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Judge strikes down Cleaner Missouri ballot summary; state moves quickly to seek appeal

Cole County Judge Pat Joyce has ordered the ballot summary in a Cleaner Missouri legislative redistricting plan must change. In a judgment issued Monday, Joyce says the Amendment 3 ballot description is “misleading, unfair, and insufficient” and therefore in violation of state law. The Republican-dominated Missouri Legislature passed the proposed Constitutional amendment, SJR38, this year, […]

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Farm, Family & ME, conference for women, slated for September 3, 2020

The third annual Farm, Family & ME Summit for Women focuses on resilience, financial and farm stress, self-care, and mental well-being. The free virtual event is 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, Sept. 3, says Karisha Devlin, a University of Missouri Extension agricultural business specialist and one of the organizers of the event. “Women are the […]

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Native of Bethany to take role of 6th District Director for Congressman Sam Graves

Congressman Sam Graves announced leadership changes in his Washington, DC and for his Missouri district offices. One of the new people is a Bethany native. Graves announced Harrison County native Buffy Smith will take on the role of 6th District Director. She will manage the day-to-day operations of the district offices. She previously served for […]

Honor Flights to WWII Memorial

Audio: Fifty years later, two Kirksville soldiers surprisingly reunite on an honor flight

Two northern Missouri men who fought side by side in the Vietnam War reunited decades later during a veterans trip to visit the nation’s war memorials. Steve Paulsell, the flight director for Central Missouri Honor Flight, says the Kirksville war heroes did not recognize each other on the trip, but they still remembered a promise […]

Flooding in northwest Missouri

Audio: More flooding in Northwest Missouri prompts further discussion on Corps of Engineers river management

Renewed flooding in northwest Missouri has prompted more calls for changes in how the Corps manages the Missouri River. Brent Martin from St. Joseph TV station KFEQ has the story.     The rising Missouri River sent floodwaters back over Highway 59 in southern Buchanan County, closing the route to Atchison, Kansas once again. Highway […]

MoDOT Road Work

Audio: Counties continue to warn Missouri lawmakers against transferring road maintenance to local governments

Local county officials continue to push back against any effort on the state level to transfer maintenance of roads to them. Opposition to any transfer of the “lettered roads” to local governments is reflected in unbending comments by Randolph County Commissioner Wayne Wilcox in northeast Missouri.     Wilcox says handing over those roadways to […]

Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

Audio: Missouri State Representative Holly Rehder to Pre-file Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Legislation

A southeast Missouri lawmaker who has championed prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) legislation for years thinks it will “make it over the finish line” in 2019. Sikeston State Representative Holly Rehder tells Missourinet that she and State Senator-Elect Tony Luetkemeyer of Parkville will pre-file the same bill today (Monday).     Rehder notes Missouri is […]

Audio: Missouri House Majority Caucus Chair is disappointed about transportation vote

One of the top GOP lawmakers in the Missouri House is disappointed that voters rejected a ten-cent gasoline tax increase this month. Odessa State Representative Glen Kolkmeyer, who serves as the House Majority Caucus Chair, tells Missourinet talks are happening “behind the scenes”:     Kolkmeyer says he’s “very disappointed” that voters rejected a ten-cent […]

Democrat and Republican Parties

Audio: Missouri expert offers advice for talking politics during holiday gatherings

A University of Missouri expert has advice for the discussion of politics at the dinner table during holiday get-togethers. Political Science Professor Andrea Benjamin says misunderstandings can be avoided if ground rules are set and goals of the conversation are determined.     Don’t try to change peoples’ minds. Benjamin uses her sports allegiance to […]

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Alternative forage options during and after drought

Widespread drought conditions during the 2018 growing season in most of Missouri resulted in hay and forage shortages, says University of Missouri Extension agronomist Dhruba Dhakal. Dhakal offers some alternative/emergency forage options to feed beef cattle during fall, winter, and spring. Stockpiling tall fescue If fescue stands are strong, stockpiling tall fescue is one of […]