- Cape man gets 8 years for robbery, his first offense (12/7/16)9
- 3 students in custody for violent threat; no details released (12/9/16)15
- Abuse suspect tries to take cop's gun; officer zaps him with Taser and punches his face (12/7/16)3
- Police charge 18-year-old in shooting death; may have been accidental (12/11/16)
- Group seeks to create a neighborhood park on Cape Girardeau's south side (12/7/16)14
- Three juveniles charged with making terrorist threat (12/11/16)
- Man sentenced to 103 years for murder of Cape woman (12/6/16)4
- Company to start recruiting businesses to Jackson, Cape (12/9/16)16
- Cape may allow residents to keep chickens; residents at meeting push for measure (12/6/16)35
- 13 venues, 60 sponsors participating in Happy Slapowitz's Toy Bash on Thursday (12/7/16)2
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.