Medicaid Expansion

Audio: Missouri Senate sides with House; chooses not to fund Medicaid expansion

The Missouri Senate has passed a $34 billion state budget proposal without funding an expansion of Medicaid. The upper chamber sided with the Senate Appropriations Committee and the Missouri House of Representatives by rejecting attempts to put expansion funding into the budget that begins in July. Gov. Mike Parson’s budget request for Fiscal Year 2022 […]

Medicaid Expansion in Missouri

Democrats vow court battle if lawmakers don’t fund Missouri Medicaid expansion

(Missouri Independent) – With the Missouri Senate poised for what promises to be a lengthy debate over Medicaid expansion, legislative Democrats said Tuesday that the fight over funding will move to the courts if lawmakers don’t approve money for the new coverage. During a rally on the Capitol Building lawn, Senate Democrats promised to push […]

Trenton High School

Trenton High School Choir students take part in Virtual Solo and Ensemble Competition

Trenton R-9 High School Choir students participated in a virtual Solo and Ensemble Contest. Trenton Choir Director Tyler Busick notes that instead of the district and state-level events, the contest was considered state-level. At the state level, students receive gold, silver, or bronze. Gold choir ensembles for Trenton included two mixed double quartets, a women’s […]

Medicaid Missouri

Missouri House plan to reject Medicaid expansion faces uncertain fate in the Senate

(Missouri Independent) – Republicans in the Missouri House finalized their plan to block funding for voter-approved Medicaid expansion on Thursday, giving final approval to its version of the state’s budget and sending it to the Senate. What happens next remains unclear. House Democratic Leader Crystal Quade said she’s confident the Senate will restore the $1.9 […]

Eric Greitens

Audio: Senate Majority Leader Caleb Rowden says Greitens still unfit for office; Schatz has similar feelings about the ex-governor

Missouri Senate Majority Leader Caleb Rowden of Columbia has strong words about fellow Republican Eric Greitens running for the U.S. Senate.     Greitens resigned as governor in 2018 after allegations about federal campaign donation violations, taking a half-nude photo of his former mistress without her permission, improperly taking a donor list to bankroll his […]

Missouri Agribusiness Academy

Photos: Thirty Missouri FFA and 4-H sophomores selected to attend 2021 Missouri Agribusiness Academy

The Missouri Department of Agriculture announced 30 high school sophomores were selected to participate in the 2021 Missouri Agribusiness Academy. Students selected will spend several days in June in the Mid-Missouri region exploring careers in agriculture, building leadership skills, and learning more about farming, ranching, and food production. “Giving back to agriculture is important and […]

Missouri Department of Conservation Website

Missouri Department of Conservation offers hunter education in schools despite COVID-19 challenges

COVID-19 presented considerable challenges to Missouri schools, staff, and students in 2020, including closures, cancellations, remote learning, and more. The pandemic also presented challenges to schools and instructors teaching the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) hunter education courses. “Many schools were closed for much of the year, which reduced the number of kids who could […]

THS students chosen for all district choir

Seven from THS chosen for Northwest Missouri All-District Choir

Seven Trenton High School choir students have been selected to the Northwest Missouri All-District Choir. Trager Leeper, Caleb Johnson, Mari Atup, Jaica Clark, Jonin Villacampa, Trent Villacampa, and Victor Johnson auditioned virtually. Vocal Music Instructor Tyler Busick says that in a typical year, the students would have a concert with All-District Choir students from area […]

Medicaid

Audio: Medicaid expansion, COVID and early childhood highlight Missouri State of the State Address

Missouri’s governor is pledging to move forward with Medicaid expansion because voters approved it in August. GOP Governor Mike Parson, who campaigned against Medicaid expansion, emphasized the issue during his State of the State Address.     Medicaid is a federal and state program that assists with medical costs for residents with limited incomes. 53 […]

Grundy R-5 School

Grundy County R-5 Board of Education approves extension of COVID Response Act; approves purchase of new math curriculum

The Grundy County R-5 Board of Education approved an extension of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act on Wednesday evening, January 13th. The act provides employees 80 hours of paid sick leave if the employee is quarantined with COVID-19. The board approved the purchase of a new curriculum for the elementary school. Math Expressions will […]

Caleb Rowan Mo Senate Majority Leader

Audio: Missouri Senate majority leader reacts to violence at U.S. Capitol

Violence has erupted today in Washington. Rioters have stormed into the Capitol. A woman has reportedly been shot in the neck in a stairwell of the Capitol. They are there as Congress was prepared to work on the election certification process. At the Missouri Capitol today in Jefferson City, Senate Majority Leader Caleb Rowden responded […]

Budget graphic

Audio: Senate leader expects 2022 Missouri budget to be tough, but not as tough as 2023

Missouri’s next state budget year that begins in July is expected to have a revenue decline of about 419 million dollars. Senate Majority Floor Leader Caleb Rowden of Columbia thinks the projection of state revenue is very conservative. He says budget leaders are viewing the state’s finances through a two-year lens this time around because […]

Driving Under the Influence or DUI or DWI arrest

Cameron teenager arrested on drug-related DUI allegation

A Cameron teenager has been arrested in Clinton County on several allegations. Seventeen-year-old Caleb Burns was arrested shortly after 6:00 pm on Saturday evening.  The arresting officer accused Burns of driving while intoxicated on drugs, being in possession of fewer than ten grams of marijuana, unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, failure to maintain his lane, […]

Deer beheaded by hunters

Missouri Department of Conservation asking for assistance in poaching incident

Conservation agents are looking for information regarding two bucks found with their heads cut off and dumped near Highway J in Livingston County. The Department of Conservation says the incident happened sometime between December 5th and 6th, and that both deer had been shot with large caliber rifles. If you have information that could assist […]

Trenton man elected to Community Foundation of Northwest Missouri Board of Directors

The Community Foundation of Northwest Missouri announced the election of a rural Trenton man to their Board of Directors. Phillip Ray was elected to the Board during the Annual Meeting of the Community Foundation Board last week; he joins 24 other community leaders from throughout North Missouri on the Board. A graduate of Trenton High […]