School Bus

Missouri House passes bill that could allow private and religious schools to cut wages of hourly workers

In 2018, Missouri voters gave their blessing to incrementally raising the minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2023. The state House has passed a bill that would exempt private and religious school workers from the state’s minimum wage law. The proposal would open the door for these schools to reduce the pay of hourly […]

Missouri State Capitol

Audio: Standing-Room Only Audience Expected for Conservation Bill at Missouri Capitol

A proposed constitutional amendment requiring that Missouri’s conservation sales tax be renewed by voters every ten years will be heard by a Missouri House committee Monday evening. Brian Hauswirth with Missourinet files this report.     Committee Chairman Tim Remole of Excello tells Missourinet he expects a STANDING-ROOM ONLY audience Monday evening. The bill is […]

Election 2018

Races for office shaping up in upcoming August primary

Candidate filings began Tuesday for multi-county districts in this area. A 7th district state representative race is shaping up between Republican Rusty Black of Chillicothe and Democrat Dennis VanDyke of Marceline. Both have to be nominated by their parties in the August primary election. After the first day of filings, Republican Danny Busick of Newtown […]

Motorcycle Accident

Motorcycle crash injures two near Salisbury

A motorcycle accident Thursday night, July 7th, in Chariton County, injured the driver and his passenger.  The state patrol reports 47-year-old Randall Watts of Macon received serious injuries. His passenger, 46-year-old Stacey Sipe of Excello, had moderate injuries. Both were transported to University Hospital in Columbia.  The northbound motorcycle failed to negotiate a curve, ran […]