- Mary Jane bourbon + smokehouse + Cape (7/9/18)4
- Dexter Bar-B-Que in Jackson moving location (7/12/18)1
- Voters to choose from crowded field for Scott County presiding commissioner (7/10/18)1
- Developer: Construction moving into new phases on Marriott (7/12/18)1
- Southeast art students contribute mural to Stevie's Steakburger (7/9/18)1
- New safety measures being put in place in Jackson School District (7/11/18)3
- 'It's just time': PFLAG chapter starting in Cape (7/6/18)33
- Harbor Freight to open next week in Cape Girardeau (7/10/18)
- Car packages: Local stores adding pickup services as part of nationwide trend (7/14/18)1
- Former police officer, disabled vet vie for state representative seat (7/11/18)2
Keep Families Together attracts protesters locally, nationwide
Freedom Corner at Capaha Park in Cape Girardeau was the perfect symbolic spot for the Keep Families Together rally Saturday, June 30. The local rally, organized by Cape resident Aaron Lerma, was also part of a national movement. More than 30,000 marched in New York City, according to NBC, with banners bearing Families Belong Together slogans.
NBC News also reported, "More than 600 marches occurred throughout the country, from liberal, immigrant-friendly cities like New York and Los Angeles to more conservative regions like Appalachia and Wyoming. American expats even gathered across from the U.S. consulate in Munich."
In addition to hosting a voter registration station, participants also heard from Missouri House 147th candidate Renita Green. Lerma also read clips from immigrant stories.
While it was hot for the Cape Girardeau event, participants were mindful of the children who are being held in tents in Texas and how hot they must be 24 hours a day.