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Perspective: On SB 43, House should not abrogate its responsibilities

Published Apr. 23 2017

As if to prove the opponents' point, SB 43 specifically mentions cases that proponents claim were bad cases.

Your Opinion: Chamber port study a sham

Published Apr. 23 2017

The Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce is pretending to start another "study" to determine whether a port on the...

Your Opinion: Comment offensive to women

Published Apr. 23 2017

In Brian Dudenhoeffer's letter about President Trump he makes a comment that offends me as a woman.

Our Opinion: Alcohol advertising and free speech

Published Apr. 23 2017

In Wednesday's News Tribune, a Schulte's Fresh Foods ad features a 30-pack of Busch beer for $17.79. What the ad...

Commentary: The 'Oh, never mind' president

Published Apr. 23 2017

Donald Trump's "Oh, never mind" presidency was produced by voters stung by the contempt they detected directed toward them by...

Perspective: Easter break provided time with family, constituents

Published Apr. 22 2017

Besides celebrating Easter with my family, I used the two-week district work period to travel across central and eastern Missouri....

Your Opinion: Repaving a main concern for MoDOT?

Published Apr. 22 2017

We drove up 54 north of Jefferson City recently. We drive to east on 50 regularly.

Our Opinion: Respect, attention keys in lowering fatalities with commercial trucks

Published Apr. 22 2017

Ever throw your car in reverse out of fear a wide-turning commercial truck driver will plow into you? What about...

Our Opinion: Precautions, not panic, needed for salmonella cases

Published Apr. 21 2017

With the recent uptick in salmonella cases in Cole County, keep in mind precautions are more productive than panic.

Your Opinion: Cut 'free' stuff from DC

Published Apr. 20 2017

Sunday's News Tribune had several stories noting that the proposed federal budget would stop funding certain local programs with money...

Our Opinion: Earth Day: A cause for celebration

Published Apr. 20 2017

In a sense, for this year's local Earth Day celebration, our planet will share the spotlight with another celestial body:...

Your Opinion: Anti-aid, not anti-Catholic

Published Apr. 20 2017

A recent column by Michael McShane ("The Supreme Court can put a nail in the anti-Catholic coffin," April 13), on...

Your Opinion: When the time comes

Published Apr. 19 2017

I read with interest the AP story concerning McCaskill's town hall meeting.

Our Opinion: Prom and graduation: Keep it joyous, keep it safe

Published Apr. 19 2017

We're reaching the end of the school year, when area high school students eagerly anticipate prom and, for some, graduation.

Your Opinion: Capitol security

Published Apr. 19 2017

You have been reporting of late about Capitol security, funding, installation, removal, reinstallation but unmanned metal detectors, including today's "Capitol...

Commentary: Battle against sex trafficking of minors

Published Apr. 19 2017

Three months ago, State Trooper Jonathan Otto, 33, of the Arizona Department of Public Safety pulled over a car that...

Your Opinion: Mediacom dropping people from phone book?

Published Apr. 18 2017

I received a letter from a friend, saying that she had wanted to call me, but I wasn't in the...

Your Opinion: Bill bad for renewable energy

Published Apr. 18 2017

There is a simply awful bill working its way through our Missouri Legislature. HB340, a net-metering bill, would allow utilities...

Our Opinion: Spring cleanup is a win-win if everyone plays nice

Published Apr. 18 2017

Years ago, when Jefferson City started its spring cleanup, it came with what was likely an unintended consequence.

Your Opinion: Ameren's stock performance

Published Apr. 18 2017

A recent Opinion piece on Ameren noted that the price of the stock has increased over 70 percent in the...

Viewpoint: Risky behavior fuels Earth Day March for Science

Published Apr. 17 2017

President Trump's risky behavior has people so stressed that they're taking to the streets.

Perspective: Work finished and work ahead

Published Apr. 17 2017

With the close of session this week, only four weeks remain in the 2017 legislative session. There is much to...

Your Opinion: Please allow job growth

Published Apr. 17 2017

Most new Missouri laws seem to be intended to create jobs, but HB 340 will do just the opposite, crippling...