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Letters to the Editor

LETTER: Operation Share-the-Road ensures safety for cyclists

The PedNet Coalition views bicycling as a legitimate and overwhelmingly practical mode of transport for local journeys. Most trips to work, school, shopping or social events in Columbia are five miles or less, so the time saved by driving is negligible.

 

LETTER: U.S. must solve financial crisis

The government's bailout won't fix everything. The national economy needs a lasting solution.

LETTER: Thoughts on the 2008 election

On Nov. 4, voters have the choice of voting for a Warrior King or a community organizer.

LETTER: McCain doesn't have middle class interests in mind

Barack Obama and Joe Biden understand the woes that the average American are experiencing and truely have our country in mind

LETTER: Understanding health care options can save you money

During this open enrollment period, customizing your health care plan specifically for you can help cut costs while optimizing your coverage.

LETTER: Children in jeopardy should be at forefront of presidential campaign

American children live in poverty and violence. The government should protect and provide for this overlooked group.

McCain fails to lead on disabilities issues in campaign

Despite McCain's experience with disability as a prisoner of war, his campaign Web site, unlike Obama's, lacks a comprehensive policy pertaining to disabled Americans.

LETTER: Obama, Biden will make a great team

Obama and Joe Biden will make a very good team, while Palin is not really qualified and there are concerns about McCain's health and age.

LETTER: TV inappropriately depicts women's violence during rape awareness week

The sensationalizing of violence against women during a week designated against it is unproductive and raises questions about ethics in media.

Education and alternatives are crucial in solving abortion issue

 Pro-life means you should support abortion alternatives, which help the woman decide to keep her baby. A woman needs to feel she can have help to raise her baby properly.

Letter: What are Columbia's City Council's priorities?

Is the will of the people that all of these facilities be built, or is it the will of our City Council?

LETTER: Long-term energy plan needed to solve problems

A long-term energy plan, not just the decision to institute offshore drilling, is needed to protect our national security, rejuvenate our economy and save our planet.

LETTER: Time to take action on illegal activities in Paquin Park

The chronic drinking and drug activities in Paquin Park, which is directly behind the Lee Elementary, can or could affect the children nearby.

LETTER: Palin lacks truthfulness, tact and tolerance

Gov. Sarah Palin exhibits several negative qualities that are reminiscent of the current administration.

LETTER: Kudos for taking care of MKT trail

As a daily four mile walker on the MKT trail for more than 20 years I am very grateful to have such a great exercise spot available in Columbia.

LETTER: Hulshof works for companies, not people

For the past 12 years, Congressman Kenny Hulshof has been part of the problem in Washington.

LETTER: Support the troops, support Senate Resolution 636

After listening to Senator Obama accept his party's nomination for president, I wanted to bring attention to Senate Resolution 636. The purpose of Senate Resolution 636 is to recognize the success of the surge and the troops dedicated to victory in Iraq.

College students needed for improving child education

Teach For America calls for participation that brings changes to children’s educational inequalities.

LETTER: Cutting rural wireless networks could hinder emergency response

Firefighters depend on rural wireless networks during fires and other emergencies.

LETTER: Questions abound in Veterans Commission’s executive director's resignation

After being leaving office, executive director Hal Dulle’s departure has one former Veterans Commissioner scratching his head.

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