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Our Opinion: Be circumspect when adding mandates to education

Published Jun. 28 2016
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The parts of a multi-faceted education bill signed last week by Gov. Jay Nixon each have merit.

Your Opinion: Society must rebuild 'fences'

Published Jun. 26 2016
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Adults should have the freedom to live their lives in any manner they so choose, right up to the point...

Your Opinion: Subsidies abound

Published Jun. 26 2016
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Yes, the poor get Medicare, food stamps and housing assistance. They get government subsidies. But so do the rich.

Your Opinion: Bridge work commended

Published Jun. 26 2016
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I'd like to thank MoDOT for the smooth transition of traffic due to the closing of the Missouri River Bridge...

Your Opinion: Federal law and the flag

Published Jun. 26 2016
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It is embarrassing that Cole County was in the national news because Commissioner Hoelscher was offended by a presidential proclamation...

Your Opinion: Higher speed limit opposed

Published Jun. 26 2016
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The county commissioners have made a big mistake by increasing the speed limit of 45 miles per hour to 55...

Your Opinion: Consider facts before tax vote

Published Jun. 26 2016
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We will be asked to renew the Jefferson City Capital Improvements Sales Tax (CIST) in August. Here are some facts...

Your Opinion: Improve quality of long-term care

Published Jun. 26 2016
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The number of Missourians who are over 60 years of age is growing, and thus, the need for long-term care...

Your Opinion: Alarming trends on immigration

Published Jun. 26 2016
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Friday morning the UK left the EU even after Obama's threats on trade and warnings from their own leaders. The...

Our Opinion: Is the 'Road to Tomorrow' paved with solar panels?

Published Jun. 26 2016
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Could a roadway paved with solar panels generate enough revenue to pay for itself, and more?

Our Opinion: Sky concert offers a safe way to enjoy fireworks

Published Jun. 25 2016
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Jefferson City again will host a spectacular show. The annual Salute to America culminates with its sky concert, a fireworks...

Perspective: 'A Better Way' on national security

Published Jun. 25 2016
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Following on last week's discussion of poverty, this week's focus is all about national security a topic which is...

Your Opinion: A diverse community

Published Jun. 25 2016
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I read Sue Gibson's letter to the editor with utter bewilderment. I was shocked at her narrow-minded view of Jefferson...

Your Opinion: Poison oak misinformation

Published Jun. 24 2016
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The June 19 Home and Garden section included an article, "Tips for a rash-free homestead."

Your Opinion: Far left missing the big picture

Published Jun. 24 2016
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Political correctness is often equated with tidy dictionary words to a belief that language and practices which could offend sensibilities...

Our Opinion: Combat sex trafficking; protect victims

Published Jun. 24 2016
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Gov. Jay Nixon's signature "dotted the i and crossed the t" on legislation to ramp up the fight against sex...

Our Opinion: Save overdose victims, but don't stop there

Published Jun. 23 2016
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Rescue is the most important step, but sometimes it is only a first step.

Your Opinion: Persecution in China denounced

Published Jun. 22 2016
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On June 13, the U.S. government spoke out against something terrible happening in China, the country of my birth.

Your Opinion: Subsidies and fair taxation

Published Jun. 22 2016
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Who should the federal government subsidize and why? That seems to be a question worth asking and hearing the opinions...

Your Opinion: An invitation to be better

Published Jun. 22 2016
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It's hard to be a progressive living in Missouri and not feel like an outcast.

Our Opinion: Establishing a pattern for roundabouts

Published Jun. 22 2016
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Roundabouts continue to confound some motorists.

Your Opinion: Response on flags, gun control

Published Jun. 21 2016
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I was thoroughly surprised and rattled by Ms.Gibson's and Ms.Burrow's letters on the lowering of the Cole County flag to...

Our Opinion: State action enables local decisions

Published Jun. 21 2016
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Central Missouri communities may benefit from state legislation signed last week by Gov. Jay Nixon.