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Our Opinion: An exception in child sexual abuse cases?

Although the November election is more than two months away, a proposed change in criminal law already has triggered controversy.

Your Opinion: Zoning vote marks defeat of special interests

Once again special interest proposals have crashed and burned courtesy of the people of Cole County.

Your Opinion: Presbyterians, peace and the Mideast crisis

I found the article “Faith, prayer have no bounds” interesting that the First Presbyterian Church was featured hosting a prayer service for peace and reconciliation around the world.

Our Opinion: Animal welfare law revisited

We disapprove of the way the Canine Cruelty Prevention Act came into being, but it appears to working.

Your Opinion: Statements and actions questioned

Just when you have seen it all, heard it all, or thought you have, Ferguson has lit up the “I’ll be damned light.”

Our Opinion: ‘Four E’s’ apply to safety on Labor Day

Labor Day weekend approaches amid a mix of public safety reminders for motorists.

Your Opinion: Obama’s failure; Nixon’s comment

Obama has given us another reason to compare him to Jimmy Carter.

Study: Social media users shy away from opinions

People who use Facebook and Twitter are less likely than others to share their opinions on hot-button issues, even when they are offline, according to a surprising new survey by the Pew Research Center.

Your Opinion: Farming protected from HSUS agenda

The motto this year among the 4-H and FFA kids in the livestock barns is — “We farm so you can eat.” It couldn’t be said any better.

Your Opinion: Let facts, not political correctness, prevail

The headline in the paper was, “New fear: What happens in Ferguson if no charges?”

Our Opinion: The right to effective counsel – by the numbers

Do caseload numbers impede the ability of public defenders to provide effective counsel?

Our Opinion: A visual contribution to history

A complete historical picture is helpful to future generations.

Your Opinion: Explore more equitable rates

Solid waste service will be the subject of upcoming open house meetings in City Hall. Rates may be discussed.

Your Opinion: View of conflict tainted

Milton Garber’s Aug. 17 letter describes his version of history that no reasonable person could say is an objective viewpoint.

Your Opinion: More to Israel’s story

I guess the letter writer that wrote concerning how “Israel is killing its victims” might be getting his wish as it could generate additional letters.