Randall Williams, Director Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services

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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Governor Parson appoints Sarah Castle as circuit judge for the 16th Judicial District

Governor Mike Parson appointed the Honorable Sarah A. Castle as Circuit Judge for the 16th Judicial Circuit. She will fill the Circuit Judge vacancy created by the retirement of the Honorable Sandra C. Midkiff. Judge Castle, of Kansas City, currently serves as an Associate Circuit Judge for the 16th Judicial Circuit. She holds a bachelor’s degree in […]

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Missouri schools have a few days left to request rapid COVID-19 tests from the state

Missouri K-12 public and private schools who want rapid COVID-19 tests must request them by next Wednesday, October 21st at noon. Applications should be submitted to the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education). The department will then work quickly to get the BinaxNOW antigen testing to schools. The tests are not as uncomfortable as […]

Operation Legend 2020

U.S. Attorney General: Since Operation Legend, St. Louis murder rate has declined by 49%

U.S. Attorney General William Barr has announced in St. Louis that a federal operation has led to the arrests of more than 650 suspects – 34 of which are accused of murder. The federal effort, called Operation Legend, is named after a four-year-old Kansas City boy killed over the summer while sleeping. The St. Louis […]

Gena Ross Democrat for Congress

Resident of Platte City hopes to become first Democrat to represent far northern Missouri in Congress in 20-years

The Democrat running against U.S. Rep. Sam Graves, R-Tarkio, in northern Missouri battled COVID this year and says a mask mandate early on could have saved lives. Platte City resident Gena Ross won the August Democratic nomination and is facing Graves, a dean of Missouri’s congressional delegation. Ross is an adjunct professor at Baker University […]

2020 Elections vote

Missouri Amendment Three debate centers around a nonpartisan demographer

Both sides in the debate on Missouri’s Amendment Three November ballot measure presented their case to voters Wednesday evening, in a virtual forum hosted by Springfield’s Drury University. Missourians approved “Clean Missouri” in 2018, which required a nonpartisan demographer to draw state legislative districts. Amendment Three transfers that responsibility to governor-appointed bipartisan commissions. State Sen. […]

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Missouri man sentenced to 35 years for illegal firearms and stalking

A Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court for illegally possessing firearms, including purchasing firearms advertised on the internet, and of stalking two female victims associated with massage parlors in Kansas. “This armed and dangerous criminal, with a history of stalking and violence toward women, will spend the rest of his life in prison,” said […]

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Missouri Days Virtual Marching Festival rolls out 2020 competition

Appearing a bit different this year, the 2020 Missouri Days Virtual Marching Festival begins today with 30 Missouri and Iowa High Schools competing and Trenton High School performing in exhibition. Schools have submitted video’s and have chosen to enter any of the four areas of competition or all four with classes determined by the Missouri […]

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14 lineworkers from four Missouri towns heading to Louisiana for hurricane Delta response

Hometown electric line crews from four rural Missouri towns left to drive to Louisiana on Thursday evening. They’ll perform recovery work after Hurricane Delta hits. The Weather Channel reports hurricane warnings have been issued for much of southwest Louisiana, which was hammered by Hurricane Laura several weeks ago. Governor John Bel Edwards says Hurricane Laura […]