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Opinion

LETTER: Robison the right choice to fight crime

If elected to City Council for the Sixth Ward, Rob Robison would support local law enforcement with more tools and funding to apprehend criminals. He is the only candidate to receive the Columbia Police Officers Association endorsement.

LETTER: Rob Robison would be a steadfast leader for Sixth Ward

Robison is genuine and reasonable in his approach to leadership.

LETTER: Robison's leadership, character make him ideal candidate

The Sixth Ward candidate has ideas to expand the business community in Columbia.

LETTER: Rod Robison will be good for small business

Sixth Ward candidate Rod Robison will make better decisions for small business.

LETTER: Hoppe proved her value to Sixth Ward in first term

Barbara Hoppe knows the system and works in citizens' interests.

LETTER: Robison an active citizen who cares for town

The Sixth Ward candidate is dependable and always willing to help others.

LETTER: Rod Robison will bring fair-minded approach to Sixth Ward

Robison's presence on the council will benefit the entire city.

LETTER: Barbara Hoppe dedicated to understanding issues

The Sixth Ward candidate educates herself about city issues before taking a stance.

Governor needs to own up to militia report

Gov. Nixon should place Director of Public Safety John Britt on administrative leave pending a full investigation and accounting of acts of profiling under his supervision at MIAC, and should fully answer and apologize for the militia report.

Gmail undo button a step in the right direction

Finally, technology that is making our lives easier.

Drug wars have helped turn Mexico into dysfunctional state

For years, drug use in the U.S. has been thought of as a social or crime problem, but now it is seen as an international problem involving military expenditures and delicate diplomacy. Journalists from across the country discuss how this problem affects both Mexico and the U.S.

Today's Question: Mike Anderson's future job prospects

With the Tigers entry into the Elite Eight, it's hard to believe that men's basketball coach Mike Anderson might consider leaving. Athletic Director Mike Alden could offer him a contract extension at the season's conclusion.

You can learn a thing or two from a conversation about Tasers

Having the interim police chief join the community conversation in such a thoughtful way is refreshing to see.

LETTER: Barbara Hoppe's experience needed for another term

Barbara Hoppe should be re-elected to the City Council.

Today's Question: Is it time to add members to the City Council?

While Columbia has certainly grown in size since 1973, the size of the City Council has not.

Term limits not helping government work efficiently

Inexperienced lawmakers tend to stick to their ideology during their limited time in office, which is one reason why so little is getting done in Jefferson City this session.

LETTER: Health Connection too important to community to close

Their dedication in providing specific guidance, tailored for my arthritis, is the very essence of the university's "Make a Difference" program — they made a real difference in my life.

AIG a case study in how greed breeds more greed

Greed often leads to unethical behaviors. The president says we have to get back to the values that built this nation, and greed is not one of them.

LETTER: Barbara Hoppe is good for the entire Columbia community

Columbia residents outside of the Sixth Ward are counting on Hoppe being re-elected.

LETTER: Stand up to people who love guns

Killing is not good for society.

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