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Our Opinion: State of state workers remains stagnant

News Tribune editorial

Gov. Jay Nixon’s State of the State address on Wednesday offered something for everyone, with the possible exception of Missouri's state employees.

Perspective: School board president addresses overcrowding, other issues

On Monday, January 12, a group of passionate individuals spoke at the Jefferson City Schools’ monthly Board of Education meeting about overcrowding at East Elementary School.

Your Opinion: Board member’s actions perceived as bullying

Harry Truman said, “If you can’t take the heat, get out of the kitchen.” That adage seems to be good advice for JCPS board member Doug Whitehead.

Your Opinion: Public school leadership called ‘inept’

Of those giving surveyors a reason to oppose a tax increase on the April 7 ballot, some said they don’t trust the district with their money. Other survey comments cited lack of support for district leadership.

Your Opinion: Time to rethink municipal elections

Seventeen percent of the votes cast could determine the next mayor of the City of Jefferson.

Your Opinion: Ill-conceived attack on Conservation

The continued assault on the Missouri Conservation Commission in the General Assembly is ill-conceived, obviously vindictive and needs to stop.

Your Opinion: We’re being scammed by worldwide tax plan

Davos, which has become a playground of sorts for the global elite, is expected to feature at least 40 heads of state and 2,500 top business executives.

Your Opinion: Bait and switch on borrowed funds

I won’t belabor the blind faith that Linda Wenzlick and other liberal Democrats have put in their choice of leadership.

Perspective: Education conversation with Sen. Paul LeVota

Before the current legislative session was fully up and running, Sen Paul LeVota, D-Independence, spent a few minutes visiting with me on Jan. 12.

Perspective: The State of the Speech Week at the Missouri Capitol

The Missouri Constitution mandates that the Legislature do three things every year: pass a budget and listen to both the governor and the chief justice of the Missouri Supreme Court gives speeches.

Perspective: Combating Obama’s global warming agenda

Late last year, I wrote a bulletin on the amount of regulations the Obama Administration proposed for 2015. That number was an astounding 3,415 regulations.

Our Opinion: Promoting justice in words and actions

News Tribune editorial

In response to Thursday’s State of Judiciary address, one lawmaker characterized Missouri Supreme Court Chief Justice Mary R. Russell’s remarks as “candid insights.”

Our Opinion: A victory for Special Olympics and Jefferson City

Let’s give credit where credit is due.

Your Opinion: Observations from pro-choice demonstration

Members of the Missouri Chapter of the National Organization for Women organized a demonstration at St. Peter church Sunday in celebration of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision affirming women’s right to choose abortion.

Our Opinion: Recreational marijuana points in wrong direction

To supporters of recreational marijuana use, we pose this question: What is so unsatisfying or unfulfilling about your life that you feel a need to get high?