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State auditor subpoenas Clay County for records

State Auditor Nicole Galloway issued a subpoena to Clay County to require the county to turn over documents associated with a citizen mandated audit. An Oct. 24 court ruling confirmed the Auditor’s legal authority to conduct performance audits and dismissed the County Commission’s lawsuit against the Auditor. Clay County officials have yet to produce documentation […]

Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri

Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri offers weatherization to low-income households

Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri offers weatherization all year to provide cost-effective energy-efficient home improvements to low-income households, especially for the elderly, children, disabled, and others hit hard by high utility costs. The program aims to lower utility bills and improve comfort to ensure health and safety for homeowners and renters. It is […]

Individual Vaping

Authorities report first vaping associated death in Missouri – eighth nationally

A Missouri man in his mid-40s died this week at Mercy Hospital St. Louis due to an illness associated with the use of e-cigarettes. This is the first vaping-related death in Missouri and the eighth nationwide. Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services concluded it was a vaping-related lung injury after lung samples were taken […]

Legal Assistance

Attorney to be consulted on method to dissolve Spickard Special Road District

The Grundy County Clerk says an attorney will be consulted on the possible method to be used to dissolve the Spickard Special Road District. The attorney is to provide Grundy County officials with an interpretation of state statutes regarding special road districts. To be determined is whether a public vote is required at an election […]

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Missouri Department of Conservation to offer free fishing classes in Marceline and Brookfield

Autumn is a fine time to go fishing with good weather and active fish. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will offer free Discover Nature—Fishing programs at Marceline and Brookfield during September. Instructors will teach in four lessons the basics about how to catch fish, handle tackle, and where to go fishing. Participants go fishing […]

Dunn Ranch Prairie

Prairie Day at Dunn Ranch Prairie and Pawnee Prairie in Harrison County set for September 14, 2019

The tallgrass prairie holds a special place in Missouri’s history, and native grasslands also continue to play a role in modern agriculture today. The state’s grassland legacy and future will be celebrated at a free Prairie Day event 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 14, at Dunn Ranch Prairie and Pawnee Prairie in […]

Medicaid Expansion

Hospitals, health care advocates launch campaign to authorize Medicaid expansion through statewide vote

Missouri’s hospitals and a coalition of individuals and organizations supporting Medicaid expansion announced the launch of a campaign to let Missouri voters decide the future of expanded coverage to low-income individuals caught in the “coverage gap.” “Missouri is among only a handful of states to not expand Medicaid. As a result, approximately 200,000 citizens of […]

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Issue to disincorporate Spickard Special Road District submitted to Grundy County Clerk

A petition has been submitted to the Grundy County Clerk’s Office to disincorporate the Spickard Special Road District. Grundy County Clerk Betty Spickard reports the petition had 63 valid signatures for the issue to appear on the ballot April 7, 2020. Fifty signatures were required to get the issue on the ballot. Spickard says she […]

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Audio: Lawsuit filed by two groups over Missouri’s abortion regulations

Two groups are suing Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft alleging that he robbed Missourians of a public vote about new abortion regulations. The American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri and the No Bans on Choice Committee say Ashcroft refused to issue the ballot language needed to start collecting signatures. Tony Rothert with the ACLU opposes […]