Joan Banks, guest columnist: Right-to-work isn’t what’s right for Missouri
Right-to-work legislation is up in the air right now in the Missouri Legislature. Last week, the bill failed to get enough votes to advance to the Senate, but supporters are working to get those votes and move it forward.
Our View: A hand across
Have you ever needed $20 to help you get by until payday, a ride to work when your car wouldn’t start or someone responsible to watch your children for a few hours?
Of course you have, and odds are you picked up the phone and there was someone on the other end willing to help.
Carol Stark: So-called ‘justice’ system in need of another look
Velma Crain has lived much of her adult life as an addict. The drug methamphetamine has robbed her of quality of life and her relationships with her family.
The 48-year-old rural Joplin woman is now fighting a rare form of gynecological cancer. Her days are filled with chemotherapy treatments and pain.
Your View: It takes a champion
Our Missouri Southern State University men’s basketball Lions made a run for the gold, and how fortunate we the fans were this season to see those games unfold.
Your View: So much for voting
The following quote The Joplin Globe (April 9) was attributed to a member of the Young Professional Network: “It (Tuesday’s vote) is definitely not the end of what we’re trying to do.”
Your View: Critical issues
The people have spoken, loudly. The Joplin City Council, specifically the newest members, should bear in mind that they are not there for their agendas but rather to serve the people’s agenda.
Other Views: Kansas petri dish
It took less than an hour Sunday night for state representatives to agree to meet the minimum requirement to fund schools and in the process strip the rights of those who work there.
Our View: Recycle the plan
Efforts to get curbside recycling for Joplin must continue.
Other Views: Military report on target
Missouri state officials deserve credit for realizing more needs to be done, and soon, to secure and perhaps expand our federal investments supporting the military.
Your View: Power company ads
I’ve been dismayed to see full page advertisements from AEP Energy and Southwestern Electric Power Co. in support of their power line project.
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