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Reader Opinions

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Ian Thomas has vision for better Columbia

Ian Thomas is able to use analytical problem solving and people skills to bring stakeholders together to find common solutions, two Columbia residents write.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Ian Thomas clear choice for council

Ian Thomas' character, intellect and experience ensure he'd be the clear choice for the Fourth Ward City Council seat.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: McDavid's record shows he deserves re-election

One of Bob McDavid's colleagues said he thinks McDavid's analytical skills would make him a good mayor for as long as he wants to work.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Missouri residents deserve clean energy

We must do something to address how our over-reliance on imported coal affects the health of our children.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Missouri needs stricter laws to stop poor drivers

Vehicle drivers often lack the know-how and consideration required to safely share the road with motorcyclists. Some drivers do not pay enough attention while driving to identify motorcyclists on the road before making lane changes and other vehicle maneuvers.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Ian Thomas has experience and qualities for council seat

Ian Thomas is a person of intelligence, education and wide experience, and he cares about the environment.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Increased sales tax is not the answer for funding services

Sales taxes impose more upon the poor and working class than upon the well-to-do.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Ian Thomas ready for challenge of leading Columbia

Ian Thomas will bring a fresh set of ideas on how to deal with public transportation needs along with addressing rapid growth with theconsensus of all voters in the Fourth Ward.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Court ruling a victory for Missouri women

The decision of whether or not to take birth control is a decision for women to make, not their employers.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Ian Thomas will bring passion to Council as Fourth Ward councilman

Ian Thomas' willingness to listen to and consider opposing views and to critically analyze issues will prove very beneficial as Fourth Ward councilman.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Ian Thomas aware of issues facing Columbia

As outgoing director of the PedNet Coalition, Ian Thomas has exhibited energy, resourcefulness and initiative.

 

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.

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