Medicaid

Audio: Missouri legislator says previous ACA requirement is main culprit for major decline in Medicaid figures

House Minority Leader Crystal Quade of Springfield says 120,000 Missourians, including about 95,000 children, have been removed from Medicaid since January 2018. State Representative David Wood, who chairs a budget committee involving Social Services, says he’s been following the reduction for months. He thinks the dip in numbers is largely tied to the Affordable Care […]

Fescue

For added fall fescue growth, hold off nitrogen until August

Tall fescue, Missouri’s most used pasture grass, provides fall and winter grazing with proper management.  With growing concern about the lack of stored forage, grazing offers potential feed this year.   Fescue grows in two distinct seasons, spring and fall. Fall growth isn’t as robust as in spring. With good management, fescue gives grazing well […]

Vehicle Safety Inspection

Audio: Missouri House gives initial thumbs up to ending required vehicle inspections

The Missouri House has given initial approval to a bill that would end mandatory inspections for non-commercial vehicles. Bill sponsor J. Eggleston, a Republican from northwest Missouri’s Maysville, says Missouri is one of 15 states requiring the inspections.     Republican Dave Muntzel of mid-Missouri’s Boonville is against the proposed repeal and says 25-percent of […]

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Audio: Man arrested for alleged rapes of two elderly women at care center in Macon

A Columbia man is accused of raping two elderly women in December at a Macon care center in northeast Missouri. Macon County Prosecutor Josh Meisner says the suspect has been charged.     Meisner says the suspect, 39-year-old Jason Shade of Columbia, has two prior sex offense convictions.     The suspect says he’s innocent […]

Healthcare

Audio: Missouri House Democrats unveil detailed health care agenda

Approving prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) legislation is a top priority for Missouri House Democrats in 2019. A PDMP is an electronic database that collects data on controlled substance prescriptions within a state. House Minority Leader Crystal Quade of Springfield says PDMP could go to the House floor this week.     Missouri is the […]

Sexual Misconduct

Audio: Iowa man arrested in Missouri on charges of sex crimes in Daviess County

An Iowa man wanted for child sex crimes in northwest Missouri has been arrested near Versailles in mid-Missouri. Reporter J.T. Gerlt says the suspect’s bond is set at $85,000.     21-year-old Enos Yoder of Bloomfield Iowa was arrested at a residential treatment facility east of Versailles. Enos Yoder and his brother, 18-year-old Alfred Yoder, […]

Audio: GOP state lawmaker looks to represent all voters, renew fight for legislative priorities

A Missouri state representative is pledging to work for all his constituents, even those who opposed him. Republican Chuck Basye of Rocheport, who serves an area near Democratic-leaning Columbia in mid-Missouri, says it’s a privilege to represent his district.     Basye, who serves an area near Democratic-leaning Columbia, says he’ll listen to all his […]

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Audio: Missouri farmers differ on ballot measure to limit political money, redraw voting districts

There’s disagreement among farmers over the Clean Missouri ballot measure to redraw voting districts. The Missouri Farm Bureau opposes the proposal, claiming it would weaken the power of rural voters. Mid-Missouri cattle rancher Susan Williams says Cooper County where she lives is already disenfranchised because it’s divided into four legislative districts.     Former Missouri […]

Darnell Gray

Audio: Court documents outline injuries Jefferson City boy suffered before he died

A mid-Missouri caretaker charged with felony child abuse involving the death of a four-year-old Jefferson City boy is being held without bond this Thursday morning.      Cole County Prosecutor Mark Richardson has charged 26-year-old Quatavia Givens with one felony count of child abuse resulting in death. The Jefferson City Police Department’s probable cause statement […]

Audio: Quaker Windows and Doors Groundbreaking is Thursday in Eldon

A groundbreaking ceremony is set for Thursday in the mid-Missouri town of Eldon for a massive 200-thousand square foot manufacturing plant that’s expected to create 300 new jobs.     The Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) says Freeburg-based Quaker Windows and Doors will purchase about 100 acres in Eldon. Governor Mike Parson, Lieutenant Governor […]

Driver's License

Audio: Missouri Supreme Court issues order in photo ID case

A mid-Missouri judge’s decision to strike down several key provisions of Missouri’s photo voter ID law will remain in place, at least through the November election.      The Missouri Supreme Court issued a one-sentence order late Friday afternoon in Jefferson City, overruling the state’s emergency motion for a stay. The order simply means that […]