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Winter Olympics create historic opportunity for divided Koreas

TIGHTLY choreographed opening ceremonies welcomed the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea on Friday, kicking off 16 days of competition on snow and ice. An audience of billions will watch the best athletes in the world, hoping the games also will

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With funds identified, future of Veterans Home is clearer

BEYOND the glare of a second legislative hearing on the status of the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy last week, several significant and positive developments have occurred.

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Pro golf tournament could help fund children's center

NEWS of a professional golf tournament coming to Quincy was guaranteed to create considerable excitement among people who love and follow the sport, but members of the Junior Rangers Golf Academy have added another dimension to the event -- plans to raise

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Quincy firefighter honored in Super Bowl ad for saving life

LT. Jack Ray of the Quincy Fire Department got his moment in the national spotlight as part of a 60-second Verizon commercial honoring first responders during Sunday's Super Bowl telecast. The telephone company correctly pointed out that first responders

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Security procedures need second look after Super Bowl threat assessment left on plane

SECRET documents that detail how the U.S. Department of Homeland Security would respond to a bioterrorism attack coinciding with the Super Bowl apparently were left behind recently in a commercial airliner. This is one instance where Congress, whose membe

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Human nature creates battles over paper or plastic bags

WHO knew that the friendly "paper or plastic" question asked millions of times a day at retail establishments across the nation would be considered fighting words in some places? San Francisco became the first city in the United States to institute a ban

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Congress needs to clarify corruption rules after Supreme Court's puzzling decision

CONGRESS needs to revise federal statutes so there are clear rules concerning what constitutes bribery and the acceptance by public officials of gifts that appear linked to their influence. The need for change can be seen in the U.S. Justice Department's

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Quincy shines bright in Seven Habits training

ELLINGTON School is one of three schools in Quincy, and one of only 355 worldwide, to earn recognition as a Leader in Me Lighthouse School.

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Broadcast Electronics merger to spark growth

BROADCAST Electronics, a longtime Quincy company with a worldwide reputation for its radio equipment, is ready to make the leap into television technology after merging with a pair of Italian broadcast companies. Quality jobs will be created, and Quincy w

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Ride-hailing companies welcome in Quincy

CATCHING a ride around Quincy just got easier after the City Council cleared the way this week for Uber, Lyft and similar companies to operate here. Proponents of the ride-hailing services say they can reduce drunken driving, offer alternatives to people