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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

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Researchers test possible prevention against influenza

THERE'S no place to hide from the flu in the continental United States right now. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that more than 6 percent of people coming into clinics and emergency departments last week had flulike illnesses. It

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It's important to get handle on U.S. homelessness

‘ON A single night in 2017, 553,742 people were experiencing homelessness in the United States." That opening sentence from the 2017 Homeless Assessment Report for Congress sheds light on a problem that, for most Americans, is invisible. Last week the Nor

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Blood drives offer chance to save lives, end national shortage

ANYONE can help save a life. That's the message American Red Cross officials hope will inspire people to donate blood to end a national shortage. Matt Pitcher, district manager for the Central Illinois-American Red Cross, told The Herald-Whig that bitterl

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Congress should invest in river upgrades

MISSISSIPPI River upgrades first approved by Congress more than a decade ago could finally become a reality under a proposed $1 trillion infrastructure program to be discussed this week in Washington.