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Letters to the Editor

LETTER: If state cuts $7 million from tourism budget, hotel workers will lose jobs

Representatives of Missouri's hotel industry estimate that 2,500 hotel workers would lose their jobs if the Department of Economic Development follows through with $7 million in proposed cuts to the Division of Tourism's budget. .

LETTER: Keeping 'Pepper and Friends' would send responsible statement

KOMU should not be motivated only by a quest for profits and is morally obligated to retain the community-oriented program "Pepper and Friends" because of the services that show provides to central Missouri.

LETTER: 'Cash for Clunkers' was good for taxpayers

'Cash for Clunkers' was a wonderful deal compared to the billions of dollars wasted on unnecessary weapons systems and in Iraq.

LETTER: Keep government out of health care

The government's track record doesn't make it too likely that health care reform will fare better than other agencies.

LETTER: Come support a moral vision for health care reform

Members of Rock Bridge Christian Church have scheduled an outdoor candlelight vigil 8 p.m. Saturday at the church. The vigil will act in support of a health care reform.

LETTER: Americans unaware of costs of nationalized health care

The middle-class will bear the brunt of the cost for health care reform, but do these Americans really know what they are getting into?

LETTER: Correcting some mistakes about Hearnes' legacy

Gov. Warren Hearnes was not the first governor to be re-elected in Missouri. He was the first one re-elected to a second consecutive four year term.

LETTER: Shame on the community for not supporting 'Pepper & Friends'

A member of the Columbia community protested the cancellation of the show "Pepper & Friends" on KOMU and expressed doubt as to whether the cancellation was truly due to lack of funds.

LETTER: Health care overhaul overshadowed by misinformation

Health care for women shouldn't be lost in the myths of health care reform.

LETTER: Government insults veterans, dissenters

Disagreements with health care plans does not make someone un-American.

LETTER: When it comes to health care, don't believe everything you read online

Rep. Sam Graves did little to dispel Internet rumors and misinformaiton circulating about health care reform.

LETTER: 'Cash for Clunkers' is not a good deal

The Cash for Clunkers program isn't a good deal for consumers, because it's just another example of the federal government using taxpayer money on bad programs.

LETTER: Greek students give big to United Way agencies

Agencies like Meals on Wheels and Adult Day Connection have greater needs than ever, and Greek students help keep them on budget.

LETTER: Thanks Columbia for making Special Olympics success

With more than 700 athletes and coaches from around the state, the 2009 State Outdoor Championships were an incredible success made possible by volunteers, organizers, sponsors and spectators from Columbia.

LETTER: American health care not as good as we like to think

In the grand scheme of things, the American health care system is ranked rather poorly

LETTER: Unregulated use of antibiotics in food is dangerous

My question would be why are the chemical corporations protected and subsidized, while the small farmers are harassed and sent to court or trying to save that seeds that are not genetically mutated? And more.

LETTER: We need real solutions to health care problem

Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer should support Obama's efforts to provide real solutions to America's health care problems.

LETTERS: Debating the future of 'Pepper & Friends'

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.

LETTER: America needs and wants new health care

America is facing a health care crisis.

LETTER: McCaskill needs to step down, let a real progressive lead

Claire McCaskill is not doing the job we hired her to do.

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