Letters to the Editor
Columbia resident Dan William Peek recently wrote a letter regarding the cancellation of "Pepper & Friends," and that letter made it up the MU hierarchy. Brady Deaton wrote a response to Peek's letter, which Peek then responded to in kind.
America is facing a health care crisis.
Claire McCaskill is not doing the job we hired her to do.
State Representative Mary Still wrote a letter to the House, regarding State Representative Cynthia Davis, requesting that she be removed from office.
There are several important points to consider before using Tax Increment Funding in the Tiger Hotel and Tenth and Locust developments.
Congress needs to pass real health care reform in 2009.
The president of the League of Women Voters of Columbia/Boone County and health chair of the League of Women Voters of Missouri express their views on health care reform.
The nomination of Judge Sotomayor will give hope to women, mothers and teachers.
The city should not charge Thumper Productions a "discounted rate" for the Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ festival, and then charge admission to make up for the rest of the bill. Charging admission in any form would just discourage the public from attending the event.
"Pepper and Friends" should be retained for the good it has done for the community.
A strong message to Washington about health care reform is necessary if any imporvement is going to happen.
The new energy law in Missouri will lower customer bills by encouraging additional energy efficiency.
Before our elected officials criticize Iran's election system, they should look themselves in the mirror and make changes to the U.S. system, including abolishing the Electoral College.
The sidewalks in many portions of the city are badly cracked or completely unnavigable. The city needs to do something about it for joggers, walkers and citizens in wheelchairs who have no other options.
While the U.S. Department of Agriculture has minimal requirements for dog owners, society sets a higher standard, which leads to the term "puppy mills" for the technically legal but inhumane treatment of dogs.
The Pedestrian and Pedaling Network voices its opinion on City Council's June 15 approval of a bicycle harassment ordinance.
Walmart Stores Inc. deserves praise for its charitable donations to local programs such as Meals on Wheels of Columbia.
The term "puppy mill," used recently by Attorney General Chris Koster, is derrogatory and should be removed from vocabulary. Words should not be used to confuse professional kennels with illegal, unlicensed breeding facilities.
Health care premiums are through the roof, and Blaine Luetkemeyer and his staff need to understand how important the issue is to Missouri citizens.