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St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Editorials
As of (02/22/2017) at 12:52 PM

Editorial: White House finally recognizes the damage from embracing 'alt-right'

Editorial: Turn off the drug spigot in the St. Louis region

Editorial: Combative police union head is hurting St. Louis

Stacy Washington: You have a duty to be happy

The real world of single parenting and poverty

Senators show fundamental differences on health care

Puzder betrays working people, from Washington U. to Hardee's

Michael Gerson Michael Gerson: America's sacred fire must not be doused

Kathleen Parker Kathleen Parker: A failure to communicate

Dana Miilbank Dana Milbank: What if Caesar, Churchill and Custer could have tweeted like Trump?

Eugene Robinson Eugene Robinson: Trump's 'fine-tuned machine' is going haywire

Michael Gerson Michael Gerson: Reality's revenge

Tax breaks for country clubs still on agenda in Missouri Senate

Biotech startup Affigen raises $17 million

Durbin broadens factors in considering Trump's Supreme Court nominee

Historian survey ranks Obama high on justice and economy, low on foreign affairs and Congressional relations

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Doubts that addicts will shake the grip of deadly drug ( … ) I am writing to thank the Post-Dispatch for running the story about the two heroin addicts ("A mass killer," Feb. 19). It was a superb piece of journalism, and I particularly appreciated the photograph of Richard Skinner shooting heroin in the cemetery. This detail, coupled with his descript… Read more

Kansas City Star - Editorials
As of (02/22/2017) at 12:53 PM

Editorials Editorial: Kansas lawmakers can’t give up in face of Brownback veto Kansas legislators could be tempted to walk away and let Gov. Sam Brownback propose an alternative budget plan after he vetoed a two-year, $1 billion tax increase. But the Legislature must try again. Lawmakers can't give up until the governor gives in.

Editorials Editorial: Cowardly members of Congress should show up and face the public at town-hall meetings Constituents nationwide are clamoring to meet face-to-face with elected officials. This week's congressional recess affords many possibilities for such meetings. But public sightings of senators and representatives will be rare.

Editorials Editorial: Presence of Folk Alliance in KC will continue long after annual conference moves The Kansas City-based Folk Alliance International plans an annual, multi-day Folk Festival here Ś and its annual conference will return, too

Editorials Editorial: Work on Missouri’s Real ID compliance should continue Missouri lawmakers should bring the state into compliance with the Real ID Act, despite opponents' fears of a conspiracy to invade your privacy. The deadline is approaching, and without legislative action, residents won't be able to use a Missouri driver's license to get on an airplane starting in 2018.

Editorials Editorial: Kansas lawmakers should revisit concealed-carry rules Legislation that would allow the University of Kansas Health System to prohibit concealed guns from its premises hit a roadblock last week, when a committee deadlocked and the chairman declined to cast his vote. This issue is too important to abandon, and lawmakers should redouble their efforts to pass the measure.

Editorials Editorial: Either-or approach won’t reduce violent crime problem Kansas City Mayor Sly James and Police Chief Darryl Fort├ę recently clashed over spending priorities. Homicides won't come down until the city takes a holistic approach Ś and puts elected leaders in charge.

Editorials Editorial: President Trump’s tax returns, documents should see the light of day If President Donald Trump wants to dispel any suggestion of a connection to Russia, he should release his tax returns. But if he fails to do, the Missouri Gaming Commission could shed light on the president's business interests by making public the application Trump's company once filed to buy a Kansas City riverboat casino.

Editorials Editorial: Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens could provide pivotal boost to combat opioid abuse A small number of Missouri lawmakers could use a filibuster to derail common-sense legislation creating a statewide prescription drug monitoring system. But Gov. Eric Greitens and other legislators should ensure that the state finally enacts this needed measure aimed at combating addictions to opioids and other harmful medications.

Editorials Editorial: Kansas lawmakers rebalance tax code, and Gov. Sam Brownback should sign it Kansas legislators have taken a courageous step toward rebalancing the state tax code and closing a huge budget deficit. They can still do more, but state lawmakers have re-balanced the Kansas tax burden, making sure it falls more fairly on everyone. Editorials Editorial: Missourians deserve to know source of death penalty drugs State officials in Missouri argue they should be able to deliver the death penalty via lethal injection without providing specifics of the life-ending process. But both opponents and supporters should back more transparency to ensure that errors are not made and corners are not cut.

Editorials Editorial: Lawmaker wrong to silence NAACP leader Two Missouri lawmakers made multiple unforced errors in recent days, cutting off the relevant testimony of an NAACP leader and posting a column online calling Abraham Lincoln a ôtyrant.ö

Editorials Editorial: Silly season in Jeff City adds to partisan rancor — and both parties are to blame Two Republicans want to strip Jay Nixon's name off a new state park, while Democrats are hounding Josh Hawley, the state attorney general, over his residency. Both endeavors are a waste of time.

Editorials Editorial: Pay-to-play politics have no place in debate over lawsuit reform Missouri Missouri lawmakers want to make it harder for consumers to sue and collect damages if they've been hurt by defective products Ś an effort that appears transparently aimed at helping out big-time Republican donor David Humphreys.

Editorials Editorial: Rockfest will never die. It will, however, move to Wyandotte County Rockfest is a tradition in the area, and it deserves our support. Rock fans have as much right to crunching, mind-melting music as the rest of us. Now they'll get it at a venue that seems to make more sense.

Editorials Editorial: Kansas should tackle distracted driving Drivers distracted by cellphones have contributed to thousands of accidents in Kansas. Lawmakers should pass legislation that would compel drivers to put the phone down.

Editorials Editorial: Kansas airport plan must lift Missouri off the runway on KCI improvements Specifics of the Kansas airport blueprint are sketchy, to say the least. It likely would be built in Johnson County, either by improving existing airports or by acquiring land and building a new facility.

Editorials Editorial: Dams are hidden infrastructure risk California's Oroville Dam reminds us infrastructure repairs extend beyond streets and bridges. Dams, levies, the electrical grid, airports and mass transit need attention, too. In any infrastructure bill, they should get it.

Editorials Editorial: Eric Greitens’ confrontational style is no way to govern The new Missouri governor has a habit of lighting up those who disagree with him, but that may cause Eric Greitens problems down the road.

Editorials Editorial: University of Kansas Health System needs concealed-carry exemption The response time for the University of Kansas Health System's commissioned police officers averages at 90 seconds. They are one aspect of the high attention to security already in place at the medical complex, which is seeking an exemption from a 2013 Kansas concealed carry law.

Editorials Editorial: Needed reforms are still lacking six months after Verrückt tragedy The tragic death of a young boy at the Schlitterbahn water park in Kansas City, Kan., prompted talk of new regulations for the industry. To date, that work remains unfinished and should be a top priority.

The Springfield News Leader - Editorials
As of (02/22/2017) at 12:53 PM

Gov. could boost attack on opioids

Federal employees should do their job or resign

Providing for military is right thing to do

Editorials Our Voice: A Russian deal? `Not good' Our Voice: A Russian deal? `Not good' Russia's meddling in the recent U.S. presidential election, by hacking Democratic Party emails, is already a huge scandal. Editorials 1 day, 13 hours ago

Readers Heinous crime calls for harshest punishment Heinous crime calls for harshest punishment Heinous crime calls for harshest punishment Readers 1 day, 13 hours ago

Readers Long's latest `alternative fact' Long's latest `alternative fact' Long's latest `alternative fact' Readers 1 day, 13 hours ago

Readers Explain why men have say in a woman's body Explain why men have say in a woman's body Explain why men have say in a woman's body Readers 1 day, 13 hours ago

Readers Springfield Symphony and supporters deserve applause Springfield Symphony and supporters deserve applause Springfield Symphony and supporters deserve applause Readers 1 day, 13 hours ago

Contributors The case of the cover-up in search of a crime The case of the cover-up in search of a crime The case of the cover-up in search of a crime Contributors 2 days, 13 hours ago

Contributors More options for quick-cash fixes More options for quick-cash fixes When big names in the financial services industry Ś including Detroit-based mortgage lender Quicken Loans and New York-based investment bank Goldman Sachs Ś enter a niche market for online personal loans, it's fair to say that consumers can bank on m Contributors 2┬ádays, 13┬áhours ago

Readers Teaching life? A top 10 list Teaching life? A top 10 list Teaching life? A top 10 list Readers 2 days, 13 hours ago

Readers What will you say to your baby girl about Trump? What will you say to your baby girl about Trump? How old should she be before you tell her you voted for a self-professed sexual predator to keep a woman from becoming president? Readers 3 days, 12 hours ago

Readers Half the story given on sales tax article Half the story given on sales tax article Forcing collection of sales tax in other states and countries could cost more in legal fees than you collect Readers 3 days, 12 hours ago

Readers Wonder how Long feels about executive orders now? Wonder how Long feels about executive orders now? Does he still have the same fervent desire to declare them unconstitutional? Readers 3 days, 12 hours ago

Readers Something is wrong at MSU Athletic Hall of Fame Something is wrong at MSU Athletic Hall of Fame I believe there is a problem in the Missouri State Athletic Hall of Fame. Readers 3 days, 12 hours ago

Readers Bailey Loft project is very much alivry much alive Bailey Loft project is very much alive I should not have made the ô... board it upö comment. I would never let that happen. Readers 3┬ádays, 12┬áhours ago

Opinion If they bring good food, let immigrants in If they bring good food, let immigrants in The one obvious exception would be those who would bring liver. Opinion 3 days, 12 hours ago

Readers Get off my bumper and use your turn signals Get off my bumper and use your turn signals Why is it people feel the need to kiss your bumper at a stoplight? Readers 3 days, 12 hours ago

Opinion Churches, pay up Churches, pay up Do the Christian thing and pay federal and state taxes Opinion 3 days, 13 hours ago

Opinion The haves and have-nots The haves and have-nots Mansion, homeless camp featured on same page Opinion 3 days, 13 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 flamingoĺs creator. .mgnl175{margin-left:175px;} .childCatAd{display:inline-block!important;width:650px;}

The Columbia Missourian - Editorials
As of (02/22/2017) at 12:53 PM

Opinion DAVID ROSMAN: It"s the economy, stupid The lack of sales tax collection on online sales keeps Missouri"s economy in the last century.

STEVE SPELLMAN: A child"s education is the parents" decision Regardless whether any attempted education reforms swirling around reach fruition or not, my family will continue to engage in personalized school choice the best we can.

C.W. DAWSON JR.: Community policing needs total buy-in from residents "To know the good is to do it." Ś Socrates

STEVE SPELLMAN: A child"s education is the parents" decision Steve Spellman Regardless whether any attempted education reforms swirling around reach fruition or not, my family will continue to engage in personalized school choice the best we can.

DAVID ROSMAN: It"s the economy, stupid David Rosman The lack of sales tax collection on online sales keeps Missouri"s economy in the last century.

EDITORIAL: Work toward Real ID compliance should continue The Kansas City Star There is no evidence that state compliance with the Real ID Act significantly encroaches on citizens" privacy.

C.W. DAWSON JR.: Community policing needs total buy-in from residents C.W. Dawson Jr. "To know the good is to do it." Ś Socrates

EDITORIAL: Trump"s ban targets nonexistent foe St. Louis Post-Dispatch The ban on refugees ignores the destruction and violence that led many of them here.

EDITORIAL: Greitens could deal much-needed blow to opioid epidemic The Kansas City Star Missouri"s outlier status as the one state without a prescription drug monitoring program might face a powerful opponent in Gov. Greitens.

KEN MIDKIFF: Nothing natural about organic dairy practices Ken Midkiff Aurora Organic Dairy will bring jobs, but also a lot of baggage that comes with organic factory dairies.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Libertarianism, Islam share a core value S. Hammad Haider Islam and American libertarianism both function under a principle of non-aggression.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Time for community engagement around policing Ian Thomas Ian Thomas encourages Columbia residents to back effort for more community discussion and support for police officers.

GEORGE KENNEDY: Library stage for contentious gun debate George Kennedy The clash over guns in the Columbia Public Library is indicative of a larger problem in Missouri.

GUEST COMMENTARY: In Trump vs. reality, who will win? Steve and Cokie Roberts The ongoing disinformation campaign being run out of the White House is not deterring fact-finders.

GUEST COMMENTARY: American hellscape Jill Richardson Republicans are governing like their constituents don"t breathe air or drink water.

EDITORIAL: Contact with Russia, not leaks, the real danger St. Louis Post-Dispatch Trump"s refusal to face the real problem around Flynn"s contact with Russia is alarming.

GUEST COMMENTARY: The great game rages on Georgie Anne Geyer Russia is attempting to rebuild an empire, and we"re facilitating it.

STEVE SPELLMAN: Teen marriage brings up bigger questions about child-rearing Steve Spellman Banning teenagers from getting married until they"re 17 would not fix the larger problem of teens not being raised to be adults.

EDITORIAL: Migrant crackdown requires articulation of plan St. Louis Post-Dispatch Trump must explain his plan for dealing with the disruption deporting 11 million undocumented immigrants would cause.

DAVID ROSMAN: Consumer protection laws are under attack David Rosman Senate Bill 5 would allow companies whose products have hurt consumers to skirt responsibility.

Columbia Daily Tribune - Editorials
As of (02/22/2017) at 12:54 PM

Well, here I am one more time

Stephens: Downtown, where the action is

How to legislate anti-discrimination

Should NATO members pay their share?

Can candidates owe back taxes? Gabe Edwards is delinquent on county property taxes, but his name will remain on the April b…

How to fix Obamacare Recent polls show many Americans are not satisfied with the Affordable Care Act in its curre…

What if Trump gets it together? Many critics of our new president wallow in despair, hardly able to believe his latest act o…

How to resolve the bathroom dilemma Jeff Sessions, the well-known conservative now ordained as President Donald Trump's new atto…

MU 72, Vandy 52 -- a different kind of win One week ago today I cheered in this column about the Missouri basketball Tigers' win over A…

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Utilities measure will show where lawmakers stand

Democrats should take their own advice on Trump

Illegal recording casts shadow over all CPD cases

Trib Talk item suggests editors have lost their minds

Quick police work solves home invasion, shooting

Well, here I am one more time

Stephens: Downtown, where the action is

How to legislate anti-discrimination

Should NATO members pay their share?

Can candidates owe back taxes?

St. Joseph News-Press - Editorials
As of (02/22/2017) at 12:55 PM

America remains a target Keeping the grass mowed, staying on schedule for all of the kids' ballgames, planning our vacations - this is springtime in America's heartland.

Focus on IRS service

Black Archives fulfills mission

Be Big for a kid, for you

Danford leaves a wake

NATO nations need to step up

Head Start's niche

A better plan for disaster aid

Wisdom prevails on pipe problem

Have a (healthy) heart

McCaskill on spot with Trump voters

The Joplin Globe - Editorials
As of (02/22/2017) at 12:55 PM

Our View: Expand trail system into Missouri One doesn't have to be a walking or biking enthusiast to see the value of expanding Northwest Arkansas' Razorback Greenway into Southwest Missouri.

Your View: Letters to the editor Why Ambrose gets it wrong

Our View: The prom where everyone dances Life is neither fair nor kind. No amount of caring and compassion can outweigh the difficulties that some are called to face.

Taylor Armerding: Leaky intelligence community is swamping Trump President Donald Trump said he was going to drain the swamp. Looks like the swamp is draining him.

Your View: Letters to the editor Crime against women

Janelle Stecklein: Lawmaker says decades-old Aids lessons need update OKLAHOMA CITY Ś When AIDS education was first mandated in public schools nearly three decades ago, it generated considerable controversy.

Our view: Small but mighty Like David to Goliath, Ozark Christian College measures its strength not by its size but rather by its mission.

Carol Stark: Year takes unexpected turn to a road once traveled A few months ago, I was feeling optimistic and particularly fortunate. I posted to my personal Facebook page that while 2006 Ś the year of my grueling cancer treatment Ś might have been the worst year of my life, there was no doubt that 2016 had to be the best year of my life. Some luck, som…

Nick Kyle: In our best interest to keep our schools public Powerful wealthy corporate interests want to take control of your public schools. Working through political channels such as American Legislative Exchange Council, a partnership of America's state legislators and powerful business corporations that write legislation for states to use in adva…

Geoff Caldwell: Truth is, there is no truth yet First they came for Michael Flynn, and I did not speak out because I hated President Donald Trump.

Kevin Wilson: Crowder College does education right A little more than 40 years ago, I headed off to the University of Missouri to get my bachelor's degree. I was fortunate that Uncle Sam (via an Air Force scholarship) was paying for my education. And I had a great experience Ś both personally and academically.

Our View: Video captures wrongs of politics An eight-minute video out of Jefferson City illuminates much of what is wrong with politics.

Your view: Letters to the editor Doubts about the pilot

Our View: Stop trying to get even Judge Neil Gorsuch, Donald Trump's nominee for Supreme Court justice, is well-qualified for the job.

Taylor Armerding: Warren incident small compared to Democratic Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer was again in his customary mode Ś outrage Ś this past week after Senate Republicans invoked an arcane rule to silence Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., for her criticism of fellow Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., during debate on his nomination for at…

Our View: Cuts too deep for libraries Listen to new Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft. The planned cuts to Missouri's libraries are too much. They will result in closed doors, shorter hours and communities Ś especially those in rural areas Ś at a loss for services.

Phill Brooks: Bailey had a knack for making public service fun I recently ran into one of the most entertaining and inspiring officials I've covered in the Statehouse Ś Wendell Bailey.

Your View: Letters to the editor True losers

Gene Lyons: Why Isis, Al-Qaida and Iran's Mullahs love Donald Trump Have Americans really become a nation of gullible cowards? Sometimes it looks that way. Take President Donald Trump's executive order banning travel from seven Middle Eastern and North African countries. If you think it has anything whatsoever to do with protecting against terrorist attacks,…

Other Views: Extract United States from war in Yemen Two new developments related to Yemen, one of the poorest countries in the world, raise again in stark terms the question of why the United States continues to participate in the effort led by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to pound that Middle Eastern country of 27 million into u…

The Jefferson City News Tribune - Editorials
As of (02/22/2017) at 12:55 PM

Our Opinion: Meet Missouri's future leaders: If you were at the Capitol Rotunda on Monday afternoon, you may had a chance to see many of the...

Durbin amendment hurts consumers: The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act was supposed to reign in those on Wall Street who created the financial crisis....

Prison needed for drug-addicted prostitute: A New York judge has ordered a drug-addicted prostitute to not get pregnant again. The order came after the woman...

Your Opinion: Republicans turning spineless: I wouldn't vote for any Democrat due to their stance on abortion, same sex marriage, and a whole myriad of...

Your Opinion: Pay comparisons for lawmakers, state employees: When I worked for MoDOT, our pay rating was 49th of 50 states (just barely ahead of Mississippi).

Your Opinion: We should be ashamed for piling on debt: Why isn't an obvious step along the road to federal financial sanity the return of Medicaid and all health care...

Our Opinion: Open burning is legal, but use common sense: Looking to beat that March 1 deadline to burn yard waste or paper products in your yard?

Your Opinion: Winter warming not-normal becoming normal?: This is February supposedly still winter. Yet, the forecast is for eight days in a row with lows well...

Perspective: Battle over tort reform: This week, tort reform again took center-stage in the Missouri Senate.

Your Opinion: Response to Gibson: In a recent YourOpinion letter Sue Gibson noted "Rep. Luetkemeyer sent a response laden with lies." She noted that "Leutkemeyer...

Your Opinion: Town hall meeting requested of area Congress members: From Feb. 20 to Feb. 24, Sen. Claire McCaskill and Sen. Roy Blunt, and U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer will be...

Your Opinion: Time to wake up: The time is at hand to consider circumstance in which we, the United States of America citizens, are now embroiled...

Our Opinion: Lant's silencing of NAACP president an embarrassment: Rep. Bill Lant's action to silence the state NAACP president's testimony during a committee hearing was inappropriate and an embarrassment...

Your Opinion: Ultrasound article appreciated: Thank you for the article by Eric Metaxas/Breakpoint on your opinion page in the Feb. 14 paper. So happy to...

Your Opinion: Headline off-target: Mark Twain said "If you don't read the newspaper, you're uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you're mis-informed."

Our Opinion: Pay raise for state workers a priority: The state's 54,777 employees deserve better.

Your Opinion: Give Trump a chance: In response to the "Deeply Flawed" letter that was in the Thursday edition, I would like to say that I...

Your Opinion: Education stagnation: Competition makes us better. It forces us to create the best we can because everyone wants to be better than...

Your Opinion: Median barrier needed: I would like to address the lack of a median barrier along 54 from Holts Summit to Jefferson City.

Our Opinion: Community contributions produce food bank success: The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri in 2016 increased its food distribution to Cole County residents to 1,416,599...

The Southeast Missourian - Editorials
As of (02/22/2017) at 12:55 PM

Local events celebrate Heart Health Month (2/22/17) February, the month designated by the American Heart Association as Heart Health Month, is drawing to a close. But just because the shortest month of the year is almost over doesn't mean you shouldn't take a closer look at your ticker. Heart health should remain a priority and there are multiple area events that make it easy to do so in the next few weeks and beyond...

'Big River' returns to River Campus for anniversary (2/21/17) Ten years later, "Big River" returns to Southeast Missouri State University's River Campus. This anniversary special will be performed in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall, on the stage where it was performed in 2007 in what was the hall's first-ever show. Beginning Wednesday and continuing through Sunday, the production based on Mark Twain's "Huckleberry Finn" classic will wow audiences and take us back in time...

Artwork of local high schoolers on display (2/20/17) Southeast Missouri State University's art department kicked off its annual high school art exhibition on Sunday, Feb. 12, at Crisp Museum. This 39th Exhibiting Excellence event is an opportunity to enjoy the artwork of our local talented youth until March 19...

The history of Presidents Day (2/19/17) Many of you will be celebrating a three-day weekend. Schools, banks and government offices will be closed Monday to celebrate Presidents Day. Well, most of you know it as Presidents Day, a day to celebrate all presidents. But officially, according to federal law the holiday is the celebration of George Washington's birth...

Per policy, police shooting will be investigated (2/17/17) A man was shot and killed on Wednesday night by a police officer investigating what the Cape Girardeau Police Department has described as "suspicious activity at a residence." Any time a death takes place like this it is a tragedy. Police often work in precarious environments, not knowing when a situation will escalate...

Lewis and Carolyn Ford Bock to be honored (2/17/17) Lewis and Carolyn Ford Bock will be honored as 2017 Friends of the University by the Southeast Missouri University Foundation in a ceremony tonight. Lewis said in a news release, "It is a wonderful feeling to give back to the place that got you started. We are deeply humbled the university is honoring us in this way."...

Glass promoted to Supt. of Cape Public Schools (2/16/17) The Cape Girardeau School District chose one of its own to replace retiring superintendent Jim Welker. Congratulations to Dr. Neil Glass, the district's assistant superintendent since 2008 who was recently voted unanimously by the school board to be the district's next superintendent. His three-year contract is effective July 1...

Congrats to Mayor Rediger on parks and rec award (2/15/17) At last week's Cape Girardeau City Council meeting, Mayor Harry Rediger was surprised with the announcement that he'll receive the Public Official Award from the Missouri Parks and Recreation Association for his "public promotion and support voiced on behalf of recreation and park interests and issues."...

Inspiring story of local barber's challenging journey (2/14/17) Many people want a testimony, a story of overcoming odds and exceeding expectations, but not many of us want to endure what it takes to get one. There's a saying that a testimony doesn't come without a test. Barber Chuck Reid knows that as a train accident left him lost and depressed, but a sense of purpose rescued him...

Polar Plunge raises $47,000; accepting online donations (2/13/17) To what depths would you go to support a good cause? Would you be willing to take the plunge into a Special Olympics fundraiser that'll chill you to the core? We're talking about the 11th annual Cape Girardeau Polar Plunge. On Feb. 4, 199 people plunged into the waters at Trail of Tears State Park to raise money for Special Olympics Missouri, the theme being "Plunge Like There Is No Ma├▒ana." This year's goal was to raise $46,000 -- no small feat -- and that goal was reached. ...

Revitalization efforts in Jackson making impact (2/12/17) Have you been to Uptown Jackson lately? The uptown commercial portion of Jackson has a rather small footprint, with most of the retail along a short stretch of High Street, along with some businesses along Main. But you won't find many empty storefronts...

Jackson, Cape schools hold events to raise funds (2/10/17) Last weekend community members supported the Jackson R-2 School District foundation at the annual Red and Black Affair gala benefit, and this weekend there's an opportunity to support Cape Girardeau Public Schools at the annual Penguin Party. Events like these offer the perfect chance to socialize while assisting with the education of our local youth through donations that benefit the students...

Jerry Ford honored at Missouri Arts Awards (2/9/17) Jerry Ford has performed in the Capitol Rotunda in Jefferson City, Missouri, before, but on Wednesday he returned for a different reason. Ford received the 2017 Missouri Arts Award as an individual artist in the capitol rotunda. Congratulations to Mr. Ford on this great recognition...

Local schools celebrate statewide recognition (2/8/17) In the past couple of weeks, a handful of local elementary schools have had plenty to celebrate, and celebrate they did. Alma Schrader Elementary School broke out the pom poms and loud cheering at a recent school assembly. The students learned at the assembly that the school had been named a Missouri State School of Character. ...

Number of area kids in foster care climbs (2/7/17) This will break your heart. The number of children in foster care in Missouri has climbed in Cape Girardeau, Bollinger and Perry counties in the last three years. Currently, 420 children are in foster care in the region, and the Missouri Department of Social Services Children's Division is not equipped to deal with the increase...

Olympian Shawn Johnson speaks at SEMO tonight (2/6/17) Southeast Missouri State University's Speakers Series continues tonight. Gymnast Shawn Johnson will present "An Evening with Shawn Johnson" at 7:30 p.m. in the Show Me Center. We expect her address to be as inspirational as her life story. She has enjoyed success on many levels and is a perfect selection to speak about the rewards of hard work. ...

Thumbs up: Cape city opens strategic process to public (2/5/17) Officials representing Cape Girardeau city government announced recently they're beginning to look at big-picture ideas and revamping the city's strategic plan. Part of the city council's role isn't just to vote on ordinances that come before them and pass budgets. Part of their role is to guide the city's workers into the direction that best represents and benefits the city they serve...

Southeast athletics inducts 15th HOF class (2/3/17) The Southeast Missouri State University athletic department will induct its 2016 Hall of Fame class in a ceremony tonight at the Show Me Center. The group consists of four former athletes, active supporters of the program and the all-time winningest basketball coach...

Cape Chamber honors members, celebrates milestone (2/2/17) Not only did the Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce celebrate current community members and businesses who have made a difference in the community, but it also marked a major milestone, the 100th anniversary of the chamber's official start, at its annual dinner on Friday...

Local athletes recognized by newspaper, (2/1/17) Much effort goes into becoming a sports standout, so it's exciting to see high school athletes honored for their hard work and dedication to their craft. Recently the Southeast Missourian sports staff selected the high school students who are some of the best in the newspaper's coverage area. The All-Southeast Missourian teams for boys and girls cross country, boys soccer, volleyball and football will be announced over the next few days, as well as the Player of the Year in each of these sports...

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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