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Opinion

Letter: Support Mary Still, who has the experience needed for state representative

Columbia resident says Mary Still, candidate for the 25th District , has a lot of experience that can help her serve the community.

Letter: Residents concerned about use of Tasers by police

A public meeting to discuss the decision of the Columbia police to use Tasers is being held 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, at the Labor Temple building, 611 N. Garth.

 

Analyzing the Zimbabwe election

Robert Mugabe has said only God can oust him as president of Zimbabwe, and he's taken actions to keep it that way.

Columbia school system's stakeholders must be included in continuing conversation

School board members bemoan the fact that there aren't more dollars available for funding the core teacher-pupil mission, but it is not too early to begin scrutinizing budgets for the next year.

Understanding a child’s death requires naming names

Columbia Police originally refused to release the name of Cortez Johnson, the 2-year-old who was found dead this week.

Letter: Barbara Bishop, running for county assessor, seeks changes to local taxes

Bishop, if elected, would change the way certain properties are assessed and create a commission to handle tax appeals.

Journalism will survive, no matter the medium

Mortality is the subject of discussion in the wake of recent celebrity deaths and talk of the possible demise of the Missourian’s printed edition. But the printed word will never die; it will just change its mode of delivery.

Letter: Nuclear power is not the answer

Nuclear power is dangerous and dirty. Instead of using money to build nuclear plants, we could invest in wind and solar power.

Letter: Missourian should keep printing

A Missourian reader asks for the newspaper to remain in print for the information, pictures and the opportunity for students.

Letter: Missouri Press Association directors support continuation of Missourian's print version

In a resolution approved at the Board of Directors’ June 11 meeting, the group called for MU School of Journalism administration to investigate ways to continue the print newspaper version of the Missourian.

Voters be wary of presidential candidate’s pledges for change

Miller compares the evolution of Columbia to the changes promised by presidential hopefuls, illuminating the negatives to such action and possible dried-up promises that result.

Nine-to-fivers will soldier us out of economic crisis

Acknowledgement of the strengths and weaknesses of the diversity between artistic types and those that rely on hard facts and discipline will help us illuminate the traits that can lead us out of the current economic crisis.

Global Journalist: Afghan war no longer about al-Qaida but Taliban

Journalists take a look at the war in Afghanistan and discuss how it has evolved over the past several years.

British politics setting bad examples for U.S.

Americans should be wary of following Britain’s political stances and protests.

With printed news in trouble, what does the future hold for journalism?

What motivates readers to choose the stories they choose? That’s the topic ofthis summer’s “Watching the Watchdog” events.

Letter: Printing the Missourian only once a week would be the end of the newspaper

Printing the Columbia Missourian only once a week would ruin a community and School of Journalism resource.

Messages of terrorism can lead to unnecessary fear and paranoia

My antenna went up and alarms went off when an unsolicited package addressed to David Rosman arrived at his church.

Letter: Farm loans available to socially disadvantaged applicants

The Farm Service Agency can make and guarantee loans to applicants to buy and operate family size farms and ranches.

Letter: Railroads could be more cost-effective way to move freight

Increasing rail systems instead of building additional lanes on Interstate 70 for trucks could be more cost-effective.

Contain your affinity for fresh produce; fresh produce possible without full-sized gardens

Green thumbs that want fresh vegetables but are restricted by living conditions: there is hope. Growing a garden in a container can be just as good as a regular garden.

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