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St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Editorials
As of (03/28/2017) at 10:39 AM

Editorial: Vote No on Prop P. Too many unknowns in county's public safety measure

Editorial: Vote for Prop NS to help fight blight and stabilize abandoned structures

Editorial: We endorse Knowles for mayor of Ferguson, Nation for mayor of Chesterfield

Stacy Washington: MetroLink requires rapid modernization

Prevailing wage is good for veterans and for Missouri

End Missouri's hair braiding licensing scheme

Missourians deserve affordable in-home care

Kathleen Parker Kathleen Parker: Governing by ultimatum

Dana Miilbank Dana Milbank: Plutocracy doesn't come cheap

Michael Gerson Michael Gerson: The lies that bind

Charles Krauthammer Charles Krauthammer: American democracy: Not so decadent after all

Leonard Pitts Leonard Pitts Jr.: Trump's chickens finally come home to roost

Flap over St. Louis artwork leads to change in display rules in Congress

McClellan: Thoughts from the porch at Beauvoir

Arch Coal CEO gets $10.2 million stock award after bankruptcy

February looks like record month for St. Louis job growth, but numbers are preliminary

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A lot of tax money going to county police ( … ) I would like to thank the Post-Dispatch for the Voters Guide in Friday's edition. According to the ballot summary for Proposition P, "The tax would raise an estimated $80 million a year. Of that, about $46 million would go to the county police department." Read more


Kansas City Star - Editorials
As of (03/28/2017) at 10:40 AM

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: 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: 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: 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.

Editorials Editorial: Doesn’t the GOP want to know about Russia? After FBI Director James Comey's bombshell announcement that the agency is indeed investigating whether anyone in Donald Trump's presidential campaign colluded with Russia, various Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee spent much of the first hearing into Moscow's meddling in our 2016 election questioning Comey's logic and impartiality. Given the seriousness of foreign interference in our democratic process, you'd think that learning what did and did not happen — and how we can prevent future incursions — would be the chief concern of lawmakers.

Editorials Editorial: Keep the public in the loop on highway changes downtown The acres of interstate concrete that surround downtown Kansas City may be one of the area's most costly mistakes.

Editorials Editorial: It’s time for the federal bench to see the light on courtroom video Congress is once again debating a bill that would require federal courts to open their doors to video recording. It's far past time for the courts to allow cameras into the rooms that remain a mystery to most Americans.

Editorials Editorial: Effort to crack down on TIF development subsidies goes way too far Legislation proposed by Missouri state Rep. Brandon Ellington would require public votes on all TIF projects, and that would have a chilling effect on economic development in Kansas City.

Editorials Editorial: President Trump continues to struggle with the truth President Donald Trump has a well-earned reputation for telling falsehoods. The practice is dangerous and will hurt the country when the president has a real crisis on his hands

Editorials Editorial: Prospect of guns in state mental hospitals means it’s time for lawmakers to act Kansas legislators need to pass exemptions to the state's concealed-carry law that would allow the KU Hospital and other facilities to remain gun-free

Editorials Editorial: Missouri governor pursues family-friendly policy; Washington should follow Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens has taken an important step by providing paid family leave for most state workers. But it's only one step on the journey to a fully family-friendly workplace.


The Springfield News Leader - Editorials
As of (03/28/2017) at 10:40 AM

Trump's new health care opportunity

Play important for child development

Bits & Pieces: Thanks for breakfast

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 1 day, 13 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 1 day, 13 hours ago

Opinion Superstitions help people cope with randomness Superstitions help people cope with randomness Superstitions help people cope with randomness Opinion 1 day, 14 hours ago

Opinion Reality needed in financial priorities Reality needed in financial priorities Reality needed in financial priorities Opinion 1 day, 16 hours 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 2 days, 10 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 2 days, 10 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 2 days, 10 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 2 days, 10 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 2 days, 10 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 2 days, 10 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 2 days, 10 hours ago

Contributors Proposition SPS paves the way for better schools Proposition SPS paves the way for better schools Join us in voting “yes” on April 4 for our kids, for our community. Contributors 2 days, 10 hours ago

Contributors Academic proficiency requires more than new buildings Academic proficiency requires more than new buildings The question Springfield voters must ask themselves before April 4 is: What makes a good school? Contributors 2 days, 9 hours ago

Editorials Our Voice: Local voters a dedicated group Our Voice: Local voters a dedicated group We hope a much larger percentage of voters turn out next week than is usual for April elections Editorials 2 days, 9 hours ago

Contributors Trump's wall: big cost, small returns Trump's wall: big cost, small returns The immensity of this project compares to another nationwide mobilization: The historic moon shot program. Contributors 4 days, 13 hours ago

Editorials Guest Voice: Comey, Trump and the Russians Guest Voice: Comey, Trump and the Russians The import of what unfolded Monday on Capitol Hill is difficult to overstate. Editorials 4 days, 13 hours ago

Contributors Rushefsky: McClure the best fit for Springfield Rushefsky: McClure the best fit for Springfield Former City Council member gives three reasons why Ken McClure should be city's next mayor Contributors 4 days, 13 hours ago


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

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

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


The Columbia Missourian - Editorials
As of (03/28/2017) at 10:40 AM

Opinion C.W. DAWSON JR: Society lacking civility 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 Exorbitant fees are used to keep public records away from the people.

GEORGE KENNEDY: Determination to turn trends around shines through 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.

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.

STEVE SPELLMAN: Tuition flexibility could help fix higher ed budgets Steve Spellman Programs that are more marketable should get breaks from the state.

DAVID ROSMAN: Increase the uninsured, decrease their health David Rosman The health and well-being of American citizens would drop drastically under the Republican healthcare plan.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Regulation against lead under attack Maxine Lipeles and Rena Steinzor The push for deregulation could put us all at risk, especially for lead poisoning.

C.W. DAWSON JR: What do we mean by "community"? C.W. Dawson Jr Ahead of the race for First Ward councilman, how should we consider our community?


Columbia Daily Tribune - Editorials
As of (03/28/2017) at 10:41 AM

A good race in the Fifth Ward

After Trumpcare what's next?

President Choi, telling it like it is

City road work begins Monday

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.

MU basketball women gave us a thrill I looked forward all weekend to Sunday's NCAA basketball tournament game between our women T…

The future of public broadcasting If Donald Trump has his way, there won't be one, at least not with federal funding. In his 2…

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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

A good race in the Fifth Ward

After Trumpcare what's next?

President Choi, telling it like it is

City road work begins Monday

Does reallocation make sense for UM?


St. Joseph News-Press - Editorials
As of (03/28/2017) at 10:42 AM

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.

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

Success put in context

Reform Medicaid for good of all


The Joplin Globe - Editorials
As of (03/28/2017) at 10:42 AM

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.”

Our view: Programs for elderly at risk This is not the first year that Missouri's Meals on Wheels program has been threatened by state budget cuts.

Carol Stark: Joplin School Board candidates featured at Thursday forum If you are a Joplin School District resident, do you know who you plan to vote for in the April 4 election to represent you on the Board of Education? Do you know who is running? A forum on Thursday should give you insight into how to make your ballot.

Geoff Caldwell: Don't 'We the people' have rights, too? “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constituti…


The Jefferson City News Tribune - Editorials
As of (03/28/2017) at 10:42 AM

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

Our Opinion: Food, folks & fun? Head to a fish fry: In 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.

Your Opinion: Cultural appropriation: I've been reading reports concerning cultural appropriation or misappropriation. Stars like Justin Timberlake and writers like JK Rowling are just...

Your Opinion: Temporary immigration ban: Federal judges again struck down the president's executive order temporarily suspending admission into the U.S. of people from several countries...

Your Opinion: What's in a number?: The Congressional Budget office has projected that by 2026, 24 million more people than under current law will not have...

Your Opinion: Paid parental leave wrong: I can't believe all the praising the News Tribune and the state reps are giving Gov. Greitens for the executive...

Your Opinion: Early bloomers: If my small yard is being affected by the warmer weather, I wonder what is happening in our state and...

Perspective: Into the home stretch: The Capitol building has been eerily quiet this week as the House and Senate have been on Spring Break, gearing...

Our Opinion: Vote 'yes' on J and C: We believe the tax hike would fund a solid plan that is needed to keep our schools, and our community,...

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...

Your Opinion: US is too divided: Our country cannot survive as the country we grew up in. With the bitterly divided citizenry as it has become...

Your Opinion: Yes on school bond issue: When you go to the polls on April 4, I want you to think to yourself: Does Jefferson City need...

Your Opinion: What is the true cost of US welfare?: In a previous Opinion I noted that Social Security is funded by forced worker contributions, as opposed to Medicaid, which...

Your Opinion: Yes on J & C: Our district is behind in space, educational materials and the ability to support our children like they should be supported.

Commentary: An oasis of liberty in the Arizona sun: Today's Arizona governor, Doug Ducey, is demonstrating the continuing pertinence of the limited-government conservatism with which Sen. Goldwater shaped the...

Your Opinion: An authoritarian state: Are we sliding into an authoritarian state? A few considerations.

Your Opinion: Time to give back to school system: I will be voting "yes" on Proposition J and Proposition C on April 4.

Your Opinion: Vote 'yes' on school bond issue: Eight years ago, I returned to my hometown as a teacher. I am fortunate to work with a great group...


The Southeast Missourian - Editorials
As of (03/28/2017) at 10:42 AM

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. ...

Science fair comes to Show Me Center today (3/7/17) The 61st Annual Southeast Missouri Regional Science Fair is today from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Show Me Center. All the hard work, all the experimentation will culminate in an awards ceremony at 7:30 p.m. in which students will be recognized for their talent and creativity...

Congrats to this year's ADDY winners (3/6/17) The Tri-State Advertising & Marketing Professionals once again honored exemplary advertising during its annual American Advertising Awards, also known as the ADDYs. The region's professionals and students received recognition for their expertise, with Southeast Missouri State University and rustmedia leading the pack...


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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