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Subcharge on defaulted student loans should go

MILLIONS of Americans have fallen behind on their student loans. Data from the U.S. Department of Education reveal that 42.4 million people owed $1.3 trillion in federal student loans by the end of 2016, and the average amount owed per borrower had increa

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Thanks for finding billfold

For the gentleman who found my billfold at Bergner's, I give you my sincere thanks.

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QU-JWCC partnership is a positive pact for all

QUINCY University and John Wood Community College are strengthening their educational partnership with new academic transfer agreements that not only will offer significant benefits to local students, but will address critical employer needs.

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Royalty shows common side with mental illness

BRITAIN'S Prince Harry did himself a world of good by seeking professional help for psychological problems stemming from the 1997 death of his mother, Princess Diana. He did the world a favor by talking publicly about his struggles -- a step that may help

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Missouri Legislature urgently needs to act on road fund solution

ANOTHER session of the Missouri General Assembly is nearing an end, and once again lawmakers have made no progress on repairing the state's deteriorating roads and bridges. The Missouri House last week overwhelmingly rejected a proposal to let voters deci

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Adams County Health Department takes important step

THE Adams County Health Department will soon be helping to fill an important need in some rural communities. A mobile clinic is scheduled to begin offering primary medical, behavioral and oral health care services at schools in Liberty, Payson, Mendon, C

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Payday lenders decline; need for reform doesn't

PAYDAY loan companies are on the decline in Missouri, but still handled 1.2 million loans last year. Once again, we call on lawmakers in Missouri, Illinois and Washington, D.C., to pass more reasonable limits on high-interest lenders to protect customers.

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Picking new member Park Board's first challenge

THE Quincy Park Board will take on a decidedly different look next month when four new commissioners are seated.

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Unity that Easter brings welcome all year long

Easter is not only considered Christianity's holiest day, but represents one of the few times when denominational walls often separate or disappear altogether.

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Shortage of drivers stalling trucking industry

Hundreds of local jobs, with starting pay of about $800 a week, are going unfilled. Phil Steinkamp, head instructor at John Wood Community College's truck driver training program, said there's a national shortage of truckers.