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Perspective: Listening to constituents

As I prepare to head back to Washington after a few uninterrupted weeks of visiting with folks throughout Missouri’s 3rd District, I find myself reflecting on the issues that were discussed and what is on your minds.

Perspective: Concerns remain about Planned Parenthood, tax-funded stadium

Tuesday’s meeting of the Interim Committee on the Sanctity of Life did nothing to assuage concerns about Planned Parenthood and has raised critical questions about the leadership and management of the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services as well as the University of Missouri.

Our Opinion: Tax amnesty: time to pay up

Have you received a notice of taxes due?

Your Opinion: Consumers urged to oppose bill

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) was created by Congress and is the crowning achievement of Wall Street Reform.

Your Opinion: Major morality change in U.S.

I would like to submit additional information about two subjects to go along with my letters posted on Aug. 9 and 16.

Our Opinion: Fellowship, fun and a boost for cancer patients

Cancer patients deserve a boost.

Your Opinion: People deserve more timely court ruling

It’s been over a year since Osage County Sheriff Michael Dixon pleaded guilty to harassment of a co-worker.

Your Opinion: Learn from example of Paducah, Ky.

Thank you, Susan Stark. Your July 29 letter to the editor recommending the Chamber check out Paducah, Ky., was absolutely correct.

Your Opinion: Abortion protest deserves attention

Disappointing that your voluminous Sunday edition of Aug. 23 did not find space to mention the protest at Planned Parenthood [PP, their logo] in Columbia — part of a nationwide effort at more than 300 U.S. cities.

Our Opinion: Evaluating changes in health care priorities

A change in priorities is perhaps the most significant finding of a 2015 Community Health Needs Assessment, when compared to a previous assessment in 2012.

Our Opinion: ‘Flakka’: A new addictive, lethal drug

Add ‘flakka’ to the list of highly addictive, potentially lethal synthetic drugs.

Our Opinion: Speak now on possible GRUT tax increase

News Tribune editorial

The Jefferson City Council is considering an increase in its gross receipts utilities tax (GRUT) to finance capital projects.

Your Opinion: ‘Unplanned Parenthood’ would be more accurate name

As for the dilemma of what to do about funding Planned Parenthood, I think we should first look at the contradiction in the name of their organization.

Your Opinion: Hubris infuses white perspectives of blacks

I think we “white folks” really have no idea how things work day-to-day for people who happen to be African-American and I believe it’s hubris to think we do.

Your Opinion: Data shows Missourians prefer clean energy

I found it interesting in Congressman Luetkemeyer’s Aug. 15 perspective that he hears from so many of us who are in fear of EPA’s rule to clean up power plant emissions.