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Letters to the Editor

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.

LETTER: How The Sims could change U.S. government

The new administrations at every level could benefit from the Sim-induced creativity  of our youths.

LETTER: Local merchants key to newspaper industry

Newspapers have a lock on local information, but too many are preoccupied with the Internet to capitalize on it.

Change starts small

In a new year change starts with small steps, such as campaigning for the Humane Society and renovating houses rather than tearing them down.

LETTER: First Night Columbia events should be free

Charging admission sends a cold, negative message that “some families” can participate and “other families” cannot.

LETTER: Tasers are not safe

Taser use is too important to leave up to the police.

 

LETTER: Ameren's request for rate increase is unfair

AmerenUE should not ask ratepayers to cover a cost it deems imprudent to pay on its own.

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