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Perspective: Raising awareness about human trafficking

This week, the House of Representatives focused on a topic that doesn’t make the headlines on a daily basis, but is a widespread problem that isn’t going away and needs to be mentioned more often.

Your Opinion: Deflate-gate possibilities

If it can be determined who let the air out of the Patriots’ footballs, that person should be immediately apprehended and taken to Washington, D.C., to let some of the hot air out of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Your Opinion: Citizenship and Catholic schools

How important is citizenship education?

Our Opinion: Education strategies

Characterizing education as complex would be an understatement.

Your Opinion: Blunt urged to help fund fight against cancer

I want to congratulate U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt, who was recently chosen to serve as chairman of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Service, Education, and Related Agencies for the 114th Congress.

Your Opinion: Obligated to speak to protect the unborn

In response to Sue Gibson’s letter in support of abortion I want to protect those who have no way to protect themselves.

Your Opinion: Response to editorial on marijuana legalization

The News Tribune published a remarkably simple-minded, condescending editorial about marijuana law reform on Jan. 23.

Our Opinion: Expand Safe at Home, protect victims

Victimization is sustained by fear.

Your Opinion: Move forward, together, on Rock Island Trail

I recently attended the Rock Island corridor meeting, which Representative Tom Hurst hosted at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Westphalia.

Your Opinion: Prosperous community does not need grants

I am submitting this letter to an issue which I feel is very pertinent in part to the financial woes and rapidly growing debt waste problems that this country is due to and how it continues to pile up.

Your Opinion: Abortion indicates loss of moral compass

I have read Sue Gibson’s very lengthy letter in the Jan. 22 Opinion page. So “two brave feminists demonstrated on Sunday” at St. Peter’s Church “in celebration of Roe v. Wade.”

Our Opinion: Time to ground excessive state flights

News Tribune editorial

When verbal barbs are flying, keeping your head down is advisable.

Our Opinion: Pass legislation requiring students to pass civics test

News Tribune editorial

Do Missouri high school students need another mandatory test?

Our Opinion: Celebrating a continuum of progress

News Tribune editorial

Any gala become more celebratory when there is more to celebrate.

Perspective: Governor encouraged to work with lawmakers

On Wednesday the governor delivered his State of the State address. As has been the case throughout his entire term, the governor offered many platitudes, but very few solutions.