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Legislature should override Debt Transparency Act veto

ILLINOIS Comptroller Susana Mendoza has the unenviable task of determining which bills the state can pay. Going more than two years without a budget, when spending continued to outpace revenue, escalated a backlog of unpaid bills that last week reached $1

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Care for abused veterans took long time coming

U.S. MILITARY veterans who were exposed to mustard gas through secret experiments during World War II will finally receive the medical help they deserve under new federal legislation. President Donald Trump last week signed the Arla Harrell Act, named aft

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Community Foundation again delivers success

THE Community Foundation Serving West Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri has once again made its presence felt. The independent, nonprofit organization last week awarded a record $108,927 in competitive grant funding.

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Medical research funding could use shot in arm

WHILE Congress will have plenty on its plate when it returns to work next month, one of the goals of U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri is to increase federal funding for medical research. Blunt, along with fellow Republican Rep. Tom Cole of Oklahoma, are wo

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Quincy Raceways' nights are running on empty

QUINCY Raceways, which for more than four decades has served as the epicenter of dirt-track racing in West-Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri, will close in late September if a new promoter or owner does not step forward.

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Hannibal in-school health clinic innovative idea

THE Hannibal School District's idea to provide the region's first at-school health clinic should be both applauded and monitored. If this concept succeeds, and there is no reason to believe it won't, ...

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Record financial support sends C-SC to new heights

STUDENTS returning to Culver-Stockton College later this week for the fall semester will see some benefits of the most successful fundraising year in school history. The college announced late last month that more than $6.7 million was given to the instit

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Groups backing up students as they head back to school

SCHOOL resumes this week in Quincy, and several community organizations continue to embrace initiatives to help ensure hundreds of less fortunate students are prepared for the classroom. The Quincy Neighborhood Federation will distribute bookbags, school

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Lawmakers must find way to stem opioid abuse

U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price was in Quincy earlier this month to hear from Adams County officials who are witnessing firsthand the often-deadly consequence of opioid addiction.

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Friends of Athens farewell is a bittersweet one

For 13 years the Friends of Athens organization proivded vital behind-the-scenes assistance to the Battlew of Athens State Historic Site in Northeast Missouri's Clark County.