Congress clears way for end to federal government shutdown

Area legislators say they are glad to see the federal government reopen after the Senate and House cleared the way Monday by approving a temporary funding bill. U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Illinois, said the key to passing the funding bill Monday was the agreement by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, to provide a path forward for the Dream Act and bipartisan immigration measures.

A Quincy man was arrested Monday after police said they found items consistent with methamphetamine use during a search of his home. Richard D. Whitaker, 46, was arrested on a charge of unlawful possession of methamphetamine.

This editorial appeared in the Dallas Morning News. "IMAGINE learning that you have only minutes to live." That was the challenge posed by an irate Hawaii resident for whom the notion wasn't a conceptual exercise, but a terrifying reality. A million and

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