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Our Opinion: Vote 'yes' on J and C

Published Mar. 26 2017

We believe the tax hike would fund a solid plan that is needed to keep our schools, and our community,...

Community voices on the JCPS ballot issues

Published Mar. 26 2017

The News Tribune inbox has been overflowing with community members' voicing their opinions about the Jefferson City Public Schools April...

Your Opinion: US is too divided

Published Mar. 26 2017

Our country cannot survive as the country we grew up in. With the bitterly divided citizenry as it has become...

Your Opinion: Yes on school bond issue

Published Mar. 26 2017

When you go to the polls on April 4, I want you to think to yourself: Does Jefferson City need...

Your Opinion: What is the true cost of US welfare?

Published Mar. 26 2017

In a previous Opinion I noted that Social Security is funded by forced worker contributions, as opposed to Medicaid, which...

Your Opinion: Yes on J & C

Published Mar. 26 2017

Our district is behind in space, educational materials and the ability to support our children like they should be supported.

Commentary: An oasis of liberty in the Arizona sun

Published Mar. 26 2017

Today's Arizona governor, Doug Ducey, is demonstrating the continuing pertinence of the limited-government conservatism with which Sen. Goldwater shaped the...

Your Opinion: An authoritarian state

Published Mar. 25 2017

Are we sliding into an authoritarian state? A few considerations.

Your Opinion: Time to give back to school system

Published Mar. 25 2017

I will be voting "yes" on Proposition J and Proposition C on April 4.

Your Opinion: Vote 'yes' on school bond issue

Published Mar. 25 2017

Eight years ago, I returned to my hometown as a teacher. I am fortunate to work with a great group...

Perspective: Continuing to support small businesses

Published Mar. 25 2017

This was another jam packed week in the House of Representatives. Important bills on the House floor, three Committee hearings...

Our Opinion: State training program vital to workforce

Published Mar. 25 2017

A bill that would improve a little-known work training program that started in 2013 is working its way through the...

Your Opinion: New health plan drops coverage for many

Published Mar. 24 2017

From the Congressional Budget Office report, we learned that if the Affordable Care Act (ACA, also known as Obamacare) is...

Your Opinion: When do Dems not lie?

Published Mar. 24 2017

Attention, Attention! Remember when Slick Willy said, "I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky?"

Your Opinion: Cartoon racially offensive

Published Mar. 24 2017

Regarding the cartoon in the Sunday, March 12 issue on page A10, you published a cartoon showing Dr. Ben Carson...

Your Opinion: Hacking elections nothing new

Published Mar. 24 2017

All this talk about Russia hacking the election, and President Trump's people talking to Russia's people is ludicrous. We have...

Our Opinion: Missourians aiding neighbors to the west

Published Mar. 24 2017

Credit Mid-Missourians for coming to the aid of residents in Kansas, Oklahoma and the Texas panhandle, where wind-fueled wildfires have...

Commentary: Whatever replaces Obamacare will look a lot like Obamacare

Published Mar. 24 2017

"Mend it, don't end it" was Bill Clinton's rhetorical straddle regarding affirmative action. Republican efforts to "repeal and replace" the...

Your Opinion: Trump train in trouble

Published Mar. 23 2017

I read it here. The Trump train is loading up folks from Cole County. These people are satisfied #45 is...

Our Opinion: Blunt's legislation eases transition from military to civilian jobs

Published Mar. 23 2017

Transitioning from military jobs to civilian jobs always has been tough for many of our nation's veterans.

Your Opinion: Real isues in climate

Published Mar. 23 2017

As I stated in my letter Friday, when warm weather comes, the alarmistsstart writing letters.

Your Opinion: Cheating our community

Published Mar. 23 2017

Fifty-two years ago I came to Jefferson City to form a company called Modern Business Systems, selling and servicing office...

Your Opinion: Yes on J, Yes on C

Published Mar. 23 2017

To the citizens of Jefferson City, please vote "yes" on J and "yes" on C this April 4.