VFW or Veterans of Foreign Wars website

Audio: Trenton VFW Post 919 provides a variety of community services; continues fundraising for building renovation

Trenton VFW Post 919 has held and continues to hold fundraisers for a building renovation project.Ā  Commander Tony Ralston explains what the post is planning with the renovation of the postā€™s building.     Quartermaster Sam Smith says the Trenton VFW would like to have a full-time psychologist to work with veterans. He notes multiple […]

Cim-Tek or Cimtek website

Cim-Tek Filtration to expand in Kennett, Missouri, creating up to 77 new jobs

Cim-Tek Filtration, a leading manufacturer of filtration products, recently announced that it will expand in Kennett, creating up to 77 new jobs. Cim-Tek Filtrationā€™s expansion will allow the company to continue to innovate in filtration and develop new products available worldwide. ā€œCim-Tek Filtrationā€™s expansion in Kennett is an exciting development for the Southeast region and […]

Audio: Missouri could have a registry for convicted murderers on probation or parole

Missouri could have a registry for convicted murderers on probation or parole. The state House has given initial approval to a bill sponsored by State Representative Lane Roberts of southwest Missouriā€™s Joplin. Under his bill, they would be removed from the registry after completing parole or probation.     The Democrat from St. Louis, questions […]

Budget Graphic

Record Missouri surplus likely to grow under $46.5B House budget plan

(Missouri Independent) – TheĀ biggest state budgetĀ in Missouri history could also leave the biggest surplus in state history when the next fiscal year ends. The Missouri House on Thursday sent 15 appropriation bills to the state Senate, one supplemental spending bill for the current fiscal year, and 14 spending $46.5 billion in the coming year. The […]

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Women within Missouri GOP speak out against Eric Greitens as party remains silent

(Missouri Independent) – In just two weeks sinceĀ allegations of domestic violence surfaced, Eric Greitensā€™ campaign for the U.S. Senate has been under siege from fellow Republicans urging him to drop out of the race.Ā  With one notable exception. The state party, which in recent years has denounced several candidates running under the GOP banner for […]

Representative Dan Shaul and chair of house special committee on Redristricting (photo courtesy Tim Bommel - Missouri House Communications

Missouri Senate congressional redistricting plan stalls on return to the House

(Missouri Independent) – Missouri House members are not ready to accept the congressional redistricting mapĀ approved by the state Senate. The House met Monday without voting on the Senate plan, approved Thursday at the end of a Senate session that lasted almost 24 hours. State Rep. Dan Shaul, R-Imperial and chairman of the House Redistricting Committee, […]

Bank Robbery

Missouri man who shot at police chief after failed bank robbery, found guilty at trial, faces 27 years in prison

A Missouri man has been convicted after shooting at law enforcement officers while fleeing a failed bank robbery. Jacob Allen Monteer, 30, of Drexel, was found guilty following a bench trial before U.S. District Judge Brian C. Wimes on Monday, March 21, of one count of bank robbery, one count of brandishing a firearm during […]

Bull Elk

Missouri Department of Conservation sets 2022 elk and bear seasons with permit applications in May

The Missouri Department of Conservation will offer five permits to hunt bull elk in Missouri this fall with at least one permit designated for qualifying area landowners and the remaining permits for the general public. MDC will also offer 400 permits for the taking of a maximum of 40 black bears during the second Missouri […]

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Senate winds up grueling Supreme Court hearings on Ketanji Brown Jackson nomination

(Missouri Independent) – Ā Representatives of the American Bar Association reiterated their finding that Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is well qualified to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court, and law enforcement groups rebutted GOP accusations Jackson is soft on child pornographers during the final day of Jacksonā€™s confirmation hearings Thursday. Republicans, however, called in witnesses to […]

Medicaid Expansion in Missouri

Republicans push work requirements for coverage under Missouri Medicaid expansion

(Missouri Independent) – When the Good Samaritan Care Clinic opened in 2006 in Mountain View, only about 5% of the free clinicā€™s clients were eligible for Medicaid. WhenĀ it closed late last year, that number had risen to 70%, Dr. John Roberts, one of the clinicā€™s founders, told the Missouri Senate Appropriations Committee on Tuesday.Ā  Medicaid […]