- Few Southeast students face suspension, expulsion for sexual assaults, campus paper finds (4/25/17)6
- Perryville family organizing bone-marrow drive Friday for ailing 6-year-old boy (4/26/17)
- Woman battered after smashing boyfriend's meth pipe against wall, police say (4/25/17)1
- Temptations bassist dies after Cape Girardeau show (4/26/17)2
- BBB warns Jackson man's online business might not be legit (4/24/17)
- Event includes the first public tour of 200-year-old Elmwood Manor (4/23/17)3
- State Supreme Court rules against congressman's mother in dog-kennel defamation case (4/27/17)1
- Strattman to step down as principal at St. Mary (4/28/17)1
- Cape couple turns their home into cozy, comfortable music venue (4/24/17)
- New ride-hailing law draws praise from carGo official (4/25/17)
Reid struggles against economy, GOP rival
LAS VEGAS -- On the day early voting opened in the nation's most closely watched Senate race, Majority Leader Harry Reid implored supporters to propel him to a fast start over his opponent.
Yet like incumbent Democrats everywhere, it's not only a Republican rival that Reid is combating. It's the economy, in the state with the nation's highest rates of unemployment (14.4 percent) and home foreclosures, where the Las Vegas strip glitters a block or two away from the gloom of shuttered businesses.
The polls make the race between Reid and Republican Sharron Angle, a tea party favorite, a toss-up.