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Your Opinion: When the time comes

Published Apr. 19 2017

I read with interest the AP story concerning McCaskill's town hall meeting.

Our Opinion: Prom and graduation: Keep it joyous, keep it safe

Published Apr. 19 2017

We're reaching the end of the school year, when area high school students eagerly anticipate prom and, for some, graduation.

Your Opinion: Capitol security

Published Apr. 19 2017

You have been reporting of late about Capitol security, funding, installation, removal, reinstallation but unmanned metal detectors, including today's "Capitol...

Commentary: Battle against sex trafficking of minors

Published Apr. 19 2017

Three months ago, State Trooper Jonathan Otto, 33, of the Arizona Department of Public Safety pulled over a car that...

Your Opinion: Mediacom dropping people from phone book?

Published Apr. 18 2017

I received a letter from a friend, saying that she had wanted to call me, but I wasn't in the...

Your Opinion: Bill bad for renewable energy

Published Apr. 18 2017

There is a simply awful bill working its way through our Missouri Legislature. HB340, a net-metering bill, would allow utilities...

Our Opinion: Spring cleanup is a win-win if everyone plays nice

Published Apr. 18 2017

Years ago, when Jefferson City started its spring cleanup, it came with what was likely an unintended consequence.

Your Opinion: Ameren's stock performance

Published Apr. 18 2017

A recent Opinion piece on Ameren noted that the price of the stock has increased over 70 percent in the...

Viewpoint: Risky behavior fuels Earth Day March for Science

Published Apr. 17 2017

President Trump's risky behavior has people so stressed that they're taking to the streets.

Perspective: Work finished and work ahead

Published Apr. 17 2017

With the close of session this week, only four weeks remain in the 2017 legislative session. There is much to...

Your Opinion: Please allow job growth

Published Apr. 17 2017

Most new Missouri laws seem to be intended to create jobs, but HB 340 will do just the opposite, crippling...

Perspective: Bill weakens standards against discrimination, pre-empts pro-life protections

Published Apr. 16 2017

Should Missouri maintain its current zero tolerance policy against discrimination on the basis of religion, age, gender, race or nationality?...

Our Opinion: Attorney General takes needed steps against trafficking

Published Apr. 16 2017

We commend Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley for taking needed steps to combat human trafficking.

Your Opinion: How will schools be funded?

Published Apr. 16 2017

Rep. Travis Fitzwater and a majority in the Missouri House recently passed a bill that would authorize the construction and...

Your Opinion: Authoritarian Democrats

Published Apr. 16 2017

America just avoided an authoritarian state by the hair on our chinny chin chin because Trump was elected president rather...

Your Opinion: Legislation is about higher rates, not investment

Published Apr. 16 2017

For several years, Missouri's largest monopoly electric utilities have been trying to use legislation to accomplish what they cannot through...

Commentary: A case for preventing children's scraped knees

Published Apr. 16 2017

When not furrowing their collective brows about creches and displays of the Ten Commandments here and there, courts often are...

Perspective: Reform Dodd-Frank to create financial independence

Published Apr. 15 2017

Since passage of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank), financial institutions have been subjected to an...

Our Opinion: Department of Public Safety sets up well-deserved recognition of emergency workers

Published Apr. 15 2017

When public safety officers or citizens provide valuable help during emergencies — which sometimes means saving lives — they often...

Your Opinion: GOP 'power grabbers' only emulating Dems

Published Apr. 14 2017

I read with interest a letter, "What your Congress members aren't telling you," by Sue Gibson in the April 12...

Our Opinion: Lawmakers supporting organ donations; you should, too

Published Apr. 14 2017

The Missouri House is doing its role. Now it's up to the Senate and you.