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Opinion: Candidate forums offer education, insight to voters

Published Jul. 18 2018

At times, we suspect, even the more plugged in members of our community — and we credit our readers as...

Your Opinion: Better things for our kids?

Published Jul. 18 2018

Tom AultJefferson CityDear Editor:As I was sitting on my back porch the thought came to me that perhaps we spend...

Your Opinion: Boonville river port not a boon

Published Jul. 18 2018

Boonville river port not a boonBert DirschellCentertownDear Editor:I recently wrote a LTE containing information about the Howard/Cooper County Port Authority,...

Our Opinion: Quick action prevents worse outcome in animal neglect case

Published Jul. 17 2018

Our hearts sank at last week's news about the neglect of cats and other animals at a Holts Summit kennel...

Perspective: St. Martins - Bedroom community has its own personality

Published Jul. 15 2018

Cole County communities are joined together by almost 600 miles of roads, and some of these towns are ghosts of...

Our Opinion: Have a say in hemp’s future in Missouri

Published Jul. 15 2018

We encourage farmers and others who have a stake in the future of industrial hemp to attend a public listening...

Perspective: Kavanaugh worthy high court appointee

Published Jul. 14 2018

In the wake of Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement from the United States Supreme Court, President Trump has been afforded the...

Positive note: Appreciation for city’s Public Works Department

Published Jul. 14 2018

Editor’s note: We like to provide a forum for our readers to spotlight positive aspects of our community.

Your Opinion: Dirschell’s right: River port’s a bad deal

Published Jul. 14 2018

Ed WilliamsJefferson CityDear Editor:I want to commend Bert Dirschell for his letter in the 7/11/18 edition.

Our Opinion: Low pay takes its toll in state prison system

Published Jul. 13 2018

Missouri’s Department of Corrections lack of competitive pay is taking its toll.We recently published a story detailing serious problems within...

Your Opinion: Dirschell’s right: River port’s a bad deal

Published Jul. 13 2018

Ed WilliamsJefferson CityDear Editor:I want to commend Bert Dirschell for his letter in the 7/11/18 edition.

Commentary: The Brett Kavanaugh nomination

Published Jul. 12 2018

If Alexander Hamilton had been nominated for a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court today, Democrats would likely oppose him.

Your Opinion: Anti-Trump bias infects Jaycees

Published Jul. 12 2018

Harold H. HorstmannLohmanDear Editor:In reference to your 7/10/2018 front page article “Jaycees fair abandons theme amid political concerns” it’s apparent...

Your Opinion: Immigration, health care and the economy

Published Jul. 12 2018

Michael H. BrownsteinJefferson CityDear Editor:I do not want to join in the adoration/bashing of Obama.

Your Opinion: Trump wants what we all want

Published Jul. 12 2018

Steve VeltropJefferson CityDear Editor:I am a Republican and an American. Yes you can be both. However, I find it difficult...

Our Opinion: Enjoy summer, but be sensible

Published Jul. 12 2018

Ahh, the dog days of summer. It’s that time of year for fun in the sun: swimming, sports, barbecue and...

Your Opinion: Hate speech — apparently alive and well

Published Jul. 12 2018

Michael & Jane LesterJefferson CityDear Editor:A worrisome letter appeared in the July 5 edition of the paper.

Your Opinion: Another port needed in Central Missouri?

Published Jul. 12 2018

Bert DirschellCentertownDear Editor:The News Tribune recently published several articles about the feasibility of a port in Jefferson City.

Your Opinion: Ride-sharing insurance: The rest of the story

Published Jul. 11 2018

Velma SteinmanJefferson CityDear Editor:This is regarding the article by the Associated Press and printed in the News Tribune business section...

Your Opinion: Rein in city parks department

Published Jul. 10 2018

Dear Editor: Parks & Rec is out of control because there is no proper government control over what they do,...