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Opinion

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.

LETTER: Barbara Hoppe is not a 'trail-killer'

Although Hoppe had a personal interest in the proposed Hinkson Trail GetAbout plan, she voted based on what was best for residents, not for herself.

LETTER: Dean Oliver should reconsider closing the Health Connection

Health Connections success benefits the community that supports MU.

Today's Question: Is the economy on the road to recovery or ruin?

President Barack Obama asked Americans for support and patience with his economic initiatives during a speech Tuesday night.

LETTER: Health Connection's worth is immeasurable

There is no place in Columbia quite like the Health Connection. It should be saved, even if it means higher fees.

Humane society still needs your help

Columbia's Humane Society finished in the top spot after phase one of Zootoo.com's national search for a shelter to make over. The Humane Society still needs Columbia's help to win phase two of the contest.

Today's Question: How much influence should neighborhood associations have with City Council?

All four candidates for two City Council seats are in favor of listening to the views of neighborhood associations, but how much influence should an association have on the City Council?

Decline of moral behavior painful to watch

Common sense should dictate decisions more often.

GUEST COLUMN: Common sense answers for affordable health care

The hospitals have agreed to tax themselves $52.5 million and use that money as the match to draw more than $90 million of federal funds to Missouri.

Many reasons behind decline of religious Americans

Declining numbers of people who claim a religion can likely be attributed to a number of factors. Fewer children seem to be attending Sunday school nowadays, and not many grow up in the family’s church of choice.

Today's Question: Does The Tiger Hotel's renovation project qualify for tax-increment financing?

The Tiger Hotel is one of two projects under consideration for tax-increment financing in downtown Columbia.

LETTER: Barbara Hoppe always available to listen

She is the best choice for the Sixth Ward because she is also hard working and dedicated.

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