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Our Opinion: 'Rebooting' initiative yields bold ideas

Published Jan. 13 2011

"Rebooting Government" is the catchy title of a Senate initiative to solicit ideas to streamline structure and cut costs. But is...

OUR OPINION: Explanation preferable to revision

Published Jan. 11 2011

In approaching American literary classics, explanation is preferable to revision. We believe removing certain language in new...

Our Opinion: Federal agency's lobbying inappropriate

Published Jan. 6 2011

Is it appropriate for a tax-funded federal agency essentially to lobby the public about congressional action on federal health care? You...

Our Opinion: Help shape a safer U.S. 54

Published Jan. 5 2011

Don't miss the opportunity to share your experiences and help shape profound public safety improvements.

OUR OPINION: Flu bug creeps onto health care radar

Published Jan. 4 2011

The flu bug no longer is flying under the radar. Confirmed cases of the seasonal virus have...

OUR OPINION: Fresh look at familiar legislative issues

Published Jan. 2 2011

Fresh faces will focus on familiar issues when the 2011 legislative session begins Wednesday.

Our Opinion: Transform resolutions into reality

Published Dec. 30 2010

With a new year rapidly approaching and pressure to make resolutions steadily building, may we offer a suggestion - relax.

Our Opinion: Start the New Year right; don't drive drunk

Published Dec. 29 2010

During the New Year's holiday weekend, all available Missouri Highway Patrol officers will be on the roadways.

OUR OPINION: Students stumble over military entrance exams

Published Dec. 27 2010

A new study has found that nearly one quarter of students who attempt to enlist in the U.S. Army fail...

True spirit of Christmas

Published Dec. 24 2010

John Cummings embodies the spirit of Christmas.

Our Opinion: Census figures bring political ramifications

Published Dec. 23 2010

Politics and demographics will reflect substantial changes as a result of the 2010 Census figures.

OUR OPINION: The future of education in Missouri

Published Dec. 20 2010

A new report on the future of education in Missouri may not break new ground, but...

Our Opinion: Improvements, attention focus on dangerous highway

Published Dec. 15 2010

U.S. 54 from south of Jefferson City to the Cole County line continues to defy safety efforts.

Photos, articles on fatal accidents not "tasteless'

Published Dec. 14 2010

Although we appreciate feedback from our readers and try very hard to help with concerns that come up, on Monday...

OUR OPINION: Film industry previews coming attractions for lawmakers

Published Dec. 12 2010

Consider the motion picture industry's plea to preserve its tax credits a preview of coming attractions.

OUR OPINION: Jail prisoners liable for medical costs

Published Dec. 7 2010

A county jail is not an inn, a restaurant or a health clinic. ...

OUR OPINION: Shopping locally provides gift to community

Published Nov. 30 2010

Now that Cyber Monday has passed, may we suggest Try-On Tuesday, Customer Service Saturday or Capital Improvements Sunday?

YOUR OPINION: Capitalism has fallen on hard times

Published Nov. 28 2010

To Harold: Maybe you have not heard out where you live, but capitalism has fallen on...

OUR OPINION: State, schools and students in symbiotic relationship

Published Nov. 21 2010

Public colleges and universities share a symbiotic relationship with state government. Gov. Jay Nixon alluded to...

OUR OPINION: Too many city elections remain uncontested

Published Nov. 20 2010

The latest change in filing for Jefferson City offices resulted in fewer candidates.

OUR OPINION: State employees exemplify teamwork

Published Oct. 25 2010

People who work smarter assist both the economy and employment, particularly during an economic downturn.