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St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Editorials
As of (06/23/2018) at 11:27 PM

Editorial Editorial: Blight's bite takes hold when no one cares about abusive practices

Kevin Horrigan Horrigan: Next month, live from Del Boca Vista, baby!

Editorial Editorial cartoonists take aim at Melania's bizarre fashion choice

Editorial Editorial: Short takes on heroic acts, dumb stunts and questionable fashion accessories

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Ruben Navarrette: Trump's executive order won't fix broken dialogue on immigration

Dana Milbank: Republicans, your 'regular order' is out of order

Horrigan: Next month, live from Del Boca Vista, baby!

E.J. Dionne: The lessons of Trump's retreat

Jonah Goldberg: Reasonable politicians need to take immigration more seriously

Leonard Pitts Jr.: What if God were one of us?

How to sleep at night when families are being separated at the border

Unfair money bail system dehumanizes St. Louis County residents

It's time to revamp our Air Force tankers

White Americans disliked undocumented immigrants long before Trump

In Normandy district, all of our children deserve the best

Voters should get out and hear the candidates

Public defender wait lists in St. Louis County not a solution to Missouri's constitutional crisis


Kansas City Star - Editorials
As of (06/23/2018) at 11:04 PM

Editorials Missourians deserve to know if Greitens administration violated open records laws Gov. Eric Greitens and his staff may have violated open records laws with their use of Confide, a text-message-erasing app. But a Cole County judge's order has put the search for the truth on hold.

Editorials The battle over honoring MLK is getting messy. KC Council should clean this up Kansas City ministers are pursuing a petition drive to rename The Paseo for Martin Luther King Jr. The renaming would cost $160,000 and could bring a legal fight, but the City Council could avoid that mess by making a choice now.

Editorials Why Missouri's Jay Ashcroft is dead wrong about voter fraud and election hacking Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft told Congress Wednesday that voter fraud is an "exponentially greater threat" than election hacking. He's incorrect, and with midterm elections just months away, it's worrisome.

Editorials Jason Kander for KC mayor? Here are the questions he'll need to answer Former Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander is likely to run for Kansas City mayor. Voters will want specific answers before embracing his candidacy.

Editorials Renaming a convention ballroom for former Mayor Kay Barnes is the best we've got? Former Kansas City Mayor Kay Barnes will be honored when the Grand Ballroom at Bartle Hall is renamed for her. But Kansas City could do a lot more to celebrate the woman who led the way on the Sprint Center and transformed downtown.

Editorials This Missouri state employee costs taxpayers $125,000 per year. Gov. Parson should let him go Drew Erdmann is the first chief operating officer in Missouri state history. He should be the last. Erdmann, whose annual salary is $125,000, was appointed COO last year when then-Gov. Eric Greitens created the position.

Editorials Migrant children separated from their parents are in Kansas. Why is it a secret? The Villages, a Kansas nonprofit that has long helped troubled juveniles, has a government contract to house migrant children who have been separated from their parents as a result of the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy.

Editorials Kris Kobach just got schooled. Have Kansas voters had enough of his stunts yet? Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach isn't giving up on his unfair, vote-suppressing law just because a federal judge has found it unconstitutional. He can't, because that's what the Republican gubernatorial candidate is running on.

Editorials Kansas and Missouri Republicans stand up to Trump: Stop separating migrant families Republicans Pat Roberts, Roy Blunt, Jerry Moran and Kevin Yoder are right to say we can't keep tearing children away from their migrant parents. But President Donald Trump is still falsely insisting that this treachery has been forced on him.

Editorials Gov. Mike Parson makes a strong pick for lieutenant governor, but is it legal? Missouri Gov. Mike Parson selected a respected state senator in Mike Kehoe to be the state's lieutenant governor. But questions remain about whether the governor even has the authority to name a second-in-command.

Editorials Missouri is facing an infrastructure emergency, Influencers say. Here's one needed fix Missouri Influencers have said infrastructure repairs should be a top priority in the state. A proposal to increase the gas tax in November is a good start, but more will need to be done to develop a broad-based approach to road repairs.

Editorials KC police suggest fatal shootings were justified. Shouldn't they investigate first? Three people were killed Thursday in two shootings involving Kansas City police. The department appeared to justify the incidents before investigation could even begin, undercutting public confidence in the inquiries that should follow.

Editorials Gov. Mike Parson wants to spend a day in KC. Here's his itinerary Missouri Gov. Mike Parson is showing a willingness to learn about Kansas City's biggest issues, and he says he wants to spend a day in our city. Here's where Parson should go and who he should meet during his visit.

Editorials Politicians are blocking constituents on social media. What are they so afraid of? The idea of an elected official blocking constituents on social media is absurd on its face. Yet former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens and then-Lt. Gov. Mike Parson were doing just that. To his credit, Parson has pledged to give up this bad habit.

Editorials Murders are down in KC this year. Should we feel any safer? For all the attention to every uptick and every drop in violent crime statistics, there is only so much that Kansas City police can do without more cooperation from the community. If Kansas City can change that, we'll all be safer.

Latest News KC's rich African-American history needs to be celebrated year-round People will pour into Kansas City's historic 18th & Vine District this weekend for various events that celebrate the rich history of African Americans in the area. But the commemoration should stretch far beyond jazz, barbecue and baseball.

Editorials Mourning in KC: Area grieves after two Wyandotte County deputies are killed in shooting Two Wyandotte County deputies were shot and killed when a suspect in custody got hold of a gun and started firing. The tragedy is a reminder of the danger facing law enforcement officers.

Editorials A database could help track problem police officers. Why don't KC-area prosecutors have one? Prosecutors in counties across the country maintain a database of rogue police officers who have come under scrutiny for dishonesty and other misdeeds. In the Kansas City metro area, only one of five county prosecutors keeps such a list.

Editorials Will KCI terminal project be on time and on budget? More transparency is needed Work on Kansas City's new airport terminal is already in progress, but delays are already emerging. The City Council should act now to ensure there's sufficient public oversight of the complicated project at KCI.

Editorials Arrowhead Stadium could host a 2026 World Cup match. What's that worth to KC? Kansas City's Arrowhead Stadium is on the short list to host a 2026 World Cup match. Bringing the largest sporting event in the world to town would be a boon, but what will it cost the city to score this goal?


The Springfield News Leader - Editorials
As of (06/23/2018) at 11:28 PM

City manager service an honor and education

MSU can't stay quiet about cryotherapy

Why pronouns matter

Editorials We can enforce law and keep families together We can enforce law and keep families together Even with the best intentions, removing a child from a family is traumatic. There's a better way. Editorials 2 days, 15 hours ago

Readers Bass boat ban? Unfair to make generalizations Bass boat ban? Unfair to make generalizations Public waterways belong to bass fishermen too. Readers 4 days, 13 hours ago

Opinion Relationships exist everywhere in the universe Relationships exist everywhere in the universe I've often wondered in human relationships how to make our outlooks and inclinations converge into something mutually manageable. Opinion 6 days, 9 hours ago

Editorials Suicide on the rise: What can Springfield do? Suicide on the rise: What can Springfield do? In the past 17 years, the rate of suicides in Missouri has increased more than 36 percent, a greater increase than the national average of 25 percent. Editorials 1 week ago

Readers Women pay for partisan attacks on health care Women pay for partisan attacks on health care President Trump has continued to chip away at the needed protections and access the ACA provides hundreds of thousands of Missourians. Readers 1 week ago

Readers Proud to call Springfield home Proud to call Springfield home Mayor's State of the City address shows improvement in Springfield. Readers 1 week ago

Readers We need to respect people's beliefs We need to respect people's beliefs "Tolerance is essential in a free society. And tolerance is most meaningful when it's mutual." Readers 1 week ago

Readers Attacks on Title X hurt family planning care Attacks on Title X hurt family planning care The Trump administration has proposed drastic changes to the federal Title X family planning program. Readers 1 week ago

Readers Politics and the science of medicine Politics and the science of medicine To the Point, Roses and Thorns for June 17. Readers 1 week ago

Readers Deviating from the price multiplication growth Deviating from the price multiplication growth When I attempt to discern if the cost of something is reasonable today, I multiply 1950 prices by ten. Readers 1 week ago

Readers Politics, not legal issues, forced Greitens out Politics, not legal issues, forced Greitens out Of course the Special Prosecutor drops the legal initiative to pursue pending charges after the governor resigns. Readers 1 week ago

Readers Time to ban bass boats from public waterways Time to ban bass boats from public waterways Anglers are reverting to larger and more powerful boats, making tranquil lakes a thing of the past. Readers 5 days, 5 hours ago

Readers Plan early childhood education schools carefully Plan early childhood education schools carefully Citizens of our community will soon have an opportunity to follow the deliberations of  the new Community Task Force on Facilities. Readers 1 week, 3 days ago

Readers 'The Right to Try' will improve medical science 'The Right to Try' will improve medical science "The Right to Try" has become National Law. Readers 1 week, 3 days ago

Contributors Making critical investments in our military Making critical investments in our military One of Congress' main responsibilities is providing for the common defense. Contributors 1 week, 4 days ago

Readers Repent for prejudice and other sins Repent for prejudice and other sins A poem on religion and acceptance. Readers 1 week, 4 days ago

Contributors Kudos to those who helped remove Greitens Kudos to those who helped remove Greitens It's time to move past the drama and work together to improve the quality of life for all Missourians. Contributors 1 week, 5 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 (06/23/2018) at 11:28 PM

Opinion SANDY DAVIDSON: Family heritage adds bittersweet note to immigration crisis The pride my grandmother had in her American Indian heritage did not square with much that I would subsequently learn about treatment of American Indians.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Immigrant children are suffering trauma that will last for years I know firsthand how childhood trauma follows you your whole life. What"s happening to kids on the border is even worse.

DAVID ROSMAN: Right to work is wrong for Missouri The Aug. 7 primaries could have major implications for the future of unions in Missouri.

EDITORIAL: Why Missouri"s Jay Ashcroft is dead wrong about voter fraud and election hacking The Kansas City Star Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft told Congress Wednesday that voter fraud is an "exponentially greater threat" than election hacking. He"s incorrect, and with midterm elections just months away, it"s worrisome.

EDITORIAL: Rescinding separation policy was Trump"s only option amid roiling controversy The St. Louis Post-Dispatch Caving to widespread outrage and political dissent from members of his own party, Donald Trump was forced to end the administration"s "zero tolerance" policy toward illegal immigration.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Right to work is a boon for CEOs at the expense of veterans Steven Fines Workers in right-to-work states earn less, are less safe on the job, and have less job security.

SANDY DAVIDSON: Family heritage adds bittersweet note to immigration crisis SANDY DAVIDSON The pride my grandmother had in her American Indian heritage did not square with much that I would subsequently learn about treatment of American Indians.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Immigrant children are suffering trauma that will last for years Jill Richardson I know firsthand how childhood trauma follows you your whole life. What"s happening to kids on the border is even worse.

EDITORIAL: This Missouri state employee costs taxpayers $125,000 per year The Kansas City Star Drew Erdmann, the first chief operating officer in Missouri state history, whose annual salary is $125,000, was appointed COO last year when then-Gov. Eric Greitens created the position.

EDITORIAL: In the leadership test over family separation, Blunt passes, Hawley fails. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch While Sen. Roy Blunt repudiates the Trump administration"s policy of separating children from their parents at the border, Attorney General Josh Hawley, a GOP Senate candidate, fails to understand the value system that guides most voters.

EDITORIAL: Gov. Mike Parson makes a strong pick for lieutenant governor, but is it legal? The Kansas City Star Missouri Gov. Mike Parson selected Mike Kehoe to be the state"s lieutenant governor , but questions remain about whether the governor even has the authority to name a second-in-command.

DAVID ROSMAN: Right to work is wrong for Missouri David Rosman The Aug. 7 primaries could have major implications for the future of unions in Missouri.

EDITORIAL: Supreme Court gives GOP a green light to continue stifling its competition St. Louis Post-Dispatch Last week the Court ruled 5-4 that states may remove citizens from the voting rolls if they skip some elections and ignore participation notices mailed by election officials.

C.W. DAWSON: This Juneteenth we turn our attention to the southern border C.W. Dawson On Emancipation Day, or Freedom Day, we remember the abolishment of institutional slavery, but this year, the commemoration is painful as we watch the current administration"s abuse of immigrants and their children.

KEN MIDKIFF: MU skirts commitment to conservation with land sale Ken Midkiff MU abandons its principles with sale of controversial Missouri River bluff property in St. Charles county.

EDITORIAL: Why are politicians blocking constituents on social media? The Kansas City Star Former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens and then-Lt. Gov. Mike Parson were blocking people on social media, but to his credit, Parson has pledged to give up this bad habit.

GUEST COMMENTARY: America"s farm workers face poverty, neglect, and now deportation Jim Hightower Up to 70 percent of the people who put food on America"s tables may be undocumented.

EDITORIAL: Tariffs threaten hometown newspapers The St. Joseph News-Press Tariffs price Canadian newsprint suppliers out of the market, putting new pressures on newspapers, imperiling services to local readers and advertisers.

EDITORIAL: Trump tariffs could slash tax-cut benefits for blue-collar workers The Wall Street Journal A 25 percent auto levy will eliminate half of the income gains for millions of Americans.

GUEST COMMENTARY: New European rules may give U.S. internet users true privacy choices for the first time John Rothchild Privacy rules enacted in Europe are affecting companies, their customers, and users, all around the world.


Columbia Daily Tribune - Editorials
As of (06/23/2018) at 11:05 PM

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

The Tribune's View: Dropping of Greitens charges will reverberate

The Tribune's View: A win and a loss in the Greitens saga

Tribune's View: Probe into allegations against Greitens should continue

Tribune's View: Criticism of Beyond Meat goes beyond reason

Hank's View: Columbia College groundbreaking a sign of strength

Tribune's View: For every 10 students that graduated, one did not

Tribune's View: Separating fact from fiction about city's 'Swiss' account

Tribune's View: At Lee school, the renaming war is over

Tribune's View: Housing has the power to humanize

Hank's View: Confide app violates the spirit of the law

Tribune's View: TIF clawback is barely a cat scratch

Tribune's View: How do we pay for improvements to Business Loop 70?

Tribune's View: Special session was the right call

Tribune's View: Columbia police are playing the right game


St. Joseph News-Press - Editorials
As of (06/23/2018) at 11:05 PM

Is this why we developed Mitchell Woods?

Franchise success starts at Western

Safer crosswalks a boost for St. Joe

Pay plan still lacks rationale

Focus on teen risks

Insist on humane care of animals

Release program worth trying

Coach up our future workforce

Tariffs threaten hometown newspapers

Elder abuse: Will you know it when you see it?

District deposits into trust account


The Joplin Globe - Editorials
As of (06/23/2018) at 11:06 PM

Kate Rhoades: The curse of misleading sound bites As our long election season heats up, it is ever more incumbent upon voters to look for the facts and not be influenced by glib sound bites and negative accusations that do not tell voters about the actual credentials, values and goals of each candidate.

John Stryon: The 'advice Shower' and Uncle John's Top 10 lessons for marriage Another of my nieces is planning a wedding. When my wife asked what kind of shower the extended family should give — thinking maybe kitchen gadgets or china — my niece answered: “Advice.”

Geoff Caldwell: From border crisis to blatant lawlessness The images were heartbreaking. Dozens upon dozens of children warehoused behind chain link fencing. Covered in foil blankets with nothing but a thin green mat between their fragile bodies and the cold, hard concrete floor. Artificial daylight from banks upon banks of fluorescent light glarin…

Joan Banks: Taxpayers subsidize drug ads Am I just imagining that more and more slick ads for drugs with alphabet-soup names are punctuating the nightly news? They suggest that their products will give rise to romantic walks on the beach with my husband, fun and games with the great-grandkids, shopping trips with friends and advent…

Our view: Order only first step President Donald Trump took a step back from the brink when he signed a four-page executive order Wednesday as a stopgap measure to halt the crisis at the border that has challenged both our nation and his administration. Now Congress must get to work to actually resolve the underlying issues.

Gina Barreca: Smart people can tell courage from brutality Do you think life would be easier if you were stupider? Or put it this way: If you could take a pill that'd make you uninterruptedly happy, do you think it would automatically make you dumber?

John Kass: Democrats, Trump both weaponize children Raw emotion unleashed makes for potent politics.

Christina Williams: Hoping to see neighbors on Mohaska Trail Dear neighbors of the future Mohaska Trail:

Laura Bush: Separating children 'breaks my heart' On Sunday, a day we as a nation set aside to honor fathers and the bonds of family, I was among the millions of Americans who watched images of children who have been torn from their parents. In the six weeks between April 19 and May 31, the Department of Homeland Security has sent nearly 2,…

Our View: The VA's 'impaired' reaction In Tuesday's edition, we reported that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will conduct a review of more than 30,000 cases as a result of possible misdiagnoses by an “impaired” pathologist that could affect veterans not just in the Fayetteville, Arkansas, area but in all of the Four-State Area.

Your View: Letters to the editor Use your voice and your vote

Our View: Dental school a health priority It was nearly a year ago here in Joplin when people lined the sidewalks outside Missouri Southern State University's Leggett & Platt Athletic Complex. Some of them had camped out and had their bedrolls under their arms.

David M. Shribman: Immigration debate older than U.S. itself Finally, after agonizing procedural wrangling that is only a preface to even more agonizing floor debate, the House in the next several days will take up the immigration issue.

Christine Flowers: Asylum decision hurts women most in need I have seen a woman beaten, and I did nothing to stop it. It is hard, as a teenager, to know your power and to find your voice. Instead of confronting the violence, I hid behind a locked door.

Kevin Wilson: Keep eyes open to friends in need So have you heard the latest from California? There is going to be a proposal on the ballot later this year to split the state into three states. Apparently (in the eyes of many) the state is just too large to manage so it makes sense (to them) to just create three new states.

Taylor Armerding: Imperialist presidents are in the eye of the beholder Politics isn't exactly like sports — which is in some ways a pity — but in one way it's exactly the same. If one team wins, the other team loses. If one guy wins the race or the golf tournament, the others lose.

Robert Reich: The constitutional crisis is now I keep hearing that if President Donald Trump fires special counsel Robert Mueller, we'll face a constitutional crisis.

George Will: Congress suffers arthritic knees from genuflecting to presidential power WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., wonders: “Is there any doubt that America would view a foreign nation firing missiles at targets on American soil as an act of war?”

Our view: A big step for Joplin One of the best things to happen to downtown Joplin — heck, all of that Joplin for that matter — reached the next level on Friday. That's when supporters of the proposed Harry M. Cornell Arts and Entertainment Complex kicked off the the public portion of their capital campaign.

Your view: Letters to the editor Stand up for fathers, families


The Jefferson City News Tribune - Editorials
As of (06/23/2018) at 11:06 PM

Our Opinion: Kehoe a wise choice for lieutenant governor: We commend Gov. Mike Parson for choosing to fill the lieutenant governor's seat quickly and for his choice, Sen. Mike...

Your Opinion: Gun Safety Awareness Day: A mayor's highest duty is promoting the safety and well-being of the citizenry of their community.

Your Opinion: Our leaders' lies: "Make the lie big, keep it simple, keep saying it and eventually they will believe it."

Your Opinion: Clarifying Scholastic's local history: I enjoyed your recent editorial regarding Scholastic, Jefferson City's largest nongovernmental employer. However, the facts were a bit misleading.

Our Opinion: Steady as she goes: Local girl is best high school archer in the world.: When a News Tribune reporter went to Osage Bend earlier this week to interview a group of volunteer quilters for...

Your Opinion: Carbon fee won't help climate: Mr. Lester's LTE was interesting if not a bit misleading.

Our Opinion: Honoring our 'First Lady of Patriotism': On Thursday, Jefferson City honored the late Lorraine Adkins with a monument fitting for our city's "First Lady of Patriotism."

Your Opinion: Guns come with a price: The Second Amendment and millions of guns have a price.

Your Opinion: Tribune downplayed historic agreement: I call your readers attention to a 6/12/18 "The Times" article by Oliver Moody: "Dumb and dumber: why we're getting...

Your Opinion: Trump full of lies: Without a doubt, this president is the lying-est president ever.

Our Opinion: Motivating men to good health: Since 1994, June has been designated as Men's Health Month.

Your Opinion: What did we accomplish with Korea summit?: Let's see what's happened.

Our Opinion: New Fire Station No. 2: For all of us: On the first floor of The Smithsonian in Washington, D.C., is a hand-pumped fire truck (basically a modified wagon) that...

Your Opinion: Make Kehoe lieutenant governor: Do make Sen. Mike Kehoe the lieutenant governor of Missouri.

Your Opinion: Reducing atmospheric carbon: Over 1,000 members of Citizens Climate Lobby convened in our national capitol in early June to meet with their respective...

Your Opinion: Sanity for America?: While reading the commentary, first published by The San Diego Union-Tribune, regarding comments made by the Starbucks executive, I was...

Our Opinion: State correct in not paying for Greitens' legal mess: The state's Office of Administration made the right call in declining to pay legal bills racked up by former Gov....

Your Opinion: Great new jobs report: What a great May jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Perspective: A history of the "Missouri Navy": I'm shirking my duty this month. I wanted to write about Russellville, but I ran out of time.

Your Opinion: Moving forward by erasing the past: What causes my hackles to stand up is that amid the growing push to eradicate Confederate memorials and monuments from...


The Southeast Missourian - Editorials
As of (06/23/2018) at 11:06 PM

Historic plane on display at Cape airport (6/22/18) You still have a few days left to check out the historic "Maid in the Shade" B-25J Mitchell Bomber at the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport. Photographer Ben Matthews had a great time capturing some images of two World War II veterans from the Veterans Home taking a ride in the plane that made a name for itself during World War II. Go to semissourian.com to check out his photo gallery; it'll warm your heart. We will republish several of his images in Sunday's Good Times section as well...

Overbey served port well; retires this month (6/21/18) Dan Overbey has been talking about retirement for a number of years now. It's finally going to stick. Overbey has been the executive director of the Southeast Missouri Regional Port for the last quarter century. And he's finally walking away. June 30 will be his final day...

Neal Boyd blessed us all with his God-given talent (6/19/18) Neal Boyd lived an amazing life, an amazing life filled with challenges and obstacles. We will remember him for many moments, the biggest of which is winning the "America's Got Talent" competition in 2008. But we will remember him for many smaller moments as well...

Deadlines approaching for Spirit of America nomination (6/18/18) Thursday is the last day to submit a nomination for the Southeast Missourian Spirit of America Award. The award recognizes an individual who serves his or her community while standing for the values that embody the American spirit. The Spirit of America Award includes a $1,000 cash prize to the nominating organization of the recipient...

Hats off to area local valedictorians' impressive performances (6/15/18) High school graduations have come and gone, but we're still having a good time learning about our area valedictorians. For the past couple of weeks the newspaper has profiled and photographed several of the area's brightest students. We enjoy learning about their favorite moments and future plans. When asked where they see themselves in 10 years, some have said a doctor or a veterinarian. When answering her survey, Morgan Kluge of Central High School simply said "In debt."...

Who's your Newsmaker? It's time to nominate (6/14/18) Since 2014, the Southeast Missourian, in coordination with our business publication, now called B Magazine, has recognized area Newsmakers. We profile a number of movers, shakers, do-gooders and local people of interest, and honor them with a plaque at a casual ceremony at First Midwest Bank...

Write it down: Leslie to inspire on July 14 (6/12/18) One of our favorite aspects of the Semoball Awards show, now in its fifth year, is connecting a speaker with the audience of local high school athletes. The show is dedicated to the area's best athletes, who all are up for consideration for several different categories, including male and female athletes of the year as well as the best in several different sports...

Body cameras a positive step for Cape police (6/11/18) The Cape Girardeau Police Department will roll out body-worn cameras in full effect this summer. The department has been testing the devices for some time, and all the patrol and traffic officers will wear the cameras beginning in August, if all goes as planned...

Local schools represent Southeast Missouri well at state tournament (6/8/18) Southeast Missouri was well represented at the state Final Four last week. Oran's baseball team and St. Vincent's girls soccer teams both took home state titles. Oran beat St. Elisabeth 4-1, making the fifth time in the last six season that a team from District 2 has taken the state crown, according to a story by Phillip Suitts. Before this season, Bell City had won the title three years in a row...

Get your kids involved in summer reading programs (6/7/18) Parents and caretakers of children face challenges during the summer, especially as it gets too hot to play outside. Many parents would rather their children take a break from video games and devices. Consider your local library as a source to engage your young ones' minds and keeping their reading skills sharp during the summer...

Cape Municipal Band begins its regular concerts (6/5/18) Following a special Memorial Day concert, the Cape Municipal Band gets in full swing with its first regular concert of the summer. The band will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Dan Cotner Amphitheater at Capaha Park. "We'll give essentially 10 concerts," Jerry Ford recently told Southeast Missourian reporter Josh Hartwig. "The city also has the big Fourth of July celebration; we also play there."...

Local student lands fourth in international competition (6/4/18) Jade Samanta made science spicy. The Saxony Lutheran High School senior took fourth place in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, after advancing out of the fair in Cape Girardeau. He was one of more than 1,700 students from 80 countries who competed in the fair...

Greitens did right thing; time for Mo. to move on (6/1/18) Eric Greitens had a rough start to his governership, and it only got worse. Actually, his troubles began long before he beat Chris Koster for Missouri's top government executive. Greitens began his leadership with a combative and secretive style, feuding publicly with fellow Republicans, even when he had majorities in both parties. Greitens had everything he needed to move forward with a conservative agenda...

Summer activities abound thanks to local parks (5/31/18) It's late spring, which means our local parks are busy. Kiddos and teens are acxtive with summer leagues and camps. But even if you or your child missed a deadline for leagues going on now, there are still many opportunities out there to get active this summer...

Alma Schrader principal leaves legacy, pursues church ministry (5/29/18) As the last day of school rolled off the calendar, students said goodbye to a lifelong educator. Ruth Ann Orr retired after 35 years in public education, and 16 years as principal of Alma Schrader Elementary School. Orr, whose official date of retirement is June 30, began her teaching career at Alma Schrader Elementary School as a teaching assistant for sixth grade in 1982, and her career took her into "almost all the schools in the district" before settling in at Alma Schrader. ...

Memorial Day weekend a time to honor fallen military members (5/25/18) The upcoming weekend will offer plenty of opportunities to recognize our country's military men who have given their lives. Several of those events, including Saturday's "Carry the Load" walk and more traditional ceremonies in Cape Girardeau, Jackson, Chaffee and elsewhere, can be found in our TGIF section in today's newspaper or on our online calendar, semoevents.com...

SALT to honor fallen law enforcement officers (5/24/18) A local pro-law enforcement group called Seniors and Lawmen Together (S.A.L.T.) will gather today at 6 p.m. to honor the 49 men who have lost their lives in local public police service since 1875. The ceremony will take place at Cape Bible Chapel at 2911 Kage Road...

Entrepreneurship program a good addition at Central High School (5/22/18) Our educational system cannot be all things to all people. Over the years, there have been obvious gaps in education. For instance, students were learning the quadratic equations, but not how to count back change. They were learning iambic pentameter, but not how to manage the flow of personal finances...

Restoration of autism funding a smart decision by Missouri lawmakers (5/21/18) It has been a difficult year for the Tailor Institute, but there appears to be light on the horizon. Several other autism service providers also are breathing a little easier. The Missouri Legislature, according to a report by Mark Bliss, has restored funding for autism services as part of the fiscal 2019 budget approved last week. ...

Drug Court plays vital role in many lives (5/18/18) For those struggling with addiction and recovery issues, there are countless stories that offer hope. Ten graduates of the local Drug Court added their names to the list of people who have changed their lives and are working to overcome addiction. As reported by Marybeth Niederkorn, administrator Sheila Sauer said the 32nd Judicial District is fortunate to have the drug court program, which serves as an alternative to jail time for people charged with drug- or alcohol-related offenses...


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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