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Opinion

Take candidates’ promises with a grain of salt

The 9th District race is shaping up to be the most interesting of Tuesday’s primary.

Letter: Cande Iveson has experience needed for state legislature

Her history of advocacy for family and children's issues makes her a strong candidate for 23rd District state representative

Letter: Candidate tells how zoning can help Boone County

Southern Boone County commissioner candidate explains the difference between up-zoning and down-zoning and how it is important to Boone County.

Get mad, then get active in public life

There’s a lot to be mad about regarding our government. Past political greats and business leaders were also angry — for good reason.

Letter: Bremer's dedication, values make her strong candidate for Sixth Ward committeewoman

Amy Bremer is an accomplished professional chemical engineer, with both Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees with honors, a solid homeowner and tax payer and a rising community leader.

Letter: Tasers more hazardous than helpful

Columbia resident voices concerns of Taser use by police both for the public

The government should not regulate our food behavior

Obesity may be an issue in society but government organizations go too far in regulation.

 

 

Stay-at-home and working moms must draw the line between overbearing and caring

The quality of parenting matters more than the amount of time one spends with her children.

Obama's world tour an appeal for U.S. Jewish votes

Presidential candidate Barack Obama is on a tour of South Asia, the Middle East and Europe. Generally, he has been well-received abroad, though the trip is partially to influence Jewish voters in the United States.

London could be Columbia’s sister city

The similarities may not be obvious, but take away the familiar English sites, and the cities have a lot in common.

Privatization without additional funding will take away from VA hospital system

Veterans are admitted into VA hospitals by priorities including the percents of service-connected disabilities, income and receipt of a purple heart.

Letter: GetAbout Columbia's Garth trail extension too expensive, not needed

PedNet director Ian Thomas has said the extension is inexpensive and could raise property values around it. Others say the extension is a move to spend federal money quickly.

Participating, covering the fair two different experiences

The story from the judge's table is different than the story covered by the reporter.

Letter: Mary Still will be there for the community

Mary Still, candidate for the 25th District, is a mentor, teacher and friend.

Letter: Sid Sullivan will provide fresh perspectives for County Commissioner

He says his candidacy is not about building a long career, but making a difference.

Money matters more than we think

As gas hits record highs, speculators are getting richer. Some who have committed financial misdoings are still praised for making a few people rich. It seems money counts for more than people want to think.

Columbia is paradise for hip replacement surgery

Getting hip surgery confirms the fact that Columbia is paradise after dealing with doctors, surgeons and a recovery center staffed by angels.

New Missourian site launches; tell us what you think

The new design of our Web site was launched Tuesday night. Help us work out the bugs. Is it working? Are you having trouble viewing a story or video? Please go here to leave a comment, share your ideas for future improvements and see what others have to say.

GetAbout trails close to homes should not cause concern

Residents shouldn't be upset that trails will be built near their homes.

Panhandling should be illegal in Columbia

Panhandlers don’t deserve my money I work hard for. Keep these people off the streets, Columbia Police Department. They are a menace to society.

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