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Your Opinion: Our Russian sympathizer president

Published Mar. 22 2018

It should be easy for most intelligent American citizens to realize that President Trump is a real Russian sympathizer.

Your Opinion: Thousands jailed for being poor

Published Mar. 21 2018

Just finished reading the book "Not a Crime to be Poor: The Criminalization of Poverty in America," by Peter Edelman.

Your Opinion: Why cost of goods is so high

Published Mar. 21 2018

If you recall, some time ago I wrote about a thing called "Common Sense." Well, here is something to think...

Our Opinion: Missouri earns A+ for adult education

Published Mar. 21 2018

Missouri deserves an A+ for its programs to educate adults.

Our Opinion: Raise the Age — It's the right thing to do

Published Mar. 20 2018

We commend the Missouri Senate for recently voting 31-0 on a bill that would raise the age of teens covered...

Perspective: Second half of session to feature more progress on state budget

Published Mar. 20 2018

I am told the odds of picking a perfect bracket in the NCAA Basketball Tournament are, at best, somewhere in...

Your Opinion: You can't legislate morality

Published Mar. 20 2018

I was listening to the radio and the Jefferson City mayor was on air, trying to convince we the people...

Your Opinion: Response on state's broadband plan

Published Mar. 20 2018

There were some revealing statements in Mr. Dan Cassidy's, Missouri Farm Bureaus Chief Administrative Officer, LTE about rural broadband access.

Your Opinion: Repurpose tax funds

Published Mar. 20 2018

Jefferson City needs to reprioritize how we use our tax revenues.

Your Opinion: Help clean up city trash

Published Mar. 18 2018

I moved to Jefferson City seven years ago, and I absolutely love it.

Our Opinion: Cole County rates high in health, but you're the master of your own destiny

Published Mar. 18 2018

Want to live with the healthiest people in the state? You'll have to move to Platte County in the Kansas...

Your Opinion: Why, Hillary, am I deplorable?

Published Mar. 18 2018

I am one of your deplorables.

Perspective: County sheriff department's history shows growth

Published Mar. 18 2018

In my articles on Cole County, I've been covering the history of our communities and departments in the county. This...

Your Opinion: Lawmakers should stop government giveaways

Published Mar. 17 2018

The News Tribune dated Wednesday, March 7, 2018, included an article which stated Rep. Elaine Gannon sponsored House Bill 1606.

Your Opinion: Who pays for Rock Island Trail?

Published Mar. 15 2018

Sunday's News Tribune reported that the Conservation Federation of Missouri committee has voted to support "installing the eastern segment of...

Our Opinion: Senate takes first step toward fixing state roads, bridges

Published Mar. 15 2018

The Missouri Department of Transportation has been operating on a bare bones budget for years now, without the ability to...

Your Opinion: Talk about mental health, not guns

Published Mar. 15 2018

It's a shame that all the news media makes their headlines about gun control. The real news of mental illness...

Your Opinion: Chamber's cheap tricks

Published Mar. 14 2018

Thank you for last Sunday's report on candidates.

Our Opinion: Advocating for essential openness in government

Published Mar. 14 2018

You can argue for or against President Trump's policies and gun control on the national level, and tax cuts, tort...

Your Opinion: What if Greitens is innocent?

Published Mar. 14 2018

What if he is innocent?

Your Opinion: Free internet not in the cards

Published Mar. 14 2018

Bert Dirschell's Letter to the Editor (March 4) was way off the mark.

Our Opinion: Missouri deer hunters again show their generosity

Published Mar. 13 2018

We've long encouraged Missouri hunters to participate in the Missouri Department of Conservation's Share the Harvest program as a way...

Your Opinion: Democrat, Communist beliefs too similar

Published Mar. 13 2018

For those of you who only have a superficial knowledge of America and the Communist Party USA history, such usually...