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Lawmakers should heed voters' wishes on reforms

MIKE Parson has provided a calming influence to Missouri state government since ascending to the governorship June 1 with the resignation of Eric Greitens, who was facing potential impeachment proceedings over allegations of personal and political miscond

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Plan for Illinois Veterans Home truly is historic

It is a plan that Illinois Veterans Home Superintendent Troy Culbertson calls historic, a remaking of the campus that will ensure the safety and care of our military heroes and secure the home's future in Quincy. His assessment is correct. The final, fo

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Missourians should not face excessive punishment, debt when housed in county jails

A potentially landmark ruling last week by Missouri Appeals Court's Western District could end the practice of counties charging board to defendants found guilty of misdemeanors and felonies for their time spent in county jails.

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Hannibal Regional Auxiliary shows power of volunteering

The Hannibal Regional Auxiliary has played a critical role in helping fund vital health-related initiatives for the Hannibal Regional Healthcare System in the volunteer group's quarter-century of existence.

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QU trustees make impressive pick with McGee

QUINCY University announced its 24th president last Monday, naming Brian McGee to fill the post starting July 1, 2019, and we could not be more pleased with the selection. McGee comes to QU with an impressive resume.

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Healthy Students grant program successful in meeting objectives

Grant program helps Adams County Medical Society Alliance to promote better physical and mental health in schools.

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Delta Queen to reign on river again after a few upgrades

The Delta Queen riverboat will once more be able to make overnight excursions along the Mississippi River thanks to bipartisan action in Congress and the support of river communities both near and far. Sidelined since 2008, the riverboat had been lumped i

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In wake of opioid epidemic, Missouri needs to monitor prescription drugs

DESPITE an alarming rise in the number of opioid-related deaths, Missouri remains the only state in the country without a prescription drug monitoring program.

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Nationwide law needed to clarify online sales tax collections

Billions of dollars have been left on the table by states that still haven't passed pertinent laws after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in June that states are entitled to sales taxes that should be collected from all online purchases.

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Drug Court graduates deserve congratulations

The Adams County Drug Court reached a significant milestone last week with its 20th graduating class since the program was formed in September 2006.