Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt

Missouri Attorney General’s office denies allegations it broke law in medical marijuana lawsuit

(Missouri Independent) – Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt’s office dismissed accusations that his office and the state department of health illegally concealed records and violated the Sunshine Law during the course of a medical marijuana lawsuit, calling the charges “frivolous” and “baseless.” The accusation arose last week in a motion seeking sanctions against Schmitt’s office and […]

Presidential Election 2020

Audio: Missouri experiences surge in absentee and mail-in voting for General Election

Missouri’s local election authorities have already received more than 555,000 absentee and mail-in ballots combined for the General Election – a jump of about 150,000 requested during this time in 2016. Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft says the increase could impact the polls on Election Day.     The figure also includes in-person absentee voting. […]

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MoDOT planned road work in north Missouri for the week of October 26, 2020

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in North Missouri for the week of October 26 – November 1. All road closures and planned roadwork may be viewed on the Traveler Information Map at http://traveler.modot.org/map/. Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in some […]

Absentee Voting

Grundy and Livingston County clerks to open special hours for absentee voting

The county clerks offices in Grundy and Livingston counties will be open October 31st for absentee voting for the November 3rd General Election. The Grundy County Clerk’s Office in the courthouse in Trenton will be open on October 31st from 8 o’clock to noon. The Livingston County Clerk’s Office in the courthouse in Chillicothe will […]

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Medical marijuana lawsuit: Missouri health department illegally concealed documents

(Missouri Independent) – A Missouri family that sued after being denied a medical marijuana license is alleging the state department of health and Attorney General Eric Schmitt’s office illegally concealed documents and violated open records laws in order to undercut their lawsuit. The allegations — which are included in a 28-page motion seeking sanctions against […]

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Republican candidate for Livingston County Coroner enters “Not Guilty” plea in Livingston County court

The Republican candidate for Livingston County Coroner entered a plea of not guilty in the Associate Division of Livingston County Circuit Court Thursday, October 22nd to misdemeanor committing class four election offenses. Online court information shows 37-year-old Joshua Michael Dennis of Chillicothe appeared in person and by an attorney, and he waived formal arraignment. On […]

East Locust Creek Rervoir

Updated environmental impact statement for East Locust Creek Reservoir to be posted on Friday

According to Brad Scott, general manager for the North Central Missouri Regional Water Commission, an updated environmental impact statement for the East Locust Creek Reservoir in Sullivan County is to be posted Friday, October 22, 2020, to the Federal Register. The project team and the federal sponsor, Natural Resource Conservation Service, will have personnel at […]

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Student leaders prepare for the 93rd National FFA Convention & Expo

FFA members and supporters from across the country will log on to their smart devices next week to celebrate agricultural education and agriculture during the 93rd National FFA Convention & Expo. The event, which is traditionally the largest student convention in the country, will be held virtually this year, allowing even more people to participate […]

Missouri Governor Mike Parson

Parson calls special session on November 5th to access additional federal aid

Governor Mike Parson has called another special session – this time to focus on getting extra federal coronavirus funding made available to the state. The federal aid includes funding for school meals, grants for homelessness prevention and job training, child support payments, among others. “COVID-19 has had an overwhelming impact on our state, and while […]

Sex Trafficking

Missouri Attorney General launches new initiative to combat human trafficking in illicit massage businesses

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced earlier today a new, first of its kind initiative to combat instances of human trafficking by targeting illicit massage businesses across the state. The Hope Initiative targets illicit massage businesses that may be engaging in human trafficking and advertising on illicit websites while posing as a legitimate business. The initiative’s […]