Letters to the Editor
Adopting a family for the holidays is a great and inexpensive way to give back.
If banks get to decide who goes to college, middle- and low-income students will get left behind.
Students feel many stereotypes are perpetuated in these Clery releases, and they have been quite upset about its frequency.
There are people in Columbia now who do not even want to talk to the police, Columbia resident Delcia Crockett writes. The feeling of safety is gone for a lot of people. There are some big questions as to why the citizens are treated the way they are treated.
Public servants should not mistreat injured citizens. Instead, the city should provide refuge and remedial action for those of us who cannot accept promises of human rights and justice in Boone County.
Fred DeMarco writes that downtown Columbia can sustain economic growth without a tax-increment financing district.
The three Missouri football players arrested last week could now face criminal possession charges, which would threaten their scholarships and future careers for possessing cannabis, a substance that has been decriminalized in Columbia since 2004.
We need elected officials who will work to find more programs that protect and improve the access middle- and low-income students have to education.
Claire McCaskill has a proven record of standing on the side of her constituents when it comes to ensuring that our seniors get the quality, affordable care they deserve.
Todd Akin promises more partisan obstruction in Washington; Claire McCaskill has a record of working in both parties to find solutions for Missourians.
I would ask all non-smokers to find a mirror, look yourself in the eye and ask, is Proposition B really a fair way to fund education?
The current Missouri Tobacco Tax is only 17 cents per pack (lowest in the nation) and yet, according to the CDC, the smoking-related health care cost in Missouri is $7.61 per pack. Unfortunately, this means that Missouri taxpayers must pick up the tab for $532 million of annual smoking-related Medicaid bills and that costs every Missouri household $565 every year.
You are or know someone who is now or has been aided by dependents' or suvivors' Social Security benefits.
The amount of time pep bands can play at a Missouri high school basketball game has been cut down; action needs to be taken to change this.
The clothes that the Panellenic community chooses to wear is not a representation of its values. The Greek community should be recognized for their achievements on campus and leadership.
While guns are banned in schools to prevent shootings, guns also serve as a means for students and faculty to protect themselves.
Julia Williams, the Missourian reader, says it is possible for anyone to perceive the qualities inherent in the numbers.
The president of the University of Georgia thanks MU for its hospitality.
It is important to help our veterans, and that is something that is important to Claire McCaskill.
In today's tough economic times, Claire McCaskill aims to provide workers with a sense of stability through protecting minimum wage.