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Missouri State Auditor finds a lack of transparency in how Jackson County spent taxpayer dollars

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway released an audit of Jackson County government that found a lack of transparency in how the county spent millions of taxpayer dollars on legal, lobbying, and other professional services. The audit identified $2.7 million in contracts that were not competitively bid and another $1.3 million in contracts that went years […]

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Audio: Governor Parson to sign Missouri’s witness protection bill on Monday

Legislation that’s aimed at providing witness protection will be signed into law Monday afternoon by Missouri’s governor in Kansas City and Joplin. The bipartisan witness protection legislation was one of Governor Mike Parson’s (R) top priorities for the recent special session on violent crime. State Rep. Jonathan Patterson, R-Lee’s Summit, says the bill is crucial. “And what […]

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All Missouri Job Centers now open to the public, virtual services still available

The last remaining Missouri Job Center that was closed due to COVID-19 reopened to the public this week to help displaced workers find meaningful employment. The Warrenton Job Center opened Wednesday, Sept. 16. All Missouri Job Centers closed to the public in March when Gov. Mike Parson closed state office buildings due to COVID-19. Reopening […]

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Missouri State Auditor finds former clerk misappropriated over $300,000 from City of Center

State Auditor Nicole Galloway released an audit of the City of Center that detailed how the former clerk, Tracey Ray, misappropriated more than $300,000 in taxpayer funds. The audit, which focused on the period between January 2015 and July 2019, was performed by the Auditor’s Public Corruption and Fraud Division after information was received through […]

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Kansas City Renaissance Festival to hold “Festival on Parade”

The first-ever Kansas City Renaissance Festival on Parade is a drive-through experience featuring over 20 of your favorite Festival foods. There will be entertainment, featured artisans, and a chance to support Kansas City’s great Renaissance Tradition from the comfort and safety of your vehicle. Join the Parade weekends of September 26th & 27th and October […]

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Gallatin Board of Aldermen address lengthy agenda at September meeting

The Gallatin Board of Aldermen accepted an ordinance the evening of Monday, September 14, 2020 regarding entering into a lease transaction for a copier. City Administrator Lance Rains reports the city entered into a five-year contractual agreement with Marco. Assistant City Clerk Macon Schweizer’s computer is out of memory and no longer accepts Windows updates. A […]

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Missouri Department of Conservation offering hunter education certification online

The Missouri Department of Conservation reminds Missourians ages 16 and older they may obtain their hunter-education certification through an all-online format. The online option allows Missourians ages 16 and older to complete their certification at their convenience at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. The all-online format is available at https://www.hunter-ed.com/missouri/. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, in-person […]

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Thompson Research Center Virtual Field Day set for Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020 in Spickard

Each year, the Thompson Research Center, located in Spickard, Mo., opens its doors to the public to share research findings and information related to agriculture and natural resources during its field day. This year is going to look a little bit different. Instead of offering an in-person event, Thompson will go virtual this year, along […]

Economy

Survey shows economy improving in Missouri and Midwest

The economic picture is brightening for both Missouri and the Midwest. Creighton University’s August survey of supply managers and business leaders across the nine-state region finds the financial situation slowly improving. Economist Ernie Goss of Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska says the survey’s leading economic indicator for the region climbed. “The index from that survey […]