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Senator Josh Hawley introduces alternative to minimum wage hike, a pay raise through tax credits

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) announced he will introduce new legislation to give blue-collar workers a pay raise. For nearly four decades, workers making below the median wage have experienced stagnant wages, and this past year, the problem has been made worse by unprecedented layoffs, reduced hours, and income disruptions due to the government shutting down […]

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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. […]

Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri

Blunt on panel investigating Jan 6 attack: Families of police were watching this in real time

Senator Roy Blunt is a leader/ranking member on the Senate panel investigating the police response to January 6’s deadly attack on Congress and the Capitol. He says the event caused many types of trauma to Americans.     Senators questioned now-resigned leaders of the Capitol Police and Congressional security. The takeaway on Tuesday is that […]

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Missouri in line for $4.5 billion from federal stimulus bill

(Missouri Independent) – Last spring, as Missouri businesses shed hundreds of thousands of jobs, Gov. Mike Parson warned that the state was headed for the worst financial crunch since the 2008 recession. Ten months later, Parson presented a budget plan that anticipates a $1.1 billion surplus on July 1, the biggest in state history. And if the $1.9 trillion pandemic […]

FFA Week

Audio: Trenton High School to observe National FFA Week with a variety of activities

Trenton High Schools’ FFA Chapter is observing National FFA Week with daily activities plus the rescheduling of two events normally held during this week. Sunday, 23 members attended Laredo Christian Church. Today was designed as “Boots and Bibs” day at TH-S.  Tuesday involves FFA members bringing tractors and trucks to school. Kidridge Griffin is the […]

Friedrich Karl Berger (1959)

WWII Nazi concentration camp guard removed to Germany

A Tennessee resident with German citizenship was removed to Germany for participating in Nazi-sponsored acts of persecution while serving as an armed guard at a Nazi concentration camp in 1945. In February 2020, Friedrich Karl Berger, 95, was ordered removed from the U.S. based on his participation in Nazi-sponsored persecution while serving in Nazi Germany […]

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Baltimore improvement project in Kirksville awarded by commission

The Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission recently awarded a contract to Krupp Construction, of Ellisville, Missouri, for an improvement project on Baltimore Street in Kirksville. The project consists of resurfacing, American with Disabilities (ADA) improvements, and drainage improvements. The project will run from just north of Illinois Street to just south of Patterson Street. The […]