Letters to the Editor
It is absurdly simplistic to conclude from a comparison of arrest rates that the Sheriff’s Department is doing racial profiling.
Alice Walker's visit to Gaza to see the results of the recent Israeli offensive doesn't take into account that there is devastation on the Israeli side too.
Stephens students, who are required to live on campus all four years, will be forced to share rooms next year.
Corporations shouldn't have control of democracy.
Instead of sending more troops to the Middle East, America would be better served by a focus on securing its borders. Meanwhile, corporate leaders have too much influence on government, which does not represent the interests of Americans as well as working middle-class leaders would.
A reader wrote a letter to U.S. Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer regarding the stimulus bill and the Ellis Fischel Cancer Center.
A reader encourages Columbia residents to vote for City Council members on April 7 and to re-elect Barbara Hoppe.
Columbia's bars and restaurants have already banned smoking. But one MU student sees the university campus as the newest battleground in what he sees as a war between nonsmokers and who he calls "the Marlboro Men."
The Postal Service has been struggling to compete with e-mail and online bill paying for some time, but the economic downturn of this past year as had an even bigger impact. The Gateway District, which covers central and northeastern Missouri and southern Illinois, saw a 9.1 million drop in mail volume.
Citizens are encouraged to contact Sen. Claire McCaskill about the economic stimulus bill, which was signed into law on Feb. 17, 2009.
All it takes is a few clicks and the Central Missouri Humane Society could be closer to winning a shelter makeover from the Web site Zootoo.com.
Meals on Wheels was able to deliver 2,390 lunches as part of the fundraiser.
American citizens could help Obama by speaking up to Congress.
Ameren customers shouldn't be forced to bear the burden of financing a new nuclear power plant, which wouldn't provide energy for 10 to 20 years or more. CWIP provisions will hurt Missouri's economy.
There's a reason why 20 million people per day listen to Rush Limbaugh.
History shows that spending money won't help; what will help is lower taxes, removing regulation and eliminating government waste.
Heart of Missouri CASA appreciates the good work Thetas have done for abused and neglected children.
The energy company's proposal puts the risk of building another nuclear plant on customers.
The measure includes funding for alternative transportation and would help create the "green jobs" that President Barack Obama has promoted.
Don't forget the bombing of the USS Cole in the changed political atmosphere; instead, contact your representatives — local, statewide, nationwide — to voice your opinion on the trial of suspected terrorist Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri.