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Strategy unveiled in fight against opioids

Pharmaceutical manufacturers in the United States will be required to reduce production of certain medicines next year to slow the deadly opioid epidemic that has claimed 250,000 lives over the past 17 years.rec

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Wayfinding program points way forward in Quincy

EVERYONE needs directions now and then, and Quincy's wayfinding program has helped travelers navigate downtown streets since the first markers went up in 2016.

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Financial literacy training should start young, be thorough

WHEN it comes to financial literacy, ignorance is not bliss. The Center for Financial Literacy at Champlain College issued a report late last year giving a failing grade to 11 states.

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Illinois makes baby steps toward healing finances

CHECKS to cover back pay for Illinois state workers, dating back to 2011, are now being issued. Lawmakers have called this the oldest debt on the state's books and approved $63 million in this year's budget to catch up on delinquent pay.

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Quincy Next Strategic Plan already has list of successes

WHEN members of the Quincy Next Strategic Plan met for the first time this week they discovered that lots of progress already has been made toward ideas meant to grow the community.

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Primary election voters will decide races, issues

Missourians will be presented with an opportunity Tuesday to decide the nominees for important offices and several proposals that will affect local communities or the entire state.

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United Way campaigns help make a difference

THIS week, the United Way of Adams County announced the start of its annual campaign, setting a goal that the organization believes is well within reach. The fundraising target for the annual campaign that runs through January is $1,050,000.

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Heroes at Heartland shows appreciation for vets

WHILE there are days set aside to honor retired and active-duty military personnel -- notably Memorial Day, the Fourth of July and Veterans Day -- the message of thanking those men and women for their service should echo all year. Heroes at Heartland is one

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Habitat for Humanity keeps transforming lives, neighborhoods

JUST down the street from a future Habitat for Humanity project at 622 Lind are other examples of how newly constructed homes can transform neighborhoods and how home ownership can transform lives. Quincy Area Habitat for Humanity will start building a ho

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Lawmakers acting swiftly on Illinois Veterans Home work

TWO bills overwhelmingly approved by the Illinois General Assembly and signed into law last week by Gov. Bruce Rauner are expected to expedite the rehabilitation of the Illinois Veterans Home campus in Quincy.