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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.

Your Opinion: Response to 'alarmists'

Published Aug. 29 2016
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Whenever "climate realists" bring up record-breaking cold, below-average temperatures or even record snowfall, "climate alarmists" respond with, "A single event...

Your Opinion: Divided by greed

Published Aug. 29 2016
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The changing climate is attacking us, says environmentalist Bill McKibben. Only mobilization on the scale of WWII will save life...

Your Opinion: Question of qualifications

Published Aug. 29 2016
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I am for a women as president. It has been a long time coming.

Your Opinion: Record defies attacks

Published Aug. 29 2016
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"Where there is smoke, there is fire" my grandmother used to say. Republicans continue to share with us their hatred...

Your Opinion: Response on safety net

Published Aug. 29 2016
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A letter in the Aug. 23 News Tribune implied that safety net programs entice people to become poor.

Your Opinion: Moral calling to promote equality

Published Aug. 29 2016
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I appreciate Bert Dirschell's earnest inquiry regarding white privilege.

Your Opinion: Taxpayers subsidize flood, crop insurance

Published Aug. 29 2016
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A Washington Post article stated that in 2014 there were 11,781 people registered to lobby Congress, 22 per member of...

Your Opinion: Another benefit of JCRC flying field

Published Aug. 29 2016
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Following up on Rose Ann Dussold's excellent letter published on Aug. 21, I'd like to share another example of a...

Our Opinion: Educational outreach on discipline

Published Aug. 28 2016
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We encourage Jefferson City School District patrons to learn how administrators plan to address discipline issues — a key concern...

Our Opinion: Managing with limited resources

Published Aug. 27 2016
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A state audit of a division within the state Office of Administration (OA) found insufficient maintenance and inspections of state...

Perspective: Maintaining interstate highway system

Published Aug. 27 2016
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Transportation, in particular our nation's roads and highways, affect the daily lives of every American.

Our Opinion: New collection will enhance stories of military history

Published Aug. 27 2016
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If you expand it, more people will come to experience the diverse collection.

Your Opinion: Tail wagging the dog on transgender restrooms

Published Aug. 26 2016
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Gary Gates is an LGBT demographer at the University Of California Los Angeles School Of Law's Williams Institute, which studies...

Your Opinion: Discriminatory toll of marijuana legalization

Published Aug. 26 2016
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When will we conservative Christians learn? How long will we sit by and let these destructive self-indulged, atheistic, logic-deprived liberals...

Your Opinion: Damage done by Democrats

Published Aug. 25 2016
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The Democratic Party that fought for slavery, the KKK, and Jim Crow laws now has economic slavery for the whole...