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Your Opinion: Gov't needs to enforce current gun laws

Published Oct. 19 2017

Saturday's News Tribune included an article about a felon who was arrested while in possession of a gun.

Your Opinion: The problems with renewable energy

Published Oct. 19 2017

I opened my Sunday paper to see a second letter about coal.

Your Opinion: Trump sabotaging what's left of ACA

Published Oct. 19 2017

Most people want to see the Affordable Care Act (ACA or Obamacare) work.

Our Opinion: Improve tracking of tax breaks

Published Oct. 19 2017

Missouri needs to improve the way it tracks the effectiveness of tax breaks.

Your Opinion: The problems with renewable energy

Published Oct. 18 2017

I opened my Sunday paper to see a second letter about coal.

Your Opinion: Trump sabotaging what's left of ACA

Published Oct. 18 2017

Most people want to see the Affordable Care Act (ACA or Obamacare) work.

Our Opinion: Improve tracking of tax breaks

Published Oct. 18 2017

Missouri needs to improve the way it tracks the effectiveness of tax breaks.

Your Opinion: Gov't needs to enforce current gun laws

Published Oct. 18 2017

Saturday's News Tribune included an article about a felon who was arrested while in possession of a gun.

Our Opinion: Safe driving could lead to lifetime habits

Published Oct. 17 2017

Government can sometimes lead us to water, but can't make us drink.

Your Opinion: More offenses require more discipline

Published Oct. 17 2017

I applaud the St. Nicholas Academy for their efforts in providing a boarding school for underprivileged children.

Your Opinion: It is disrespecting the flag

Published Oct. 17 2017

I'll give Jason Strickland's young age as the reason for his ill-conceived thoughts as stated in his commentary that those...

Your Opinion: US needs to keep up with clean energy revolution

Published Oct. 16 2017

We are entering a period of rapid change regarding energy.

Our Opinion: A renewed call for transparency

Published Oct. 16 2017

Missourians, whether they support or oppose Gov. Eric Greitens' agenda, deserve transparency and openness from their top elected official.

Perspective: Progress made on tax reform, consumer protection

Published Oct. 16 2017

This week was packed with meetings with constituents, continued discussions on the House's tax reform proposal, committee work and votes...

Our Opinion: ACT not all it's cracked up to be

Published Oct. 16 2017

A cursory glance at composite ACT test scores from last year might suggest Calvary Lutheran (23.9) and Helias (23.9) high...

Your Opinion: Jefferson City quality of life deteriorates

Published Oct. 16 2017

The vote by the City Council to approve the St. Mary's TIF is a vivid demonstration of the deterioration of...

Commentary: Reorganized county EMS responds to more than 10K calls a year

Published Oct. 16 2017

Chances are sometime during the day you're going to hear and see an ambulance responding to a call.

Commentary: Trump is turning and turning in a widening gyre

Published Oct. 16 2017

With eyes wide open, Mike Pence eagerly auditioned for the role as Donald Trump's poodle.

Our Opinion: Taking time to drill could save your life when it's real

Published Oct. 13 2017

At 10:19 a.m. on Oct. 19, more than 440,000 Missourians will react to an earthquake. They'll drop, cover and hold...

Your Opinion: Area colleges need to study cost-benefit ratio

Published Oct. 13 2017

The following are comments on articles about Lincoln University and State Tech, in the Oct. 8 edition of the News...

Your Opinion: Dems: Step up your game

Published Oct. 12 2017

To the many democratic candidates who constantly badger me for donations: When you actually get someone running the DNC that...

Commentary: Lessons from predators and enablers from the Weinstein scandal

Published Oct. 12 2017

Bending metal, slapping on chrome and marketing an empowering product and status marker that mesmerized 20th-century America, the automobile industry...

Our Opinion: Competing for students: A tale of two schools

Published Oct. 12 2017

Lincoln University needs to attract "every student we can get." State Technical College of Missouri needs 250 more students to...