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Eric Greitensā€™ claims of conspiracy called ā€˜nonsenseā€™ in new filings in Missouri custody case

(Missouri Independent) – Attorneys for Eric Greitensā€™ former campaign manager argued in new filings that the ex-Missouri governor is using the court to buttress his claims of conspiracy, harass his political enemies and boost his campaign for U.S. Senate. In a newly public filing in the child custody dispute in Boone County between Eric Greitens […]

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Democrats file suit to keep two-time Republican candidate off ballot for Missouri House seat

(Missouri Independent) – Democrats want to kick a candidate off the ballot in the race for a Kansas City-area Missouri House seat, claiming the Grandview man who filed in the 36th District contest is actually ā€œa longtime Republican and vocal opponent of the Democratic Party.ā€ John D. Boyd Jr. filed for the seat on Feb. […]

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Missouri Supreme Court declines to immediately hear appeal of COVID ruling

(Missouri Independent) – The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday denied a request by five counties and health departments to quickly hear arguments and review a case that they say ā€œupended the longstanding public health frameworkā€ in Missouri. The decision means an appeal of a Cole County judgeā€™s November ruling will have to first go through […]

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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 […]

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Race created in upcoming election for Grundy County Presiding Commissioner

While March 29th was the last day to file for the August 2nd Primary Election, Grundy County Clerk Betty Spickard on Wednesday morning, March 30th announced a late filing for Presiding Commissioner, creating a race for the position. Bill Wilson filed for the position on Tuesday afternoon, March 29th. Incumbent Phillip Ray previously filed. Other […]

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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, […]

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USDA extends to May 11 the application deadline for the Meat and Poultry Processing Expansion Program funding

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the Department is extending to May 11, 2022, the application deadline for theĀ Meat and Poultry Processing Expansion Program, which provides funding to expand meat and poultry processing capacity. The decision to extend the deadline comes after Rural Development heard directly from applicants about challenges with […]

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Eric Greitens accused of physical abuse in affidavit filed by his ex-wife

(Missouri Independent) – Former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is facingĀ new allegations that he physically abused his ex-wife and childrenĀ and that in the months before his resignation became so unstable that his access to firearms had to be limited.Ā  The accusations are included in a sworn affidavit filed by former Missouri First Lady Sheena Greitens as […]

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State Representative Rusty Black on this session in the House of Representatives, maps and re-election

The Missouri General Assembly has been on spring break this week and will reconvene March 21st. State Representative Rusty Black of Chillicothe says he thinks the House of Representatives did good work in the first part of the session.     Black is in his sixth year as a State Representative. He enjoys being involved […]

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Missouri Secretary of State receives Missouri State Senate redistricting maps from Judicial Commission

Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft announced that the Judicial Redistricting Commission has filed Missouri State Senate redistricting maps with his office. Ashcroft, as secretary of state, serves as the chief elections officer for Missouri. The district maps were received by Ashcroftā€™s office yesterday at 4:48 pm from the Office of Administration and will soon be […]

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St. Louis jail inmates file class action lawsuit alleging guards torture them with mace

(Missouri Independent) – Inmates at St. Louisā€™ primary jail filed a federalĀ class-action lawsuitĀ Tuesday accusing guards of torture with mace and depriving them of water for days. The inmates are represented by a team of attorneys from the MacArthur Justice Center, ArchCity Defenders, the SLU Law Legal Clinics, and Rights Behind Bars.Ā  ā€œThey spray chemical agents […]

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Missouri Attorney General files suit against Missouri School Boards Association for alleged Sunshine Law violations

To kick off Sunshine Week, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt filed suit against the Missouri School Boards Association for alleged violations of the Sunshine Law. The Missouri Attorney Generalā€™s Office previously requested records from the Missouri School Boards Association (MSBA) related to their role in the October 4, 2021 memo from the Biden Administration and […]

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Judges release new boundaries for Missouri Senate districts

(Missouri Independent) – A panel of Missouri judges tasked with redrawing 34 state Senate districts released a tentative plan Monday, part of a once-in-a-decade process that reconfigures political boundaries following the U.S. Census. The new map, drawn by the Judicial Redistricting Commission after a citizen commission failed to reach consensus, will be formally submitted to […]