Representative Rick Roeber Lee's Summit

Audio: For the first time since the Civil War, the Missouri House votes to expel one of its own

The Missouri House has voted unanimously to expel Lee’s Summit Representative Rick Roeber. The House Ethics Committee released an investigative report this week about allegations that Roeber, a Republican, abused his four adult children when they were younger. It says two of the children were allegedly sexually abused and two others reported being physically abused. […]

Representative Rick Roeber Lee's Summit

Panel recommends Missouri House expel Republican accused of sexually abusing his children

(Missouri Independent) – The Missouri House Ethics Committee voted unanimously on Monday to recommend Rep. Rick Roeber be expelled from the Legislature. The committee, made up of five Republicans and five Democrats, said evidence obtained over the course of its four-month investigation confirmed Roeber had sexually abused two of his children in 1990 when they […]

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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 […]

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FBLA members to represent Trenton High School at State Leadership Conference

A few Future Business Leaders of America members from Trenton High School will represent the school at the State Leadership Conference after placing at the District Leadership Conference. Olivia Roberts and Emma Roberts received first place in Business Financial Plan at the district level. Those placing second include Mari Atup and Cole Soptic in Business […]

Missouri Attorney General reaches settlement with McKinsey & Company for role in opioid epidemic

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced that his Office and a coalition of attorneys general from 47 states, the District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories have reached a $573 million settlement with one of the world’s largest consulting firms, McKinsey & Company. The settlement resolves investigations into the company’s role in working for opioid […]

Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri

Audio: Senator Blunt defends Josh Hawley for questioning election results

Senator Roy Blunt is coming to the defense of his Missouri Republican colleague, Senator Josh Hawley, who has been criticized for questioning the results of the presidential election. Several Senate Democrats filed an ethics complaint against Hawley and Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz, is asking the Senate Ethics Committee to investigate whether their actions played […]

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Seven U.S. Senate Democrats call for ethics probe of Josh Hawley

(Missouri Independent) – Seven U.S. Senate Democrats on Thursday urged the chamber’s ethics panel to look into Sen. Josh Hawley’s unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud in connection with the deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol earlier this month. The Democrats also want a similar probe of Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz’s actions and the Jan. […]

St. Louis Representative Wiley Price

Audio: Missouri House votes to censure member for allegedly having sex with an intern

For the first time in state history, a Missouri House member has been censured. The House voted 140-3 to publicly condemn St. Louis Democratic state Representative Wiley Price, who is accused of having sex with a capitol intern. Representative Jered Taylor, a Republican from southwest Missouri’s Republic, failed to get two-thirds of members to support […]

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Grundy County Commission reports on CARES Act funding distribution

The Grundy County Commission accepted CARES Act funding applications from 14 entities the morning of Tuesday, August 11th. Allocated funds totaled $961,512.72. There are $194,092.90 in unallocated funds that will be distributed on an as-needed basis to the 14 entities. Grundy County, the Grundy County Nursing Home District, the Grundy County Health Department, the Grundy County Library, the Families […]

Sunnyview Nursing Home

Grundy County Nursing Home District Board of Directors approve asphalt project, presented energy project information

The Grundy County Nursing Home District Board of Directors Tuesday, July 21st approved an asphalt project. Sunnyview Nursing Home and Apartments Administrator Jerry Doerhoff reports the project will be in the parking lot behind Sunnyview where the employees’ park, and a loading dock. The cost will be $43,000. Malicoat-Winslow presented information on an energy project. […]

State Auditor Nicole Galloway files to run for Governor in 2020

(Missourinet) – State Auditor Nicole Galloway has filed paperwork with the Missouri Ethics Commission to run for governor in 2020. Galloway, a Democrat from central Missouri’s Columbia, has not made a formal announcement yet. She was appointed to her position in 2015 by former Governor and fellow Democrat Jay Nixon. Last November, Galloway won a […]

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NCMC Board of Trustees accepts resignations, fills open positions

Multiple topics were reported on during the North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees meeting Tuesday evening. NCMC President Doctor Lenny Klaver gave reports on behalf of Vice President for Academic Affairs Doctor Tristan Londre and Vice President for Student Affairs Doctor Kristen Alley. Londre and Alley were absent from the meeting due to other […]

State Representative Rusty Black

Seventh District State Representative Rusty Black on Bills passed in the General Assembly

Seventh District State Representative Rusty Black of Chillicothe reports the 100th General Assembly passed three Bills in the past week. Black reports one Bill related to ethics and prohibits lobbyist gifts to local government officials, superintendents, school board members, members of governing bodies of charter schools, and their staff. It prevents a “revolving door” by […]