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Letters to the Editor

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.

‘Welfare’ is a misused term

The Monday article ‘Circles Help People Looking To Get Out of Poverty’ says the Temporary Assistance for Program for needy families was formerly known as welfare. But "welfare" is a generic term, not the name of a real program.

Letter: Discussion must be led without anonymity to have impact

No one should be ashamed of statements made during a discussion that was for the public's benefit.

Letter: Not all E. coli strands are harmful

There are many subsets of E. coli, and many are regularly found in the human body. The article about E. coli at the Lake of the Ozarks did not explain this difference and therefore could have raised unnecessary alarm.

Letter: Support Mary Still, who has the experience needed for state representative

Columbia resident says Mary Still, candidate for the 25th District , has a lot of experience that can help her serve the community.

Letter: Residents concerned about use of Tasers by police

A public meeting to discuss the decision of the Columbia police to use Tasers is being held 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, at the Labor Temple building, 611 N. Garth.

 

Letter: Barbara Bishop, running for county assessor, seeks changes to local taxes

Bishop, if elected, would change the way certain properties are assessed and create a commission to handle tax appeals.

Letter: Nuclear power is not the answer

Nuclear power is dangerous and dirty. Instead of using money to build nuclear plants, we could invest in wind and solar power.

Letter: Missourian should keep printing

A Missourian reader asks for the newspaper to remain in print for the information, pictures and the opportunity for students.

Letter: Missouri Press Association directors support continuation of Missourian's print version

In a resolution approved at the Board of Directors’ June 11 meeting, the group called for MU School of Journalism administration to investigate ways to continue the print newspaper version of the Missourian.

Letter: Printing the Missourian only once a week would be the end of the newspaper

Printing the Columbia Missourian only once a week would ruin a community and School of Journalism resource.

Letter: Farm loans available to socially disadvantaged applicants

The Farm Service Agency can make and guarantee loans to applicants to buy and operate family size farms and ranches.

Letter: Railroads could be more cost-effective way to move freight

Increasing rail systems instead of building additional lanes on Interstate 70 for trucks could be more cost-effective.

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