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St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Editorials
As of (03/30/2017) at 07:14 PM

Editorial: GOP privacy hawks in Congress curiously gut internet privacy rules

Robberson: When the millionaire cash addicts plead for money on Tuesday, just say no

Editorial: Social change and economic disappointment create an epidemic of 'deaths by despair'

Community colleges play a crucial role in regional economic development

Why we should shift our focus to implicit biases to limit police brutality

A simple step to fight opioid addiction

Regulatory 'reforms' could be a real killer

Dana Miilbank Dana Milbank: This is what you get, Mr. Speaker

Eugene Robinson Eugene Robinson: Trump could learn plenty from his mistakes — if only he acknowledged them

Kathleen Parker Kathleen Parker: Governing by ultimatum

Dana Miilbank Dana Milbank: Plutocracy doesn't come cheap

Michael Gerson Michael Gerson: The lies that bind

$11 minimum wage threatens 1,000 St. Louis jobs, economists say

Washington U. professor's vaccine startup lands $500,000 from Japanese firm

11 St. Louis firms seek funding at InvestMidwest

Missouri Capitol renovations hit roadblock

Missouri and Illinois remain laggards in income growth

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Kansas City Star - Editorials
As of (03/30/2017) at 07:15 PM

Editorials Editorial: Claire McCaskill right to plunge ahead with opioid probe Missouri Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill has ruffled feathers in the U.S. Senate with her go-it-alone approach in investigating opioid manufacturers, but drugmakers have questions to answer.

Editorials Editorial: Brownback’s Medicaid veto demands an override Gov. Sam Brownback's stated reasons for single-handedly denying 150,000 Kansans access to health care are simply not serious. Now voters have the weekend to let their representatives know how they feel about it.

Editorials Editorial: Congress shouldn’t give up on health care Congress and President Donald Trump spent just 17 days on a major issue that deserves far more time and the involvement of Democrats. They need to try again on health care reform.

Editorials Editorial: Marijuana proposal a bad solution to a nonproblem Question 5 on the April ballot would reduce penalties for minor pot possession and use in Kansas City. The proposal is fraught with unanswered questions and unintended consequences, and voters should reject it.

Opinion Discuss Kansas City’s GO bond on Facebook Live with The Star’s editorial board Do we need the improvements? Can we afford the cost? Are there any other ways? We'll debate those issues and take your questions, too. It's on The Star's Facebook page, at 4 p.m.

Editorials Editorial: Please, Gov. Brownback — sign the Medicaid expansion bill The Kansas Legislature has voted to expand Medicaid to more than 140,000 residents. Gov. Sam Brownback has threatened to veto the bill, but he should reconsider.

Editorials Editorial: Missouri must act on drug monitoring A Missouri state senator now grasps that he's fighting a losing battle against a much-needed prescription drug monitoring program. Sen. Rob Schaaf, a St. Joseph Republican, finally says he is willing to compromise.

Editorials Editorial: How Gov. Eric Greitens and other politicians avoid hard questions Voters should demand that public servants answer difficult questions. But too often, many only require this of officials in the other party, and they give their own team a pass. When that changes, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens and the rest will stop trying to get around the public they serve.

Editorials Editorial: Needed amusement park ride regulation advancing in Kansas We remain concerned about oversight of amusement ride design. Rides might be maintained and operated correctly, yet still be dangerous because of how they were constructed.

Editorials Editorial: Vote ‘yes’ on East Side sales tax for urban renewal Kansas City voters should vote yes on Question 4, the one-eighth-cent sales tax for urban renewal projects on the city's East Side.

Editorials Editorial: Vote ‘yes’ on bond isssue for a better Kansas City The proposed $800 million bond issue has flaws but is worth your support on April 4 to bolster essential infrastructure.

Editorials Editorial: Darryl Forté’s resignation payout a stain on the city he serves News that outgoing Kansas City Police Chief Darryl Forté is eligible for a $500,000 resignation payout should worry every resident. The Board of Police Commissioners should make sure the money was earned — and make sure this doesn't happen again.

Editorials Editorial: Star Brights, celebrating the positive people and events around us We like to think Kansas City is a lay-up when it comes to college hoops. We've got the NAIA headquarters and tourney.

Editorials Editorial: Congratulations, Republicans. This health care defeat is really a win. Had the bill passed, Republicans would have lost both politically and in human terms as the bill devastated many of the very voters who believed President Donald Trump's campaign promise that “everybody's going to be taken care of much better than they're taken care of now.”

Editorials Editorial: Dear Mr. President, your invitation to Kansas City awaits Kansas City is the site of the April 6 centennial observance of the declaration of WW I. President Donald Trump has not indicated yet if he will attend the events, to be hosted by the National World War I Museum and Memorial.

Editorials Editorial: New finance formula is a first step for Kansas schools A new Kansas school finance formula is getting lukewarm reviews. Work needs to be done on the plan, but lawmakers must keep their eyes on the bigger picture too, or outcomes in poorer districts won't improve.

Editorials Editorial: We can’t walk away from a world in crisis There's no serious debate about the fact that terror and instability are inextricably linked. But President Donald Trump's budget aims to make our country safer by slashing such “soft power” staples as diplomacy and foreign aid — cuts that will prove counterproductive in the midst of a humanitarian crisis.

Editorials Editorial: Police Chief Darryl Forté leaves with a record of success and more work to do Kansas City Police Chief Darryl Forté will be remembered as the city's first African-American chief. But he distinguished himself in many other ways, providing a shot of adrenaline to a police department too often wrapped in tradition and habit.

Editorials Editorial: Kansas range wildfires require national response Western Kansas will seek federal help for ranches and farms wiped out by recent wildfires. Their representatives should remember another time when they voted against help for East Coast cities ravaged by a storm.

Editorials Editorial: Tolls? Gas tax? Let’s at least have a chat about funding Missouri highways As the 2017 legislative session stumbles forward, Missouri lawmakers aren't willing to even have a conversation about how to fund the state's road program. Instead, we get mostly crickets from Gov. Eric Greitens and legislators about one of the most pressing issues facing the state.


The Springfield News Leader - Editorials
As of (03/30/2017) at 07:15 PM

Local star has earned NFL chance

We all use `handouts'

Immigrants improve the US and our lives

Opinion China should stop playing games with U.S. China should stop playing games with U.S. China should stop playing games with U.S. Opinion 1 day, 19 hours ago

Opinion Shopping locally improves the entire community Shopping locally improves the entire community Shopping locally improves the entire community Opinion 1 day, 19 hours ago

Editorials Training program vital to workforce Training program vital to workforce Training program vital to workforce Editorials 2 days, 2 hours ago

Opinion Play important for child development Play important for child development Play important for child development Opinion 2 days, 18 hours ago

Opinion Bits & Pieces: Thanks for breakfast Bits & Pieces: Thanks for breakfast Bits & Pieces: Thanks for breakfast Opinion 2 days, 18 hours ago

Editorials Trump's new health care opportunity Trump's new health care opportunity Trump's new health care opportunity Editorials 2 days, 18 hours ago

Opinion Death penalty isn't about politics Death penalty isn't about politics The death penalty was never a liberal vs. conservative issue. Here's a sample of what some prominent conservatives are saying. Opinion 3 days, 22 hours ago

Opinion Police union supports Fulnecky Police union supports Fulnecky The Springfield Police Officers Association supports Kristi Fulnecky for Mayor because we want something more than the status quo – and you should as well. Opinion 3 days, 22 hours ago

Opinion Superstitions help people cope with randomness Superstitions help people cope with randomness Superstitions help people cope with randomness Opinion 3 days, 22 hours ago

Opinion Reality needed in financial priorities Reality needed in financial priorities Reality needed in financial priorities Opinion 4 days, 1 hour ago

Readers Support school bond proposal for our children and their future Support school bond proposal for our children and their future The instructional environment is a key component of the student experience and therefore, student success Readers 4 days, 19 hours ago

Readers Springfield school district's plan is well thought out Springfield school district's plan is well thought out Students of the 21st century have more complex needs than those who grew up years ago. School buildings should reflect this. Readers 4 days, 19 hours ago

Readers Strong schools help us all; vote yes on SPS bond Strong schools help us all; vote yes on SPS bond Great schools positively impact the whole community. Readers 4 days, 19 hours ago

Readers Ken McClure is the mayor we need Ken McClure is the mayor we need His goals are to bring in more and better jobs, create a safer community, and to make Springfield a place that young professionals want to come to. Readers 4 days, 19 hours ago

Readers Proposition SPS: The day after Proposition SPS: The day after Should bond issue pass, the dialogue which ensues should be informed by a broadly shared understanding of “equity.” Readers 4 days, 19 hours ago

Readers Vote yes on Willard school bond issue Vote yes on Willard school bond issue The upkeep of the basic infrastructure is needed at this point Readers 4 days, 19 hours ago

Readers On Ozark transportation sales tax, consider this On Ozark transportation sales tax, consider this There's a distinct smell in the air around Ozark right now. Readers 4 days, 19 hours ago


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

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

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


The Columbia Missourian - Editorials
As of (03/30/2017) at 07:16 PM

Opinion GEORGE KENNEDY: Local elections coming to a head Here are my choices for the local elections Tuesday. Who will you be voting for?

DAVID ROSMAN: Local elections give residents a chance to be heard The April 4 elections will give Columbia residents a chance to have a say in how our community is governed going forward.

STEVE SPELLMAN: Politicians need to challenge status quo of schools, hospitals alike We must open a dialogue on how to modernize public hospitals and school.

GEORGE KENNEDY: Local elections coming to a head George Kennedy Here are my choices for the local elections Tuesday. Who will you be voting for?

GUEST COMMENTARY: Trump must tackle jobs and wages next Byron York Trump"s health care failure will hang over him until he passes successful economic legislation.

EDITORIAL: Missouri needs to expand access to advanced courses St. Louis Post-Dispatch Advanced courses in high school education means a more prepared workforce.

DAVID ROSMAN: Local elections give residents a chance to be heard David Rosman The April 4 elections will give Columbia residents a chance to have a say in how our community is governed going forward.

STEVE SPELLMAN: Politicians need to challenge status quo of schools, hospitals alike Steve Spellman We must open a dialogue on how to modernize public hospitals and school.

EDITORIAL: How Greitens and other politicians avoid hard questions The Kansas City Star Many citizens demand transparency from one party — and give their own a pass.

EDITORIAL: Health care defeat a win for Republicans The Kansas City Star The consequences that would have come about from passing the Republicans" health care bill would have severely damaged the party.

C.W. DAWSON JR: Society lacking civility C.W. Dawson Jr. The first step to solving many societal problems may be by just starting to act civilly toward each other.

KEN MIDKIFF: No sunshine in city hall Ken Midkiff Exorbitant fees are used to keep public records away from the people.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Heroin far more dangerous than marijuana Jill Richardson Attorney General Jeff Sessions" claim that marijuana is as bad as heroin is incredibly wrong.

GUEST COMMENTARY: The path to healthcare reform Aaron Hedlund In order to succeed, Republicans must drastically remove themselves from the last eight years of health care reform.

GUEST COMMENTARY: The system is working Steve and Cokie Roberts President Trump is learning about check and balances the hard way.

GEORGE KENNEDY: Determination to turn trends around shines through George Kennedy President Mun Choi and Coach Cuonzo Martin were welcomed with very different atmospheres at their respective arrivals. Both, however, delivered speeches that echoed the same kind of promises and sentiments.


Columbia Daily Tribune - Editorials
As of (03/30/2017) at 07:17 PM

The April 4 election for Boone Hospital trustees

The challenge of representing the First Ward

A good race in the Fifth Ward

After Trumpcare what's next?

President Choi, telling it like it is The other day, University of Missouri System President Mun Choi told the Columbia Chamber of…

City road work begins Monday This week we published a map showing locations all over town slated for street repaving. It …

Does reallocation make sense for UM? As an abstract tenet of good organizational management, constant evaluation and occasional r…

Meanwhile … Back in Washington, D.C., Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch told the Senate that, if confir…

Here comes Cuonzo Martin Missouri fans are all atwitter about the arrival of our next Tigers head basketball coach.

D&H Drugstore 1001 W Broadway, Columbia, MO 65203 573-777-7333 Good Health is Just Around the Corner

Trump budget cuts will harm students, national security

GOP health plan `pulls the rug out' from under regular folks

What did Christians who voted for Trump expect?

Republican budget moves put the burden on seniors

Trib Talk `friends' should wake up to new reality

The April 4 election for Boone Hospital trustees

The challenge of representing the First Ward

A good race in the Fifth Ward

After Trumpcare what's next?

President Choi, telling it like it is


St. Joseph News-Press - Editorials
As of (03/30/2017) at 07:17 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.

Drug seizures put I-29 in law officers' sights

Funding for Guard is earned reward

Judge selection due fresh review

Be alert in storm season

Extremists overplay their hand

Bearcats reach for title

Missouri depends on farm economy

Do you value water?

Economy in new territory

Livestock Exchange gets needed lifeline just in nick of time


The Joplin Globe - Editorials
As of (03/30/2017) at 07:18 PM

Our View: Improved safe room plan The new plan for using Joplin School District community safe rooms has yet to be tested — as of this writing.

Doug Brooks: Blunt right to be concerned about education Now that the Republicans have failed to get rid of former President Barack Obama's health care law, “Obamacare,” we should be turning our attention to another cause celebre of the Trump administration, the public funding of private education.

Your View: Letters to the editor A foundation for the future

Our View: Pooch passes The small group of dog owners who use the dog park at Parr Hill Park like the rules, regulations and the almost exclusivity of the members-only, leash-free playground.

Your view: Letter to the editor I am in complete agreement with the Globe's editorial (“Confirm Gorsuch,” March 24) regarding the Democrats' in-your-face admission that they will not vote to seat Judge Neil Gorsuch.

Our view: Answer within a question One of the best answers to a problem facing the Joplin School District came in the form of a question Thursday night during a school board candidate forum.

Your views: Letters to the editor Justice for all?

Taylor Armerding: Democrats demand justice who will tip the scales Congressional hearings on Supreme Court nominations are generally much more theater than substance.

Your View: Letters to editor Explain this

Susan Flader: Stop hobbling Missouri's state parks Only months after Missourians gave a resounding 80 percent “yes” vote to renewal of the Parks, Soil and Water Sales Tax with majorities in every county in the state — and during the centennial year of our award-winning state park system — some legislators are still trying to hobble park managers.

Geoff Caldwell: The week shows that 'if' is a mighty big word The week started off with FBI Director James Comey coughing up fur balls of nothingness to the House Intelligence Committee.

Phill Brooks: Republicans send up bonanza of pro-business bills Missouri's Legislature returns from its spring break with the theme for this year's General Assembly already set: taking care of business.

Our View: Confirm Gorsuch We knew this would happen. Still even as it unfolds, it has all the appearance of political pettiness. But what doesn't these days?

Our View: We would miss them Most of our children, grandchildren and even great-grandchildren grew up with “Sesame Street.” We felt like royalty while we watched “Downton Abbey” season after season, and if you are the owner of an older home, you are sure to tune into “This Old House.”

Your View: Letters to the editor Learning about Missouri

Our View: A friend indeed You've heard the saying “a friend in need is a friend indeed.” Dictionary explanations make the phrase even more relevant: A friend who helps out when we are in trouble is a true friend — unlike others who disappear when trouble arises.

Your View: Letters to the editor Health care for everyone

Taylor Armerding: Extra daylight worth a little stress Every year about this time I think about offering an amendment to one of my favorite Bob Dylan songs: “Everything is Broken.”

Ron Calzone: Full effect of Real ID a non-event Chicken Little types are worried the sky will fall — or rather, they won't be allowed to fly through the sky — unless Missouri reverses a 2009 law that was designed to protect their personal information. There is not much to worry about, as we will see below.

Marj Boudreaux: Listening right and reading right Gleefully, 9-year-old Lilly opens the belated birthday card as she's lying in bed. A $20 bill falls out, and she screams, “I'm rich. I'm rich.”


The Jefferson City News Tribune - Editorials
As of (03/30/2017) at 07:18 PM

Community voices on the JCPS ballot issues: The News Tribune inbox has been overflowing with community members' voicing their opinions about the Jefferson City Public Schools April...

Our Opinion: New law puts A+ Scholarship Program on equal footing: State legislation enacted last year to expand the A+ Scholarship Program is already starting to benefit local students.

Your Opinion: Hospital leaders support two high schools: As leaders for Jefferson City's hospital systems, we wholeheartedly support an additional high school.

Your Opinion: Supporting J & C: Jefferson City is a beautiful small town that I am proud to call home.

Your Opinion: Revisit school boundaries: According to the current divisions for elementary schools to send to middle schools, and for over 20 years now, Thorpe...

Your Opinion: J & C: Addressing needs of community: Yesterday I attended a public forum about the upcoming vote on Propositions J and C. Dr. Larry Linthacum, JCPS superintendent,...

Your Opinion: Our kids deserve better: Thirty-five years ago, at the young age of 21, I began my teaching career with Jefferson City Public Schools. During...

Your Opinion: Unneeded welfare: Hooray for the Freedom Caucus and Sen. Rand Paul, for the defeat of Obamacare Lite.

Our Opinion: Hands on the wheel, eyes on the road: Driver inattention was the No. 1 cause of work-zone crashes last year.

Your Opinion: Advantages for children inspire J & C support: My husband and I were blessed to grow up in two of Missouri's best school districts. Throughout our lives we...

Your Opinion: Year-round April Fools' Day: This coming April Fools' Day can remind us that the meat, egg, and dairy industries have been playing us for...

Your Opinion: Better health plan needed: I breathed a big sigh of relief when President Trump's healthcare bill was pulled due to lack of support.

Your Opinion: Yes on J & C: I am soon to be a retired educator, spending my entire career with Jefferson City Public Schools as a teacher,...

Your Opinion: Supporting schools' proposition: I am a retired school teacher that worked at the high school. I voted "no" on the past bond issue...

Your Opinion: No on school proposal: The city leaders have failed the kids and the community.

Your Opinion: Don't understand proposition opposition: I moved to Jefferson City 20 years ago because I had never seen a community that people loved so much...

Your Opinion: Abortion stance clarified: I don't condone abortion per se.

Our Opinion: Food, folks & fun? Head to a fish fry: If you're really looking for a combination of food, folks and fun, head to one of Jefferson City's area fish...

Your Opinion: No on JCPS bond proposals: What is it about a budget that people don't understand?

Your Opinion: Support school tax proposals: I am writing this letter to add my support to the J and C school tax proposals.


The Southeast Missourian - Editorials
As of (03/30/2017) at 07:18 PM

SEMO staying on top of job trends (3/30/17) We've written a lot lately about some of Southeast Missouri State University's successes. A theme is emerging that the local university is staying relevant when it comes to technology. We published a story recently that the university's cybersecurity team won a state contest; the university's drone program is starting to take shape; and more recently we found that the polytech program is producing technical engineers that are in high demand by area employers...

April election features important local contests (3/29/17) When it comes to small, local elections, we're always reminded of the famous quote by Theodore Roosevelt: "It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. ...

Local presentations highlight area's history (3/28/17) We live in an area teeming with history. Even as we progress, we are always aware of what is behind us and how it shapes our community and culture overall. Recently, several events drew attention to history, and more are coming. On Thursday, Dr. Annessa Stagner, dean of academic services at Lamar Community College in Lamar, Colorado, will give a lecture in the University Center Ballroom at Southeast Missouri State University. ...

Recycle those old shoes; they could save a life (3/27/17) Soles4Souls on Campus began its annual shoe collection fundraiser for people in poverty last week and will continue until April 3. Modeled after the national Soles4Souls, which started in 2006, the Southeast Missouri State University offshoot began its campus campaign in 2011 and this year has set the goal at 10 thousand pairs of shoes...

Landline tax revenue won't sustain 911 services (3/26/17) The dwindling demand for landline phones have dialed up problems for 911 programs all across Missouri. Tax revenue tied to landline bills are drying up, and it has been falling for a number of years. Fewer people see a need to pay for a regular phone bill, when cellphones can do the job. ...

Tornado victim passes history on to neighbors, friends (3/24/17) When a tornado struck Perryville, it took a life and destroyed dozens of homes. Unfortunately, it took some history with it as well. The Feb. 28 twister took out Kevin Schemel's house that was built around an 1886 log cabin. "I hate to see her go, because she saved my life and my wife's life," Kevin Schemel said...

SEMO students excel at the state level (3/23/17) Another Southeast Missouri State team has brought home the hardware in a simulation competition. In recent weeks, the university's cybersecurity team won another state title. More recently, four members of the Southeast Missouri State University MBA Case team won the Show-Me MBA Case Competition, beating two teams from Washington University and three teams from Mizzou. Southeast took home a $5,000 prize...

Something to build on: Lego club unites students (3/22/17) Students at North Elementary in Fruitland are finding the building blocks of learning and leadership quite literally. Fourth-grader Ainsley McClard has been leading classmates in the school's Lego Mindstorm program, a before-school introductory robotics program with Legos, according to reporting by the Southeast Missourian's Ben Kleine...

Saint Francis CEO to retire after successful tenure (3/21/17) Steven C. Bjelich, president and CEO of Saint Francis Healthcare System, will retire Sept. 1, after nearly 19 years. Set to replace Bjelich, pending approval from the Most Rev. Edward Matthew Rice, bishop of the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau, is Saint Francis' executive vice president and chief operating officer Maryann Reese...

Oran boys win first state basketball title (3/20/17) The NCAA is not the only place where March Madness is in full swing. This is the time of year that teams have one shot to advance or go home -- for good. Anything can happen. Just ask the Oran Eagles boys' basketball team, which defeated the Crane Pirates 70-63 on March 11 to win their first state championship...

Donations of time, money help Perryville (3/19/17) The worst of nature always seems to bring out the best in people. In the wake of the Perryville tornado, neighbors near and far donated their time and opened their wallets for the victims who lost their homes and possessions. The United Way of Southeast Missouri raised nearly $50,000 in the week following the tornado that destroyed dozens of homes and damaged so many more...

Locals raise money for children's cancer research (3/17/17) There were lots of smiles and laughter when nine people had their heads shaved earlier this month. The head-shaving event, organized by Andrea Allstun, raised money for the St. Baldrick's Foundation, which funds children's cancer research. Allstun, who'd shaved her head in 2015 for the cause, was contacted by Jennifer Singleton, whose daughter Sarah is a childhood-cancer survivor. The pair hope it becomes an annual event...

Nursing home, students, animals thrive together (3/16/17) Furry friends and people young and old are benefiting from their interactions thanks to two Cape Girardeau programs. Students from Prodigy Leadership Academy travel weekly to the Humane Society of Southeast Missouri to read to the dogs and cats waiting for adoption...

Meyer, McDougall made large impact on Southeast Mo. (3/15/17) Last week, two men who made a big difference in Southeast Missouri passed away. Thomas L. Meyer, 98, died of natural causes on March 6, and Gerald McDougall, 71, died March 5 "while comfortably watching CNN and waiting to meet a dear friend for dinner. He passed so peacefully, we are certain it was from natural causes and not from the reporting of the current political climate," according to his obituary...

Lt. Hovis retires after 30 years with Cape PD (3/14/17) Lt. Barry Hovis is hanging up his handcuffs after more than 30 years with the Cape Girardeau Police Department. During his tenure, he served in many capacities, and on March 3, the community celebrated a career that began in 1986. According to a Southeast Missourian article, Hovis attributes becoming an officer to his affinity for "working with people." He had plenty of opportunities to do that, having been a patrol officer, CPD's first school-resource officer, a sergeant and a lieutenant. ...

Friends of Saint Francis gala exceeds goal (3/13/17) The Friends of Saint Francis are committed to caring for cancer and cardiac patients and have found a way to make it fun, thanks to the help of people like you. March 4 was the second consecutive Friends of Saint Francis Gala, and, again, it was a success...

Cape Girardeau ward meetings completed (3/12/17) The city has completed a round of six public meetings seeking input from residents. Each meeting was held in each of the wards, so people from all parts of the city could voice their concerns and thoughts about moving the city forward. City officials held the meetings as a way to adjust its 5-year-old strategic plan...

Southeast's cyber defense team excels (3/10/17) For the fifth consecutive year the Southeast Missouri State University Cyber Defense team won its competition against other competitors within the state, recently besting 11 other Missouri schools. Southeast's cyber defense team also will advance to regional competition for the fifth year...

David Eckstein to speak at Semoball Awards (3/9/17) St. Louis Cardinals fans in the area likely remember the three years that David Eckstein spent with their favorite team. How could you forget the shortstop known for his scrappiness or his stellar performance in the 2006 World Series that led to him being named World Series MVP?...

'Life Without' video showing, panel tonight (3/8/17) Tonight, Southeast Missouri State University will host a video showing of the Southeast Missourian's "Life Without" series and a panel discussion on the questionable conviction of Sikeston native David Robinson. Robinson is serving a life sentence for the murder of Sheila Box in 2000. ...


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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