THIS WEEK'S ISSUE

Ocean acidification tops the annual list of important stories ignored by the mainstream media

 Our oceans are acidifying – even if the nightly news hasn’t told you yet.As humanity continues to fill the atmosphere with harmful gases, the planet is becoming less hospitable to life as we...
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The scourge of scarlet fever in 19th century Springfield

 The citizens of 19th century Springfield may not have faced the threat of ebola or known what an enterovirus is, but they were no strangers to deadly outbreaks of infectious diseases. In a popul...

NEWS

 Decades of violence between Israelis and Palestinians could be ended by carving out space for a Palestinian state, according to Jimmy Carter.The 90-year-old former president visited Jacksonville...
 This is no David and Goliath battle. Here, “David” has little chance of winning, and “Goliath” has barely acknowledged there even is a battle.U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin of Springfield, a Demo...
 After seven years of no raises, editorial employees at the State Journal-Register are asking the public to join them for a Monday rally outside newspaper offices on Ninth Street.“Anybody can c...
 Pity the pit bull.Some see the breed as the devil incarnate, out to ravage men, women and children, not to mention other dogs, with vise-like jaws, lots of teeth and a hair-trigger temperament t...

EDITOR'S NOTE

 Make no mistake, there’s little in the way of originality where David Leitch and Chad Stahelski’s John Wick is concerned. It’s a simple story you know well – a man of violence, in an att...
 Halloween treats don’t all have to be sweet. Here are some devilish dishes for a spooky supper to delight kids and adults alike.Most iterations of witches fingers are made with cookie dough. C...

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BAND SPOTLIGHT

Two-wheeled transportation comes to Springfield

 It isn’t quite ISIS crossing the Mexican border, but from the way that some people reacted to it, you’d have thought that the arrival of bicyclists on Second Street threatened our American W...
 I’m a woman in my early 30s. I was one of the employees who got laid off after my employer lost a big account. I’ve found a new job, but it’s not on my career path and it pays terribly. St...

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