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Your Opinion: Move forward, together, on Rock Island Trail

I recently attended the Rock Island corridor meeting, which Representative Tom Hurst hosted at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Westphalia.

Your Opinion: Prosperous community does not need grants

I am submitting this letter to an issue which I feel is very pertinent in part to the financial woes and rapidly growing debt waste problems that this country is due to and how it continues to pile up.

Your Opinion: Abortion indicates loss of moral compass

I have read Sue Gibson’s very lengthy letter in the Jan. 22 Opinion page. So “two brave feminists demonstrated on Sunday” at St. Peter’s Church “in celebration of Roe v. Wade.”

Our Opinion: Time to ground excessive state flights

When verbal barbs are flying, keeping your head down is advisable.

Our Opinion: Pass legislation requiring students to pass civics test

Do Missouri high school students need another mandatory test?

Our Opinion: Celebrating a continuum of progress

Any gala become more celebratory when there is more to celebrate.

Perspective: Governor encouraged to work with lawmakers

On Wednesday the governor delivered his State of the State address. As has been the case throughout his entire term, the governor offered many platitudes, but very few solutions.

Our Opinion: State of state workers remains stagnant

News Tribune editorial

Gov. Jay Nixon’s State of the State address on Wednesday offered something for everyone, with the possible exception of Missouri's state employees.

Perspective: School board president addresses overcrowding, other issues

On Monday, January 12, a group of passionate individuals spoke at the Jefferson City Schools’ monthly Board of Education meeting about overcrowding at East Elementary School.

Your Opinion: Board member’s actions perceived as bullying

Harry Truman said, “If you can’t take the heat, get out of the kitchen.” That adage seems to be good advice for JCPS board member Doug Whitehead.

Your Opinion: Public school leadership called ‘inept’

Of those giving surveyors a reason to oppose a tax increase on the April 7 ballot, some said they don’t trust the district with their money. Other survey comments cited lack of support for district leadership.

Your Opinion: Time to rethink municipal elections

Seventeen percent of the votes cast could determine the next mayor of the City of Jefferson.

Your Opinion: Ill-conceived attack on Conservation

The continued assault on the Missouri Conservation Commission in the General Assembly is ill-conceived, obviously vindictive and needs to stop.

Your Opinion: We’re being scammed by worldwide tax plan

Davos, which has become a playground of sorts for the global elite, is expected to feature at least 40 heads of state and 2,500 top business executives.

Your Opinion: Bait and switch on borrowed funds

I won’t belabor the blind faith that Linda Wenzlick and other liberal Democrats have put in their choice of leadership.