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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
As of (09/02/2014) at 12:57 PM

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  • Expect a 15-cent increase in Missouri's minimum wage Inflation measure is up 1.8 percent in past year.

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  • Want to talk about 1st-place Cardinals? Join Derrick Goold Ask him anything -- about Holliday's red-hot hitting, Wong's neck, Wacha's return and the upcoming trip to Milwaukee. Join him at 10 a.m. 

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  • U.S. Bank adding first local standalone branch in nearly 20 years Bank's new branch will open Sept. 8 in Maryland Heights.  

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  • Centene to build new claims center in Ferguson, add up to 200 jobs Center will open by the end of 2015.

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  • Spotlight on Missouri Lottery reveals far-flung travel by employees Agency already facing questions about whether administrative costs are eating into gambling profits that flow to schools

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  • Fundraisers for Darren Wilson halted while awaiting legal advice

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  • Burwell: Fear of distraction might slow Sam's search for a team

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  • Michael Brown highway protest postponed, but at least one brief blockade forms anyway

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  • St. Louis Labor Day parade reminds city of its union history Updated

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  • Video purports to show ISIS beheading US journalist Updated

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  • Hamburger Mary's in midtown has closed Updated

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  • Photos: Men on horseback help detain Ferguson robbery suspect Updated

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  • Valley Park schools closed due to power outage Updated

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  • After SARAA Alert, baby missing from Ferguson found safe in St. Louis Updated

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  • High winds and hail roll through St. Louis, across Midwest

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  • Illinois woman rescued after day stuck in mud New

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  • Teen sues South Carolina DMV after being told to remove makeup New

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  • After Arizona shooting, girl said Uzi was too much fo rher

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  • Missouri regulators approve change in air pollution fees

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  • Humanoid robots named 'Pepper' will be on sale next year in the U.S.


    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 (09/02/2014) at 12:57 PM

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  • Post Scripts: Political impact of Ferguson P-D Political Reporter Kevin McDermott and Political and National Editor Christopher Ave join Fox 2's Elliot Weiler to discuss Ferguson, Illi…

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  • Hundreds of protesters march to Ferguson police department Roads closed as protesters march.

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  • For African-Americans in St. Louis, a long march for justice Over the years, African-Americans have organized to protest for jobs and equality in public places — all within the lifetimes of some of the m…

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  • Medical marijuana program leads to cultivation site competition in Metro East Wood River, St. Clair County both vying for area's lone cannabis cultivation site.

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  • Spotlight on Missouri Lottery reveals far-flung travel by employees Agency already facing questions about whether administrative costs are eating into gambling profits that flow to schools POLITICAL NEWS

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  • Results from the Aug. 5 Missouri primary Updated

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  • Does your legislator accept lobbyist gifts?

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  • Missouri regulators approve change in air pollution fees

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  • We're not talking about it so much now, but yes, America is still in debt

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  • 'Fracking' one step closer to breaking ground in Illinois


    St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Editorials
    As of (09/02/2014) at 12:57 PM

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  • Tell us your Michael Brown story

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  • Annual school report cards highlight St. Louis disparity in poverty

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  • Understanding the school-to-prison pipeline

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  • Cameras, deadly force and the death of Kajieme Powell

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  • 'I could have been Mike Brown, before Mike Brown'

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  • Blue vs. black is a domestic security concern

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  • Why Obama will never have a conversation on race

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  • Unified city and county would provide better police service

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  • Ferguson needs Chris Rock's message

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  • Finding even finer gradations in race is counterproductive

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  • Liberal Democratic policies haven't helped African-Americans

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  • Yes, talk is needed; but so is action

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  • Another take on how Ferguson, Kirkwood handled shootings

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  • Frustration about how to help

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  • Move toward a better understanding

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  • Examine St. Louis County's distribution of Section 8 housing

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  • Neither Nixon nor McCulloch wants this case

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  • City doesn't need the county's problems

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  • Stltoday.com can help by aggressively moderating — or eliminating — online comments


    Kansas City Star
    As of (09/02/2014) at 12:57 PM

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  • Business Power & Light skyscraper losing its last tenant The Kansas City-based architectural firm, BNIM, is relocating from the historic property to the TWA Building in the Crossroads district. The TWA building is home to Barkley Inc., the Kansas City advertising and marketing company. Redevelopment of Power & Light Building is a go

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  • Chiefs Chiefs’ Alex Smith takes good-natured ribbing from teammates for new deal Very little is sacred in an NFL locker room. Not personal appearance, not on-field performance and certainly not contract status, as Alex Smith can attest. The Chiefs' quarterback was already a very rich man prior to his new four-year, $68 million contract extension, which was announced on Sunday, but tell that to his teammates, who started harassing their good-natured leader from the moment he entered the team's training facility on Monday. Kurt Coleman, a former Eagles safety, signs with KC Chiefs Mike McGlynn finding his way at left guard for Chiefs

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  • Business Physicians’ Medicare payment data put costly eye treatments under the microscope $2,000 drug versus $50 alternative raises questions of cost effectiveness, potential millions in Medicare savings.

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  • Stargazing Jennifer Lawrence wants investigation after massive leak of naked celebrity photos Jennifer Lawrence is asking for an investigation after a hacker apparently obtained graphic naked cell phone photos of numerous celebrities, including Lawrence and Kate Upton, and leaked them online. A list of more than 100 alleged victims reportedly includes Victoria Justice, Ariana Grande, Kirsten Dunst, Avril Lavigne, Kim Kardashian, Rihanna and Winona Ryder. Apple, FBI investigate alleged theft of nude celebrity photos

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  • Video claims to show beheading of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff Tue 12:43 PM

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  • Missouri, K-State rise in new college football coaches poll Tue 11:50 AM

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  • Apple, FBI probing reports iCloud was hacked to gain stars’ nude photos Tue 12:37 PM

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  • Bieber arrested, charged with assault in Canada Tue 11:33 AM

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  • Nebraska school’s volleyball team photo shuts down rail traffic Tue 10:35 AM

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  • Topeka will consider banning public nudity Tue 6:59 AM

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  • Food Truck Friday goes red Tue 11:44 AM

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  • Texas voter ID trial may lead to return of federal oversight Tue 11:44 AM

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  • Another flight diverted over reclining seat fight Tue 11:47 AM

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  • Kurt Coleman, a former Eagles safety, signs with KC Chiefs Tue 11:06 AM

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  • Twitter Tuesday: The Butler-Hosmer issue, betting on the Royals, Dyson vs. Jamaal and more Tue 11:57 AM

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  • Centene to build claims processing center in Ferguson, Mo. Tue 10:37 AM

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  • A fans’ guide to the Royals’ most important month in decades Will it be a September to remember for baseball fans in Kansas City? The Royals were in first place on Aug. 31 for the first time in decades and are in position to make the playoffs for the first time since 1985. Check out this special collection of stories and charts to get you prepared for the critical final month.

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  • Jennifer Lawrence wants investigation after massive leak of naked celebrity photos

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  • Rain forces suspension of Royals-Indians game, which will resume Sept. 22

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  • Chiefs' Alex Smith takes good-natured ribbing from teammates for new deal


    Kansas City Star - Political News
    As of (07/31/2014) at 02:00 PM

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  • In Kansas City, President Obama urges opponents to stop ‘hating all the time’ “Come on and help out a little bit,” the president implored lawmakers to laughter and applause from an audience of 1,500 at the Uptown Theater. The 33-minute speech, which focused entirely on domestic issues, was the centerpiece of an 18-hour presidential stop in Kansas City. Republicans criticized the president’s often partisan tone. The people react to the Obama speech On his way to KCI, President Obama stops in Parkville Obama rhetoric not helpful, Yoder says President Obama tackles economy, cynicism in Kansas City speech

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  • U.S. Senate introduces a campus sexual assault bill The Campus Safety and Accountability Act would increase penalties for colleges that break federal laws and mandate that they establish confidential advocates on all campuses for students affected by sexual violence. A companion bill is expected to be introduced in the U.S. House.

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  • Milton Wolf confronts Pat Roberts at campaign stop Tea Party challenger Milton Wolf confronted U.S. Senator Pat Roberts as he campaigned in downtown Emporia. Their brief meeting Wednesday took place at an intersection as Roberts walked from business to business to talk with merchants. The two are squaring off in Tuesday’s Republican primary.

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  • House Republicans cancel vote on U.S.-Mexico border fund plan House Republican leaders canceled a vote today on funding to address the influx of children at the U.S.-Mexico border after days of trying to line up votes from party members. Party leaders had repeatedly adjusted the $659 million proposal in an effort to gain support from lawmakers aligned with the small-government Tea Party movement.

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  • Congress scrambles to finish VA, highway bills Rushing toward the exits, Congress on Thursday scrambled to wrap up legislation addressing the problem-plagued Veterans Affairs Department and a looming shortfall in highway money. House Republicans sought to win over reluctant, tea party conservatives on a border security bill.

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  • U.S. House votes to sue Obama The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives voted to sue President Barack Obama’s administration over implementation of the 2010 health-care law.

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  • Dave Helling: When a cracked skull is the price we pay for freedom Libertarianism can seem highly appealing on paper, but it’s easy to criticize government regulation in a world where food and medical safety, travel and other endeavors are overseen by someone.

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  • This week in Kansas City: Butterflies, hot dogs and ‘Idols’ The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum’s Heart of America Hot Dog Festival wants to bring the community together through one of our nation’s favorite pastimes. Also this week: ‘Ragtime’ at Theatre in the Park and comedian Mike Epps at Starlight.

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  • Oklahoma Joe's fills $1,400 order for Obama, Air Force One

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  • During his visit to KC, President Obama listens to ordinary folks

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  • On his way to KCI, President Obama stops in Parkville

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  • An interesting competition at wide receiver at Chiefs camp

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  • Chiefs' backup QB Chase Daniel knows Tyler Bray, Aaron Murray are coming for his job

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  • Oklahoma Joe’s fills $1,400 order for Obama, Air Force One President Barack Obama apparently can’t get enough Kansas City barbecue. The order about 11:30 a.m. Wednesday was for about 30 slabs of ribs, 20 pounds of pork, lots of sausage and sides.

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  • On his way to KCI, President Obama stops in Parkville About 12:10 p.m. Wednesday, the president pulled into the Platte County suburb for an unannounced stop. People on the main drag got just a few minutes’ notice that the president was coming. His staff expected him to stay about 30 minutes. He lingered nearly an hour.

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  • Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority. Obama and other Democrats derided the effort as a stunt aimed at tossing political red meat to conservative voters.

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  • Health & Fitness House approves VA health care overhaul The House overwhelmingly approved a landmark bill Wednesday to help veterans avoid long waits for health care that have plagued the Veterans Affairs Department for years.

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  • Powell maybe not told early about CIA techniques A Senate report on the CIA's interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks concludes that the agency initially kept the secretary of state and some U.S. ambassadors in the dark about harsh techniques and secret prisons, according to a document circulating among White House staff.

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  • Justice Dept. files in Ohio, Wisconsin voter cases The Justice Department on Wednesday sided with challengers of voting laws in Wisconsin and Ohio, saying in court filings that measures in those states unfairly affect minority voters.

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  • Rains, smugglers damage US-Mexico border fence U.S. Border Patrol officials said Wednesday that agents discovered a garage-sized hole through a steel fence that divides the United States and Mexico just east of Nogales, Arizona.


    Kansas City Star - Editorials
    As of (09/02/2014) at 12:57 PM

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  • Chiefs’ Alex Smith takes good-natured ribbing from teammates for new deal Physicians’ Medicare payment data put costly eye treatments under the microscope Jennifer Lawrence wants investigation after massive leak of naked celebrity photos Airport officials trying to bring more ‘international’ to KCI Updated Sept. 2: Kansas City Crime Stoppers' Most Wanted Featured Power & Light skyscraper losing its last tenant News All News Local News 913 816 816 North Nation & World Crime Homicide KC Community Faces Politics Weird News Blogs & Columns Mary Sanchez C.W. Gusewelle The Buzz Crime Scene KC Steve Rose Reporting Live Latest Headlines American Royal activities begin this week Free Friday bash to celebrate Union Station, Chiefs Dave Helling: Kansas races compel, other states hold intrigue Your block may say a lot about your politics Oak Grove, Mo., man killed in I-70 wreck Featured Airport officials trying to bring more ‘international&rsquo...

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  • Search for Jobs Place a Classified Ad Merchandise Cars Homes Apartments Other categories Classified Support Center Customer Service Sign In Subscribe Customer Service Search On Labor Day, a call to raise up part-time workers Welcome to the “just in time” work world. It is swiftly making life more difficult for part-time workers who already struggle to provide for their families and to find a toehold in the post-recession economy. The Monday poll: Should the minimum wage be raised? The president has asked Congress to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour from its current paltry level of $7.25, though chances of that happening appear slim to none. On this Labor Day weekend, we want to hear what you think about proposals to raise the minimum wage. Lawrence revs up a public art project If the germinal phase of the “Ninth Street Corridor Project” is any indication, ArtPlace America’s recent $500,000 grant to the Lawrence Arts Center was

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  • New, sharply focused programs could reduce violent crime As The Star’s Editorial Board has tracked each murder in 2014, it has been encouraging to see that innovative crime-reduction efforts could be paying off. Officials say they want to focus on a handful of potentially effective ways to improve the community.

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  • A troll in the House as a gender battle erupts on Wikipedia Congress might have taken a month off from its busy schedule of accomplishing nothing, but congressional staffers are still in Washington. And when the boss isn’t looking, workers often fool around online. Then it’s all fun and ice cream, at least until the trolls show up on Wikipedia.

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  • Maintaining state accreditation will get tougher for area school districts Overall, Kansas City area school districts should be commended for scoring well on new state report cards. But things could get tougher in the next few years.

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  • A fans’ guide to the Royals’ most important month in decades Will it be a September to remember for baseball fans in Kansas City? The Royals were in first place on Aug. 31 for the first time in decades and are in position to make the playoffs for the first time since 1985. Check out this special collection of stories and charts to get you prepared for the critical final month. Stay Connected Oops, you haven't selected any newsletters. Please check the box next to one or more of our email newsletters and submit again. Oops, you didn't provide a valid email address. Please double-check the email field and submit again. Sign up for email newsletters Breaking News Alerts (When it happens) Get major news fast with an alert sent to your e-mail inbox. Your Morning News (Monday-Friday mornings) A quick-read summary of 10 local and national stories to start your day. Midday Business News (Monday-Friday) A daily lunchtime dispatch of Kansas City area news and market inform...

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  • Build a winner at Kauffman Stadium and Royals fans will come Royals fans these days are no different from those in the past. Generally, they will show up for winners. And the current squad hasn’t won anything, yet, of lasting value. No playoff spot, no division title, no league crown and certainly no World Series rings. However, this year’s club still has the opportunity to accomplish all of those goals. That’s a nice change for fans. Build a team to expunge the scourge of Islamic State terrorists Friday is particularly gruesome in that dust-bound world, but the Islamic State commits its crimes against humanity every day. Grandview School District audit reveals failures The Missouri auditor found deficiencies in internal controls, noncompliance with legal provisions and a need for management improvements. Look at the facts, not the myths, on job growth in Johnson and Wyandotte counties One story line heard by Kansas Leadership members will come straight fro...


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    The Independence Examiner
    As of (09/02/2014) at 12:57 PM

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  • With laughable rhetoric, Wall Street bank says it’s hiring Eric Cantor Updated at 2:14 PM After years of pimping for Wall Street in Congress, former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has landed a well-paying gig with a Wall Street bank.No surprise there, right? --

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  • Your cholesterol goal? - As low as possible Posted at 12:26 PM September is National Cholesterol Education Month. Each year, those of us working with patients with cholesterol issues (and that’s a lot of us) try to reach out and encourage our patients, friends and family to consider some facts and...

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  • More rain, then heat, then relief for the weekend Updated at 12:22 PM It looks as if warm and humid conditions will stick around for the week, but a break could be coming this weekend.Today’s high is expected to be 85, but the National Weather Service reported 82 percent humidity at noon in...

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  • Looking back: ‘Forrest Gump’ at 20 Updated at 11:32 AM [Note: This is a reprint of a review I wrote 20 years ago, with only minor edits. It’s running here due to the 20th anniversary re-release of “Forrest Gump” this week at IMAX theaters across the country.]

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  • In Good Faith: Finders, keepers — a $20 odyssey Updated at 11:07 AM By the Rev. Tim SchenckMore Content Now

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  • It Is What It Is: Here we go again Updated at 11:00 AM I’m not exactly sure how — although I really never am — but summer has flown by again. Damn you, summer, you’re always in such a rush.

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  • Free recycling event at Lake Lotawana church Posted at 11:00 AM As a part of SERVE 2014, Lake Lotawana Community United Methodist Church is hosting a free recycling extravaganza from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 6.Bring your donations to the church, located at the corner of Colbern Road and Gate 1, then stop...

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  • The Talker: The Squirrel Whisperer Posted at 11:00 AM Something to Talk About

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  • Exclusive: Get a First Look at the Cast of Utopia Posted at 11:05 AM The cast of Fox's upcoming reality show Utopia includes a polyamory advocate, a self-described "naked...

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  • The IRS Is Auditing The Free Food Tech Employees Get In Silicon Valley Cafeterias Posted at 12:01 PM False Dr. Elaine Heffner: Building a better teacher Updated at 10:26 AM Building a better teacher is a topic on the minds of many educators and parents these days, and now it’s the title of a new book by Elizabeth Green. The subtitle, “How Teaching Works (and How to Teach It to Everyone”) suggests a solution will be... NEXT 10  »


    The Independence Examiner - Editorials
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  • With laughable rhetoric, Wall Street bank says it’s hiring Eric Cantor Updated at 2:14 PM After years of pimping for Wall Street in Congress, former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has landed a well-paying gig with a Wall Street bank.No surprise there, right? --

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  • Your cholesterol goal? - As low as possible Posted at 12:26 PM September is National Cholesterol Education Month. Each year, those of us working with patients with cholesterol issues (and that’s a lot of us) try to reach out and encourage our patients, friends and family to consider some facts and...

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  • More rain, then heat, then relief for the weekend Updated at 12:22 PM It looks as if warm and humid conditions will stick around for the week, but a break could be coming this weekend.Today’s high is expected to be 85, but the National Weather Service reported 82 percent humidity at noon in...

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  • Looking back: ‘Forrest Gump’ at 20 Updated at 11:32 AM [Note: This is a reprint of a review I wrote 20 years ago, with only minor edits. It’s running here due to the 20th anniversary re-release of “Forrest Gump” this week at IMAX theaters across the country.]

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  • In Good Faith: Finders, keepers — a $20 odyssey Updated at 11:07 AM By the Rev. Tim SchenckMore Content Now

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  • It Is What It Is: Here we go again Updated at 11:00 AM I’m not exactly sure how — although I really never am — but summer has flown by again. Damn you, summer, you’re always in such a rush.

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  • Free recycling event at Lake Lotawana church Posted at 11:00 AM As a part of SERVE 2014, Lake Lotawana Community United Methodist Church is hosting a free recycling extravaganza from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 6.Bring your donations to the church, located at the corner of Colbern Road and Gate 1, then stop...

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  • The Talker: The Squirrel Whisperer Posted at 11:00 AM Something to Talk About

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  • Exclusive: Get a First Look at the Cast of Utopia Posted at 11:05 AM The cast of Fox's upcoming reality show Utopia includes a polyamory advocate, a self-described "naked...

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  • The IRS Is Auditing The Free Food Tech Employees Get In Silicon Valley Cafeterias Posted at 12:01 PM Dr. Elaine Heffner: Building a better teacher Updated at 10:26 AM Building a better teacher is a topic on the minds of many educators and parents these days, and now it’s the title of a new book by Elizabeth Green. The subtitle, “How Teaching Works (and How to Teach It to Everyone”) suggests a solution will be... NEXT 10  »


    Columbia Daily Tribune
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  • Related Article: Missouri holds off South Dakota State, 38-18 Related Article: Tigers' defense gets takeaways, stops at important points of 38-18 win Related Article: Mauk does what he always does Related Article: Touchdown return sparks Tigers to season-opening victory Related Article: Hansbrough carries on and on Related Article: Sumner injury forces Lujan into action Related Article: GAME NOTES: Missouri 38, South Dakota State 18 $(document).ready(function(){ ga('send','event','slideshow ab testing', 'document-ready', 'image with icon'); $('a.ab.no_slideshow').on('click',function(){ ga('send','event', 'slideshow ab testing', 'click', 'no slideshow, just icon. User going to visit article.'); }); $('a.ab.slideshow').on('click',function(){ ga('send','event', 'slideshow ab testing', 'click', 'slideshow is rendered. User going to visit article.'); }); }); 1409677323 Latest News Tue 12:02 pm Storms bring record amount of rainfall to Columbia Comments (3) Comments (3) Tue 11:07 ...

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  • Patrol reports fatal crashes over Labor Day weekend Three people died in traffic crashes in the state over the Labor Day weekend, according to preliminary estimates from the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

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  • City offers volunteers chance to adopt a rain garden The City's Volunteer Program and the Public Works Stormwater Education Program are partnering on a new volunteer program to allow residents to adopt a rain garden.

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  • Former head of downtown police unit sues the city Former Columbia police Lt. Chris Kelley, one-time leader of the Columbia Police Department's downtown unit, has filed a lawsuit against the city of Columbia, police Chief Ken Burton and Deputy Chief Dianne Bernhard, alleging that the defendants violated the Family...

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  • Mizzou wins first game 38-18 The Missouri Tigers survived a post-halftime surge by the South Dakota State Jackrabbits and pulled away to win their first game of the season 38-18 at Memorial Stadium on Saturday.

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  • Bruce Cole to enter plea to Mamtek-related criminal charges Tuesday Former Mamtek CEO Bruce Cole, who faces as long as 55 years in prison for charges of theft and securities fraud related to the failed effort to build an artificial sweetener factory in Moberly, is expected to plead guilty to...

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  • Lawmakers considering strategy to override Nixon on spending items When Missouri lawmakers meet Sept. 10 to consider Gov. Jay Nixon's vetoes, they will have a choice to make -- vote to cut taxes or vote to spend money.

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  • Special Olympics Missouri launches show to showcase athletes Coming soon: SOMO TV, a new effort by Special Olympics Missouri to highlight the efforts and achievements of the 17,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities who participate in sports ranging from aquatics to volleyball.

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  • City council to hold another public hearing on budget City Manager Mike Matthes' proposed fiscal 2015 budget -- which includes changes to rate structures for electric and sanitary sewer service and the elimination of trash bag vouchers -- will be up for public hearing during the Columbia City Council's...

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  • Offices to close for holiday observance City and county offices will be closed Monday for Labor Day. Also, the Tribune's offices will be closed, and the paper will not be published.

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  • Officers handle a variety of issues on football game days By the time fans packed into Memorial Stadium for the University of Missouri's first home football game yesterday, they likely encountered at least a few of the more than 100 law enforcement officers and security guards on duty in the...

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  • 150 Years Ago: Cooper County refugee writes to daughter from Canada PARIS, Canada West -- Cooper County refugee Nancy Jones reassured her daughter in Texas that she, her husband and her son were safe and financially secure despite being forced to leave home because of their Southern sympathies.

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  • Tigers' defense gets takeaways, stops at important points of 38-18 win Touchdown return sparks Tigers to season-opening victory Mauk does what he always does Hansbrough carries on and on Top Missouri News Top U.S. News More U.S. News Top Political News More Political News Top World News More World News More AP News Science News Entertainment News Strange News Online Features MU Salary Database

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  • Tigers' defense gets takeaways, stops at important points of 38-18 win Missouri's defense made a point not to underestimate Zach Zenner, the South Dakota State running back who put up back-to-bac…

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  • Touchdown return sparks Tigers to season-opening victory It could be difficult to predict week-to-week where Marcus Murphy will line up for the Missouri football team.

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  • Mauk does what he always does Maty Mauk is a year older now, with a full red beard and the very grown-up job of leading a Top 25 college football team....

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  • Hansbrough carries on and on Russell Hansbrough can't recall the last time he had 20 carries in a game before Missouri's 38-18 win over South Dakota State on Saturday on...


    Columbia Daily Tribune - Editorials
    As of (09/02/2014) at 01:02 PM

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  • Islamic State The other day President Barack Obama said he had “no strategy” for dealing with the terrorist army parading across parts of Syria and Iraq. Quickly recognizing, or having been told by advisers, that this was not the most encouraging statement...

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  • Atwill Boone County Presiding Commissioner Dan Atwill told the Boone County Farm Bureau on Tuesday that the fairground probably will be closed for a few months but a move already is underway for a permanent reopening.

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  • Unconstitutional What do subsidies for Missouri's dairy farmers and regulation of captive deer have in common?

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  • CVS Columbia city government has messed with CVS long enough. The time has come to let the pharmacy company proceed with plans to build on the southeast corner of Providence and Broadway.

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  • Police aggression As analysis continues of police actions in Ferguson, we locals are prompted to think about our own department under the direction of Police Chief Ken Burton. In a word, things have improved here.

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  • Nixon's predicament Gov. Jay Nixon is being roundly criticized for his handling of the volatile situation in Ferguson, many even suggesting any hopes he might have had for national political aspirations are fading.

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  • What we eat Rivaling popular discourse on the proper reaction to ISIS insurgents and whether the cop should have shot the teenager is an equally durable topic: the poor eating habits of today's young people.

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  • The prosecution Now that the potential prosecution of Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson is at hand, circumstances are custom-made to produce another round of anger on the streets.

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  • Fighting ISIS What sort of human debris beheads an innocent victim before an international audience, using state-of-the-art video technology so not a single horrendous moment will be lost to posterity?

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  • City budget City Manager Mike Matthes proposes a rash of fee and tax increases in his fiscal 2015 budget.

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  • Smile Columbia police officials proclaim the value of newly deployed personal body cameras intended to accurately record what happens when officers interact with subjects. Too bad Ferguson police did not have cameras running when they came in contact with teenager Michael...

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  • Don't shoot As the media frenzy continues over the shooting in Ferguson, what might be done to avoid such mayhem in the future?

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  • Ameren site For years locals have contemplated the future of a site on the corner of Ash and Orr streets.

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  • Privatizing the fair? Promoters of privatizing the fairground/events center mention the privately supported fair in Cape Girardeau, but the comparison is inaccurate. The Boone County Fair is privately supported. The issue is how to underwrite the 134-acre site where the fair is only...

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  • Official killing Recent failed applications of the death penalty stoke the debate over “humane” treatment.

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    St. Joseph News-Press
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  • City's export business growing St. Joseph continues to make strides with its footprint into the realm of business exports, which spin off to all points of the globe.

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  • Road crews tend county roads Eastern District Commissioner Dan Hausman has a regular meeting at 6 a.m. most weekday mornings. The Buchanan County commissioner supervises a road department of 10 workers. Ten years ago, when Mr. Hausman was elected, the road department consisted of 26 people.

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  • Trial shows events lead one to another Both of my parents smoked cigarettes. My childhood home had ashtrays in every room.

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  • Sexual assaults take spotlight as students return Students at local colleges have been making their way back to campus in recent days.

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  • Benton ends two-year losing streak The Benton Cardinals' losing streak finally ended Friday night.

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  • Rollover accident injures Wathena teen

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  • Family escapes burning house

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  • Mound City event raises scholarship funds

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  • Frederick Avenue repairs pushed early

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  • Rockin' on the River set for Saturday

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  • One-vehicle accident injures passenger

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  • Animal health firms bolster local economy

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  • Royals stop slide with victory over Rangers

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    St. Joseph News-Press - Editorials
    As of (09/02/2014) at 01:03 PM

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  • Sensible law overdue When our system of laws confounds people, it breeds contempt for the law.

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  • Where are the workers? Labor Day is a national holiday in the United States, but if we're actually celebrating work - gainful employment - then a lot of people are being left out of the celebration.

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  • Key sector relies on investment All kinds of things will be needed for the continued development and growth of the Animal Health Corridor, but money is near the top of the list.

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  • Lead on response to violence The National Football League sends the right message, belatedly, when it admits to past failings and toughens sanctions for players accused of domestic violence.

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  • Air Guard goals: 1 down, 3 to go It's been a banner two weeks for St. Joseph. Still, Thursday's news of a new mission coming to Rosecrans Memorial Airport stands out.

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  • Report rogue breeders Our view on commercial dog breeding operations is fairly simple: Breeders need to be held accountable for doing the right thing.

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  • Mural a plus for city Thanks and congratulations are in order for a St. Joseph community-betterment group that saw a need and sought to address it.

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  • International students boost diversity, budgets New numbers from our regional campuses remind there is more than one way to grow enrollment and improve public higher education's bottom line.

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  • Western to mark its 100th For perspective, think what St. Joseph would be like - now and in the future - without the presence of Missouri Western State University.

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  • Review use of military gear As the debate heats up, allow us to join in with those who question the unchecked deployment of surplus military equipment to local law enforcement agencies across the country.

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  • Ag: It's What We Do If there were any doubt, events of the last three weeks reaffirm St. Joseph and the nearby region are deeply tied to the agricultural economy - here and around the world.

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  • First aid with new meaning Some of the deepest wounds can't be covered by bandages. Fortunately, new training is equipping responders to address these needs.

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  • Wing, Western connect The connections between St. Joseph and the 139th Airlift Wing continue to grow stronger, and both are better for it.

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  • A goal for drivers: Safety at any age Our region is part of a growing national concern: School-based driver's education is in decline.

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  • Abbey invests so its mission will endure When it comes to making a lasting mark - and making something last - Conception Abbey gives us a fine example to follow.

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  • Two views of schools in order The first day of school, wherever you live, is cause for celebration.

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  • Ferguson healing requires civil order Saturday, one week to the day after Michael Brown died on the streets of Ferguson, Mo., Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon took necessary steps that restrict the rights of some to preserve the rights of all.

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  • Renewable fuels advance U.S. aims Odds are, your stance on the viability of renewable fuels depends on whose information you've read.

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  • Trails West! comes of age After 21 years, there is no other way to put this: The Midland Empire's signature regional arts and entertainment festival is all grown up now.

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  • Farming brings joy, challenges all at once For a farmer, a bumper crop is a blessing – but a mixed one.


    The Joplin Globe - State News
    As of (08/14/2014) at 08:34 AM

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  • Protests turn violent in Ferguson; Governor Nixon cancels state fair appearances to visit area Protests in the St. Louis suburb rocked by racial unrest since a white police officer shot an unarmed black teenager to death turned violent Wednesday night, with some people lobbing Molotov cocktails and other objects at police who responded with smoke bombs and tear gas to disperse the crowd. August 13, 2014 1 Photo

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  • Some voters wary of "Right to Farm" amendment, but others show support Some voters today weren't shy about speaking out about how they voted on Missouri Amendment No. 1, which has been dubbed the "right to farm" measure. August 5, 2014 1 Photo

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  • Oklahoma petition for medical marijuana signing up thousands of new voters Medical marijuana may be the state's newest gateway drug -- to voting. July 29, 2014

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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


    The Joplin Globe - Local News
    As of (08/14/2014) at 08:34 AM

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  • Marian Days expected to continue its growth Attendance at the Marian Days celebration that ended Sunday was up significantly, and officials believe that spells more growth for the future. The annual festival normally swells the Carthage population by about 60,000 to 70,000 people, and attendance this year was up by an estimated 30 percent, police Chief Greg Dagnan told the Carthage City Council on Tuesday. August 13, 2014 1 Photo

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  • Sanctioned rodeo event to pay for ag student scholarships About 300 rodeo contestants will converge on Roughrider Arena this weekend for two nights of calf roping, steer wrestling and saddle bronc riding. August 13, 2014

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  • Mike Pound: Kids don't even question going to school As I write this, our 16-year-old daughter and four of her friends are in our backyard enjoying the last few hours of their summer. August 13, 2014 1 Photo

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  • Controversial Pittsburg trail OK'd after long discussion, debate PITTSBURG, Kan. — In one of the longest sessions of public input and commission discussion in several years, the Pittsburg City Commission on Tuesday night approved accepting a $656,000 grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation to build a hike-bike trail that has generated much controversy for several months. August 12, 2014

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  • Judge keeps affidavits sealed in Parsons slayings A judge declined Wednesday to unseal probable-cause and search-warrant affidavits in the case file of David Bennett Jr., who is charged with killing Cami Umbarger and her three children. August 13, 2014 1 Photo

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  • UPDATED: $8 million expansion announced at Silver Dollar City Silver Dollar City officials on Wednesday announced an $8 million, four-acre expansion, dubbed Fireman’s Landing, to the theme park. August 13, 2014 2 Photos

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  • UPDATED: One worker dies of burns after fireworks explosion in Pittsburg One of two men injured seriously in an explosion Tuesday at a Pittsburg fireworks business has died. Kenny L. Clark, 28, of Pittsburg, was pronounced dead at Freeman Hospital West in Joplin, according to a release from the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department. August 13, 2014

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  • Report: Record Missouri corn crop possible The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Missouri farmers are on track to harvest record crops of corn and soybeans. August 13, 2014

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  • UPDATED: Two described as `severely burned' in Pittsburg blast An explosion Tuesday afternoon at the old Jake’s Fireworks operation at 20th Street and the U.S. Highway 69 Bypass injured several workers, two of them seriously, according to Crawford County Undersheriff Steve Geier. August 12, 2014 1 Photo

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  • Commission cites training for county highway crew The meeting of the Jasper County Commission on Tuesday served as graduation day of sorts for members of the county highway department who were recognized for completing training sponsored by the Missouri Transportation Department and the Federal Highway Administration. August 12, 2014


    The Joplin Globe - Editorials
    As of (08/14/2014) at 08:34 AM

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  • Geoff Caldwell, columnist: Shine a light in Williams' name Join me for a reflection upon a person I never met, a person I never knew, but who we will all miss ever so much. August 13, 2014

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  • Too bad Dole's not on ballot Bob Dole still has a lot of practical wisdom to offer state and federal officials. The problem is that many of them won’t listen. August 13, 2014 1 Photo

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  • Your View: Play ball I’m not a big fan of the word “disabled.” The prefix “dis” means “lack of, not.” I prefer to use the term “differently abled.” August 12, 2014

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  • Your View: Atrocities Reading about the atrocities against the Iraqi women by the Islamic State group, it appears these fanatics may have read Judges 19 through 21 in the Old Testament. August 12, 2014

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  • Your View: Here's the frustration Regarding Taylor Armerding’s column (Globe, Aug. 9), I think he has missed the point about why many Americans, including the president, are frustrated with the “do-nothing Congress.” August 12, 2014

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  • Our View: Truth lost amid hysteria It started as a peaceful protest for a death that should have provoked questioning and even outrage in the community of Ferguson, a suburb of St. Louis. August 12, 2014 1 Photo

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  • Marilyn Beasley, columnist: Nothing transparent about this administration In January 2009, newly elected President Barack Obama made this statement: “My administration is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in government. We will work together to ensure the public trust and establish a system of transparency, public participation, and collaboration.” August 11, 2014

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  • Other Views: Tenure issue now on ballot In a case of election irony, on the day voters were settling five statewide issues, a new controversy was added to the November ballot. August 11, 2014 1 Photo

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  • Herb Van Fleet, columnist: International laws don't easily apply today In the immediate aftermath of World War II, the world was made painfully and shockingly aware of the atrocities, crimes against humanity and war crimes committed by the Nazis and the Japanese military. August 11, 2014

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  • Carol Stark: Woman's final request was a call for action If, at the end of a person’s life, a family could write an obituary like the one that announced the passing of Connie Davis, the world would be a better place. August 11, 2014


    The Jefferson City News Tribune
    As of (09/02/2014) at 01:03 PM

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  • Perspective: Council faces decisions on budget, fire chief - During the four months as a councilman for the 4th Ward city business has been to support city departments in performing their duties.

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  • Our Opinion: United Way: Helping others here at home - In “The Wizard of Oz," the Yellow Brick Road provides a good start for Dorothy to reach the Emerald City and, eventually, home.

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  • Sam left out of Rams practice squad - The St. Louis Rams have signed 10 players to their practice squad. As expected, Michael Sam was not among them.

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  • Man accused of DWI in wreck that injures 6 - Six people were hurt in a two-vehicle accident on U.S. 54 at Route E in Cole County, Monday afternoon.

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  • Council to hear presentations on multipurpose building tonight - The Jefferson City Council will hear two presentations on the Parks and Recreation Commission's multipurpose building project tonight.

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  • Not everyone gets day off on holidays - Jefferson City has wasted no time at all in its transition to fall. Labor Day brought cool early temperatures with a grey sky and browning leaves on some of the trees leading to the Capitol.

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  • Stewart's Chase status doesn't matter - Tony Stewart has one final shot to make the Chase, and it's not a very good one: He must win Saturday night at Richmond, where he last visited Victory Lane in 2002.

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  • Jackrabbits prepare Penton for SEC receivers - When the Missouri football team lined up against South Dakota State on Saturday, most figured it was a mismatch in favor of the 24th-ranked Tigers over the Football Championship Subdivision Jackrabbits. But there was one player who probably wasn't a fan of the big-school, little-school descriptor.

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  • Calvary experiences change entering 2014 season - The Calvary Lutheran soccer team may be one of the last teams to get its fall season underway, but that's definitely OK.

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  • Royals activate Hosmer amid series of moves - The Royals made a flurry of roster moves Monday as they begin a September march toward the playoffs, activating first baseman Eric Hosmer from the disabled list and promoting first-round draft pick Brandon Finnegan from Double-A Northwest Arkansas.

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  • Smith looks forward - Alex Smith didn't have much choice when he was traded from San Francisco to Kansas City last year.

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  • Holliday, Wong lead Cardinals past Pirates, 5-4 - Matt Holliday is keeping quiet about his recent hitting surge.

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  • Houston Astros fire manager Bo Porter - The Houston Astros fired manager Bo Porter on Monday, saying the dismissal had less to do with the team's 59-79 record than the need for “new direction" and a “united message throughout the entire organization."

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  • Royals stop slide with 4-3 victory against Rangers - Salvador Perez homered and drove in three runs, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Texas Rangers 4-3 on Monday night to snap a three-game losing streak.

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  • Louisville defeats Miami 31-13 in ACC debut - ominique Brown's 15-yard touchdown run in the third quarter and Gerald Christian's 10-yard TD catch late in the fourth backed Louisville's big defensive performance that helped beat Miami 31-13 Monday night.

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  • Jays top C.B.C. in JV football - Sophomore quarterback Gunnar See threw three touchdown passes as the Jefferson City Jays junior varsity football team rolled to a 27-0 win Monday against C.B.C.

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  • Bouchard out of upset-heavy U.S. Open - NEW YORK (AP) - Bothered by the heat and stifling humidity, Eugenie Bouchard felt dizzy and her vision was blurry.

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  • Kirk rallies to win the Deutsche Bank - NORTON, Mass. (AP) - Chris Kirk made three big putts and captured the biggest win of his career Monday in the Deutsche Bank Championship. Whether that was enough for U.S. captain Tom Watson to add him to the Ryder Cup team was the least of his concerns.

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  • Americans held in North Korea plead for US help - North Korea gave foreign media access on Monday to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and - watched by officials as they spoke - called for Washington to send a high-ranking representative to negotiate for their freedom.

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  • No gray area: Beliefs shape views on Michael Brown killing - Lamont Jones and Keith Stephens stood 60 feet from each other, separated by four lanes of pavement and a thousand miles of perception.


    The Jefferson City News Tribune - State News
    As of (09/02/2014) at 01:03 PM

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  • No gray area: Beliefs shape views on Michael Brown killing - Lamont Jones and Keith Stephens stood 60 feet from each other, separated by four lanes of pavement and a thousand miles of perception.

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  • Missouri ballot features teacher evaluation change - Missouri voters are likely to hear a lot about good teachers and local control in the coming months, as a costly campaign unfolds over a ballot proposal that would link teachers' salaries and jobs to the performance of their students.

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  • Bank loans used to collect unpaid medical bills - A health system with hospitals in Missouri, Illinois, Oklahoma and Wisconsin has started working with a bank to offer interest-free loans to patients with unpaid medical bills.

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  • Breaks sought for biotech office park - Backers of a proposed biotech office park in south Kansas City are preparing to seek tax breaks for the 350-acre project.

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  • KC-area manfacturers see shortage of skilled workers - A nationwide manufacturing boom has created openings for plenty of well-paying jobs, but company leaders in the Kansas City area say there aren't enough skilled workers available to fill them all.

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  • Ferguson's flashpoint sparks national outrage - They were killed in Wisconsin, New York and California. Some were shot on the street. One was killed in a Wal-Mart. Another died after being placed in a chokehold. All died at the hands of police and all have been united by one thing: the killing of Michael Brown.

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  • Man shot, killed in confrontation with KC police - Kansas City police say a man has been shot and killed during a confrontation with officers.

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  • Ferguson slowly starting to make comeback - The unmistakable signs of healing are beginning to dot Ferguson, even the small area of this St. Louis-area suburb that was the center of attention for three weeks. But those in the community know they've got a long way to go.

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  • Crews demolish partially collapsed KC church - Crews are demolishing a northeast Kansas City church that partially collapsed with children inside.

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  • Ferguson rally marks 3 weeks since Brown's death - Hundreds converged on Ferguson on Saturday to march for Michael Brown, the unarmed black 18-year-old who was shot and killed by a white police officer three weeks ago to the day. His death stoked national discourse about police tactics and race, which the rally's organizers pledged to continue.

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  • Man fatally shot while changing tire in St. Louis - St. Louis police are investigating after a man was fatally shot while changing a flat tire near his home.

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  • Motorcycle rally rattles nerves in Missouri town - A Labor Day weekend rally of what the federal government considers an outlaw motorcycle gang has frightened some residents of the Kansas City suburb of Grain Valley, but the head of the group's local chapter thinks police and locals are overreacting.

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  • St. Louis officer retires amid inquiry into video - Police say a suspended St. Louis County officer who had been assigned to patrols in Ferguson has retired amid a review of 2012 video in which the officer calls himself "a killer" and makes incendiary comments about religion and U.S. political leaders.

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  • Kansas City man charged in co-sleeping death - A Kansas City man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in the co-sleeping death of his infant daughter.

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  • Missouri senator a constant presence at rallies - Missouri state senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal has been a constant presence in Ferguson since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old man.

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  • Missouri seeks disaster declaration for Ferguson - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has asked federal officials to issue an economic-injury disaster declaration in St. Louis County so that businesses can get aid following looting in Ferguson.

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  • Homeless KC man charged with stealing squad car - A homeless Kansas City man has been charged with robbery and resisting arrest after police say he stole a squad car, led officers on a high-speed chase and abandoned the vehicle on a rural stretch of Interstate 35 in northern Missouri.

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  • Hip-hop moves as strong force for Michael Brown - Rappers are making their voices heard in song and on the ground in Ferguson in the wake of Michael Brown's shooting death, channeling hip-hop's earlier roots when the genre worked as a voice for the oppressed and spoke out against injustice.

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  • Names released for 3 who died in Jefferson County - Authorities have identified the three people found dead in a suburban St. Louis home from apparent carbon monoxide poisoning as a couple and their adult son.

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  • Suit claims police brutality at Ferguson protests - A federal lawsuit filed Thursday alleges that police in Ferguson and St. Louis County used excessive force and falsely arrested innocent bystanders amid attempts to quell widespread unrest after the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.


    The Jefferson City News Tribune - Local News
    As of (09/02/2014) at 01:03 PM

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  • Man accused of DWI in wreck that injures 6 - Six people were hurt in a two-vehicle accident on U.S. 54 at Route E in Cole County, Monday afternoon.

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  • Council to hear presentations on multipurpose building tonight - The Jefferson City Council will hear two presentations on the Parks and Recreation Commission's multipurpose building project tonight.

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  • Not everyone gets day off on holidays - Jefferson City has wasted no time at all in its transition to fall. Labor Day brought cool early temperatures with a grey sky and browning leaves on some of the trees leading to the Capitol.

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  • Suspects sought in Cole County business burglary - Authorities are looking for suspects in connection with an early morning burglary at a Cole County business.

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  • Labor Day weekend gives grand finale to summer season Lake of the Ozarks' fall season begins next weekend with family festivals - With Labor Day weekend underway, the initial spotty rain showers Friday didn't detour thousands from flocking to Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks for a final summertime vacation.

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  • Thursday Night Live returns for fall series - Thursday Night Live kicks off its fall series this week, starting with Soup Stock and launching an “artslive" weekend of events in downtown Jefferson City.

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  • Fulton bluegrass festival offers new acts, layout - There will be a few minor changes for the Fulton State Hospital Foundation's eighth annual Bluegrass and BBQ Festival on Sept. 14.

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  • Moratorium on new communication towers in Lake Ozark City officials scramble to rewrite ordinance - Just a day before a new state law was to take effect, Lake Ozark officials enacted a moratorium on the construction of new communications towers within the town.

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  • Native plants to be featured in LU 'Dining Wild' event - Lincoln University Cooperative Extension's (LUCE) Native Plants Program (NPP) is having a 'Dining Wild' experience from 3 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Scruggs University Center at Lincoln University.

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  • Labor Day holiday closings - In observance of Monday's Labor Day holiday, federal, state, county and city offices will be closed except for law enforcement and emergency services.

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  • State grades Jefferson City Public Schools a high 'C' Scores statewide have declined; local district says it has 'not lost ground' - The Jefferson City School District continues to soldier onward as a high “C" student, according to the state of Missouri's latest accountability measures for education.

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  • Central Missouri Community Action to purchase JC cafe 'A social enterprise' - Cafe Via Roma will operate under new ownership later this fall, bringing a new work environment and model to the Jefferson City business.

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  • Local churches, organizations address homeless issues - To explore the idea of coordinating efforts among churches and other organizations, a Homelessness Task Force organizational meeting will be 9-11:30 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Jefferson City.

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  • Murder suspect of Fulton boy allegedly stole father's gun - The man who admitted to the fatal shooting of a 6-year-old Fulton boy used a stolen handgun, according to court records.

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  • Ferguson confrontations reminiscent of '68 protest in Capital City Newspaper editorial prior to King's death 'added fuel to the fire' - The incidents are more than 46 years apart, but they began in similar fashion.

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  • Couple brings 150-year-old farmhouse back to life - It's not uncommon for vehicles to drive slowly by Rock Enon Farm on Route V. Sometimes, drivers will get out and take photos of the ageless stone fence framing the three-story house and outbuildings to match.

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  • Frank Cox - Laboring to make IT work for state - Frank Cox is an IT project manager for the state. He is currently working with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, but he has previously worked with the Department of Corrections and the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations.

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  • BizBeat: Family reopens shop with a vintage twist - J Street Vintage, Gritty & Pretty opened its doors at 615 Jefferson St. on Saturday morning.

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  • BizBeat: Painting classes go mobile with Gypsy Studio - Gypsy Studio, a mobile art studio, will host a grand opening on Sept. 16 at Madison's Cafe in downtown Jefferson City.

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  • Jefferson City food service inspections for July 2014 - Jefferson City inspected 61 food services during the month of July.


    The Jefferson City News Tribune - Editorials
    As of (09/02/2014) at 01:03 PM

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  • Perspective: Council faces decisions on budget, fire chief - During the four months as a councilman for the 4th Ward city business has been to support city departments in performing their duties.

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  • Our Opinion: United Way: Helping others here at home - In “The Wizard of Oz," the Yellow Brick Road provides a good start for Dorothy to reach the Emerald City and, eventually, home.

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  • Your Opinion: New library director extends invitation - As the newly appointed director of Missouri River Regional Library, I would like to take this opportunity to personally invite you to the library, especially if it's been a while since your last visit.

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  • Your Opinion: Right to Farm does not eliminate standards - Tom Judge wants answers on Right to Farm. Seems he is worried that farmers, particularly livestock farmers, will farm as many critters as we want in whatever conditions we see fit.

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  • Your Opinion: Counter-protesters provide service to the community - Like everyone I was not pleased to learn that the members of the Westboro Baptist Church, taking unfair advantage of the riots in Ferguson, were spreading their message of hate in our town.

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  • Our Opinion: Dilemma invites county to rethink expansion News Tribune editorial - A demolition/construction plan has left the Cole County Commission between a proverbial rock and hard place.

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  • Our Opinion: Labor Day - Constants amid change News Tribune editorial - As we prepare to observe the Labor Day holiday on Monday, we are reminded of a quote that described workers as reliable, loyal, punctual, dependable and great problem solvers.

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  • Perspective: Burger King deal shows need for corporate tax reform - The reason American companies are seeking to invest abroad rather than here is simple. At 35 percent, we have the highest corporate tax rate in the developed world.

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  • Perspective: Troubled EPA 'waters' - This week, I'm going to highlight just one regulation from just one federal agency: the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) “Waters of the United States" rule.

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  • Our Opinion: An exception in child sexual abuse cases? - Although the November election is more than two months away, a proposed change in criminal law already has triggered controversy.

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  • Your Opinion: Zoning vote marks defeat of special interests - Once again special interest proposals have crashed and burned courtesy of the people of Cole County.

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  • Your Opinion: Presbyterians, peace and the Mideast crisis - I found the article “Faith, prayer have no bounds" interesting that the First Presbyterian Church was featured hosting a prayer service for peace and reconciliation around the world.

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  • Our Opinion: Animal welfare law revisited - We disapprove of the way the Canine Cruelty Prevention Act came into being, but it appears to working.

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  • Your Opinion: Statements and actions questioned - Just when you have seen it all, heard it all, or thought you have, Ferguson has lit up the “I'll be damned light."

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  • Our Opinion: 'Four E's' apply to safety on Labor Day - Labor Day weekend approaches amid a mix of public safety reminders for motorists.


    The Southeast Missourian
    As of (09/02/2014) at 01:03 PM

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  • Route P in Cape County closed for railroad repairs (09/02/14) Route P in Cape Girardeau County will be closed as contractor crews perform work on the railroad crossing. The road...

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  • Police use videos for evidence and training (09/02/14) 7 No one but those at the scene knows exactly what happened in the moments before Ferguson, Missouri, police officer...

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  • Downtown improvement district vote coming soon (09/02/14) 5 For more than three years, residents, businesses and organizations have worked together to establish a downtown...

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  • Soybean experts tout crop's benefits in India (09/02/14) 1 This year marks a bumper crop for soybean farmers around the United States. With supply becoming greater than demand,...

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  • Southeast students, alumni affected by Ferguson events (09/02/14) 4 A number of Southeast Missouri State University students have been affected by events in Ferguson, Missouri, in recent...

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  • Police use videos for evidence and training (09/02/14) No one but those at the scene knows exactly what happened in the moments before Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson shot unarmed teenager Michael Brown last month. No video exists of the interactions between Wilson and Brown, 18, before the Aug. 9 shooting, which sparked massive protests and drew national attention to concerns about police accountability and officers' use of deadly force...

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  • Dexter man admits to thefts from vehicles (08/31/14) DEXTER, Mo. -- A Dexter man is in custody, having admitted to at least 10 thefts from parked vehicles on the west side of town. Dexter Police detective Cory Mills said the department received a call Tuesday regarding the theft of a black suitcase and several tools from a vehicle parked at the Dexter Inn at 1807 W. Business 60...

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  • Sikeston man arrested on drug charges (08/31/14) BENTON, Mo. -- Markel Charles Fitchpatrick, 40, of Sikeston, Missouri, has been charged with felony possession of a controlled substance, unlawful use of drug paraphernalia and driving while revoked. Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter said that about 11:45 p.m. Wednesday, Cpl. Justin Wooten and deputy Robyn Merideth were traveling east on Route U in Scott County when a white pickup truck with Missouri license plates swerved off the roadway and into a construction site in Blodgett, Missouri...

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  • Charleston man faces domestic violence charges (08/31/14) CHARLESTON, Mo. -- A Charleston man is in custody awaiting arraignment on assault and restraint charges. Sammy Floyd Welch, 34, was arrested by the Charleston Department of Public Safety on felony charges of second-degree domestic assault and felonious restraint, according to online court records...

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  • Oran man charged with drug possession (08/31/14) An Oran, Missouri, man is facing a pair of drug charges after a burglary investigation led to the discovery of methamphetamine in a residence, the Scott County Sheriff's Department reported Friday. Joshua Allen Freeman, 29, of Oran was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance and misdemeanor unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, according to a news release from the department...

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  • Cape Girardeau schools see big jump in annual scores (08/31/14) Annual performance reports for local school districts show a huge increase for Cape Girardeau and a nice jump for Perry County District 32. "We recognize that while we are celebrating our APR and the significant increase ... like every school we have work to do, especially right now in academic achievement," said Sherry Copeland, Cape assistant superintendent for academic services. "That is always our main focus, to make sure our students perform at the highest level possible."...

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  • Youths get animals ready for SEMO District Fair (08/28/14) Kids throughout Southeast Missouri are getting their livestock in trim for the SEMO District Fair, set for Sept. 6 through 13 at the fairgrounds at Arena Park in Cape Girardeau. Entry clerk Patty Turner said about 100 youngsters from a 23-county area are expected to show their animals. Gabe Ruehling of Perryville, Missouri, and twins Andrew and Nathan Aufdenberg of Gordonville are among them...

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  • Central Junior High cheerleaders attend NCA camp (08/28/14) The Central Junior High School cheerleaders attended National Cheerleaders Association Cheer Camp from July 21 to 24. Bringing home several awards, the cheerleaders were awarded two red and two blue ribbons for cheers and chant performances, a bid to the NCA national competition, a certificate for safe stunting, the only certificate for technical excellence in tumbling, spirit stick, NCA Top Team trophy and all 19 cheerleaders were nominated for NCA All-American cheerleader...

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  • Dogs can get blues when kids head back to school (08/28/14) LOS ANGELES -- Young people aren't the only ones who get back-to-school blues. Pooches used to months of constant playtime can get upset when their best buddies disappear with the dog days of summer. Many dogs whine and wait eagerly at the front door but eventually adjust to the absence of their young owners when they are in class. But millions of dogs can feel abandoned, sad and unable to cope -- and they look for ways to lash out...

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  • Hooked on Science: Garden in a sandwich bag (08/28/14) Observe the life cycle of seeds by starting them off in a sandwich bag. STEP 1: Add enough water to the paper towel so it is damp. STEP 2: Fold the paper towel so it fits inside of the zip-top sandwich bag. STEP 3: Place the paper towel inside the sandwich bag. ...


    The Southeast Missourian - State News
    As of (09/02/2014) at 01:03 PM

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  • Amtrak street work leads to historic finds in Jefferson City (09/02/14) JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Long before Jefferson City's Amtrak station was in the basement of the Union Hotel and the state museum converted the Lohman Building into an 1800s-style general store, Water Street was a destination and a happening place...

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  • Dog breeders pay high costs to comply with regulations (09/02/14) COLUMBIA, Mo. -- George Craig is particular about his dogs, especially when it comes to food. For expecting and nursing mothers, he takes special care with their diet. He starts with a premium brand of food, such as NutriSource or Royal Canin, and soaks the kibbles in warm water for 15 minutes until they soften and swell, the Columbia Missourian reported...

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  • Adjunct St. Louis faculty exploring unionization (09/02/14) ST. LOUIS -- Nine months out of the year, Andrew Nelson works about 50 hours a week, driving his 1995 Mazda on either 50- or 100-mile round trips every weekday to his college teaching gigs at Lindenwood University in St. Charles and East Central College in Union...

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  • KC-area manufacturers see skilled worker shortage (09/02/14) KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A nationwide manufacturing boom has created openings for plenty of well-paying jobs, but company leaders in the Kansas City area say there aren't enough skilled workers available to fill them all. As U.S. manufacturing continues its comeback from steep job losses during the recession, there are an estimated 600,000 manufacturing job openings, The Kansas City Star reported...

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  • Boone County adds $240K to defend against wrongful conviction lawsuit (09/02/14) COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Boone County could spend nearly $450,000 by the end of the year to defend itself and county employees in a lawsuit filed by a man whose murder conviction was vacated. The Columbia Daily Tribune reported that county commissioners are set to take action today on a proposed $240,000 budget revision. The lawsuit already has resulted in two other budget revisions that totaled $100,000 each...

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  • Entrepreneurs happy to be in St. Louis citing high expenses elsewhere (09/02/14) ST. LOUIS -- A young entrepreneur's removal from Canada turns out to be fortuitous both for him and St. Louis. Marshall Haas intended to work in British Columbia for the company that bought his startup software firm, but when it was apparent he wouldn't get a work visa, a "very stern" government officials urged him to return to the U.S...

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  • Ferguson rally marks 3 weeks since Brown's death (08/31/14) FERGUSON, Mo. -- Hundreds converged on Ferguson on Saturday to march for Michael Brown, the unarmed black 18-year-old who was shot and killed by a white police officer three weeks ago to the day. His death stoked national discourse about police tactics and race, which the rally's organizers pledged to continue...

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  • Ferguson police get body cameras after shooting (08/31/14) FERGUSON, Mo. -- Police in the St. Louis suburb where a white officer shot and killed an unarmed 18-year-old will soon wear body cameras while on patrol. KMOV-TV reported that Ferguson police are being trained to use and wear the battery-powered cameras, which record both audio and video...

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  • 2nd cop loses job over Ferguson protest threats (08/31/14) GLENDALE, Mo. -- Another St. Louis area police officer is out of a job over threats to Ferguson shooting protesters found online. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Glendale officer Matthew Pappert was fired Thursday over Facebook comments suggesting protesters of the shooting death of 18-year-old should be "put down like rabid dogs."...

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  • Man critical after struck by lightning (08/31/14) MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. -- A suburban St. Louis man is hospitalized in critical condition after being struck by lightning while riding his bicycle. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported 51-year-old Joseph Adams of Ballwin was biking along the Maryland Heights Expressway on Thursday afternoon when he was struck in the head by lightning and went into cardiac arrest...

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  • Missing Missouri woman found in wrecked car (08/31/14) ELLINGTON, Mo. -- A 66-year-old eastern Missouri woman who had been reported missing is hospitalized with moderate injuries after being found in a wrecked car. The Daily Journal newspaper in Park Hills, Missouri, reported that Dorothy Brooks of Ellington went missing Wednesday evening, prompting the Missouri State Highway Patrol to issue an endangered person advisory...

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  • Deputy resigns over pepper spray incident (08/31/14) UNION, Mo. -- An eastern Missouri deputy has resigned after allegedly putting pepper spray on pizza before giving it to inmates. The Washington Missourian reported the deputy met with Franklin County Sheriff Gary Toelke on Wednesday afternoon and submitted his resignation. A disciplinary hearing had been scheduled for Thursday...

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  • Kansas City man charged in co-sleeping death (08/31/14) KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A Kansas City man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in the co-sleeping death of his infant daughter. The Kansas City Star reported that 22-year-old Deonte J. Barnett is charged in Jackson County Circuit Court in the February death of 9-month-old Aubrie Barnett. It wasn't immediately clear whether he had an attorney...

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  • Unemployment, casino bills among new Missouri laws (08/31/14) JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Wealthy gamblers could find it easier to make big bets at Missouri casinos while some fired employees could encounter greater difficulties getting jobless benefits as a result of some of the many new state laws that took effect Thursday...


    The Southeast Missourian - Local News
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  • Route P in Cape County closed for railroad repairs (09/02/14) Route P in Cape Girardeau County will be closed as contractor crews perform work on the railroad crossing. The road will be closed today and Wednesday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., according to a news release by the Missouri Department of Transportation All work is weather permitting. ...

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  • Police use videos for evidence and training (09/02/14) 7 No one but those at the scene knows exactly what happened in the moments before Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson shot unarmed teenager Michael Brown last month. No video exists of the interactions between Wilson and Brown, 18, before the Aug. 9 shooting, which sparked massive protests and drew national attention to concerns about police accountability and officers' use of deadly force...

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  • Downtown improvement district vote coming soon (09/02/14) 5 For more than three years, residents, businesses and organizations have worked together to establish a downtown community improvement district in Cape Girardeau. Whether their longtime dream becomes a reality is up to a group of fewer than 200 people...

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  • Soybean experts tout crop's benefits in India (09/02/14) 1 This year marks a bumper crop for soybean farmers around the United States. With supply becoming greater than demand, the American Soybean Association continues to look for the best ways to use this crop. American Soybean Association farmer-leader Matt McCrate of Cape Girardeau said he believes the answer may lie with industries in India...

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  • Southeast students, alumni affected by Ferguson events (09/02/14) 4 A number of Southeast Missouri State University students have been affected by events in Ferguson, Missouri, in recent weeks. On Aug. 9, 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed by police officer Darren Wilson, a six-year veteran of the Ferguson Police Department. People took to the streets to protest Brown's death, and the story made national news...

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  • Civil War re-enactors close out summer at Fort D (09/02/14) 1 Re-enactors at the Fort D Historic Site in Cape Girardeau celebrated the end of summer with a bang. Children and adults alike stood at the site Monday morning, some with hands clasped over their ears, as a cannon was loaded and fired just a few yards away...

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  • Woman found alive after search near Diversion Channel (09/02/14) 1 After enlisting the public's help in a search and rescue effort, a missing woman was found alive in Cape Girardeau County on Monday afternoon near the Diversion Channel. The 22-year-old woman, taken to an area hospital for medical attention, was found on Highway 25 in Dutchtown...

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  • Annual Field Day scheduled for today at Fisher Delta Research Center (09/02/14) PORTAGEVILLE, Mo. -- The Fisher Delta Research Center in Portageville, Missouri, will host its 53rd annual Field Day today, welcoming farmers, producers and landowners to learn more about the latest in regional agriculture from experts and specialists...

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  • Enormous hole filled in Mississippi County road (09/02/14) CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Mississippi County officials have finally found the bottom of the hole where County Road 310 used to be before being washed away during the 2011 activation of the Birds Point-New Madrid Floodway. "We are above the water line on 310," Presiding Commissioner Carlin Bennett said during a County Commission meeting Thursday...

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  • Cape Girardeau schools see big jump in annual scores (08/31/14) 13 Annual performance reports for local school districts show a huge increase for Cape Girardeau and a nice jump for Perry County District 32. "We recognize that while we are celebrating our APR and the significant increase ... like every school we have work to do, especially right now in academic achievement," said Sherry Copeland, Cape assistant superintendent for academic services. "That is always our main focus, to make sure our students perform at the highest level possible."...

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  • Supporters of Kaden Robert flock to Kelly football game (08/31/14) BENTON, Mo. -- A bundle of maroon and gold balloons meandered skyward, passing over filling bleachers at the Kelly High School football field before the Hawks' first-ever varsity home football game Friday evening. Loosed from a center field line that bore a giant painted 14, the tribute was a nod to the Hawks' absent running back and defensive back, Kaden Robert...

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  • SEMO District Fair looks ahead to 159th year (08/31/14) It won't be long before Arena Park is filled with the smells of fried food and the shouts of carnival-goers. The SEMO District Fair kicks off its 159th year Saturday with a theme of "Sew it, Grow it, Show it!" and promises to appeal to young and old...

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  • Cape to host auditions during 'Belleville' screening (08/31/14) 1 As one of those people who had long felt his life was like a movie, Keith Nussbaum now can say it is one. Nussbaum is in the cast of a well-received independent film, "Belleville," that will run from Friday to Sept. 11 at 13 Wehrenberg theaters in four states, including Cape West 14 Cine in Cape Girardeau. The film is set and was shot in Belleville, Illinois, about 15 miles southeast of St. Louis...

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  • Neighbor Days serves as Benton reunion (08/31/14) BENTON, Mo. -- After a week of brutal heat, the weather cooled enough for people to come out and enjoy a weekend at the Benton Neighbor Days. The festival began in 1924 by the Scott County Farm Bureau, and after taking a break from the 1940s to the 1960s, the festival began again and is stronger than ever. It's a tradition that dates back so far, a majority of fairgoers couldn't tell you how the tradition started...

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  • Schnucks chairman gives advice for United Way campaign (08/31/14) 1 Having led one of the nation's more successful United Way campaigns in St. Louis, Schnuck Markets chairman Scott Schnuck offered some of his fundraising techniques at the United Way of Southeast Missouri's CEO Luncheon on Friday. One of the more effective ways to prompt contributions to United Way is telling people why they should give, Schnuck told an audience of about 55 at Farraddays restaurant at Isle Casino Cape Girardeau...

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  • Dexter man admits to thefts from vehicles (08/31/14) DEXTER, Mo. -- A Dexter man is in custody, having admitted to at least 10 thefts from parked vehicles on the west side of town. Dexter Police detective Cory Mills said the department received a call Tuesday regarding the theft of a black suitcase and several tools from a vehicle parked at the Dexter Inn at 1807 W. Business 60...

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  • Sikeston man arrested on drug charges (08/31/14) BENTON, Mo. -- Markel Charles Fitchpatrick, 40, of Sikeston, Missouri, has been charged with felony possession of a controlled substance, unlawful use of drug paraphernalia and driving while revoked. Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter said that about 11:45 p.m. Wednesday, Cpl. Justin Wooten and deputy Robyn Merideth were traveling east on Route U in Scott County when a white pickup truck with Missouri license plates swerved off the roadway and into a construction site in Blodgett, Missouri...

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  • Charleston man faces domestic violence charges (08/31/14) CHARLESTON, Mo. -- A Charleston man is in custody awaiting arraignment on assault and restraint charges. Sammy Floyd Welch, 34, was arrested by the Charleston Department of Public Safety on felony charges of second-degree domestic assault and felonious restraint, according to online court records...

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  • Oran man charged with drug possession (08/31/14) 1 An Oran, Missouri, man is facing a pair of drug charges after a burglary investigation led to the discovery of methamphetamine in a residence, the Scott County Sheriff's Department reported Friday. Joshua Allen Freeman, 29, of Oran was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance and misdemeanor unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, according to a news release from the department...

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  • Water service restored at Southeast Missouri State (08/31/14) Water samples taken from a repaired water main came back safe Friday, allowing Cape Girardeau to restore full water supply to Southeast Missouri State University. Residence hall students were encouraged to return to campus Monday. Classes will resume and offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday...


    The Southeast Missourian - Editorials
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  • Another exciting speaker lineup (09/02/14) It's always a thrill when Southeast Missouri State University releases the lineup for its speaker series. Every year, the university comes out with an impressive list of people to come and speak here in Cape Girardeau. This year is no exception. On the list this year are:...

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  • Editorial Addressing neighborhoods, untangling poverty (08/31/14) Even before Michael Brown was shot by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo., cries for peace and pleas for ending violence were being voiced in a troubled Cape Girardeau neighborhood. Before Brown, there was Anthony Hempstead, a young black man shot in our town. His killer has not yet been identified. Hempstead, who had a troubled past but according to family was trying to lead a new, clean life, left a loving family in pieces. He also left behind a neighborhood searching for answers. For justice...

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  • Editorial Happy Labor Day (08/31/14) When it comes to the reasons for Monday's Labor Day holiday, the U.S. Department of Labor offers a good historical review. The first Labor Day celebration was in New York City in 1882 and was organized by the Central Labor Union. Right off the bat, the holiday was associated with the first Monday in September. ...

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  • Speak Out Speak Out 8/29/14 (08/29/14) I recently read where a girl was suspended from a high school for saying, "Bless You" to another student after they sneezed. My child recently started classes at SIU and one of their instructors said that "religion is just in your head." Well, sir, I strongly disagree with you! This is a prime example of a university that stands back and does nothing when these ultra-liberal atheist instructors try to use their classes to indoctrinate anti-Christian ways of thinking into their students. ...

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  • Editorial Corvettes made for fun attraction in Cape's downtown (08/29/14) It was an impressive sight on Tuesday as a large group of Corvettes made its way to downtown Cape Girardeau. Hundreds of the popular sports cars joined the Corvette Caravan, and local enthusiasts filled the downtown area to get a look. The group was traveling to the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky...

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  • Editorial Southeast football begins a new era (08/28/14) There's a new excitement about the Southeast Missouri State University football program. The Redhawks have a new head coach, Tom Matukewicz, whose leadership to this point has brought energy and a new team culture. Last week Southeast Missourian and semoball.com sports editor Rachel Crader highlighted how success should, or should not, be measured in coach Tuke's first season. ...

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  • Speak Out Speak Out 8/28/14 (08/28/14) Recently, I've been reading and hearing a lot about the price of gas being $1.87 when President Bush left office. I think people need to be reminded, at that time our country was in a recession. Everything was cheap, especially real estate at that time. That's nice to say, but you need to take everything into the same context...

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  • Letter to the Editor Early to bed, early to rise (08/28/14) We were delighted to see Laura Simon's lovely photographs of our home and business, Bellevue Bed and Breakfast. It was also a joy to meet Savanna Maue, a young, up-and-coming journalist who already has an Associated Press article under her belt. We were truly honored to receive recognition by the Keep Cape Beautiful Beautification Committee and appreciate the work that they and the parks and recreation department tirelessly do for our city. ...

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  • Editorial Boat race brings practical experience to classroom education (08/27/14) Take key concepts and put together a friendly competition and you have a good start in helping young people learn. A competition promoting Project Lead the Way, an organization that promotes education and preparation for college engineering programs, recently was held at the Student Aquatic Center at Southeast Missouri State University. ...

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  • Opinion Column Racial strife in Ferguson (08/27/14) I spent far too much of my weekend catching up on the events surrounding the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson. It literally took an earthquake to shake the national media away from Ferguson for just a brief moment. And just as quickly, the media swarmed again on the St. Louis suburb for Monday's funeral...

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  • Speak Out Speak Out 8/27/14 (08/27/14) Just watching the news this morning, where the police in Cape are offering coffee with the cops this morning, paid for by the cops, from 8 to 9. I guess my question is, why would they pick a weekday when most people are at work from 8 to 9? They may get some parents who don't have to work, or other people who have the convenience of not working. ...

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  • Opinion Column Piracy in the Indian Ocean: Perils on the high seas (08/26/14) In the Disney version of piracy, buccaneers such as Jack Sparrow -- Captain Jack Sparrow -- claim to be ruffians and rebels, but in practice it is mostly their hearts that are made of gold, not their treasure. While they do sail, and occasionally fight British ships, or raid coastal towns, their crimes are minimal, and in the end they show courage and goodness that would have been shocking to the actual pirates of the Caribbean...

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  • Speak Out Speak Out 8/26/14 (08/26/14) We, as Christians, must call out to the Lord for help in this time of world chaos. We need His help and His guidance to help us through these problems we're having in the world, spiritual problems, and we must ask as Christians on our knees for help for our country and our world. That is our only hope...

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  • Editorial Many education options in Cape Girardeau (08/26/14) Today's workforce requires people with different skills. A college education is a great choice, and many students are now back to their campus for the start of a new academic year. But there are many educational options, including trade schools. Careers in the medical field, business, massage therapy and cosmetology all need people with specific skills. The educational programs, in many cases, can be finished in a relatively short period of time...

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  • Speak Out Speak Out 8/25/14 (08/25/14) It's terrible that they're trying to close Cottonwood Center. Those children can use that facility, and it should stay open. But everyone's griping about how we spend more than we get in when it comes to taxes. Nobody wants to raise taxes, the last election has showed. ...

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  • Letter to the Editor Too much divisive talk (08/25/14) Radio personality Glenn Beck in a recent cable television interview, expressed regret for having contributed to the widening gap between Democrats and Republicans. He cited calling the president a racist as an example of "stupid" things he had said. ...

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  • Editorial Being safe with alcohol is a serious matter (08/25/14) According to a Missouri Department of Transportation official, there were 757 fatal crashes on Missouri roads in 2013. About a third of those involved an impaired driver. As we warmly welcome college students back to the campus of Southeast Missouri State University, we're reminded of the seriousness of driving while impaired...

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  • Speak Out Speak Out 8/24/14 (08/24/14) There are so many Americans today who are part African-American and part European-American. And it's time to quit worrying about it. It's time to just all be Americans. But in the meantime, until we get to that point, we need to have plenty of African-American police officers who can communicate with the African-American community and make them feel that the police are here to save us and to keep us safe...

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  • Letter to the Editor Follow Mrs. Missouri (08/24/14) On Aug. 22-29, I have the honor of representing our great state of Missouri as I compete for the title of Mrs. America in Tucson, Arizona. As part of the competition, I will promote my platform of women's empowerment, and I will also highlight an important part of Missouri agriculture. Showcasing the resources of our city, state and citizens on a national level is a responsibility that I carry with excitement and pride...

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  • Editorial Athletics about more than who wins and loses (08/24/14) Friday night marked the beginning of high school football season. At stadiums all across the state and country, fans in local communities gathered to support their athletes on the gridiron. But it's not just football. There are many other sports, for boys and girls, that help draw communities closer...


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