Ashley Aune State Representative

Missouri Democrat proposes permit requirement for handguns

Following the tragic shooting during the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl celebration last week, Representative Ashley Aune, a Democrat from Kansas City, Missouri, has called for the introduction of “commonsense” gun control measures. Aune is advocating for the state of Missouri to implement a requirement that individuals must obtain a permit to carry handguns in […]

Torch Electronics games and a redemption kiosk displaying advertisements for the Unclaimed Property Program operated by State Treasurer Vivek Malek (photo submitted).

Missouri State Treasurer faces scrutiny over state advertising on unregulated slot machines

(Missouri Independent) – A southwest Missouri lawmaker blasted state Treasurer Vivek Malek Wednesday for refusing to answer questions about new ads for the state Unclaimed Property Program appearing on unregulated games that offer cash prizes. Malek declined to appear at a hearing of the House Subcommittee on Appropriations – General Administration, angering Chairman Scott Cupps.  Cupps said […]

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Missouri State Auditor announces audit of Linn County

Missouri State Auditor Scott Fitzpatrick announced that a regularly scheduled audit of Linn County, which is located in northern Missouri, is now underway. The State Auditor’s Office last audited Linn County in 2016. The previous audit issued the county an overall performance rating of “good.” However, the report identified a need for improved measures to protect citizen data […]

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Eastern Airlines selects Kansas City for new headquarters, investing $4.7 million and creating 165 new jobs

Eastern Airlines, a domestic and international cargo airline, announced that it has selected Kansas City as the location of its new headquarters, investing more than $4.7 million and creating 165 new jobs. The company’s strategic move marks a significant milestone in its commitment to growth, innovation, and expanding its presence in the Midwest. “We applaud […]

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Richmond shooting suspect captured in Kansas City

The Richmond Police Department reports the suspect of the alleged shooting in Richmond on Monday night, February 19, was taken into custody without incident. Thirty-four-year-old Darren Lee Tackett was arrested in Kansas City on Wednesday afternoon, February 21. In a Facebook Live video on the Ray County Sheriff’s Office’s Facebook page, Ray County Sheriff Scott […]

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Grundy County to conduct voting machine test

Grundy County Clerk, Courtney Campbell, is set to conduct a public test of voting machines ahead of the upcoming April 2 election. The testing event is scheduled to take place in the downstairs conference room of the Grundy County Courthouse in Trenton on March 14, commencing at 9 a.m. This procedural step ensures the accuracy […]

Leadership Chillicothe

Apply now for Leadership Chillicothe’s seven-month program

Leadership Chillicothe, initially established in 1989 by the Chillicothe Area Chamber of Commerce, was designed to inspire the visionary leaders in Livingston County. It’s an intensive seven-month program where participants acquire knowledge and skills to become exemplary leaders in the community. “Leadership skills are essential in both the workplace and the community. Chillicothe is proud […]