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Letters to the Editor

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Outdated war rules may not be serving overseas soldiers well.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.

Letter: Education funding should be state, federal priority

College graduates today are struggling with debt, and their struggles have ripple effects in the economy.

10 ways that Bush shows his ineffectiveness

Bush is fiddling like Nero did in Rome, while our country falls apart.

Letter: YouZeum’s admission fee is too high

Places that are subsidized by taxpayer money, like the YouZeum, should be required to have lower fees to welcome more Columbians.

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