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MoDOT asking drivers to stay off the roads this weekend

The Missouri Department of Transportation advises drivers to stay off the roads this weekend as bitterly cold temperatures combined with another major winter storm will hit Missouri. According to the National Weather Service, rain on Friday will give way to snow overnight and continue through Saturday. Forecasters say this will be a dry snow with […]

Advocates to MO Legislature: Leave Amendment 1 Alone

Advocates to Missouri Legislature: Leave Amendment 1 Alone

Hands off Amendment 1. That’s the message from supporters of the “Clean Missouri’ ballot initiative to state lawmakers, who begin the 100th General Assembly next week.  The anti-gerrymandering measure passed by 62 percent of the vote in November, but Gov. Mike Parson and several legislators are already calling for major changes.  Joan VonDras with the Sierra Club’s […]

Missouri Supreme Court

Audio: Missouri Senate Minority Leader is tired of GOP efforts to overturn measures passed by voters, including Clean Missouri

The Missouri legislative session is underway and Senate Minority Leader Gina Walsh is already feeling it.     Senate Minority Leader Gina Walsh says she’s tired of Republicans trying to reverse ballot measures passed by voters.     Walsh opposes possible Republican plans to overturn a lobbyist gift ban, campaign donations limits and legislative redistricting.

Democratic Party

Audio: Outnumbered Democrats in Missouri legislature to defend progressive ballot victories, seek bipartisan criminal justice changes

Minority leaders in the Missouri legislature believe they’re taking a realistic approach to the upcoming session. New House Democratic Leader Crystal Quade of Springfield says her party will focus on defending progressive ballot measures passed by voters, noting the new laws are already under threat.     Senate Democratic Leader Gina Walsh of Bellefontaine Neighbors […]

CAFO

Western District Court of Appeals affirms decision, potentially opening the way for CAFO in southwest Grundy County

Online court information shows a ruling has been issued regarding a CAFO that has been proposed for southwest Grundy County. Docket information reports the Western District of Missouri, Court of Appeals, has affirmed a decision by the Missouri Clean Water Commission which (in November 2017) had approved a permit for a Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (also […]

North Central Missouri CollegeNorth Central Missouri College

Board of Trustees approves budget at Thursday night NCMC meeting

The North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees approved the fiscal year 2018 annual audit as presented at its meeting last (Thursday) evening. Matt Wallace of KPN reported the audit received an unmodified, clean opinion. The report audited the college, Building Corporation, and Foundation financial statements through June 30th, 2018. Wallace said the college’s total assets were 34.9 […]

Pond surrounded by trees

Audio: Missouri farm and environmental groups clash over Trump administration’s rollback of clean water protections

The Trump administration announced plans Tuesday to roll back Obama-era rules which placed federal regulations on creek beds and ponds that aren’t directly connected to larger bodies of water. Eric Bohl (Bowl) with the Missouri Farm Bureau says the rules are a legal overreach because creek beds and ponds aren’t navigable.     Eric Bohl […]

Trenton, Missouri

Trenton City Council approves financing plan for development of fire department training ground and tower

The Trenton City Council has approved employee health insurance quotes for employees of the city and Trenton Municipal Utilities. As recommended by the finance committee, the city and TMU will continue to pay 100 percent of the monthly premium for employees with coverage for dependents borne by the employee. The city’s health insurance is provided […]

Dicamba

Missouri Department of Agriculture issues statement on Dicamba products for the 2019 growing season

the Missouri Department of Agriculture announced it will not pursue Special Local Needs (24c) labels for the use of Engenia, FeXapan, and XtendiMax for the 2019 growing season. This announcement follows the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) decision to extend the registration of these three Dicamba products for another two years with additional safeguards. The Missouri […]