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Letters to the Editor

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.

MU dean questions the cause of the failing schools

Why are Columbia Public Schools failing the MAP? Many Columbia Public Schools failed to score ‘proficient’ on standardized tests.

Letter: Cande Iveson has experience needed for state legislature

Her history of advocacy for family and children's issues makes her a strong candidate for 23rd District state representative

Letter: Candidate tells how zoning can help Boone County

Southern Boone County commissioner candidate explains the difference between up-zoning and down-zoning and how it is important to Boone County.

Letter: Bremer's dedication, values make her strong candidate for Sixth Ward committeewoman

Amy Bremer is an accomplished professional chemical engineer, with both Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees with honors, a solid homeowner and tax payer and a rising community leader.

Letter: Tasers more hazardous than helpful

Columbia resident voices concerns of Taser use by police both for the public

Privatization without additional funding will take away from VA hospital system

Veterans are admitted into VA hospitals by priorities including the percents of service-connected disabilities, income and receipt of a purple heart.

Letter: GetAbout Columbia's Garth trail extension too expensive, not needed

PedNet director Ian Thomas has said the extension is inexpensive and could raise property values around it. Others say the extension is a move to spend federal money quickly.

Letter: Mary Still will be there for the community

Mary Still, candidate for the 25th District, is a mentor, teacher and friend.

Letter: Sid Sullivan will provide fresh perspectives for County Commissioner

He says his candidacy is not about building a long career, but making a difference.

Columbia is paradise for hip replacement surgery

Getting hip surgery confirms the fact that Columbia is paradise after dealing with doctors, surgeons and a recovery center staffed by angels.

GetAbout trails close to homes should not cause concern

Residents shouldn't be upset that trails will be built near their homes.

Panhandling should be illegal in Columbia

Panhandlers don’t deserve my money I work hard for. Keep these people off the streets, Columbia Police Department. They are a menace to society.

Letter: An apology for lack of notification

On behalf of the city of Columbia, and the Columbia Police Department, we wish to publicly apologize to the Harris family, and to the customers of their business who were present on the evening of July 16 and affected by our activity.

Letter: Trails are great for residents and property owners

The economic, environmental and recreational benefits of new trails far outweigh the complaints raised by the project’s opposition.

Student vote on board of curators would lead to positive results

The chairman of ASUM, the student lobbying organization, say ASUM did not "agitate" legislators into passing the bill to allow a student curator to vote as a George Kennedy column said.

Mary Still is strong candidate for state representative

Support of Missouri schools is support of Missouri’s future; Mary Still, running for the 25th seat in the Missouri House of Representatives, supports both.

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