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Our Opinion: Respect and prepare for natural phenomena

Published Apr. 29 2011

Missouri's celebration of Earth Day today offers an ideal opportunity to emphasize respect for natural phenomena.

Our Opinion: Be aware, open-minded about autism

Published Apr. 28 2011

Autism spectrum disorders, as its name implies, is multi-faceted.

Our Opinion: Senators move to modernize domestic violence laws

Published Apr. 23 2011

Missouri senators deserve to be commended for unanimous passage of a practical, updated domestic violence law.

Our Opinion: Striving for a practical compromise on Prop. B

Published Apr. 22 2011

If the energy, letters and money spent on Proposition B is any indication, animal welfare issues obviously spark passion and...

Our Opinion: Let conversation on nuclear plant continue

Published Apr. 21 2011

A procedural move blocking legislation on financing a new nuclear plant is indicative of a larger problem - opposing...

Our Opinion: Dual emphasis will challenge new leaders

Published Apr. 20 2011

New representation can bring fresh ideas and approaches to existing issues and initiatives.

Our Opinion: Derailed by the lure of federal dollars

Published Apr. 14 2011

The temptation to chase tax dollars with tax dollars provides a quintessential example of why government is going broke.

Our Opinion: Burdensom issues raised by Fair Tax

Published Apr. 13 2011

Although the theory of a Fair Tax is appealing, the practical application raises concerns.

Our Opinion: Test your local knowledge of the Civil War

Published Apr. 12 2011

Today marks the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War. Jefferson City's role in the war is outlined...

Our Opinion: Missouri posts advance in e-government

Published Apr. 10 2011

Access e-government via the state's website and, ironically enough, up pops the latest about e-government.

Our Opinion: Imagine the possibilities; explore the opportunities

Published Apr. 8 2011

For the young child, the world presents a dazzling array of possibilities and opportunities.

Our Opinion: Every tax dollar also counts

Published Apr. 7 2011

"Every Dollar Counts" served as a campaign slogan for Republican Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder.

Our Opinion: Exercise your voice - vote

Published Apr. 5 2011

Twelve percent may be a great interest rate, but it's a pitiful voter turnout. Cole County Clerk...

Our Opinion: Don't trash progress - vote "no' on Proposition A

Published Apr. 3 2011

Jefferson City's trash and recycling contract is reasonably priced, practical and progressive. Proposition A on Tuesday's...

Our Opinion: Adrian's Island tunnel plan sidetracked

Published Mar. 31 2011

You may want to postpone packing the basket for a picnic on Adrian's Island.

OUR OPINION: Lawmakers on pace at session's midpoint

Published Mar. 28 2011

With lawmakers returning today from spring break, perhaps a recalcitrant spring will return as well.

Our Opinion: Responsible pet owners contribute to community

Published Mar. 24 2011

Spring temperatures invite us outdoors - to walk, ride bicycles and work in our yards. ...

Our Opinion: Spring often heralds onset of severe storms

Published Mar. 22 2011

As much as we would prefer to revel in blissful 70-degree temperatures, we all are acutely aware...

Our Opinion: CBO injects reality into rosy budget scenario

Published Mar. 21 2011

Budgets projections, by definition, are inexact, which is why budget craftsmen must be objective and realistic. When...

Our Opinion: Set deadline on surtax muddle

Published Mar. 16 2011

The time has come to call the question on the surtax muddle. Calling...

Our Opinion: Evaluate before drawing cold remedies into meth battle

Published Mar. 13 2011

Sufferers of the common cold should not be drawn into the crossfire in the battle against meth.

Our Opinion: Budgeting process meets law of diminishing returns

Published Mar. 10 2011

If there is truth in the adage that one must spend money to make money, the ensuing question is: How...

Our Opinion: Are taxpayer liable for elk?

Published Mar. 7 2011

Are taxpayers liable for damages caused by a species reintroduced by the state?