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JCPS on track with cellphone policy

Published May. 22 2019

We support Jefferson City Public Schools in developing a cellphone policy intended to prevent disruptions in classrooms.

Our Opinion: Slow down this summer

Published May. 21 2019

This summer, for your child's sake, slow down. We're not talking about your driving, although that's a good idea too.

Your Opinion: Response to Williams

Published May. 21 2019

Dear Editor: I'm writing this letter in response to Mr. Ed William's letter "Dyke's cartoon doesn't reflect reality" published May...

Your Opinion: Response to Haslag

Published May. 20 2019

Dear Editor: The Cole County Democratic mouthpiece Robert Haslag lectured Ms. Roam about racism in his editorial April 30. One...

Your Opinion: Trump won't bring back golden age

Published May. 20 2019

Dear Editor: I graduated from high school in a "golden age" for us privileged white males.

Commentary: Blaine paid a steep price for his bigotry, but children shouldn't have to

Published May. 19 2019

WASHINGTON — Republican James G. Blaine (1830-93) was a House speaker, senator and two-time secretary of state, but he is...

Perspective: Feverish pace as session comes to close

Published May. 19 2019

Greetings from the fourth floor of your state Capitol; as I write this, we are still in session and debating...

Perspective: A study a day

Published May. 19 2019

One of the marvels of the internet is its utility in connecting inquisitive minds with an overabundance of research studies,...

Your Opinion: Student loans not responsible for federal debt

Published May. 19 2019

Tony SmithJefferson CityDear Editor:When I returned from Vietnam, I used the GI Bill to complete a master’s degree.

Your Opinion: Response to Bergman

Published May. 19 2019

Nelson OttoJefferson CityDear Editor:Mr. Bergman’s letter of May 15 needs some corrections to be factual.

Our Opinion: Who's best to control Candy Crush?

Published May. 19 2019

U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley is taking on Candy Crush — as well as other game apps that encourage users (often...

Your Opinion: ‘Greatest economy in history’ claim incorrect

Published May. 19 2019

Robert HaslagJefferson CityDear Editor:Mr. Otto, evidently you discovered the weakness of the “joke” concept and now posit Mr.

Your Opinion: Killing the innocent

Published May. 19 2019

Edward BodeJefferson CityDear Editor:At the Capitol, abortion advocates spoke seriously about respecting the mother and the physician.

Perspective: Memorial Day more than just a day for relaxation

Published May. 19 2019

On May 1, 1865, less than a month after Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered at Appomattox Courthouse, a parade was...

Your Opinion: Biden and sons’ corruption

Published May. 19 2019

Charlotte SchniedersJefferson CityDear Editor:There’s a new type of corruption involving multi-billion-dollar equity deals with foreign governments pouring money into children...

Our Opinion: Celebrating two decades for the Center of Hope

Published May. 18 2019

We would like to congratulate the Salvation Army on its 20th anniversary of serving Jefferson City with the Center of...

Perspective: Honoring law enforcement officers

Published May. 18 2019

Nearly 1 million men and women across the nation go to work each and every day willing to make the...

Your Opinion: Health care and GOP deception

Published May. 18 2019

Tony SmithJefferson CityDear Editor:Tom Ault has shared his health care bills with us recently and sees nonsense? I agree that...

Your Opinion: Diagnosing Trump through the media

Published May. 18 2019

Sherwood WatsonJefferson CityDear Editor:OK, I’ll bite. I have been following Mr. Haslag’s dialogue with himself regarding the possible mental health...

How 'lunch shaming' is facing scrutiny around the US

Published May. 17 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — Denying children a hot meal apparently isn't a popular way for schools to deal with unpaid...

Your Opinion: Response to Rycyk

Published May. 17 2019

Frank Rycyk LTE compares Trump's fence to the Berlin wall. Well, let us do a real comparison here.

Your Opinion: Rein in federal government

Published May. 17 2019

Is the plan of politicians to continue to grow government until We the People are stripped of all decision making,...

Your Opinion: Dems' disastrous economy record

Published May. 17 2019

If the Constitution and history are removed from teaching, may we rewrite our own version? Democrats' handling of the economy...