The killing of the Florida teenager has the parents of many black boys wondering: "Is my son the next Trayvon Martin?"
She has proven she cares about making Columbia a better place for all its citizens, not just a wealthy few.
Barbara Hoppe cares for her constituents, listens to their concerns and actively engages in the issues.
By supporting many trails, sidewalks and intersection improvements and participating in safe transportation programs, Barbara Hoppe has shown she cares about Columbia in every area.
Barbara Hoppe has demonstrated that she can bring neighbors, homeowners, studentsand businesses together to find common solutions that benefit everyone.
Despite a weak economy, the Public School & Education Employee Retirement System of Missouri remains 85 percent pre-funded. A strong retirement system is vital to attracting qualified teachers to the state.
Employers with religious objections to birth control aren't required to "provide a penny of support for the birth control services."
Sixth Ward City Council candidate Barbara Hoppe has not responded to attack ads from the opposing campaign.
Barbara Hoppe has shown "intelligence, diligence and balanced approach" as an elected official.
Hoppe ran for office for the same reason any "true statesperson ever runs, because it is a natural evolution of a dedicated citizen."
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.
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.
Missouri had a wonderful season, and Norfolk State was a worthy opponent to end it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.