Letters to the Editor
Hoppe has had a positive impact on her ward throughout her time as councilwoman.
The post office in Columbia, along with post offices in Jefferson City and St. Louis, offers a program for customers to recycle their mail.
Taxpayer money should go to worthy investments, like children and pre-K programs.
Missouri should follow the examples of other states and choose cleaner fuel.
SB390 and HB792 would provide equal funding for private and public school students. Currently, the former receives an Access award worth $4,600, while the latter receives $2,150, in four-year institutions.
Inconsistencies between the theater's Web site and other advertised prices should be cleared up.
The Health Connection helps its customers in ways others wouldn't be able to do. The staff there knows the customers and their individual needs, and can assist in structuring an appropriate workout. The gym also helps fulfill University Hospital's "wellness" mission.
Loans can be extended under certain conditions to avoid financial problems.
Avoiding the health care issues in this country has economic as well as health consequences. Without changes, companies aren't as competitive as they spend more and more on employees' health care coverage, and the overall economy isn't as prosperous.
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.