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Your Opinion: Obama seeks more federal control

Published Jul. 24 2016
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"Obama says some local police departments need more resources," July 20 article. This is code for more income redistribution and...

Our Opinion: Support shows commitment to 'social contract'

Published Jul. 24 2016
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Public outpourings to local law enforcement agencies are more than signs of appreciation; they are affirmations of "social contract" theory...

Our Opinion: Fair days approaching in Cole County

Published Jul. 23 2016
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Can a decades-old, agriculture-based tradition remain relevant at a time when digital devices dominate recreation?

Perspective: Better Way to reform tax code

Published Jul. 23 2016
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Not only does our nation's tax code need to be simpler and fairer but we must also ensure that it...

Your Opinion: Support capital improvement tax

Published Jul. 22 2016
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On Aug. 2 the citizens of Jefferson City will go to the polls and vote on Proposition 1 to renew...

Our Opinion: Economy also a victim of opioid abuse

Published Jul. 22 2016
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You may be wondering, like we did, why the federal official visiting Missouri to speak out against prescription drug abuse...

Our Opinion: Excessive heat also a danger for pets

Published Jul. 21 2016
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Missourians are advised to take precautions during this heat advisory, but high temperatures also are a danger for pets.

Your Opinion: Response to 'deceptions'

Published Jul. 20 2016
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This is a response to the July 10 letter, "How many deceptions?"

Your Opinion: Support city sales tax extension

Published Jul. 20 2016
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In earlier years I was not sure the city and county were "playing in the same sandbox" when it came...

Our Opinion: Second chances: Signed and delivered

Published Jul. 20 2016
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A second chance often marks the turning point in a success story.

Our Opinion: Health agency traces origins to local club

Published Jul. 19 2016
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A tax-supported health agency is celebrating 100 years since its origin by a group of compassionate, committed local women.

Our Opinion: Second chances -- signed and delivered

Published Jul. 18 2016
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Gov. Jay Nixon last week signed legislation that gives criminal offenders a second chance to turn their lives around. The...

Our Opinion: Sam B. Cook personified passion for Jefferson City

Published Jul. 17 2016
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Peers in the banking industry eulogized Sam B. Cook as a "visionary," a term that also describes his approach to...

Perspective: Developer responds on TIF proposal

Published Jul. 17 2016
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This is in response to the opinion letter published July 8 containing false allegations leveled against us by the author...

Your Opinion: Proposal called misuse of TIF process

Published Jul. 17 2016
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The recent discussions concerning a TIF for the reconstruction of the old Ramada Inn complex is a major misuse of...

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.