Monroe Local News Monroe Views & Opinions Top Stories Sports News
 
Monroe Local Weather Click for 10-day forecast
  • Mostly Cloudy

    41°F

    Mostly Cloudy

    11 AM

  • Mostly Cloudy

    49°F

    Mostly Cloudy

    2 PM

  • Mostly Cloudy

    46°F

    Mostly Cloudy

    5 PM

  • Mostly Cloudy

    42°F

    Mostly Cloudy

    8 PM

  • Mostly Cloudy

    39°F

    Mostly Cloudy

    11 PM

 
National Weather Click Maps for More
Current Temperatures National advisories
 
Yahoo News: Top Stories
Yahoo! News: Sports News
Pennsylvania Supreme Court Appears Open To Striking Down Gerrymandered Map Did Canada play it too safe with Olympic roster?

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Appears Open To Striking Down Gerrymandered Map― A plurality of state Supreme Court justices seemed open to the possibility that the Pennsylvania congressional map may violate the state’s constitution, but during oral argument on Wednesday seemed unclear as to how to remedy the situation.


Hockey Canada opted to go with a serviceable squad of plug-and-play players over flash to defend their Olympic crown.
Alligator and python captured tangling on golf course Gonzaga looks to stay perfect in WCC

Alligator and python captured tangling on golf courseSeveral golfers had their games interrupted in Florida by a highly unusual sight on Friday: a python battling an alligator.


Critical for Gonzaga in the last two months of the regular season is the production of Gonzaga senior guard Silas Melson, who is an asset on both sides of the court for the 15th-ranked Bulldogs. Melson is expected to be the primary defender against the Dons' leading scorer, guard Souley Boum, one
California torture house: 13 siblings allowed to eat once a day, shower once a year Clemons' 3 at buzzer sends Campbell past High Point 65-64

California torture house: 13 siblings allowed to eat once a day, shower once a yearThe 13 starving siblings held captive in a California house hardly ever saw the sun and were allowed, a prosecutor said Thursday, to eat only one rationed meal a day and shower just once a year.


BUIES CREEK, N.C. (AP) -- Chris Clemons scored 25 and buried a 3-pointer at the buzzer to lift Campbell to a 65-64 victory over High Point on Friday night.
Eric Trump: 'My father sees one color — green' Kansas State tries again to win at Kansas

Eric Trump: 'My father sees one color — green'Eric Trump on Wednesday dismissed the backlash over President Trump’s caustic comments on immigration that have led some members of the media to label his father a racist.


The decisive play from last season is certain to be remembered, particularly by the opponent that almost pulled off an upset of Kansas in Allen Fieldhouse. With the game clock down to the final seconds, guard Svi Mykhailiuk took off for the rim. Although Mykhailiuk, now a senior, obviously traveled
Watch As A Drone Saves Two Teen Swimmers From Heavy Surf In Australia Gardner-Webb holds off Radford for 59-54 win

Watch As A Drone Saves Two Teen Swimmers From Heavy Surf In AustraliaAn unlikely hero saved two teen swimmers on Thursday when a drone dropped a flotation device as the pair were stranded in heavy surf.


BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. (AP) -- Liam O'Reilly scored 17 points, David Efianayi added 12 more and Gardner-Webb hung on Friday night for a 59-54 win over Radford to move into a tie for first place in the Big South Conference.


 Monroe Local News   
     
     

    Monroe Views and Opinions
     
    The Importance of Free Press in a Democracy

    Before we can understand the importance of a free press in a democracy, we need to grasp what it means to have a free press. The Cambridge Dictionary tells us that a free press allows all media outlets to express whatever opinions they desire. That means, it says, that they are enabled to “criticize the government and other organizations.” So why would that be relevant in a democracy?

    Unfair Questions or Democracy At Work ?

    “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” -- The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

    Why U.S. Engagement Policy Is The Correct One

    Invariably, when one thinks of the efficacy of a nation’s military, the mind’s eye is drawn to the ability of that country to deliver a \"warhead onto the forehead\" of their enemies. Indeed, owing to the Pentagon’s slick packaging of the First Gulf War, modern conflict, in the American mind, became synonymous with high-tech toys, grainy videos of successful missile shots, and a quick resolution of hostilities.

    Capitalism and The Wealth Gap

    When it comes to the efficient delivery of goods and services, capitalism is the proven economic model that puts people to work and products on the shelves. Whether those jobs end up paying enough money to purchase the items on those shelves is another matter, however.

    Living Wages Are A Global Problem

    The recent protests for an increased minimum wage are part of a larger global protest. The purpose is the same for low wage earners all over the world; increase wages to match the cost of living, and allow workers to form unions if desired and needed. The global protest has gained media attention all over the world, but critics claim that is the only accomplishment the movement will have.

    Ukraine: Not What It Seems

    After tense days of fighting this week, people in Ukraine are mourning the dead and celebrating the removal of President Victor Yanukovych from power. The final struggle that began on February 18, was the bloodiest endured by the protesters of Euromaidan. By February 22 the fighting was over.

    Religious Freedom Bill - Protecting The Faithful or Legalized Discrimination?

    After a much heated national debate, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoed the controversial bill that would have allowed people and businesses in the state to refuse services to LBGT people based on their religious belief.

    Coup Or Civil War In Egypt

    The day after new protests erupted in Egypt the military in a show of support presented an ultimatum to Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood-led government. Morsi was to step down from power and meet all of the demands of the Egyptian people, or face being removed by the military on Wednesday. As the ultimatum deadline draws closer in Egypt, Morsi refuses to leave, insisting that parliamentary elections are needed before he should be removed, and that he doesn't have permission from the United States to remove himself from power. Most recently he stated he will pay with his life to preserve the sanctity of the ballot box.

     

     
     
     
    Advertise on TNCN