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By Andrew B. Wilson on Nov 08, 2017

It may be the biggest and most closely watched competition since Charles Lindbergh – backed by a group of Saint Louis businessmen – won the $25,000 Orteig Prize as the first pilot to cross the Atlantic Ocean. That was 90 years ago, in 1927.

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By Patrick Tuohey on Oct 24, 2017

In a recent opinion column, Linda Moore, the president and CEO of TechNet, a “national, bipartisan network of technology CEOs and senior executives,” heralded Amazon’s seeking of a new headquarters as a wake-up call to policymakers about the need for increased computer science a

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By Joseph Haslag on Oct 23, 2017

The Broadway Inn is convenient for all the universities in Columbia, and its owner wants to build a $20 million expansion that would include a second hotel tower.

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By Andrew B. Wilson on Oct 18, 2017

Amazon is amazing. Just amazing.

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By Andrew B. Wilson on Sep 28, 2017

I could only groan when I read the headline: “Saint Louis unifies to win Amazon HQ2: A Successful Bid Would Bring 50,000 Jobs to Region.”

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By Andrew B. Wilson on Aug 21, 2017

With Labor Day just around the corner, now is a good time to discuss (and, more than that, to take up the cudgels against) a bad idea popularized by leading figures in Silicon Valley.

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By Michael Q. McShane on Aug 17, 2017

Summer fading into fall and children heading back to school . . . it can mean only one thing: Football is about to come back.

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By Joseph Haslag on Aug 08, 2017

When I arrived at the University of Missouri in 2000, Dr. Ed Robb told me that the Missouri economy was just like the national economy in terms of the economic growth rate. While Dr.

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By James V. Shuls on Aug 02, 2017

Teachers love their pension system. And why not? A teacher can retire at age 55 with 30 years of service and draw 75% of their final average salary for the rest of her life. For a teacher who becomes a principal or superintendent, this benefit could easily be six figures annually.

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By Graham Renz, Grace Vandegriff on Jul 27, 2017

Whatever our policy inclinations, we should all agree that government ought to be for the public good, transparent, and accountable. Unfortunately, some of Missouri’s community improvement districts fail to satisfy these uncontroversial, common-sense requirements of good government.

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