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In wake of opioid epidemic, Missouri needs to monitor prescription drugs

DESPITE an alarming rise in the number of opioid-related deaths, Missouri remains the only state in the country without a prescription drug monitoring program.

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Nationwide law needed to clarify online sales tax collections

Billions of dollars have been left on the table by states that still haven't passed pertinent laws after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in June that states are entitled to sales taxes that should be collected from all online purchases.

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Drug Court graduates deserve congratulations

The Adams County Drug Court reached a significant milestone last week with its 20th graduating class since the program was formed in September 2006.

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Jack Mackenzie was synonymous with brilliance

JACK Mackenzie reflected on his life in soccer in a video profile produced for his induction into the United Soccer Coaches Hall of Fame in 2015, three years after he retired as Quincy University's coach on the eve of the 2012 season.

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Grant gives boost to QU's recruiting effort

GROWING the number of students on campus continues to be a primary focus for Quincy University.

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Appointing Tracy to legislative post a solid move

Illinois state Sen. Jil Tracy was named a minority whip, a position that requires helping secure votes for party priorities. Most important, it means Tracy will have a seat at the table when key decisions are made.

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We pause for one day in busy year to give thanks

The falling leaves and temperatures outside are a sure reminder that another year is winding down, and as it does, we stop Thursday to honor the holiday of Thanksgiving.

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Teen Court will benefit participants, community

Adams County is partnering with Quincy University to resurrect a program designed to steer juveniles who commit low-level misdemeanor offenses away from the criminal justice system and put them back on the right track.

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Supporting our local stores supports us as well

THE holiday shopping season is about to shift into high gear this week when Americans dash to take advantage of traditional Black Friday and Small Business Saturday bargains.

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America should hold VA, Congress accountable for improving veterans' health care

Years after the Veterans Health Administration began reforms after scandals involving deadly delays in health care for veterans, there still are some delays because of shortages of doctors, nurses and support staff.