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Struggle over tax break for inherited farmland churns below surface in reconciliation bill

(Missouri Independent) – Agricultural groups and farm-state lawmakers notched a significant win when U.S. House Democrats chose not to touch a big tax break for inherited property, avoiding, for now, a confrontation. But opponents remain wary that the idea could come back at any time as Democrats shape their massive $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation package, and […]

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U.S. House Democrats add more mass transit, high-speed rail into infrastructure bill

(Missouri Independent) – The U.S. House transportation panel early Wednesday passed along party lines the panel’s $60 billion slice of Democrats’ $3.5 trillion budget plan, adding nearly $20 billion for a new transit program and high-speed rail development in the states. Chairman Peter A. DeFazio of Oregon had considered these and other items underfunded in […]

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Trenton police report no injuries, but issue citation to driver after trailer comes loose from pickup, striking utility pole

The Trenton Police Department reports there were no injuries, but one driver was issued a citation after a trailer struck a utility pole on September 8, 2021. Officer Jeff Spencer’s crash report says 78-year-old Larry Eugene Dannar of Trenton drove a pickup truck south on Princeton Road. The towed unit came unhooked near 19th Street, […]

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Democrats demand LGBTQ exhibit return to Missouri Capitol or other exhibits be removed

(Missouri Independent) – If an LGBTQ history exhibit was removed from the Missouri Capitol because it didn’t get pre-approval from a specific board, then every exhibit on display that didn’t get approved must also be removed, House Minority Leader Crystal Quade argued in a letter to state officials on Wednesday. That would mean, she said, that […]

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Two hurt in Monday crash south of Cameron

Two Cameron drivers were taken to hospitals following an accident Monday afternoon on Highway 69, four miles south of Cameron. Thirty-one-year-old Megan Davis received moderate injuries and was taken by ambulance to Liberty Hospital. The other driver, 85-year-old Charles Cox, received minor injuries and was taken by ambulance to Cameron Regional Medical Center. The vehicles […]

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Governor Parson awards Missouri Public Safety Medals to first responders and civilians for heroic actions in 2020

Governor Mike Parson awarded Missouri Public Safety Medals to a total of 15 first responders and 7 civilians for heroic and life-saving actions during 2020. The awards are Missouri’s highest recognition for first responders acting during critical incidents. The civilians, who include a 12-year-old boy who performed a life-saving rescue at age 11, were honored […]

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Lawsuit filed over $1.4 billion contract for Missouri prison healthcare

(Missouri Independent) – The dispute over the $1.4 billion contract to provide prisoner health care in Missouri is moving into the courts. Corizon Health, which has held the Department of Corrections contract since 1992, filed a lawsuit Monday in Cole County alleging that unfair treatment and improper scoring gave the contract to Centurion Health, a Virginia subsidiary of […]

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Trenton Police Department reporting excessive number of thefts from vehicles

The Trenton Police Department reports residents are experiencing a lot of thefts from vehicles in the area and is advising vehicle owners to protect themselves and their belongings. The police provide tips, which include locking doors and rolling up windows, taking valuables inside, and hiding things if left in the vehicle. Other tips to avoid […]

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Advocates say Missouri’s eviction crisis could be a ‘humanitarian tragedy’

(Missouri Independent) – Melissa Pashia is hoping for any kind of good news today. The federal eviction moratorium ended Saturday, and she’s got her fingers crossed one of her clients will finally get approved for the rental assistance that they applied for in April through the State Assistance for Housing Relief Program (SAFHR).  The aid approval […]