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St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Editorials
As of (08/14/2018) at 09:12 PM

Editorial Enemy of the people? Editorial cartoonists beg to differ.

Editorial Editorial: Successful PGA Championship shows what regional effort can accomplish

Editorial Editorial: Why was a Trump staffer able to make a secret recording inside the Situation Room?

Editorial Editorial: Dog-breeding problem solved? Really?

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Eugene Robinson: Trump and Omarosa deserve each other

Robert J. Samuelson: Trump's no-win trade war

Leonard Pitts Jr.: Intolerance can never be up for debate

Robberson: Don't just complain about blight. Get angry and take action.

Trump meets his match in the media: Jim Acosta

Leonard Pitts Jr.: `Nothing that boy did could ever justify what happened to him'

Jonah Goldberg: We're all living in Trump's kayfabe world

For Wesley Bell, opportunity awaits

Our endangered democracy

ADA at 28 years: as strong and powerful as our people

The writing is on the seawall

McDermott: Only the 'finest' people for Trump

Child separation issues go well beyond the border

Kansas City Star - Editorials
As of (08/14/2018) at 09:13 PM

Editorials Why are Missouri Democrats imposing a pro-choice purity test ahead of midterms? With not just Sen. Claire McCaskill's seat but control of the U.S. Senate potentially at stake, Missouri Democrats have changed their platform, excising a paragraph that welcomed abolcomed abortion dissenters.

Editorials Delay may be needed in vote for early childhood education Kansas City voters will decide if they want to raise sales taxes for early childhood education. The City Council must decide if the vote will be in November, or April 2019. If more time is needed, the city should take it.

Editorials A Claire McCaskill-Josh Hawley flatbed-truck debate? We’d be so lucky Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill and Josh Hawley, her Republican opponent, are proposing multiple debates across Missouri. Both appear genuinely interested in joint appearances, but Hawley's proposal to debate from a flatbed truck is intriguing.

Editorials KU’s Self says NCAA had to do something. But these rule changes aren’t real reform The NCAA's new agent and recruiting rules for college basketball players are a shortsighted answer to a long-standing issue. As Kansas coach Bill Self said, legitimate concerns about the rule changes abound.

Editorials GOP nominee who said ‘Hitler was right’ ran on anti-Muslim, anti-gay platform It's no exaggeration to say that Steve West ran on Islamophobia and homophobia. The candidate who said “Hitler was right” was unapologetically anti-Muslim and anti-LGBT. And in Missouri House District 15, he won big.

Editorials Here’s how to ensure the Kris Kobach recount debacle doesn’t happen again in Kansas The Kansas secretary of state appoints election commissioners in the state's four most populous counties. There's no reason for that, and for other quirks in state election law that have been exposed by the Kris Kobach-Jeff Colyer recount mess.

Editorials Missouri lawmakers won’t save KC. What will city leaders do to reduce gun violence? Kansas City Mayor Sly James wants guns regulated like vehicles in Missouri. And Kansas City Police Chief Rick Smith said the public can help solve homicides. But it takes much more to quell gun violence.

Editorials Organized labor won big in Missouri right-to-work election. What should unions do next? Missouri voters rejected Proposition A, which would have hurt wages and organized labor. Now labor should repay voters by making unions more inclusive and by rethinking its approach to tariffs and trade wars.

Editorials Rep. Kevin Yoder says Democratic rival Sharice Davids doesn’t have Kansas values. Huh?

Editorials Kobach should butt out of his own recount — and JoCo official behind this mess must go Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach leads Gov. Jeff Colyer in the GOP gubernatorial primary. The votes should be recounted; Kobach should recuse himself from the recount, and Johnson County's election commissioner should quit.

Editorials Right to work rejected loud and clear. Missouri lawmakers should respect voters’ decision Missourians voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to reject a right-to-work law. The will of the people should be respected when lawmakers return for the next legislative session.

Editorials Voting machine issues unacceptable in Johnson County Some Johnson Countians faced problems Tuesday trying to cast ballots on new voting machines. A few issues are predictable, but the county lacked an adequate alternative plan. That can't happen in November.

Editorials The Star’s endorsements for Missouri in Tuesday’s primary elections The Star recommends Josh Hawley in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate, as well as a no vote for right-to-work measure Proposition A and a yes vote for Kansas City's Healthy Homes initiative in Tuesday's elections.

Editorials The Star’s endorsements for Kansas in Tuesday’s primary elections Jim Barnett, Laura Kelly and Sharice Davids have earned The Kansas City Star's endorsements in Tuesday's primary elections. They are the best candidates to advance to the general election for governor and Congress.

Editorials Kansans know who Greg Orman is. Now, he must tell them what he would do as governor Independent candidate Greg Orman is likely to be on the Kansas ballot in November, running for governor. Kansans should hear what he has to say, but voters should also ask for more detailed policy proposals.

Editorials Vote no on Proposition A, a right-to-work measure that would lower wages and hurt workers In Tuesday's election, Missouri voters should vote no Proposition A, the right-to-work ballot proposal that would lower wages and undermine collective bargaining, effectively hastening the decline of unions.

Editorials Josh Hawley is the clear choice for Missouri Republicans in U.S. Senate primary Attorney General Josh Hawley's experience and intellect earned him The Kansas City Star's endorsement in Tuesday's Republican primary for U.S. Senate. Hawley should advance to face Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill in the general election.

Editorials Laura Kelly should be the Democrats’ pick for Kansas governor in Tuesday primary State Sen. Laura Kelly earned The Kansas City Star's endorsement in Tuesday's Democratic primary for Kansas governor with her steely toughness, deep knowledge of the state budget and an ability to work across the aisle.

The Springfield News Leader - Editorials
As of (08/14/2018) at 09:19 PM

Letters for August 12

City Utilities loose with facts on coal ash law

Focus on healing, not blame after tragedy

Opinion A medical model for preparing teachers A medical model for preparing teachers A promising approach would feature a K-12 teaching school, similar to a teaching hospital, where future teachers would train together Opinion 1 week, 2 days ago

Readers Don't limit access to air medical support Don't limit access to air medical support Recent proposals in Congress threaten access to care in both rural and urban communities. Readers 1 week, 2 days ago

Readers Pit bull ban isn't solution for dangerous dogs Pit bull ban isn't solution for dangerous dogs Plus a letter in support of Kruse for Christian County. Readers 1 week, 2 days ago

Readers Pit bull ban doesn't solve any problems Pit bull ban doesn't solve any problems Plus, a letter opposed to Right to Work. Readers 1 week, 2 days ago

Readers Letters to the editor Letters to the editor Letters for the week of Aug. 5 Readers 1 week, 3 days ago

Readers Auditor: How we work to protect taxpayers Auditor: How we work to protect taxpayers Audits from my office have resulted in more than 30 criminal charges of corruption against public officials. Readers 1 week, 3 days ago

Readers Build the wall between California, rest of U.S. Build the wall between California, rest of U.S. To the Point, Roses and Thorns. Readers 1 week, 3 days ago

Opinion The importance of arguing well The importance of arguing well With civility in the news lately, I have been thinking about what it means to disagree well. Opinion 1 week, 4 days ago

Readers Vote Ron Cleek for Christian County judge Vote Ron Cleek for Christian County judge I am supporting Ron Cleek for judge, for many reasons. Readers 2 weeks ago

Opinion Long: A funding bill that reins in Washington Long: A funding bill that reins in Washington With a national debt of over $20 trillion, it's nearly impossible to get bipartisan support to cut any spending in Washington. Opinion 2 weeks ago

Opinion Bad joke tellers and proper joke-telling Bad joke tellers and proper joke-telling A case study in joking for public service. Opinion 2 weeks, 2 days ago

Readers C of O leader on duck boat tragedy C of O leader on duck boat tragedy The weight of grief and sorrow called for a response of faith and hope in God`s providence and grace. Readers 2 weeks, 3 days ago

Readers Governor: Missouri supports Branson, families Governor: Missouri supports Branson, families It's been a little over a week since we lost 17 lives at Table Rock Lake. Readers 2 weeks, 3 days ago

Readers Letters to the editor Letters to the editor Letters for the week of July 23-29 Readers 2 weeks, 3 days ago

Opinion Vote no on Prop A for your prosperity Vote no on Prop A for your prosperity It is safe to assume that someone isn't telling the truth in "right to work" ads. Opinion 2 weeks, 4 days ago

Opinion About those tax cuts for the rich About those tax cuts for the rich The federal tax cuts that took effect this yea 8000 r are shaping up to be a major wedge issue in the midterm elections this November. Opinion 2 weeks, 5 days ago

Contributors How to make duck boats safer: Our view How to make duck boats safer: Our view In Branson, three common-sense steps could have saved 17 tourists Contributors 2 weeks, 6 days 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 (08/14/2018) at 09:20 PM

Opinion DARKOW: Make America white again Editorial cartoon by John Darkow

KEN MIDKIFF: Collaborative Adaptive Management program fails to improve Hinkson Creek The program had very little or nothing to do with actually reducing stormwater runoff, and today Hinkson Creek, which remains on the Impaired Waterbody list, registers on the lower side of the Stream Index, an indication of poor water quality.

DARKOW: Roll carts Editorial cartoon by John Darkow

DARKOW: Make America white again John Darkow Editorial cartoon by John Darkow

EDITORIAL: Trade is in turmoil. Farmers are livid. Why hasn"t Wilbur Ross been fired? The St. Louis Post-Dispatch Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, has a history of ethical lapses and potential criminal behavior deserving of deeper congressional investigation, if not a swift boot out the door by Trump himself.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Jury finds Monsanto liable in the first Roundup cancer trial. Here"s what could happen next. Richard G. "Bugs" Stevens A jury concluded on Aug. 10 that exposure to the herbicide Roundup caused Dewayne Johnson"s cancer and ordered the company to pay $289 million in damages. Thousands more claims are pending.

EDITORIAL: A Claire McCaskill-Josh Hawley flatbed-truck debate? We'd be so lucky The Kansas City Star Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill and Josh Hawley, her Republican opponent, are proposing multiple debates across Missouri. Both appear genuinely interested in joint appearances, but Hawley's proposal to debate from a flatbed truck is intriguing.

EDITORIAL: GOP nominee who said `Hitler was right' ran on anti-Muslim, anti-gay platform The Kansas City Star The NCAA's new agent and recruiting rules for college basketball players are a shortsighted answer to a long-standing issue. As Kansas coach Bill Self said, legitimate concerns about the rule changes abound.

EDITORIAL: Much to mull on ballot The Joplin Globe November looms. Ballots are to be cast on local, county, state and national levels. Weighty matters await, decisions must be mulled, options weighed, candidates considered.

KEN MIDKIFF: Collaborative Adaptive Management program fails to improve Hinkson Creek Ken Midkiff The program had very little or nothing to do with actually reducing stormwater runoff, and today Hinkson Creek, which remains on the Impaired Waterbody list, registers on the lower side of the Stream Index, an indication of poor water quality.

DARKOW: Roll carts John Darkow Editorial cartoon by John Darkow

GUEST COMMENTARY: Terrified, traumatized, and tearful Cokie Roberts and Steven V. Roberts The crackdown on illegal immigrants is not an isolated incident. It is part of a much larger pattern that combines extreme xenophobia with political opportunism.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Want to create jobs? Reduce fossil fuel use Basav Sen Energy efficiency creates more jobs than fossil fuels, and at a faster rate and lower cost.

EDITORIAL: Will Missouri legislators respect the peoples" will on right to work? The St. Louis Post-Dispatch If recent history is a guide, the Republican-controlled Legislature can be expected to overrule voters and press right to work into law.

SANDY DAVIDSON: Is Trump tweeting an opinion or obstructing justice? Sandy Davidson Rudy Giuliani told CNN that the president is expressing his opinion on his favored medium for asserting his First Amendment right of free speech.

EDITORIAL: Right to work rejected loud and clear The Kansas City Star Missourians voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to reject a right-to-work law. The will of the people should be respected when lawmakers return for the next legislative session.

DARKOW: Long Live RBG John Darkow Editorial cartoon by John Darkow

C.W. DAWSON: Remembering James Baldwin C.W. Dawson Change requires breaking up the world as we know it. We are comfortable in the worlds we have created. Therefore, change requires the acceptance of pain. But the pain we experience will lead to growth.

STEVE SPELLMAN: Workers at Columbia Refuse Department suffer low wages, dangerous work conditions Steve Spellman Human history has demonstrated that governments are best suited to perform lawmaking, law enforcement, courts of law, prisons and the like, but should they be collecting garbage?

GUEST COMMENTARY: Congress could declaw restrictions on politicking from the pulpit, despite objections of many churches Samuel Brunson During his 2016 campaign, Donald Trump promised his Evangelical supporters that he would eliminate the Johnson Amendment, a law that has barred tax-exempt charities from weighing in on political candidates since the 1950s.

Columbia Daily Tribune - Editorials
As of (08/14/2018) at 09:14 PM

Tribune's View: Vote 'yes' for water, and 'no' to right to work

Tribune's View: City must look after its own business first

Tribune's View: UM curators were wise to extend Choi's contract

Tribune's View: Forced property tax increase will doom future efforts

Tribune's View: Gerrymandering in Missouri is a practice that needs to end

Tribune's ViewPrisoners to get a dose of hope

Tribune's View: Tina the turkey left a legacy

Tribune's View: New law gives higher ed stability

Tribune's View: Columbia's taxi grants ignores constitutional law

Tribune's View: Matthes' promise to police had to be broken

Tribune's View: Our 'damn' paper is also our gift

Tribune's View: When is a worker not really a worker?

Tribune's View: Porter Jr.'s draft day deja vu

Tribune's View: At community policing meetings, where's the top brass?

The Tribune's View: Reducing gun violence a top priority

Tribune's View: Health care jobs a boon to Boone

Tribune's View: Missouri's abortion restrictions are punishment, not prevention

Tribune's View: Henderson Branch sewer project drags on

Tribune's View: City's emission goal is lofty but worth pursuing

The Tribune's View: University of Missouri must stand alone

St. Joseph News-Press - Editorials
As of (08/14/2018) at 09:14 PM

Is this why we developed Mitchell Woods?

BOE stirkes balance

Parson makes important tour

Get bridge facts sooner than later

Keep calling utilities

Gifts give lift to Patee House

Colleges: Embrace scrutiny

It's fair time in an ag state

Blood donors save lives

Seek truth, then vote

'Night Out' sets good example

The Joplin Globe - Editorials
As of (08/14/2018) at 09:15 PM

Other view: Incentives better than commands The world is heating up. Wildfires are devastating large swaths of the western United States, Europe has been sweltering in a historic heat wave, and heavy rain and flooding have wrought havoc from Japan to Sudan — all a taste of the damage that climate change heralds if humans don't act to …

George Will: Book underlines axiom that if you want peace, prepare for war WASHINGTON — Scholars have already debated for decades, and will debate for centuries, the role U.S. policies — military, diplomatic, economic — played in bringing the Cold War to endgame and the Soviet Union to extinction. One milestone was Ronald Reagan's 1983 Strategic Defense Initiative …

Robert Reich: Trump sees foreign danger in wrong places What's the most worrisome foreign intrusion into the United States — unauthorized immigrants, Chinese imports or interference in our democracy?

George Will: Poor Portland progressives: So much to protest, so little time They do things differently in Portland, but not because it is a foreign country, although many Americans might wish it were: At this moment, it is one national embarrassment too many. Rather, the tumults in Portland, which is a petri dish of progressivism, perhaps reveal something about Oreg…

Our view: Much to mull on ballot You have only begun. The primaries are done, voters have made their will known on the right-to-work law and the Joplin use tax. The parties have selected their candidates.

Robert Scott: Why I voted no on the Joplin use tax With reluctance I voted against the use tax because I felt it was no longer necessary in light of the Supreme Court decision. Yes, I understand Missouri has some strange provision in its current laws regarding sales taxes but it will have to adopt new laws to comply with the Supreme Court de…

John Styron: Joplin Choral Society stirred mystic chords My wife was worried about her Joplin Choral Society's concert July 29th: the music was difficult, Dr. Al Carnine, founding director, had been absent for some of the rehearsals due to illness and had just been admitted to the hospital; the choir would perform under a different director withou…

Jay Ambrose: Trump making life better for black Americans President Donald Trump is making life better for black Americans everywhere you look while his predecessor fumbled.

Ann McFeatters: It's official: Trump wasting billions on border wall WASHINGTON — A little agency President Donald Trump probably never has heard of is taking him on.

Our view: Good news all around Patients in need of primary health care — medical students in need of first-hand training and experience.

Geoff Caldwell: My 'pal' Jan It started with a single email on a single column:

Our View: Glimmer of a silver lining If you squint and have enough imagination, you might be able to see a silver lining shaping up around the fiasco that are the Howsmon Buildings at 506 and 508 Virginia Ave.

Gary Smith: Fighting wildfires and wild tweets On Aug. 5, Donald Trump tweeted: “California wildfires are being magnified and made so much worse by the bad environmental laws which aren't allowing massive amounts of readily available water to be properly utilized. It is being diverted into the Pacific Ocean. Must also tree clear to stop …

Jay Ambrose: Craziness on the loose in public affairs Don't just stand there, do something, the old saying goes, and, in this peculiar, modern age in which we live, that often turns out to be something that achieves nothing good while doing a lot that's bad. Excuse me. I said it achieves nothing good, but there is the soothing feeling that radi…

Christine Flowers: Double standard in stabbing case is murder This is a story about double standards, half-truths and hypocrisy. It is about a city, a political movement and bad faith.

Our View: Give right to work a rest Even before final votes were counted Tuesday night, the cry went up to return to the battlefield on right to work.

Byron York: GOP midterm fear rises From time to time, I've been catching up with a Republican strategist who is trying to help the GOP keep control of the House in this November's midterm elections. It's been an up-and-down ride.

George Will: The future's only constituency is the conscience of the present In 1933, when America's most famous immigrant settled in Princeton, New Jersey, President Franklin Roosevelt tried to invite Albert Einstein to the White House.

Our View: Reckless rhetoric versus fundamental freedom Our thanks to U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., for reminding Americans that there is an alternative lens for viewing the relationship between politicians and the press — clearer than the one clouded by vilification and venting through tweets.

Our View: Not voting? Read George Lee's story So you're too busy to vote today — just got too much going on.

The Jefferson City News Tribune - Editorials
As of (08/14/2018) at 09:15 PM

Your Opinion: Be a spinner: Thanks to Parks and Rec and the City of Jefferson for bringing the bike share program to Jefferson City.

Our Opinion: Good news about hunger in Missouri: As children return to school, we're pleased to report that there's good news on the issue of hunger in our...

Your Opinion: What happened to common sense, civility?: As a product of the '50s as I watch the news I have to wonder if the whole world just...

Our Opinion: Charter change concerns: The City Council is considering a proposal to change the office of city prosecutor from elected to appointed.

Your Opinion: Real effects of Trump tax cuts: he following is a website that any skeptic regarding the effect of the Trump tax cuts should look at: "List...

Your Opinion: The high cost of health care: Bert Dirschell has shown the ability to find data supporting many of my opinions, but his comments about Bernie Sander's...

Perspective: New law provides more educational paths: This week, I had the opportunity to attend the Callaway County Teachers' Appreciation breakfast, a wonderful event hosted by the...

Your Opinion: Initiative petition process: It's been said you get the government you deserve. Right to work was defeated by the process of the initiative...

Your Opinion: Black history based on politics, not evidence: There is an old saying, "We cannot understand things unless we look at it under their skin in their point...

Our Opinion: CrimeStoppers program makes a difference: Many of us have chosen to live in Jefferson City because of the quality of living.Our city has long had...

Our Opinion: The importance of teachers: Good teachers don't just educate. They spawn creativity. They listen, encourage and motivate.They change lives.

Your Opinion: Playing the 'long game' with tariffs: I applaud President Trump's efforts to play the "long game." Tariffs might cause us some short term pain but if...

Our Opinion: Fair also features our future leaders: The primary election is over, and school doesn't start back for another week or so. What a perfect time for...

Your Opinion: Trump's no good for farmers: After the recent presidential election, it was reported by several sources that between 70 percent and 80 percent of farmers...

Your Opinion: No driving through public campground?: Sunday, July 28, we were driving through Binder Lake Park when we decided to take a turn around the campground.

Your Opinion: Senate Dem candidates would pile on debt: Sunday's NT stories on Medicaid were interesting. All three Democrats running for the 6th District Senate seat support expanding Medicaid,...

Your Opinion: No middle ground in politics?: Whatever happened to moderation? I am puzzled why one must be either right or far-right or they are a liberal...

Your Opinion: Motive for Vegas shooting: I call your attention to an 8/3/2018 Las Vegas Review-Journal article by Henry Brean and Rachel Crosby: "Final police report...

Your Opinion: Response to immigration letter: America is the most generous country in the world and why a staggering 30,000 to over 50,000 illegals cross the...

Our Opinion: Community generously provides school supplies to needy families: Many families, we suspect, struggle financially more in August than in any other month, even December.

The Southeast Missourian - Editorials
As of (08/14/2018) at 09:15 PM

Dancers cut a rug and raise $40K for charitable cause (8/14/18) Our community has found a lot of different ways to raise money while having fun. Whether its local women dressed up and strutting their vintage clothing down a runway, a cast of generous bravehearts in costumes dashing into nearly frozen lakes, singing contests, home tours or pub crawls, our local people know how to put the fun in fundraisers...

Elections: They can't happen without dedicated people (8/13/18) Every election deserves a fair amount of gratitude. We are thankful, first for the freedom to vote our consour conscience. Thankful to live in country where the people get to decide who represents them in government. Thankful we are not beholden to dictators but live by rules established by people of our choosing...

Fall Tunes at Twilight begins with brews (8/10/18) The fall season of Tunes at Twilight begins this evening at Ivers Square on Lorimier Street in Cape Girardeau. The weekly event is, as we've stated before, a cultural favorite. It's a reflection of our casually cool and creative city, an evening of live music, lawn chairs, blankets and music lovers of all ages...

Habitat for Humanity celebrates 58th area home build (8/9/18) One of the better charities going is Habitat for Humanity. The organization helps impoverished people move into home ownership. Applicants who are approved for a loan put up some money to start an escrow account, and Habitat is the loan holder, according to a recent article by Marybeth Niederkorn...

Today is Election Day; please vote (8/7/18) Today is Election Day. Make it a point to vote. It's a primary election with a good amount of local races on county ballots and an important statewide initiative. Throughout the four-county area of Bollinger, Cape Girardeau, Perry and Scott counties, there are races for judges, prosecutors, presiding commissioners, state representatives and ballot initiatives. ...

Shipyard promises fun, outdoor concert in downtown Cape Girardeau (8/6/18) The last time Cape Girardeau hosted a large music fest downtown, there was no casino. There was no Marquette Tech; no Minglewood; no Broadway streetscape with heavy foot traffic. Downtown Cape is a different place, and a different demographic works here...

Big shopping weekend in store with tax holiday (8/3/18) This weekend will be a huge shopping weekend in the state of Missouri. It's back-to-school sales tax holiday season in the state, the time when many school-related items can be purchased without having to pay sales tax. There is always a bit of confusion as to what this means for consumers when they hear that local jursidictions "opt out." When that happens, shoppers still have their Missouri sales tax removed from their purchase, but they may not receive the break on their local taxes...

Third annual Tech Fest set for next week (8/2/18) The Marquette Tech District is hosting its third Tech Fest Aug. 9 and 10. The event has grown each year, and because of the popularity, will move to the Isle Casino Cape Girardeau's event center to accommodate the crowd. One of the more popular aspects of the Tech Fest is the 1st50K competition that invites startup companies to vie for $50,000 in cash and pro bono services. ...

Plenty of local success by Southeast Missouri baseball teams (7/31/18) While much of the baseball fandom in Southeast Missouri is watching the St. Louis Cardinals tread water near the .500 mark, and obsessed with roster moves, potential trades and Matt Carpenter's salsa, a couple of local summer teams in the area are proving to be serious contenders...

A 'yes' vote makes more sense on Prop A (7/30/18) On Aug. 7, Missouri voters will be asked to decide the fate of so-called right-to-work in Missouri. Proposition A, as it will be listed on the ballot, aims to eliminate union dues as a requirement for employment in any workplace, effectively certifying a law passed by our elected representatives in the 2017 general assembly. ...

What to do before, during, after severe weather (7/27/18) A few days ago in this space, we encouraged readers to take advantage of available weather alert platforms and pay attention when the forecasters call for severe weather. The failure to acknowledge and heed these type of warnings led to 17 deaths on a Duck boat in Branson...

Homecomers festival in Jackson promises fun for all (7/26/18) If you haven't been yet, here's your reminder that Jackson's Homecomers is this week. It's the 111th annual celebration, a little festival that has something for everyone. Located in Uptown Jackson on the courthouse lawn and along the uptown streets, the event promises a good time. For the kids there's rides and games; for the adults, there's music and entertainment. For all, there's food. Ten vendors are on hand with fair-food indulgence...

Branson tragedy should be a reminder to watch for weather alerts (7/24/18) In the aftermath of the horrible tragedy at Table Rock Lake, media outlets quoted a number of people saying the storm came out of nowhere, the weather changed from not a cloud in the sky to gale-force winds in mere minutes. While it's true the storm moved through the area rapidly, it's not true to say there was no warning...

Southeast, NY community college reach agreement on collaborative partnership (7/23/18) Sometimes innovation isn’t about the newest technology. Sometimes its about who you can connect with and relationships you can establish. Southeast Missouri State University has taken an innovative approach by reaching an agreement with Borough of Manhattan Community College in New York City, allowing the transfer of BMCC associate of science in theater graduates into its Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre. ...

CarGO, city dispute goes in more cooperative direction (7/20/18) When it comes to the city's dispute with carGO, things ended up where they should have begun: with the business and the city working together to find solutions that make sense. For those who haven't followed the situation, carGO is a locally based ride-share business, whose business model relies heavily on personal delivery of food from restaurants aurants and, more recently, but less importantly: alcoholic products...

Murals are a nice touch of art in Cape Girardeau (7/19/18) The effect of art on the mind is incredible and so often overlooked. A song can get us on our feet and make us dance. A play can make us empathize. A painting can make us smile. A poem, spoken by the right person in the right way, can make us cry. It's not to say that all art is positive. Some of it is controversial, intended to provoke anger or disgust...

Leslie shares inspiration with local athletes (7/18/18) The famous quote about luck has almost become cliche: Luck is when preparation meets opportunity. Lisa Leslie had a similar mantra growing up: "Proper prior preparation prevents piss-poor performance." The seven Ps. In a Q&A format, the WNBA legend addressed some 150 athletes and many others in attendance at the Fifth Annual Semoball Awards...

Local election races and paid letters (7/16/18) While much attention is focused on Europe, Donald Trump, NATO and Washington, D.C., there are many local matters to tend to. The country seems to be clinging to personalities in news, whether it be the president, the leaders of Germany or England, and even FBI agents embroiled in scandals...

Suicide prevention conference next week to draw hundreds (7/13/18) Organizers are expecting 800 or more people in Cape Girardeau next week to learn more about the prevention of suicide. Cape Girardeau is hosting the fifth annual Suicide Prevention and Awareness Conference at the Show Me Center from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 19...

Fair, River Campus bring talent to Cape (7/12/18) The SEMO District Fair and the River Campus recently announced entertainment coming to Cape Girardeau. Diamond Rio, most known for its hit "Meet in the Middle" in 1991 will be headlining the fair entertainment this year on Sept. 13. The country band also produced "Love a Little Stronger" and "Walking Away." Rounding out the entertainment will be Christian artists Natalie Grant ("More than Anything") and Citizen Way on Sept. ...

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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