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Parson gives Missouri fresh start on tackling issues

AS expected, new Missouri Gov. Mike Parson has been able to restore calm and collegiality to state government since replacing fellow Republican Eric Greitens, who resigned June 1 while facing potential impeachment proceedings over allegations of personal

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Changes needed to save social security, medicare

This editorial appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer. WHEN we're old and sick and poor, we might be forced to keep warm by burning all the government reports that we ignored, warning us that Social Security and Medicare are running out of money; the late

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Grand Prix of Karting, it's good to have you back

THE sequel proved to be every bit as entertaining as the long-running original series. The Grand Prix of Karting, one of America's premier road-racing events and a springtime fixture in Quincy for 32 years, made its much-anticipated return last weekend.

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Missouri puts education fiasco in rear view mirror

This editorial originally appeared in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Missouri's education leaders can get back to business with enthusiasm and optimism this week now that Gov. Mike Parson has made two new appointments to the state Bo

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Blagojevich does not deserve a pardon

ONE of Illinois' most lasting, bipartisan political legacies in recent years is the criminal shadow that has hung over recent governors. Democrat Otto Kerner Jr. left his second term early in 1968 to accept a seat as a federal judge. He was convicted in

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Trying to solve the painful riddle of suicide

This editorial originally appeared in (Long Island, N.Y.) Newsday. WHEN a man who appears to be experiencing so much joy, living his days in a way that from the outside looks like an endless vacation, takes his own life, how can we make sense of it? CNN'

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High-speed internet key element of infrastructure

A report adopted by the Federal Communications Commission in 2016 estimated that 34 million people in the United States lacked access to broadband internet, which the agency defines as having download speeds of at least 25 megabits per second. The problem

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Opening of Macomb Bypass a key milestone

THE completion of two lanes of the much-anticipated Macomb Bypass is among the best news for West-Central Illinois in years. Work on the 7.1-mile stretch of Ill. 336 began three years ago, and in addition to the two lanes, included the construction of se

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Chicago Tribune says goodbye to famed tower

This editorial appeared in the Chicago Tribune The work of the Tribune Editorial Board includes inviting government officials or political candidates to meet with us in our boardroom -- sometimes for a formal interview, sometimes a campaign season debate.

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Veterans honor Quincy with their presence, their service

WITH about 300 veterans in Quincy last weekend for the eighth annual Fishing for Freedom, organizers know it may have become the largest event of its type in the nation. Coordinator Randy Gengenbacher is more focused on making sure Fishing for Freedom is