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Missouri governor should halt use of app that erases texts

MISSOURI law clearly states that electronic communications concerning public business by public officials are to be considered open records. Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley said as much Monday in a news release: "Text messages should be treated like

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Quincy area business growth spurred by many programs, active agencies

LOCAL agencies say the secret to promoting jobs and business creation is to make sure essential tools at their disposal are well- known. The importance of communication and outreach was well-illustrated Monday night when a letter from Tim Bliefnick was re

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Blue Devils' 2000th victory worth cheering about

QUINCY High School has every right to be proud of its storied boys basketball program. There is an overflowing trophy case, punctuated by 13 memories from top-four finishes in the state tournament, including state championships in 1934 and 1981.

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Capital campaign assures the renovation of a Mark Twain site

MOST know that Hannibal was the childhood home of Samuel Clemens, who under the pen name Mark Twain immortalized the town in "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" and "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn." Fewer, however, may realize that the Pilaster House, also kno

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Transplants changed perceptions about disease

The following editorial appeared in the Chicago Tribune: FIFTY years ago, Dr. Christiaan Barnard, a South African surgeon, lifted a human heart out of the chest of a young bank worker who had died in a car crash and installed it in a 55-year-old grocer w

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2 area groups embody spirit of holiday giving

THE Quincy area continues to benefit from the generosity of those dedicated to improving the quality of life in communities throughout the region.

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New blood pressure guidelines can save lives

THE American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology issued new guidelines last month defining high blood pressure as 130 over 80 rather than 140 over 90. Medical professionals say that change is expected to add 30 million Americans to t

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Pearl Harbor Day provies us an annual lesson

IT HAS been 76 years since the Japanese Imperial Navy attacked the United States Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor, an event described the following day by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in an address to Congress as "a date that will live in infamy." The bra

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Renovations brighten Ursa Retreat House's future

People connected with the ongoing renovation of the Ursa Retreat House deserve a tip of the hat. Their efforts in upgrading the popular summer camp and retreat used by area churches -- not to mention the public for weddings and family events -- will enhance

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JWCC Southeast Education Center is product of 'good marriage'

JOHN Wood Community College's efforts to increase its presence and strengthen educational opportunities for those in the southeast portion of the college district have been definitive successes.