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St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Editorials
As of (10/19/2018) at 01:46 PM

Editorial In the cartoons: Saudi mopping-up operations

Editorial Editorial: Republican worship of tax cuts has again been debunked by deficit numbers

Editorial Editorial: Partial smoking bans in St. Louis and St. Charles counties are better than nothing

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Robberson: Read Saudi newspapers if you want to know what they're trying to hide

Jonah Goldberg: Complaints that the Senate is undemocratic ring hollow

Leonard Pitts Jr.: Young people, the GOP is scared of you

Dana Milbank: Canned crab? Elizabeth Warren is unfit to lead.

Michael Gerson: A vacuum of American leadership is filled by cruelty without consequence

Eugene Robinson: Trump's relentless lying threatens our democracy

Kathleen Parker: Cocktails in the Kanye-Trump asylum

Jamal Khashoggi: What the Arab world needs most is free expression

Who's responsible for Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court? 4 million voters who stayed home in 2016

Government in St. Louis region needs to be completely remade

High stakes: Voters face three medical marijuana proposals

Missouri voters should ignore the noise and focus on pocketbook issues

Missourians need health care, not political games

Kansas City Star - Editorials
As of (10/19/2018) at 01:46 PM

Editorials Surprise: Measure to rename The Paseo for MLK was quietly slipped into East Side plan The Kansas City Council is poised to vote on an economic development plan for distressed East Side neighborhoods that also includes a provision that would rename The Paseo in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.

Editorials Delayed release of test scores makes KC Superintendent Mark Bedell’s job even tougher Superintendent Mark Bedell is facing a challenge as he seeks to regain full accreditation for Kansas City Public Schools. Now, a delay in the release of test scores will make Bedell's job even more difficult.

Opinion Voters, take notice: Kris Kobach failed at the basics of being secretary of state A news report says the Kansas secretary of state's office lacks required certification papers for some voting machines. It's more evidence that Kris Kobach can't handle basic administrative tasks.

Editorials City Hall lets KC’s American Jazz Museum languish with no permanent director or board The American Jazz Museum in Kansas City spent much of the year in turmoil. It still lacks a permanent director and board of directors, and Mayor Sly James should address the problem as soon as possible.

Editorials 12 KC public schools students have been killed or shot this year. Where’s the outrage? Five former Kansas City Public Schools students or recent graduates have been shot and killed in 2018. All were minorities. At least seven other current students have been injured by gunfire since August.

Editorials KC voters keep raising their own taxes. When will enough be enough? In November, Kansas City voters will consider two tax increases — a property tax bump for libraries and a higher gas tax for Missouri. The city's overall tax burden is already one of the highest in the country.

Editorials How surprised could Josh Hawley be by pastor’s comments comparing gays and Nazis? Josh Hawley, the Republican who is challenging Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill, abruptly canceled a planned appearance with Pastor David Barton, who has compared Nazis and “that homosexual lifestyle.”

Editorials Kobach, Kelly each say the other is lying aboutying about school funding. One of them is right In a recent Kansas gubernatorial debate, Democratic nominee Laura Kelly and Republican nominee Kris Kobach each accused the other of lying about public school funding. Which of them is telling the truth?

Editorials Missouri is one of just 13 states without early voting. It’s way past time to fix that Missouri is just one of a handful of states that doesn't use early voting, or non-excuse absentee voting. It's designed to lower turnout, and needs to be changed.

Editorials Kansas has a serious problem with nursing homes. Here’s what lawmakers should do Kansas took over 21 failing nursing homes this year. To mitigate what will be an even bigger problem as the population ages, state lawmakers must fund programs that help older Kansans stay in their homes.

Editorials New plan would invest $10 million in 18th & Vine District. But where’s the citizen input? An ambitious plan to invest $10 million in the historic 18th & Vine Jazz District could be the jolt of momentum the historic neighborhood needs. But why weren't key stakeholders consulted?

Editorials Trump, leading Democrats want to keep fighting over Kavanaugh. Haven’t we had enough? President Donald Trump and top Democrats keep stoking the Brett Kavanaugh flames ahead of the November midterm elections. But it's to move on — and Rep. Emanuel Cleaver and Sen. Claire McCaskill understand that.

Editorials With caseloads this high, child welfare workers in Kansas can’t do right by kids No wonder abuse and neglect investigators at the Kansas Department for Children and Families burn out and are hard to replace: In this area, they have three times the number of cases they're supposed to.

Editorials In Topeka, Trump’s funniest line was about Kobach’s “far-left opponent,” Laura Kelly At Donald Trump's Saturday rally in Topeka for Republicans Kris Kobach and Steve Watkins, the president's funniest line was about “far-left” Laura Kelly, the Democratic candidate for Kansas governor.

Editorials Josh Hawley wants to end Obamacare. But he doesn’t have a better idea U.S. Senate candidate Josh Hawley has joined a lawsuit to repeal Obamacare while still promising to protect insurance buyers with pre-existing conditions. But his health care plan doesn't add up.

Editorials Moving while black is not illegal. So why was this Kansas man handcuffed at his own home? Moving a big-screen TV into a new home in the middle of the night is not ideal. But it's not illegal. After handcuffing him outside his own home, the Tonganoxie Police Department owes Karle Robinson an apology.

Editorials Break the rules; pay $100. Why even have ethics commissions in Kansas and Missouri? When state ethics agencies in Kansas and Missouri levy fines of a mere $100, you can't help but question just how much of a deterrent effect those penalties are having on a system awash with money.

Editorials Kevin Yoder and Sharice Davids should stop debating about debates and actually have one It is time for both U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder and Democratic challenger Sharice Davids to stop arguing about debates and actually debate. Both candidates in Kansas' 3rd Congressional District owe that to voters.

The Springfield News Leader - Editorials
As of (10/19/2018) at 01:47 PM

Not all medical marijuana efforts are equal

2B or not 2B: Is algebra the question?

Letters for Oct. 14: Ballot measures, Trump, political parties and…

Opinion The real progressive policies The real progressive policies The goal for progressives (broadly speaking) is justice, equity and dignity. Opinion 6 days, 18 hours ago

Opinion Elected officials need to serve the people Elected officials need to serve the people Let them know that their days of going to City Hall, Jefferson City and Washington without your oversight are over. Opinion 6 days, 18 hours ago

Readers Letters for Oct. 12: MeToo, Trump and more Letters for Oct. 12: MeToo, Trump and more See what our readers are writing in about. Readers 1 week ago

Opinion Raise minimum wage to improve quality of life Raise minimum wage to improve quality of life While Missouri only has a 3 percent unemployment rate, poverty is at a startling 14 percent. Opinion 1 week, 1 day ago

Opinion Fixed by the past, confused by the present Fixed by the past, confused by the present Oh, how times have changed. Opinion 1 week, 1 day ago

Readers Letters : Child exploitation, Congress and more Letters : Child exploitation, Congress and more See what our readers are talking about this week Readers 1 week, 5 days ago

Opinion In defense of Trump and the conservative cause In defense of Trump and the conservative cause Is Trump's administration in disarray? Let's parse the facts from the hyperbole. Opinion 1 week, 6 days ago

Opinion Remember the positives locally amid vitriol Remember the positives locally amid vitriol If you're looking for a few rays of sunshine during this bitter political climate, here are some things to help you smile this month. Opinion 1 week, 6 days ago

Opinion Eleven Point River: 50 years as wild, scenic river Eleven Point River: 50 years as wild, scenic river Missouri is lucky to be home to such a gem, but it didn't happen overnight, and it didn't come easy. Opinion 2 weeks ago

Opinion The median and the irony The median and the irony Thoughts on recent issues and their connection to education. Opinion 2 weeks, 1 day ago

Opinion Obamacare isn't needed to protect pre-existing conditions Obamacare isn't needed to protect pre-existing conditions A Federal Insurance Guarantee would fully protect patients with preexisting conditions while bringing down the costs of insurance Opinion 1 week, 6 days ago

Opinion Visitation up at Wilson's Creek Visitation up at Wilson's Creek I just wanted to thank the greater Springfield area for visiting their favorite national battlefield. Opinion 2 weeks, 6 days ago

Opinion What I have learned from watching my transgender siblings die What I have learned from watching my transgender siblings die I've learned that the silence and apathy may be a lofty goal, perhaps preferable to the hate in which our days are steeped. Opinion 2 weeks, 6 days ago

Opinion Taxpayers deserve boon, not boondoggle from CIDs Taxpayers deserve boon, not boondoggle from CIDs With all that taxpayer funding, accountability and transparency should be of the utmost importance. Opinion 3 weeks ago

Opinion OTC's soaring success OTC's soaring success Aviation programs like the one at OTC that will help fix shortage of pilots. Opinion 3 weeks ago

Readers Letters for September 28: Research, ads, tariffs and more Letters for September 28: Research, ads, tariffs and more See what readers are talking about in our latest Letters to the Editor Readers 3 weeks ago

Opinion Farmers differ from auctioneers Farmers differ from auctioneers Trump and Long are gambling with tariffs by seeing how long our farmers can withstand the burden, Jamie Schoolcraft writes. Opinion 3 weeks, 1 day 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 (10/19/2018) at 01:47 PM

Opinion DAVID WEBBER: Democrats have planted the seeds of their own opposition The history of political activism, especially so-called “progressive” activism, is one of protestors overreacting. The environmental movement offers important lessons.

DARKOW: Horseface Editorial Cartoon by John Darkow

STEVE SPELLMAN: Voters asked to pick up pieces the legislature dropped These days, when a collection of elected officials don"t pass bills, they"re likely to end up on the ballot.

DAVID WEBBER: Democrats have planted the seeds of their own opposition David Webber The history of political activism, especially so-called “progressive” activism, is one of protestors overreacting. The environmental movement offers important lessons.

DARKOW: Horseface John Darkow Editorial Cartoon by John Darkow

EDITORIAL: Canadians are adjusting to legal marijuana Toronto Star It marks the beginning, not the end, of a long process that raises a lot more questions to which there are so far no clear answers.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Why more college students are likely to vote in midterms Nancy Thomas Jolted by the 2016 election results, a higher number of college students are registered to vote.

EDITORIAL: How Sears could have avoided bankruptcy Chicago Tribune McDonald"s kept up with changing consumer demands. Sears instead became a victim as its customers found other retailers who would better meet their needs.

STEVE SPELLMAN: Voters asked to pick up pieces the legislature dropped Steve Spellman These days, when a collection of elected officials don"t pass bills, they"re likely to end up on the ballot.

DARKOW: Hawley pants on fire John Darkow Editorial cartoon by John Darkow

GUEST COMMENTARY: Arms and influence in the Khashoggi affair Russell E. Lucas A missing Saudi journalist has put Trump"s "America First" rhetoric to the test.

EDITORIAL: Sadly, the bucks stop here Jefferson City News Tribune It"s unfortunate, but managed deer hunts can be a responsible way of solving specific problems, as well as the general problem of overpopulation.

EDITORIAL: Clean Missouri amendment deserves your vote St. Louis Post-Dispatch The goal is to impose redistricting reform, a ban on revolving-door lobbying and lobbyist gifts, and tighter campaign contribution limits.

DARKOW: Angry Mobs John Darkow Editorial Cartoon by John Darkow

GUEST COMMENTARY: No one in the United States should be poor. Period Josh Hoxie Jeff Bezos got rich by paying his workers the lowest rate he could legally get away with. Then he raised the wages of hundreds of thousands of the company's lowest paid workers.

KEN MIDKIFF: Why I cite the sources for my columns Ken Midkiff Just to erase any doubt, I cite those persons or entities that support my views.

EDITORIAL: It"s way past time to let Missourians vote early Kansas City Star With registrations hitting records in some counties, the lack of an early voting option virtually guarantees confusion and inconvenience at the polls.

EDITORIAL: Amendment 2 is best ballot choice to legalize medical marijuana St. Louis Post-Dispatch All three options on the November ballot would offer the pain-relief option, but the funds raised by Amendment 2 would go toward veteran health services.

DARKOW: Hawley"s Pre-exisiting Condition John Darkow Editorial cartoon by John Darkow

EDITORIAL: A father and son help achieve justice in Chicago Chicago Tribune Cities would be safer if more residents spoke up, as they did in the Laquan McDonald case.

Columbia Daily Tribune - Editorials
As of (10/19/2018) at 01:47 PM

Tribune's View: Bracing for the boundary battle

Tribune's View: Where Birds go, people squawk

Tribune's View: The real problem with fake news

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

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

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

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

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

Tribune's ViewPrisoners to get a dose of hope

Tribune's View: Tina the turkey left a legacy

Tribune's View: New law gives higher ed stability

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

St. Joseph News-Press - Editorials
As of (10/19/2018) at 01:47 PM

Is this why we developed Mitchell Woods?

ACT dip is reason to talk

Promote and buy Missouri products

No reason to reject refinery

Help the homeless long term

Tenants belong on panel

New day for port in St. Joe

Not all 'media' the same

Postage, Amazon linked

Mascot names not the problem

Fu shot still best option

The Joplin Globe - Editorials
As of (10/19/2018) at 12:44 PM

Our view: U.S. must counter grisly attack The United States must hold Saudi Arabia's leadership to account in the alleged slaying of a journalist working for The Washington Post.

John Kass: Democrats shame Kanye West to protect themselves When Kanye West condemned a Republican president after Hurricane Katrina smashed New Orleans, Democrats and their media biscuit eaters weren't all that upset.

David Shribman: The politics of a new generation Maine — Could towns such as this, a tiny crossroads of fewer than 1,300 households — now draped in brilliant autumn foliage colors, by Election Day perhaps resting quietly under a gentle dusting of snow — decide whether Democrats or Republicans rule the House?

Our View: Create lasting change “We are the game changers, we are the hand raisers.” Well, are we?

Your View: Letters to the editor Should know better

George Will: An unsparing look at the Vietnam War's mountain of mendacities WASHINGTON — Early in his Marine Corps career, which he concluded as a four-star general, Walt Boomer was decorated for valor in Vietnam. He distilled into three words the lesson of that debacle: "Tell the truth." Max Hastings, an eminent British journalist and historian, has done that in a …

Our View: A worthy investment What occurs inside the Missouri Capitol is not always pretty or historic, but the building itself is, and that's why we're thrilled that restoration remains a priority.

Your View: Letters to the editor Vote 'No' Nov. 6 on Amendment 1

Andrew Malcolm: Trump's bid to reshape China policy is dangerous — and vital Before he even took office, Donald Trump signaled that his policies toward China would differ drastically from his predecessor. They still do.

Our view: No excuse for ignorance of Sunshine Law If you are a member of the Neosho City Council, we encourage you to go to the following link:

Dalton Delan: Digital era is test of Time On a summer Monday in 1976, I stood outside the Time & Life building hard by Rockefeller Center and Radio City Music Hall. A latter-day Jonah, I was headed into the belly of the beast. I craned my head back to take in the skyscraper's nearly 50 stories as they disappeared into the faraway sky.

George Will: How to heal our epidemic of loneliness WASHINGTON — If Sen. Ben Sasse is right — he has not recently been wrong about anything important — the nation's most-discussed political problem is entangled with the least-understood public health problem. The political problem is furious partisanship. The public health problem is loneline…

Gina Barreca: Kavanaugh backer's ugly coat-hanger post Let's all be disgusted by misogyny again, shall we?

Taylor Armerding: Civility vanished long ago, thanks to Democrats News flash: Leading Democrats are calling for an end to civility.

Our View: Time for priorities It's October, which means Breast Cancer Awareness Month is back.

Geoff Caldwell: America standing at the abyss On the afternoon of Oct. 5, America stood at the edge of the abyss.

Zach Spiering: Investing in Joplin's 'center' good for quality of life Mild autumn temperatures, crunchy underfoot leaves and a treelined, walkable street are the necessary ingredients for a perfect fall festival. While today is only our second North Heights Porchfest, it evokes a sense of nostalgia for a bygone era of lemonade on the porch swing, ice cream tru…

Christine Flowers: The unexpected courage of Susan Collins Last week, Susan Collins displayed a courage that even a 9-year-old boy could understand. Sitting next to me, he watched her televised speech on Friday afternoon and wondered aloud, “Why is everything she is saying so important?”

Our View: Wizarding run made Joplin magic With a wave of the wand, they were off.

Steve and Cokie Roberts: Two defining days in September Two days, not even a month apart, reveal a great deal about the vicious and venomous culture gripping Washington today, especially in the U.S. Senate.

The Jefferson City News Tribune - Editorials
As of (10/19/2018) at 12:44 PM

Your Opinion: Disgraceul Dems protest Kavanaugh: Charles SchroederWestphaliaDear Editor:A great day in America, Oct. 6, 2018 - Judge Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court.

Your Opinion: We don't need more potheads on the roads: Harold H. HorstmannLohmanDear Editor:I'm writing another letter as a follow-up to my letter “Recreational pot a bad idea" published 10/7/2018...

Your Opinion: Male privilege? Not so fast: Nelson OttoJefferson CityDear Editor:Over the last few years we've heard about one form of privilege over another, it basically started...

Your Opinion: Time to legalize medical marijuana: Bert DirschellCentertownDear Editor:The vast majority of Missouri drug overdose deaths occur in the St.

Our Opinion: Aiding the motor-less voter: We applaud local resident Robert Pinhero for his plan to help get people without transportation to the polls.

Your Opinion: Who's trying to influence your vote?: Ellen WentzJefferson CityDear Editor:It's election advertisement season and because most of those ads on TV and in our mailboxes are...

Our Opinion: Be inspired by our earth: If you're not inspired by our planet, you might need to get off your couch and look around.Here in Jefferson...

Your opinion: Drug abuse problem growing: Bert DirschellCentertownDear Editor:The U.S. “War on Drugs" began in 1970, with the “Controlled Substances Act.

Your Opinion: Show them the door: Leo W. StratmanJefferson CityDear Editor:Hello voters. Election time is a time to reflect on what this state Legislature has done...

Your Opinion: Rely on private sector, not gov't: Nelson OttoJefferson CityDear Editor:I have to agree with most of Harold Horstmann's letter of Oct.

Our Opinion: Kehoe stumps for Missouri-made products: We join Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe this week in reminding Missourians to “Buy Missouri" products.As a senator, Kehoe sponsored successful...

Your Opinion: Sliding back into Socialist dictatorship: Wanda RoamJefferson CityDear Editor:Finally, the truth prevailed in the confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

Your Opinion: Vote 'no' on Prop. D: Dennis P. MorrisseyJefferson CityDear Editor:Missouri voters are being asked to approve Proposition D, a 59 percent fuel tax increase, to...

Your Opinion: Trump hosts barely coherent Kanye: Tim O'MaraJefferson CityDear Editor:A day after one of the most devastating hurricanes to hit Florida's Panhandle, President Trump hosted the...

Your Opinion: Hawley misguided on Johnson Amendment: Robert HaslagJefferson CityDear Editor:I respond today to Senate candidate Josh Hawley's support of the repeal of the Johnson Amendment, which...

Helping hurricane victims: For many of us here in Central Missouri, the only way we can relate to Hurricane Michael victims is through...

Your Opinion: Excluded from inclusion task force: Byron Bagby, Westminster College Class of 1978Alexandria, VirginiaDear Editor:On Oct. 4, an announcement was made to the Westminster College family...

Our Opinion: Sadly, the bucks stop here: Our spirits soared, so to speak, when we saw that an injured great horned owl named Vincent van GHOW was...

Your Opinion: Laws must protect victims of false accusations: Harold H. HorstmannLohmanDear Editor:I'm writing to comment on the 'Our Opinion' piece “Legislature should simplify assistance for domestic violence victims"...

Commentary: Trump's trolling vs. the 'constitution of knowledge': WASHINGTON - On the road again, and full of indignation about, or perhaps admiration for, what he called “made-up" and...

The Southeast Missourian - Editorials
As of (10/19/2018) at 12:44 PM

VintageNOW: The right event for the right reasons (10/19/18) The models walk strong for the women who can't. The VintageNOW fashion show in Cape Girardeau is growing in popularity, and for all the right reasons. This weekend the show will celebrate its ninth year. For the first time, it will be held at the Show Me Center, after outgrowing all its previous venues. In the past, they've had to turn people away at the door...

Good events bring people, dollars to downtown Cape Girardeau businesseusinesses (10/18/18) One of the neat things about downtown Cape Girardeau is the variety of people who are attracted to it. For those who enjoy high level, cultural entertainment, downtown Cape is a place for you. For those who enjoy local flavors and restaurants, downtown Cape is a place for you...

Police working with landlords to keep Cape safe (10/16/18) The Cape Girardeau Police Department continues rolling out proactive and innovative programs to help deter crime, rather than just react to it. The latest program is called The Crime Free Multi-Housing Program. It's a three-phase, international initiative that engages apartment owners and residents, police and other agencies, according to a recent report by Mark Bliss...

Local programs preparing students for workforce of future (10/15/18) A lot of work is being done these days to prepare students for just that: work. Two recent Southeast Missourian stories highlighted the efforts. The first example was the Youth Entrepreneurs program, a national organization being instituted at Central High School. ...

Make plans to enjoy Homecoming weekend for SEMO (10/12/18) This weekend is Homecoming weekend at Southeast Missouri State University and as usual there are lots of activities scheduled, beginning Friday with the reservation-only Copper Dome Society/Alumni Awards Dinner at 6 p.m. On Saturday, activities are scheduled all day, beginning with coffee and doughnuts at the Alumni Center at 8 a.m., followed by the parade at 9:30...

Cancer gala raised needed funds for research (10/11/18) Over the weekend about 300 people turned out for the American Cancer Society gala in Cape Girardeau at the River Campus. ACS, according to the gala's website, is the largest private, not-for-profit funder of cancer research in the country. This was the 32nd year for the gala, but the first held at the River Campus...

Southeast to recognize alumni, supporters this weekend (10/9/18) Jerry Ford has been involved in public or civic service for nearly all his life. He's been involved in politics and music, among many other community activities. He's earned many awards and recognitions and this week he'll earn another, having been selected for this year's Distinguished Service Award at Southeast Missouri State University...

Jackson Oktoberfest kicks off two-day event today (10/5/18) If more is better, this year's Oktoberfest in Jackson should be the best yet. Oktoberfest has become, next to Homecomers, the biggest event in Jackson every year. For the first time, it will be a two-day event this year. It begins Friday with a "pre-party" which will encompass the Cape Girardeau County Courthouse square lawn and High Street in the Uptown district...

Mid-town Cape gets economic boost with new restaurants, businesses (10/4/18) When you announce that Krispy Kreme is adding a location to your town, people go crazy. People not only have an affection for pastries, but all sorts of different kinds of food. Another eatery, Rosati's Pizza Sports Pub, known for Chicago-style pizza also recently announced it was moving to the Town Plaza along Independence Street...

Breast Cancer Awareness puts emphasis on early detection, treatment (10/2/18) On Monday, it was announced that a pair of scientists had won the 2018 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for independently finding a way to unlock the body's immune system to attack cancer more effectively. James P. Allison, of MD Anderson Cancer Center in Texas, and Tasuku Jonjo, of Kyoto University in Japan discovered different ways to put the brakes on the immune system. ...

City of Cape searching for next fire chief (10/1/18) The City of Cape Girardeau, in the early 2000s, took quite a bit of time finding its fire chief. Mike Lackman resigned in 2002 and Mark Hasheider filled in admirably as the interim chief for 18 months before the city found its man in Rick Ennis in 2004...

Car show adds old-school shine to downtown Cape (9/28/18) "This is my third one like this," Joe Corso told reporter Tyler Graef while polishing his 1957 Chevrolet Bel-Air. "It's just playin' with cars, man. All these old guys still playin' with cars." Old classic cars have a way of taking us back in time. The 41st annual River Tales Class Car Show was held earlier this month in downtown Cape Girardeau. Downtown is a perfect setting for such an event, with the historic buildings providing the perfect backdrop for all those historic rides...

A special thanks to all involved with Shipyard (9/27/18) The music was fantastic. The food was tasty. The beer was cold. The company, the best. The only thing that didn't cooperate was the weather. The Southeast Missourian and rustmedia would like to offer our thanks to everyone involved in the inaugural Shipyard Music Festival...

Southeast attracts scholars to study Faulkner files (9/25/18) Did you know Southeast Missouri State University is a magnet for scholars of William Faulkner? The Center for Faulkner Studies is housed in Kent Library, and was established in 1989 under the leadership of its founding director, Robert Hamblin. The university acquired the Louis Daniel Brodsky Collection of William Faulkner Materials, according to the university's website. The collection was assembled over a 30-year period...

TBY Active Expo promises fun-filled day Wednesday (9/24/18) The annual The Best Years’ Active Living Expo is back for a third year, as the senior magazine hosts a fun event at Isle Casino Cape Girardeau. The event will focus on available resources for seniors, plus some fun activities such as games, crafts and music...

Get ready to rock out at the Shipyard Music Festival on Saturday (9/21/18) The Shipyard Music and Culture Festival will rock downtown Cape Girardeau on Saturday. Rustmedia, a marketing media partner of the Southeast Missourian, is bringing you a music festival like you've never seen in Cape Girardeau. Our hope is that it grows over the years, but we want to make the first year special. Gates open at 11 a.m. and concerts will go on throughout the day...

Hats off to the SEMO District Fair organizers, volunteers (9/20/18) Despite heavy rain on opening day, the SEMO District Fair welcomed 93,000 people over eight days, according to numbers released by the fair recently. That was about the same turnout as last year. This year's fair had new rides and entertainment, but mostly it was a repeat of what we love about the fair: Great food, a close look at the farm animals and the overall ambiance of the lights and sounds...

Metheny takes on significant role in military (9/18/18) Command Sgt. Maj. Timothy Metheny has fought in battle, he's learned the ropes and now he faces a very difficult task in his military career. Metheny is a graduate of Cape Girardeau Central High School. The U.S. Army veteran was back home visiting family and friends before heading out on another two-year deployment. ...

Project Vietnam memorial almost finished (9/17/18) Jim Eddleman had a big idea. And his big idea is becoming reality. The Vietnam veteran promised himself in 1968 that if he made it home, he’d find a way to honor the people he fought with. What’s spawned from that promise is The Missouri National Veterans Memorial in Perryville. ...

SEMO hits the mark with its cybersecurity accreditation (9/14/18) Missouri's governor celebrated Southeast Missouri State's accreditation recently in the university's computer science department. Parson was on hand as the university recognized its cybersecurity program, one of only four in the United States to receive the accreditation this month from the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, or ABET, in a pilot program that originated last fall, according to a story reported by Marybeth Niederkorn...

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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