Reader Opinions

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Barbara Hoppe has supported smart growth and progress

Hoppe’s continued presence on the Columbia City Council will do much to move us further toward the kind of growth and change most beneficial to all.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Barbara Hoppe's decades-long service beneficial to Columbia

Hoppe has been proactive and engaging in neighborhood, Sixth Ward and citywide issues, successfully helping make Columbia a better place to live.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Barbara Hoppe committed to keep Columbia a quality, livable, growing community

Hoppe's work as Sixth Ward council member has helped make Columbia one of the most livable small cities in the country.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Incredibly proud of Missouri basketball team

Missouri had a wonderful season, and Norfolk State was a worthy opponent to end it.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Barbara Hoppe's activity and concern for the community is invaluable

Barbara Hoppe should be reelected because she has an unrivaled concern for Columbia and its residents. She has improved the state of student housing and the city's bus system during her term.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Similarities exist between gender gaps, minorities

The gender gap that exists in math and science is comparable to being an immigrant in America. People should take advantage of their differences as a means to push themselves further.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Barbara Hoppe's strengths add to her appeal for City Council seat

Dedication to Columbia's welfare, the ability to see the big picture and to understand complex issues makes Barbara Hoppe a strong candidate for City Council.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Mayor McDavid needs to be honest about bus plans

Mayor Bob McDavid needs to answer the hard questions. The city needs to fix what is broken in Columbia instead of looking at bus programs in Lawrence, Kan., and Ames, Iowa.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Columbia needs downtown grocery store

Columbia's downtown population has been growing rapidly and is expected to continue that trend. With so many people living in the area, the district could benefit from having a grocery store nearby.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Columbia residents should be thankful for Hoppe

Barbara Hoppe has been a careful advocate of neighborhoods and individual rights while at the same time realizing that healthy businesses are at the heart of our success.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Speculation of gender bias gives MU a bad reputation

The media has primed society’s way of thinking, giving men the upper hand of power and women the ritualization of subordination.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Police should focus less on giving MIP citations

The Columbia Police Department is putting its efforts toward the unattainable goal of eliminating underage drinking rather than focusing on more pressing problems in the community.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Cursive writing shouldn't be lost in education

"Digital era" learning is emphasizing typing while placing cursive writing on the back burner. The state needs to incorporate cursive into the Common Core State Standards. 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Barbara Hoppe cares about Columbia, not just Sixth Ward

Columbia residents Diane Booth and Jeanne Sebaugh share their endorsement of Barbara Hoppe.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Leftover snow removal funds should be used for public transit

Public transportation needs all the assistance it can get, and should benefit from at least half the city's $400,000 surplus.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Barbara Hoppe knows her ward, Columbia

Barbara Hoppe, Sixth Ward councilwoman, works "on behalf of the collective best interests of our city and all its citizens."

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Missouri men's basketball team deserved No. 1 seed

Missouri's better record and number of tournament titles earned this year makes the team more deserving of a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament than some of the ones that received that designation.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Barbara Hoppe sees the whole picture

Barbara Hoppe works on behalf of "genuine progress in our community," paying attention to details and the bigger picture.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Initiative process is public and transparent lawmaking

The initiative process has led to some of the most important and fundamental reforms we enjoy today. In the end, it is a much more public and transparent lawmaking process than the lawmaking process in Jefferson City.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Hoppe advocates for Columbia's welfare

Sixth Ward Councilwoman Barbara Hoppe is for "smart growth," but her opponent, Bill Tillotson, is for "unfettered growth."