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Your Opinion: Down on deer hunters

Published Jan. 18 2019

Cal WinterJefferson CityDear Editor:Missouri’s deer hunters are thugs and murderers. No, I’m not equating killing Bambi’s mom with maiming and...

Your Opinion: Missourinet bias against Trump

Published Jan. 18 2019

Jon DoughertyJefferson CityDear Editor:On Tuesday a reporter/broadcaster with Missourinet news, a Learfield property, implied in a story on the air...

Your Opinion: Release the hostages

Published Jan. 18 2019

Greg SchildmeyerJefferson CityDear Editor,It’s time to release the hostages.After working 32 years for two different federal agencies, followed by nearly...

Your Opinion: Hospital monopoly revisited

Published Jan. 17 2019

John C. LucioJefferson CityDear Editor:I have practiced medicine in this community for over 22 years, in addition to having served...

Our Opinion: This weekend, adopt the Boy Scout motto

Published Jan. 17 2019

With last weekend’s lessons still fresh in our mind, we’re preparing for another possible wintry blast this weekend.

Our Opinion: Random drug testing an improvement

Published Jan. 16 2019

Jefferson City Public Schools plans to change the way it drug tests its athletes.The plan would move from bulk group...

Your Opinion: Dems, don’t derail the growth train

Published Jan. 16 2019

Bert DirschellCentertownDear Editor:The latest jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics was great news.

Your Opinion: Enough hate

Published Jan. 16 2019

Harold HorstmannLohmanDear Editor:Since Trump was elected, I have been trying to understand the real reason for the extreme hate for...

Your Opinion: What’s the motivation for education?

Published Jan. 15 2019

Bert DirschellCentertownDear Editor:Why is the federal government spending 2.4 times (per capita, inflation adjusted) for Medicaid and “Other Means Tested...

Our Opinion: Hats off to road crews

Published Jan. 15 2019

Our hats are off to area road crews for performing another stellar job of snow removal in and around Jefferson...

Your Opinion: Far left missing big picture

Published Jan. 14 2019

Larry Russell JohnsonJefferson CityDear Editor:Typically the Godless left seems to present walls as a thing of the past.

Your Opinion: Heed JFK, fund the wall

Published Jan. 14 2019

Dear Editor: Perhaps you Democrats should heed his message? After all he was one of you.

Our Opinion: The glass recycling problem

Published Jan. 13 2019

The problem: Too many people who are recycling glass through the city’s purple bins are throwing non-glass items into the...

Your Opinion: Shutdown could cost more than wall

Published Jan. 13 2019

Bert DirschellCentertownDear Editor:As I write this the federal government has been “shut down” for 19 days.

Your Opinion: Dems hypocritical on border security

Published Jan. 13 2019

Harold HorstmannLohmanDear Editor:I submit the following as my rebuttal to the Chuck and Nancy “American Gothic” show that followed Trump’s...

Your Opinion: Speak up on St. Mary’s sale

Published Jan. 13 2019

Lorelei SchwartzJefferson CityDear Editor:In your article, “Prices missing from Fulton hospital site,” you noted the Fulton Medical Center failed to...

Your Opinion: Response to Winter

Published Jan. 13 2019

Bob CallCentertownDear Editor:As a lifelong deer hunter, I feel a need to respond to Cal Winter’s LTE in the Jan.

Your Opinion: Barnes is right on handouts, term limits

Published Jan. 13 2019

Roger L. FreudenbergJefferson CityDear Editor:Having served 17 years as a tax attorney in Missouri state government, I agree with former...

Perspective: Securing the border of critical importance

Published Jan. 12 2019

Our Founding Fathers correctly believed imposing new laws on the people should only occur after careful thought, rigorous debate and...

Your Opinion: Dems have become radical

Published Jan. 12 2019

Dems have become radicalSteve SampsonJefferson CityDear Editor:There is an idea that instead of building a “border wall,” we should fix...

Your Opinion: Lying hypocrite politicians

Published Jan. 12 2019

Harold HorstmannLohmanDear Editor:I call your attention to the following Jan. 6, 2019, article by AWR Hawkins: Golden Globes: “Anti-Gun Hollywood...

Our Opinion: Make a New Year's resolution to give blood

Published Jan. 12 2019

While New Year resolutions are still fresh in your mind, consider adding a resolution that saves lives.

Perspective: District mission to remain in forefront of schedule debate

Published Jan. 12 2019

When most of us hear the word “mission,” we either think of the planning and precision that is expected and...