Letters to the Editor

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Betsy Peters would make right decisions for Sixth Ward

Peters is a practicing physician who advocates cooperation and compromise to achieve growth and quality of life.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Support Darin Preis for School Board

Darin Preis makes decisions based on research and input from those involved, Jack Jensen writes.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Legislature needs to enact tax cuts

There's still time, but the clock is ticking on legislators to enact tax cuts.


LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Missouri residents deserve Medicaid expansion

The failure to expand Medicaid has left 300,000 Missouri residents unable to afford health insurance.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Jerry Kennett is qualified to be Boone Hospital trustee

His intelligence and knowledge allow him to take on many jobs and excel at all.  He has a phenomenal memory and recall, which are vital in any task. He has real compassion for people and strives to improve their lives.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Backing Jerry Kennett for Boone Hospital trustee

In this letter supporting Jerry Kennett for Boone Hospital trustee, he is described as a caring, capable physician and citizen.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Vote for Jerry Kennett as Boone County trustee

In this letter supporting Jerry Kennett for Boone Hospital trustee, he is described as a patient, dedicated professional.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Choosing roll carts for the environment

Taking large amounts of plastic trash out of the environment is worth having to try to make some adjustments for roll carts.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Roll carts would be costly and unworkable

Those who faithfully compost and recycle plastic, glass, cardboard and paper don't deserve an expensive switch to accommodate those who do not, said Carolyn Doll.


LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Re-elect Darin Preis to School Board

Philip G. Peters said Darin Preis brings a positive, can-do attitude to the Columbia Board of Education.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Making a case against roll carts

Columbians resist a system that is more complex, slower in pickup and aesthetically ugly. Plastic roll carts require more work. They need cleaning and moving to and from the driveway and necessitate additional storage by the city and by every home, many of which lack garages or even driveways for placing roll carts.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Executing mentally incompetent killer is pointless

Mr. Clayton may not realize what he is facing or what he is experiencing at the time of his execution, but we will and we are not mentally or morally incompetent.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Consider staggered four-year terms for representatives

If newly-elected representatives must start fundraising so quickly after their election, why not help relieve the problem by staggering their terms in office.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Help Missouri women by expanding Medicaid

February is American Heart Month, and expanding Medicaid to cover more women would mean healthier Missourians and a healthier state.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Medicaid expansion makes sense for Missouri

Medicaid expansion could benefit 50,000 Missouri adults through community treatment programs providing behavioral health services.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Medicaid expansion is a matter of life and death

The approximately 300,000 Missourians who don't qualify for Medicaid face devastating hardships.


LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Marijuana reform works elsewhere, can work in Missouri

Just as many who did not use alcohol saw the shortcomings of alcohol prohibition, many who will never use marijuana can see that our present policy is foolish, counterproductive and doomed to fail.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Stick to the facts on Medicaid

Claims that Medicaid expansion in Missouri would be "too expensive" to ignore obvious economic and health benefits.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: On taxes, Missouri's neighbors raise the stakes

Missouri lawmakers deserved applause for finally getting a tax cut across the finish line in 2014, and make no mistake: Support for tax relief has never been greater in the Missouri legislature than it will be in 2015.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A novel solution to Missouri's I-70 problem

Iowa's bottle recycling program might provide Missouri with a way to pay for rebuilding Interstate 70.