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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.

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With campaign in past, Illinois must move forward

There were few surprises Tuesday night as election results were reported across the Land of Lincoln, which saw Democrat J.B. Pritzker handily defeat Republican incumbent Gov. Bruce Rauner.

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Good News of Christmas vital to assisting families

The Good News of Christmas campaign continues to be a remarkable, enduring community effort.

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Details begin to emerge about Veterans Home

TWO weeks ago, we wrote here that we had growing concerns about a lack of transparency in planning for the future at the Illinois Veterans Home. Today, we are happy to report that we now have seen projected bed counts.

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Rauner will do better in second term

TO PUT it mildly, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's first term has not been the success we had hoped it would be. The state went more than two years without a budget. All the while, bills piled up, and interest compounded, with the backlog topping $16 billion

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Missourians should vote Yes on Amendment 1

If the recent political scandal that consumed the office of the Missouri governor and forced the resignation of Eric Greitens has taught us anything, it's that something must be done to rein in the flow of dark money into campaigns.

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Missourians should re-elect McCaskill to U.S. Senate

Missouri needs a strong, experienced, independent voice in the U.S. Senate, which we believe Claire McCaskill will continue to provide.

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Voters should keep Frese in Illinois Statehouse

There will be a number of critical issues awaiting the 111th Illinois General Assembly when it convenes in January.

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Missouri voters should elect Riggs for 5th District

Riggs has a keen understanding of critical regional priorities and considerable experience working with the GOP-controlled Legislature to immediately be a forceful and effective voice for Northeast Missouri in Jefferson City, and we endorse his election.

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Galloway's watchdog efforts earn right to be elected

Taking over a political office mid-term is often a challenge. Yet, Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway faced that situation and turned the office into one of Missouri's most efficient governmental bodies.