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Letters to the Editor

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Why I demonstrated on behalf of Brandon Coleman

Brandon Coleman can't present his side of the issue because he was shot and died.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: U.S. must take more active role in United Nations

By taking an active role in the UN, U.S. leaders can ensure that American priorities are heard on the world's stage, including advancing human rights, and emergency humanitarian aid in times of need.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Government must continue working to avoid financial disaster

This is no time for speeches. It is time to get to work.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Hartzler holds minority view

Vicky Hartzler's conservative views represent a small minority of her constituency.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Health Care Act makes preventive screenings possible

Twenty-seven million currently insured women have already benefited from access to fully covered women’s preventive services, including breast exams and mammograms.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Police need to set professional standard

An editorial in the Columbia Daily Tribune once again continues its traditional sympathetic approach to police misconduct issues.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Cyclists also bear responsibility on the road

Bikers have a responsibility to follow the laws and rules of the road, just as drivers do.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Blunt's actions show little regard for Missourians

By voting “yes” to cloture then “no” to adding back in Obamacare language, Senator Blunt has made clear his one true goal: To make a career of being Senator and to protect his job at all costs.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Help local hungry by sharing the harvest this fall

Archery, muzzleloader or firearms hunters can donate some or all of a deer to Share the Harvest by taking it to a participating processor or locker. All Share the Harvest venison stays in the community where it is donated.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Learn about pipeline project at informational meeting

The Heartland Prairies Tar Sands Resistance will talk about tar sands and the Flanagan South Pipeline on Friday at the Boone County Government Center.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Missouri should consider Medicaid expansion

According to the Missouri Budget Project, 267,000 Missourians will remain uninsured because Medicaid was not expanded in 2013.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Politicians actions on health care 'deplorable'

Politicians should not dissuade people from gaining access to health care.

ROSE NOLEN: Guns, violence here to stay

No matter how many mass murders occur, people will continue clinging to their guns.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Protecting rights of people is of utmost importance

The governor called HB 436 “unsafe.” If the governor thinks it's “unsafe” to make law enforcement officials (state or federal) accountable for infringing on the rights of the people, then he must not know much about history.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Drop in teen birth rate is victory for preventive care

People are getting smarter about how and when they have children, leading to drop in the teen birth rate.

 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Vote 'No' for military strike in Syria

Entering Syria's civil war could make the U.S. a future target.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Missouri should fund each student's education equally

All unequal school property taxes on Missouri's homes, business properties and automobiles could be eliminated.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Say 'no' to military action in Syria

I would like to assure you that I understand the fundamental differences between what happened in Iraq and what is happening in Syria. What has happened in Syria is unconscionable, and something should be done, but that something should not be unilateral war-making.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Neighbors don't want development next to park

A public park is something that everyone owns equally.

 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Columbia Council needs more facts about natural gas

We need time to gather information from nonbiased sources outside the profit-making natural gas industry pitch before agreeing to fueling stations.

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