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Letters to the Editor

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.

LETTER: Chris Kelly is a sound choice for 24th District

The former judge and Democrat would bring common sense to the Missouri House.

LETTER: Palin's "lies" should not be glossed over

We should consider Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's track record more closely.

LETTER: Chris Kelly, the man with a plan

Chris Kelly, who is running for the 24th district seat, represents fairness and progress in Jefferson City.

LETTER: Being an educator at Columbia Public Schools brings challenges and joy

Midway Heights Elementary principal Anne Billington considers herself one of the happiest employees and educators alive.

LETTER: Missouri Republican Party put a damper on dissent at state convention

Proposed reform to the party's voting system were disregarded by the district and state conventions, amid some outcries against abuses of GOP rules.

LETTER: Truman Veterans Hospital participates in suicide prevention week

The VA provides counseling and mental health resources for veterans and participates in suicide prevention awareness week.

Letter: Enhancing Obama’s strategy

Obama campaign strategists need to beef up a marketable platform with substantive detailed policies, and let Obama focus on message.

Political Courage Test is fair and balanced

The Political Courage Test for candidates, which is reviewed by Project Vote Smart, is filtered through many layers, making it a fair and balanced questionnaire.

Letter: Obama’s Kool-Aid is a recipe for disaster

Obama’s values not consistent with our country’s history.

Letter: Life experience leads to vote for Obama

One Columbia voter grew up in a conservative household, but his belief in freedom, equality and humanity led to support for Obama.

Letter: Leaders should recognize imperfections, show understanding

Perhaps we need a president who knows the difference between a boss who “goes by the book,” and one who realizes that some unintended circumstances may arise.

Back-to-school drivers need to get their heads into gear

Parents and students need to follow traffic laws and be mindful of pedestrians as they drive on roads near campus and throughout Columbia.

Americans need answers from their candidates

There is a wave of spirit washing across the plains these days.

Letter: Finding truths about oil prices

Voters must consider the candidates' platform and position on off-shore oil drilling and production.

It's inhumane to use Tasers, ever

First Ward resident finds use of Tasers to be disturbing, sad and sickening.

Public administrator as parent is inappropriate analogy

It is never appropriate for any government official to analogize that their position is parental in any fashion. An adult person with a disability is first and foremost a person. If they require a conservatorship or guardianship, they currently have the inability to manage their proprieties and have additional concerns and strife that the average person is fortunate enough not to have. They do not deserve being patronized.

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