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Plans to tear down old Cole County jail and sheriff's house move forward April 16, 2014

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Perspective: Why I voted for right-to-work

I voted for RTW for three reasons: freedom of association, anti-trust balance, and economic growth.

Perspective: Hammerin’ Hank hits home

Telling stories from the past is a great way to engage our children and to enrich their learning experiences.

Perspective: Protecting religious liberty

I felt compelled recently to re-introduce the Religious Liberty Protection Act that would block HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius from forcing employers and health insurers with religious or moral opposition to provide coverage of sterilization and contraceptive services.

Our Opinion: Winning the battle; setting an example

News Tribune editorial

Students at Eugene and Calvary high schools are likely to be commended if they are stopped by law enforcement officers while driving Monday.

Your Opinion: Rapid rise in utility costs

When I read MPSC or Missouri Public Service Commission, I immediately reflect that here’s a commission that supposedly protects the consumer from abusive charges for services provided for our welfare. Wrong!

Your Opinion: End abusive animal ‘soring’

As an animal advocate and registered voter, I am calling on Sens. Blunt and McCaskill as well as Rep. Luetkemeyer to co-sponsor the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act, S. 1406/H.R. 1518.

Our Opinion: Tax Freedom Day: We’re No. 10

Celebrate! Today is Tax Freedom Day in Missouri.

Your Opinion: Ignore climate alarmists

Debating with climate alarmists is basically futile; any credible scientist is immediately dismissed as being in the pocket of big oil, even if there is no evidence to support these claims.

Your Opinion: Putin exploits moral decay

It has come to light recently since Vladimir Putin’s emergence onto the world stage as a strong leader vs. our embarrassing-inept president that he is winning on another front, support for and protection of Christian values.

Your Opinion: Convention center not needed

We do not need a convention center.

Our Opinion: Medicinal treatment differs from mood-altering drug use

Some drugs used to treat medical maladies also can be used to get high.

Your Opinion: Red Cross celebrates volunteers

The American Red Cross Heart of Missouri Chapter and the Missouri-Illinois Blood Services Region are celebrating their volunteers and the work they do in the community during National Volunteer Week, observed through Saturday.

Your Opinion: Support businesses that demonstrate values

I’m writing to offer a heads-up to all those rhino Republicans (Democrats light) who think they can stay in office by abandoning their Christian-based morals after they’re elected.

Your Opinion: Understanding needed, not blame

I read with interest the letter of Mark Pavely of April 4.

Our Opinion: Let rejection pave way for shared vision

In the end, the Jefferson City Council did the right thing by voting to reject both conference center proposals.