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Senator Josh Hawley inquires of FEMA about preparations for upcoming flood season

United States Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri has sent letters to the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Army Corps of Engineers to ask what is being done to prepare for the upcoming flood season. Hawley asks questions involving transparency in FEMA’s Individual Assistance program, the Corps’s preparations for existing levee breaches, and plans to improve […]

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The net neutrality battle moves to the states, and to 2020

Net neutrality suffered a significant blow on Tuesday as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld the Trump administration’s rollback of Obama-era consumer protections. Because the court upheld the repeal, it remains legal for internet service providers such as AT&T, Comcast, and Verizon to block or throttle any sites they want, and […]

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Audio: New report shows Missouri’s death rate reached record high for sixth straight year

A new state report shows Missouri’s death rate reached a record high for the sixth consecutive year. During a U.S. Senate floor speech, Missouri Republican Josh Hawley says the trend is from drug overdoses, suicides, and crime.     Hawley says the explosion of overdoses, crime and suicides is leading to the collapsed of the […]

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MU Extension in Harrison County celebrates 100 years of service

On Saturday, July 27, 2019, Harrison County Extension Council members celebrated 100 years of extension service in Harrison County. The day included an opportunity for the public to get a closer look at programming available through MU Extension, as well as help raise funds to support future extension programming. A 5K Fun Run started off […]

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Audio: Missouri U.S. Senator wants to crack down on YouTube videos with kids

Missouri U.S. Senator Josh Hawley wants to require video-hosting websites to change their algorithms for footage featuring children or face fines and prison time. During a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing this week, Hawley says YouTube’s algorithm is designed to suggest videos of children to pedophiles.     YouTube says it has banned younger kids from […]

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Audio: Battleship USS Missouri crew members from 1945 being sought for major event

Cole County’s presiding commissioner is asking for your assistance in locating living crew members who were on the battleship Missouri, during the 1945 Japanese surrender in Tokyo Bay. Commissioner Sam Bushman says a MAJOR event is planned for September 2020 at Pearl Harbor and says airfare and hotel costs will be provided for U.S. Navy […]

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Senate passes resolution congratulating Northwest Missouri State University Bearcats

U.S. Senators Roy Blunt and Josh Hawley announced that the Senate unanimously approved a resolution honoring the Northwest Missouri State University men’s basketball team for winning its second NCAA Division II national championship. “The Bearcats were unstoppable this season, earning another national championship and finishing the year with a perfect record,” said Blunt. “Congratulations to […]

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Audio: Cole County circuit judge hears arguments in Hawley subpoena case

A Cole County circuit judge heard about 45 minutes of arguments on Friday in Jefferson City on Missouri Senator Josh Hawley’s motion to quash an attorney’s subpoena for a deposition. Hawley’s lawyer, Brian Barnes, tells Capitol reporters this is a dispute over whether a $3,600 fee is appropriate to review 13,000 documents.     But […]

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Audio: Publication claims documents show NRA and Hawley coordinated ads in Missouri Senate race

A publication claims the National Rifle Association may have improperly coordinated political advertising with Republican Josh Hawley’s campaign for the U.S. Senate.     The Trace, a division of the left-leaning Mother Jones magazine says Federal Communications Commission records show NRA ads in favor of Hawley were placed by the same consultant group that secured […]

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Knox County Sheriff Robert Becker pleads guilty to abuse and assault charges, suspended immediately

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley has announced that Knox County Sheriff Robert Becker has plead guilty to second degree sexual abuse and fourth degree domestic assault in Knox County Circuit Court. Associate Circuit Judge Tom Redington sentenced 51 year old Robert Becker to one year in the county jail for each offense, suspended execution of […]