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  • Damage assessment shows aerials of Puerto Rico devastation after Hurricane Maria

    New aerial footage from the National Weather Service shows the scale of the damage wrought by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. The footage from eastern and central Puerto Rico shows the devastation the Category 4 hurricane caused to entire neighborhoods, solar farms, and forests when it made landfall in Puerto Rico on September 20. Puerto Rico is still recovering from the impact of the worst hurricane in a century to strike the Caribbean island. More than 80 percent of residents remain without power, and some schools only reopened on Tuesday, October 24, almost five weeks after the hurricane struck.

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Airpower brings hope, relief to Puerto Rico

My heart sank when I arrived in Puerto Rico and saw the damage and destruction of Hurricane Maria first hand. I had seen some of the news reports about it beforehand but was unprepared to witness the level of destruction the hurricane had wreaked on the Island – it was mind blowing. After spending two weeks traveling to different regions, the devastation of Puerto Rico’s infrastructure was visible but more apparent was the resilience and strength of the Puerto Ricans.

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Belleville should embrace community policing

Instead of the motto, “Protect & Serve,” perhaps the motto of the Belleville Police Department should be, “Ticket & Fine,” a way of doing business that largely neither protects nor serves. This method of policing and fining recently cost Jennings, Missouri a $4.7 million civil rights class action payout.

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We are trying to make the tax code work for you

In 1986, Americans flocked to theaters to see the year’s number one movie, “Top Gun.” A lot has changed since Maverick and Ice Man prepared to do battle with Soviet MiGs, as Kenny Loggins’ Danger Zone blared in the background. However, one thing that hasn’t changed for the better in 31 years is the federal tax code.

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Swansea spirit is difficult to sink

The Wolf Branch School District took a few “hits” in the Sound-Off column in relation to recent damage at the middle school from mine subsidence. While the event is certainly unfortunate, and repairs could be costly, public buildings are no more immune from these kinds of events than commercial businesses or private residences. My understanding is that 15 years ago the district considered multiple options and chose to construct sections of the building so they move independently, probably the only real cost effective approach available to them.

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