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Your Opinion: The human costs of climate change

Published Jun. 5 2016

We hear, "Freedom isn't free." Does that mean some will fight and die? But why do some people think the...

Your Opinion: Subsidizing solar energy

Published Jun. 5 2016

A recent letter about solar generated electricity was interesting. Basically it stated solar panels are not worth it if you...

Your Opinion: More of the story on climate change

Published Jun. 3 2016

I want to thank Nelson Otto for publishing "tidbits" and also to share "the rest of the story."

Our Opinion: On Trails Day, join the challenge to get active

Published Jun. 3 2016

Invitations to get moving are being extended by Missouri's governor, the state's parks division and hikers nationwide.

Our Opinion: Summer reading programs span all ages

Published Jun. 2 2016

Just as it is never too late to develop a passion for reading, it is not too late to join...

Your Opinion: Pursue solar energy locally

Published Jun. 1 2016

I appreciated reading in the May 24 News Tribune that Columbia is the first community in the country to join...

Your Opinion: Absolute standards needed

Published Jun. 1 2016

Deconstructuralism is a philosophical movement and theory that basically questions traditional assumptions about certainty, ethics, identity and truth.

Your Opinion: Federal ineptitude again

Published Jun. 1 2016

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill recently sent out an email concerning the mismanaged Central States Pension Fund.

Our Opinion: Smoking rate declines, but 'vaping' still a wild card

Published Jun. 1 2016

Amid frightening reports connected with the Zika virus, childhood obesity and prescription drug abuse, some encouraging news has emerged on...

Perspective: Voter ID, A+ Program among highlights

Published May. 29 2016

I want to highlight the two pieces of legislation I have received the most feedback on from you since session...

Our Opinion: Remember, and participate, on Memorial Day

Published May. 29 2016

Memorial Day is a time for us for to remember — in our actions as well as our hearts and...

Your Opinion: Global approach needed

Published May. 29 2016

Regarding the many letters recently on climate change, the bigger issue is the economy. I don't disagree much on the...

Your Opinion: No crisis from core programs

Published May. 29 2016

Should I loan my government money for decades and not expect interest in return? I think not.

Your Opinion: Breakdown must be repaired

Published May. 29 2016

With the civil trial for Karen Ray completed and the jury found a hostile work environment present in the JC...

Your Opinion: Climate has changed again

Published May. 29 2016

I just couldn't pass this up. Two articles on the same day! Chicken littles, please help!

Your Opinion: Reject photo ID for voters

Published May. 29 2016

Democracy is sacred in America. Throughout our history, we have spent our time, our money and our resources to help...

Perspective: A time of remembrance and respect

Published May. 28 2016

Memorial Day is more than an extended weekend and a reason to fire up the grill and go to the...

Your Opinion: Disappointing ethics effort

Published May. 27 2016

State Rep. Jay Barnes must have been one of those coddled children who got a lot of participation medals.

Your Opinion: Understanding the Zika virus

Published May. 27 2016

Current discussions about how much money the federal government should borrow to study and do research on the Zika virus...

Our Opinion: Good intentions, but failure to follow through

Published May. 27 2016

The state auditor, state Chamber of Commerce and a state board created to monitor regulatory fairness all agree the panel...

Our Opinion: Sensible approach urged for holiday travelers

Published May. 26 2016

Memorial Day motorists will encounter converging components that will require extra vigilance.

Your Opinion: Volume control

Published May. 25 2016

I would like to congratulate the Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce on their excellent Chamber barbecue.

Your Opinion: Ideas need boundaries

Published May. 25 2016

Dick Dalton in his letter of May 22 titled "Thoughts about 'ideas'" seemed to ask for a response so here...