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St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Editorials
As of (12/13/2018) at 10:37 AM

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Editorial Editorial: Leave the earnings tax alone unless legislators have a better funding source

Editorial Editorial: Trump is having trouble finding a chief of staff. This is as it should be.

Editorial In the cartoons: Chief of staff, stock market, 'The best people'

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Michael Gerson: Pathogens couldn't care less about Italian politics

Jonah Goldberg: Law vs. morality in the Trump campaign-finance flap

Eugene Robinson: What has the president been 'smocking'?

Dana Milbank: The utterly lawless 'Individual-1'

E.J. Dionne: Are Republicans abandoning democracy?

Eugene Robinson: Bulldoze the 'blue wall of silence'

Michael Gerson: The survival of the witless

Bush saw disability rights as a civil rights issue

Short-term health plans may cause more pain than gain

More data exposing the income stagnation myth

GOP doubles down with extreme abortion bills

McDermott: From Wisconsin to Michigan to Missouri, GOP leaders are kneecapping democracy

Lax regulations allow day care tragedies to continue


Kansas City Star - Editorials
As of (12/13/2018) at 10:38 AM

Editorials These African Americans just made history in Raytown, Blue Springs. What took so long? Selecting the first African-American city administrator in Raytown and the first African-American prosecuting attorney in Blue Springs are steps in the right direction to increase diversity in local government.

Editorials Why did KCK police chief get a secret, sweetheart deal to live in county-owned house? A citizen inquiry led to the disclosure that KCK Police Chief Terry Zeigler has lived for almost a year rent-free in a county-owned home. The lack of transparency is troubling, and so is the arrangement.

Editorials Roy Blunt has received $19,250 from Saudi lobbyists. Did they get their money’s worth? Thirty of the 37 senators who voted against advancing a resolution calling for our withdrawal from Yemen have received contributions from the Saudi lobby. Among the best compensated is Missouri Republican Roy Blunt.

Editorials It shouldn’t be a big deal that Jay Ashcroft is investigating Josh Hawley, but it is The straightforward way Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft has begun investigating his fellow Republican, Attorney General Josh Hawley, is commendable. This is how our system is supposed to work.

Editorials Rep. Lynn Jenkins’ new lobbying firm may be legal, but that doesn’t make it right U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins' decision to launch a lobbying firm before leaving Congress is distasteful. The federal law mandating a “cooling off” period between holding office and lobbying should be strengthened.

Editorials Right here in St. Louis — er, Kansas City — Trump got a few other things wrong It's not a big deal that President Donald Trump forgot where he was for a minute. But not every misstatement during his speech in Kansas City on Friday was a slip of the tongue.

Editorials KU is right to suspend “Pooka” Williams after a domestic battery arrest, but more must be done A star running back at the University of Kansas has been arrested on suspicion of domestic battery. We won't prejudge the facts in the case, but it's clear violence against women is a scourge that requires counseling and mental health services.

Editorials Frank White should nix this Jackson County sweetheart pension deal Jackson County legislators who are leaving office spearheaded a special deal for a new member who will be allowed to “double dip” under a controversial pension ordinance passed this week

Editorials Chiefs, NFL, Cleveland cops didn’t do Kareem Hunt, his victim or themselves any favors After a video showed Chiefs star Kareem Hunt shoving and kicking a woman, the NFL let it be known that it had tried and failed to get more information about wha about what happened. That's misleading at a minimum.

Editorials Trump meets with law enforcement in KC Friday, even as he trashes the rule of law itself President Donald Trump comes to Kansas City to talk with law enforcement officials. Sadly, the president has worked tirelessly to erode Americans' faith in the rule of law, and the legal system.

Editorials If rape is a serious crime, why does Missouri throw valuable DNA evidence in the trash? Eric Schmitt, who will succeed Josh Hawley as Missouri's AG when Hawley becomes a U.S. senator next month, must give rape victims reason to hope that they're not submitting to an invasive exam for nothing.

Editorials Shooting a fleeing car thief isn’t ‘standing your ground’ DeAndre Simms found out the hard way. The 24-year-old Kansas City man is charged with second degree murder and armed criminal action in the fatal shooting of suspected car theif Keith A. Michael.

Editorials Missouri voters rejected right to work — loudly. The General Assembly should listen A newly-elected state senator wants to re-instate right-to-work legislation in Missouri. The voters have already spoken on this issue, and the Legislature should pay attention.

Editorials If lawmakers keep cutting taxes, how can Missouri fund basic services? In Jefferson City, lawmakers have become expert at cutting taxes. Left hanging in the balance is the need to fund such basic services as highway maintenance, foster care and higher education

Editorials Josh Hawley didn’t end the use of secretive Confide app. Will Missouri lawmakers? Three of the top offices in Missouri are under scrutiny for staffers destroying public records. The practice is erroneous and unlawful. Secretive, self-destructing apps have no place in state government.

Editorials KU officials don’t like to answer questions. Lawmakers should step in The University of Kansas was unable to set up an interview with the person in charge of the Greek system at the school — for a month. Secrecy continues to be a problem at the university, one that must be addressed.

Editorials KC schools want to add training days, adjust start ti mes. But they should be cautious Kansas City Public Schools should take a cautious approach in its bid to extend the school year and add later start times for some of its schools. The two initiatives would help improve student achievement.

Editorials Chiefs make the right decision to release running back Kareem Hunt After a video surfaced Friday of a violent incident incident between the player and a woman, the Kansas City Chiefs released running back Kareem Hunt. It shocked Kansas City, but it was the right things to do.

Editorials This is democracy? Kansas voters get no say in filling vacant Legislature seats Kansas relies on an anti-democratic method of filling many legislative vacancies. Instead of conducting a special election, a handful of precinct committee members are tasked with finding replacements.


The Springfield News Leader - Editorials
As of (12/13/2018) at 10:38 AM

Another three-part detour

Letters for December 9: Policing, Trump, climate change and more

Holiday solidarity

Opinion Remembering a winter hayride Remembering a winter hayride The night was cold, the wind blew, my teeth chattered. Opinion 1 week ago

Readers Letters for Dec. 2: Yoga and Christianity, WWII vets, pollution and more Letters for Dec. 2: Yoga and Christianity, WWII vets, pollution and more Letters for Dec. 2: Yoga and Christianity, WWII vets, pollution and more Readers 1 week, 4 days ago

Opinion Springfield's crime rate has taken a turn for the better Springfield's crime rate has taken a turn for the better Police chief and SPD get some of the credit for spreading the "community policing" message Opinion 1 week, 5 days ago

Opinion A puzzling survey A puzzling survey Are students ready for the workforce when they graduate high school? McDonald's study might not be the best source. Opinion 2 weeks ago

Opinion Medical marijuana amendment complicates work Medical marijuana amendment complicates work Voters' approval of a medical marijuana ballot initiative will likely create issues of varying complexity for employers over the next few years. Opinion 2 weeks ago

Opinion Thank you, Councilman Denny Whayne Thank you, Councilman Denny Whayne Thank you, Springfield, and thank you, Councilman Whayne, for paving the way. Opinion 2 weeks, 4 days ago

Opinion A defense of College of the Ozarks A defense of College of the Ozarks As a former student of the college, I felt it quite necessary to stand up for my alma mater! Opinion 2 weeks, 4 days ago

Opinion Five top tips for holiday donations Five top tips for holiday donations Some gentle suggestions to consider when donating this holiday season. Opinion 2 weeks, 5 days ago

Opinion Demonizing yoga won't bring people back to church Demonizing yoga won't bring people back to church Pastor failed to recognize that yoga has never been a singular tradition, and thus one cannot make easy generalizations about it. Opinion 2 weeks, 6 days ago

Opinion Deaths in family bring thoughts on mortality Deaths in family bring thoughts on mortality Theorizing about death and experiencing it with loved ones could be two different parts of a whole. Opinion 3 weeks ago

Opinion Letter to Heaven Letter to Heaven Mom: We miss and love you, Jesse. Opinion 3 weeks, 4 days ago

Readers Letters for Nov. 18: Remembrance, SNAP and more Letters for Nov. 18: Remembrance, SNAP and more See what readers are writing about this week. Readers 3 weeks, 4 days ago

Opinion Remembering Nov. 11 and fighting for Poland Remembering Nov. 11 and fighting for Poland November 11 was the 100th anniversary of Polish Independence. Opinion 3 weeks, 5 days ago

Opinion Tips for holiday visitors to the Ozarks Tips for holiday visitors to the Ozarks If you really enjoy your visit over the holidays, we hope you'll come back and visit us again soon… regardless of how you drive. Opinion 3 weeks, 5 days ago

Opinion Giving veterans the attention they deserve Giving veterans the attention they deserve Veterans Day is yet another reminder of those sacrifices made by the men and women who served in our military. Opinion 3 weeks, 5 days ago

Opinion Love in a time of hate Love in a time of hate Whatever our faith, race, sexual orientation or political party affiliation, we must unite against hate and live the way of love for a better America. Opinion 3 weeks, 6 days ago

Opinion Give 5 shows examples of Springfield's nonprofits Give 5 shows examples of Springfield's nonprofits Springfield is a hopeful city coming together to make things better. Opinion 4 weeks 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 (12/13/2018) at 10:39 AM

Opinion SANDY DAVIDSON: When can state and federal courts try the same case? Both Alabama and the federal government sentenced Terance Gamble for illegal firearms possession. The Supreme Court will decide if both can try and convict a defendant.

DARKOW: Good chemistry Editorial Cartoon by John Darkow

STEVE SPELLMAN: Let"s brag a little — or a lot — about George P. Smith His Nobel Prize is an opportunity for the public to learn what really goes on inside the buildings on the campus, in this college town, in the middle of our state, in the heart of flyover country.

EDITORIAL: Journalists would rather tell the story than be the story Chicago Tribune Time"s 2018 Person of the Year, is a small group of intrepid journalists from around the world lauded. Six are dead. Two are in jail in Myanmar. One faces charges in the Philippines.

SANDY DAVIDSON: When can state and federal courts try the same case? Sandy Davidson Both Alabama and the federal government sentenced Terance Gamble for illegal firearms possession. The Supreme Court will decide if both can try and convict a defendant.

EDITORIAL: Drug-monitoring program has champion in Parson Joplin Globe The news that Parson wants this to be a priority is encouraging and we applaud him for getting out ahead of it.

DARKOW: Good chemistry John Darkow Editorial Cartoon by John Darkow

STEVE SPELLMAN: Let"s brag a little — or a lot — about George P. Smith Steve Spellman His Nobel Prize is an opportunity for the public to learn what really goes on inside the buildings on the campus, in this college town, in the middle of our state, in the heart of flyover country.

EDITORIAL: Medical marijuana is legal. Don"t punish the users St. Louis Post-Dispatch The state government has no business deciding which medicine welfare recipients should be allowed access to, and which should not.

EDITORIAL: Use caution before passing tax increase over the voters" will St. Joseph News-Press Missouri lawmakers should consider the deeply flawed nature of Proposition D, the transportation tax that voters rejected.

GUEST COMMENTARY: I"m a postal worker. If you get mail in a small town, listen up. Kathy Toler If privatization efforts succeed, millions of people may well face a return to 19th-century standards of expensive, private delivery services and limited USPS access.

DARKOW: Lump of coal John Darkow Editorial cartoon by John Darkow

EDITORIAL: Right here in St. Louis — oops Kansas City A few other counter-factual things President Trump said last week in Kansas City were not slips of the tongue.

KEN MIDKIFF: Keep the Altis Tract a wilderness sanctuary Ken Midkiff In the past, eminent domain (governmental body “taking” of private property) has been used to acquire lands for true public good, such as highways and parks. Not so in this case.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Rural Missouri looks for changes from the legislature Eric Bohl On the list: Faster internet, shifting renewable energy taxes, broader support for ballot initiatives and veterinarian shortages.

DARKOW: Missouri roads John Darkow Editorial cartoon by John Darkow

EDITORIAL: The election mess in North Carolina is a sad development Washington Post States authentically worried about fraud should spend less time hassling voters for IDs and more on monitoring absentee ballots.

DAVID WEBBER: The Bush legacy has ended an era, with mixed results David Webber In the end, his hope for a “kinder, gentler nation” has not materialized. A president can only do so much.

DARKOW: Ice caps melting John Darkow Editorial cartoon by John Darkow

GUEST COMMENTARY: Bush was always able to laugh at himself Steve and Cokie Roberts During his four years as president, he was regularly lampooned by comedian Dana Carvey on "Saturday Night Live," and the portrait was not always flattering.


Columbia Daily Tribune - Editorials
As of (12/13/2018) at 10:39 AM

Tribune's View: City manager contract didn't protect Columbia

Tribune's View: Bird keeps messing where it nests

Tribune's View: Would Columbia police rather knock on doors or kick them down?

Tribune's View: Make Missouri dull again

Tribune's View: Matthes resignation raises questions

Tribune's View: Send Reisch, Stevens, Plank and Skelton to Jeff City

Tribune's View: Vote Atwill, Dietzel in county races

Tribune's View: Keep Hartzler in Congress

Tribune's View: Support Burks for Boone County clerk, Galloway for State Auditor

Tribune's View: Say 'yes' to pot, fuel tax and bingo ballot measures

Tribune's View: Vote yes for a cleaner Missouri, higher wages

Tribune's View: McCaskill is the dose of moderation US Senate needs

Tribune's View: Trib Editorial Board to begin endorsements Sunday

Tribune's View: Don't confuse espionage for journalism

Tribune's View: Bracing for the boundary battle

Tribune's View: Where Birds go, people squawk

Tribune's View: The real problem with fake news


St. Joseph News-Press - Editorials
As of (12/13/2018) at 10:39 AM

Is this why we developed Mitchell Woods?

Farmers needed this bill

Celebrating the old and the new

It's time to clean up the city

Public vandalism is a blight on all of us

Mosaic's pivot works for the region

ADA opened doors for more Americans

Respect voters' will on highway tax

A need to remember grows more urgent

It's time to move past the audit

Airline concerns should be our concerns


The Joplin Globe - Editorials
As of (12/13/2018) at 10:40 AM

George Will: Brown's muscular progressivism would challenge Trump in 2020 WASHINGTON — With his gravelly voice and his lack of senatorial sheen — even in a well-pressed suit he somehow radiates rumpledness — Sherrod Brown could have wandered into the Senate from Depression-era proletarian literature. The Ohio Democrat's populist persona is undiminished by his Yale…

Our View: Consider running for office It seems to have been a slow start this week for candidate filings.

Byron York: 'Get-Trump' talk shifting Prosecutors investigating President Donald Trump made big news recently, but it wasn't about Russia. Rather, in their sentencing recommendation for fixer Michael Cohen, lawyers with the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York wrote that in the final weeks of the 2016 cam…

Our View: We're attacking our future By gutting the 2015 sage grouse conservation plans, the Trump administration this past week signed away the protections that would have supported the survival of the sage grouse and the 350 species in the sagebrush ecosystem across 11 Western states.

Your View: Letters to the Editor World leadership

Ann Leach: It's about experiences, not gadgets Have you seen the video of a teacher who explains that when her kids come back from holiday break they aren't talking about their favorite toy or latest gadget, but instead about getting to make cookies with their mom or stay in their pajamas all day or just having time to make crafts. The m…

Your Views: Letter to the editor Ponzi schemes

John Crisp: Doing the right thing on Prince bin Salman Count me among those who take a skeptical view of Mohammed bin Salman, crown prince of Saudi Arabia.

Kevin Wilson: What's so great about living in 'utopia?' Sometimes we get so wrapped up in what's happening in this country that we don't focus on events around the world. But I figure that anyone who follows the news even a little knows that France has a lot of problems right now.

Our view: Block move to douse amendment's light The move by state Sen. Ed Emery to shield the General Assembly from open records provisions of Amendment 1 is ill-conceived.

Other view: Support student journalists "It is a newspaper's duty to print the news and raise hell," Chicago Times publisher Wilbur Storey declared in 1861. Those functions are not guaranteed to please everyone. Either is bound to occasionally dismay or infuriate some readers, as every journalist learns.

Gina Barreca: What's an education for, anyway? My family, filled with smart, shrewd and funny people, would shrug their collective shoulders and ask, "What good is college?" Only my mom, who died when I was young, valued education. I knew that because her single ambition for me growing up was that I might marry a man with a degree.

Ann McFeatters: Let's get it right in 2020 WASHINGTON — As a cast of thousands begins assembling to audition for 2020, each trying to win our hearts and minds, let us use our time wisely to be more thoughtful, for a change, about what we are seeking in he or she who would lead us.

Our view: Could bypass be just a beginning? It has taken 25 years, but on Thursday we learned that the long-sought and oft-delayed Bella Vista Bypass — officially the Interstate 49 Missouri-Arkansas Connector — can go forward.

Your view: Letters to the editor U.S. should be wary of befriending Iran

George Will: Movie tells ignored story of 'America's biggest serial killer' WASHINGTON — A word can be worth a thousand pictures. In the movie “Gosnell: The Trial of America's Biggest Serial Killer,” the mild word “snip” describes what the camera, demonstrating the eloquence of reticence, does not show in gory detail: Kermit Gosnell's use of scissors to cut the spin…

David Shribman: An American life and a life of purpose So endeth one of the great American lives.

Jay Ambrose: Being reasonable about climate change It used to be called global warming and now it's mostly called climate change, but it's still a near apocalypse frowning on the horizon, according to a recent government report. A biggie, it says, will be shrinkage of the economy through the rest of this century. What should we do?

Your View: Letters to the editor Thank you, Ron Richard

Wynne Krell: The last ship afloat For those of us who were alive and old enough to remember where we were on Sunday, Dec. 7, 1941, it is unlikely that we will ever forget.


The Jefferson City News Tribune - Editorials
As of (12/13/2018) at 10:40 AM

Commentary: Brown's muscular progressivism would challenge Trump in 2020: With his gravelly voice and his lack of senatorial sheen — even in a well-pressed suit he somehow radiates rumpledness...

Paul Ryan: The good, the bad and the truly disappointing: It's hard to excel in a job you never wanted in the first place. That seems to be one of...

Our Opinion: Tackling prison overpopulation: Missouri's Department of Corrections has had its share of problems over recent years, but we're excited about the prospect of...

Your Opinion: Conservatives support legal immigration: Bert DirschellCentertownDear Editor:Many citizens can't seem to comprehend the difference between legal and illegal immigration.

Your Opinion: Redistributing tax money to charities isn't government's role: Barbara A. HillJefferson CityDear Editor:Can anyone tell me why government, at any level - federal, state, or local - should...

Our Opinion: Session is gearing up, so have your say: Your state representatives and senators already are laying out their priorities in the form of prefiled legislation at the Capitol.

Your Opinion: Most California immigrants on welfare: Harold H. HorstmannLohmanDear Editor:I submit the following bad news that I feel should warrant headlines if the News Tribune has...

Perspective: Honoring George H.W. Bush: With temperatures near freezing in Washington, D.C., thousands of Americans waited in hours-long lines for the opportunity to pay their...

Our Opinion: As old traditions end, others begin: Some Christmas traditions in Jefferson City have gone on for decades.At Hawthorn Bank, formerly Exchange National Bank, Santa has made...

Our Opinion: Cause for concern?: The good news? The Missouri State Employees Retirement System, known as MOSERS, lowered its expected rate-of-return on investments earlier this...

Your Opinion: Initiative petition and gas tax: Dennis P. MorrisseyJefferson CityDear Editor:In a recent editorial, you asked for comments on the initiative petition process (IPP) and the...

Our Opinion: For decades, dreamers and doers paved the way for bridge: For decades, perhaps since our city was founded in 1825 - and certainly since railroad tracks were laid alongside the...

Your Opinion: Keep fighting the climate alarmists: Nelson OttoJefferson CityDear Editor:After reading the article from the Washington post in Sunday's paper, I had to say that was...

Your Opinion: Ill-conceived tax initiative: Chester WhiteJefferson CityDear EditorHere we go again. The lights had barely gone dim at our polling place when here comes...

Your Opinion: NT's bias against Trump: Harold H. HorstmannLohmanDear Editor:It seems like the media bias will never stop. Your 11/27/2018 headline “GM to lay off up...

Your Opinion: NT editorial disappointing: Dear Editor: It was with amazement that I read the opinion of the News Tribune on Nov.

Perspective: Help others during the holidays (and thank a teacher): For our children, make this season about something greater.The holiday season is here again, and for many of us, it...

Your Opinion: Response to Ault: Matt KrauseJefferson CityDear Editor:In response to Thomas Ault's question regarding whether we needed a second public high school, the answer...

Your Opinion: Keep us free from the carbon fee: Dear Editor: Nancy Ames' letter to the editor of Nov. 27 was filled with false information that needs to be...

Your Opinion: Capitol not a place of worship: Dear Editor: We have citizens who consider the presence of Roman gods, goddesses, demi-gods and pagan idols represented by statuary...


The Southeast Missourian - Editorials
As of (12/13/2018) at 10:40 AM

Congratulations to 650 students who will receive degrees this weekend (12/13/18) Six-hundred and fifty students will receive diplomas Saturday during the fall Southeast Missouri State University commencement at the Show Me Center. There will be two ceremonies, one at 10 a.m. for candidates in the College of Education, Health and Human Studies and Harrison College of Business and Computing and another at 2 p.m. for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences; College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics; and Holland College of Arts and Media...

A milestone football season for Southeast (12/11/18) The Southeast Missouri State University Redhawks just completed one of the most memorable seasons in school history. The Redhawks lost 48-23 to powerhouse Weber State, the second seed, which essentially means Southeast's opponent was the second-ranked team in the country at this level. Southeast, which had dominated the turnover battle throughout the season, lost the turnover margin to Weber State, and couldn't overcome it. Still, the Redhawks fought to the end and completed a memorable season...

Church, mentorship organization working to help south side kids (12/10/18) Drawing from experience learned in Scott City, the Boys and Girls Club of Southeast Missouri wants to set up a trial program in Cape Girardeau’s south side, organizers said recently. The Boys and Girls Club will partner with Cape First Church’s House of Hope ministry to launch the program. The church already has Wednesday services attended by about 70 or so children...

Thousands of church volunteers to pack meals this weekend (12/7/18) We often see build up around pop-culture and commercial events that lead to buzz, viral posts and long lines. Popular movies create a frenzy and will sell out theaters. Black Friday deals will lure shoppers to show up in the wee hours of the morning to capture big savings...

Boardings up at Cape Airport; flights added for 2019 (12/6/18) Boardings at Cape Girardeau Regional Airport are way up for the first 11 months of this year, but the ultimate milestone -- 10,000 boardings -- remains elusive. Boardings have increased by more than 50 percent over a year ago, from 5,300 to 8,000 for the first 11 months as SkyWest Airlines makes adjustments. With a strong December, Cape Girardeau could see close to 9,000...

Santa, Grinch, horses to be in downtown Cape this weekend (12/4/18) Old Town Cape is bringing the North Pole to downtown Cape Girardeau this weekend as downtown merchants roll out the red carpet for Santa and all his shoppers. The 16th Annual Downtown Christmas Open House begins at 5 p.m. Friday night with pictures with Santa, children's activities in Santa's workshop, shopping spree tickets and horse and buggy rides. The open house will wind down at 9 p.m...

Plenty of festive events to enjoy this time of year (12/3/18) If the people at the Hallmark Channel wanted a place to set the scene for one of those sentimental Hallmark Christmas movies, this area might be a place to consider. We’ve already had a few local parades. Our city has hosted a Christmas concert to benefit cancer patients. ...

New partnership a good move to help families this Christmas (11/30/18) Cape Girardeau organizations have been collecting toys for children in need for more than four decades. Over time, two major donating programs emerged: Toybox, which served children in the Cape Girardeau city limits and Toys for Tots, which served children in the county outside the city limits...

Cape Girardeau becomes Purple Heart City (11/29/18) Cape Girardeau officially offered its support to combat-wounded veterans when the city council signed a proclamation earlier this month to become an official Purple Heart City. According to reporting by Tyler Graef, the proclamation establishes an agreement between the city and the Missouri Military Order of the Purple Heart, a veterans advocacy organization based in Springfield, Missouri...

Christmas concert features festive music, benefits good cause (11/27/18) One of the many joys of the Christmas holiday in Southeast Missouri is the annual "Sounds of the Season" concert featuring local musical and vocal talent. It's presented by the SoutheastHEALTH Foundation, and takes place Sunday at Cape First Church at 254 South Silver Springs Road...

Hope Children's to reopen with renewed mission (11/26/18) The Hope Children’s Home is reopening its doors to children Jan. 7, with a refreshed mission, according to a recent story by Kassi Jackson in the Southeast Missourian. Paul and Patricia Aydelott are the new “house parents,” who will be helping children for short periods of time until they’re ready to find a more permanent place, whether with their biological parents or until suitable foster parents can be found...

Festive fun and football highlight a busy weekend (11/23/18) Could this weekend be any more festive? Not only does it coincide with the top shopping day of the year, Black Friday, but it also kicks off a bustling weekend with big check-offs. On Friday night in Jackson, the city will hold the Jackson Holiday Extravaganza from 4:30 to 7:30, where more than 125 trees and the pedestrian bridge will be lit, as well as free games and crafts, wagon rides, food trucks and more...

Several women honored by Cape's Zonta Club (11/20/18) The Cape Girardeau Zonta Club presented awards last week to several women who have made a difference in our community. About 500 people attended the luncheon banquet at Ray's to recognize the Women of Achievement. Dr. Karen Hendrickson received the lifetime achievement award; Dr. ...

History center adds impressive collection (11/19/18) Christmas came early at the Cape Girardeau County History Center. Earlier this month, the local museum unveiled a new impressive exhibit: “The Founders Collection: The Legacy of the Lorimier, Rodney, Whitelaw, Carmack & Jueneman Families in Cape Girardeau County.”...

Redhawks head into Saturday with playoffs in reach (11/16/18) It's been quite a profound and entertaining season for Southeast Missouri State University football, the best in some time, and there is an excitement buildingbuilding around the program. But last week's loss to Murray State ranks as one of the most heart-breaking defeats in the history of the university's athletics, right up there with the basketball team's late three-point loss to LSU in the 2000 NCAA Tournament...

Central brings home another swimming title (11/15/18) Congratulations to Central High School's boys swimming and diving team. The Tigers have built a little dynasty here, having won its third straight state swimming title, even after having graduated eight seniors, including two who are competing in Division I...

Salvation Army needs your support for Thanksgiving, Christmas (11/13/18) Salvation Army Lt. Matthew DeGonia calls the annual Thanksgiving Day meal a "staple" in Cape Girardeau. He's right. It's not only a place for those who may be alone or poor to come have a warm meal on Thanksgiving, it's a chance for others to lend a hand...

Be careful as another deer hunting season begins (11/9/18) This weekend is a holiday for some — the opening of firearms deer season for Missouri. This means an extra dose of safety is in order. The hunting season is timed such that it coincides with mating season, meaning deer are on the move. For drivers, that means extra caution is needed on the roads and highways at all times, but particularly around dawn and dusk hours, when deer are their most active. ...

Hats off to developers on Courtyard opening (11/8/18) Anyone who reads this space regularly knows we like to step back periodically and take a look back to appreciate where we are. The opening of the Courtyard by Marriott hotel in downtown Cape Girardeau is another one of these moments. You have to go back to 1971 to remember the last time there was a hotel operating in downtown Cape Girardeau...

It's Election Day; go vote (11/6/18) By now you know what today is. Your social media feed has been peppered with reminders. Your TV stations have been inundated with ads. Your newspaper has been chock full of stories about races, local, state and national. It’s Election Day 2018. The midterm election...


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 (Niche.com) 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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