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Opinion

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.

61-year-old grandmother recalls her first Republican caucus

Jane Stuart attended her first political caucus in March. She said the votes were close, and she enjoyed participating in the unique process.

Federal Reserve System should stay out of market

Interest rate cuts are only going to make more problems, when the Fed. should just let the rates adjust themselves.

Letter: Sturtz can solve First Ward’s problems

Sturtz is creative, understands economic issues, is a strong communicator, easily accessible, and uninfluenced by special interests.

Supreme Court should recognize Second Amendment

The Supreme Court should let stand the D.C. Federal Appeals Court’s decision that D.C.’s ban on handguns violates the Second Amendment.

Citizens and the government should take responsibility for mortgage, food crisis

We lost a lot in our move from an agricultural to an urban society: Such things as realizing the importance of families working together, a willingness of neighbors to help neighbors, an appreciation of our relationship with nature and an understanding of death in the natural order.

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