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Perspective: Local educators hear inspiring presentation

Mark Towers, a motivational speaker and author from Speak Out Seminars of Southlake, Texas, led educational sessions in the Jefferson City Public School District on Aug. 12-13.

Perspective: Federal Reserve needs reform

After visiting with countless families and individuals across Missouri’s 3rd Congressional District, I have found that hard-working individuals, those living on a fixed income, and small businesses understand their pocketbooks are lighter and their economic future is not as bright.

Our Opinion: State, city share exemplary project

News Tribune editorial

Historic structures at the Missouri State Penitentiary Redevelopment Site have a new lease on life, thanks to a project concluded this week.

Our Opinion: PSC rejects misdirected, unfair proposal

Missouri’s Public Service Commission (PSC) voted unanimously, and wisely, to reject Noranda Aluminum’s request for a further reduction in it electric rates

Our Opinion: A time to begin healing

A verse in Ecclesiastes tells us “there is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.”

Perspective: Gov. Nixon’s message about Ferguson

Ten days ago, a police officer shot and killed Michael Brown, in broad daylight. Since then, the world has watched a community become engulfed in grief, anger, fear and at times violence.

Your Opinion: High-voltage project delivers

Recently I attended a Public Service Commission (PSC) hearing in Marceline regarding granting Clean Line Energy Partners a certificate of convenience and necessity.

Your Opinion: Lack of fiscal responsibility

The more we learn about what goes on in the federal government the more I am at a loss to understand why anybody supports Obama’s policy that bigger government is the answer to every problem.

Our Opinion: Ferguson: facts, perceptions and challenges

Regarding the death of Michael Brown and the events in Ferguson, we intentionally have attempted to avoid a rush to judgment.

Your Opinion: Lack of confidence dooms amendment

Amendment 7 did not pass for several reasons, and it seems our legislators don’t read, care or listen to our opinions.

Your Opinion: ‘Stonewalling’ by Obama administration

According to a recently released Inspector General’s report, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) released over 2,000 illegal immigrants, many of them convicted criminals, over a two-week period in 2013.

Our Opinion: The freedom to ignore appalling speech

We do not agree with the message of the Westboro Baptist Church, but we respect and defend freedom of speech, one of our nation’s founding principles.

Perspective: ‘What’s next for transportation? Question eludes easy answer

The last 10 days in Missouri have been a bit of a roller-coaster in terms of emotions and activities.

Your Opinion: Teach to the test – the ACT test

I believe we need to be teaching to the test in the Jefferson City School District. The test is the ACT.

Our Opinion: A creative, but misguided, proposal

News Tribune editorial

When we urge more eligible voters to go to the polls, we are encouraging greater turnout among informed voters.