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Your Opinion: Veto protects children

Published Sep. 14 2016
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At least 45 little kids under 3 years old as of Aug. 31 have pulled the trigger on a gun...

Your Opinion: Veto promotes openness

Published Sep. 14 2016
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Missouri lawmakers enacted our state's Sunshine Law more than 40 years ago to ensure that our government operates in an...

Our Opinion: Sustain veto of photo ID for voters

Published Sep. 14 2016
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We encourage, but do not necessarily expect, Missouri lawmakers to sustain Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of a photo ID requirement...

Your Opinion: Hillary's hidden agenda

Published Sep. 13 2016
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The Clintons in 1992 adopted AGENDA 21 at the United Nations summit. It's global comprehensive plan, if implemented in your...

Your Opinion: Clinton most qualified recent candidate

Published Sep. 11 2016
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A recent letter submitted by Steve Veltrop regarding Secretary Clinton intrigues me. In it he questions her qualifications, whether or...

Perspective: Upholding the Constitution in Congress

Published Sep. 11 2016
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As our nation prepares to recognize the 229th anniversary of our Constitution, this is a good time to remind ourselves...

Your Opinion: Sustain 'Right to Work' veto

Published Sep. 11 2016
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If you ask enough people in Jefferson City if they're able to sustain their families and make ends meet, you'll...

Your Opinion: Blunt Medicare ads belie vote

Published Sep. 11 2016
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Have you seen those political commercials recently showing Sen. Roy Blunt (R) as a champion of Medicare and Missouri Senior...

Our Opinion: United Way Pacesetters rock campaign kickoff

Published Sep. 4 2016
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The theme for the area United Way campaign may be "Rockin' the '80s," but it was the Pacesetters that rocked...

Your Opinion: Calm down on transgender issues

Published Sep. 4 2016
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I have seen at least a couple of letters about transgender folks' use of public restrooms that indicate the writers'...

Your Opinion: Moved by Honor Flight caravan experience

Published Sep. 4 2016
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As we looked to the east we saw this mass of lighted vehicles coming toward us. They flashed their lights...

Your Opinion: Response to 'Damage by Democrats'

Published Sep. 4 2016
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Yes, Southern Democrats were responsible for many of the local Jim Crow Laws. However, the Democratic Party was the first...

Your Opinion: Agricultural differences

Published Sep. 4 2016
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The recent article: Ag support for Koster on display" quotes Chris Koster (Democrat for governor) as saying: "Eric (Greitens, Republican...

Your Opinion: Is Federal Highway Administration needed?

Published Sep. 4 2016
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Why do we need a Federal Highway Administration? The interstate system may need maintenance but it is essentially a mature...

Perspective: CARA aims to combat opioid epidemic

Published Sep. 3 2016
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Currently, much of the country, along with many individuals in the state knows someone or has personally dealt with the...

Our Opinion: The value of volunteering for Missouri River cleanup

Published Sep. 3 2016
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The history of Jefferson City cannot be told without the inclusion of the Missouri River.

Our Opinion: Help shape the future of your public library

Published Sep. 2 2016
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In an effort to rise to the challenge of re-envisioning public libraries, local officials are inviting patrons to share their...

Our Opinion: Late start, big challenge for task force on cybersecurity

Published Sep. 1 2016
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The digital age is a double-edged sword that can open opportunities but also cause injuries.

Your Opinion: Is nuisance exaggerated?

Published Aug. 31 2016
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As a person that loves all airplanes great and small, I've been out to the RC field at Binder Lake...

Your Opinion: Help end silent epidemic

Published Aug. 31 2016
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A few days ago, I lost a treasured friend unexpectedly and many others have lost an outstanding doctor, friend, advocate...

Your Opinion: Study paves way for action

Published Aug. 31 2016
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One of the common questions I hear regarding preservation in our city is "What about Capitol Avenue?"

Our Opinion: Commit to a safe Labor Day weekend

Published Aug. 31 2016
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Every nine minutes. Many of us approach the Labor Day holiday as a three-day weekend, not as a series of nine-minute...

Our Opinion: Let parks agency pursue a less turbulent flight plan

Published Aug. 30 2016
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We encourage radio-controlled aircraft enthusiasts and concerned homeowners to work with Jefferson City officials toward an amiable resolution.