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Letters to the Editor

LETTER: Congratulations to Kappa Alpha Theta on 100 years

Heart of Missouri CASA appreciates the good work Thetas have done for abused and neglected children.

LETTER: Just say no to Ameren's proposal

The energy company's proposal puts the risk of building another nuclear plant on customers.

LETTER: Senate should look deeper at Economy Recovery Bill

The measure includes funding for alternative transportation and would help create the "green jobs" that President Barack Obama has promoted.

LETTER: Don't let convicted terrorist walk free

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.

LETTER: U.S. must develop its own energy

Besides wind and solar energy, nuclear power offers the next best alternative to securing America's energy-independence.

Superintendent finalists face new priorities, public evaluation

The Columbia Public School Board is narrowing down its list of five candidates to focus on economically savvy, community-involved individuals. The final candidates will be announced by Sunday and will answer public questions in meetings next week.

LETTER: Claims of Bisphenol-A safety are questionable

Industry-funded studies of the chemical found in hard plastics and metal food cans cannot be trusted.

LETTER: City shouldn't waste time with wind

A wind turbine farm in Boone County will not generate enough energy for Columbia.

LETTER: Stealing from handicapped son is really low

A Columbia resident expresses anger over the theft of her son's paycheck. With the loss of the money, her and her family's lifestyle is being affected.

LETTER: School system could be improved with more like Segert

School Board member Ines Segert should be commended for doing what she thinks is right for both her family and community.

LETTER: Ending uncontrolled borders could save the American Dream

Immigration law and border control should be addressed with a positive approach.

LETTER: No morality exists in Gaza conflict

The blockade in Gaza is illegal under international law, yet the U.S. government continues to arm Israel.

LETTER: You'll work hard walking in the shoes of another person

In honor of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., everyone should try to increase their awareness of the extra work society requires of some people and not others.

LETTER: Rosman's column critiquing Segert is flawed

CPS Board member Ines Segert is doing a good job.  She voices opinions at meetings and shares her reasoning.

LETTER: Views on Police Department taken out of context

Citizen clarifies statement about police communications.

LETTER: The Modern Whig Party resurrects American ideals

Modern Whig Party seeks workable solutions based on common ground.

LETTER: Bisphenol A is safe for consumption

The material is one of the most tested substances in food today.

LETTER: Eye for an eye makes the whole world blind

Nothing can justify the Israelis' behavior toward Palestinians.

LETTER: Luetkemeyer will keep campaign promise to work on affordable health care

The Ninth District congressman signed the DividedWeFail.org pledge in June, and he plans to keep his promise.

LETTER: Luetkemeyer, Congress must do their part to help citizens

Affordable health care and repairing a broken financial system should be Congress' top priorities.

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