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Our Opinion: ACT not all it's cracked up to be

Published Oct. 16 2017

A cursory glance at composite ACT test scores from last year might suggest Calvary Lutheran (23.9) and Helias (23.9) high...

Your Opinion: Jefferson City quality of life deteriorates

Published Oct. 16 2017

The vote by the City Council to approve the St. Mary's TIF is a vivid demonstration of the deterioration of...

Commentary: Reorganized county EMS responds to more than 10K calls a year

Published Oct. 16 2017

Chances are sometime during the day you're going to hear and see an ambulance responding to a call.

Commentary: Trump is turning and turning in a widening gyre

Published Oct. 16 2017

With eyes wide open, Mike Pence eagerly auditioned for the role as Donald Trump's poodle.

Our Opinion: Taking time to drill could save your life when it's real

Published Oct. 13 2017

At 10:19 a.m. on Oct. 19, more than 440,000 Missourians will react to an earthquake. They'll drop, cover and hold...

Your Opinion: Area colleges need to study cost-benefit ratio

Published Oct. 13 2017

The following are comments on articles about Lincoln University and State Tech, in the Oct. 8 edition of the News...

Your Opinion: Dems: Step up your game

Published Oct. 12 2017

To the many democratic candidates who constantly badger me for donations: When you actually get someone running the DNC that...

Commentary: Lessons from predators and enablers from the Weinstein scandal

Published Oct. 12 2017

Bending metal, slapping on chrome and marketing an empowering product and status marker that mesmerized 20th-century America, the automobile industry...

Our Opinion: Competing for students: A tale of two schools

Published Oct. 12 2017

Lincoln University needs to attract "every student we can get." State Technical College of Missouri needs 250 more students to...

Your Opinion: Market-driven alternatives versus War on Coal

Published Oct. 12 2017

As citizens concerned for our children and grandchildren's future, we need to be inquisitive about the truth and falsehoods of...

Your Opinion: Students display giving spirit

Published Oct. 11 2017

I am writing in praise of all our young citizens who have recently participated in local Parochial School Drives for...

Our Opinion: Heard any good ones lately? MoDOT has

Published Oct. 11 2017

Everyone's a comedian these days. Even the Missouri Department of Transportation is trying to tickle our funny bone.

Your Opinion: Last hope for America

Published Oct. 10 2017

It seems like no one can figure out what the motive was behind the Las Vegas mass shooting.

Our Opinion: Fire prevention planning boosts survival chances

Published Oct. 10 2017

It breaks our heart to hear about tragedies in our community, especially ones involving children.

Perspective: Barnes saying farewell to statehouse

Published Oct. 8 2017

Over the past few months, I've been asked many times whether I will run for the Missouri state Senate. After...

Our Opinion: Was local shooting justified?

Published Oct. 8 2017

Early Tuesday in Jefferson City, local police shot and killed a man who reportedly had threatened them during a domestic...

Commentary: Detroit is home to one of America's most accomplishing politicians

Published Oct. 8 2017

With biblical succinctness, and foreshadowing a resurrection, Mike Duggan said, "Let there be light!" and 65,000 LED streetlights replaced the...

Your Opinion: More needed to address stormwater problems

Published Oct. 8 2017

Last Summer the first shoe dropped concerning floods and inadequate storm drainage. Anxious residents in flood-prone areas await the second...

Your Opinion: Fighting for misguided rights

Published Oct. 8 2017

It is hoped that Pandora's Box won't be opened too widely if this letter to the editor's page is printed...

Your Opinion: Responsibility is work, not government handouts

Published Oct. 8 2017

Can you imagine a retired 55-year-old man having twins? That happened to my dad. He learned a different job and...

Our Opinion: During deer season, don't be like a deer in headlights

Published Oct. 7 2017

In 2011, the Times, a newspaper in Munster, Indiana, published a letter to the editor asking for a "deer crossing"...

Perspective: Achieving nation's economic potential

Published Oct. 7 2017

This week, the House of Representatives passed the Fiscal Year 2018 budget, which will serve as the foundation for growing...

Your Opinion: Pharmacists fighting meth production

Published Oct. 7 2017

With this week being National Pharmacy Week, I think it's a great time to show our appreciation for the crucial...