KCP&L announces purchase of power from Missouri wind farms

Audio: Mid-Missouri County considers wind farm

An international company wants to spread dozens of big turbines over thousands of acres in the northwestern part of the county. County Commissioner Fred Parry says its an emotional issue right now.     Parry told affiliate KSSZ in Columbia that landowners could get ten thousand dollars per wind pole they allow on their property.

Audio: Toyota revs up investment in eastern Missouri plant

Japanese carmaker Toyota is driving 62-million dollars into its Bodine Aluminum Plant in eastern Missouri’s Troy. Factory spokesperson Leah Omling says the investment is a direct reflection of the hard work of the company’s employees.     The investment at the 900-worker factory will not include additional jobs but will provide new equipment to make […]

Medical Marijuana

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services releases drafts of rules for medical marijuana facilities

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) has released additional drafts of rules for the medical marijuana program. Draft rules for cultivation facilities, dispensary facilities, infused products manufacturing facilities, and medical marijuana establishments, in general, are now posted on the DHSS website. These rules are in draft form and are subject to change. Article […]

Absentee Voting

Audio: Missouri House committee considers proposed changes to absentee voting

Two bills heard in House committee on Wednesday would modify absentee voting in Missouri in two pretty different ways. One bill would change the absentee voting application process by requiring photo identification for mail-in ballot requests. Bill sponsor Rep. Dan Stacy, a Republican from western Missouri’s Blue Springs, said the bill would strengthen the integrity […]

Scholarship

Audio: Missouri Representative wants more focus on funding financial aid programs

State Representative Kip Kendrick is concerned about creating the governor’s proposed Fast Track program when he says Missouri’s three college financial aid programs are significantly underfunded. Bright Flight, A-Plus and Access Missouri are the state’s current programs.     Kendrick says Access Missouri – the state’s only need-based college financial aid program – is being […]