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Our Opinion: 2018 session: All considering, a good effort

Published May. 24 2018

The 2018 session of the Missouri Legislature had its successes and failures, but overall lawmakers pushed through a major distraction...

Your Opinion: GOP disappoint with Greitens' witch hunt

Published May. 24 2018

As a lifelong Missourian, I have always felt pride in the belief that our elected officials valued integrity, decency and...

Your Opinion: Expecting unbiased truth from the media

Published May. 23 2018

These are my thoughts and you are free to disagree or agree, now.

Our Opinion: Callaway Hills: A lean, mean, food-service machine

Published May. 23 2018

We give an A+ to Callaway Hills Elementary School for achieving something schools have been struggling for years to do:...

Your Opinion: Gas prices raised to fund politicians

Published May. 23 2018

Why are gasoline prices skyrocketing this summer, when the United States is supposedly energy independent?

Our Opinion: New national cemetery needed

Published May. 22 2018

When it comes to seeking a new national cemetery site in Jefferson City, we encourage our leaders not to take...

Perspective: Legislature wraps up productive session

Published May. 21 2018

The 2018 regular legislative concluded Friday at 6 p.m. Much was accomplished since the session began in January.

Our Opinion: A message to the Class of 2018

Published May. 17 2018

Congratulations to all the new graduates on your hard work and perseverance leading to this day. Now that you've graduated,...

Your Opinion: Two separate issues with Greitens

Published May. 16 2018

As the trial against Gov. Eric Greitens begins, there are two separate issues: Is he guilty of felonies? And, is...

Our Opinion: 'Revenge porn' bill would help to protect victims

Published May. 16 2018

We commend Missouri lawmakers for finishing and finally passing the so-called "revenge porn" bill, and we encourage the governor to...

Your Opinion: Robo calls: why?

Published May. 16 2018

I don't know about you, but I am sick and tired of dashing to the phone, half dressed, or with...

Our Opinion: Revoking Missouri Times' Capitol press membership

Published May. 15 2018

On Monday, the Capitol Press Corps — the association that makes up the news agencies covering the Capitol and the...

Our Opinion: State budget represents Missourians' needs

Published May. 14 2018

As has been said many times, the lone constitutional requirement of the Legislature is to annually pass a balanced budget...

Our Opinion: Bike share program a win-win for residents, visitors

Published May. 10 2018

We're eager to see the implementation of a new program that could encourage bike riding on our city's greenway system...

Commentary: On Mother's Day, celebrate shared parenting

Published May. 10 2018

Sometimes us shared parenting advocates get the bad rap of being anti-mother. That is so far from the truth.

Your Opinion: Are Greitens' critics squeaky clean?

Published May. 10 2018

Most of what I hear regarding Gov. Eric Greitens' plight comes from the morning news over my coffee.

Your Opinion: City is doing glass recycling right

Published May. 9 2018

I am always glad to see recycling reported in the newspaper and it's even better when recycling finds its way...

Your Opinion: Protests more dangerous than living while black?

Published May. 9 2018

I write regarding the editors' May 2 letter on the right to protest.

Our Opinion: Honoring the fallen

Published May. 9 2018

A ceremony at the Governor's Gardens on Saturday drove home the sad, salient truth that's known to all families with...