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Our Opinion: Observe law, safety tips for fireworks

We don’t mean to dampen anyone’s idea of fun, but discharging fireworks is illegal in Jefferson City and dangerous everywhere.

Your Opinion: Democratic leader’s remarks called ‘disingenuous’

I found the letter in your June 24 issue by Susan Cook, president of the Jefferson Democratic Club of Cole County, to be disingenuous.

Your Opinion: Response to Smith on Social Security

Mr. Smith, I am glad to see that you have abandoned your argument that you own your Social Security money.

Your Opinion: Federal weatherization program boondoggle

There now appears to be proof that the federal Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) appears to be yet another vote buying boondoggle foisted on us by the big spenders in D.C.

Your Opinion: Changing credit and debit card transactions

Missouri consumers and retailers should be aware of major changes that will occur this fall as tens of millions of credit and debit cards will be replaced in a national endeavor to provide more secure transactions.

Our Opinion: Leadership, stewardship of the courts

News Tribune editorial

As Mary R. Russell’s term as Missouri Supreme Court chief justice comes to a close, she deserves recognition not only for her role as the state’s top jurist, but also for her stewardship of the courts.

Perspective: Nixon pulls a Lucy on education

On Friday, Gov. Nixon vetoed House Bill 42, an education reform bill sponsored by Rep. David Wood, R-Versailles. In the process, he pulled a Lucy.

Perspective: Use of technology becomes more widespread in schools

You may have heard about how the Jefferson City Public School District is going to great lengths to make sure students have access to electronic devices and the Internet as a way of enhancing their learning.

Our Opinion: Wise veto of student transfer law

News Tribune editorial

We applaud Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of the “school transfer law.”

Perspective: Celebrating the Fourth of July

As families across the 3rd District prepare to celebrate the Fourth of July with food, fireworks and fun, we should also take the opportunity to reflect on the many rights and freedoms that we enjoy in our great nation.

Our Opinion: Law reflects fair solution on tip taxes

A state law signed Monday represents a victory for small business, particularly restaurateurs, and for fairness.

Our Opinion: Confederate flag, racism and fear

We support relegating the Confederate flag to museum displays, as long as we recognize the action is only a step toward a larger — perhaps unobtainable — goal.

Your Opinion: Public transit system by the numbers

Recently a JeffTran fare increase was rejected.

Your Opinion: Democrats united against injustice

The Cole County Democrats stand united against senseless violence like that at Emmanuel AME Church on June 18 where nine people were murdered while praying, simply because of the color of their skin.

Your Opinion: Thoughts on killings in Charleston

My heart goes out to the families of those who were murdered in Charleston by that young, hate-filled man.