2014) at 11:48 AM

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  • Columbia pastor balances two Sturgeon churches with declining memberships By Lindsey Davison : Sturgeon was home to seven small churches two decades ago. Now, there are only three, and two of those have seen declining attendance among younger people.

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  • A glimpse of life in small-town Sturgeon by Whitney Hayward : These vignettes reveal the authentic pockets of life within a small town in the middle of America.

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  • Exact cause of Maries County eagle's unusual injury unknown by Eddie O'Neill/Camdenton Lake Sun : Darrin Wood, a Phelps County conservation agent, received a rare call last month about an injured eagle spotted on private property in Maries County.

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  • Woman's quest could help cure rare disorder by Michele Munz/St. Louis Post-Dispatch : When Mary Kaye Richter"s son was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder, she founded the National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasis in a storage room of a church in Mascoutah, Ill.

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  • Trial delayed for former sweetener plant CEO by The Associated Press : Mamtek CEO Bruce Cole had been scheduled for trial June 16 on five felony charges related to a failed project to build an artificial sweetener plant in Moberly. But the trial has been moved to Dec. 2.

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  • Missouri House votes to expand sales tax exemptions by The Associated Press : The Department of Revenue estimates the proposed tax break could reduce total state revenues by between $4 million and $20 million annually.

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  • Missouri Senate panel endorses penny transportation tax by The Associated Press : If passed by the full Senate, the measure would head to the November ballot for voter approval.

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  • Suspect arrested in Kansas City highway shootings by BILL DRAPER/The Associated Press : Kansas City"s police chief didn"t release the name or age of the suspect, saying he hoped to be able to discuss the case in further detail at a news conference Friday.

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  • Prosecuting sexual assault can be challenging, panelists say by Madison Feller : Speakers at Thursday"s Sexual Assault Legal Panel stressed that every case of sexual assault is different.

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  • Developer threatens legal action over petition on downtown Columbia apartments by Samuel Hardiman : A lawyer representing Opus Development Co. has threatened legal action if a petition designed to halt the construction of a student-housing project is presented to Columbia City Council.

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  • MISSOURIAN MINUTE: Rock Bridge senior places 2nd in state poetry contest by Joe Guszkowski , Kylee Gregg : Sara Ashbaugh took second place in the Poetry Out Loud state poetry contest last month in Jefferson City. Watch a video featuring Ashbaugh reciting part of Edward Hirsch"s "Poor Angels."

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  • 4 arrested in meth distribution investigation by Kevin Modelski : Boone County Sheriff"s deputies served two search warrants Thursday morning, one near Business Loop 70 and one near Battle High School.

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  • Boone County hires outside counsel to defend against Ryan Ferguson suit by The Associated Press : The lawsuit claims Boone County and the other defendants withheld evidence, failed to investigate other suspects and defamed Ferguson.

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  • Missouri lawmakers pass bill barring teens from buying e-cigarettes by JORDAN SHAPIRO, The Associated Press : Each of the bills passed by the House and Senate would also exempt e-cigarettes from the state"s 17-cent per pack cigarette tax and state that they could not be regulated as tobacco products.

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  • 'Orange Is the New Black' author points out problems with prisons by Frances Webber : American society needs to question the purpose and efficacy of imprisonment, Piper Kerman said at a Thursday evening talk at MU"s Jesse Auditorium.

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  • Dedication set for Scott's Branch Trail, nature area by Makenzie Koch : The new trail, which begins in the Bonnie View Nature Sanctuary, continues through the Audubon Nature Sanctuary and ends at Scott Boulevard.

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  • April showers bring half-off Columbia rain barrels by Kylee Gregg : Columbia Public Works has partnered with Rain Water Solutions to offer rain barrels for half-price.

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  • Holder: Americans stand with Kansas City mourners by MARIA SUDEKUM/The Associated Press : In the wake of the Sunday shooting that claimed three victims at the Jewish Community Center in Kansas City, the community came together to hear Attorney General Eric Holder and several religious and political leaders speak at an interfaith memorial service.

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  • Senators mull jumping jack as state exercise by The Associated Press : Missouri-born Gen. John J. "Black Jack" Pershing is credited as inventing jumping jacks as a training drill for cadets when he taught at West Point in the late 1800s.

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  • Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions by LARA JAKES/The Associated Press : After meeting in Geneva, the U.S., EU, Russia and Ukraine agreed on steps to halt violence and ease the crisis in Ukraine.


    The Columbia Missourian - Editorials
    As of (04/18/2014) at 12:49 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • WHAT OTHERS SAY: Green-Beckham cut good for Missouri football Missouri"s decision to remove Dorial Green-Beckham from the football team will give him the chance to get back on the right track.

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  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: HB 1613 is an insult to women by Emma Bagnardi : HB1613 would triple the waiting period for a woman to access her legal right to an abortion. In addition to a required ultrasound, this bill would also force providers to tell women medically inaccurate information.

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  • WHAT OTHERS SAY: Why poverty across the world matters to Americans by St. Louis Post-Dispatch : In the United States, there is a tea-party fueled isolationism sweeping the domestic political culture. It has caused many Republicans to seek massive cuts to the foreign aid budget, which — after you strip out diplomacy and military aid to foreign governments — accounts for less than 1 percent of federal spending.

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  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Right-to-work laws damage economy, weaken families by Tara L. McMahon : If right-to-work passes, the wage cuts that follow will leave families with less to spend, and that will devastate our communities and businesses alike.

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  • WHAT OTHERS SAY: Luxury living for seniors, at taxpayers' expense by St. Louis Post-Dispatch : A Missouri House bill would allow senior living centers to organize as not-for-profits and avoid many taxes.

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  • WHAT OTHERS SAY: Senseless act of violence takes three lives at K.C. Jewish center by The Kansas City Star : This kind of headline should not be the norm, and no family or community should have to endure this sorrow. Yet we as a nation seem paralyzed at the prospect of dealing with it.

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  • GUEST COMMENTARY: One genetically engineered crop doesn't change root causes of poverty by Jill Richardson : By focusing on the real, underlying problems instead of a narrowly defined nutrient deficiency, countless numbers of people could have enjoyed a higher standard of living.

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  • DEAR READER: Redesigned Vox features new cover, content, type by Heather Lamb : Vox magazine unveiled a new look this week, and the whole staff is abuzz. We kept our audience in mind as we worked to create the new Vox.

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  • GENE ROBERTSON: Strong values play a crucial role in our lives by William E. "Gene" Robertson : Educators and parents need to focus on the value of positive values early in a child"s life to avoid many of the troubles that follow us around today.

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  • WHAT OTHERS SAY: Medical use of drugs has value; recreational use does not by Jefferson City News Tribune : At least one bill gaining bipartisan support in the Legislature would permit the use of cannabinol oil for medical patients who suffer seizures.

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  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Fix tobacco loophole that costs Missouri lives, funding by Michelle Pfister : Two bills in the legislature would close a loophole that essentially allows our government to subsidize tobacco companies in Missouri, which is a terrible detriment to our state"s health and revenue stream.

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  • WHAT OTHERS SAY: CIA interrogation practices must come to light by Los Angeles Times : It"s now up to President Barack Obama to ensure that the agency doesn"t mount a rear-guard attempt to censor or sanitize the Senate Intelligence Committee"s findings in the name of national security.


    Columbia Daily Tribune
    As of (04/18/2014) at 12:50 PM

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  • Thu 10:15 pm Report: Tulsa to announce Haith as new coach on Friday Comments (36) Comments (36) Thu 3:07 pm Sheriff's deputies arrest four in drug searches Comments (2) Comments (2) var timestamp = Math.round (new Date().getTime()/60) var cache_test = "/wrapper/web_updates/?m=cache_check×tamp="+timestamp; var update_page = "/wrapper/web_updates/?timestamp="+timestamp; $("#cache_check_load").load(cache_test+" #cache_last_checked span", function(){ var last_update = parseInt($("#cache_last_checked span").html()); var new_update = parseInt($("#cache_check_load span").html()); if (new_update

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  • UM System hires company to help with sexual assault, mental health assessment The University of Missouri System announced Wednesday the hiring of the National Center for Higher Education Risk Management to assess materials collected by a sexual assault and mental health services task force on all four campuses.

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  • Sasha Menu Courey's father recalls phone call with UM president Shortly after the Dowd Bennett law firm's findings and conclusions were read and addressed by University of Missouri administration, UM System President Tim Wolfe called Mike Menu to apologize and explain how the university plans to do better.

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  • Fri 12:44 am Timeline of Haith's tenure at Missouri The news that Missouri hired Frank Haith to succeed Mike Anderson as its new men's basketball coach back in 2011 was met with great surprise by fans and media members alike when it first broke late at night on April...

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  • Thu 11:36 pm MU tennis team falls in second round of SEC tourney Missouri's Cierra Gaytan-Leach would have liked nothing more than to finish her match Thursday night against Texas A&M's Cristina Stancu.

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  • Fire district board discusses projects, timeline for bond proceeds The first proceeds from the Boone County Fire Protection District's voter-approved $14 million bond issue probably will be available in September, giving fire district officials time to request bids on planned construction and equipment purchases.

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  • Judge postpones criminal trial for ex-Mamtek CEO Bruce Cole A St. Charles County judge this week postponed for six months the criminal trial of former Mamtek CEO Bruce Cole, who is charged with five felonies related to the failed project to build an artificial sweetener plant in Moberly.

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  • Developer puts downtown housing project on hold for a year American Campus Communities, an Austin, Texas-based developer with plans to build a 718-bed apartment complex on the edge of the University of Missouri campus, wants to push its project back a year to allow the city time to improve utility...

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  • Boone County candidates report campaign fundraising totals Public defender Kim Shaw gave her campaign for Division 5 associate circuit judge a hefty boost yesterday with a $10,000 donation to herself, according to documents filed with the Missouri Ethics Commission.

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  • 150 YEARS AGO: Rosecrans warns Gen. Grant of powerful, armed secret organization ST. LOUIS -- A "powerful armed secret organization” was perfecting its plans to resume warfare in Missouri to disrupt the spring planting season, Maj. Gen. William Rosecrans wrote to Lt. Gen. Ulysses Grant.

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  • Police ask for help in case of missing man Columbia police last week renewed a call for the public's help in locating a man who has been missing for nearly three years.

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  • Baby sitter accused of spanking with belt A 46-year-old woman turned herself in to the Boone County Sheriff's Department on Wednesday for allegedly spanking a child with a belt, causing bruises and cuts.

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  • WWU to host 5K run for autism center William Woods University is hosting a 5K run to mark Autism Awareness Month.

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  • Tax cut plan advances to Nixon's desk JEFFERSON CITY (AP) -- Setting up a likely veto showdown, the Republican-led Missouri General Assembly gave final approval yesterday to an income tax cut for millions of individuals and thousands of business owners that Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon warned could...

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  • Portland officials to flush reservoir after teen whizzes in water PORTLAND, Ore. -- Call it the Big Flush 2, and this time the sequel promises to be much bigger than the original.

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  • OUR TOWN Memorial Union's Stotler Lounge filled with people last night as the University of Missouri Asian American Association held its first-ever Asian Night Market, a celebration of Asian food and culture.

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  • Timeline of Haith's tenure at Missouri Report: Tulsa to announce Haith as new coach on Friday Juco star set to visit with Tigers Scherer to stick with it Top Missouri News Top U.S. News More U.S. News Top Political News More Political News Top World News More World News More AP News Science News Entertainment News Strange News Online Features MU Salary Database

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    Columbia Daily Tribune - Editorials
    As of (04/18/2014) at 12:52 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Road tax Everybody agrees transportation infrastructure in Missouri is in desperate straits, but until now no consensus has developed about how to supply the needed financing.

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  • Nullification In a less commendable action, the Missouri House on April 3 overwhelmingly approved a bill nullifying federal gun control laws, a foolish unconstitutional bleat against Washington.

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  • Wolfe's order Usually we think of Title IX in the context of collegiate scholarship athletics. Now University of Missouri President Tim Wolfe issues an executive order invoking its mandates to fight sexual misconduct.

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  • The election In the local election Tuesday, only about 14 percent of eligible Boone County voters went to the polls. In Columbia, where most voters are concentrated, turnout was similarly sparse. County Clerk Wendy Noren had estimated 18 percent or 19 percent...

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  • SHS building Those of us on the Board of Trustees of the State Historical Society of Missouri are happy to see approval by the Missouri Senate Appropriations Committee of $33 million to build a new building in Columbia.

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  • Scott Boulevard It wouldn't be a normal day if local residents were without something to complain about. Nothing against the disgruntled -- without such angst, our society would be showing signs of terminal disinterest.

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  • Dorothy Dunard Hardly any of you knew Dorothy Dunard, who died Saturday at age 96, but she meant a great deal to me, so a bit of indulgence, please.

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  • Chairman Beck Of late I have invoked the local political wisdom of former City Manager Ray Beck, now removed to rural Boone County, where he tends cattle.

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  • Recent Blog Entries Courtside View Haith's tenure marked by instability Behind The Stripes Missouri Spring Game Storylines Tiger Tidings Pregame: Mississippi at No. 13 Missouri, Friday-Satu... Tiger Tidings Juco transfer signs with MU women's hoops Behind The Stripes Chase Daniel talks the apparel business, following u... Mental Math Fix the Problem for Thursday April 17 Tiger Tidings Finucane named finalist for national award Behind The Stripes STAT SPOTLIGHT: The receiving end Tiger Tidings Nation's top-ranked women's hoops recruit inks with ... Behind The Stripes Missouri secures commitment from North Gwinnett (Ga.... Mental Math Mental Math for Wednesday April 16 Behind The Stripes Missouri's Class of 2015 Commits, Geographically Spe... Behind The Stripes Missouri Spring Practice Notes: The "Height Ain't No... Charting Health Medical errors and health connections Courtside View Early draft entries are affecting SEC Mental Math Fix the Problem for Tuesday April 15 Learnin...

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    St. Joseph News-Press
    As of (04/18/2014) at 12:52 PM

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  • County unveils new prisoner work program Three elected officials met this week to develop a program to help reduce Buchanan County's jail population.

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  • Popular eXtreme Percussion show returns If you hear the boom and clatter of rattling drums and resounding cheers reverberating from Missouri Western State University this weekend, don't worry, it's meant to sound extreme.

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  • Jenkins hails House budget TROY, Kan. — The road to saving bankruptcy-bound entitlement programs runs through a budget like the one passed by the Republican-led U.S. House last week, Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins told a gathering here Thursday morning.

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  • Bounces favor Lafayette in upset win Lafayette and Smithville each received a fortunate break in the seventh inning of Thursday's game.

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  • Missouri House votes to expand sales tax exemptions

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  • St. Joseph Museums announces new executive director

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  • Officials receive shooter response training

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  • Group raises fluoride concerns

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  • Bell sentenced to probation

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  • Green tax holiday on appliances to begin

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  • WireCo acquires Dutch firm

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  • Sources: Haith to accept Tulsa job

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  • Bounces favor Lafayette in upset win

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  • Thursday's College Results

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  • Shields strikes out 12, Royals sweep Astros 5-1

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    St. Joseph News-Press - Editorials
    As of (04/18/2014) at 12:53 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Restrain tax credit awards The notion that Missouri should eliminate all tax credits for historic preservation is not on the table, and for good reason.

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  • Arts Fund raises curtain The reality of raising money for the arts is sometimes it is hard.

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  • Career success starts here The first step is always the hardest.

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  • Nepotism belongs on agenda As supporters of the St. Joseph schools look on cautiously, our district's leaders are stumbling and trying to regain their footing. Let's hope they do, but let's also make plans for how things will work in the future.

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  • Industry, workers need this One service that follows such things reminds the hopeful that lots of good ideas surface in Congress but few ever become law.


    The Joplin Globe - State News
    As of (04/18/2014) at 12:54 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


    The Joplin Globe - Local News
    As of (04/18/2014) at 12:54 PM

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  • Pension funding improving, actuary reports An extra $1 million contribution by the city of Joplin last year to the Police and Firemen’s Pension Fund boosted the funding ratio of the plan by 2 percent, the plan’s actuary told the board Thursday morning. April 17, 2014

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  • Special counsel to be appointed in ethics complaint against Neosho council members The Neosho Ethics Board on Wednesday voted to ask the City Council to appoint a special counsel to provide legal advice to the board’s remaining two members as they investigate a complaint against two members of the council. April 17, 2014

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  • Mike Pound: Will new Earth-like planet have better cable offerings? When I read that astronomers have discovered the most Earth-like planet yet, I had a couple of deep scientific questions. First: What’s the Wi-Fi like? And: Are their TV channels better than ours? Hey, I didn’t get an “Incomplete” in college astronomy for nothing. April 17, 2014 1 Photo

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  • Christian ministry plans Missouri camp expansion A nondenominational Christian ministry is planning a $21.5 million expansion on land it owns near Table Rock Lake in southwest Missouri, with a goal of offering gatherings beyond the traditional summer camps. April 17, 2014

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  • Joplin school district readies community safe rooms for storm season Thousands of Joplin residents will soon be able to stay safe during storms in some of the region’s newest shelters. Community safe rooms at Cecil Floyd, Stapleton, McKinley and Eastmorland elementary schools, which double as gymnasiums, and Junge Field, which will double as a field house, are expected to be open within the next few weeks, according to Mike Johnson, the school district’s director of construction. April 17, 2014 2 Photos

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  • Carl Junction ‘Treble Makers' to sing at Springfield Cardinals' stadium Next month, 75 Carl Junction sixth-grade students will sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” at Hammons Field before a Springfield Cardinals game. And with more than 600 parents, family members and other residents planning to attend, the May 3 event has been dubbed “Carl Junction Day.” April 17, 2014 1 Photo

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  • Public hearing set on posed TIF district Financial details of a proposed new tax increment financing district for the Silver Creek Galleria area will be discussed in detail at an April 28 public hearing, members of the city’s TIF Commission were told Thursday. Chris Williams, a TIF attorney representing the city of Joplin, told the panel the Thursday meeting was intended to walk commissioners through the public hearing steps. April 17, 2014

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  • Volunteer projects spark two bills in Jefferson City Bills moving through the Missouri House and Senate were inspired by a volunteer project in Carl Junction last year that stalled over a question of whether those volunteers had to be paid prevailing wage under Missouri law. “This bill is very simple. All it says is if someone is a volunteer, they won’t be forced to be paid prevailing wage,” state Rep. Charlie Davis, R-Webb City, told lawmakers during a hearing on his bill last week. April 17, 2014

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  • Chairman of Neosho Ethics Board resigns The chairman of the Neosho Ethics Board unexpectedly resigned on Thursday as the board investigates a complaint against Neosho City Council members David Ruth and Steve Hart. April 17, 2014

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  • CWEP receives top honor from national power group The Carthage Water and Electric Plant has received the top award for reliable electrical service from the American Public Power Association. April 17, 2014


    The Joplin Globe - Editorials
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  • Our View: Safe and sound Of the 7,500 Joplin and Duenweg homes hit by the 2011 EF-5 tornado, fewer than 20 percent of them had basements. April 18, 2014 1 Photo

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  • Other Views: Funding for state's roads Missouri is finding there is no good alternative to growing the economy, adding new well-paying jobs and expanding the tax base. April 17, 2014 1 Photo

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  • Your View: Step aside The people of Joplin made it clear they wanted change at City Hall with their decisive votes to replace two council members. April 16, 2014

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  • Your View: Serious drawbacks Joan Banks’ guest column (Globe, April 13) lays out clearly and persuasively the serious drawbacks with so-called right-to-work legislation. April 16, 2014

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  • Your View: Free choice Joan Banks’ guest column (Globe, April 13) regarding right-to-work seems to assume that if workers are given the choice of joining a union, they won’t join. April 16, 2014

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  • Our View: Pledge must be priority Mike Seibert, after being elected Joplin’s mayor on Monday, immediately pledged that the city will be operating with transparency. April 16, 2014 1 Photo

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  • Geoff Caldwell, columnist: Government without apology or explanation Americans feel closest to their Uncle Sam at this time of year as he extends his hand for his “fair share” to fund his numerous endeavors. April 16, 2014

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  • Phill Brooks, columnist: Value of outside fiscal experts for government Missouri recently lost a man who had been one of the state’s tax leaders of decades past. April 15, 2014

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  • Our View: Hate hurts us all Investigators say Sunday’s shooting of three people — two at a Jewish community center and another at a retirement complex in Overland Park, Kan. — were hate crimes. April 15, 2014 1 Photo

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  • Other Views: State's theatrics Conservatives in the Kansas Legislature have taken advantage of a serious problem — inequities in public school funding — to attack teachers and create new problems. April 15, 2014 1 Photo


    The Jefferson City News Tribune
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  • Your Opinion: Council member praised for service - I want to thank Carrie Tergin for her service to our ward and the city.

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  • Your Opinion: Immigration reform needed - I do believe in immigration reform because the system that we have is broken and needs to be fixed.

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  • Our Opinion: Disappointing decision without a plan - We're disappointed. We had hoped the Cole County Commission would use a decision on the future of vacated facilities as a springboard to create a comprehensive, master plan.

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  • Mo. House votes to expand sales tax exemptions - Pizza parlors, doughnut shops and even convenience stores all could be in line for a tax break on the food that they make and sell as a result of a measure moving through the Missouri Legislature.

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  • Lincoln raising room and board fees for students Curators approve several changes, OK upgrades at buildings - Lincoln University students will pay more for room and board next year, curators voted Thursday.

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  • LU honors outstanding students - LU presented 282 awards to students during the convocation, with some students winning several honors.

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  • Red, white and new: Varied paths lead to naturalization ceremony - Central Missouri is home to 30 newly minted citizens today, the result of a naturalization ceremony held Thursday afternoon at the Miller Performing Arts Center.

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  • JC students learn the ropes while helping out - Thursday's naturalization ceremony served as a real-world civics lesson for the Jefferson City students who attended.

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  • Lawmaker accuses Ameren of hurting schools with assessment complaints - A state lawmaker thinks Ameren Missouri's complaint about assessed property values will hurt schools and county governments.

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  • MAP-ping out a plan for Russellville students - Efforts of counselor Cherri Williams and Russellville elementary and middle school teachers paid off. MAP test scores are among the top in the Show-Me Conference.

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  • South Callaway alum set to make UFC debut on FOX - Anyone who remembers Alex White from the time he attended South Callaway High School probably wouldn't recognize him as today's mixed martial arts fighter known as "The Spartan."

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  • Press Box: Haith's departure as mysterious as his arrival News Tribune sports commentary - SPORTS COMMENTARY: When Frank Haith came to Columbia three years ago from Miami as the new head men's basketball coach, it was met with a resounding "Who?" The moment he stepped on that plane Thursday afternoon at Columbia Regional Airport headed for Tulsa, it was met with a resounding "What?"

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  • Redemption for Haney, Falcons Win 6-5 against Comets - WARDSVILLE - There wasn't a person at the Falcon Athletic Complex that wanted a hit more than Hayden Haney.

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  • Crews to begin laying asphalt on Business 50 West - Cole County Public Works officials have announced that crews will be laying asphalt in the westbound lanes Monday.

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  • Skating benefit slated for skating director - A Skate for Rachel benefit for Rachel Bruemmer is today at Jefferson City's Washington Park Ice Arena.

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  • Tiny power plants hold promise for nuclear energy - Small underground nuclear power plants that could be cheaper to build than their behemoth counterparts may herald the future for an energy industry under intense scrutiny since the Fukushima disaster, the incoming head of the Nuclear Energy Agency told The Associated Press.

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  • Lawyers to defend Boone County in Ferguson case - A central Missouri county has hired four outside attorneys to help defend itself and three employees named in a lawsuit filed on behalf of a man whose murder conviction was overturned after he served nearly a decade behind bars.

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  • Police: Man went out of control after too much weed - A Wyoming college student who jumped to his death at a Denver hotel had eaten more of a marijuana cookie than was recommended by a seller, police records show - a finding that comes amid increased concern about the strength of popular pot edibles after Colorado became the first state to legalize recreational marijuana.

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  • Settlement reached in suit over Bridgeton Landfill - The operator of the Bridgeton Landfill in suburban St. Louis will pay nearly $7 million to settle a class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of hundreds of homeowners living nearby who claimed that noxious odors and an underground fire lowered property values and harmed their quality of life.

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  • Salmonella decline seen in food poisoning report - The government's latest report card on food poisoning shows a dip in salmonella cases but an increase in illnesses from bacteria in raw shellfish.


    The Jefferson City News Tribune - State News
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  • Mo. House votes to expand sales tax exemptions - Pizza parlors, doughnut shops and even convenience stores all could be in line for a tax break on the food that they make and sell as a result of a measure moving through the Missouri Legislature.

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  • Lawmaker accuses Ameren of hurting schools with assessment complaints - A state lawmaker thinks Ameren Missouri's complaint about assessed property values will hurt schools and county governments.

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  • Lawyers to defend Boone County in Ferguson case - A central Missouri county has hired four outside attorneys to help defend itself and three employees named in a lawsuit filed on behalf of a man whose murder conviction was overturned after he served nearly a decade behind bars.

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  • Settlement reached in suit over Bridgeton Landfill - The operator of the Bridgeton Landfill in suburban St. Louis will pay nearly $7 million to settle a class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of hundreds of homeowners living nearby who claimed that noxious odors and an underground fire lowered property values and harmed their quality of life.

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  • Police search home of KC highway shooting suspect - Police arrested a suspect Thursday in a string of random vehicle shootings on Kansas City-area highways over the past few weeks that have wounded three motorists and frightened many more.

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  • Missouri House approves early voting measures - Missouri House members have approved a pair of measures allowing early voting, though some lawmakers contend it would be too limited.

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  • Missouri lawmakers pass e-cigarette legislation - The Missouri House and Senate have each passed bills that would prevent people younger than 18 from purchasing electronic cigarettes.

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  • Missouri Senate confirms Social Services director - The Missouri Senate has confirmed a longtime employee of the Missouri Department of Social Services to be the agency's new director.

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  • New state education standards would be developed under legislation - Missouri lawmakers are beginning to coalesce around legislation to do away with the controversial Common Core standards, while also establishing a process to develop new state education standards.

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  • Senate panel eyes transportation sales tax idea - Missouri Senate Transportation Committee Chairman Mike Kehoe expects his committee this morning will endorse two proposed constitutional amendments to improve state funding for transportation improvements.

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  • First osteopath named to Missouri's hall - Andrew Taylor Still - the founder of osteopathic medicine - was inducted into the Hall of Famous Missourians Wednesday at the state Capitol.

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  • House endorses early voting measures - The Republican-controlled Missouri House endorsed a pair of measures Wednesday that would expand early voting, though Democratic critics called it a "sham" that could circumvent a separate voting initiative that would go further.

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  • ICE arrests 24 in Missouri, Illinois - Immigration and Customs Enforcement has arrested 24 men in Missouri and Illinois for what officials call "egregious" immigration violations, including individuals who entered the country illegally and committed crimes.

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  • Ex-SW Missouri teacher charged with statutory rape - A former southwest Missouri teacher is facing three counts of statutory rape involving a former 16-year-old student.

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  • House OKs notification for ending fluoridation - Public water systems could be required to notify Missouri customers before eliminating fluoride from drinking water.

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  • Fingerprint required for Six Flags season tickets - A fingerprint is now required for season pass holders at Six Flags St. Louis.

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  • Bluesman apologizes for St. Louis concert gone bad - Blues guitarist B.B. King wants his St. Louis fans to give him another chance after an erratic performance led to a stream of audience catcalls and early departures.

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  • Missouri lawmakers pass tax cut; veto possible - Setting up a likely veto showdown, the Republican-led Missouri Legislature gave final approval Wednesday to an income tax cut for millions of individuals and thousands of business owners that Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon warned could imperil funding for public schools and services.

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  • Armed robber was never told to report to prison - After he was convicted of armed robbery in 2000, Cornealious Anderson was sentenced to 13 years behind bars and told to await instructions on when and where to report to prison. But those instructions never came. So Anderson didn't report.

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  • Farm Bureau opposing multi-state transmission line - The Missouri Farm Bureau has voted to act as an intervener in a case before the state's utility commission involving the Grain Belt Express electric transmission line.


    The Jefferson City News Tribune - Local News
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  • Lincoln raising room and board fees for students Curators approve several changes, OK upgrades at buildings - Lincoln University students will pay more for room and board next year, curators voted Thursday.

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  • LU honors outstanding students - LU presented 282 awards to students during the convocation, with some students winning several honors.

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  • Red, white and new: Varied paths lead to naturalization ceremony - Central Missouri is home to 30 newly minted citizens today, the result of a naturalization ceremony held Thursday afternoon at the Miller Performing Arts Center.

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  • JC students learn the ropes while helping out - Thursday's naturalization ceremony served as a real-world civics lesson for the Jefferson City students who attended.

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  • Lawmaker accuses Ameren of hurting schools with assessment complaints - A state lawmaker thinks Ameren Missouri's complaint about assessed property values will hurt schools and county governments.

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  • MAP-ping out a plan for Russellville students - Efforts of counselor Cherri Williams and Russellville elementary and middle school teachers paid off. MAP test scores are among the top in the Show-Me Conference.

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  • South Callaway alum set to make UFC debut on FOX - Anyone who remembers Alex White from the time he attended South Callaway High School probably wouldn't recognize him as today's mixed martial arts fighter known as "The Spartan."

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  • Crews to begin laying asphalt on Business 50 West - Cole County Public Works officials have announced that crews will be laying asphalt in the westbound lanes Monday.

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  • Skating benefit slated for skating director - A Skate for Rachel benefit for Rachel Bruemmer is today at Jefferson City's Washington Park Ice Arena.

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  • Lawyers to defend Boone County in Ferguson case - A central Missouri county has hired four outside attorneys to help defend itself and three employees named in a lawsuit filed on behalf of a man whose murder conviction was overturned after he served nearly a decade behind bars.

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  • JCPD cancels advisory after girl found safe - 8-year-old Eboni K. Coney-King has been located safe in the St. Louis area. An earlier Endangered Person Advisory for her has been canceled.

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  • Tournament in search of catfish on Missouri River Mid-Missouri hosts King Kat Tournament Trail - A professional catfish tournament will be casting into the Missouri River on Saturday.

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  • Fake priest soliciting donations - The Diocese of Jefferson City has been notified by the Chief of Police of Salisbury, MO that a man purporting to be a Roman Catholic priest or monk, and claiming to have plans to build a convent or monastery, is soliciting money for donations.

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  • Suspect identified in Eldon meth arrest - Christopher P. Whittle of Russellville was arrested Monday after police located 43 grams of methamphetamine in his possession.

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  • New state education standards would be developed under legislation - Missouri lawmakers are beginning to coalesce around legislation to do away with the controversial Common Core standards, while also establishing a process to develop new state education standards.

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  • Senate panel eyes transportation sales tax idea - Missouri Senate Transportation Committee Chairman Mike Kehoe expects his committee this morning will endorse two proposed constitutional amendments to improve state funding for transportation improvements.

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  • Shooting blamed on drug deal - Court documents say a drug deal led to Friday's shooting on East Dunklin Street that left one man injured.

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  • Three JC schools get new principals - Two retirements in the Jefferson City Public Schools recently led to a flurry of leadership changes for Thomas Jefferson Middle School, Simonsen 9th Grade Center and Jefferson City High School this week.

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  • First osteopath named to Missouri's hall - Andrew Taylor Still - the founder of osteopathic medicine - was inducted into the Hall of Famous Missourians Wednesday at the state Capitol.

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  • House endorses early voting measures - The Republican-controlled Missouri House endorsed a pair of measures Wednesday that would expand early voting, though Democratic critics called it a "sham" that could circumvent a separate voting initiative that would go further.


    The Jefferson City News Tribune - Editorials
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  • Your Opinion: Council member praised for service - I want to thank Carrie Tergin for her service to our ward and the city.

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  • Your Opinion: Immigration reform needed - I do believe in immigration reform because the system that we have is broken and needs to be fixed.

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  • Our Opinion: Disappointing decision without a plan - We're disappointed. We had hoped the Cole County Commission would use a decision on the future of vacated facilities as a springboard to create a comprehensive, master plan.

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  • Our Opinion: Improve, don't duplicate, farm-to-school program - Providing locally produced food to Missouri students is a good idea.

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  • Your Opinion: Hobby Lobby's double standard? - So Hobby Lobby doesn't want to pay for birth control stuff through the Affordable Health Care Act.

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  • Your Opinion: Jeb Bush's costly 'act of love' - Jeb Bush quoted in reference to illegal immigration: "Yes, they broke the law, but it's not a felony. It's an act of love. It's an act of commitment to your family."

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  • Your Opinion: Students on spring break assist Habitat project - In the last full week of March, a group of 13 college students, and three chaperones, from the University of Wisconsin at River Falls, quietly descended upon Jefferson City and spent the next seven days building critical retaining walls and working on various Habitat homes under construction in our community.

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  • Our Opinion: Patrol adopts cross-training for Lake area - Missouri law enforcement is adapting a concept from athletics.

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  • Your Opinion: Story criticized for generalities - On April 9 an article titled "PSC looks for answers to unusual cases," by Bob Watson, appeared in the News Tribune.

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  • Your Opinion: Promote adoption, not abortion - I recently read that Planned Parenthood's Columbia Center is no longer licensed to perform abortions.

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  • Our Opinion: Collecting military memorabilia, and stories - The Missouri Society for Military History is on a mission.

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  • Perspective: Needed, long-term salary study included in this year's budget - It is hard to believe there are only five weeks left in the legislative session this year, but the calendar does not lie.

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  • Our Opinion: Explore array of resources at the library - Are you neglecting a resource you're already paying to support?

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  • Your Opinion: Allow maximum public input before commission decision - With a decision looming on the fate of the old jail and sheriff's residence, we have asked the county commission to hold a night meeting including a public hearing ....

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  • Your Opinion: Pass bill to block false Medicaid claims - Imagine if we had legislators who did not understand the fundamental differences between going to the grocery store (something you do when you need to buy food), and going to the doctor (something you do when you're sick).


    The Southeast Missourian
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  • Pepsi MidAmerica to bring 74 jobs to local area (04/18/14) The Greater Cape Girardeau Business Park, purchased by the city from Southeast Missouri State University in late 2012,...

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  • Area pupils take Common Core field tests (04/18/14) 3 Nearly 700 students in Cape Girardeau County schools have taken the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium field test...

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  • Start of theater/safe room depends on concrete work (04/18/14) Groundbreaking on the Scott City School District's performing arts theater/Federal Emergency Management Agency safe...

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  • Course aims to hold politicians accountable (04/18/14) Talking to elected officials is easy, but having meaningful conversations with them can be more difficult. Jan Farrar,...

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  • Perryville Industrial Park becomes certified AT&T Fiber Park (04/18/14) PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- In the 1800s, railroads changed the local economy by connecting Perryville to Ste. Genevieve, Mo.,...

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  • Man said to be homesick for prison gets 3 1/2 years (04/18/14) CHICAGO -- An ex-con who spent most of his adult life behind bars on Thursday got what he said he wanted for robbing a suburban Chicago bank. The 74-year-old gets to go back to the place he called home -- prison. Telling Walter Unbehaun he frightened a teller by showing her a revolver tucked in his waistband during the 2013 heist, a federal judge imposed a 3 1/2-year prison sentence, citing a rap sheet that includes crimes from home invasion to kidnapping...

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  • Modern technology might have helped find Scherer (04/17/14) A small white car stops at a small-town gas station on an April morning. The station attendant, a young woman with long, bright red hair, stands just outside the office door. Two men get out of the car; another remains inside. Minutes later, the woman vanishes...

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  • Robber never told to report to prison in 2000 case (04/17/14) ST. LOUIS -- After he was convicted of armed robbery in 2000, Cornealious Anderson was sentenced to 13 years behind bars and told to await instructions on when and where to report to prison. But those instructions never came. So Anderson didn't report. ...

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  • Three teenagers charged after fight (04/17/14) Three Cape Girardeau teenagers face felony charges after a Tuesday afternoon disturbance at Benton and Themis streets, police reported Wednesday. About 4 p.m. Tuesday, police responded to a call about a fight during which a firearm might have been displayed, said Darin Hickey, public information officer for the Cape Girardeau Police Department...

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  • Kelso man charged with rape, molestation (04/16/14) A Kelso man was in jail Tuesday on charges he raped a 6-year-old girl, Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter reported. Justin A. Williams, 22, was charged with statutory rape and child molestation Tuesday in Scott County Circuit Court, online court records show...

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  • Perry County district takes on new administrators (04/18/14) Perry County District 32 will get three new administrators next year, according to a district news release. Jeanie White will become assistant superintendent, replacing Russell Leek, who retired. Rich Thomas will take over as principal of Perryville high School after the retirement of Lee Gaddis. Craig Hayden will become career center director, taking over from Steve King, who is retiring...

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  • Leadership gathering promotes STEM opportunities for local youths (04/17/14) About 25 leaders from the worlds of business, technology, education, health care, not-for-profit, politics and Boy Scouts met at Isle Casino Cape Girardeau on Wednesday to discuss the importance of more students getting interested in science, technology, engineering and math -- otherwise known as STEM...

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  • Saxony Lutheran students to perform 'Oklahoma!' (04/17/14) Saxony Lutheran High School students will be belting out "Oh What a Beautiful Morning," "The Surrey with the Fringe on Top," "I Cain't Say No," and other favorites as part of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical "Oklahoma!" The musical, which originally opened on Broadway in 1943, takes place at the turn of the 20th century and features the romance of Curly McClaine, a cowboy, and Laurey Williams, a farm girl, against the backdrop of Oklahoma before it becomes a state...

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  • Scott City district joins appeal with tax commission (04/17/14) Scott City School Board members Wednesday voted to join an appeal process with the State Tax Appeal Commission over Ameren Missouri's 2013 taxes. According to a news release from Scott County prosecuting attorney Paul Boyd, Ameren is refusing to pay taxes for the 2013 tax year. ...

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  • Dress codes: Where should schools set limits? (04/17/14) EVANSTON, Ill. -- They're called leggings -- popular fashion items that are tight-fitting pants to some, and glorified tights to others. Younger girls often wear them as pants with little fuss. But as those same girls approach middle school, leggings have become a clothing accessory that's increasingly controversial -- and seemingly, the favorite new target of the school dress code...


    The Southeast Missourian - State News
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  • State weighs ban on teens buying e-cigarettes (04/18/14) Missouri lawmakers passed a pair of bills Thursday to prevent people younger than 18 from purchasing electronic cigarettes, but opponents argue the legislation would pave the way for the nicotine products to be sold with fewer restrictions.

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  • Christian ministry plans Missouri camp expansion (04/18/14) SHELL KNOB, Mo. -- A nondenominational Christian ministry is planning a $21.5 million expansion on land it owns near Table Rock Lake in southwest Missouri, with a goal of offering gatherings beyond the traditional summer camps. Young Life, based in Colorado Springs, Colo., said Wednesday the expansion, called Clearwater Cove, will include an office, a dining hall, pool, two dormitories and a covered basketball court. ...

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  • Settlement reached in lawsuit over Bridgeton Landfill odors, fire (04/18/14) ST. LOUIS -- The operator of the Bridgeton Landfill in suburban St. Louis will pay nearly $7 million to settle a class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of hundreds of homeowners living nearby who claimed that noxious odors and an underground fire lowered property values and harmed their quality of life...

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  • Trial delayed for former CEO of sweetener plant (04/18/14) COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The criminal trial of former Mamtek CEO Bruce Cole has been delayed until December by a St. Charles County judge presiding over the case. Cole had been scheduled for trial June 16 on five felony charges related to a failed project to build an artificial sweetener plant in Moberly, Mo...

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  • Robber never told to report to prison in 2000 case (04/17/14) ST. LOUIS -- After he was convicted of armed robbery in 2000, Cornealious Anderson was sentenced to 13 years behind bars and told to await instructions on when and where to report to prison. But those instructions never came. So Anderson didn't report. ...

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  • Missouri lawmakers pass tax cut; veto possible (04/17/14) JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Setting up a likely veto showdown, the Republican-led Missouri Legislature gave final approval Wednesday to an income-tax cut for millions of individuals and thousands of business owners that Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon warned could imperil funding for public schools and services...

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  • Missouri House endorses early voting measures (04/17/14) JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Republican-controlled Missouri House endorsed a pair of measures Wednesday that would expand early voting, though Democratic critics called it a "sham" that could circumvent a separate voting initiative that would go further...

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  • Fingerprint required for Six Flags season tickets (04/17/14) EUREKA, Mo. -- A fingerprint is now required for season pass holders at Six Flags St. Louis. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that a measurement of the fingerprint will be attached to a bar code on the plastic card to get into the park. Pass holders at the entrance will have to scan both the card and his or her finger to get in. Six Flags began the system more than a week ago when the park reopened for the 2014 season...

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  • Doctor inducted into Capitol's Hall of Famous Missourians (04/17/14) JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Regarded as the father of osteopathic medicine, Andrew Taylor Still was inducted into the Hall of Famous Missourians during a ceremony Wednesday at the state Capitol. The physician founded the American School of Osteopathy, now called A.T. ...

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  • Anti-Semitic attacks down before shooting (04/16/14) OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- A group monitoring anti-Semitic attacks in the U.S. cautiously noted a sharp decline in such incidents less than two weeks before the fatal shootings over the weekend outside two Jewish sites in suburban Kansas City. The contrast between the Anti-Defamation League's 2013 audit and the Sunday attack that killed three people highlights what hate-group trackers say is a broader trend: more overall tolerance disrupted by periodic bursts of violence from a disenfranchised fringe.. ...

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  • St. Louis-area man accused of sexual torture (04/16/14) ST. LOUIS -- A St. Louis County man sexually tortured five women in his apartment at separate times over a period of several years, using threats and psychological control to keep them from leaving or going to police, the county prosecutor said Tuesday...

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  • St. Louis police taking new approach to ‘johns' (04/16/14) ST. LOUIS -- Men who prowl the streets of St. Louis for prostitutes can expect a brightly colored postcard in the mail -- from police. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that in an effort to curb prostitution, police are targeting, and perhaps humiliating, the "johns" who use the services. The postcards mailed to the homes of those charged with trying to pick up prostitutes will offer a reminder about spreading sexually transmitted diseases, along with listing the court date...

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  • Supremacist faces murder charges (04/16/14) OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- Kansas prosecutors filed state-level murder charges Tuesday against the white supremacist accused in shootings that left three people dead at two Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City. Frazier Glenn Cross faces one count of capital murder for the deaths of 14-year-old boy and his grandfather and one count of first-degree premeditated murder for the death of a woman, Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe said at a news conference...


    The Southeast Missourian - Local News
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  • Pepsi MidAmerica to bring 74 jobs to local area (04/18/14) The Greater Cape Girardeau Business Park, purchased by the city from Southeast Missouri State University in late 2012, has nabbed its first tenant, Pepsi MidAmerica, which will bring about 74 jobs to the area. A $3.1 million customer service center will be constructed on an 18-acre site within the park at Interstate 55 and LaSalle Avenue, with construction beginning in the next six months, according to a news release from the city of Cape Girardeau. ...

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  • Dairy farmer looks ahead to switch to feeder cattle (04/18/14) 5 After operating Windy Vue Farms the past couple of decades, Jerry Siemers said he reached a point where he had to choose Path A or B, and a decision was made for the future of the farm and his family.

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  • Area pupils take Common Core field tests (04/18/14) 3 Nearly 700 students in Cape Girardeau County schools have taken the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium field test in recent weeks. They are among about 23,000 statewide who have taken the test or will take it. About 23 states and territories are members of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, which is developing assessments aligned with Common Common Core State Standards, according to the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education...

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  • Start of theater/safe room depends on concrete work (04/18/14) Groundbreaking on the Scott City School District's performing arts theater/Federal Emergency Management Agency safe room depends on when precast slabs for the walls can be poured, superintendent Diann Ulmer said Thursday. Ulmer attended a preconstruction meeting with the contractor, Zoellner Construction Co. of Perryville, Mo., and subcontractors, on the $2,059,000 project. But the start time centers on when Coreslab Structures of Marshall, Mo., can pour the concrete slabs for the building...

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  • Course aims to hold politicians accountable (04/18/14) Talking to elected officials is easy, but having meaningful conversations with them can be more difficult. Jan Farrar, secretary for the Cape Girardeau County Tea Party and Missouri coordinator for the Center for Self-Governance, said taking a course in self-governance can help people bridge that gap...

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  • Perryville Industrial Park becomes certified AT&T Fiber Park (04/18/14) PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- In the 1800s, railroads changed the local economy by connecting Perryville to Ste. Genevieve, Mo., and Chester, Ill.

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  • Smith talks social media, SCRUB Act at Pachyderms (04/18/14) 2 The Southeast Missouri Pachyderm Club celebrated its 47th birthday with cake and a speech from U.S. Rep. Jason Smith. Smith, a Republican, represents the 8th Congressional District of Missouri, which includes Cape Girardeau, Poplar Bluff and Rolla. He offered a brief account of some of the issues being considered by Congress, especially in the Judiciary Committee of which he is a member, but mostly Smith answered questions proposed by audience members...

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  • Perry County district takes on new administrators (04/18/14) Perry County District 32 will get three new administrators next year, according to a district news release. Jeanie White will become assistant superintendent, replacing Russell Leek, who retired. Rich Thomas will take over as principal of Perryville high School after the retirement of Lee Gaddis. Craig Hayden will become career center director, taking over from Steve King, who is retiring...

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  • Modern technology might have helped find Scherer (04/17/14) A small white car stops at a small-town gas station on an April morning. The station attendant, a young woman with long, bright red hair, stands just outside the office door. Two men get out of the car; another remains inside. Minutes later, the woman vanishes...

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  • NPR host Diane Rehm rounds out Speakers Series (04/17/14) 1 National Public Radio talk show host Diane Rehm visited Cape Girardeau for the first time on Wednesday for the final event of Southeast Missouri State University's 2013-2014 Speakers Series. Rehm, host of "The Diane Rehm Show," presented "A Conversation With Diane Rehm" in the Bedell Performance Hall at the River Campus...

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  • Leadership gathering promotes STEM opportunities for local youths (04/17/14) 1 About 25 leaders from the worlds of business, technology, education, health care, not-for-profit, politics and Boy Scouts met at Isle Casino Cape Girardeau on Wednesday to discuss the importance of more students getting interested in science, technology, engineering and math -- otherwise known as STEM...

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  • Scott City district joins appeal with tax commission (04/17/14) 2 Scott City School Board members Wednesday voted to join an appeal process with the State Tax Appeal Commission over Ameren Missouri's 2013 taxes. According to a news release from Scott County prosecuting attorney Paul Boyd, Ameren is refusing to pay taxes for the 2013 tax year. ...

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  • Three teenagers charged after fight (04/17/14) 4 Three Cape Girardeau teenagers face felony charges after a Tuesday afternoon disturbance at Benton and Themis streets, police reported Wednesday. About 4 p.m. Tuesday, police responded to a call about a fight during which a firearm might have been displayed, said Darin Hickey, public information officer for the Cape Girardeau Police Department...

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  • Kelso man charged with rape, molestation (04/16/14) 4 A Kelso man was in jail Tuesday on charges he raped a 6-year-old girl, Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter reported. Justin A. Williams, 22, was charged with statutory rape and child molestation Tuesday in Scott County Circuit Court, online court records show...

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  • $55 million wastewater facility expected to open in fall (04/16/14) 10 It's difficult to imagine the site of Cape Girardeau's new wastewater treatment facility was no more than a grassy field just a few years ago. Five new structures, each housing a different step in the treatment process, are spread across the area, sprinkled with construction equipment as crews work to complete the largest capital improvement project in the city's history...

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  • College students get lesson in texting while driving (04/16/14) 1 With the help of two simulators, Southeast Missouri State University students put their texting-and-driving prowess to the test Tuesday as part of AT&T's anti-texting "It Can Wait" campaign. The simulators, which resembled video driving games with large computer monitors, were set up in the lobbies of the University Center and Towers dorms and managed by representatives from AT&T and the Sigma Chi fraternity. ...

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  • Doctor shuns health-care insurance (04/16/14) 40 Dr. Mike Wulfers spoke at the regular meeting of the Cape County Tea Party on Tuesday night to talk about a unique method of health care -- the concierge doctor. Wulfers said he's part of a "growing movement" in the country that strives to provide more personalized primary care. ...

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  • Charter's digital conversion goes 'as anticipated' (04/16/14) 17 As of Tuesday, Charter Communications officially switched its customers from analog to all-digital service via a set-top box that is required for customers to continue receiving the cable operator's services. Those who did not upgrade to the box by Tuesday turned on their TVs to a black screen that morning. The line of Charter customers needing assistance Monday crept out the door of the Cape Girardeau location off Silver Springs Road...

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  • I-55 in Perry and Ste. Genevieve counties reduced for pavement repairs (04/16/14) North- and southbound Interstate 55 in Perry and Ste. Genevieve counties will be reduced to one lane with a 12-foot width restriction as contractor crews perform pavement repairs and undersealing. This section of the highway is from Highway 51 to Route J/N at Ozora, Mo., according to a Missouri Department of Transportation news release. The work will take place from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily April 28 through Nov. 14...

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  • Cape man arrested in Carbondale shooting (04/16/14) 1 CARBONDALE, Ill. -- A Cape Girardeau man was among those arrested in connection with a shooting early Friday morning in Carbondale. Darrion D. Jake, 26, is in jail in Murphysboro, Ill., on charges of aggravated battery with a firearm, aggravated discharge of a firearm and mob action, the Carbondale Police Department reported Monday...


    The Southeast Missourian - Editorials
    As of (04/18/2014) at 12:54 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Speak Out Speak Out 4/16/14 (04/16/14) This is the most corrupt administration the United States has ever had. We better get out and vote this November and get some people in there who care about the Constitution and care about the future of the American people, because this administration is ruining our country...

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  • Speak Out Speak Out 4/15/14 (04/15/14) Keeping the Capahas must become Cape's absolute top priority! Voter and economics The usually infallible Mike Jensen erred recently when he wrote in effects that voters (in effect) always vote their economic best interest. In fact, the reason red states are red is in large part because voters get cleverly distracted by social and cultural issues and do not vote for what would be in their economic best interest...

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  • Letter to the Editor Tax credits and education (04/15/14) Three cheers for Jay Nixon for standing up to those who want more public buildings at the expense of our children's education and welfare. For too long politicians of both stripes have talked about the importance of education, but then given tax credits for various "economic development" schemes and allocated money for new buildings that yield construction jobs but little public good. ...

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  • Letter to the Editor Junior high musical was wonderful (04/15/14) I would like the thank the cast and crew of "Once Upon a Mattress" for a most enjoyable evening on March 22. Mike Dumey has a reputation, a gift, for directing many plays at Cape Girardeau Central Junior High School. It is amazing how he can organize this many seventh- and eighth-graders and pull off a very professional production. This year's play, "Once Upon A Mattress," was no exception of the quality of talent that resides within the student body at Central Junior High School...

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  • Editorial Bone marrow registry can help save lives (04/15/14) Bone marrow donations play an important role in treating individuals with various illnesses. People with leukemia, lymphoma or sickle cell anemia, among other diseases, may need these donations as they seek healing and relevant treatment options. If you know a person who has battled similar ailments, you may know the struggle and how bone marrow donations can help...

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  • Speak Out Speak Out 4/14/14 (04/14/14) It's not the large number of people who signed up under the Affordable Care Act that counts. It's the better access to health care, affordability and preventive measures it provides that make it such a breakthrough piece of legislation, as was well articulated in a recently column in the Southeast Missourian by Donna Brazile...

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  • Letter to the Editor Library taxes increased (04/14/14) I am writing in regard to the community center that was to be built in Jackson. I refer to an article that appeared in the Southeast Missourian on Thursday, April 13, 2006. It states both of the city's libraries would merge and be part of the community center. Also that a longtime Jackson couple, Shelby and Mildred Brown, who are now deceased, left their estate to provide funding to create and support the facility for historical purposes...

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  • Editorial Celebrating brainpower at Math Field Day (04/14/14) Nearly 700 students from 28 junior and senior high schools around the region, including Illinois, assembled last week for the Math Field Day at the Show Me Center. In its 37th year, the turnout was higher this year than the last couple of years. Educators hope the event provides a way for the students to have fun in a competitive environment and measure where their math programs stack up with others in the region...

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  • Opinion Column Guest column: Time to protect the right to farm in Missouri's constitution (04/13/14) Thomas Jefferson had it right two centuries ago when he wrote to his fellow founder, John Jay, that "cultivators of the earth are the most valuable citizens." Farmers, Jefferson explained, are "the most vigorous, the most independent, the most virtuous" Americans. They are "tied to their country and wedded to its liberties and interests by the most lasting bonds."...

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  • Speak Out Speak Out 4/13/14 (04/13/14) Thank you to the Jackson power company, Jackson Police Department and Jackson Fire Department, who weathered the bad storm on the evening of April 3 and assisted and repaired our electricity on August Street. We appreciate all of you and thank you for you for risking your lives for others...

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  • Editorial Do your part to help clean the city (04/13/14) Spring's warmth has finally arrived, bringing a welcome break from winter's harshness. With it comes walks and baseball games, window shopping and a long list of excuses to consume the fresh air. We'd like to offer a friendly reminder that the 70s also clamor for cleaning...

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  • Editorial Arrow, Southeast Missourian recognized with awards (04/11/14) Awards are not the reason we in the newspaper business do what we do. It's about sharing important information with readers, providing a forum for discussion and including perspective. It's about connecting readers with news. It's about advertisers having an opportunity to connect with customers. It's about playing a role in the communities in which we live...


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