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Charleston City Council to vote on loan agreement

Corryn Brock, News Editor

November 19, 2019

The Charleston City Council will vote on a loan agreement during its meeting on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. The loan will be used to purchase an ambulance and should not exceed $226,500. The loan would come from First Mid Illinois Bank and Trust and last for a period of five years at an interest rate of ...

Editorial: More mass shootings, more silence

November 18, 2019

Stop us if you have heard the following before: Four people were killed and six were injured in a shooting in Fresno, California Sunday evening and three are dead after a shooting at a Walmart in Oklahoma. There was once a time where that news would have jostled people, or at the very least sparked...

Editorial: Senator Johnson’s comments concerning

November 17, 2019

United State senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin went on NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday and made comments about the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump that were as concerning as they were out of touch. Johnson said on "Meet the Press" that the whistleblower who took information about Tr...

STAFF EDITORIAL: There are more vital things to argue about

Staff Editorial

November 15, 2019

It is important to be grateful for kind words from others in a world that does not have much kindness to spread. Everyday headlines and video clips flash before our eyes that show the horrors of the day from mass shootings to famine to war; there are so many negative things to see in the world. So, when...

Staff Editorial: Strip away partisanship from inquiry

November 13, 2019

The first round of the public impeachment hearing was held on Wednesday in Washington, where democratic and republican members of congress took 45 minutes each questioning witnesses William B. Taylor and George Kent. The testimony given by Taylor, who is the U.S. diplomat to Ukraine and Kent, who is th...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Stay safe in treacherous weather

Staff Editorial

November 12, 2019

With the heavy snowfall and blustery weather we have recently received, it is safe to say that the roads are rather dangerous. Local police officers have expressed that it is not worth it for people to be on the roads, unless they absolutely have to be somewhere. We at The Daily Eastern News agree tha...

EDITORIAL: Football win was a relief

Staff Editorial

November 11, 2019

You could almost hear the sigh of relief rise up across campus when the score of the Eastern football team’s game against Tennessee State was finalized on Nov. 9. The Panthers had finally got their first win of the season, 49-38 over the Tigers to move to 1-9 on the season. And we all needed it. As ...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Radford’s police failed Lobo-Perez

Staff Editorial

November 7, 2019

The unexpected death of a college student could have been avoided had the police taken him to a hospital for being intoxicated instead of placing him in a cell.  Eighteen-year-old Aris Lobo-Perez was attending Radford University in Culpeper, Virginia when he was arrested on Sept. 11 by campus poli...

Dear T.I., the hymen status is not important

Staff Editorial

November 6, 2019

All people should be knowledgeable and aware of certain aspects of the human body, both male and female bodies.  One part of the female body that is commonly misunderstood is the hymen.  In an episode of the podcast “Ladies Like Us” rapper T.I. discussed with the hosts, model Nazanin Mand...

STAFF EDITORIAL: People deserve Trump’s tax returns

Staff Editorial

November 5, 2019

President Trump’s tax returns have been eluding the eyes of the public for a long time now, with few instances popping up where anyone was able to lay eyes on the forbidden fruit. But, as The Washington Post reported Monday, a federal appeals court may have gotten us one step closer to seeing some o...

Editorial: United States embarrassed itself Tuesday

November 5, 2019

The White House informed the United Nations on Monday that it will be officially leaving the Paris Climate Agreement. The agreement was made to curb the global use of fossil fuels and to help poorer countries prepare to combat the effects of climate change now and in the future. The United States w...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Accuracy of alcohol breath tests is necessary

Staff Editorial

November 4, 2019

An investigation by The New York Times published Sunday revealed shocking findings about the credibility and accuracy of alcohol breath test machines across the U.S. Tens of thousands of court cases involving alcohol breath tests have already been thrown out nationwide, in some cases faulty machines we...

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