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Our Opinion: 'Rebooting' initiative yields bold ideas

Published Jan. 13 2011
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"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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Fresh faces will focus on familiar issues when the 2011 legislative session begins Wednesday.

Our Opinion: Transform resolutions into reality

Published Dec. 30 2010
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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
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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
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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
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John Cummings embodies the spirit of Christmas.

Our Opinion: Census figures bring political ramifications

Published Dec. 23 2010
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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The latest change in filing for Jefferson City offices resulted in fewer candidates.

OUR OPINION: State employees exemplify teamwork

Published Oct. 25 2010
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People who work smarter assist both the economy and employment, particularly during an economic downturn.