Letters to the Editor
The amendment is aimed at protecting the rights of the most abusive commercial agriculture. It gives a blank check to CAFOs, puppy mills and other nonfamily farming.
Gas tax revenue is an increasingly unstable revenue source. It would be shortsighted, and foolish, to present voters with a transportation funding solution that will have declining revenues from the very beginning of its passage.
Finley Gibbs exhibits many of the characteristics desirable in a judge — fairness, compassion, rationality, and an ability to analyze complex situations and form a cohesive and persuasive argument.
Kim Shaw practices in Division 5 several times a week. She is well-versed in both criminal and civil law. Having practiced for 25 years, she is a seasoned attorney. She’s what Boone County needs.
If we want to save our soil, then discredited farming practices must be abandoned — not enshrined in the bill of rights as Amendment 1 would.
At the very least, the Amendment will eliminate the rights of some local governments to regulate factory farms within their borders.
State Sen. Michael L Parson says the "Right to Farm" amendment was drafted to ensure all Missouri farmers are able to operate without "unreasonable intrusion from outside interests."
Nora Dietzel's experience as a deputy in the Boone County recorder of deeds' office make her the best candidate for the job.
Finley Gibbs is an expertly qualified and very deserving candidate for Boone County Associate Circuit Judge. He’s exactly the type of person you would want on the bench — a balanced, thoughtful man who knows the law in depth
Highway and bridge building and repairs should be paid for by the people and businesses that use them. If MoDOT needs more money, we should increase tax on fuels.
David Wallace's home and yard became a major staging area for crews working to get the power lines back up. He expresses his gratitude for the work the teams did in the aftermath of the July 7 storm.
Columbia’s Sen. Kurt Schaefer and Rep. Caleb Rowden both voted in favor of this harmful bill, which requires women to wait three days after their first meeting with a provider to access abortion services.
The students who shared their stories and experiences are to be commended for giving voice to a nationwide challenge.
For generations, the Department of Veterans Affairs has managed an excellent system. The failure to provide medical services to some of our nation’s veterans is unconscionable, but the VA is not the only option for veterans seeking medical care. If all states expanded Medicaid, nearly half of the nation’s uninsured veterans would have access to health coverage.
Five reasons to vote against amendment includes that it will remove most local governments’ ability to stop foreign companies from polluting and contaminating our land.
Over the last three years, MoDOT has made some tough cuts to personnel, facilities and equipment and has saved more than $500 million. But we know we cannot cut our way to a functional, safe and prosperous transportation system.
The Obama U.S. Education Department committed $360 million for two consortia to develop national tests aligned with Common Core.
The punitiveness of our sex offender laws, registry and restrictions are totally unsupported by any empirical evidence. It destroys marriages, creates homelessness and perpetuates joblessness by listing the employer and address.
Employers should have the means to hire freely, but the uncertainty created by today’s regulatory environment has made many hesitant to do so, making job opportunities scarce for recent college graduates.
This bill tells women in no uncertain terms that we are thought to be incapable of making responsible decisions about our own bodies and our own families.