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Our Opinion: City, chamber seat young liaisons

With little fanfare, commendable actions were taken by both Jefferson City government and the Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce.

Our Opinion: Public input will help city decide tax hike

Fourth Ward Councilman Carlos Graham offered a valuable reminder to fellow council members Monday when he observed: “For me, timing is everything.”

Your Opinion: Vandalism siphons tax dollars

While reading the Aug. 7 edition of the News Tribune, I saw two pictures on the front page of “Bob” powerwashing the bus stop near Memorial Park.

Our Opinion: Project reaches out to Catholic students

Area Catholic schools will welcome a new resource for students when classes begin next week.

Our Opinion: New school year will alter traffic volume and patterns

The beginning of a new school year is a time of change, not only for students, but for motorists.

Your Opinion: Hypocrisy of the ‘pro-life’ movement

It has long been my personal opinion that legislators like to get people distracted with the subject of abortion, when they really should be talking about jobs, campaign finance reform, how to save Social Security and Medicare, illegal immigrants, how to defeat ISIS, etc.

Your Opinion: Changes in the structure of society

Unlike the Roman Empire, America has its barbarians or illegals. People around the world are encouraged to look to us as their sugar daddy ....

Your Opinion: Response to Sampson on King James Bible

In a letter to the editor “The Bible, court, and marriage” in the Aug. 2 edition, Mr. Sampson seems to have taken umbrage at some of the comments that I had made earlier to a piece written by Larry Russell Johnson.

Your Opinion: When we demean, minimize and marginalize

I have often wondered how we in the U.S.A. have gotten to the place in our society that haggling over the cost of “baby parts” is some of the discourse that goes on, in America.

Your Opinion: Congress again fails to solve problems

Thank you, Sen. Blunt. I am so thrilled that you are “pleased with U.S. Senate budget work.”

Our Opinion: No offense, but equipment trumps motto

News Tribune editorial

We are not offended, but we do question whether a decision by Missouri sheriffs to place the motto, “In God We Trust,” on patrol vehicles is the most prudent expenditure of funds.

Perspective: A prescription drug database compromise

The Missouri Legislature may take an annual seven-month break, but the effort to put your prescription drug use into a government database continues.

Perspective: Looking back at decision to drop atomic bombs

Hiroshima. Nagasaki. The names of those two Japanese cities will forever be linked to the use of atomic weapons by the United States at the end of World War II.

Perspective: Interacting with constituents

The seat I hold in the House of Representatives does not belong to me; it belongs to more than 760,000 Missourians in 13 counties. As your liaison to the government, hearing from, and interacting, with the constituents I serve is my top priority.

Our Opinion: Perspectives on the sales tax holiday

Today begins Missouri’s sales tax holiday weekend that — depending on perspective — can be benefical, detrimental or convoluted.