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Perspective: High noon for tax relief

This week the Missouri House spent most of its time on “small” bills. These include bills dealing with non-profit food preparation, student assessments, water fluoridation, diabetes prevention and intoxicating liquor on boats.

Perspective: Students speak out about educational needs

As a part of the discussion about how high schools should change to meet the educational needs of all students, we cannot forget to consult the students themselves.

The Easter Story

And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him.

Missouri View: Funding for state’s roads


Missouri is finding there is no good alternative to growing the economy, adding new well-paying jobs and expanding the tax base.

Perspective: Battling the tax code

With the passing of Tax Day and a recent hearing before the House Small Business Committee where I serve as vice chairman, my concerns about the obstacles facing our small businesses and their employees are more pronounced that ever.

Your Opinion: Carson’s message of life and hope

On Tuesday I attended the annual Vitae luncheon and heard Dr. Ben Carson speak. His uplifting message reverberated with illustrations of life and hope.

Your Opinion: Transportation sales tax questioned

Senate committee two-hour meeting easily passes 1 cent sales tax — egad.

Our Opinion: Lawmakers act on ‘vaping’ amid unknowns

News Tribune editorial

Public debate about e-cigarettes is heating up. The byproducts — controversy, promotion and opposition — may be outpacing factual information.

Your Opinion: Council member praised for service

I want to thank Carrie Tergin for her service to our ward and the city.

Your Opinion: Immigration reform needed

I do believe in immigration reform because the system that we have is broken and needs to be fixed.

Our Opinion: Disappointing decision without a plan

We’re disappointed. We had hoped the Cole County Commission would use a decision on the future of vacated facilities as a springboard to create a comprehensive, master plan.

Our Opinion: Improve, don’t duplicate, farm-to-school program

Providing locally produced food to Missouri students is a good idea.

Your Opinion: Hobby Lobby’s double standard?

So Hobby Lobby doesn’t want to pay for birth control stuff through the Affordable Health Care Act.

Your Opinion: Jeb Bush’s costly ‘act of love’

Jeb Bush quoted in reference to illegal immigration: “Yes, they broke the law, but it’s not a felony. It’s an act of love. It’s an act of commitment to your family.”

Your Opinion: Students on spring break assist Habitat project

In the last full week of March, a group of 13 college students, and three chaperones, from the University of Wisconsin at River Falls, quietly descended upon Jefferson City and spent the next seven days building critical retaining walls and working on various Habitat homes under construction in our community.