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Perspective: Noranda gets bailout – with your money

On Wednesday, the Public Service Commission granted Noranda Aluminum Company a $17 million annual reduction in its electric bill — and guess who’s picking up the tab?

Perspective: Remembering V-E Day

On Friday we should pause and reflect on the importance of V-E Day.

AP-GfK Poll: Doubts about Clinton's honesty after emails

Americans appear to be suspicious of Hillary Rodham Clinton's honesty, and even many Democrats are only lukewarm about her presidential candidacy, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.

Our Opinion: Motorcycle month — Sharing roads, responsibilities

News Tribune editorial

In connection with the May observance of Motorcycle Awareness Month, a public safety campaign is being coordinated by the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety.

Perspective: Vision for a stronger America

It is that time of year when Congress begins to debate the annual appropriations bills for the upcoming fiscal year.

Our Opinion: Unintended consequences of unnecessary amendments

Here’s a novel criminal defense strategy — Missouri’s constitutional right to farm trumps state law prohibiting growing marijuana.

Our Opinion: Data reveals bullies lack coping skills

Bullying is not a new phenomenon, but ongoing research is providing new resources for children and parents.

Your Opinion: Consequences of immigration policy

Brigitte Amin, an ACLU attorney, recently said that up to 80 percent of the 20,000 young girls who illegally entered the United States last year, from Mexico, were raped; either during their travels to the U.S. or while in U.S. detention centers.

Your Opinion: Social Security is not broke

More doom and gloom on Social Security as the News Tribune printed a Chicago Tribune April 15 editorial.

Your Opinion: Committed educators deserve support

The youngest of our three children will graduate from Jefferson City High School next month.

Our Opinion: Communication builds trust, creates climate for improvement

Credit the Jefferson City Board of Education with taking a step to improve communications.

Your Opinion: GOP proposals hurt middle class

The people of the state of Missouri have been inundated with information pertaining to right to work, (for less) prevailing wage, paycheck deception and much more anti-middle class legislation.

Your Opinion: Republicans miss the mark

Even before President Obama got elected numerous Republicans and Fox News personnel were predicting everything and anything bad was going to happen to America.

Our Opinion: Rate request becomes issue for Legislature

Action to reduce the electrical costs for a major user has grown from a rate-setting issue to an economic development decision.

Perspective: Senate approves budget

Before the Legislature adjourned on Thursday, the House and the Senate passed the Fiscal Year 2016 budget.