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Memorial Day foremost a time to remember, reflect

IT CAN be easy to dismiss Memorial Day weekend as little more than an opportunity to get together for the family's first warm-weather cookout, take a quick trip or spend an extra day away from work.

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Hannibal lighthouse facelift a wise investment in tourism

MARK Twain Memorial Lighthouse in Hannibal will get some needed renovations next year, preserving a structure linked to several U.S. presidents as well as Twain's daughter. Andy Dorian, director of Hannibal Parks and Recreation, also envisions high-tech l

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Illinois lawmakers should approve bill to engage veterans, deal with suicide epidemic

MILITARY service is a life-changing event, and proposed legislation now pending in the Illinois Senate could help smooth veterans' transition back into civilian life. This bill is a good start. It has some common-sense efforts to help veterans of any era,

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Illinoisans must demand that governor, legislators adopt meaningful budget

Editor's note: The following editorial appeared in the May 24 edition of the Springfield State Journal-Register and was distributed to Illinois newspapers by the Illinois Press Association.

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Congress must lead fight against opioid abuse

REPUBLICANS and Democrats find little to agree on these days, but a number of recent studies gives them every reason to work together on the nation's opioid abuse epidemic. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had previously estimated that 91 Am

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Alumni pay it forward for another generation

THE Pikeland School District received a timely and generous donation from an alumni group last week that will assist with the advancement of a variety of educational initiatives. The Pittsfield High School Class of 1954 Scholarship Fund, which began provi

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Gardner Denver IPO a positive stroke for Quincy

GARDNER Denver Inc. is being traded on the New York Stock Exchange after a four-year hiatus, and about 6,000 employees globally are now sharing in company stock valued at more than $100 million.

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Everybody wins as Bridge the Gap race raises funds for charities

BRIDGE the Gap to Health walkers and runners will help establish some records on Saturday as the event's 17-year fund-raising total exceeds $700,000. About 2,000 participants are expected to run or walk across Quincy Memorial Bridge.

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National seat belt campaign makes annual effort to change habits, save lives

DRIVERS in Illinois and Missouri will be observed closely during the next couple of weeks as part of the national "Click It or Ticket" campaign. Officers in both states will be issuing tickets to drivers and passengers who are not wearing seat belts or ot

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Electoral College is going to be around for the foreseeable future

A FEW very committed activists have been telling anyone who will listen that the Electoral College is likely to be abandoned soon. The facts, and the legislative landscape, prove the would-be reformers wrong.