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Your Opinion: Stop pursuing development of Adrian's Island

Published Aug. 17 2016
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I was happy to see the letter from Mr. Beal and his opinions regarding Adrian's Island, or as he calls...

Our Opinion: Work together to strengthen learning

Published Aug. 17 2016
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Learning is a process of empowerment.

Your Opinion: Statistics detail federal spending

Published Aug. 16 2016
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The most recent recession was 18 months in length, from December 2007 through June 2009.

Your Opinion: Questions about diversity at LU

Published Aug. 16 2016
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I read with interest the article concerning the (lack of) diversity in the LU faculty.

Our Opinion: 'No accepted medical use' for marijuana

Published Aug. 16 2016
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Marijuana has "no accepted medical use" and "a high potential for abuse."

Our Opinion: Zone in on safety in school and work zones

Published Aug. 14 2016
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Traffic patterns change with the start of every new school year, but continued construction adds another concern this week.

Your Opinion: The $4 million cost to access a "mud flat"

Published Aug. 14 2016
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Hallelujah, hooray, yippee. We are going to get a bridge over the railroad, and a ramp down to the mud...

Your Opinion: Median barrier needed on stretch of U.S. 54

Published Aug. 14 2016
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I would like to address the lack of a median barrier along U.S. 54 from Holt's Summit to Jefferson City.

Your Opinion: Lack of response contradicts congressman's claim

Published Aug. 14 2016
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I have read with interest Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer's Aug. 6 column on constituent services. He claims that he or his...

Your Opinion: AIM supports amendment on early childhood education

Published Aug. 14 2016
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Since 1919, Associated Industries of Missouri has been "the voice of Missouri business." We back policies that will grow our...

Your Opinion: The downside of the jobs report

Published Aug. 14 2016
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We just had a good jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 255,000 jobs created in July. However, if...

Your Opinion: Items to consider about Hillary Clinton

Published Aug. 14 2016
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Those of you considering voting for Hillary Clinton. Besides the obvious, let's take into consideration this lady's health.

Our Opinion: Students taking 'One' challenge already have won

Published Aug. 13 2016
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Missouri high school students will have an opportunity to participate in a contest where winning means much more than prizes.

Perspective: Housing reforms signed into law

Published Aug. 13 2016
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There's an old saying about laws and sausages: you don't want to see how they are made. As somebody who...

Our Opinion: Courts asked to decide ballot issues

Published Aug. 12 2016
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Although ballot issues are designed to be decided by voters, legal challenges have transferred much of the decision-making to courts.

Our Opinion: Heritage remains focus of modern State Fair

Published Aug. 11 2016
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The best traditions honor our heritage while remaining relevant.

Your Opinion: Different kind of table manners

Published Aug. 10 2016
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Just wanted to make a comment about something that I have seen many people do in restaurants for years, and...

Your Opinion: Oral health promoted

Published Aug. 10 2016
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August is Oral Health Awareness Month. This is an especially important time for each Missourian to stop and think about...

Your Opinion: Response on voter fraud

Published Aug. 10 2016
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Mr. Horstmann's seemingly angry response to my letter re. the myth of voter fraud, published 7/31/16 in the News Tribune,...

Our Opinion: Cole County achieves 'work ready' distinction

Published Aug. 10 2016
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Workforce development involves matching an employee's skills with an employer's needs.

Our Opinion: Habitat builds toward 100th local project

Published Aug. 9 2016
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The local chapter of Habitat for Humanity is building toward a milestone.

Our Opinion: The defense calls Gov. Nixon

Published Aug. 7 2016
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The head of the state's public defender system, reiterating the message that his office is overburdened and underfunded, has assigned...

Your Opinion: Flood control structures needed

Published Aug. 7 2016
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There continues to be a desperate/crying need for flood control structures ....