Medicaid Expansion in Missouri

Senate committee approves bill that could overturn Missouri Medicaid expansion

(Missouri Independent) – A constitutional amendment asking Missourians to let lawmakers decide year-to-year whether the state will offer Medicaid to working-age adults moved closer to passage on Wednesday. By an 8-5 vote, the Senate Appropriations Committee sent the House-passed proposal to the full Senate for debate. Only Sen. Lincoln Hough, R-Springfield, voted with Democrats to oppose the measure, which […]

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Missouri House blocks effort to limit access to out-of-state abortions

(Missouri Independent) – A bill that would make it a felony to donate fetal tissue from abortions for research or therapies won first-round approval in the Missouri House Tuesday, but lawmakers blocked an effort to make it illegal to help women obtain an abortion outside the state. The bill sponsored by Rep. Hannah Kelly, R-Mountain Grove, […]

Medicaid Expansion in Missouri

Republicans push work requirements for coverage under Missouri Medicaid expansion

(Missouri Independent) – When the Good Samaritan Care Clinic opened in 2006 in Mountain View, only about 5% of the free clinic’s clients were eligible for Medicaid. When it closed late last year, that number had risen to 70%, Dr. John Roberts, one of the clinic’s founders, told the Missouri Senate Appropriations Committee on Tuesday.  Medicaid […]

CAFO of hogs

As CAFO lawsuit heads to Missouri Supreme Court, counties weigh options

(Missouri Independent) – As a fight over who can regulate industrial hog and cattle operations awaits action by the Missouri Supreme Court, counties that sought more stringent protections against them wait in limbo.  The Missouri Supreme Court is expected to hear an appeal by county commissioners who sought to regulate concentrated animal feeding operations, or CAFOs, […]

Rollover Crash

Teenagers from Cainsville injured in rollover crash

Residents from Cainsville were injured as the result of a pickup truck overturning two miles south of Blythedale on March 19th at 12:05 am. The Highway Patrol reports the 17-year-old boy who was driving sustained serious injuries. The passenger, 18-year-old Leon Nobles, received minor injuries. They were taken to the Harrison County Community Hospital in […]

Trenton resident injured in crash north of Lock Springs; accused of DWI

A Trenton resident was hurt late Saturday night in a Southeastern Daviess County crash north of Lock Springs. Thirty-six-year-old Heather Michael of Trenton was taken to Wright Memorial Hospital with moderate injuries. The accident happened on Highway 190 approximately one half-mile north of Route V as the southbound pickup went off the left side of […]

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Brookfield man injured in rollover crash on Highway 11

A Brookfield man was taken to a hospital following a single-vehicle rollover accident late Sunday morning three miles east of Brookfield. Sixty-five-year-old Norman Duncan received minor injuries and was taken by ambulance to Pershing Memorial Hospital. The sports utility vehicle was southbound when it traveled off the left side of Highway 11, went down an […]

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Residents of Trenton and Salisbury hospitalized after crashing on Highway 41

Residents of Trenton and Salisbury were injured when a sports utility vehicle overturned on Highway 41 north of Marshall. A passenger, 60-year old Vickie Johnson of Salisbury, was taken to University Hospital in Columbia with serious injuries. The driver, 58-year old Michael Markcum of Trenton, was taken to University Hospital with moderate injuries. The crash […]

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Crash on Interstate 35 sends two from Oklahoma to hospital

An Interstate 35 crash on Thursday night in Harrison County injured two people from Tulsa, Oklahoma when a sports utility vehicle overturned. The highway patrol said minor injuries were noted for two passengers, 38-year-old Devard Hanna and 56-year-old Leslie Hanna. Both were taken to Harrison County Community Hospital in Bethany. The driver, 57-year-old Scott Carr, […]

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Two from Brookfield injured after SUV slides off icy Highway 36

Two Brookfield residents were injured last night when their vehicle skidded on ice and went off Highway 36 in Macon County. Taken to University of Missouri Medical Center in Columbia were the driver, 63-year-old Thomas Jenkins, and his passenger, 61-year-old Kathryn Berry. A Highway Patrol trooper reported the westbound sports utility vehicle, once it slid […]