Thompson, Triad outlast Mascoutah in MVC showdown

Just when the first Mississppi Valley Conference battle of the season appeared to be going the distance, it was Triad senior Sophie Thompson who delivered the knockout blow on Monday at Mascoutah High School.

Obama says parts of climate deal must be legally binding

Parts of a global climate agreement being hammered out in Paris should be legally binding, President Barack Obama said Tuesday. The declaration was a boost to climate negotiators seeking a tough accord and a challenge to Republican senators, many of whom don’t believe that global warming is real.

Putting NGA next to Scott Air Force Base is only logical

If Mr. Spock took on Boss Hogg in a WWE grudge match, then we’d be close to the difference between putting the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency next to Scott Air Force Base vs. in North St. Louis. It sure seems to be a matter of “logic” vs. “more simoleons.”

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People speak out in support of middle school teacher Jim Watkins.