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Your Opinion: Disturbing pattern

Published Jul. 28 2016
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What d'ya gotta do to get into jail in this town? It must be pretty difficult as illustrated by the...

Your Opinion: Former councilman favors sales tax

Published Jul. 28 2016
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For nearly eight years it was my privilege to serve the citizens of Jefferson City as a Third Ward City...

Our Opinion: 4-H, FFA youth exhibit commitment

Published Jul. 28 2016
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As the Jaycees Cole County Fair continues this week, we marvel at the commitment demonstrated by 4H and FFA youth.

Your Opinion: Disappointed by cuts in LU programs

Published Jul. 27 2016
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As a graduate of Lincoln University, I am extremely disappointed in the recent decision by the Board of Curators to...

Your Opinion: Companies commit to reduce carbon emissions

Published Jul. 27 2016
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I recently participated in a web seminar sponsored by Yale University on carbon pricing. It featured Royal DSM, one of...

Your Opinion: Home Builders Association supports sales tax

Published Jul. 27 2016
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On behalf of the Home Builders Association of Central Missouri, I am writing in support of Proposition 1 on the...

Our Opinion: Vision of riverfront park takes shape

Published Jul. 27 2016
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We're encouraged by progress toward achieving the longtime vision to access the Missouri River from the Capitol Complex.

Our Opinion: Got talent? Revive some '80s pop culture

Published Jul. 26 2016
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Want to "Have the Time of Your Life," sing "Twist and Shout" while riding a parade float or just be...

Your Opinion: Approve sales tax extension

Published Jul. 24 2016
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My husband and I moved to Jefferson City 26 years ago and we have seen much growth and change since...

Your Opinion: Repulsive exploitation

Published Jul. 24 2016
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The amount of time the Republicans spent the first two nights attacking Hillary Clinton as secretary of state for disproven...

Your Opinion: Eager to vote on amendment

Published Jul. 24 2016
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Missouri faces a crisis in our education system, and it starts at the very beginning of our kids's lives.

Your Opinion: Denying health care does not promote life

Published Jul. 24 2016
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While Medicaid still has not been expanded to the 300,000 Missourians who are employed without health care, at least we...

Your Opinion: Obama seeks more federal control

Published Jul. 24 2016
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"Obama says some local police departments need more resources," July 20 article. This is code for more income redistribution and...

Our Opinion: Support shows commitment to 'social contract'

Published Jul. 24 2016
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Public outpourings to local law enforcement agencies are more than signs of appreciation; they are affirmations of "social contract" theory...

Our Opinion: Fair days approaching in Cole County

Published Jul. 23 2016
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Can a decades-old, agriculture-based tradition remain relevant at a time when digital devices dominate recreation?

Perspective: Better Way to reform tax code

Published Jul. 23 2016
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Not only does our nation's tax code need to be simpler and fairer but we must also ensure that it...

Your Opinion: Support capital improvement tax

Published Jul. 22 2016
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On Aug. 2 the citizens of Jefferson City will go to the polls and vote on Proposition 1 to renew...

Our Opinion: Economy also a victim of opioid abuse

Published Jul. 22 2016
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You may be wondering, like we did, why the federal official visiting Missouri to speak out against prescription drug abuse...

Our Opinion: Excessive heat also a danger for pets

Published Jul. 21 2016
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Missourians are advised to take precautions during this heat advisory, but high temperatures also are a danger for pets.

Your Opinion: Response to 'deceptions'

Published Jul. 20 2016
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This is a response to the July 10 letter, "How many deceptions?"

Your Opinion: Support city sales tax extension

Published Jul. 20 2016
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In earlier years I was not sure the city and county were "playing in the same sandbox" when it came...

Our Opinion: Second chances: Signed and delivered

Published Jul. 20 2016
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A second chance often marks the turning point in a success story.

Our Opinion: Health agency traces origins to local club

Published Jul. 19 2016
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A tax-supported health agency is celebrating 100 years since its origin by a group of compassionate, committed local women.