Letters to the Editor

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Ian Thomas has original ideas for Columbia

Two Columbia residents think Ian Thomas will bring his independent and original ideas to the Fourth Ward City Council position. 


LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Discrimination protection should extend to everyone

People are still being discriminated against because of sexual orientation or gender identity. But some young activists are working to prevent this discrimination.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Congress' Problem Solvers Bloc urges lawmakers to work across party lines

Fifty senators and representatives have formed a "Problem Solvers Bloc" under the leadership of No Labels, a political organization that advocates for bipartisanship and problem solving in Congress.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Ian Thomas' work with PedNet demonstrates commitment to Columbia

Ian has put energy, ideas and lots of hard work into getting funding for PedNet. Ian has proved himself as caring, hard working and an individual who will definitely serve the community.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: House bill would take health decisions away from women, families

HB 386 bans abortions based on genetic abnormalities. Women and their families should make decisions about abortions, not legislators.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Ian Thomas is a good fit for City Council

Ian Thomas is a true consensus builder and someone who will put in the work to involve citizens, gain the benefit of their point of view, seek common ground and then do the work to translate the process into action.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: To find peace, we must let go of fear

until we learn how to live with people different from "us," we shall always have fear of "them." And as we live in fear we will continue to have conflicts. We must understand 'one love' for all.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Don't let Congress take away our rights

The government doesn't have the right to erode the constitutional rights of its citizens because they're not the source of those rights.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Reconsider denial of Ferguson's appeal

The record demonstrates beyond peradventure that a miscarriage of justice has occurred, resulting in incarceration of an innocent man.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Proposed Missouri gun legislation would present health hazard

Asking about gun safety in the home should be part of a medical professional's duty to care for the health and safety of a child.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Obama allowing sequester because Republicans are refusing more taxes

Obama's problem is Republicans, desperately trying to bring fiscal responsibility to our Congress, have not caved on his demand for even more new taxes.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Red Cross Month recognizes volunteers

During the month of March, the American Red Cross recognizes its volunteers, blood donors, class takers and financial supporters as "Everyday Heroes."

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: There is science to intelligent design

Columbia resident Jim Goff disagrees with Missourian columnist David Rosman's exception to the Missouri House Bill 291 concerning science classes teaching Christian creationist beliefs. 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Monitor your yards

Mildred Cooke suspects someone stole a tree out of her yard and warns others to keep an eye on their lawns in case more instances like hers occur.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Focus should be on Jefferson Junior High gym, not elementary school

Jefferson Junior High School's gym is in need of serious upgrades and should be a top agenda item for Columbia Public Schools.


LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Ohio review of allegations against James not complete

Ronald Ross, Ohio Board of Psychology executive director, continues to avoid describing the steps the board took to investigate the complaint against Larry James.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Medicaid expansion is a must

Gov. Jay Nixon's call for the program's expansion would create 24,000 jobs for Missouri residents.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: City elections are critical

Now that Helen Anthony is gone, voters in Columbia need to pick someone who represents the interest of all residents of the city and not just big developers.


LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Columbia should focus on renewable energy

It is time to increase renewable energy goals and develop new energy efficiency programs to help us meet that commitment.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Source of laws should not matter

It does not matter what source is used for practical information that allows society to prosper peacefully.