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Letters to the Editor

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.

Letter: McCain has conflicting views on war

Republican presidential candidate John McCain's television commercials appear contradictory.

Letter: Bob Pund would be advocate in state legislature

Pund, a candidate for the 25th District seat has a diverse background that would make him a strong state representative.

Letter: Families feeling money crunch

The community can do more to make the financial bind less serious for families.

Letter: U.S. tactics must evolve with terrorism warfare

Outdated war rules may not be serving overseas soldiers well.

Letter: City Council retreat far from unproductive

Several ideas for city development were discussed, with stakeholder views in mind at the City Council retreat.

Letter: Bike trail would be asset to Vanderveen neighborhood

City land should be enjoyed by all, not just a few residents in Vanderveen.

Letter: Democratic voters should support Bob Pund for state representative

Bob Pund, who is running for the Missouri General Assembly’s 25th District seat, would be an effective member.

High school redistricting process highlights demographic gap

The realignment of the high school districts sends students to high schools that are farther away and pushes the socio-economic gap in the community even higher.

Letter: League of Women Voters urges climate legislation improvement

Scientific research illustrates the need for pollution reduction to slow the negative environmental changes resulting from global warming.

Letter: Reducing speed could help drivers save on gasoline

Drivers should be looking for ways to save on fuel costs.

Letter: Bad laws could be result of sloppy lawmaking

There is no reason the legislature should save the bulk of its workload to the last minute, but 60 percent of legislation recently passed in the House cleared in the final hours of the session.

KBIA should make opera available to all

Several weeks ago, Bill Clark devoted one of his fine columns to his love of opera, both from Grand Ol’ Opry and from the Metropolitan Opera.

Letter: Missourians need health care now

We are paying enormous amounts for the administration and marketing of our health care system, rather than for actual health care.

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