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Reader Opinions

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Staff cuts at Ellis Fischel impact quality of patient care

We wanted Ellis Fischel simply because of the team approach they had. This included Advance Practice Nurses. We would rethink that decision now given the current circumstances.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Second Amendment protections vital

Constantine Randazzo: Second Amendment protection laws are vital to the continued defense of the U.S. Constitution.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Hartzler should make decisions based on constituent needs

Writer Deborah Miller asks whether Rep. Vicky Hartzler votes based solely on her own opinions or on those of her constituents.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Petition asks for Shakir Hamoodi's sentence to be commuted

In May 2012, Shakir Hamoodi, a Columbia resident, was sentenced to 36 months in federal prison because he sent money to his brothers and sisters in Iraq more than a decade ago.

GUEST COMMENTARY: The genius of energy conservation and clean energy adoption

Citizens must take collective responsibility to conserve energy and slow human-caused climate change in an attempt to protect the environment for future generations.

 

GUEST COMMENTARY: HB 253 veto should stand

Besides its inadvertent tax increases, HB 253 puts vital state services at risk through its tax cuts.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Honoring a father with reminders for better health

Columbia resident encourages regular colonoscopies after her father died of colon cancer in 1999.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Columbia Access Television makes a difference in the community

An internship at Columbia Access Television meant valuable learning experiences. CAT fills a community gap in media and arts education that could not be filled otherwise.

 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Battle family thanks Columbia community

Without Eliot Battle's warm eyes and genuine smile to brighten each of our days, we each must continue to work harder to make this city the one he chose to touch, raise a family in, and proudly talk about.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: CAT-TV has helped educate residents, offer new opportunities

CAT-TV has educated me about the reality behind what we see on TV. Columbia Council members should be proud of the CAT-TV program.

GUEST COMMENTARY: CATV needs community support

Today, CAT is constantly hard at work to lend a hand to the community. It has become an important player to the city’s greatest gems, whether it is True/False Film Festival, Citizen Jane Film Festival, Roots and Blues and BBQ Festival.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Immigration reform could help agriculture, boost economic growth

The majority of our agriculture workforce is made up of immigrants, and their hard work has helped America's farmers and ranchers lead the world.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Politicians should consider facts before making claims

Politicians continue to spread false claims about women's health issues.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Columnist's assumptions do not represent facts

Your insinuation that no American who is not poor would be motivated to serve his country by volunteering for the military is an insult to thousands of patriotic soldiers.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Police chief shows strength of character in fight against 'thugs'

We have a chief of police who is of the highest character, and the answer to our prayers after all  — someone who is willing to stand up for the count, no matter the criticism he must take to do so. 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Columbia residents must take action against crime

Police chief must be forced out if city is to get tough on crime.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Hartzler's stance puts politics ahead of constituents

It’s genuinely disappointing that politicians like Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler continue to put politics over the health and economic benefits the law provides to Missourians.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Congresswoman's time should be spent on finding solutions

No, you haven't been "working hard and passing bills to address America's fragile economy and to protect all Americans"; rather, you have been wasting your time voting 38 or 39 times to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which could rescue millions of Americans who need health care.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Slaughterhouses don't belong in Missouri

A horse slaughterhouse could be an environmental nightmare for the neighboring community.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Nullification helps keep federal government in check

By declaring the Sedition Act unconstitutional, Kentucky and Virginia each protected its own residents' rights to free speech and free press.

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