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Nation should unite around heroes who walked among Las Vegas crowd

AMERICANS will never make sense of the motives behind a madman's shooting rampage Sunday night in Las Vegas. The best we can do is make sure that killers, such as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, don't win. We should look instead to the heroes who emerged dur

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Friends of Unit 4 funds 'extras' that go a long way

THE Friends of Unit 4 organization deserves a robust round of applause from the community it serves. The nonprofit group works behind the scenes to help meet the educational needs of Mendon School District students.

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Quincy Conference gives teachers new tools

THERE are lots of "aha moments" when educators get together to discuss the best practices and the newest technologies for the classroom. Quincy High School will host an estimated 1,600 teachers and other educational professionals for Quincy Conference.

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Waters of the U.S. rewrite conforms to rule of law, states' rights

MANY people might have assumed that President Donald Trump's executive order requiring a review of the Waters of the United States rule in February was the end of a frightening power grab by federal agencies. However, issues of this magnitude are not that

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Thousands from region helping out after natural disasters

RELIEF crews and volunteers from the Midwest are pitching in to help out coastal communities and islands that have been hit by recent hurricanes. Donations of money and time to disaster relief are evidence of the big hearts and caring spirits of so many r

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Citywide cleanup a smart investment in the Gem City

FOUR HUNDRED tons of junk, maybe more, will be hauled away for free when Quincy holds its annual citywide cleanup Saturday. The price tag for this year's cleanup, paid for with city tax dollars, will be a little less than $1.50 per Quincy resident.

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Economic growth has been uneven, however long

WHILE it might take awhile to sink in, depending on who hears the news, where they live and their individual job status, the United States is experiencing the third-longest economic expansion on record.

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Bobby Boland restoring Hannibal's Rialto as banquet center

A GRAND theater in Hannibal will have new life as a banquet hall, thanks to a concerned business leader. Bobby Boland has bought the Rialto property, 603 Broadway, along with the buildings on both sides, and plans to have it open as a 300-seat banquet cen

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Private, public initiatives should help combat opioid abuse

THERE have been some encouraging developments recently in the battle against opioid abuse. CVS Health announced last week that it will limit the amount and strength of prescription opioid painkillers it provides to patients taking the drugs for the first

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Quincy School District reorganization effort reaches new milestones

ONE NEW building, taking shape as part of Quincy School District's multi-year, $89 million construction and reorganization program, was open for a walk-through by certified staff last week.