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Vocational training helping meet future needs

IN A report that almost seems unnecessary, the World Economic Forum reported in September that machines will overtake humans in terms of performing more tasks in the workplace by 2025 -- to the tune of up to almost 75 million jobs being displaced.

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Quincy should apply hotel-motel tax to Airbnb

In 2017, Airbnb, the homestaying service that allows people to rent out homes and rooms as temporary lodging, paid out $9.3 million to the state of Illinois through the state's hotel tax.

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Digital divide blamed partly on faulty maps

THIRTY-SEVEN states that want to expand broadband internet coverage have launched a campaign to expose fraudulent cellphone maps showing overly optimistic coverage areas. At stake are billions of dollars in federal grants for internet infrastructure.

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United Way exceeds campaign goal, touching lives

THE UNITED Way of Adams County already has exceeded its $1.05 million annual campaign goal, thanks to a heartening outpouring of community support.

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Cities have much to consider to fill key positions

IT'S NOT uncommon that the two largest cities in the region -- Quincy and Hannibal --share circumstances, but it is unique that both cities are looking for new administrators simultaneously.

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Pritzker's job training effort shows promise

DURING a whirlwind first week in office, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed an executive order that represents a hopeful sign for the business sector.

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Missouri school funding inadequate

A pair of news stories illustrate the financial issues that Missouri's K-12 school districts are facing.

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Winter storm tests region, presents challenges

More than a foot of snow fell on the region last weekend, making a wintry wonderland for many children but leaving a mess for motorists. Road crews' efforts deserve to be lauded.

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Goals, problems similar in Illinois, Missouri statehouses

NEW and returning legislators in Illinois and Missouri took their oaths of office this week. As different as the two states appear to be, there are a lot of similar issues facing the lawmakers.

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Levee heights blamed on inconsistent rules

COURTS may have to make the final determination on whether the Sny Island Levee and Drainage District has built its levees higher than authorized. It's hard to know the facts clearly.