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‘I’m going to be the voice of SIU students,’ student campaigns for Jackson County Board

Published on March 7, 2018 as the campus editor for the Daily Egyptian at SIUC.

Tony Barbato, a senior from Metropolis, is running for Jackson County Board hoping to be a voice for SIU students. 792 more words

Daily Egyptian Articles

Editorial: Local gun measure misguided, unconstitutional

A local initiative petition that seeks to protect the right to keep and bear arms is unnecessary, misguided and almost certainly would be tossed out by the courts. 54 more words


Fentanyl adds a deadly dose to local heroin

Health and law enforcement officials are warning that deadly fentanyl has made it into the local heroin supply — putting at risk everyone from first-time users to those struggling with full-blown addiction. 48 more words

Mail Tribune

Jackson County targets chronic court skippers

A new effort to hold people in jail who regularly skip their court dates has already netted 13 criminals who together have 150 cases and failed to appear for 500 court appointments, according to data from the Jackson County District Attorney’s Office. 60 more words

Mail Tribune

Talent gets road upgrades this year

Two long-awaited road projects will be completed in Talent this year.

Improvements to Highway 99 between Rapp and Creel roads have been planned for more than a decade, while pedestrian and bike access enhancement along Rapp Road have been sought for a half-dozen years. 33 more words

Mail Tribune

Guest Opinion: Our opioid epidemic can't be ignored

Tucked in my backpack alongside my house keys and a stash of notepaper is a little blue bag. Inside the zippered pouch is a package of Narcan (AKA Naloxone) nasal spray. 35 more words

Guest Opinion

The Sad End of George G. Wray

Now that I’ve gotten the indices completed for the Insane Record books of Jackson County, Indiana, its time to start sharing some of the stories of my cousins who I found in the pages. 1,291 more words