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Your Opinion: Single-payer health care the way to go

Published Aug. 7 2017

While Trump demeans, blusters, and threatens to "implode" the ACA (Obamacare) an even more effective and important system of health...

Our Opinion: For 3 decades, good Samaritan has blessed Capital City

Published Aug. 6 2017

For 30 years now, our community has been blessed with the Samaritan Center, a charitable agency that has fed, clothed...

Perspective: The people were right; Missouri's voter ID law works

Published Aug. 6 2017

Since taking office in January and being tasked with implementing the voter ID law, we have been sharing one simple,...

Your Opinion: Assurances needed with 'travel advisory'

Published Aug. 6 2017

The Missouri NAACP cites instances of citizen and police violence, citizen threats, and data demonstrating disproportionate vehicular stops of people...

Your Opinion: Library should reconsider hours of operation

Published Aug. 6 2017

As a recently retired public school teacher, I read with interest the Tribune's article on Wood Place Library's new hours.

Commentary: The GOP's Southern Gothic page-turner

Published Aug. 6 2017

Southern Gothic is a literary genre and, occasionally, a political style that, like the genre, blends strangeness and irony.

Your Opinion: GOP pushed health plan even Trump called 'mean'

Published Aug. 6 2017

Given the assault on healthcare since the 2016 election, I am concerned about the freedom from fear that millions of...

Perspective: Taking local voices to Washington to combat opioid epidemic

Published Aug. 5 2017

The opioid epidemic is real and every community across the country is impacted by it.

Our Opinion: Capital City pushes pedal power

Published Aug. 5 2017

Jefferson City is taking steps to become a more bicycle-friendly community.

Your Opinion: President threatens freedoms

Published Aug. 5 2017

I was watching the president's latest post-election rally stating to the mass of red hats out in the audience to...

Our Opinion: City, county should consider true 'tax-free weekend'

Published Aug. 4 2017

Missouri's welcome-but-confusing annual sales tax holiday starts today. So if you're in need of back-to-school supplies, you can get a...

Your Opinion: U.S. built on civil discourse, compromise

Published Aug. 4 2017

There is an extensive dirty laundry list growing in our country.

Viewpoint: Lawsuit accuses Galloway, Schaaf of violating open-records law

Published Aug. 4 2017

Few things are more important to Missouri's democracy than keeping its Sunshine Law robust and ensuring government transparency. However, a...