Rick Brown

online_editor 1 year, 9 months ago on Mo. Senate passes union paycheck deduction bill

Whoa! Disengage the Caps Lock and back away from that key. Please stay calm. Don't panic. For maximum civility, resume your conventional typeset and "volume." ;)

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online_editor 1 year, 9 months ago on Who proposes to build a conference center for Jefferson City?

I think everyone who's going to comment on this article has made their positions clear on this issue at this stage. Thanks to those who attempt to stay focused on issues and defuse personal attacks.

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online_editor 1 year, 9 months ago on City discusses further cuts in budget shortfall

Yes. Each is operated independently of the other with its own tax levy and tax base. I was trying to convey that each entity has its own body of taxpayers (overlapping in terms of some individuals but a different group in total) paying a specific tax the law requires them to pay.

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online_editor 1 year, 9 months ago on City discusses further cuts in budget shortfall

Those are two separate government entities, independent of one another. The public school district and the City of Jefferson don't share a budget, revenue sources or administration.

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online_editor 1 year, 9 months ago on Camdenton teen dies in collision on US 54 at Route 179

Sorry I removed an early comment wishing sympathy to the affected families but I wanted to hold off on any information identifying the town of the fatal victim. Turns out, the early reports weren't wrong but I wanted to wait for confirmation from the crash report, which now is posted. (This post amended after the crash report became available.)

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online_editor 1 year, 10 months ago on Mo. House bill makes proposing gun control illegal

Actually, Jefferson City has had at least one such incident that I remember off the top of my head. Shots fired at the Modine plant on the night of July 1, 2003 killed three and injured five others before the shooter drove to outside the police station, where he fatally shot himself after trading shots with an officer. Just pointing that out.

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online_editor 1 year, 10 months ago on Our Opinion: Fund shelters for victims of domestic violence

I removed some comments in an exchange that included personal insults between participants. Feel free to repost any issue-oriented points they also contained. If someone makes a statement you feel is politically charged one way or another (but not a personal insult to a forum participant), please respond by telling our readers why you believe the reasoning is flawed or it's an ad hominem, etc., without including personal remarks toward the other, so that we can keep the forum focused on issue-oriented discussion. Thanks. --Rick Brown, online editor, News Tribune

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online_editor 1 year, 10 months ago on Family's campaign aims to save Saturday postal delivery

Yes, you're right about the cost of a stamp for a first-class letter. Good catch (especially since the most-commonly purchased "forever" stamps don't have prices printed on them). I've made a notation in the article above. Thank you. --Rick Brown, online editor, News Tribune

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online_editor 1 year, 10 months ago on Our Opinion: Obama links solutions to more spending

You should be able to log into your commenting account the same way you did before, after you log into your subscription account. Once you log into your subscription account, that opens up the website so that you should be able to treat the rest exactly like you did before. (Emphasis on should, of course)

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online_editor 1 year, 10 months ago on Kraus renews effort to end front license plate

Did you mean to address that to Sen. Kraus? He's the politician proposing to reduce to one plate.

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