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Our Opinion: Your money, your choice

Published Jul. 27 2017

Quick, name the one thing the city does that has the biggest impact on the spending of taxpayer dollars each...

Your Opinion: Missouri one of few states to use animal gas chambers

Published Jul. 27 2017

Regarding the recent article on the family whose dog was euthanized after escaping due to fireworks, the vet covering at...

Commentary: The slovenly institution that is Congress

Published Jul. 27 2017

In January 1988, in Ronald Reagan's final State of the Union address, he noisily dropped on a table next to...

Our Opinion: No winners in latest Bustamante legal wranglings

Published Jul. 26 2017

According to a civil court settlement, convicted killer Alyssa Bustamante owes $5 million to her victim's mother.

Our Opinion: Summer marred by twin set of tragedies

Published Jul. 25 2017

It's the time of the year in Jefferson City when the thermometer quickly rises and the city slows down. School...

Your Opinion: Morality lost

Published Jul. 25 2017

The first paragraph in the July 22 article about "laughing teens" says it all.

Your Opinion: Voters oppose single-payer unless it's put on federal tab

Published Jul. 24 2017

More on how some other states are addressing single-payer health care.

Our Opinion: Drug monitoring plan moves the needle forward

Published Jul. 23 2017

We commend Gov. Eric Greitens for starting a prescriptions drug monitoring plan through executive order.

Your Opinion: 'Made in America Week' with out-of-this-country shoes

Published Jul. 23 2017

Along with Donald Trump, I am celebrating and applauding the past week as "Made in America Week." As Donald famously...

Your Opinion: Missouri should determine its own health care

Published Jul. 23 2017

Legislators and/or voters in Nevada, California, Washington, Vermont, New York & Colorado are proactively addressing single-payer health care systems.

Your Opinion: GOP has good talk, but doesn't walk the walk

Published Jul. 23 2017

What is it with our elected politicians? My representative, Vicky Hartzler, submitted an amendment to the defense appropriation bill that...

Commentary: The wild blue yonder ain't what it used to be

Published Jul. 23 2017

America's security challenges change much faster — think of the Soviet Union's demise and the Islamic State's rise — than...

Our Opinion: Year-round ice skating in the Capital City

Published Jul. 22 2017

Dogged determination, tenacity and a lot of time are what's needed if you want to land a triple lutz on...

Perspective: Emphasizing the strength of the manufacturing industry

Published Jul. 22 2017

The Trump administration has put a meaningful emphasis on manufacturing, job creation and a strong economy.

Our Opinion: 'Obey the sign or pay a fine'

Published Jul. 21 2017

Law enforcement agencies statewide, including in Jefferson City, will launch a "blitz against speeding" on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Your Opinion: City lacks concern for parking problems

Published Jul. 21 2017

The City of Jefferson sure does have a strange way of enticing people to do business downtown.

Your Opinion: The problem with Muslim immigrants? Their descendants

Published Jul. 21 2017

The plan is to thoroughly vet prospective immigrants from several Middle Eastern Muslim countries. If our investigators can satisfy themselves...

Our Opinion: Heartbreaking sacrifice

Published Jul. 21 2017

We join the Mid-Missouri community in honoring a fallen soldier.

Our Opinion: State, feds cooperate on flood aid, but deadlines loom

Published Jul. 20 2017

Missouri officials have made an extraordinary effort in response to the extraordinary flooding that took place this spring in Missouri.

Your Opinion: The damage wrought by Dems

Published Jul. 20 2017

A general description of damages Democrats have wrought on American society:

Your Opinion: Challenging Ashcroft on voter ID

Published Jul. 20 2017

The first election since Missouri passed the photo voter ID requirement was held last week in St. Louis.

Your Opinion: Real health care improvement requires campaign finance reform

Published Jul. 20 2017

The Surviving Healthcare Reform forum at Lincoln University provided both support for the ACA in the ways that it improved...

Your Opinion: Blaming dog's owner abhorrent

Published Jul. 20 2017

Laying the blame for the dog's death on his owner is abhorrent, and typical of the shelter's reasoning when incidents...