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Our Opinion: Respect and prepare for natural phenomena

Published Apr. 29 2011
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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
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Autism spectrum disorders, as its name implies, is multi-faceted.

Our Opinion: Senators move to modernize domestic violence laws

Published Apr. 23 2011
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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"Every Dollar Counts" served as a campaign slogan for Republican Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder.

Our Opinion: Exercise your voice - vote

Published Apr. 5 2011
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Are taxpayers liable for damages caused by a species reintroduced by the state?