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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
As of (07/25/2014) at 03:03 PM

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  • Meet the winners of the 2014 Post-Dispatch Great Garden contest Colorful blooms and manicured yards take first place in this year's contest.

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  • Has the iPad already passed its peak? The numbers are clear: Apple is selling fewer iPads.

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  • 10 questions as Rams open camp Post-Dispatch football writer Jim Thomas asks the burning questions — and takes a stab at the answers — as the Rams embark on their 20th season in St. Louis.

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  • Ballpark Village isn't ready for the restaurant big leagues Cardinals Nation outclasses Budweiser Brew House, but it still must fix significant flaws.

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  • New faces, new jobs: Some St. Louis success stories Check out our gallery of people in business who recently have been honored, hired or promoted.

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  • St. Louis County cop charged with assaulting man with baton on MetroLink platform

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  • HBO's Gumbel questions La Russa's Hall of Fame worthiness

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  • Gun-toting clerk overpowers teen robber with knife in Jefferson County

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  • McClellan offers thoughts from a Cubs fan Updated

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  • Missing Alton man found OK in Columbia, Ill. Updated

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  • Strauss: It's time for Rams to win Updated

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  • Man found fatally shot in housing complex in East St. Louis identified

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  • The Irish are coming, the Irish are coming! Updated

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  • Tipsheet: Phillies ready to dump Howard

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  • Major Brands buying distributor Missouri Beverage Co.

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  • Illinois governor candidate gets boost from NJ's Christie Updated

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  • Disbarred St. Louis County lawyer admits defrauding clients, mother New

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  • Pope Francis to visit US next year; Philadelphia on itinerary

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  • Weekend anchor for Fox pleads guilty of disorderly conduct

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  • STL wolf ties takes second shot at wild romance


    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 (07/25/2014) at 03:03 PM

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  • Feds cap fines for not buying health insurance The amount of money scofflaws will be forced to pay if they don't buy insurance this year will be maximum $2,448 per person and $12,240 for a …

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  • Post Scripts: St. Louis politics and more Post-Dispatch St. Louis City Hall reporter Nick Pistor join Fox 2's Elliot Weiler to discuss the news of the week.

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  • Look Back 250 • A few big years in the 1870s changed St. Louis forever It was a busy few years even for a raucously growing city in the Gilded Age. See how those years changed St. Louis forever.

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  • Searchable database: Money in Missouri politics Search the data by candidate, committee, donor, political party or amount to see campaign contributions to all Missouri political candidates a…

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  • Voters Guide available for Aug. 5 primary Online guide is live now; a printed version is in the Post-Dispatch today. POLITICAL NEWS Updated

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  • Cape Girardeau surgeon faces kickback suit over fiancee referrals

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  • Attorney General Koster throws farmers a bone on puppy-mill issue

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  • Illinois governor candidate gets boost from NJ's Christie Updated

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  • Problems in other states won't stop Missouri from its executions Updated

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  • Low-key GOP forum for St. Louis County executive primary


    St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Editorials
    As of (07/25/2014) at 03:03 PM

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  • In the interest of peace, the world must allow this war to happen

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  • Eugene Robinson: Losing the moral high ground

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  • FOUL: Court gets it wrong on Obamacare

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  • FAIR: University City rights its wrong on Normandy transfer students

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  • FOUL: Key point in county executive primary debate debate: Shhh


    Kansas City Star
    As of (07/25/2014) at 03:03 PM

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  • UMKC snuffing out smoking on campus The university’s new policy prohibiting smoking and the use of all tobacco products on campus goes into effect Aug. 1. But there are no penalties for violators; “we are calling this a good citizen policy,” UMKC says.

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  • Red Zone Alex Smith sees big improvement from a year ago Quarterback Alex Smith was one of the new faces with the Chiefs last year, along with coach Andy Reid and general manager John Dorsey. In year two, everyone is on the same page and Smith says he likes what he’s seen so far. With a large payday potentially on the horizon, Chiefs' Justin Houston keeps his focus narrow Chiefs training camp report, July 25: A bad kind of misdirection Chiefs are focused on finishing better in 2014

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  • Yael T. Abouhalkah Heritage Foundation economist defends Sam Brownback, attacks Paul Krugman, but then ... oops Heritage Foundation economist Stephen Moore used outdated and inaccurate job growth information in an opinion column he wrote about Kansas tax cuts and Gov. Sam Brownback in early July. The wrong data undermined one of Moore’s key arguments — that low-tax states have shown tremendous job gains and that high-tax states don’t grow as strongly.

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  • Don't Kill The Mellinger Mindy Corporon’s energy is slowly returning Mindy Corporon lost her 14-year-old son and 69-year-old father in the Jewish Community Center shootings that shook Kansas City in April, but she her energy is returning to the point where she is planning to run a marathon this weekend.

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  • Chiefs receiver Dwayne Bowe has injury scare in practice Fri 1:46 PM

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  • Chiefs training camp report, July 25: A bad kind of misdirection Fri 1:51 PM

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  • Hiker found dead in Utah was from Kansas City Fri 9:58 AM

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  • Baby dies after being left in hot car in Kansas Fri 2:58 PM

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  • A dozen great spots for fishing in Missouri Fri 2:34 PM

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  • Oklahoma fan pokes fun after Longhorns misspell ‘Texas’ Fri 12:07 PM

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  • I-435 in Overland Park to close at night this weekend Fri 11:39 AM

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  • Trash truck fire closes ramp to U.S. 69 in Overland Park Fri 11:28 AM

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  • Comic-Con gets first look at 'Mockingjay' trailer Fri 2:16 PM

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  • California dolls left on porches were meant to spread cheer Fri 12:17 PM

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  • Poll shows Kobach leading in Kansas general election against Schodorf Fri 10:29 AM

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  • Australia, Netherlands ready to secure crash site Fri 2:59 PM

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  • 'Like' The Star on Facebook and enter to win an iPad Air Like The Star on Facebook and you'll get local news updates in your news feed and have a chance to win an iPad Air. One iPad Air winner will be selected from all entries from all participating McClatchy newspapers.

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  • Sporting Club plans to build national soccer training center in KCK

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  • Photo gallery: Comic-Con 2014 in San Diego

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  • Manchester City dominates Sporting KC with 4-1 win in international friendly match


    Kansas City Star - Political News
    As of (07/25/2014) at 03:03 PM

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  • Mayor Sly James pushes for an open carry ban in Kansas City At the mayor’s urging, the Kansas City Council’s public safety committee endorsed a measure that would ban people from openly carrying firearms in the city limits. The full council will consider the measure on July 31. But its long-term prospects are uncertain because of the Missouri General Assembly.

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  • Despite pledge, dangerous buildings still stand in Kansas City Officials concede they are only halfway to meeting the goal they set for themselves two years ago to tear down 1,000 dangerous buildings. A funding shortage and opposition from neighborhood groups have hampered demolitions.

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  • Poll shows Kobach leading in Kansas general election against Schodorf Incumbent Republican Secretary of State Kris Kobach appears to hold an 8-point lead over Democrat Jean Schodorf in a hypothetical general election contest.

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  • UMKC snuffing out smoking on campus The university’s new policy prohibiting smoking and the use of all tobacco products on campus goes into effect Aug. 1. But there are no penalties for violators; “we are calling this a good citizen policy,” UMKC says.

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  • Photo gallery: Grandview opens $1.2 million playground Grandview opens $1.2 million playground at Valley Park

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  • Kansas City proposes to settle ambulance workers’ overtime lawsuit for $1.975 million An ordinance with the proposed settlement has been introduced, and the City Council’s finance committee will formally consider it next week. But the council has already verbally authorized the settlement following a closed session discussion.

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  • Dave Helling: Paul Davis’ campaign mistake shows politicians’ lack of accountability Ethics commissions may make us feel good, but they’re really more illusion than fact. The real problem is the ongoing sale of democracy, some of it secretly, with or without an ethics commission.

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  • 'Like' The Star on Facebook and enter to win an iPad Air Like The Star on Facebook and you'll get local news updates in your news feed and have a chance to win an iPad Air. One iPad Air winner will be selected from all entries from all participating McClatchy newspapers.

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  • Sporting Club plans to build national soccer training center in KCK

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  • Photo gallery: Comic-Con 2014 in San Diego

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  • Manchester City dominates Sporting KC with 4-1 win in international friendly match

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  • Sporting Group's latest vision further cements KC's soccer-capital status

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  • Jamaal Charles' deal was easy, now comes the hard part for the Chiefs

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  • Kansas Livestock Association backs Kobach challenger in primary The 5,600-member organization chooses former Lawrence school board member Scott Morgan over Kris Kobach. The group says the Republican incumbent involves himself in too many things beyond the secretary of state’s traditional duties.

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  • Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began A condemned Arizona inmate gasped for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S.

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  • National & International Dole, vets groups renew push for disability treaty At 91, Bob Dole won't take no for an answer.

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  • FAA lifts US flight restrictions for Tel Aviv The Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday night lifted its ban on U.S. flights to and from Tel Aviv.

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  • Government proposes to retire older railroad tank cars that transport oil Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx outlined the long-expected proposals more than a year after a deadly derailment in Quebec focused government and public scrutiny on the rising volumes of crude oil shipped by train. As oil production in Canada and North Dakota has risen sharply, so have oil shipments by rail through hubs such as Kansas City.

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  • Kerry cites progress in Gaza cease-fire talks Offering the first glimmer of hope for a Gaza cease-fire, the United States on Wednesday said negotiations to broker a truce between Israel and Hamas militants are making some progress even if an end to more than two weeks of bloodshed is nowhere near.

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  • Oregon marijuana legalization measure makes November ballot Oregonians will be able to vote in November on whether to legalize marijuana for recreational use.


    Kansas City Star - Editorials
    As of (07/25/2014) at 03:03 PM

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  • Protect taxpayers on soccer village in Kansas City, Kan. The project would boost the image and use of Sporting Park and bring more national attention to Kansas and Kansas City, Kan., in the fast-growing world of U.S. soccer. No one, though, got into the details about the public-private sector split on paying for the project, although it’s likely taxpayers will be asked to put in millions of dollars. KC, Hickman Mills schools to erase stigma with free meals It’s a bold step to provide free breakfast and lunch for all students in high-poverty schools, but it fits the need for wrap-around social services. Choose high-quality leaders in Clay and Platte counties’ primaries In the Aug. 5 primaries, voters in both of the fast-growing Northland counties have chances to help keep good people in office but also push forward other well-qualified candidates. Here are The Star’s recommendations in selected contested races. Forge a Gaza ceasefire now The rest of th...

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  • Monday poll: How you voted We asked four questions about immigration. Here are the unscientific results based on about 2,000 online responses:

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  • Experienced leaders are best choices for Johnson County Commission primaries The Aug. 5 nonpartisan primaries will reduce the County Commission races to two candidates each in the November elections. The Star’s recommendations follow.

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  • End the embarrassment, restore common sense to Kansas Legislature The Kansas Legislature sorely needs lawmakers who are more committed to the well being of their state and communities than they are to right-wing causes. Unfortunately, the 2012 elections swept too many ideologues into the Capitol. The result has been bad legislation and national ridicule. Voters have a chance to undo some of the damage in the Aug. 5 primary.

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  • 'Like' The Star on Facebook and enter to win an iPad Air Like The Star on Facebook and you'll get local news updates in your news feed and have a chance to win an iPad Air. One iPad Air winner will be selected from all entries from all participating McClatchy newspapers. The Monday Poll: What do you think about immigration reform? We’d like to hear from readers on some of the key questions surrounding the current crisis and immigration reform in general. Go online to kansascity.com/opinion to register your opinions Reject extremism in Kansas’ Aug. 5 primary With Kansas finances decimated by tax cuts and the voting status of thousands of citizens in limbo, the perils of electing leaders intent on far-right experimentation are painfully apparent. Fortunately, voters have a chance in this year’s primary and general elections to elect smart candidates who want to return the state to sensible governing. In primary, Kansas Democrats offer strong candidates for U....

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    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, we’re excited to announce the biggest change to our website since 2011 — and things will definitely be different around here.

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

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  • City takes action on home with sex offenders

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  • Springfield City Council orders study of group home rules

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

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

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  • City of Springfield has little oversight of rental houses

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

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  • This week in Ozarks history 6:05 AM

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

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

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  • Christian County sheriff raises budget concerns 5:56 AM

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Paul Mueller net income increases 961 percent in 2013


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Today's Editorial Cartoon 10:46 AM

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

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

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

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

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  • Readers' letters 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 (07/25/2014) at 03:03 PM

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  • My Classic Movie Pick: Support Your Local Sheriff Updated at 2:24 PM With actor James Garner passing away recently I knew I had to write my blog for Friday about one of his movies.  Garner was good at dramas, but I especially liked his performances in comedies and thus my choice, Support Your Local Sheriff. --

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  • AMC Orders Afghanistan-Set Pilot from Low Winter Sun Writer Posted at 2:05 PM False

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  • Poll: Americans overwhelmingly reject the idea of impeaching Obama Updated at 1:35 PM False

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  • Wanna Go to the Covert Affairs Set? Check Out Christopher Gorham's New Cause and See How Posted at 2:05 PM Covert Affairs' 

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  • Big Bang Theory: Star Wars Reunion, Hope for Amy and Sheldon Posted at 2:05 PM The Big Bang Theory, one of the TV shows most at home at Comic-Con, kicked off its...

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  • Charmed's Shannen Doherty and Holly Marie Combs Reunite for Reality Show Posted at 1:05 PM Former Charmed co-stars 

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  • Is WGN America's Manhattan a Blast? 4 Reasons to Watch the Atomic Drama Posted at 1:05 PM Up and atom! It's time to discuss WGN America's latest original series Manhattan. Set in...

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  • Robert Kirkman Producing Outcast Pilot for Cinemax Posted at 1:05 PM Demons are the new zombies — at least according to Robert Kirkman. The Walking...

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  • Amy Gehrt: Time to end tax-dodge shadiness Updated at 12:28 PM A growing number of American companies are moving overseas ... on paper, at least.The tactic is called a corporate inversion, but for those who have no idea what that means, perhaps a more apt description would be “shady tax dodge.”

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  • Jackson County weapon ordinance discussion – 2 p.m. Monday Updated at 12:15 PM Monday’s Jackson County Legislature discussion of the county’s 2013 weapons ordinance is at 2 p.m. in the County Courthouse Annex (also called the Eastern Jackson County Courthouse) at 308 W. Kansas Ave. The Legislature meets... Take it easy out there – heat advisory until 7 p.m. Updated at 11:46 AM Eastern Jackson County is on the edge of a six-state area under a heat advisory this afternoon and evening.The advisory for the metro area, posted by the National Weather Service, is from noon to 7 p.m. today. The heat index is expexted to... NEXT 10  »


    The Independence Examiner - Editorials
    As of (07/25/2014) at 03:03 PM

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  • My Classic Movie Pick: Support Your Local Sheriff Updated at 2:24 PM With actor James Garner passing away recently I knew I had to write my blog for Friday about one of his movies.  Garner was good at dramas, but I especially liked his performances in comedies and thus my choice, Support Your Local Sheriff. --

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  • AMC Orders Afghanistan-Set Pilot from Low Winter Sun Writer Posted at 2:05 PM

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  • Poll: Americans overwhelmingly reject the idea of impeaching Obama Updated at 1:35 PM

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  • Wanna Go to the Covert Affairs Set? Check Out Christopher Gorham's New Cause and See How Posted at 2:05 PM Covert Affairs' 

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  • Big Bang Theory: Star Wars Reunion, Hope for Amy and Sheldon Posted at 2:05 PM The Big Bang Theory, one of the TV shows most at home at Comic-Con, kicked off its...

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  • Charmed's Shannen Doherty and Holly Marie Combs Reunite for Reality Show Posted at 1:05 PM Former Charmed co-stars 

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  • Is WGN America's Manhattan a Blast? 4 Reasons to Watch the Atomic Drama Posted at 1:05 PM Up and atom! It's time to discuss WGN America's latest original series Manhattan. Set in...

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  • Robert Kirkman Producing Outcast Pilot for Cinemax Posted at 1:05 PM Demons are the new zombies — at least according to Robert Kirkman. The Walking...

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  • Amy Gehrt: Time to end tax-dodge shadiness Updated at 12:28 PM A growing number of American companies are moving overseas ... on paper, at least.The tactic is called a corporate inversion, but for those who have no idea what that means, perhaps a more apt description would be “shady tax dodge.”

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  • Jackson County weapon ordinance discussion – 2 p.m. Monday Updated at 12:15 PM Monday’s Jackson County Legislature discussion of the county’s 2013 weapons ordinance is at 2 p.m. in the County Courthouse Annex (also called the Eastern Jackson County Courthouse) at 308 W. Kansas Ave. The Legislature meets... Take it easy out there – heat advisory until 7 p.m. Updated at 11:46 AM Eastern Jackson County is on the edge of a six-state area under a heat advisory this afternoon and evening.The advisory for the metro area, posted by the National Weather Service, is from noon to 7 p.m. today. The heat index is expexted to... NEXT 10  »


    Columbia Daily Tribune
    As of (07/25/2014) at 03:05 PM

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  • Students volunteer in cleanup project as part of MU leadership program Braden Smith was close to exhaustion Thursday after hiking along Flat Branch creek gathering trash.

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  • Planning and Zoning Commission recommends changes to C-2 rules The changes, if passed by the city council, would tighten restrictions on business construction, particularly residential housing developments.

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  • Sheriff suspends FBI agent from Cyber Crimes Task Force for March arrest An FBI agent who works part time with the Boone County Sheriff's Department's Cyber Crimes Task Force was suspended Friday after administrators learned he was arrested on suspicion of assault in March, Sheriff Dwayne Carey said.

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  • Boone Hospital Center trustees approve bond refinancing The Boone Hospital Center Board of Trustees will save around $750,000 by refinancing outstanding revenue bonds from 2004, after the Boone County Commission gave final approval Thursday.

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  • Centralia family shows off love for rabbits at Boone County Fair Kody Walters, 14, and his family own so many rabbits, they can't even name them all.

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  • All uniformed Columbia police officers to be equipped with body cameras The Columbia Police Department on Thursday announced the acquisition of 102 body cameras for use by uniformed officers in an effort to reduce assaults on police, provide more evidence for criminal prosecutions and increase departmental transparency.

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  • University of Missouri hires new marketing executive The University of Missouri has filled another administrative position.

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  • University of Missouri curators approve state appropriation requests The University of Missouri Board of Curators approved appropriations requests for capital and operating budgets for fiscal year 2016, giving the UM System administration a stamp of approval to file the request with the state.

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  • Columbia police urge caution after visit by fake Animal Control officer Police are urging caution after a man last week tried to enter a home using the false pretense that he was an Animal Control officer, Columbia police Sgt. Bob Dochler said in a news release.

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  • Derby drivers do a bang-up job The compact car contest at the Boone County Fair demolition derby was in danger of ending in a draw Wednesday night when the final two cars locked front ends, stuck together like prizefighters clinging to each other in exhaustion.

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  • Task force invites KC mayor to talk 'ban the box' The Mayor's Task Force on Community Violence hopes to bring Kansas City Mayor Sly James to town this fall to share his city's experience with eliminating the field requiring disclosure of past criminal records on city employment applications.

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  • Deaton highlights relationships, advocacy through his namesake institute When Brady Deaton retired from his post as University of Missouri chancellor, he didn't go very far. He also, technically, didn't retire.

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  • Alleged drunken driver injures man, son in head-on collision on Highway 63 A 33-year-old woman was arrested Wednesday night for driving the wrong way on Highway 63 and colliding head-on with another vehicle while she was allegedly intoxicated, injuring a man and his child, Columbia police Officer Latisha Stroer said.

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  • Gun rights amendment on August ballot worries some police, prosecutors Missourians on Aug. 5 will vote on whether the state should enshrine in its constitution broader gun rights in a controversial measure that has drawn the ire of police and prosecutors from across the state.

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  • City to begin phase-in of new bus routes on Monday Columbia's rebranded bus system, dubbed “CoMo Connect,” will begin service Monday alongside the current transit system until the new system takes over.

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  • Missouri State Fair bars mule from horse show A Sturgeon girl will have to leave her mule at home Thursday if she decides to visit the Missouri State Fair 4-H/FFA Horse Show in Sedalia.

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  • National Churchill Museum hosts Smithsonian exhibit The National Churchill Museum is hosting a traveling Smithsonian exhibit that explores the story of military mail and communication from the American Revolution to the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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  • Golf tournament to support Ellis Fischel Cancer Center Registration is open for the 14th annual Deon Starman Memorial Golf Tournament, which benefits local breast cancer initiatives at Ellis Fischel Cancer Center.

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  • Columbia Public Library gets scooters for patron use The Columbia Public Library has purchased two motorized scooters for patron use.

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  • Execution offers evidence against lethal injection ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The nation's third botched execution in six months offers more evidence for the courts that lethal injection carries too many risks and amounts to cruel and unusual punishment, death row lawyers and other opponents said yesterday.


    Columbia Daily Tribune - Editorials
    As of (07/25/2014) at 03:07 PM

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  • District 47 Republicans will choose Aug. 5 between Chuck Basye and Betsy Phillips to run against incumbent Democrat John Wright for Missouri House District 47 representative. Wright is unopposed in his primary race.

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  • Fairground tax Opposition to the proposed county-wide eighth-cent sales tax primarily to support operations at the Boone County Fairgrounds boils down to a two-prong attack that has nothing to do with the need.

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  • Recorder Two Democrats and one Republican are running to succeed Bettie Johnson, who is retiring after 35 years as Boone County recorder of deeds. In their campaigns, the three agree on one thing: Bettie is the best goldanged recorder who ever...

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  • Campaign donations So what?

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  • Associate circuit judge Incumbent Larry Bryson is retiring, opening the office of associate circuit judge for a mini-rush of would-be successors.

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  • Amendment 7 Recognizing a severe shortage of funds to maintain and build Missouri transportation facilities, supporters faced an unprecedented dilemma. Motor fuel taxes no longer are adequate, so they propose turning to a three-fourths-cent sales tax increase expected to produce $534 million...

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  • Good idea The Mayor's Task Force on Violent Crime recommends “ban the box,” referring to a box routinely appearing on employment forms for applicants to check if they have ever been convicted of a crime.

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  • Sales taxes Financing for important public initiatives has fallen so far behind that increased sales taxes become the only way to gain the needed revenue, and projects are so important it makes no sense to put them off. Passage of time will...

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  • Early voting Democrats seem to favor earlier voting, and Republicans seem to be against. Why is that?

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  • Parks funding The city of Columbia is conducting a professional survey of the potential for attracting more sports events, already shown to be good business for the community.

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  • `Right to farm' Protecting a “right to farm” seems obvious, but should any such thing be enshrined in the Missouri Constitution?

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  • Protecting the language I am indebted to the executive editor of the Paducah Sun, who recently published reminiscences of usage advice from the late John Bremner's book “Words on Words.” Bremner spent most of his career teaching journalism at the University of Kansas.

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  • TIF veto A few days ago, Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed HB1553, an omnibus bill that included the sudden late-inning restriction sought by Boone County on the ability of the city of Columbia to implement tax increment financing.

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  • Deer management A bill aimed at blocking regulations from the Department of Conservation to prevent the spread of chronic wasting disease in wild or captive deer was vetoed by Gov. Jay Nixon, who said the measure would erode the vaunted independence of...

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  • Oops Don't tell me you have never suffered temporary bouts of insanity. My latest attack came Thursday when in an otherwise brilliant treatise on sports at Stephens College I proclaimed with seeming authority the college is a member of the National...

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  • Behind The Stripes Returning Offensive Might in the SEC: Alabama, Missi... Tiger Tidings MU Olympic sports VIT countdown: No. 1 J'den Cox Art Axis Adirondack native guides listeners into common ground Mental Math Mental Math for Monday July 21 Behind The Stripes Gary Pinkel takes his turn at the ESPN 'Car Wash' Behind The Stripes SEC Schedule Strength: Missouri's got a smooth ride,... Tiger Tidings MU Olympic sports VIT countdown: No. 2 Kearsten Peoples Prep Repartee 2014 football schedules are here! Tiger Tidings MU Olympic sports VIT countdown: No. 3 Drake Houdashelt Art Axis Kansas City composer focuses on fusion at MU festival Mental Math Fix the Problem for Saturday July 19 Tiger Tidings MU Olympic sports VIT countdown: No. 4 Tori Finucane Street Talk The July 19, 2014, edition of Saturday Business Tiger Tidings MU Olympic sports VIT countdown: No. 5 Rachel Updike Behind The Stripes News Upon a Friday: Comcast adds SEC Network; NCAA h... Courtside View Ten years of to...

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    St. Joseph News-Press
    As of (07/25/2014) at 03:07 PM

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  • Fans come out for first practice The first public practice of the 2014 Kansas City Chiefs training camp kicked off Thursday at Missouri Western State University.

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  • Charles talks about new deal, future in KC Jamaal Charles still has lofty goals to achieve during his tenure in the National Football League.

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  • A mother lives to express her thanks When Bria Bentz settled into her seat at last Saturday's St. Joseph Mustangs game, she was just hoping to see a little baseball.

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  • Nixon: Tax cuts would hurt soil-water districts MARYVILLE, Mo. — Farmers could soon face a shortage of funds to help pay for terraces and other conservation projects.

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  • New Generation Singers return home As the New Generation Singers embarked on a summer excursion to the East Coast, the youth singing group made stops along the way in several small Midwestern towns. And at most of these stops, the young singers felt just a little bit like rock stars.

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  • Musical review: RRT's 'Hairspray' When the audience is clapping along to a musical's songs and cheering for its main characters, its cast is doing something right.

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  • Congressional candidate beaten in jail

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  • Chiefs camp makes big impact on economy

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  • Town hall promotes passage of 'right to farm'

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  • GOP primary race to succeed Thomson crowded

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  • Recent rains hurting hay harvest

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  • New repair shop at KCI to bring 500 jobs

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  • Mother heads to prison

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  • Aoki's 14th-inning hit lifts Royals over Indians

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  • Fans come out for first practice

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    St. Joseph News-Press - Editorials
    As of (07/25/2014) at 03:08 PM

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  • Habitat's stewardship seen in board, support It's nice to be recognized for your work.

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  • Let's build on camp success The "new" has worn off, but visiting the Kansas City Chiefs' training camp on the campus of Missouri Western State University still is a unique treat for football fans, year in and year out.

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  • We don't have to like it Complying with federal environmental standards is a costly proposition for sewer ratepayers in St. Joseph, and now we will be reminded each month.

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  • Tourism important every day In the countdown to the Kansas City Chiefs' training camp, much has been made of how our city will enjoy a nice boost in tourism over the next three weeks.

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  • Trends positive for teens Here's some good news: Teens are making better choices about risky behaviors.

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  • Road tax emerges as best option Veterans of lawmaking will tell you: Sometimes the best public policy decision is the one voters will approve.

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  • Send a message: We value schools In the middle of summer, when the minds of both parents and kids are on other things, today presents a rare opportunity to leave a long-lasting message that education matters greatly in the grand scheme of things.

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  • Pumps lift spirits at Lake Contrary The water level is up at "the lake," but it's not sustainable without nature's help and annual checks written by the Lake Contrary Development Association.

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  • On giving the dying a chance No one should go around touting Missouri House Bill 1685 as the savior for all terminally ill patients. It is far, far from that.

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  • Standards' debaters find middle ground "Common Core." The words by themselves are a lightning rod attracting a heated reaction from people throughout the Midland Empire who favor local control and oversight of their schools.

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  • Prepare to teach a child Not to put any extra pressure on parents, but they really are their children's first teachers.

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  • Transfer without hassles Pursuing a college degree in Missouri is now easier, thanks to action by state lawmakers and education leaders.

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  • Economic vitality requires teamwork Surviving in this global economy is one thing. Thriving is another.

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  • College? Are you sure? Know a young person heading to college this fall? Are you sure?

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  • Casino parlays bets into solid record As the St. Jo Frontier Casino celebrates its 20th anniversary this summer, managers are pondering two recent reports - one good and one not so good.

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  • Streets have our attention You can almost hear the legions of St. Joseph citizens cheering on their representatives:

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  • No quit in levee boosters It should be clear by now - whether we have a week of heavy rains or not - that our levees protecting Northwest Missouri and Northeast Kansas from ravaging floods are in need of constant attention.

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  • Why not save together? Down in Kansas City, civic and business leaders are teaming up with Kansas City Power & Light Co. in an unusual partnership to reduce energy use while competing with nine other large cities nationwide.

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  • Remember kids' needs year-round Early July hardly seems the time to be thinking about going back to school, let alone Christmas. Still, there is wisdom in planning ahead.

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  • The line is drawn on privacy To be clear, the U.S. Supreme Court's recent ruling on privacy does not say data on an individual's cellphone cannot be examined by law enforcement. Rather, the groundbreaking ruling establishes that generally a search warrant is required.


    The Joplin Globe - State News
    As of (07/25/2014) at 03:08 PM

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  • Miners earn top seed in district American Legion tourney The Joplin Miners are the No. 1 seed for this week’s Triple-A District 15 Tournament at Carl Junction. July 16, 2014

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  • Rep. Reiboldt withdraws from debate about farming amendment Southwest Missouri Democrats on Wednesday will sponsor a program on the Right to Farm Amendment, but it unclear if there will be a debate on the measure. July 3, 2014 1 Photo

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  • Oklahoma lawmaker not upset by convict's delayed death State Rep. Brian Renegar, D-McAlester, said his thoughts turned to Clayton Lockett’s murder victim when he learned Lockett had died of a heart attack shortly after his formal execution was halted because of problems with the lethal drug injection process. April 30, 2014

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  • Oklahoma governor orders review of failed execution Gov. Mary Fallin ordered a thorough review Wednesday of the botched lethal drug execution of a convicted murderer that left him writhing and grunting. But the governor said executions will continue in Oklahoma, and the review by the state Department of Public Safety is to determine if medical and other protocols were followed in the failed execution of Clayton D. Lockett. April 30, 2014

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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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  • 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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  • 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


    The Joplin Globe - Local News
    As of (07/25/2014) at 03:08 PM

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  • Ballot issues dominate GOP event A maze of campaign yard signs lined the sidewalk at Big Spring Park, leading up to a line of local candidates for public office with rolled-up sleeves shaking hands with potential voters. July 24, 2014

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  • Mike Pound: It's time for some football The arrests, the announced suspensions and the contract disputes can mean only one thing: Somebody is ready for some football. July 24, 2014

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  • Landfill opponents seek answers The Baxter Springs High School auditorium was filled with hundreds of Cherokee County residents Thursday night as Galena city officials answered questions and listened to comments regarding a proposed landfill at Riverton. July 24, 2014

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  • Hanaway says leadership missing under Gov. Nixon When Republican gubernatorial hopeful Catherine Hanaway walked into the banquet room at Granny Shaffer’s Restaurant this week, she was greeted by some of Joplin’s more prominent business leaders. July 24, 2014

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  • Neosho athletes bring home silver For 19-year-old Dominque Dechant, it was the trip of a lifetime. She and three other athletes from Neosho traveled last month to Newark, New Jersey, as part of the Missouri Special Olympics girls basketball team. July 24, 2014

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  • VIDEO: Carterville company expands to third generation What began as Ray “Mac” McCoy’s side job in his home 55 years ago has grown not only in square footage and reach, but in generations. This summer, a third generation took over the reins of MSW — Mac’s Specialty Woodwork — that now exceeds 90,000 square feet and creates custom furniture for chain restaurants coast to coast. July 24, 2014 2 Photos

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  • Shrine Bowl band, cheerleaders, players arrive in Pittsburg this week Band members were the first Kansas Shrine Bowl participants to arrive at Pittsburg State University this week. July 24, 2014

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  • Galena council rescinds landfill decisions The Galena City Council voted Wednesday to rescind decisions it made two weeks ago regarding a proposed landfill at Riverton. July 23, 2014

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  • Miami council waives fees for barbecue event The Miami City Council voted Tuesday to waive $3,750 in usage fees for Miami Elks Lodge No. 1320 for an upcoming barbecue championship at the Miami Fairgrounds. July 23, 2014

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  • Carthage prepares for Marian Days The 37th annual Marian Days celebration will start in two weeks, and planning is well under way for the event that will bring tens of thousands of Catholics of Vietnamese descent to Carthage. July 23, 2014


    The Joplin Globe - Editorials
    As of (07/25/2014) at 03:08 PM

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  • Our View: Scratch this off your list Missouri voters will go to the polls on Aug. 5 and consider a measure that would create a new lottery ticket devoted to helping fund the Missouri Veterans Commission. July 25, 2014 1 Photo

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  • Your View: Amendment will help all Missourians I would like to address concerns that Amendment 1 may not be good for all Missourians. July 25, 2014

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  • Your View: Misleading ballot language Amendment 1, the “Right to Farm” amendment, on the Aug. 5 ballot isn’t as wholesome as it sounds. July 25, 2014

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  • Tom Lindley, columnist: Better police needed to catch cheaters Cheating has been part of college athletics probably for as long as people have bothered to keep score. July 25, 2014

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  • Our View: MDC's got it right You might be surprised to learn that one of Missouri’s most robust volunteer programs is run by the government. July 24, 2014 1 Photo

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  • Your View: Confusing the facts I have found during my time in public service if someone is on the wrong side of an issue, the best they can do is attempt to confuse the public with statements that do not reflect the facts. July 23, 2014

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  • Your View: Too many TIFs Every Joplin taxpayer wants good, sound development in the city. July 23, 2014

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  • Geoff Caldwell, columnist: Civility is in eye of beholder (or attacker) From week to week, what generates this column is pretty much the same: weekend coffee, the news of the day and a topics list. July 23, 2014

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  • Other Views: Ex-inmate deserves justice July 15 was a great day for Mark Woodworth, who learned that the murder charge that wrongly sent him to prison for 17 years had finally been dismissed. July 23, 2014 1 Photo

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  • Anson Burlingame, guest columnist: Much has changed in U.S. over 14 years Does anyone recall the major economic argument during the 2000 presidential campaign between George Bush and Al Gore? July 22, 2014


    The Jefferson City News Tribune
    As of (07/25/2014) at 03:08 PM

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  • 3 suspects charged in Puff N Snuff smoke shop investigation - Three Eldon women face felony charges related to the distribution of imitation controlled substances after a search warrant was conducted Tuesday at Puff N Snuff Smoke Shop in Eldon.

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  • Schofield recommended to be next JC fire chief - City of Jefferson fire chief recommendation committee recommends Matt Schofield to City Administrator Steven S. Crowell for consideration as fire chief during the next phase of the search.

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  • Your Opinion: Costs of 'green energy' not publicized - It is interesting that actual costs were omitted from a press release about a Greene County solar facility.

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  • Your Opinion: Historical obstacles to outcome in Iraq - I must conclude this Iraq question with my response to Mr. Horstmann and Mr. Schneiders.

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  • Your Opinion: Drivers should pay transportation tax - I do not believe Sen. Kehoe is acting in the best interest of Missourians when he advocates increasing the sales tax to support the needs of transportation in Missouri.

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  • Our Opinion: Respect: A fundamental for education - The popular evangelist's quote - recently posted on Facebook by a co-worker - triggered thoughts about the role of respect in connection with public education, a subject of this forum on Wednesday and Thursday.

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  • Red Cross instructs the instructors Class prepares those who will teach others life-saving techniques - Limbless mannequins and infant CPR dummies littered the tables of a small classroom in the Jefferson City chapter of the American Red Cross as students from multiple professions were getting certified to be an instructor for CPR, first aid and automated external defibrillator use on Thursday.

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  • Candidates for fire chief answer to public, firefighters - Firefighters and citizens got their chances to ask questions of the three finalists looking to become the next fire chief of Jefferson City.

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  • Council committee endorses new 'building official' job, rights of way changes - Jefferson City soon could have a new “building official" handling some building inspection and supervising some staff. The city council's Public Works and Planning Committee endorsed the idea Thursday, along with recommending that the council also approve three rights of way changes.

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  • Discipline complaint filed against Osage County sheriff - Osage County Sheriff Michael R. Dixon Jr. has 30 days to answer the Missouri Public Safety department's complaint that his peace officer's certification should be disciplined.

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  • Fulton man to appear in court for assault case involving minor - A Fulton man who works as a federal law enforcement officer is scheduled to appear in court on July 29 on an assault charge in an incident involving a minor.

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  • Eugene man injured by multiple gunshots - The Miller County Sheriff's Office has made no arrests at this time after finding a man Tuesday with multiple gunshot wounds at a residence near Eugene.

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  • Challenges, drug shortages, mark US executions - The prolonged execution in Arizona looked troubling, but was it unconstitutional?

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  • JCPD announces promotions - The Jefferson City Police Department recently advanced four of its officers after conducting an extensive, competitive evaluation process.

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  • 2 school districts to provide free lunches to all - The Kansas City and Hickman Mills school districts will offer free lunch to every student starting in August.

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  • Prosecutor: Doctor fires back at hospital gunman - A psychiatrist who was grazed by gunfire from a patient at a hospital on Thursday helped stop the patient by apparently using his own weapon to shoot and wound him, but not before a caseworker was killed, authorities said.

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  • Fox, Arnett share 'TMNT' love with Comic-Con crowd - When asked by a fan during a Comic-Con panel which member of the sewer-dwelling, pizza-loving superhero team was their favorite, Megan Fox and Will Arnett both picked the nunchaku-wielding member of the Ninja Turtles.

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  • Planes with Ukraine bodies arrive in Netherlands - Two more military aircraft carrying remains of victims from the Malaysian plane disaster arrived in the Netherlands on Thursday, while Australian and Dutch diplomats joined to promote a plan for a U.N. team to secure the crash site which has been controlled by pro-Russian rebels.

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  • Very bad week: Airline disasters come in a cluster - Nearly 300 passengers perish when their plane is shot out of the sky. Airlines suspend flights to Israel's largest airport after rocket attacks. An airliner crashes during a storm, and yet another disappears.

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  • UN school in Gaza caught in cross-fire; 15 killed - A U.N. school in Gaza crowded with hundreds of Palestinians seeking refuge from fierce fighting came under fire Thursday, killing at least 15 civilians and leaving a sad tableau of blood-spattered pillows, blankets and children's clothing scattered in the courtyard.


    The Jefferson City News Tribune - State News
    As of (07/25/2014) at 03:08 PM

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  • 2 school districts to provide free lunches to all - The Kansas City and Hickman Mills school districts will offer free lunch to every student starting in August.

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  • Regulators oppose lowering Noranda electric rate - A day after regulators said they opposed a request by Ameren Missouri's biggest customer for a rate reduction of about $50 million a year, a panel that advocates for retail ratepayers proposed a deal that would give the company just over half of what it was seeking.

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  • Public Safety department wants to discipline sheriff's license - Osage County Sheriff Michael Dixon has 30 days to answer the Missouri's Public Safety department's complaint that Dixon's peace officer's certification should be disciplined.

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  • Missouri Lottery says game choices affect funding - The Missouri Lottery says a decline in the money it provided to education is due partly to the types of Lottery games people chose to play.

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  • Blunt: Senate failing on highway funding bill - Missouri transportation officials, and their counterparts in other states, are waiting for Congress to pass a new national highway funding bill.

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  • 2 companies moving from Kansas to Missouri - Missouri has apparently won another round in the continuing border war with Kansas that involves using tax incentives to entice businesses to move across the state line that runs through the Kansas City metropolitan area.

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  • Missouri Lottery gave less to schools in 2014 - Despite record sales, the Missouri Lottery provided less money to education during the recently concluded state budget year, leading Gov. Jay Nixon on Wednesday to order a review of the agency.

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  • California fruit recall keeps expanding Trader Joe's, Walmart, Costco, Kroger, Ralph's, Shop Rite among affected retailers - As food recalls go, the recent stone-fruit recall from California-based Wawona Packing Company is arguably both better and worse than most: better in that there have been no confirmed reports of people getting sick from contaminated food, worse in that the scope of the recall keeps growing.

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  • Missouri Lottery gave less to education in 2014 - Gov. Jay Nixon has ordered a review of the Missouri Lottery after a decline in the proceeds transferred to education.

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  • Cleanup of lead at Missouri park nearing an end - A three-year project to clean up lead pollution is nearing an end at a popular Missouri state park on the site of a shuttered mine.

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  • State delays vote on KC schools accreditation - Parents and students in the Kansas City School District will have to wait until the final few days before classes begin to learn whether the urban school system will remain unaccredited.

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  • Biden tells vets US won't rest until VA problems fixed - Vice President Joe Biden told veterans gathered in St. Louis on Monday that the Obama administration won't rest until major problems at the Veterans Affairs Department get fixed.

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  • Improvements underway at Sedalia airport - Officials at the Sedalia Regional Airport are hoping improvements to the main runway will make the central Missouri airport more attractive to heavier jets and business jets.

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  • Springfield utility gets energy from solar farm - City Utilities in Springfield is receiving some power from a solar farm in Greene County and will soon begin looking for customers willing to pay higher prices to receive some of their power from solar energy.

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  • Spy agency's move leaves history behind in St. Louis - In the front parlor of a century-old mansion south of downtown sits a scale model of Osama bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. The model was used to brief U.S. generals before military forces raided the compound and killed the terrorist mastermind.

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  • Dismembered body case to be tried in Clay County - A man accused of killing a woman whose dismembered body was found near his rural Pettis County home will be tried in Clay County.

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  • Jackson County ro build Freedom Memorial Wall - Jackson County officials are planning a memorial wall to honor up to 1,000 people who contributed to the county's success, with an emphasis on black leaders.

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  • School district seeks boy's records in bullying lawsuit - Lawyers for a southwest Missouri school district being sued by the parents of a boy who killed himself last year have filed a request seeking all of the Facebook messages, photographs, videos and other communication saved by the student.

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  • Billboard company sues Columbia over permit denial - One of the nation's leading outdoor advertisers is suing the city of Columbia, claiming its refusal to allow the company to erect new billboards and alter two others violates a 1998 settlement involving billboards.

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  • 2 ag-gag laws facing federal court challenges - The years-long fight between farm organizations and animal rights activists over laws prohibiting secretly filmed documentation of animal abuse is moving from state legislatures to federal courts as laws in Utah and Idaho face constitutional challenges.


    The Jefferson City News Tribune - Local News
    As of (07/25/2014) at 03:08 PM

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  • 3 suspects charged in Puff N Snuff smoke shop investigation - Three Eldon women face felony charges related to the distribution of imitation controlled substances after a search warrant was conducted Tuesday at Puff N Snuff Smoke Shop in Eldon.

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  • Schofield recommended to be next JC fire chief - City of Jefferson fire chief recommendation committee recommends Matt Schofield to City Administrator Steven S. Crowell for consideration as fire chief during the next phase of the search.

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  • Red Cross instructs the instructors Class prepares those who will teach others life-saving techniques - Limbless mannequins and infant CPR dummies littered the tables of a small classroom in the Jefferson City chapter of the American Red Cross as students from multiple professions were getting certified to be an instructor for CPR, first aid and automated external defibrillator use on Thursday.

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  • Candidates for fire chief answer to public, firefighters - Firefighters and citizens got their chances to ask questions of the three finalists looking to become the next fire chief of Jefferson City.

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  • Council committee endorses new 'building official' job, rights of way changes - Jefferson City soon could have a new “building official" handling some building inspection and supervising some staff. The city council's Public Works and Planning Committee endorsed the idea Thursday, along with recommending that the council also approve three rights of way changes.

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  • Discipline complaint filed against Osage County sheriff - Osage County Sheriff Michael R. Dixon Jr. has 30 days to answer the Missouri Public Safety department's complaint that his peace officer's certification should be disciplined.

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  • Fulton man to appear in court for assault case involving minor - A Fulton man who works as a federal law enforcement officer is scheduled to appear in court on July 29 on an assault charge in an incident involving a minor.

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  • Eugene man injured by multiple gunshots - The Miller County Sheriff's Office has made no arrests at this time after finding a man Tuesday with multiple gunshot wounds at a residence near Eugene.

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  • JCPD announces promotions - The Jefferson City Police Department recently advanced four of its officers after conducting an extensive, competitive evaluation process.

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  • Public Safety department wants to discipline sheriff's license - Osage County Sheriff Michael Dixon has 30 days to answer the Missouri's Public Safety department's complaint that Dixon's peace officer's certification should be disciplined.

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  • Bond savings may lay foundation for new Blair Oaks high school - The Blair Oaks school board has been strategizing ways to collect enough money to possibly build a fourth building, possibly a senior high for grades 9-12.

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  • Commission OKs funds for more jurors - The Cole County Commission has added money to the budget to pay for the cost of jurors, since more jury trials are taking place this year.

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  • Blunt: Senate failing on highway funding bill - Missouri transportation officials, and their counterparts in other states, are waiting for Congress to pass a new national highway funding bill.

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  • Presbyterian minister seeks justice, other victims Fulton church sued over child abuse at hands of former lay pastor - A Fulton church has been named as a defendant in a lawsuit that also includes Jack Wayne Rogers, accusing him of sexually assaulting the plaintiff when he was a child 14 years ago.

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  • Jaycees put Cole County back in fair's title - Last year, the annual fair at the Jefferson City Jaycees Fairgrounds dropped Cole County from the title.

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  • JC woman gets probation for identity theft - A Jefferson City woman, charged with using the name of another woman and her Social Security number to steal more than $700 in services, has been placed on five years supervised probation.

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  • Local man charged with molesting girl - A Jefferson City man has been charged with inappropriately touching a girl under the age of 10.

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  • New Bloomfield R-3 receives $2,000 for wellness initiatives - The New Bloomfield school district will have $2,000 to spend on health and wellness initiatives in the district after receiving an award this week.

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  • Missouri Lottery gave less to schools in 2014 - Despite record sales, the Missouri Lottery provided less money to education during the recently concluded state budget year, leading Gov. Jay Nixon on Wednesday to order a review of the agency.

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  • Four people killed in Camden County wreck - Three members of an Illinois family and a Warsaw man were killed after a motor vehicle accident Wednesday morning on the Niangua Bridge just north of Camdenton.


    The Jefferson City News Tribune - Editorials
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  • Your Opinion: Costs of 'green energy' not publicized - It is interesting that actual costs were omitted from a press release about a Greene County solar facility.

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  • Your Opinion: Historical obstacles to outcome in Iraq - I must conclude this Iraq question with my response to Mr. Horstmann and Mr. Schneiders.

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  • Your Opinion: Drivers should pay transportation tax - I do not believe Sen. Kehoe is acting in the best interest of Missourians when he advocates increasing the sales tax to support the needs of transportation in Missouri.

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  • Our Opinion: Respect: A fundamental for education - The popular evangelist's quote - recently posted on Facebook by a co-worker - triggered thoughts about the role of respect in connection with public education, a subject of this forum on Wednesday and Thursday.

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  • Your Opinion: Farmers need protection from animal-welfare groups - I hope that you have a better understanding of family framers and corporate farms and that by attacking corporate farms you will affect the family farm.

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  • Your Opinion: Questions on congressman's support for agriculture - Protecting Farmers. Re: Congressman Luetkemeyer's July 18 letter to his constituents.

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  • Your Opinion: Combine fuel, sales taxes for transportation - Regarding sales tax vs. gas/diesel tax to fund roads. I have not had the time to research the surrounding states current fuel tax rate, but I do remember a situation back in the '60s where Missouri raised the rate which elevated Missouri above the surrounding states.

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  • Our Opinion: Uniforms: Time for public schools to try them on? - Are uniforms for public school students a reasonable early step toward improving the educational environment?

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  • Your Opinion: Help for farms large and small - The opposition to Amendment 1 - the Right to Farm - have focused on the livestock industry.

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  • Your Opinion: Pro-con format on zoning praised - Three cheers for the News Tribune for the pro and con article researched and written in conjunction with the Aug. 5 ballot question about county zoning.

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  • Our Opinion: The future of public education - Public education may have reached a turning point.

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  • Your Opinion: Right to Farm amendment potentially harmful - Re: right to farm or right to evade regulation?

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  • Your Opinion: Hypocrisy evident on Opinion Page - On July 16, you published a major editorial scolding about how terrible it is to “see invective and name-calling dominate public policy debate."

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  • Your Opinion: Theory about attack on plane over Ukraine - My opinion letter is in response to the plane incident over in the Ukraine.

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  • Your Opinion: Parental involvement benefits education - I am a parent of two boys. I take full responsibility for their behavior.


    The Southeast Missourian
    As of (07/25/2014) at 03:08 PM

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  • Corvette Caravan to stop in Cape for the first time (07/25/14) 2 Kenny Pincksten has been a car enthusiast since he was 12. He now owns two Corvettes, a 1963 model and a 2014, and is...

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  • Federal lawsuit accuses Cape doctor of kickback scheme (07/25/14) 10 A federal lawsuit filed earlier this month accuses a Cape Girardeau neurosurgeon of altering his practice to benefit...

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  • Biology professor raises potential flag on mosquito-borne virus (07/25/14) 2 Although it hasn't hit Missouri yet, a virus transmitted by the Asian tiger mosquito remains a concern for a local...

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  • State attorney general visits Cape for right-to-farm tour (07/25/14) 17 Missouri State Attorney General Chris Koster's farm tour continued today with a stop in Cape Girardeau. The statewide...

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  • Kitchen fire causes commotion at Cape apartment building (07/25/14) A kitchen fire created some excitement Thursday evening for residents of an apartment building on North Lorimier...

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  • Scott City man charged with domestic assault (07/25/14) A Scott City man is in custody after allegedly resisting arrest and being Tasered. Marcus Allen Bowers, 25, was charged with second-degree domestic assault, resisting or interfering with arrest and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, according to a news release from the Scott County Sheriff's Office...

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  • Tarrillion pleads guilty to misdemeanor (07/24/14) PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- A former police chief is about to become an inmate. Keith Tarrillion, who resigned from the Perryville Police Department in March 2013 amid allegations of professional misconduct, pleaded guilty Wednesday morning to a misdemeanor charge of making a false report...

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  • Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began (07/24/14) PHOENIX -- A condemned Arizona inmate gasped for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S. Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne's office said Joseph Rudolph Wood was pronounced dead at 3:49 p.m., one hour and 57 minutes after the execution started...

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  • Pemiscot County to house New Madrid County inmates (07/24/14) NEW MADRID, Mo. -- The Pemiscot County Jail will house prisoners from New Madrid County, at least for the next six months. At their Monday meeting, the New Madrid County Commission accepted the bid of $30 per prisoner per day from Pemiscot County. New Madrid County Sheriff Terry Stevens on Tuesday was moving the county's prisoners from the Scott County Jail, which had housed prisoners for the county since July 2, to Pemiscot County...

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  • Preliminary hearing set in Davis murder case (07/24/14) NEW MADRID, Mo. -- A preliminary hearing is scheduled in September for a woman accused in the death of a Sikeston, Missouri, man. Savannah R. Davis will return to Division II of New Madrid County Circuit Court at 1 p.m. Sept. 4 for her preliminary hearing on charges of second-degree murder and armed criminal action. Davis is charged in the July 11 death of John Sharber...

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  • Valedictorian: Ryan Foltz, 18 (07/24/14) Meadow Heights co-valedictorian Birthday: May 30, 1996 Birthplace: Cape Girardeau Future plans: To attend Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla. Extracurricular activities: Ran cross country, played basketball, in FFA and BETA Club...

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  • Valedictorian: Ashlee Long, 18 (07/24/14) Meadow Heights co-valedictorian Birthday: Dec. 13, 1995 Birthplace: Yuma, Arizona Future plans: Going to attend Southeast Missouri State University in the fall and pursue a degree in actuarial sciences. Extracurricular activities: Played softball since third grade and continue to play on coed teams, drum majorette, cheer captain, BETA Club reporter, volleyball, Pep Club, Smokebusters, student council treasurer and was class treasurer...

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  • Who's neXt 7/24/14 (07/24/14) Graduates Cape Girardeau Deborah Allen , bachelor of science with a major in human environmental studies: dietetics option; Lucas Auer , bachelor of general studies with a major in general studies; Phillip Babich , cum laude with a bachelor of general studies with a major in general studies; Alex Bader , bachelor of science in business administration with a major in marketing: marketing management option; Paige Bagot , bachelor of science with a major in psychology; Gideon Barr , magna cum laude with a bachelor of science with a major in psychology; Keith Bass , bachelor of science in nursing with a major in nursing; Zachary Bays , bachelor of science in business administration with a major in finance; Lauren Bethel , cum laude with a bachelor of science with a major in biology: microbiology, cellular and molecular biology, and biotechnology option; Jason Billmeyer , bachelor of science in business administration with a major in marketing: marke...

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  • Hooked on Science: Double ball drop challenge (07/24/14) Basketball Pingpong ball STEP 1: Hold the basketball and pingpong ball at the same height. STEP 2: Release the balls at the same time and observe. Which ball hits the floor first? Both the basketball and the pingpong ball hit the floor at the same time. ...

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  • Tech Academy gets teachers up to speed on laptop devices (07/23/14) Teachers of grades five through 12 are meeting this week for a Tech Academy on the convertible laptops that will be given to Central Junior High School students this fall. "Each day is targeted toward one of our focus strategies or tools, and then the afternoon gives them that work session to begin putting that content and those strategies into place," said instructional technology specialist Ron Farrow, who had a group of 18 gathered Monday...


    The Southeast Missourian - State News
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  • Regulators offer compromise rate to Noranda plant (07/25/14) ST. LOUIS -- A day after regulators said they opposed a request by Ameren Missouri's biggest customer for a rate reduction of about $50 million a year, a panel that advocates for retail ratepayers proposed a deal that would give the company just over half of what it was seeking...

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  • Costumed window washers delight patients (07/25/14) ST. LOUIS -- Window washers dressed as Spider-Man are delighting young patients at St. Louis Children's Hospital. Despite temperatures in the upper 80s earlier this week, Matt McGehee and Andy Weeks couldn't bring themselves to pull off their hoods and full-body superhero suits...

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  • Missouri Lottery says game choices affect funding (07/25/14) JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A decline in the amount of Missouri Lottery proceeds provided to education is partly because of the types of Lottery games people chose to play, a Lottery official said. Despite record high sales figures, the Lottery transferred $21.5 million less to education during the 2014 budget that concluded June 30 than during the previous year. That led Gov. Jay Nixon to seek a review of the agency's operations...

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  • Mo. Lottery gave less to education in '14 (07/24/14) JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Gov. Jay Nixon has ordered a review of the Missouri Lottery after a decline in the proceeds transferred to education. The Missouri Lottery had record sales of nearly $1.16 billion during the 2014 budget year that ended June 30...

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  • Mississippi River reopens after barge accident (07/24/14) LOUISIANA, Mo. -- A railroad bridge is undamaged and Mississippi River traffic is moving again at Louisiana after barges broke free from their tow and became stuck under the bridge. Fifteen barges became dislodged about 4:30 a.m. Tuesday from a tow operated by Marquette Transportation Co. of Paducah, Kentucky. Three of the barges passed under the Louisiana Railroad Drawbridge, but 12 became stuck...

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  • Two companies moving from Kansas to Missouri (07/24/14) KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Missouri has apparently won another round in the continuing border war with Kansas that involves using tax incentives to entice businesses to move across the state line that runs through the Kansas City metropolitan area. Leawood, Kansas-based Cbiz Inc. and Mayer Hoffman McCann PC have announced plans to move their headquarters and a total of about 450 employees to Kansas City, Missouri's Country Club Plaza, The Kansas City Star reported...

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  • VA chief pledges end to whistle-blower retaliation (07/23/14) ST. LOUIS -- The acting secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs vowed Tuesday to crack down on whistle-blower retaliation after a private government watchdog released a critical report on the agency's treatment of employees who brought internal problems to light...

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  • Lead cleanup at park nearing end (07/23/14) PARK HILLS, Mo. -- A three-year project to clean up lead pollution is nearing an end at a popular Missouri state park on the site of a shuttered mine. St. Francois County's St. Joe State Park, known for its sand flats, hills and 2,000 acres set aside for all-terrain vehicles, sits on land in the eastern part of the state that once included a dump for mine waste called tailings, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported this week...

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  • Mo. delays vote on KC schools accreditation (07/23/14) JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Parents and students in the Kansas City School District will have to wait until the final few days before classes begin to learn whether the urban school system will remain unaccredited. The school district had offered to end a lawsuit challenging its unaccredited status if Missouri education officials would grant it temporary provisional accreditation for the school year starting Aug. ...

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  • Body found in Kansas City airport fountain (07/23/14) KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Police are investigating how a woman's body ended up in a pond connected to a fountain near the Kansas City International Airport. Kansas City police on Tuesday identified the woman as 21-year-old Husenet Yassin. Her body was found Monday afternoon during a routine check by airport security...


    The Southeast Missourian - Local News
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  • Fire in Cape Girardeau County destroys barn, shop (07/25/14) A barn and shop building were destroyed by fire in Cape Girardeau County Friday, according to a fire department official. No one was injured. Fire departments responded to 373 Cape Girardeau County Road 319 at about 8:30 a.m., Randy Morris, chief of the Gordonville Fire Department, said. Two structures on the property, a wooden barn and a shop building, are total losses and a third suffered damage from radiant heat, he added...

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  • Corvette Caravan to stop in Cape for the first time (07/25/14) 2 Kenny Pincksten has been a car enthusiast since he was 12. He now owns two Corvettes, a 1963 model and a 2014, and is looking forward to attending the first Corvette Caravan to stop in Cape Girardeau. This marks the fifth anniversary of the caravan, in which hundreds of Corvettes travel across the United States to visit the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky...

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  • Federal lawsuit accuses Cape doctor of kickback scheme (07/25/14) 10 A federal lawsuit filed earlier this month accuses a Cape Girardeau neurosurgeon of altering his practice to benefit his fiancée's business as part of an illegal kickback scheme. The five-count complaint alleges Dr. Sonjay Fonn and his fiancée, Deborah Seeger, violated a federal anti-kickback law that seeks to prevent conflicts of interest and overuse of medical services or items by prohibiting anyone from making or accepting payments for referring, recommending or arranging for federally funded medical services.. ...

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  • Biology professor raises potential flag on mosquito-borne virus (07/25/14) 2 Although it hasn't hit Missouri yet, a virus transmitted by the Asian tiger mosquito remains a concern for a local biology professor and arborvirologist. Asian tiger mosquitoes, which can transmit a virus called chikungunya, are a major pest in St. Louis and "definitely exist" in Cape Girardeau, said Dr. Christina Frazier of Southeast Missouri State University...

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  • State attorney general visits Cape for right-to-farm tour (07/25/14) 17 Missouri State Attorney General Chris Koster's farm tour continued today with a stop in Cape Girardeau. The statewide tour is part of an effort to support Amendment 1. The measure, commonly known as right-to-farm, will appear on the Aug. 5 ballot. Koster and members from state agriculture groups such as the Missouri Farm Bureau and the Missouri Corn Growers Association gathered to discuss the issue at Joe and Mildred Kirchdoerfer's dairy farm in Cape Girardeau. ...

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  • Kitchen fire causes commotion at Cape apartment building (07/25/14) A kitchen fire created some excitement Thursday evening for residents of an apartment building on North Lorimier Street. Bobbie Mosley, a resident of the Lorimont House apartments at 235 N. Lorimier St., said she heard the fire alarm go off about 8:45 p.m. and saw heavy smoke coming from the apartment across the hall...

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  • Train derails in Dexter (07/25/14) Fourteen southbound Union Pacific freight cars, including an LP gas tanker, derailed about 3 a.m. Thursday in Dexter. At 7 a.m., Dexter police, the Dexter Fire Department, Stoddard County sheriff's deputies and the highway patrol were sent near the Tyson Foods plant on the east end of the city while railroad crews and Dexter Fire Chief Don Seymore performed air-level testing to determine whether there was an immediate danger to nearby residents...

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  • Mayor of Caruthersville dies in a fire at his home (07/25/14) CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo. -- The mayor of Caruthersville died in a fire at his home Wednesday night. Rick Davis, who was elected mayor in April, was at his home at 303 Eighth St. when a fire broke out between 10:30 and 11 p.m., according to reports. The fire is believed to be accidental, but the investigation is ongoing...

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  • Bluff not yet taking legal action on Becker debt (07/25/14) POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Three months have passed since an appeal was denied, and still no legal action has been taken to collect the $206,787 owed by Poplar Bluff Internet Inc. to the city of Poplar Bluff. "I left it in the hands of the city attorney to see what action needs to be taken," said Mark Massingham, interim city manager...

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  • Poplar Bluff hires law firm to aid in city manager case (07/25/14) POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- The city of Poplar Bluff has hired a St. Louis law firm to help interim city attorney Robert Smith with its lawsuit challenging the contract of former city manager Doug Bagby. Brown & James law firm is the same that is representing Mayor Angela Pearson, who is being sued in a defamation lawsuit filed by Bagby...

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  • Scott City man charged with domestic assault (07/25/14) A Scott City man is in custody after allegedly resisting arrest and being Tasered. Marcus Allen Bowers, 25, was charged with second-degree domestic assault, resisting or interfering with arrest and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, according to a news release from the Scott County Sheriff's Office...

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  • Candidate raises more than $13K (07/25/14) A Cape Girardeau County Recorder of Deeds candidate has raised nearly $13,500 through the course of his campaign, according to the July quarterly fundraising report filed with the Cape Girardeau County Clerk's office. Total receipts for the Committee to Elect Drew Blattner were $13,475. The committee also reported $1,663 in-kind contributions...

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  • Annual Hoops for Life event set for Saturday (07/24/14) Sahara "Hoops" Aldridge would have turned 20 today. Her father, Shannon Aldridge, calls the annual Hoops for Life charity 5k held in her memory "the biggest birthday party in Southeast Missouri," and this year's race will be the largest one to date...

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  • Farmers brace for high corn yields, lower prices (07/24/14) 5 Despite expecting a 10 percent increase in corn yields this growing season, Dan Jennings said decreased corn prices and other factors are cutting into profits. "It's going to be really tough to make money this year," he said. Jennings farms about 5,300 acres -- 1,800 of which are used for corn -- in the Sikeston, Missouri, area...

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  • Aug. 5 primary campaign finance numbers released (07/24/14) 15 Quarterly fundraising reports have been released for candidates running in the Aug. 5 primary. The reports are filed with the Missouri Ethics Commission. Candidates are required to report the formation of a campaign committee and any fundraising activities when they receive or spend $500 or more...

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  • Tarrillion pleads guilty to misdemeanor (07/24/14) 9 PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- A former police chief is about to become an inmate. Keith Tarrillion, who resigned from the Perryville Police Department in March 2013 amid allegations of professional misconduct, pleaded guilty Wednesday morning to a misdemeanor charge of making a false report...

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  • No one hurt in Scott County blaze (07/24/14) No one was hurt, but a rural Scott County farm family lost their home Wednesday afternoon in a fire that appeared to start as a result of a lightning strike. David Landewee said he was out working on his farm on County Road 204 near Scott City when he got a call from a neighbor, telling him his house was on fire...

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  • Pemiscot County to house New Madrid County inmates (07/24/14) NEW MADRID, Mo. -- The Pemiscot County Jail will house prisoners from New Madrid County, at least for the next six months. At their Monday meeting, the New Madrid County Commission accepted the bid of $30 per prisoner per day from Pemiscot County. New Madrid County Sheriff Terry Stevens on Tuesday was moving the county's prisoners from the Scott County Jail, which had housed prisoners for the county since July 2, to Pemiscot County...

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  • Finalists for Poplar Bluff city manager whittled to three (07/24/14) The number of applicants for the Poplar Bluff city manager position has been reduced to three. Poplar Bluff City Council members interviewed two applicants Tuesday night and three applicants Wednesday night during closed sessions at Three Rivers College...

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  • Preliminary hearing set in Davis murder case (07/24/14) NEW MADRID, Mo. -- A preliminary hearing is scheduled in September for a woman accused in the death of a Sikeston, Missouri, man. Savannah R. Davis will return to Division II of New Madrid County Circuit Court at 1 p.m. Sept. 4 for her preliminary hearing on charges of second-degree murder and armed criminal action. Davis is charged in the July 11 death of John Sharber...


    The Southeast Missourian - Editorials
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  • Hoops for Life has special meaning for local couple, runners (07/25/14) Shannon and Amy Aldridge are an inspiration. The couple lost their daughter Sahara in 2007 to brain cancer. But the Aldridges have been dedicated to helping others and, in effect, honoring their daughter. The annual Hoops for Life charity 5k set for Saturday is named after Sahara, whose nickname was "Hoops."...

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  • Letter to the Editor Other options to fund roads (07/25/14) Our Republican Legislature once again is sending a mixed message, thanks to the influence of big-business lobbying. The message: "To avoid raising taxes, state services are to be paid for by those who use the services; but we'll make a big exception for big trucking."...

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  • Speak Out Speak Out 7/25/14 (07/25/14) This call is from a subscriber in Perry County and I would just like to give you a thanks for your "Congressional votes" column. They are very informative. I really appreciate them. And also, on another line, your crossword puzzles have improved greatly and are more challenging, and I really appreciate them...

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  • Paid Letter Clark is effective recorder (07/24/14) I am writing to voice my support for Republican Scott R. Clark, incumbent candidate for Cape County recorder. As a fellow officeholder, I enjoyed working with Scott. He has proven himself to be both capable and effective in leading the recorder's office. I have seen firsthand Scott's work ethic. He is committed to serving the community and improving the office for those who utilize the recorder's services and the county as a whole...

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  • Speak Out Speak Out 7/24/14 (07/24/14) I was looking at the news, and they said that now after the Fourth of July, the gas prices were going down, because now there's a little bit more adequate oil for us in a reserve type situation. Who are they trying to kid? We've had plenty of fuel all along, but we haven't tapped into it. ...

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  • Letter to the Editor Red House speakers (07/24/14) I attended a talk last Saturday at Cape's Red House on Mississippi and Ohio Valleys 1750-1830: A Chessboard of International Intrigue. I had never considered -- if Louis Lorimier was handing out Spanish land grants when Lewis and Clark came through, how was it that the U.S. government bought Louisiana purchase from the French a few months later?...

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  • Editorial A lesson in perseverance (07/24/14) Everyone could use a dose of inspiration, and the recent story in the Southeast Missourian of Chris Hrabik fits the bill. Hrabik, who lives in Sedgewickville, Missouri, was in a car accident 10 years ago. Only 18 years old and not wearing a seat belt, the crash left him a quadrapelegic -- although he has some use of his arms...

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  • Opinion Column Give taxpayers all the facts on the budget (07/23/14) Over the last month and a half, the governor has traveled the state to justify the massive withholdings and vetoes he inflicted on the FY 2015 budget passed by the General Assembly. Among those cuts were huge funding decreases in K-12, higher education, mental health and numerous other programs heavily relied upon by Missourians...

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  • Editorial Discovery Playhouse opens new exhibits (07/23/14) Children can activate their imaginations with the new house, dental office and farm mural exhibits at the Discovery Playhouse. These are the latest additions to the growing children's museum on Broadway in Cape Girardeau. Pretending the house is up for sale by Realty Executives, the exhibit allows youngsters to walk through and see mini appliances. ...

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  • Opinion Column Do the math (07/23/14) Despite the White House assessment last week that the Obama foreign policy has brought a new "global tranquility," the headlines would say otherwise. You would have to search long and hard to find "tranquility" across the world that is being touted by this administration...

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  • Opinion Column Missing an opportunity with Morocco, Western Sahara (07/22/14) The Obama administration has been very engaged in North Africa, from the president's 2009 Cairo speech to the policy of "leading from behind" during the Libyan Revolution of 2011. These efforts have had limited success, with some spectacular failures, but the region remains of great importance to the United States, given its geography and resources...

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  • Speak Out Speak Out 7/22/14 (07/22/14) Calm down people. I guarantee you the border crisis will be resolved just as soon as it is determined that enough people will be allowed to remain in the country who will, in the future, vote Democratic. Fundraiser in chief Isn't it amazing to watch President Obama conduct the office of president of the United States? Does anyone recall when a president seemed so disengaged from the actual duties of his office? All he cares about are fundraisers and bashing anyone who disagrees with him. ...

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  • Letter to the Editor Opposed to Prop K (07/22/14) On Aug. 5 the county is asking permission to raise our sales taxes. This will be to administer an unknown budget for a yet to be determined need, administered by an administrator who will be unaccountable. The "needs" I have heard of are already being addressed by other private or governmental agencies...

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  • Letter to the Editor Looking for ‘Gone Girl' items (07/22/14) The Cape River Heritage Museum is looking for artifacts of old Cape movie theaters for inclusion in an exhibit to coincide with the opening of "Gone Girl" in October. Anyone willing to loan or donate items is asked to call Margaret Ford, director, at 335-56459...

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  • Editorial Jackson Homecomers opens tonight (07/22/14) Jackson's annual Homecomers festival kicks off tonight in the city's downtown. This Southeast Missouri summertime event brings thousands to the streets for music, rides and good family fun. A past event that will not take place this week is the talent show. Organizers replaced the show due to a lack of interest. However, an expanded gospel performance and Senior Idol contest will be held...

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  • Speak Out Speak Out 7/21/14 (07/21/14) I would like to make a comment about people who leave their kids out in the car while they run inside. I work next door to a suntanning place, and I can't believe the women who will leave their kids in the car for a half-hour, while they get suntanned...

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  • Paid Letter I will listen (07/21/14) I'm a Democratic candidate for state representative, and I know how to listen. I've had training on listening, and I know about active listening, body language, tone, etc. I've worked at jobs where listening is critical. I believe elected officials are tools people can use to shape their government and solve their problems. And the better the officials listen, the better they can serve. I will listen, and I will respond to your inquiries, even if the response is not what you want to hear...

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  • Paid Letter Clark a knowledgeable recorder (07/21/14) I am writing to support Scott R. Clark, incumbent candidate for Cape Girardeau County recorder of deeds. As a former chief deputy recorder working in that office for more than 46 years, I was trained by a recorder of deeds, and in my time there I trained three other recorders. Of all of them, Scott was the most knowledgeable about the office and what's happening within this field. The improvements he has made over the past three years have been tremendous...

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  • Editorial Collecting photos for Vietnam project (07/21/14) The Missouri Press Association, in cooperation with the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Foundation, is embarking on a noble project aimed at recognizing Vietnam Veterans in conjunction with the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. The groups are looking for photographs of Vietnam soldiers who died in combat...

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  • Opinion Column Missouri sales tax is bad policy for improving roads (07/20/14) By Joseph Miller In the 1929 Rose Bowl, the speedy Roy Riegel of the University of California football team achieved immortality in the annals of college sports when he picked up a fumble, bounced off a tackler, and raced 69 yards -- in the wrong direction...


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