- New custody law for equal time for dads begins today; some question law's relevance (8/28/16)5
- Marble Hill fires entire sewer department (8/23/16)5
- Ex-Southeast student gets probation for placing homemade sex video on porn site without woman's knowledge (8/24/16)13
- Bootheel lawmaker seeks probe into crop damage by illegal herbicide spraying (8/24/16)1
- Local private school dreams bigger, plans for new building at Sprigg and Lexington (8/22/16)
- Newsmakers 2016: Jason Bandermann (8/15/16)
- 'Santa' suspect Moffat sentenced to 12 years for sexual abuse of girl (8/23/16)2
- Schnucks bans solicitors, including organizations like Salvation Army (8/24/16)38
- Jackson girl stays planted on the farm (8/28/16)2
- Court ruling, state suggest businesses may apply use, sales tax to deliveries (8/24/16)2
Nominees deserve vote
Every day we are shown new examples of how our government in Washington, D.C., doesn't work, but this month there's a chance for U.S. Senators Blunt and McCaskill to start proving us wrong. All they have to do is simply cast a vote affirming our rights to free speech.
In April the National Labor Relations Board ruled that employees can't be fired for speaking out about working conditions on social media sites like Facebook. The problem is that today, the NLRB can't protect any American from attacks on their most basic rights because the U.S. Senate hasn't gotten around to confirming the three Democratic and two Republican appointees put forward by President Obama.
Senators Blunt and McCaskill, this is not politics. This is common sense. Do your jobs; bring this to the floor for an up-or-down vote.
ERIN HALL, Cape Girardeau