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Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 12:18 am
BEVERAGE TAX ACTWhile the recent Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Tax Act story (“Lawmakers propose tax on sugary beverages,” by Alex Camp, Jan. 19) didn’t mention it, a complaint that has been made bef...
Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017 12:20 am
 WAR ON COPS?As Barack Obama’s presidency came to an end, there was a lot of talk about how his tenure impacted police officers. In the last few years there have been several high-profile trage...
Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017 12:17 am
 AMERICANS UNITEDWhat caused the election for president in 2016 to go to a complete outsider? There was no question that with the many candidates running for president of the United States in the...
Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017 12:19 am
 THE COST OF KIDSThe Department of Agriculture claims the cost of raising a child from birth through age 17 is $233,610, or almost $14,000 annually. As the father of seven children, let me say th...
Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017 12:15 am
 ABUSE OF TIF FUNDINGI, along with others, am becoming concerned about Springfield TIF spending policies. Tax increment financing, as often espoused, has taxes (generally property tax) removed fr...
Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016 12:14 am
 UNFULFILLED PROMISESThis is a response to Mark Erickson’s Dec. 15 letter (“Why Trump won”) and to give a different perspective. Trump won the Electoral College due to a growing dissatisfac...
Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016 12:20 am
 ACA REPEAL WILL HURT HOSPITALSWith a month to go before President-elect Trump takes office, we’ve received a warning shot across the bow in Springfield. It came in the form of a press release...
Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016 12:18 am
A BROKEN WORLDI would like to offer another point of view regarding James Krohe Jr.’s “Country blues” (Dec. 1). I am from Springfield, but I have lived in and visited both rural and metropolitan...
Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 12:19 am
 COMBATING CLIMATE CHANGEThank you for putting out specific steps, especially local actions, that are key in addressing the rapidly shifting climate on this planet. (“Perishing planet,”...
Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016 12:20 am
 CONVERSATION ON RACEDusty Rhodes’ interview with Kelly Wickham Hurst (“Speaking out of school,” Nov. 17) was very enlightening reading, and it shows why a conversation on race is needed in...

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