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Lawmakers introduce legislation to close loophole in Child Citizenship Act preventing citizenship from those raised by American parents

U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.), Mazie K. Hirono (Hawaii), Susan Collins (Maine), Amy Klobuchar (Minn.), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), and Tammy Duckworth (Ill.) announced that they have introduced the Adoptee Citizenship Act of 2021. The bipartisan bill would close a loophole in the Child Citizenship Act of 2000 (CCA), which has prevented internationally-adopted children, who are […]

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt

Missouri Attorney General’s office denies allegations it broke law in medical marijuana lawsuit

(Missouri Independent) – Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt’s office dismissed accusations that his office and the state department of health illegally concealed records and violated the Sunshine Law during the course of a medical marijuana lawsuit, calling the charges “frivolous” and “baseless.” The accusation arose last week in a motion seeking sanctions against Schmitt’s office and […]

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Chillicothe City Council denies request to repeal ordinance regarding zoning

The Chillicothe City Council did not accept a request the night of Monday, August 31st to repeal an ordinance regarding rezoning. City Administrator Darin Chappell reports 420 Martin Street was rezoned from R-3 to MU-1 about three weeks ago, and neighbors the night of Monday, August 31st night asked for the zoning to be reverted […]

Disaster Relief

FEMA denies disaster aid to residents in 19 Missouri counties

The State Emergency Management Agency is asking the federal government to reconsider its decision to deny disaster aid to residents in 19 Missouri counties. The state’s appeal involves a federal disaster declaration from severe flooding and storms this year. The counties Missouri wants to include in a federal disaster declaration are Adair, Barton, Cape Girardeau, […]

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Judge denies bond for Braymer man arrested in connection with missing Diemel brothers

A judge has initially denied bond for a Braymer man arrested for alleged driving of a rental truck without permission of two brothers from Wisconsin who used it to travel to a farm near Braymer. Online court information indicates arraignment was held on Monday in the Associate Division of Caldwell County Circuit Court for 25-year-old […]

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Trenton Board of Adjustments approves several requests, denies 1

Trenton’s Board of Adjustments has approved four requests for zoning variances and denied another proposal during public hearings at city hall. Deputy City Clerk Tracy Maberry said several individuals were present to oppose a request from Gilbert McVay who sought two variances on the construction of a storage building. After discussion, the board voted four […]

Jackson County prosecutor to take over invasion of privacy investigation against Greitens

The Jackson County prosecutor will take over an invasion of privacy investigation against Governor Greitens.     Last week, Gardner dismissed the charge against Greitens and said she planned to ask for a special prosecutor to handle the case. In a press release today, Gardner says the court has granted her request for one. She […]

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Audio: Southwest MO lawmaker discusses his refusal to sign special session petition

Joplin State Rep. Bill White did not sign a petition to call the Missouri Legislature in for a special session to consider impeaching Governor Greitens. Despite White’s opposition, enough signatures have been gathered to begin one on May 18.     Lawmakers will consider allegations that Greitens took and transmitted an unauthorized nude photo of […]

CAFO Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation

Court of Appeals affirms ruling that denies permit for CAFO operation in Grundy County

Missouri’s Western District Court of Appeals has affirmed a Clean Water Commission ruling earlier this year that denied a permit sought by a company that plans to operate a concentrated animal feeding operation(CAFO) for a hog farm in southwest Grundy County. Arguments both in support and against the appeal were heard November 1st when the […]