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Letters to the Editor

Neighborhood association member trusts John Clark

The association, now an incorporated entity, thinks John Clark could help it set up places open at night for children.

61-year-old grandmother recalls her first Republican caucus

Jane Stuart attended her first political caucus in March. She said the votes were close, and she enjoyed participating in the unique process.

Federal Reserve System should stay out of market

Interest rate cuts are only going to make more problems, when the Fed. should just let the rates adjust themselves.

Letter: Sturtz can solve First Ward’s problems

Sturtz is creative, understands economic issues, is a strong communicator, easily accessible, and uninfluenced by special interests.

Letter: Segert’s school board candidacy exciting

Ines Segert would bring energy and open-mindedness to the Columbia School Board.

Letter: Paul Sturtz the best candidate for First Ward seat on City Council

Good ideas, solid people skills, intelligence and the correct values make Sturtz the best choice for First Ward voters.

Me-first mentality plagues Columbia Public Schools

Everyone from the superintendent to the public have their pet projects, but nobody is willing to give one up.

Letter: Vote against the 54-cent property tax for school funding

The Columbia School District doesn't need more money. It needs better budgeting.

Sneed family thanks community for support

The Sneed family thanks the community, neighbors, firefighters and police and MU Health care for their support following the explosion of their parents’ home on McNab Drive.

Letter: Sturtz would not take City Council responsibility lightly

Paul Sturtz would make the voices of First Ward citizens heard if he were elected to City Council.

Letter: Fred Parry should be rewarded with a vote in the Boone Hospital Board of Trustees election

Fred Parry, as part of his trustee duties, negotiated a fair lease with BJC HealthCare and should be given a vote in the upcoming election.

Neighbors of Ragtag want consideration from theater’s owners

Construction of the new Ragtag Cinemacafe has been an interruption to the daily life of its neighbors, yet no one from the theater has acknowledged it.

Letter: Sturtz would make positive changes in First Ward

Paul is quietly inspirational, and his humility allows others to work together to make big ideas like the Ragtag Cinemacafe and the True/False Film Festival happen in Columbia.

Letter: Vote Paul Sturtz as First Ward City Council member

Sturtz will work for clear council procedures and for a future Columbia that is sustainable and has the quality of life that many here desire.

Letter: Sturtz’s energy, commitment will benefit City Council

Paul Sturtz would represent the First Ward with the same kind of just, capable, well-informed and imaginative civic commitment he has applied to all his other work in Columbia.

Peace Studies Program not acting in spirit of peace-promoting

The director of the program has continually invited anti-Israel speakers to campus without inviting anyone with opposing views.

Letter: Segert understands School Board issues

As the most qualified candidate, Ines Segert is pushing for a more open and accountable board.

City Council and Planning Commission in need of a more comprehensive plan for Columbia’s future growth

Columbia officials forecast a population growth of 35,000 through out the next 12 years, and Sid Sullivan is concerned the city is not prepared for the change.

Overturning 2006 vote favoring stem cell research is criminal

Missourians voted for stem cell research, but a judge now wants to overturn the 2006 decision.

Where are the true journalism novels?

I know something few other journalists know: Day after day, novelists are writing about us. Some of those writers actually work in newspaper, magazine, and broadcast newsrooms, but some of them have never even set foot inside a newsroom.

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