Voter ID

Missouri Republicans look to reinstate voter ID requirement

(Missouri Independent) – About 137,700 registered voters in Missouri did not have a state-issued identification in 2017, according to an analysis from the Secretary of State’s Office.  Another 140,000 voters had expired IDs, and 2,000 more voters had forfeited their driver’s licenses. Under a bill passed Wednesday in the Missouri House, those registered voters would either have to […]

Bible Bullets and Handgun (Concealed Carry)

Audio: Missouri House Committee approves legislation involving concealed firearms in churches

Legislation that would allow Missourians to carry a concealed gun inside churches and other places of worship without the minister’s consent has been approved by a Missouri House committee. House General Laws Committee chairman Curtis Trent announced Thursday afternoon’s close vote.     The bill is sponsored by GOP State Representatives Ben Baker of Neosho […]

Joshlin and Addie Yoder win Leopold Conservation Award

Joshlin and Addie Yoder receive Missouri Leopold Conservation Award

Joshlin and Addie Yoder of Leonard, Missouri, located in Shelby County have been selected as the recipients of the 2020 Missouri Leopold Conservation Award®. The award, named for renowned conservationist Aldo Leopold, recognizes farmers, ranchers, and foresters who inspire others with their dedication to land, water, and wildlife habitat management on private land. In Missouri, the $10,000 award […]

Lawsuit

Audio: Missouri Senate passes protections against COVID-19 lawsuits

The Missouri Senate has passed a bill that would protect some businesses and organizations from COVID-19 exposure lawsuits. The legislation is designed to protect businesses like health care providers, manufacturers, schools, and churches from such lawsuits in many instances. Under the bill, the lawsuits must be filed within a year of an alleged COVID-19 exposure. […]

Handcuffs on Money

Missouri State Auditor releases report on seizures by law enforcement

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway today released a compilation of property seizures made under Missouri’s Criminal Activity Forfeiture Act (CAFA) in 2020. The Auditor’s report shows law enforcement officials seized an estimated $4.2 million worth of property in 502 seizures. In 2019, law enforcement officials seized approximately $5.9 million worth of property in 493 seizures. […]

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Biden backs reparations study, as House Democrats push for commission

(Missouri Independent) – The White House on Wednesday indicated that President Joe Biden would support studying reparations for slavery, the same day that House Democrats held a hearing on legislation that would set up a reparations commission. But White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki stopped short of saying Biden would sign the bill under consideration […]

Grundy County Courthouse Trenton Missouri

Grundy County Commission approve ordinance ensuring no other laws infringe on rights guaranteed by Second Amendment

The Grundy County Commission approved a Second Amendment Perseverance Ordinance on Tuesday morning, February 9th. The ordinance installs protections in Grundy County on federal acts, laws, orders, rules, and regulations, which infringe on rights guaranteed by the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution and Article 1, Section 23 of the Missouri Constitution. Presiding Commissioner […]

Grundy County Courthouse Trenton Missouri

Grundy County Commission adds discussion of 2nd Amendment to agenda for Tuesday meeting

An additional topic has been announced for Tuesday’s meeting (February 9th) of the Grundy County Commission. Commissioners at 8:30 are to discuss the 2nd Amendment of the Constitution, which involves the right to bear arms. The Camden County Commission recently adopted an ordinance intended to protect their county residents’ Second Amendment rights. The ordinance is […]

Gun Rights

Audio: Missouri House Committee to hear testimony on gun bill involving places of worship

Legislation that would allow the concealed carrying of guns in churches and other places of worship with a concealed carry permit will be heard this (Monday) evening by a Missouri House committee in Jefferson City.     The House General Laws Committee will hear testimony from Neosho GOP State Representative Ben Baker tonight at 6. […]

Fence on Farm

Audio: Missouri fence laws topic of in-person program on February 23 and March 8, 2021

The differences between Missouri’s general and optional fence laws will be discussed at a program to be held in person and online via Zoom on February 23rd and March 8th. Sessions will be held at the Harrison County Extension Center of Bethany, Adair County Extension Center of Kirksville, and North Central Missouri College Barton Farm […]

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Former Harrison County sheriff deputy enters “Not Guilty” plea to tampering with evidence charge

A former Harrison County sheriff deputy charged with two felony counts of tampering with physical evidence in a felony prosecution entered a plea of not guilty on February 3rd. Online court information shows 43-year-old Kevin Lawson of Gilman City is next scheduled for court on April 7th. He also faces misdemeanor tampering with a public […]