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Opinion

Anti-U.S. socialism in Latin American led by Venezuela’s president

Hugo Chavez, president of Venezuela, plans to expand his philosophy in Latin America and his rule in Venezuela.

Tuesday’s voters called the school system’s bluff

The county clerk threw us a curve ball

With the election results coming in sooner than expected, the Missourian staff was juggling three options for delivering the news to you.

Traumatic experiences should be left in the past

Which airline do you want to see move to Columbia?

Three airlines were proposed for Columbia Regional Airport. Hawaii Island Air was eliminated because the flight times were unacceptable. Great Lakes and Mesaba have their advantages and disadvantages.

McCain shows disregard for law, U.S. Constitution

Sen. John McCain is unfit to be president of the United States because he has confused moral values.

Making Missouri homes energy independent is good for the environment

The state of Missouri should partner with homeowners to make homes energy efficient. Although energy independent additions to home are expensive, they save money over time.

Technology doesn’t save time; it just breeds dependence

Computers constantly break down, and people waste a lot of time trying to fix the problems. Most young people rely too heavily on technology.

Election looks like it will bring change to Zimbabwe

The apparent defeat of Robert Mugabe has brought cautious optimism.

Trust Columbia Public School administrators and support tax levy

Although the school board members are not their best advocates, they are dediated and hard-working. We need to elect more members that care and trust their judgment regarding the tax levy.

Letter: Accomplishments make Sturtz ideal candidate

Paul Sturtz’s commitment makes him the ideal candidate to represent the First Ward.

Letter: Approving tax levy will help decrease ignorance and want

Supporting public education will help us deal with current, future problems.

Letter: Sturtz will meet our expectations of a City Council member

Paul Sturtz has the creativity and knowledge of government needed for Columbia.

Letter: Columbia Public School tax levy is all about the kids

Vote yes for the proposed tax levy on April 8.

Letter: Sturtz has shown he has vision

Through his advancement of the arts in Columbia, Paul Sturtz has shown he would make a good City Council member.

Letter: Tax levy will keep Columbia Public Schools competitive

The Columbia Public School District is asking voters to approve a 54-cent tax levy. Based on an assessment by financial consultants, this increase, as well as an internal budget reduction of $5 million, will result in financial stability for the next five years.

We built this city on sewers

Even sewage systems factor into decisions made on Election Day.

Baby falls asleep but doesn’t stay asleep

Audrianna is just one month old, and she has been keeping her parents awake at night.

Discriminatory language still unbelievably prevalent

Hateful language flows too often and too easily, and sometimes comes from unlikely sources ... and it needs to be stopped.

Neighborhood association member trusts John Clark

The association, now an incorporated entity, thinks John Clark could help it set up places open at night for children.

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