- Two men accused of selling meth to undercover cop (6/22/17)
- Former Cape cop faces stealing-by-deceit charge (6/18/17)3
- Jackson scores high in survey of residents; better streets, Aldi are high priorities (6/20/17)4
- Marble Hill mayor hires city manager without board approval (6/21/17)2
- Police: Man grabbed wheel, tried to kill driver and himself in Jackson crash (6/23/17)
- Cape man faces charges of victim tampering (6/18/17)
- Police: Cape abduction may have ties to Georgia homicide (6/18/17)5
- 3 drown in Southeast Missouri in three days (6/16/17)
- Library provides free lunches this summer (6/19/17)
- Fire destroys two greenhouses at Travelers Gazebo site in Cape (6/22/17)
Every political candidate faces tough decisions on how he or she should try to reach voters.
One way that is grabbing the voters' attention -- sometimes in a bad way -- is the so-called robo-calls, or political automated telemarketing.
The robo-calls, along with calls from not-for-profit organizations, are exempted from state and national no-call lists.
More than two million people have signed up for Missouri's no-call list, and many of them are receiving several unwanted calls a week from politicians.
Legislation was introduced in 2007 and 2008 to remove the political exemption from the state's no-call list.
Unsolicited telephone calls can be invasive.
If a person wants to eliminate unwanted and unsolicited phone calls from strangers, he or she has the right to expect that privacy.
The state should reconsider the exemption next year.