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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Post-Dispatch off-base in criticism of Second Injury Fund

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch editorial board states the Second Injury Fund owes money to new claimants who are mostly injured veterans. That is inaccurate.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Stop the schoolyard bullies in Congress

Working families shouldn't take the hit again so we can maintain expensive tax loopholes for Wall Street, drug companies, corporations that outsource jobs and the richest 2 percent of Americans.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Prescription Drug Monitoring Program in Missouri would save lives

Painkiller overdose deaths have more than quadrupled during the past 10 years in Missouri, the only state in the U.S. that has not passed legislation to enable a functioning monitoring program.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Red Cross seeking funds to recoup United Way loss

The Red Cross now is seeking assistance from individuals and businesses in Boone, Cooper and Howard counties to replace approximately $90,000 we lost when the United Way based in Columbia changed its funding model.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Licensing boards ignore alleged torture cases

The state licensing bureaus for both the lawyers and the psychologists who enabled the torture are unwilling to look at these matters.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Time for a change in Senate filibuster rules

Infrequently used, a filibuster might have merit in extremely rare circumstances for the minority in our Senate, however this tool has become just about as common place as bathroom breaks.

 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Preserve Social Security and Medicare

Changing these programs would adversely affect every family in America. We should save and improve these programs.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Roll cart issue should not be raised again

If the subject of trash roll carts comes up again, I feel it should be put up for a citywide vote.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Access to guns is the problem

The NRA’s proposal to create a national registry is a cynical gimmick to distract us from the major cause of gun violence — easy access to guns.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: It's time for action on assault weapons

How many more times will we have to watch this kind of story before Congress enacts an effective ban on assault weapons?

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Close tax loopholes for corporations

Officials of both parties in Washington should come together to close the corporate tax loopholes first to avoid shifting the tax burden to the rest of the country.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Disabled passengers can't use Star Dinner Train

The train will not have an Americans with Disabilities Act-compatible passenger car. 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Say no to EEZs

Columbia resident Linda Green writes that school workers, public employees, business owners, job seekers and Columbia residents should all be concerned about Enhanced Enterprise Zones coming to Columbia.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Speak up and change the conversation about rape

As students, you and I can have immense influence in shaping the opinions of our peers and promoting a safe environment if only we learn to speak up.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Quick fixes for Medicare will not address inherent problems

Some Medicare cuts, such as increasing the age of qualification, do not address the greater issues with the service.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Congressional policies should affect citizens equally

Congress' actions should affect all citizens in the same way, not based upon household income.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Thank you to all who contributed to Everyone Eats

Thanksgiving was a rich experience because of the goodwill and generosity of those who contributed to Everyone Eats, writes William E. "Gene" Robertson, an MU professor emeritus.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Concerns about development near Rock Bridge State Park

The urban development this is being planned near Rock Bridge State Park is requesting zoning changes to include 11 duplexes and 65 singly-family homes.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Income tax prevents economic growth, global competitiveness

Changing levels of taxation doesn't address global competitiveness. Fair Tax HR 25 is the only bill before Congress that stimulates the economy.

'Peoples' Visioning' strives to make Columbia better through collaboration

The "Peoples' Visioning" community group is hosting their third mini-conference Monday with live music and refreshments at 6:30 p.m. and a program at 7 p.m. in the Friends Room at Daniel Boone Regional Library.

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