Your View: Free choice
Joan Banks’ guest column (Globe, April 13) regarding right-to-work seems to assume that if workers are given the choice of joining a union, they won’t join.
Our View: Pledge must be priority
Mike Seibert, after being elected Joplin’s mayor on Monday, immediately pledged that the city will be operating with transparency.
Phill Brooks, columnist: Value of outside fiscal experts for government
Missouri recently lost a man who had been one of the state’s tax leaders of decades past.
Our View: Hate hurts us all
Investigators say Sunday’s shooting of three people — two at a Jewish community center and another at a retirement complex in Overland Park, Kan. — were hate crimes.
Other Views: State’s theatrics
Conservatives in the Kansas Legislature have taken advantage of a serious problem — inequities in public school funding — to attack teachers and create new problems.
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.”
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