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Your Opinion: Urge City Council to reject TIF proposal

Published Jul. 17 2016
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On June 23 the Cole County-Jefferson City TIF (Tax Increment Financing) Commission chose to vote against passage and recommend to...

Your Opinion: Extend city sales tax for capital improvements

Published Jul. 17 2016
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When I was on the City Council and later as mayor, I saw the progress made possible by the voters...

Your Opinion: Response to Holzem on climate change

Published Jul. 17 2016
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I'd like to respond to Jeff Holzem's July 8 letter to the editor.

Your Opinion: Require valid photo ID for voters

Published Jul. 17 2016
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First of all I feel that all voters should have a valid photo ID when voting. We should show proof...

Your Opinion: Uninformed voters susceptible to lies

Published Jul. 17 2016
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Do Americans know that Obama was mentioned by Frank Marshall Davis, a radical card-carrying communist who served with Valerie Jarrett's...

Our Opinion: Welfare review will protect beneficiaries and taxpayers

Published Jul. 16 2016
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A comprehensive review of Missouri's welfare rolls designed to remove ineligible recipients is appropriate, not only to protect taxpayers, but...

Perspective: Better Way to provide health care

Published Jul. 16 2016
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In this week's series of the Better Way agenda, we discuss the future of our nation's health system. In this...

Our Opinion: Compliance without complaint

Published Jul. 15 2016
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Gov. Jay Nixon has signed two criminal justice measures designed to bring Missouri into compliance with U.S. Supreme Court rulings.

Our Opinion: Steps toward suicide awareness and prevention

Published Jul. 14 2016
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Compassion, encouragement and assistance don't require a government mandate.

Our Opinion: Incremental steps to build relationships

Published Jul. 13 2016
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Communities are based on relationships built on mutual respect and trust.

Your Opinion: Abortion forced by edict

Published Jul. 13 2016
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Abortion is the unholy sacrament of Democrats.

Your Opinion: Response to protests

Published Jul. 13 2016
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As I read about the illegal protests in St. Paul, San Francisco, Oakland and Atlanta; as I read about the...

Your Opinion: Headline serves liberal agenda

Published Jul. 12 2016
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I question a headline in the News Tribune following the Dallas shooting of police as to any relevance other than...

Our Opinion: An object lesson in federalism

Published Jul. 12 2016
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The local experience in a nationwide safety assessment provides an object lesson in bureaucratic inefficiency.

Our Opinion: Block unnecessary, undesirable photo ID

Published Jul. 10 2016
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We remain unconvinced that requiring voters to show a photo identification at the polling place is necessary or desirable.

Your Opinion: More to do on Missouri Boulevard

Published Jul. 10 2016
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As every driver, pedestrian and bicyclist who attempts to navigate Missouri Boulevard knows, it is not a safe street.

Your Opinion: Redirect tax money

Published Jul. 10 2016
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In the July 3 News Tribune, an article stated Public Works needed $15 million for repairs to the Jefferson City...

Your Opinion: 'Interview' questions

Published Jul. 10 2016
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With all the calls for everyday police officers to wear body cams, why would our FBI "interview" Mrs. Clinton without...

Your Opinion: How many deceptions?

Published Jul. 10 2016
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Obama wrote that his father's dream was to punish America and Great Britain for colonizing other countries especially Africa.

Your Opinion: Ad focuses on biblical values

Published Jul. 10 2016
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I'm writing to comment on the advertisement by Hobby Lobby "Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord" published...

Your Opinion: What's become of decency?

Published Jul. 10 2016
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What has become of the high morals and decency that had existed in in this once great country where we...

Your Opinion: Downtown group, leaders praised

Published Jul. 10 2016
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Thank you for the article last week by Gerry Tritz about the leadership of the Downtown Association.

Our Opinion: Contemplating 'big picture,' and stepping back

Published Jul. 9 2016
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Has the time come to re-evaluate Jefferson City's 29 boards and commissions?