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Letters to the Editor

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.

U.S. needs to help out America, not Iraq

As the pope recently said, “Not one good thing has come out of the Iraq War.” However, I feel there has been much bad from this war.

Editorial missed the mark with Blunt remark

Gov. Matt Blunt’s deputy chief of staff for communications responds to a comment in an editorial regarding Mrs. Blunt’s move to Jefferson City.

Mayor, City Council should vote “no” on Crosscreek Center development

This proposal is opposed by the neighborhood associations in the Crosscreek vicinity and was voted against by the city Planning & Zoning Committee.

Political activity should be noted in political stories

People quoted about political matter should be clearly identified if they are politically active.

A smoke-free workplace is simply a matter of health

A Columbia resident speaks out in support of the smoke-free workplace ordinance.

Side effects of smoking enough reason to support smoking ban

Seeing a smoker’s lungs is enough to keep someone from smoking in support of Columbia’s smoking ban.

It’s time for politicians to answer tough questions

The fears of a recession and the futures of Social Security and health care are issues people need answers to, but politicians are dodging the questions.

Illegal immigrants should be of prime concern to voters

Illegal immigrants are invading America, and Ron Paul is the only presidential candidate who offers a real solution to the problem.

Elected officials need to consults citizens before making decisions

From the Columbia School Board to the president’s administration, elected representatives should be discussing important long-term decisions with voters.

Media only giving two candidates a chance

The media is making the Democratic campaign into a race solely between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.

Teen driver story moves mom

A reader responds to the Missourian article, "Teens on the Road."

Missouri needs major health care remedy

Gov. Matt Blunt has done more harm than good to the Missouri health care system.

Pictures reflect Missouri’s natural beauty

Photos of Missouri landscapes remind Columbia resident to appreciate the state’s great outdoors

Only action can bring change

Our brave troops have done their part in defending our country from outside force; now it’s our turn. We are losing our freedom from within because of lack of interest in the affairs of our government and world events.

Women who give birth at home deserve the best care

With nearly 1,000 babies born at home each year in Missouri, it’s time for the General Assembly to do the right thing and legalize midwifery.

Candidates need courage to win

Candidates who will speak to the issues and offer solutions are dearly needed.

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