Letters to the Editor
Although Missouri's tax system does need updating in a way that supports the common good, House Bill 253 would have hurt the state.
One of the most important parts of the college experience is to learn how to handle freedom, and exhibit self-control.
The NRA would support Congress instead of fight members if it could help draft legislation.
The confusion regarding the "reading wars" lies in the technology. What a recently published article in the Missourian calls “phonics-based instruction” is actually “intensive systematic phonics instruction,” a view of phonics that insists we teach all children all the major rules of phonics in a strict order.
There are not enough words to illustrate how disgusted I am by your decision to allow Kevin Crane to speak at commencement. Kevin Crane is a monster. I believe he is single-handedly responsible for keeping an innocent man, Ryan Ferguson, behind bars.
A fundraising lunch raised more than $6,000 in donations for a young couple struggling to pay for cancer treatment. Donations are still being contributed.
Battle Garden and Battle High School should include the first names of the Battles.
Delay in making decision about Providence Road safety just delays making the road safer, too.
There is so much need to raise Medicaid eligibility to 138 percent of federal poverty level, so small community hospitals can stay open and provide vital care and stabilization to those who live far from larger cities.
In Missouri, women are paid only 78 cents for every dollar a man is paid. This wage gap costs the average American full-time woman worker between $700,000 and $2 million over the course of her career.
Rep. Paul Ryan toying with Social Security and Medicare in budget negotiations is concerning for seniors.
Medicaid expansion in Missouri would significantly boost local economies and is the most affordable healthcare alternative for Missourians.
For every $1 spent on women’s health services, approximately $5 is saved.
Having a forward-thinking, supportive and responsive City Council representative for your ward is a great asset, but what you also need is an independent and thoughtful leader at the top, like how Sid Sullivan would be as our next mayor.
Big corporations have used their lobbyists and campaign contributions to rig the tax system in their favor, with some profitable corporations paying no taxes at all. But who’s investing in us?
Rev. Mel West believes that wherever and whenever the Spirit of Jesus Christ is present, no matter what place or space, resurrection will occur.
Karl Skala lives not far from Clark Lane and knows the effects of the area's growth first hand.
He is highly educated, an experienced Columbia public-policy decision maker, committed to representing his constituents' interests, honest and law-abiding.
Ian Thomas, if elected, will keep citizens informed about how he thinks and how he arrived as his decisions.
Ian Thomas adds new perspective to City Council and will bring passion and vision to office.