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Letters to the Editor

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.

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.

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