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St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Editorials
As of (10/25/2016) at 01:00 PM

Editorial: Teresa Hensley for Missouri attorney general

Editorial: Judy Baker for Missouri state treasurer

Editorial: Re-elect Illinois Rep. Mike Bost to U.S. House District 12

Missouri defers justice for juveniles

Gun bill would harm public safety

A lawyer's duty

Your right to vote doesn't mean you can berate the poll workers

E.J. Dionne E.J. Dionne: Trump is not a GOP aberration

Charles Krauthammer Charles Krauthammer: My vote, explained

E.J. Dionne E.J. Dionne: Trump confirms everyone's worst fears

Michael Gerson Michael Gerson: Debate reveals fragility at the heart of American democracy

Kathleen Parker Kathleen Parker: How Trump could still win

St. Louis has blockbuster month of job growth

McClellan: In this baseball season, spirits are afoot

In criticizing Blunt's lobbyist connections, is Missouri Dem chairman being hypocritical?

Finding more possible loopholes in amendment ( … ) Thanks for publishing the complete texts of the amendments and propositions that we will have to vote on soon, unfortunately not a lot sooner. Read more

Abortion is always a crime ( … )

Swift action needed in county's family court ( … )

Smart to mislead the enemy on details of military attack ( … )

Police chief's statement was right on target ( … )

Kansas City Star - Editorials
As of (10/25/2016) at 01:01 PM

Editorials Chris Koster would be ready to govern Missouri from day one Chris Koster has demonstrated sound knowledge of legislative and executive functions. He is willing to seek bipartisan solutions to serious Missouri challenges, from education funding to deteriorating infrastructure. He believes fiscal conservatism and social tolerance can and should peacefully coexist.

Editorials Missouri Senate races offer known quantities, require few changes Residents of Missouri state Senate District 11 will finally get a new senator in January after their former senator resigned in disgrace more than a year ago. Three senate districts in the Kansas City area offer voter choices on Nov. 8.

Editorials Republican senators’ obstruction of justice continues Republican senators continue to refuse to do their job in confirming or denying President Barack Obama's nominee to fill the Supreme Court vacancy. Voters should remember who didn't do their jobs when they fill out their ballots Nov. 8.

Editorials In an ugly election, the choice is clear: Hillary Clinton for president Both major-party nominees for president are deeply flawed, but their flaws are inherently — and importantly — different. Democrat Hillary Clinton has the resume, the temperament and the critical decision-making skills required for the most stressful job in the world.

Editorials Don’t worry: Russia and China aren’t taking over the internet Despite the concerns of U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, the United States should not back out now of a new way to handle internet addresses. That would send a terrible message to the international community that already has some justified skepticism about how far to trust America with digital information.

Editorials Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton need to debate crucial health, science and technology issues The presidential debate tonight at Washington University in St. Louis and the one on Oct. 19 at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas should include questions on health, science, technology and related questions. The country needs to know where the next president stands on these vital issues.

Editorials Ugly murder rate is perennial problem that tears at the fabric of Kansas City Kansas City's image as a violent place to live has long damaged its reputation with local residents — including those who move to the suburbs to try to escape crime — and with people from the outside looking at this region as a place to live and work.

Editorials Reject higher Missouri cigarette taxes; approve campaign contribution limits Several issues will be on Missouri's Nov. 8 ballot. They include tax increased for cigarettes. But don't be fooled by the packaging. Reject both of them while approving a sales tax extension for parks.

Editorials Low test scores show KC, Hickman Mills school districts falling far short of goals Missouri Assessment Program scores on statewide tests show great variation in student achievement. Kansas City Public Schools and the Hickman Mills School District have a lot of work to do to boost student academic performance.

Editorials Kansas’ big budget problems exposed in 24 hours of doom and gloom news Negative news about the Kansas budget shows that revenues are coming in more slowly than predicted plus the potential problems caused by 5 percent across-the-board budget reductions. Gov. Sam Brownback and the Legislature need to balance the budget by raising taxes.

Editorials Monday Poll results: Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump get marching orders for second debate Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump engage in their second presidential debate on Sunday. Here's how Monday Poll readers responded to statements about what happens now.

Editorials Feds finally crack down on payday loan operators like Scott Tucker Federal officials finally are cracking down on unethical behavior by payday loan operators, including Leawood businessman Scott Tucker. The government should make it more difficult to charge excessive interest rates on short-term loans for people with low incomes.

Editorials Donald Trump’s tax returns take center stage for good reasons Donald Trump still hasn't released his tax returns, but a news story indicates he could have lost so much money 20 years ago that he would have paid nothing in federal taxes for many years after that. Trump should release his returns to clear up this issue, which Hillary Clinton likely will hammer at in the second debate this Sunday.

Editorials Wells Fargo needs to atone for unscrupulous banking practices Wells Fargo is under investigation by the Labor Department for abuses of its employees in opening millions of unauthorized accounts for the sake of achieving sales goals. This follows abuses uncovered in the subprime mortgage scandals resulting in at least $175 million in 2012 to settle federal allegations.

Editorials City Hall has to set top priorities to justify $800 million in higher taxes City Hall is working on an $800 million bond plan that could be brought to voters in April 2017. But before that happens, city officials along with civic and neighborhood leaders have to put together the best possible package of projects to be financed with the bonds.

Editorials The Monday Poll: Get ready for Clinton vs. Trump presidential debates, round two The second presidential debate will be held Oct. 9 in St. Louis. Give us your reactions to the following statements about what Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump must do to improve their chances of winning in November.

Editorials Kansas City streetcar success story spreads, but big challenges remain The Streetcar Authority is making the proper move to study a short expansion of the line toward Richard L. Berkley Riverfront Park and to add cars to the current system. t system. And the pursuit of the longer extension toward UMKC should proceed, with voters making the ultimate decision on the fate of that project.

Editorials A new Kansas City arts festival is an idea worth pursuing Earlier this week, Mayor Sly James announced an idea to create the Kansas City Arts F estival. Now it needs to be fleshed out, to see whether the public and private sector will support an event that could attract “regional and national attention to local talent and resources,” as the mayor said this week.

Editorials MU acts with needed speed to squash racial hatred on campus The University of Missouri-Columbia officials, learning from last year, acted swiftly and decisively against acts inst acts of racial hatred this week on campus. The university temporarily suspended the Delta Upsilon fraternity, and investigations are underway over racial slurs against black students.

Editorials Courts are protecting rights of Kansas voters because Kobach isn’t Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is at the center of continuing controversies over who can vote in the state. Courts keep upholding the rights of people to take part in elections, but Kobach keeps fighting those efforts.

The Springfield News Leader - Editorials
As of (10/25/2016) at 01:01 PM

Guest Voice: The `rigged' election

Your bucket list? Consider what's missing

Let's show Roy Blunt a change on Nov. 8

Readers `Fifty Shades' analogy not quite apt `Fifty Shades' analogy not quite apt I'm not quite sure what point Steve Edgar was trying to make in his letter connecting the Fifty Shades of Grey readers to GOP members voting for Trump. Readers 15 hours, 27 minutes ago

Readers To the Point: Love gridlock? Vote Republican To the Point: Love gridlock? Vote Republican If you hate gridlock, posturing, do-nothing Congress and Senate, vote Democratic. Readers 15 hours, 29 minutes ago

Opinion Today's poll Today's poll SPS is holding sessions to discuss its facilities master plan. Have you or will you attend any? Opinion 20 hours, 52 minutes ago

Readers Accessibility should come with SPS plan Accessibility should come with SPS plan To the members of the Board of Education: As you consider the renovations that need to be made in the Springfield R-XII School District, please consider adding features that will make the campuses more accessible for children with special needs. Readers 15 hours, 32 minutes ago

Readers Roses and Thorns: Republicans mislead in political flyers Roses and Thorns: Republicans mislead in political flyers A THORN: To the MO Republican Party for their flyer on Crystal Quade. Readers 1 day, 19 hours ago

Readers Roses and Thorns: Thanks to the Public Works Department Roses and Thorns: Thanks to the Public Works Department ROSES: To the City of Springfield Public Works Department for their quick response to remove the large branches partially blocking our street after Tuesday's winds took them down. Readers 1 day, 19 hours ago

Columnists My vote in the November election, explained My vote in the November election, explained WASHINGTON — The case against Hillary Clinton could have been written before the recent WikiLeaks and FBI disclosures. But these documents do provide hard textual backup. Columnists 1 day, 19 hours ago

Columnists What does awesome mean anymore? What does awesome mean anymore? Haven't seen the Grand Canyon, but from pictures I imagine the experience might be full of awe — awesome. You know, a description I hear all the time. Columnists 1 day, 19 hours ago

Opinion Better that Israel defeats Palestine Better that Israel defeats Palestine In “Nothing Abides, Perspectives on the Middle East and Islam”, in my view Middle East and Islamic terrorism expert Daniel Pipes' most masterful of his many books and articles in his specialty, many commonly-held myths are exploded with extensive doc Opinion 1 day, 19 hours ago

Education SPS board 'listening and adapting' after input on facility master plan SPS board 'listening and adapting' after input on facility master plan The Springfield school board is expected to vote later this year on finalizing a facility master plan. Education 1 day, 20 hours ago

Columnists Use caution, and fact check before you share Use caution, and fact check before you share It's not uncommon for a Facebook post to make our eyes grow wide. Columnists 2 days, 3 hours ago

Readers Extremist Trump is soon to fall Extremist Trump is soon to fall It is sad but fortuitous that, from time to time, the dark and slimy underbelly of extremist America makes a bold appearance on the nation's political stage. Readers 2 days, 16 hours ago

Readers Roses and Thorns: Good Samaritan finds wallet Roses and Thorns: Good Samaritan finds wallet A BOUQUET OF ROSES: To the lady that found and turned in my wallet at Price Cutter on Republic Rd. You paid a real compliment to honesty and character. My sincere thanks, and God bless you! Readers 2 days, 16 hours ago

Readers To the Point: Election making us a laughingstock To the Point: Election making us a laughingstock How utterly tragic that this year's presidential election probably will be decided not on important issues that could shape America for perhaps the next generation, but mostly on how one candidate treats women and how much and often the other candida Readers 2 days, 16 hours ago

Contributors Blunt: Obamacare is a disaster Blunt: Obamacare is a disaster Three years ago, President Obama hailed the start of the Obamacare exchanges as a “life-changing” opportunity for Americans. Life has changed for Missouri families under this disaster of a law, but it is a far cry from what the president promised. Contributors 2 days, 16 hours ago

Editorials Our Voice: Sheriff should reduce vehicle pursuits Our Voice: Sheriff should reduce vehicle pursuits The vehicle pursuit policies of law enforcement agencies are varied. Editorials 2 days, 16 hours ago

Opinion Rose: To Pokin, for Thomas Jefferson interview Rose: To Pokin, for Thomas Jefferson interview Most historical figures are reluctant to grant interviews after they are deceased. Opinion 4 days, 14 hours ago

The Independence Examiner - Editorials
As of (06/25/2015) at 11:54 AM

Teens, learn life-saving driving skills Posted at 11:00 AM The Bridgestone Teens Drive Smart Driving Experience, with its innovative and potentially life-saving instructional program, will visit our area on June 27 and 28 to help combat the ongoing problem of motor vehicle crashes among teens. Session...

Landgren cartoon: Farewell, pink flamingo creator Updated at 10:59 AM Don Landgren cartoon about the death of the pink flamingo’s creator. .mgnl175{margin-left:175px;} .childCatAd{display:inline-block!important;width:650px;}

The Columbia Missourian - Editorials
As of (10/25/2016) at 01:01 PM

Opinion C.W. DAWSON JR.: Conflicted about the election? Whatever you do, don"t sit this one out I wonder how we can be so self-absorbed or self-righteous as to proclaim that we will not vote, but complain about the outcomes.

GEORGE KENNEDY: Read beyond the ballot titles Benefits for big tobacco and religious education hide behind skimpy ballot language.

STEVE SPELLMAN: Let"s dissect ballot measures on parks, service taxes There are five constitutional amendments and one proposition coming before voters this year. That"s a lot to sort out.

EDITORIAL: Delay on replacement strains Supreme Court"s ability to serve justice Kansas City Star Republican refusal to confirm or deny Merrick Garland, President Obama"s nominee to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court, is damaging the function of the court. Going into the new term, the court seems hesitant to take on new cases that might result in a split, because ties uphold lower court rulings, which may be contradictory.

C.W. DAWSON JR.: Conflicted about the election? Whatever you do, don"t sit this one out C.W. Dawson Jr. I wonder how we can be so self-absorbed or self-righteous as to proclaim that we will not vote, but complain about the outcomes.

EDITORIAL: High school graduation rate improves, but college readiness elusive St. Louis Post Dispatch On the ACT College Readiness Benchmarks, Missouri students currently lag behind the national performance average, and the national average is far from inspiring.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Slavery persists through prison labor programs Olivia Alperstein Every day, incarcerated people work long hours for barely any money. Meanwhile, prisons charge inmates for things such as telephone calls, extra food and convenience items, and even for occupying a bed.

EDITORIAL: Term limits for Congress? Better check Jefferson City first St. Louis Post-Dispatch Term limits may sound like a good idea, but the cure turns out to be worse than the disease. As Exhibit A, we present your Missouri Legislature.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Real value in med school review lies in guiding improvement Alex Goodson Instead of imagining the LCME as an organization determined to shut down schools that are not able to comply quickly enough, it is more accurate to view the LCME as the guiding body for medical education.

GEORGE KENNEDY: Read beyond the ballot titles George Kennedy Benefits for big tobacco and religious education hide behind skimpy ballot language.

STEVE SPELLMAN: Let"s dissect ballot measures on parks, service taxes Steve Spellman There are five constitutional amendments and one proposition coming before voters this year. That"s a lot to sort out.

DAVID ROSMAN: Who and what I am backing on the November ballot David Rosman For the most part, I am remaining loyal to the "blue" side, but this year we need to look at all sides of the ballot.

C.W. DAWSON JR.: Voter ID amendment doesn"t pass the smell test C.W. DAWSON JR. As difficult as it is to get people to vote, why would we make it harder for many to vote, unless there is a hidden political agenda at play?

EDITORIAL: National police shooting database long overdue St. Louis Post Dispatch The absence of a federal database has contributed to wild speculation and assertions about whether such incidents are on the rise.

EDITORIAL: More competition could remedy prescription price-gouging St. Louis Post Dispatch Pharmaceutical companies have increased prices astronomically for potentially life-saving treatments. If Congress can"t fix the problem, perhaps global competition will.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Medical schools must address diversity gap G. Richard Olds American medical schools are suffering from a severe case of economic homogeneity. By boosting diversity, med schools can improve the quality of their training, help close the healthcare access gap, and improve patient health.

EDITORIAL: An open letter to Ken Bone, the man in the red sweater St. Louis Post-Dispatch Of the two candidates for president, one is a former reality show host with no elective-office experience and no record of public service. The other has devoted her entire adult life to public service.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Tolerating bullies like Trump creates problems for victim and system Jill Richardson If the latest lewd video of Trump taught us anything, it"s the danger of rewarding oppressive workplace behavior.

Columbia Daily Tribune - Editorials
As of (10/25/2016) at 01:02 PM


County commission

Downtown park

The debate

State Senate Republican Caleb Rowden and Democrat Stephen Webber square off against each other for electi…

44th District The race to succeed Republican Caleb Rowden in the Missouri House of Representatives 44th Di…

For governor Democrat Chris Koster is the clear choice in this race. Not only does he have the experience…

Secretary of State In the race for Missouri secretary of state, two candidates with good credentials for office…

Proposition A In a typically clever political move, Leone and his group also are promoting Proposition A o…

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New state law limits health care access

Police respond to 911 call with sensitivity

Pastors deserve many thanks for all they do

Politicians' tit for tat explains their bad rep

Privileges should play into hospital decision


County commission

Downtown park

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State Senate

St. Joseph News-Press - Editorials
As of (10/25/2016) at 01:03 PM

Choose wisely for state offices Come Nov. 8, voters in Missouri will elect four new statewide officeholders - beyond a new governor. These positions include attorney general, secretary of state, lieutenant governor and treasurer. Choose wisely for state offices

Beware of campus unfairness

Greitens displays qualities needed

Shock, then concern

Simple math leads to degree

Don't forget: It's fall festival time

Industry banks on St. Joseph

Close shootings data gap

Graves, Jenkins best for region

Trump and GOP offer best hope to lead America

The Joplin Globe - Editorials
As of (10/25/2016) at 01:03 PM

Our View: Legal notices provide transparency The legal notice appeared earlier this year in small print in the classified section in the back of the paper. But it conveyed to readers for the first time that Joplin's Rosedale Pool was set to be sold on the courthouse steps.

Your View: Letters to the editor Hypothetically Hillary

Phill Brooks: Reporters are not liars My columns usually seek to provide a historical perspective on Missouri public policy.

Your views: Letters to the editor In his own mind

Geoff Caldwell: Institutions corrupted long before Trump From the moment the words rolled off his lips, I knew as sure as the dawn would come that Donald Trump had just set the next day's lede for every mainstream media newspaper and network morning show in the country.

Charles Buchanan: Do not let awful campaign divide us It seems likely, barring an improbable late October surprise, that Hillary Clinton will be elected, and Donald Trump's campaign is already trying to make Clinton an illegitimate president.

James Whitford: Poverty demands more than means-tested welfare Early one morning, I took a seat on the steps of our mission (Watered Gardens) beside an elderly lady whose words would greatly impact me.

Our view: Cap needed for campaign contributions in Missouri Missouri voters will get their chance in the Nov. 8 election to tighten the spigot on the overwhelming amount of money flowing into the state's political system in recent years.

Taylor Armerding: Trump's 'dark' vision repackaged by Democrats “Sitting on a sofa on a Sunday afternoon

Our View: Conserving energy, paychecks President John F. Kennedy once said: “The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.”

Your View: Letters to the editor At least Clinton is not filled with hate

Colleges should encourage differing viewpoints WASHINGTON — A specter is haunting academia, the specter of specters — ghosts, goblins and “cultural appropriation” through insensitive Halloween costumes. Institutions of higher education are engaged in the low comedy of avoiding the agonies of Yale.

Our View: 'Yes' for Missouri's best It's a campaign season that's been built on talking points such as “Big Tobacco,” “rigged elections,” “disenfranchised voters” and attack ads.

Your View: Letters to the editor At this time in our state's history, many voters are concerned about large corporations buying influence in our society.

Our View: International victory Tensions were high and so were the voices of many sitting in the room. The meeting had started on Thursday and lasted far into the night, the next day and the next night.

Kevin Wilson: Missouri's initiative petition process out of control I was looking through the paper this week and saw the headline “Do we need more constitutional amendments?”

Taylor Armerding: Trump held to different moral standard Nice that Bob Dylan won a Nobel Prize for literature this past week. One of his most famous lines — “The times, they are a changin'” — has been on display, as well, with regard to sexual mores.

Our view: Tobacco proposals too toxic Remember the Joe Camel campaign and those rugged Marlboro ads?

Anson Burlingame: A way out of voting dilemma I am one of the many voters absolutely confounded on how to vote in America's best interests in this upcoming presidential election.

Geoff Caldwell: American press playing Russian roulette From the First Amendment to the United States Constitution: “Congress shall make no law ... abridging the freedom of speech or of the press.”

The Jefferson City News Tribune - Editorials
As of (10/25/2016) at 01:03 PM

Your Opinion: Hillary plays us for fools: Ross Perot said "hear that sucking sound?" (All our jobs leaving USA for Mexico when NAFTA passes).

Your Opinion: Grant-funding folly expands federal debt: As reported in Wednesday's News Tribune, Jefferson City is going to seek $600,000 from the feds to build sidewalks, digging...

Your Opinion: Dehumanizing practice: As a woman voter, I am happy to participate in Phyliss Greenfield's dialogue.

Your Opinion: 'Fix is in' on voting: When asked in the debate if Trump would accept the outcome of the election, he indicated that he would make...

Your Opinion: No protest vote; elect Trump: We all know that Hillary is guilty of corruption and compromising American security with her private email server.

Your Opinion: The 'rational choice': The presidential election has come down to Crooked Hillary vs. Lunatic Trump.

Your Opinion: Become informed, then vote: I am in agreement with what many leaders are saying — that America's future hinges on the party platform we...

Your Opinion: Parental supervision lacking: A recent News Tribune article noted that over a two-and-a-half-year period eight Missouri children died as a result of accidental...

Your Opinion: Life-affirming visit suggested: Ms. Gibson's letter to the editor published Sunday, Oct. 16, sings the praises of Planned Parenthood and accuses Crisis Pregnancy...

Our Opinion: Reject both tobacco hike proposals: Both tobacco tax hike proposals Missouri voters will decide in November are flawed.

Perspective: Notes from 3rd District travels: As October rolls along, I am continuing to tour Missouri's 3rd District and wanted to update you on some of...

Our Opinion: Hunting takes on added dimensions: Deer hunting has become more than an outdoor sport; it has become an opportunity to feed the hungry and provide...

Your Opinion: Decisive issue: The upcoming election is the most troubling I can remember.

Your Opinion: Cigarette tax proposal opposed: Gonna be a tax to vote on those nasty cigarettes, you know. Of course the money will go for "the...

Your Opinion: The direction of our country: One may wonder where a leftist liberal Democrat's utopian "diversity" and "political correctness" world would be?

Our Opinion: Celebrate completion, but remain vigilant: This period of disappointment and frustration will end soon.

Your Opinion: Hillary still not qualified: When I wrote the opinion letter on "Hillary — Not Qualified" my expectation was that several people would write in...

Your Opinion: Locomotive delivers memories: A unique piece of Jefferson City history was recalled this past weekend by two events: a speech by visiting Pulitzer...

Our Opinion: Safety message applies year round: Safety involving big trucks and passenger vehicles is the focus of this year's observance of Operation Safe Driver Week, being...

Your Opinion: Be wary of false promises: I am writing this in regard to the issue of the upcoming election, and wish to ring in on my...

The Southeast Missourian - Editorials
As of (10/25/2016) at 01:03 PM

Army colonel to lecture on Sergeant Alvin York (10/25/16) Everyone loves a great American story, and Southeast Missouri State University's annual Crader Lecture in the Humanities has one for us. The inspiring story of Sergeant Alvin York, a World War I battlefield hero, will be shared with the public at Southeast tonight at 7:30 p.m. ...

Debate at SEMO refreshingly civil (10/24/16) On Wednesday, the nation witnessed the final 2016 presidential debate. It was filled with all the barbs, quips and insults we have come to expect when Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump face off. Perhaps the candidates should have attended the Southeast Speakers Series last Monday to witness how to debate passionately but with civility. ...

A rundown on Missouri ballot measures (10/23/16) As we approach the Nov. 8 election, much of the attention has been focused on the presidential race. But there are many more races and issues on the ballots. In Missouri, voters will have a say on several important measures. Here is a rundown of the statewide questions voters will see when they vote next month (some content taken verbatim or nearly verbatim from the Secretary of State website; other descriptions about support and opposition come from previous reporting and various organizations):. ...

Manufacturing Day offers glimpse at career options (10/21/16) Last week, area students got a chance to learn more about possibilities for their futures. At the inaugural Manufacturing Day -- hosted by the Workforce Development Board of Southeast Missouri, the Career and Technology Center, the Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce and other organizations -- students were able to explore career options in the manufacturing field...

VintageNOW raises funds for Safe House (10/20/16) We might not always see or hear it, but domestic violence occurs around us. And according to a recent Southeast Missourian report, the numbers of supplemental domestic-violence incident reports filed by Cape Girardeau County law-enforcement agencies has increased over the last few years: 482 in 2013, 501 in 2014, 512 in 2015 and 362 so far this year...

Notre Dame nabs state golf title (10/19/16) Just a few years after the Notre Dame girls golf team's inception, and in its first trip to the state meet as a team, the Bulldogs got to hoist a state trophy. The Bulldogs, who first fielded a team in 2011, cruised to victory at the Class 1 state meet last week, winning by 40 strokes...

Portion of historic Broadway receives designation (10/18/16) Add a three-block section of Broadway in Cape Girardeau to the National Register of Historic Places. Steve Hoffman, a history professor at Southeast Missouri State University, and several of his historic-preservation students submitted the application that yielded the designation for the Broadway Commercial Historic District...

Mixed feelings on major case squad arrests, homicides (10/17/16) The Southeast Missourian reported last week that the Cape Girardeau/Bollinger County Major Case Squad made arrests in each of the five homicides that occurred in Cape Girardeau this year. Even with cracks in criminal cases, there is no celebration when lives are lost. There are, however, takeaways that this community can build on and utilize as we move forward...

Awards indicative of hard-working culture (10/16/16) Forgive us a minute while we talk a little bit about ourselves. Running a newspaper is a mission we take seriously, but we rarely share that mission and work with our readers. Mostly, your conversations and ours delve around the finished product. We react to and debate stories. We probably don't talk enough about the process...

Boxing academy provides positive outlet (10/14/16) Each Tuesday at The Bridge Outreach, a La Croix Church building on South Frederick Street in Cape Girardeau, a group of young men meet for the Christian Boxing Academy. The academy, part of the Salvation Army's after-school program, is now in its third year and available to students from fifth through 12th grades...

Animal rescue group awarded deserving grant (10/13/16) Matchbox Twenty frontman Rob Thomas likely gained a few more fans in Southeast Missouri recently, and it wasn't because of any local performance. The Sidewalk Angels Foundation, which was founded by Thomas and his wife, Marisol Thomas, recently awarded the Bollinger County Stray Project with a $20,000 grant. ...

Lend a helping hand when you can (10/12/16) Last Friday, hundreds of people gathered at the Osage Centre for Project Homeless Connect. It was the sixth year that volunteers from the community and various organizations came together to help those who are less fortunate. Clothing, haircuts, housing assistance, groceries, hygiene products, identification, immunization and other medical services were provided to those who needed it...

Sign up for free smoke alarm installation (10/11/16) While the nation is engrossed in a heated campaign for president, the Southeast Missouri chapter of the Red Cross is holding its own campaign this Saturday -- the Home Fire Preparedness Campaign. With the assistance of the Cape Girardeau Fire Department and Charter Communications, interested residents in Cape will receive, and have installed, as many as three smoke alarms, free of charge. They also will get instructions on fire safety and smoke alarm maintenance...

Congrats to Mo. 4-H Hall of Fame inductee Mary Lou Kurtz (10/10/16) Almost 55 years after winning her first 4-H trophy, Mary Lou Kurtz of Cape Girardeau was inducted into the Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame at State Fair Community College in Sedalia. Her longtime involvement began at a young age, and she credits it with having a positive role in her life...

Political, Hispanic voices coming soon to SEMO campus (10/9/16) We are in the homestretch of a long, bitter and dispiriting presidential election cycle. On Monday, Oct. 17, the virtues and flaws of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will be explored at the local level when two CNN political correspondents debate the merits of the candidates...

Uptown Jackson celebrates Oktoberfest on Saturday (10/7/16) Ready to get out your lederhosen? Eat some pretzels and bratwurst? Even if those aren’t on your to-do list, Uptown Jackson’s Oktoberfest should be. There’s plenty more to the event than just good and traditional German clothing. It’s the fourth year for the event, which had 8,000 in attendance last year. Organizers expect an even larger crowd will be at this year’s event, which is from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. There’s no admission charge...

Have fun for a good cause at The Cancer Gala (10/6/16) Many, if not all, of us have been touched by cancer in some way. We've seen the devastating effects it can have not only on those who are diagnosed with it, but their loved ones. There's many ways to raise funds for research and awareness of these terrible diseases, and one of those is coming up this weekend...

New student media center to be dedicated (10/5/16) KFVS, River Radio, Codefi and the Southeast Missourian recently had new neighbors move in next door. Many entities within Southeast Missouri State University's Department of Mass Media now reside at 325 Broadway. This Friday, there will be a dedication ceremony for the facility, which was named the Rust Center for Media last month in honor of Gary W. Rust, chairman of the board of Rust Communications, which owns the Southeast Missourian, as well as a member of the editorial board...

Plenty of flu shot options available locally (10/4/16) It's flu season again and time for the flu vaccine for those who choose to receive one. The Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center offers the shot every year. This year it will hold five clinics in Cape Girardeau, Jackson and Delta. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that the flu kills about 24,000 Americans annually, and the elderly are among the most susceptible. ...

Notre Dame Activity Week brings in record $286,000 (10/3/16) It's never too soon to take responsibility for oneself. Students at Notre Dame Regional High School demonstrated this during their recent Activity Week. Through hard work and community support, they raised more than $286,000 -- the highest amount the fundraising event ever brought in...

Sedalia Democrat - Editorials
As of (06/29/2015) at 11:56 AM

B&G Club launches drive for new wheels Leah Landon understands the necessity for reliable transportation.

Sedalia has many fine attributes Niche ( used to be a site that just ranked schools around the country, both K-12 and college by combining student reviews, professional opinions and piles of raw data. They recently started applying the Niche system to rank cities around the...

Sedalia Brick was once a cornerstone city's industry In the 1880s, Sedalia was still experiencing the burst of growth that followed the Civil War. Business was thriving, the city's population was growing, and new buildings were being erected. Sedalia's builders were using approximately 3.5...

Rain's impact seeping into all areas The wet weather that has nearly drowned west central Missouri over the past six weeks is much more than an annoyance. Gov. Jay Nixon's declaration of a state of emergency makes that point clear, but the impact of all of that rain is being felt...

Plan B works in a pinch My sister Libby, mother and I have been talking about bucket lists. I haven't developed a bucket list, as my family genes give me a good chance of staying on this planet for a long time. But our lives have changed over the past year, and so we...

Bottling companies have Sedalia history In the 18th century, British chemist Joseph Priestly developed a way to infuse water with carbon dioxide to produce carbonated water. The bubbly water became popular particularly in tonics, mixtures of herbs, roots, and flavorings suspended in...

Dolezal's race claims 'unfortunate' By now you've probably heard the story of Rachel Dolezal, the head of the Spokane, Wash., NAACP who has been accused of misrepresenting her race.

Surprising love for a 'common man' We all have guilty pleasures — those things we love that others either don't understand or think are too kitschy, low-brow or just plain dumb to embrace. For some, it's romance novels or collections of “Star Wars” toys.

To vacuum or not to vacuum The vacuum cleaner has been sitting in our living room for the past week, beckoning to me, its siren song tantalizing me to come to it, plug it in, use it. But I just haven't found the time, energy, or willingness to heed its call. If I leave it...

Of pranks and paranoia I just got back from my fourth year as a counselor at Gateway Hemophilia Association's Camp Notaclotamongus at Living Well Village in Imperial and I've got to say that it went pretty well.

Beloved teacher, principal dies in 1903 In 1882, Sedalia boasted four public schools — Broadway School, Lincoln School, Washington School and Franklin School. According to the 1882 History of Pettis County, Franklin School was built in 1870 on an elevated site at the corner of...

A Stark truth: Ragtimers show fun side Martin Spitznagel knows what many people say about the music he loves.

Exploring sights, sounds of Southern California I am not a Los Angeles fan; the city is too big, too sprawling, too car-infested for me. I much prefer northern California. Regardless of the traffic, that area offers much more for me in the way of entertainment and relaxation: the Muir Woods,...

Not all bugs are the enemy Technically, summer doesn't begin in a strictly scientific sense until the Summer Solstice on June 21, but for practical purposes the signs are all around us: the number of garage sales is going up, our kids are starting to leave for camp and...

Sedalians attempt to drill Artesian well, get rich quick During the late 19th century, Sedalia mounted several schemes to use mineral resources to make large amounts of money.

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