January 22, 2022

A Missouri Public Library Agrees Not to Block Witch Websites

From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: A Missouri library has agreed not to censor patrons’ internet searches on the Wiccan faith, Native American religions and other spiritual matters, the ACLU said Wednesday. In the consent judgment, approved Tuesday, the Salem, Mo., Public Library’s board agreed not to re-impose filters that blocked the category “occult,” among others. […]

Missouri: Voters Overwhelmingly Reject Neosho-Newton County Library Tax Hike

From The Joplin Globe: Voters in Newton County on Tuesday overwhelmingly rejected a proposed property tax increase to pay for a nearly $7 million expansion to the Neosho-Newton County Library. The margin was 1,687 “no” votes to 940 “yes” votes. As she sat in the hallway of the Newton County Courthouse with several members of […]

"Missouri Governor Signs Law Repealing Teacher Social Media Restrictions"

From Government Technology: A portion of a controversial Missouri law that restricted the ability of teachers to interact with students on social media and websites has been repealed. Gov. Jeremiah W. (Jay) Nixon signed Senate Bill (SB) 1 last week, eliminating Section 162.069 of SB 54 — the Amy Hestir Student Protection Act — which […]