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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
As of (08/20/2014) at 03:12 PM

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  • Behind the scenes: the tactical team under fire Watch footage from the helmet of photographer David Carson during his embed with the St. Louis County Police tactical team on Monday night.  At about 2:45 in the video, police come under fire and respond with tear gas.

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  • County prosecutors presenting evidence in Ferguson shooting to grand jury; U.S. attorney general arrives

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  • How does a grand jury work in St. Louis County?

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  • McCulloch: Grand jury to get evidence in Ferguson case through mid-October

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  • SEE ALL OF OUR FERGUSON COVERAGE

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  • Live Twitter updates from Ferguson

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  • ACLU cites Ferguson video, asks Highway Patrol to remove officer

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  • Go behind the scenes with police tactical team in Ferguson

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  • Facebook talk on #Ferguson, race causing a friend fallout, chilling relationships

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  • Holder visits with students, community leaders in Ferguson

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  • New lawsuit alleges Ferguson officers used Taser on mentally ill man in 2011, killing him

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  • From Eric Holder: A message to the people of Ferguson

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  • Jay Nixon won't remove Robert McCulloch as Brown case goes to grand jury

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  • Ferguson mayor pledges to recruit black officers as city breaks silence

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  • Are outside instigators to blame for Ferguson violence? It's complicated

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  • McClellan: Ferguson police chief takes on a battle of words

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  • Ferguson unrest is taking its toll on education

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  • Tuesday's peaceful protests turns chaotic

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

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

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  • Rescuers pull woman from Missouri River

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  • Nixon announcing grant to aid shoe company

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  • Missouri announces website to report school bullying

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  • Prosecutor to Missouri vandals: Felony record or military

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

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

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

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  • Arts groups taking big hit in state funding

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

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

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  • Local women participate in biotech summit in Chicago

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

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

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  • Tim Gunn to headline Plaza Frontenac fashion show on Saturday

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  • Fox Theatricals rakes in nine Tony Award nominations

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

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


    St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Political News
    As of (08/20/2014) at 03:12 PM

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  • County prosecutors presenting evidence in Ferguson shooting to grand jury; U.S. attorney general arrives Grand jury may hear evidence into October, St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert P. McCulloch says.

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  • St. Charles considers ban on texting for motorists of all ages Bill to be introduced on issue Tuesday night.

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  • Post Scripts: David Carson and Steve Giegerich discuss Ferguson coverage Post-Dispatch photographer David Carson and reporter Steve Geigerich join Fox 2's Elliot Weiler to discuss their Ferguson coverage.

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  • Judge rules in favor of Normandy families who want to transfer schools Francis Howell, Ritenour and Pattonville must accept their children, St. Louis County Circuit judge rules today.

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  • MAP: How Missouri constitutional amendments fared, by county POLITICAL NEWS

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  • Results from the Aug. 5 Missouri primary Updated

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  • Holder visits with students, community leaders in Ferguson Updated

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  • McCulloch: Grand jury to get evidence in Ferguson case through mid-October Updated

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  • Jay Nixon won't remove Robert McCulloch as Brown case goes to grand jury Updated

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  • Review: Missouri education dept.'s contract with Indianapolis consult involved conflict of interest


    St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Editorials
    As of (08/20/2014) at 03:12 PM

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  • What exactly are we seeing in Ferguson?

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  • From Eric Holder: A message to the people of Ferguson

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  • Black leaders must call for civil disobedience

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  • Messenger: Finding an American story in Ferguson

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  • An old-school idea for Ferguson protesters: Please lie down

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  • Getting rid of structural racism

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  • The unspoken truth about St. Louis

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  • In Ferguson, time for leaders to step forward and speak clearly

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  • Cry of the disaffected must lead to brave changes in St. Louis area

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  • Success in education begins with the parents

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  • Not seeing the whole picture of Ferguson

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  • Pray for a peaceful and fruitful resolution

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  • School cancellations add to the inequities

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  • McCulloch should exercise restraint

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  • Media coverage is biased against police

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  • All of this could have been prevented

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  • Encourage more young people from minority communities to be police officers

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  • Ferguson tragedy shows need for one areawide police department

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  • McClellan avoids the inflammatory rhetoric

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  • Civil rights are not a reality for all Americans


    Kansas City Star
    As of (08/20/2014) at 03:13 PM

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  • Joco 913 Consignment sales’ super bargains make for merry moms Sale events like Rhea Lana’s in Overland Park this week are high-tech, highly organized operations bringing together hundreds of sellers, thousands of buyers and tens of thousands of carefully checked-for-wear kids clothing, gear and toys.

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  • Missouri AG Eric Holder: ‘Change is coming’ after Ferguson, Mo., police shooting U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder reassured college students Wednesday in suburban St. Louis, a few miles from where 18-year-old Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer, and a small group of protesters gathered outside a building where a grand jury was expected to begin hearing evidence to determine whether the officer should be charged. Holder, who was expected to head to Ferguson, Missouri, and meet with law enforcement officers and federal investigators, made his first stop Wednesday at the Florissant campus of St. Louis Community College Media now part of the problem in Ferguson

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  • Chris Christie stumps for Sam Brownback, picks up some Oklahoma Joe's New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie buzzed into Kansas City, Kan., on Wednesday morning to campaign for fellow Republican Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback. Christie came into town to attend a noontime Mission Hills fundraiser, but stopped on the way at Oklahoma Joe’s Bar-B-Que. His appearance created a stir in the gas station-turned-restaurant. Video: Chris Christie joins Sam Brownback for some barbecue take-out

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  • Business Downtown KC draws attention as cool place for young people to live Over the last decade, Kansas City’s urban core has become known as a cool place to live instead of a dreary place to drive immediately away from after eight hours at the office. The shift has coincided with $5.5 billion in public and private projects, including the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, the Sprint Center arena and the Power & Light District entertainment area.

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  • KC police officer’s online post about Ferguson case under scrutiny Wed 3:10 PM

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  • KC teen accused in double homicide Wed 3:09 PM

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  • Some of Friday’s high school football games will start late because of the heat Wed 2:55 PM

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  • Drug for Ebola-like virus promising in ill monkeys Wed 3:12 PM

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  • Bank of America reaches $17 billion settlement in mortgage-backed securities case Wed 2:42 PM

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  • Pedestrian struck, killed along I-70 in Blue Springs Wed 2:27 PM

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  • High school football: Missouri team previews Wed 3:04 PM

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  • Visa out to make it harder for crooks to buy gas with your plastic Wed 2:13 PM

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  • Obama: U.S. won’t stop confronting Islamic State Wed 12:46 PM

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  • Restaurant, grocery store inspections for Aug. 20 Wed 11:57 AM

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  • De’Anthony Thomas joins Chiefs’ growing injury list Wed 2:10 PM

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  • Schilling blames chewing tobacco for mouth cancer Wed 2:06 PM

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  • Sprint cancels Framily, rolls out new data pricing plan

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  • Katy Perry makes a splash at Schlitterbahn, does ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

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  • Chiefs QB Aaron Murray's girlfriend says emotional goodbye in Philadelphia, will join Channel 41


    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 (08/20/2014) at 03:13 PM

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  • AG Eric Holder: ‘Change is coming’ after Ferguson, Mo., police shooting Chris Christie stumps for Sam Brownback, picks up some Oklahoma Joe's Downtown KC draws attention as cool place for young people to live HOK will acquire Kansas City-based 360 Architecture The Onion swipes at KC culture, we take offense Featured Consignment sales’ super bargains make for merry moms 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 Two lawsuits arising from fatal KCK party bus crash are settled Central Jackson County fire district wants to route 911 calls to Kansas City Struggle against the ACT is taking a turn for the better in Kansas City, Kan. Truman Heartland foundation honors Norman Swails and others Grand jury may hear varying accounts of Ferguson shooting Featured Chris Christie stumps ...

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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 Region’s leaders should condemn another cowardly killing in the Mideast Blaming President Barack Obama for their revenge killing only reveals the brutal, incomprehensible and cowardly nature of these rogue Muslims. What the world needs right now is not to put the burden of every irrational, violent act on the shoulders of the United States. Kansas City is still waiting for the bishop and Catholic diocese to do the right thing Almost every conclusion in an arbitrator’s recent finding brought shame to the diocese and provided more than enough reasons for Bishop Robert W. Finn, already convicted of a misdemeanor, to resign. Governor makes right call to quell unrest in Ferguson The action “to help restore peace and order and to protect the citizens of Ferguson” followed Nixon on Sat

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  • The Monday Poll: How you voted on Kemper Arena proposals Respondents to our informal, unscientific survey on the fate of Kemper Arena gave conflicting results. They’re not so hot to save the building, but they seem to prefer a compromise position under which two competing proposals might both be allowed to occur.

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  • The Monday poll: Should Kansas City save Kemper Arena? Our weekly survey seeks to gauge opinions on issues relating to redevelopment in the West Bottoms and competing plans for Kemper Arena.

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  • CIA can’t be trusted with torture report The American people deserve better. They deserve to know what despicable things their country did. They deserve to know the truth — not so they can punish perpetrators but to ensure that history remembers and can honestly judge whether it was all worth it.

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  • Lessons of Ferguson: Why a week of rage didn’t have to happen It’s important that police learn from the remarkable turnaround engineered by Missouri Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson. Diversity matters. Relationships and listening matter. Police must treat people as citizens, not enemies. Army is flexible on tattoos Restrictions on certain tattoos that went into effect in the spring have had to be relaxed. Maj. Gen. Allen W. Batschelet told The Star that the policy would have resulted in the loss of 2,500 enlistments a year. Why Sam Brownback is not an education governor Facing a tough road to re-election, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is fighting to brand himself as an education governor. “One of the myths is that you can’t cut taxes and invest in education,” he said at a campaign stop on Friday. Actually, the Brownback camp is spinning a myth. American Royal to city on Kemper Arena plan: No on coexistence Barbecue seems to be the most pressing reas...


    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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  • 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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    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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    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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  • 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 (08/20/2014) at 03:13 PM

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  • Taste of Travel: Alaska dazzles with ‘Dancing With The Stars: At Sea’ Updated at 2:19 PM By Charlene PetersMore Content Now --

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  • Dixie Ryan: Life with a good attitude is wonderful Posted at 2:00 PM Wow I have had a wonderful week. God is good and I am happy. I have had visits from several of my grandkids and that is a good thing. They are beautiful, wonderful, young women and I love them so much. Also I have had visits from numerous friends...

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  • The Amish Cook: A fun family reunion on a fine summer weekend Posted at 2:00 PM On Sunday evening Daniel, Julia, and I, along with some other relatives, visited my grandparents. We laughed and cheered as we watched the children try out their “train.” With their imagination at its best, they constructed a train.

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  • Once again, Michele Bachmann demonstrates her ignorance of the U.S. Constitution Updated at 1:02 PM False

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  • Most Americans of both political parties don’t know much about the subject of abortion Updated at 12:45 PM False

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  • Showtime Renews Ray Donovan, Masters of Sex Posted at 1:05 PM Showtime has renewed hit dramas Masters of Sex and 

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  • Granlund cartoon: College tuition costs Updated at 11:41 AM Dave Granlund cartoon on school costs.

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    The Independence Examiner - Editorials
    As of (08/20/2014) at 03:13 PM

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  • Taste of Travel: Alaska dazzles with ‘Dancing With The Stars: At Sea’ Updated at 2:19 PM By Charlene PetersMore Content Now --

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  • Dixie Ryan: Life with a good attitude is wonderful Posted at 2:00 PM Wow I have had a wonderful week. God is good and I am happy. I have had visits from several of my grandkids and that is a good thing. They are beautiful, wonderful, young women and I love them so much. Also I have had visits from numerous friends...

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  • The Amish Cook: A fun family reunion on a fine summer weekend Posted at 2:00 PM On Sunday evening Daniel, Julia, and I, along with some other relatives, visited my grandparents. We laughed and cheered as we watched the children try out their “train.” With their imagination at its best, they constructed a train.

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  • Once again, Michele Bachmann demonstrates her ignorance of the U.S. Constitution Updated at 1:02 PM

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  • Exclusive Sneak Peek: Patrick Duffy Heads to Sweden! Posted at 2:05 PM As if Bruce (Greg Poehler) wasn't already having a tough enough time fitting in, the culture clash...

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  • Most Americans of both political parties don’t know much about the subject of abortion Updated at 12:45 PM

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  • Seth Meyers Gears Up to Host the Emmy Awards Posted at 1:05 PM There's no slowing down Seth Meyers. In February, he took over hosting NBC's

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  • Showtime Renews Ray Donovan, Masters of Sex Posted at 1:05 PM Showtime has renewed hit dramas Masters of Sex and 

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  • Granlund cartoon: College tuition costs Updated at 11:41 AM Dave Granlund cartoon on school costs.

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  • Ted Stillwell: Lefties are in good company Posted at 11:23 AM Some of us are right brained and some left brained, by the same token, some are right handed and some left handed.Did you know that former President Harry S Truman was left handed? Not only him, but so was John F. Kennedy, Gerald Ford,... 15 Highest-Paying Jobs For Professionals With Excellent 'People Skills' Posted at 11:56 AM NEXT 10  »


    Columbia Daily Tribune
    As of (08/20/2014) at 03:14 PM

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  • Related Article: Columbia schools deal with phone problems on first day Moberly clinic patients among millions whose data was stolen Patients who received medical attention at clinics affiliated with Moberly Regional Medical Center during the past five years are among the 4.5 million people whose Social Security numbers and other personal information were targeted in a sophisticated cyber attack.

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  • Don Stamper starting a new job with state agency Don Stamper, an outspoken and aggressive advocate for the local development community, is starting a new job with the Missouri Department of Economic Development next week and stepping down as executive director of the Central Missouri Development Council after almost...

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  • University of Missouri Curators extend Wolfe's contract to 2018 The University of Missouri announced Wednesday morning that the UM Board of Curators approved an extension of UM System President Tim Wolfe's contract through June 30, 2018.

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  • Columbia schools deal with phone problems on first day Columbia Public Schools' first day of the school year went off yesterday with little difficulty, except for problems with a new phone system, the district's top administrator said.

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  • Ebola delays Liberia return for Columbia teacher Rebekah Schulz had plane tickets and plans to leave Liberia and visit her family in Columbia months ahead of the Ebola outbreak, though the timing proved to impeccable.

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  • Man arrested on suspicion of strong-arm robbery Columbia police on Tuesday arrested an 18-year-old man on suspicion of a strong-arm robbery that happened earlier this month.

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  • Man accused of assaulting girlfriend with sex toy A 44-year-old man is accused of two felonies after he allegedly assaulted his live-in girlfriend with a sex toy, Boone County Sheriff's Detective Tom O'Sullivan said.

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  • County GOP chooses new officers Rick Rowden, father of state Rep. Caleb Rowden, took over Bruce Cornett's seat on the Boone County Republican Central Committee on Tuesday night and took over Cornett's gavel as party chairman, as well.

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  • Litter pickup on Rock Quarry Road set for Saturday Volunteers with the city of Columbia's Volunteer Program and the University of Missouri Center for Leadership and Development will team up for a litter pickup along Rock Quarry Road on Saturday.

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  • Heat advisory in effect for Central Missouri The National Weather Service has placed several Missouri counties under a heat advisory starting this afternoon until 7 p.m. Sunday. In Mid-Missouri, the advisory covers Audrain, Boone, Callaway and Cole counties.

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  • Sheriff's department plans sobriety checkpoint The Boone County Sheriff's Department is planning a sobriety checkpoint sometime between tonight and Sept. 1, Sgt. Brian Leer said in a news release.

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  • Columbia Public Schools welcome students on first day of school year Kim Wright, a first-grade teacher at Paxton Keeley Elementary school, started with logistical concerns Tuesday on the first day of the school year.

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  • City council approves one student development, rescinds agreement for another The Columbia City Council voted Monday night to approve a rezoning request and a development agreement between the city and American Campus Communities, an Austin, Texas-based student housing developer, to construct a 718-bed student apartment complex just north of the...

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  • Two people killed in Interstate 70 crashes on Monday Two people died in separate crashes along a stretch of Interstate 70 in Mid-Missouri yesterday. The first person was killed in a pileup in Boone County, and the second died in Cooper County in a wreck in traffic that was...

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  • Second defendant in Marshall homicide makes plea deal Joshua D. Murray will be sentenced Oct. 6 after pleading guilty Monday in Boone County Circuit Court to a reduced charge of first-degree assault for his role in the July 2013 shooting death of Tre'Veon Marshall in a northeast Columbia...

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  • Council approves interim zoning amendments The Columbia City Council voted just after midnight Monday at its regular meeting to approve a set of interim restrictions for the city's permissive C-2 commercial zoning code, including minimum parking requirements, an extra layer of review for new buildings...

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  • Residents object to tossing free black bags Monday night during the Columbia City Council's first public hearing on City Manager Mike Matthes' proposed fiscal 2015 budget, residents spoke out against proposals to eliminate the Solid Waste utility's voucher program for black trash bags and to increase fees...

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  • Shooter in January homicide pleads guilty to lesser charges A 20-year-old man on Monday pleaded guilty to three charges in connection to the January shooting death of 23-year-old Dontay Tolston.

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  • Boone County Democrats retain most officers on central committee Boone County Democrats re-elected three of their four top party officers last week, retaining Homer Page for a second term as party chairman and Phyllis Fugit as vice chairwoman.

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  • Corvette caravan rumbles into Columbia next week Hundreds of Corvettes will converge on Columbia next week as the National Corvette Caravan makes an overnight stop here on its way to the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky.


    Columbia Daily Tribune - Editorials
    As of (08/20/2014) at 03:17 PM

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

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  • Test scores Once again we are confronted in Missouri with fallen student test scores, a phenomenon that occurs with more or less frequency everywhere in the nation. Between 2013 and 2014, elementary school scores on communication arts and mathematics declined. Even more...

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  • Officer Sanders When Columbia police Officer Rob Sanders abused a helpless prisoner in a holding cell in August 2011, it was the last straw for his superiors, who terminated his employment. Disagreement lingered between members of the Columbia Police Officers Association, who...

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  • Net-zero house On Tuesday a photo in our paper showed workers installing solar panels atop the Net-Zero Affordable Energy Home at the corner of West Ash Street and Sanford Avenue.

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  • Sending arms President Barack Obama found himself out on a limb when a new Islamic threat erupted in the Middle East.

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  • Police shooting The St. Louis suburb of Ferguson is in the news because a police officer shot an unarmed 18-year-old youth multiple times, killing him on the street and prompting widespread looting of local stores.

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  • CoMo free What are we learning during the free-ride trial period for the newly designed city bus system? Perhaps more than we think.

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  • Tax fatigue On Friday, Third Ward Councilman Karl Skala asked for help from his friends in the Muleskinners club to pass city fees and tax increases scheduled for the November ballot.

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  • Gaza, etc From time to time, Terry Schlemeier writes columns for this section of the Tribune. His entry yesterday was a helpful reminder of why events in the Middle East leave most of us bewildered.

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  • Locally Which makes it all the more remarkable how local partisans are able to remain peaceful even as they disagree on the conflict between Israel and Gaza.

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  • Outliers Several issues on Tuesday's statewide ballot demonstrated anew the philosophical division between urban and rural areas, particularly the outlier status Greater Columbia is achieving.

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  • Paying for stuff Missourians and other Americans are facing a growing challenge paying for necessary public amenities. Many resist the prospect of growing government at the very time government's role must increase to keep up with inevitable public needs. We want smaller government...

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  • Drug war Today we return to a continuing failure of American policy that is primarily responsible for illegal immigration troubles and criminal violence on our southern border -- the utterly failed U.S. war on drugs, which produces the world's most active black...

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  • EPIC goes down During the campaign to pass an eighth-cent sales tax to support the Boone County Fairgrounds/Central Missouri Events Center, supporters made a misbegotten promise to close the property if the tax failed. “It will be closed,” they said.

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    St. Joseph News-Press
    As of (08/20/2014) at 03:17 PM

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  • Holder: 'Change is coming' after shooting CLAYTON, Mo. — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder reassured college students Wednesday in suburban St. Louis, a few miles from where 18-year-old Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer.

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  • Ice bucket challenge raises millions for ALS It's the trend sweeping the nation — the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

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  • School makes fighting germs a priority Children going back to school also means a sharing of germs they may not have been exposed to over the summer months.

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  • Unrest in Ferguson can flow to other places An Aug. 14 CNN TV headline read: "Soon: Obama Talks Iraq, Missouri Unrest." An odd pairing of discontent to be sure. But not so disparate when considering how long both wars in the Middle East and struggles over race have lasted.

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  • Central, Benton share softball jamboree crown While the coaches said the City Softball Jamboree was little more than a chance to get game-like experience before the season starts, the play at Drake Field on Tuesday begged to differ.

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  • Have fun with your food With school back in session, families will start settling into their usual routines again.

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  • U.S. officials: Military mulling more troops to Iraq

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  • La Mesa closes North Belt location

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  • How can authorities restore order in Ferguson?

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  • Senators in accord on Ferguson investigation

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  • Lawmakers weigh in on tax breaks

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  • Man arrested for aiming gun at traffic

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  • Prosecutor deems child's death 'suspicious'

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  • Central, Benton share softball jamboree crown

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  • With Chiefs' Charles out, Davis, Gray get chances

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  • Infante has 3 doubles to lead Royals past Rockies


    St. Joseph News-Press - Editorials
    As of (08/20/2014) at 03:18 PM

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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.

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  • Defend military assets Many parts of the country count themselves as big supporters of the nation's military. Count us in, too.

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  • Use data to extend credit Thousands of residents of the Midland Empire understand better than some regulators what goes on when a negative entry is made on their otherwise good credit record.

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  • Incubators valuable to region The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) at Northwest Missouri State University is attracting attention from far and wide.

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  • Turbines due close review Mill Creek wind farm has the potential to be more than the largest wind farm in Missouri. It also could be disruptive to migratory birds and impact the Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge.

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  • South Side mural good place to start To envision a revitalized business district and community hub in the heart of St. Joseph's South Side you have to squint a little.

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  • Plantings along U.S. 36 will boost its appeal U.S. Highway 36, a ribbon of four lanes across northern Missouri since the summer of 2010, remains a work in progress. The newest improvements are a collaboration of public and volunteer efforts that will grow for years to come.

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  • Spirit Airlines offers different way to fly You may have heard a story or two about Spirit Airlines.

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  • Consider voters' message Missouri voters turned down a tax proposal Tuesday, and now proponents need to think about why that happened.

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  • August ballot full of choices If you are like most of your neighbors, the regular arrival of August primaries and voting on ballot questions is not enough to get you to the polls.

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  • Industry responds to disease Innovators find solutions.

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  • Ambulance finances in transition Buchanan County's venture into administering a taxpayer-provided ambulance service is reportedly off to a good start, but getting the financials right will be a long-term process.

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  • Discover Downtown on First Saturdays Way back in 1915, the novelist Henry James penned a letter to his colleague H.G. Wells in which he observed, "It is art that makes life, makes interest, makes importance ...”

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  • `Holiday' benefits families Some tax system reformers aren't big fans of sales tax holidays such as the one being observed for back-to-school shoppers in Missouri starting today.


    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 (08/20/2014) at 03:19 PM

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  • PSC rejects Noranda's rate-change request - Noranda Aluminum won't get reduced rates, the Public Service Commission said today.

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  • Your Opinion: High-voltage project delivers - Recently I attended a Public Service Commission (PSC) hearing in Marceline regarding granting Clean Line Energy Partners a certificate of convenience and necessity.

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  • Your Opinion: Lack of fiscal responsibility - The more we learn about what goes on in the federal government the more I am at a loss to understand why anybody supports Obama's policy that bigger government is the answer to every problem.

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  • Our Opinion: Ferguson: facts, perceptions and challenges - Regarding the death of Michael Brown and the events in Ferguson, we intentionally have attempted to avoid a rush to judgment.

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  • Former “Tiki" bar owner pleads guilty, sentenced to 18 years - A Jefferson City man was sentenced to 18 years in prison after pleading guilty to attempted forced rape, two counts of forcible sodomy and armed criminal action Tuesday morning at the Boone County Courthouse in Columbia.

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  • LU Curators approve 4 contracts - Lincoln University Curators voted Tuesday to move forward with plans to build a new “Wellness Center" on the campus' southeast corner.

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  • Both sides of Jefferson City protest: Mission accomplished - About a half-dozen Westboro Baptist Church members and about 50 counter-protesters faced off Tuesday at three locations in Jefferson City, with shouting and chanting, but no violence.

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  • State completes repair work at MSP - After months of work, repairs at the old Missouri State Penitentiary are complete, state and city officials announced Tuesday.

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  • Cole County Commission begins work on 2015 budget - Over the next few months, Cole County commissioners will be creating the budget for 2015. On Tuesday, they heard from heads of departments under their direct supervision.

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  • Judge rejects appeals of Mamtek CEO - The former CEO of Mamtek committed fraud to secure almost $1.3 million from bond funds that were supposed to be used to build an artificial sweetener plant in a central Missouri town, a federal judge ruled in a bankruptcy case.

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  • Missouri Democratic group to pay $10K ethics fine - A former campaign committee for Missouri House Democrats has agreed to pay a $10,000 fine for campaign finance violations.

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  • Columbia City Council OKs downtown student housing - The Columbia City Council has approved a Texas-based housing developer's proposal to build a downtown student apartment complex near the University of Missouri campus.

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  • Volunteers a buffer between police, protesters - The tall black man walked up and down West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Missouri, working a bullhorn, imploring protesters to behave themselves.

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  • How can authorities restore order in Ferguson? - They've lined the streets with police in riot gear, brought in a new black commander with an empathetic manner, imposed a curfew, lifted it and deployed the National Guard - and still the violence erupts nightly in the town of Ferguson.

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  • Ferguson pledges outreach efforts - Ferguson's leaders urged residents Tuesday to stay home after dark to “allow peace to settle in" and pledged several actions to reconnect with the predominantly black community in the St. Louis suburb where the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown has sparked nightly clashes between protesters and police.

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  • Holder bringing personal perspective to Ferguson - Eric Holder talks about the nation's civil rights struggles in a way no previous U.S. attorney general could - by telling his own family story.

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  • Governor won't seek removal of county prosecutor - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said Tuesday that he would not seek the removal of the prosecutor overseeing the investigation into the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown, which has sparked more than a week of nightly clashes between protesters and police.

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  • St. Charles weighs ban on texting while driving - The city of St. Charles could join others in eastern Missouri in banning texting while driving for motorists of all ages.

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  • Late-payment rate on US mortgages declines in 2Q - Fewer U.S. homeowners are falling behind on their mortgage payments, a trend that has reduced the late-payment rate on home loans to the lowest level in six years, according to credit reporting agency TransUnion.

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  • Prosecutor: Father shooting driver was 'execution' - A drunk driver did not deserve “execution" by a Texas father accused of taking the law into his own hands in a fit of rage over the killing of his two sons in a wreck, a prosecutor told jurors on Tuesday.


    The Jefferson City News Tribune - State News
    As of (08/20/2014) at 03:19 PM

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  • Judge rejects appeals of Mamtek CEO - The former CEO of Mamtek committed fraud to secure almost $1.3 million from bond funds that were supposed to be used to build an artificial sweetener plant in a central Missouri town, a federal judge ruled in a bankruptcy case.

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  • Columbia City Council OKs downtown student housing - The Columbia City Council has approved a Texas-based housing developer's proposal to build a downtown student apartment complex near the University of Missouri campus.

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  • Volunteers a buffer between police, protesters - The tall black man walked up and down West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Missouri, working a bullhorn, imploring protesters to behave themselves.

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  • How can authorities restore order in Ferguson? - They've lined the streets with police in riot gear, brought in a new black commander with an empathetic manner, imposed a curfew, lifted it and deployed the National Guard - and still the violence erupts nightly in the town of Ferguson.

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  • Ferguson pledges outreach efforts - Ferguson's leaders urged residents Tuesday to stay home after dark to “allow peace to settle in" and pledged several actions to reconnect with the predominantly black community in the St. Louis suburb where the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown has sparked nightly clashes between protesters and police.

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  • Holder bringing personal perspective to Ferguson - Eric Holder talks about the nation's civil rights struggles in a way no previous U.S. attorney general could - by telling his own family story.

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  • Governor won't seek removal of county prosecutor - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said Tuesday that he would not seek the removal of the prosecutor overseeing the investigation into the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown, which has sparked more than a week of nightly clashes between protesters and police.

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  • St. Charles weighs ban on texting while driving - The city of St. Charles could join others in eastern Missouri in banning texting while driving for motorists of all ages.

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  • FBI director addresses Ferguson on visit to Utah - FBI director James Comey publicly addressed the agency's civil rights investigation into the shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Missouri during a visit to Salt Lake City on Tuesday, saying the bureau has sent dozens of agents to Ferguson.

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  • Police: St. Louis officers kill knife-wielding man - A large crowd, some chanting "Hands up, don't shoot," gathered Tuesday at the site where St. Louis police officers shot and killed a knife-wielding man after a reported convenience store robbery.

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  • Marchers carry message from LU to Capitol - More than 80 people gathered at Lincoln University for Equal Protection Rally just before sundown on Monday.

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  • Police, protesters collide again in Ferguson - The National Guard arrived in Ferguson but kept its distance from the streets where protesters clashed again with police, as clouds of tear gas and smoke hung over the St. Louis suburb where Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer.

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  • Strong DOJ response seeks truth, calm - The U.S. Department of Justice has mounted an unusually swift and aggressive response to the death of Michael Brown, from an independent autopsy to dozens of FBI agents combing Ferguson, Missouri, for witnesses to the shooting of the unarmed black 18-year-old by a white police officer.

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  • Credibility concerns in Missouri shooting probe - The Missouri prosecutor overseeing an investigation into the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown has deep family roots among police: his father, mother, brother, uncle and cousin all worked for St. Louis' police department, and his father was killed while responding to a call involving a black suspect.

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  • Pathologist: Brown may have had his hands raised - An unarmed 18-year-old whose fatal shooting by police has sparked a week of protests in suburban St. Louis suffered a bullet wound to his right arm that may indicate his hands were up or his back was turned, a pathologist hired by his family said Monday.

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  • Obama: Time to review local police militarization Sends AG to Ferguson, cautions Nixon on use of National Guard - Calling for a sharp separation between the nation's armed forces and local police, President Barack Obama on Monday urged a re-examination of programs that have equipped civilian law enforcement departments with military gear from the Pentagon.

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  • Questions, answers about Guard's role in Ferguson - The National Guard is a regular presence in responding to natural disasters, but it also has a long history in helping curb civil disturbances.

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  • Missouri governor sends Guard, lifts curfew - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is lifting a curfew while ordering the National Guard to help restore order in a St. Louis suburb that has seen sometimes violent protests since the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager.

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  • Missouri governor sends National Guard to Ferguson - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon ordered the National Guard to Ferguson early Monday, hours after police used tear gas to clear protesters off the streets following a week of demonstrations against the fatal police shooting of a black Missouri teenager.

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  • Report: Ferguson teen shot 6 times, including twice in head - An unarmed black teenager killed by a white officer in Missouri was shot at least six times, including twice in the head, a preliminary private autopsy has found.


    The Jefferson City News Tribune - Local News
    As of (08/20/2014) at 03:19 PM

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  • PSC rejects Noranda's rate-change request - Noranda Aluminum won't get reduced rates, the Public Service Commission said today.

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  • Former “Tiki" bar owner pleads guilty, sentenced to 18 years - A Jefferson City man was sentenced to 18 years in prison after pleading guilty to attempted forced rape, two counts of forcible sodomy and armed criminal action Tuesday morning at the Boone County Courthouse in Columbia.

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  • LU Curators approve 4 contracts - Lincoln University Curators voted Tuesday to move forward with plans to build a new “Wellness Center" on the campus' southeast corner.

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  • Both sides of Jefferson City protest: Mission accomplished - About a half-dozen Westboro Baptist Church members and about 50 counter-protesters faced off Tuesday at three locations in Jefferson City, with shouting and chanting, but no violence.

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  • State completes repair work at MSP - After months of work, repairs at the old Missouri State Penitentiary are complete, state and city officials announced Tuesday.

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  • Cole County Commission begins work on 2015 budget - Over the next few months, Cole County commissioners will be creating the budget for 2015. On Tuesday, they heard from heads of departments under their direct supervision.

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  • Missouri Democratic group to pay $10K ethics fine - A former campaign committee for Missouri House Democrats has agreed to pay a $10,000 fine for campaign finance violations.

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  • Columbia City Council OKs downtown student housing - The Columbia City Council has approved a Texas-based housing developer's proposal to build a downtown student apartment complex near the University of Missouri campus.

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  • Fire damages home - A fire on a stove caused an estimated $10,000 in damage to a Jefferson City home Monday night.

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  • Man convicted of stealing from local restaurant - A Cole County jury found a man from French Village, Mo., guilty of taking nearly $5,000 while working as a co-manager at the Country Kitchen restaurant on Jefferson Street in Jefferson City.

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  • JC lawyer pleads guilty to bringing drugs to jail - A Jefferson City lawyer has pleaded guilty to charges in connection with bringing drugs into the Cole County Jail in October 2012.

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  • Jefferson City Council sets property tax rate - The Jefferson City Council set the property tax rate for the next year, leaving it unchanged.

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  • Don't engage with Westboro protesters, officials urge Lawmen, educators prepare for planned Westboro picketing - While area law enforcement agencies are gearing up for today's planned picketing by members of an anti-gay group known for picketing soldiers' funerals, some officials are offering simple advice: ignore them.

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  • Marchers carry message from LU to Capitol - More than 80 people gathered at Lincoln University for Equal Protection Rally just before sundown on Monday.

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  • Mother shares her daughter's cyberbullying story with teens - Tina Meier - the mother of a 13-year-old Missouri girl who committed suicide after being bullied online - spoke to sophomores at Jefferson City High School on Monday afternoon.

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  • Summit challenges young professionals to grow - Dozens of youthful representatives of Jefferson City's business community gathered at the Canterbury Hill Winery for the third annual Missouri Young Professional's Summit on Monday morning.

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  • Fundraiser on tap Aug. 28 for Humane Society - A benefit for the Callaway County Humane Society will take place Aug. 28 in Fulton.

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  • Second Baptist seeks to inspire returning students - Although students already have stocked up on school supplies for their first couple of days of school, they could also use a dose of encouragement to kick start their year.

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  • Dave Siebeneck spends his days deep in dough for Schulte's - If Mid-Missouri had a “Doughnut King," Dave Siebeneck, bakery manager at Schulte's Fresh Foods, probably deserves to wear the crown.

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  • Mobile shelter will house pets after disaster - Catherine Vogelweid witnessed families searching Joplin's animal shelters for missing pets after the May 2011 tornado and leaving grief-stricken when their beloved companions could not be found.


    The Jefferson City News Tribune - Editorials
    As of (08/20/2014) at 03:19 PM

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  • Your Opinion: High-voltage project delivers - Recently I attended a Public Service Commission (PSC) hearing in Marceline regarding granting Clean Line Energy Partners a certificate of convenience and necessity.

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  • Your Opinion: Lack of fiscal responsibility - The more we learn about what goes on in the federal government the more I am at a loss to understand why anybody supports Obama's policy that bigger government is the answer to every problem.

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  • Our Opinion: Ferguson: facts, perceptions and challenges - Regarding the death of Michael Brown and the events in Ferguson, we intentionally have attempted to avoid a rush to judgment.

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  • Your Opinion: Lack of confidence dooms amendment - Amendment 7 did not pass for several reasons, and it seems our legislators don't read, care or listen to our opinions.

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  • Your Opinion: 'Stonewalling' by Obama administration - According to a recently released Inspector General's report, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) released over 2,000 illegal immigrants, many of them convicted criminals, over a two-week period in 2013.

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  • Our Opinion: The freedom to ignore appalling speech - We do not agree with the message of the Westboro Baptist Church, but we respect and defend freedom of speech, one of our nation's founding principles.

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  • Perspective: 'What's next for transportation? Question eludes easy answer - The last 10 days in Missouri have been a bit of a roller-coaster in terms of emotions and activities.

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  • Your Opinion: Teach to the test – the ACT test - I believe we need to be teaching to the test in the Jefferson City School District. The test is the ACT.

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  • Our Opinion: A creative, but misguided, proposal News Tribune editorial - When we urge more eligible voters to go to the polls, we are encouraging greater turnout among informed voters.

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  • Your Opinion: Former JCPS teacher shares concerns - After reading the article in the News Tribune titled “Trouble at School" July 20 written by Kris Hilgedick, I am writing in support of Ryan and Buffey Prenger's statements. Thanks to them for speaking out. It takes courage.

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  • Your Opinion: Scrutiny of schools must begin at the top - It is apparent there are mounting issues which the board, district and voters are now facing and the district appears to be at a crossroads. Appropriate reflection is certainly apropos at this time.

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  • Your Opinion: Israelis again attacking their victims - The Israelis are at it again - attacking their victims. Sounds odd? Yes, because the statement is contrary to decades of Israeli propaganda.

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  • Your Opinion: Transportation tax encompassed too much - MoDOT and the Legislature developed a very aggressive transportation plan and in spite of major funding from special interest groups the voting public didn't buy it.

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  • Our Opinion: Separate public discussion from classroom instruction News Tribune editorial - Local educators now face the difficult task of keeping two ongoing themes separate.

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  • Perspective: Tragedy in St. Louis - For the past six days, the St. Louis region – and our state – has been living a nightmare.


    The Southeast Missourian
    As of (08/20/2014) at 03:19 PM

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  • Blunt staff to set up Jackson mobile office (08/20/14) 2 U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt's staff will host a mobile office from 3 to 4 p.m. today at the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce,...

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  • Pachyderms to host county administrator (08/20/14) The SEMO Pachyderms plan to host Cape Girardeau County's public administrator during their Thursday meeting at Dexter...

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  • Jury selected in Cairo murder case (08/20/14) CAIRO, Ill. -- A jury will hear opening arguments this morning in the case against a Cairo man accused of killing his...

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  • Defunct Democratic campaign committee fined (08/20/14) 11 The Missouri Ethics Commission has handed down a $10,000 fine to a former Missouri House Democratic campaign committee...

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  • Jason Smith touts agricultural industry during farm tour (08/20/14) 3 U.S. Rep. Jason Smith's second annual farm tour kicked off Tuesday morning at a Gordonville walnut tree farm. Martin...

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  • Jury selected in Cairo murder case (08/20/14) CAIRO, Ill. -- A jury will hear opening arguments this morning in the case against a Cairo man accused of killing his wife last fall. Chauncey Hughes, 30, faces first-degree murder charges in connection with the Nov. 1 shooting death of his wife, Heather Davis, 22...

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  • Man gets life for jewelry-store robbery (08/20/14) A Memphis, Tennessee, man was sentenced this week to life in prison for his role in a 2009 robbery at a Cape Girardeau jewelry store. Darryl House, 30, already had two prior robbery convictions when he was convicted of helping rob the Jayson Jewelers store at 97 N. Kingshighway, according to a news release Tuesday from the U.S. attorney's office...

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  • Two arrested for alleged robbery of elderly woman (08/20/14) Cape Girardeau police arrested two suspects Monday morning in connection with a weekend robbery that allegedly left an elderly woman with an injured hip and without a car, cell phone, wallet and television. Napoleon A. Cornelius, Jr., 18, of Cape Girardeau and Britney L. ...

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  • Three arrested in connection with Dogwood burglary (08/19/14) CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Three Mississippi County residents are in custody after a burglary investigation by the sheriff's department. Kailyn Jill-Brooks Berberich, 19; Kyle James Bench, 20; and Alton Christopher Turner, 24, all of East Prairie, Missouri, are charged with second-degree burglary and felony stealing, each charge punishable by up to seven years in jail...

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  • Sikeston woman faces felony forgery charges (08/19/14) CHARLESTON, Mo. -- A Sikeston, Missouri, woman is facing felony charges after two forgery investigations by the Mississippi County Sheriff's Department. Ashley Jordan Wallace, 29, was taken into custody last week and charged with two counts of forgery, punishable by up to seven years in the prison...

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  • Students from Ferguson, Florissant allowed early move-in at university (08/20/14) A Monday letter from Southeast Missouri State University President Dr. Kenneth W. Dobbins was emailed to students who live in the Ferguson and Florissant areas of St. Louis, saying an early move-in date is available for anyone who needs it. The letter states that any students from these areas were allowed to move in at Southeast starting today at 1 p.m., with dining services beginning for all students later Tuesday evening...

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  • Altenburg School District to build a new gym (08/20/14) ALTENBURG, Mo. -- The Altenburg School District plans to have a new gymnasium by the 2015-2016 school year. Superintendent Bleu Deckerd said in an email to the Southeast Missourian that the 9,000-square-foot building will house a middle-school-sized regulation gym, an art/music classroom, office space, kitchen, restrooms and storage...

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  • Pump primed to welcome university students (08/19/14) Southeast Missouri State University's move-in week officially kicks off Thursday with a multitude of festivities to welcome students. Classes start Monday. "It's exciting; it's a lot, but it's always exciting," said Katie Krodinger, assistant director of admissions for new student programs...

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  • Trade schools offer quicker route to gainful employment (08/18/14) From business to medical and salon training, trade schools in Cape Girardeau attract students who want to earn a degree quickly, so they can enter the workforce and start creating better lives for themselves and their families. That's the case with Becky Collier, Torrie Stepp, Tammy Arnzen and Katie Alsup. Collier and Stepp are pursuing their medical specialist degrees at Metro Business College, while Arnzen and Alsup are studying cosmetology at Renaissance Beauty Academy...

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  • Central cheerleaders use summer to prepare for fall (08/14/14) For Central High School's cheerleading squad, this summer meant more than just hanging out. It was a time to brush up their skills, compete at camp and rack up some awards. Patty Wamble, varsity cheerleading coach, said 20 varsity cheerleaders and 13 freshmen participated in the National Cheerleaders Association Cheerleading Camp at Southeast Missouri State University in July. She said it was probably one of the most successful they've ever participated in...


    The Southeast Missourian - State News
    As of (08/20/2014) at 03:19 PM

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  • Tennessee man dies in crash in Branson (08/20/14) BRANSON, Mo. -- The Missouri State Highway Patrol says a Tennessee man died when the scooter he was riding was hit near Branson. Joshua Wood, a 29-year-old man from Big Sandy, Tennessee, died Monday night in the collision on Highway 65 about a mile north of Branson. The patrol says Wood was either slowing down or stopped on the highway when he was hit from behind. He died at the scene. The driver of the vehicle was not injured...

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  • Ferguson city government pledges outreach efforts after shooting (08/20/14) FERGUSON, Mo. -- Ferguson city leaders urged people to stay home after dark Tuesday to "allow peace to settle in" and pledged to try to improve the police force in the St. Louis suburb where the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown has sparked nightly clashes between protesters and police...

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  • Columbia City Council approves downtown student housing (08/20/14) COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The Columbia City Council has approved a Texas-based housing developer's proposal to build a downtown student apartment complex near the University of Missouri campus. The council voted to accept a rezoning request and development agreement with American Campus Communities, the Columbia Daily Tribune story reported...

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  • EPA launches probe of alleged pollution by Tyson Foods (08/20/14) MONETT, Mo. -- The Environmental Protection Agency has begun an investigation of Tyson Foods' role in a discharge of a food supplement that allegedly led to pure ammonia flowing into a southwest Missouri creek, killing more than 100,000 fish. The discharge May 16 allegedly caused the wastewater plant in Monett to fail and allowed a chemical to flow into nearby Clear Creek, The Joplin Globe reported...

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  • Pathologist: Michael Brown may have had his hands raised (08/19/14) FERGUSON, Mo. -- An unarmed 18-year-old whose fatal shooting by police has sparked a week of protests in suburban St. Louis suffered a bullet wound to his right arm that may indicate his hands were up or his back was turned, a pathologist hired by his family said Monday...

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  • Strong DOJ response to Ferguson seeks truth, calm (08/19/14) The U.S. Department of Justice has mounted an unusually swift and aggressive response to the death of Michael Brown, from an independent autopsy to dozens of FBI agents combing Ferguson, Missouri, for witnesses to the shooting of the unarmed black 18-year-old by a white police officer...

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  • Mo.'s public defenders overworked, study says (08/19/14) KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A new American Bar Association study repeats what others have said in the past: Missouri's publicly funded criminal defense lawyers are so overworked that it could raise constitutional issues because defendants are not getting enough attention from their attorneys...

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  • Ex-Crime Stoppers treasurer sentenced for theft (08/19/14) JOPLIN, Mo. -- The former treasurer of a southwest Missouri anti-crime group has been ordered to repay nearly $3,300 he stole from the group. Joplin resident Matthew Paige served as treasurer of Heartland Crime Stoppers from July 2012 to April 2013, when the group's directors noticed problems in its finances and requested an audit...

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  • 2 charged with scamming elderly woman (08/19/14) FARMINGTON, Mo. -- A Southeast Missouri prosecutor has charged two people with scamming an elderly woman out of more than $300,000. The Daily Journal in Park Hills, Missouri, reported 54-year-old Cynthia Pennington and 47-year-old Randy Pennington of Farmington face one count each of financial exploitation of an elderly person...

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  • Former superintendent enters plea in Springfield killings (08/19/14) SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A former Missouri school superintendent has pleaded not guilty to killing a Springfield couple from whom police said he had requested a large loan. KOLR-TV reported 53-year-old Mark Porter appeared in court Monday on two counts of first-degree murder...

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  • Joplin School District moves into new high school ahead of classes next week (08/19/14) JOPLIN, Mo. -- Three years after its high school was destroyed by a tornado, the Joplin School District is preparing to move into a new one, according to its superintendent. Hundreds of volunteers were to start moving equipment and supplies into the high school Monday, superintendent C.J. Huff told The Joplin Globe. Classes are scheduled to begin next Monday...

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  • Nixon orders National Guard to Ferguson (08/18/14) JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon orders National Guard to Ferguson to "help restore peace and order" Copyright 2014 The Associated Press.

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  • Federal autopsy ordered for teen killed in Ferguson (08/18/14) FERGUSON, Mo. -- Attorney General Eric Holder on Sunday ordered a federal medical examiner to perform another autopsy on a black Missouri teenager whose fatal shooting by a white police officer has spurred a week of rancorous and sometimes-violent protests in suburban St. Louis...

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  • St. Louis police shooting draws protesters from near and far (08/18/14) FERGUSON, Mo. -- Protesters who have for days lined a busy suburban St. Louis street not far from the place where a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black teenager have walked from nearby apartments, driven from neighboring communities and flown in from states hundreds of miles away. Some are young parents carrying infants. Others, college students. Retirees. Professionals taking a break from their jobs...

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  • Missouri utility still interested in nuclear power (08/18/14) ST. LOUIS -- Past the razor wire and security checkpoints that guard Missouri's first and only nuclear power plant, there's an empty gravel lot where a second reactor was to have been built. Union Electric -- the utility now known as Ameren Missouri -- envisioned an $839 million, two-reactor facility when it began work in Callaway County in the 1970s. ...

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  • Commission: Mo. utility payments at payday lenders OK (08/18/14) KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri Public Service Commission staff is recommending not banning payday lenders from accepting utility bill payments. In a report filed last week, the staff said it is unclear if the commission, which regulated the authority, has the authority to ban the practice, and no evidence has been found to prove consumers had been harmed...


    The Southeast Missourian - Local News
    As of (08/20/2014) at 03:19 PM

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  • Cup 'n' Cork gets ready for its move to new location one block over (08/20/14) Change is brewing at downtown hangout Cup 'n' Cork. The coffee house-slash-bistro is moving a few blocks over into the building at the corner of Independence and Spanish streets, right across from The Library bar. Owners Patrick and Tina Abbott said the move is an exciting step up for Cup 'n' Cork, and are looking forward to moving in at the end of the month...

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  • Blunt staff to set up Jackson mobile office (08/20/14) 2 U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt's staff will host a mobile office from 3 to 4 p.m. today at the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce, 125 E. Main St. The mobile offices are hosted to give Missourians an opportunity to speak one-on-one with the senator's staff members to ask questions or discuss concerns with the federal government. ...

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  • Pachyderms to host county administrator (08/20/14) The SEMO Pachyderms plan to host Cape Girardeau County's public administrator during their Thursday meeting at Dexter Bar-B-Que. Linda Reitzel plans to talk about the state of her office. The main program begins at 7 p.m., preceded at 6:45 p.m.by a brief business meeting. ...

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  • Jury selected in Cairo murder case (08/20/14) CAIRO, Ill. -- A jury will hear opening arguments this morning in the case against a Cairo man accused of killing his wife last fall. Chauncey Hughes, 30, faces first-degree murder charges in connection with the Nov. 1 shooting death of his wife, Heather Davis, 22...

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  • Defunct Democratic campaign committee fined (08/20/14) 11 The Missouri Ethics Commission has handed down a $10,000 fine to a former Missouri House Democratic campaign committee for violating campaign finance laws. The consent order released Monday by the commission shows the group was charged with two counts, including failure to report certain expenditures and contributions in a timely and accurate manner, and failure to designate a deputy treasurer...

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  • Jason Smith touts agricultural industry during farm tour (08/20/14) 3 U.S. Rep. Jason Smith's second annual farm tour kicked off Tuesday morning at a Gordonville walnut tree farm. Martin Walnut Tree Farm started more than 20 years ago as open cropland and pasture, but now is nearly 300 acres of thriving trees. The black walnut trees are the real prize, Dr. Richard Martin told the congressman. The nuts they produce are also the official state tree nut...

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  • Students from Ferguson, Florissant allowed early move-in at university (08/20/14) 2 A Monday letter from Southeast Missouri State University President Dr. Kenneth W. Dobbins was emailed to students who live in the Ferguson and Florissant areas of St. Louis, saying an early move-in date is available for anyone who needs it. The letter states that any students from these areas were allowed to move in at Southeast starting today at 1 p.m., with dining services beginning for all students later Tuesday evening...

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  • Altenburg School District to build a new gym (08/20/14) 1 ALTENBURG, Mo. -- The Altenburg School District plans to have a new gymnasium by the 2015-2016 school year. Superintendent Bleu Deckerd said in an email to the Southeast Missourian that the 9,000-square-foot building will house a middle-school-sized regulation gym, an art/music classroom, office space, kitchen, restrooms and storage...

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  • Man gets life for jewelry-store robbery (08/20/14) A Memphis, Tennessee, man was sentenced this week to life in prison for his role in a 2009 robbery at a Cape Girardeau jewelry store. Darryl House, 30, already had two prior robbery convictions when he was convicted of helping rob the Jayson Jewelers store at 97 N. Kingshighway, according to a news release Tuesday from the U.S. attorney's office...

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  • New White Castle to open in December (08/20/14) 4 By December, White Castle once again will be serving up its famous sliders in Cape Girardeau. Craig G. Eilers, the engineering project manager at White Castle Management Co., said via email Tuesday that the company is on a four-month construction timeline, and as long as everything goes as scheduled, White Castle will be open again in time for Christmas. ...

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  • Two arrested for alleged robbery of elderly woman (08/20/14) 12 Cape Girardeau police arrested two suspects Monday morning in connection with a weekend robbery that allegedly left an elderly woman with an injured hip and without a car, cell phone, wallet and television. Napoleon A. Cornelius, Jr., 18, of Cape Girardeau and Britney L. ...

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  • Missing terrier returned to Humane Society (08/20/14) 1 One of the dogs that went missing from the Humane Society of Southeast Missouri has been returned. On Aug. 2, two dogs, a 7-year-old male chocolate pit bull terrier named Hazard and a 9-month-old female blue American Staffordshire terrier named Silvey were discovered missing when employees found that the fences containing the dogs had been cut and the dogs taken...

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  • Cape County GOP Central Committee elects officers (08/20/14) The Cape Girardeau County Republican Central Committee held elections for committee officeholders at its Tuesday night meeting. Some of the committee's major duties include attending state party conventions and meetings, coordinating election year activities, selecting replacements for elected officials in their party that cannot finish their term and representing the county in the state party...

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  • Route PP in Scott County closed for pipe replacement (08/20/14) Route PP in Scott County, between County Road 325 and County Road 329, will be closed as Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace a culvert pipe beneath the roadway. A MoDOT news release indicates the work will be performed from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday...

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  • Council mulls alcohol, speed-limit regulations (08/19/14) 8 The faces of the ward representatives may have changed since the Cape Girardeau City Council last discussed amending the city code to curb underage drinking, but many of the concerns remain the same. In 2012, the city considered an ordinance that would have prohibited patrons younger than 21 from being in bars or restaurants that derive more than 35 percent of their proceeds from alcohol after 10 p.m. ...

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  • Five Below to open near Cape theater (08/19/14) 18 Another big retailer is moving into the Cape Girardeau market. Drury Development Corp. began excavating the area adjacent to David's Bridal at 155 Siemers Drive earlier this month to begin building the retail store Five Below, as well as possibly preparing space for four smaller businesses...

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  • A Bernie mom says legalization of cannabis oil for medical use is a good start toward legalizing medical marijuana (08/19/14) 6 Brandy Johnson said the recently approved law allowing use of cannabis oil to treat Missouri patients with epilepsy is a good start toward further research and legalization of medicinal marijuana, but it's not enough. "It's a bittersweet victory," she said. "A small victory."...

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  • Pump primed to welcome university students (08/19/14) 4 Southeast Missouri State University's move-in week officially kicks off Thursday with a multitude of festivities to welcome students. Classes start Monday. "It's exciting; it's a lot, but it's always exciting," said Katie Krodinger, assistant director of admissions for new student programs...

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  • Inaugural Coffee with Cops to be held in North Cape (08/19/14) 3 Cape Girardeau residents can meet local police officers at the first-ever "Coffee with Cops" event at Mobile (Bi-State) Convenience Store on Wednesday morning. The event at 920 N. Kingshighway is designed to give law enforcement officers and members of the community a chance to get to know one another in an informal setting...

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  • Rail work continues around Cape (08/19/14) Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Co. continues work this week to replace cross ties and other crossing components throughout Cape Girardeau. The project affects a portion of Nash Road, and downtown riverfront locations including La Cruz Street, the Themis Street and Broadway riverfront gates and Red Star Access boat ramp...


    The Southeast Missourian - Editorials
    As of (08/20/2014) at 03:19 PM

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  • Former SEMO coach recognized for success (08/20/14) A former Southeast Missouri State track and field coach will add another honor to the list in December. Joey Haines, who coached men's and women's squads at Southeast for 26 years, was announced as an honoree for the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Hall of Fame. The recognition will be bestowed at a ceremony in December...

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  • Opinion Column The issue of mistrust (08/20/14) I was a college student in Memphis, Tennessee, the night Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated. And as you would imagine, the events of that fateful day remain vivid in my memory after all of these years. The entire community of Memphis was both shocked and saddened by the tragic event. But the sadness quickly turned to anger, which turned to chaos and eventually self-destructive actions...

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  • Editorial GLS helps many become better leaders (08/19/14) Leadership makes a difference. That might sound basic and somewhat trite, but it's the truth. Businesses, not-for-profits, churches and other organizations need men and women devoted not simply to managing people but leading teams and organizations. Good leaders learn, they cast vision, they take a proactive approach to developing strategies that enhance the workplace and move things forward for those they serve...

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  • Speak Out Speak Out 8/19/14 (08/19/14) Several weeks ago, we called in and asked Speak Out if anyone knows what happened to the statue at Ben Franklin that used to be at the corner by Franklin School. We're still wondering where it is and why it hasn't been put back. We would love to see Ben Franklin, who represents Franklin School, back out in the public...

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  • Letter to the Editor Suicide is not the answer (08/19/14) Robin Williams' suicide has brought into sharp focus the increasingly common incidents of suicide in the U.S. The common denominator in all suicides is victims' inability to cope with intolerable emotional pain. Most of them had been through incredible numbers of emotional/physical traumas during their early years. ...

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  • Speak Out Speak Out 8/18/14 (08/18/14) I hope more than 10 students walk on those new, free sidewalks. Most students ride the bus, or their parents drop them off in front of school. Most students do not want to walk to school. Just remember: Nothing is free. Why do some people think it is OK to walk in the middle of the street like they own it? This is defiance behavior, and parents should teach their children some respect when they are young and expect them to conduct themselves in a civilized manner in all situations as they get older.. ...

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  • Letter to the Editor Becoming informed (08/18/14) "One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors." --Plato When I first heard that quote, I thought, how true! We have so many problems in this country that seem fixable with plain old common sense. The people in elected positions, both locally and nationally, at times, are unable to apply common sense and do what's right...

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  • Editorial Read to Succeed program works, now and for the future (08/18/14) As we embark on another school year, literacy again is top of mind. The United Way Read to Succeed program has been an overwhelming success. Last year, for example, 191 of 192 children who participated in the program improved their reading proficiency by one complete grade level...

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  • Speak Out Speak Out 8/17/14 (08/17/14) I would like to know, when President Bush was in office, when his polls got low, it was all over the front page, even on the first thing on the TV that you saw on the news. Now Obama has a lower approval rating than Bush, and there's not one word about it. I think the news media, instead of reporting stories, they're doing more covering up than reporting...

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  • Letter to the Editor Congrats to baseball team (08/17/14) The citizens of Jackson can stand tall and proud! Their American Legion Junior League baseball team has returned from the plains of Kansas victorious. They have claimed the title of regional champions. This is the highest pinnacle that can be achieved in the junior league. ...

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  • Editorial An escalating story: Christian persecution (08/17/14) It's been a downer week in terms of news stories. The situation in Ferguson, Missouri, has captured international media attention. The suicide of Robin Williams pulled the heart strings of America. The comedian and actor's loss resonated with millions...

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  • Editorial Lessons from Ferguson (08/15/14) The news from Ferguson, Missouri, this week was tragic. An 18-year-old black man named Michael Brown was shot and killed by a police officer. Brown was unarmed. The justice system will sort through this event. Understandably, there's been much anxiety over this incident, one that has stoked racial tension. ...

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  • Speak Out Speak Out 8/15/14 (08/15/14) It seems that when we had strong leadership in the White House, there were world problems, but not near as bad as what we are experiencing now with no leadership in the White House. Not in many years have we had the pressures we now face with Russia, and now they are boycotting back at us for our boycotts dealing with Urkraine. ...

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  • Editorial Jackson, Charleston baseball teams have impressive seasons (08/14/14) Two Southeast Missouri baseball teams finished their seasons in fine fashion. The Jackson Post 158 Junior Legion baseball team won the regional title this month in Kansas in a double-elimination tournament. The team, having previously not lost a game, fell to South Dakota in Game 1 of the championship round but came back to win the second contest to claim the title...

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  • Letter to the Editor Port welcomes elected officials (08/14/14) Thank you for the good coverage of events at Semo Port. The port authority always welcomes visits by our elected officials, regardless of political party. We are glad to have Sen. Blunt visit, as he and Sen. McCaskill have both done before at different times. We appreciate the bipartisan support for Semo Port's development efforts...

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  • Speak Out Speak Out 8/14/14 (08/14/14) Just saw in the paper where the city is going to put sidewalks in our area starting at Kurre Lane. Why don't they continue them on down and connect the sidewalk with the walking trail. It would make the walking trail more accessible without having to drive there to get on it plus extend your walking distance...

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  • Letter to the Editor An attendance culture (08/14/14) Dear 5th and 6th graders, Your amazing teachers need you in school each day. You are part of our Central Middle School family. If you are sick or have a family emergency, please stay home but rejoin us as quickly as you can. Otherwise, come to school. We need you...

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  • Opinion Column Learning from lobbyist John Britton (08/14/14) John Britton , Missouri's top lobbyist who became a legend, died on Aug 5. He provided honest information on the issues he carried but always said, "If in doubt, vote your conscience." He made many friends (myself included) and few enemies (none of whom I am aware.)...

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  • Opinion Column Count the reasons to vote (08/13/14) With the countdown ticking toward the all-important November midterm elections, the Republicans can't seem to adopt a strategy that will guarantee election success. Judging from the level of discontent and frustration in this country, you would think their strategy would be simple...

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  • Editorial Get those pencils. It's back-to-school time (08/13/14) Many area students will return to class this week. While students may not be fully ready to leave summer behind, there's still an exciting feeling about a new school year. Education plays a vital role in society. It's a building block for success. As the 2014-15 school year begins, here are a few thoughts as you pack lunches and prepare for the bake sales ahead...


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