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Audio: House Redistricting Committee to hear testimony Thursday from residents in Sixth Congressional District

A Missouri House committee working on congressional redistricting will hear public testimony today (Thursday) in Jefferson City from residents in northern Missouri’s massive Sixth Congressional District.      The Sixth District includes 36 of Missouri’s 114 counties and covers more square miles than nine U-S states. The district includes St. Joseph, Cameron, Chillicothe, Bethany, Trenton, […]

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Todd Graves approved for University of Missouri curators despite bipartisan filibuster

(Missouri Independent) – A bipartisan coalition of state Senators was unable to stop politically connected Kansas City attorney Todd Graves from winning a seat on the University of Missouri Board of Curators. After a two-round filibuster — three hours last week and eight more hours ending around 1 a.m. Wednesday — the Senate voted 19-13 to […]

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Resident of Platte City hopes to become first Democrat to represent far northern Missouri in Congress in 20-years

The Democrat running against U.S. Rep. Sam Graves, R-Tarkio, in northern Missouri battled COVID this year and says a mask mandate early on could have saved lives. Platte City resident Gena Ross won the August Democratic nomination and is facing Graves, a dean of Missouri’s congressional delegation. Ross is an adjunct professor at Baker University […]

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Audio: Northern Missouri Congressman Sam Graves focusing on flooding and levees

A congressman who represents north Missouri on Capitol Hill warns that northwest Missouri is still suffering from flooding and that there’s a lot of damage to infrastructure. U.S. Rep. Sam Graves traveled from his Atchison County farm to Jefferson City this week to file for re-election to his 11th term. Graves is the longest-serving Republican […]

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Chillicothe student nominated for U.S. Air Force Academy

A Chillicothe resident is one of nine in Missouri’s Sixth Congressional District nominated for the United States Military Service Academy. United States Representative Sam Graves nominated Isaac Washburn for the U. S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs. Washburn was an All-District football player, qualified for state in wrestling, and has been involved in Student […]

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Sam Graves announces nominations to United States military academies

Representative Sam Graves, has announced the United States Military Service Academy nominations for students in Missouri’s Sixth Congressional District. Each year, members of Congress are tasked with selecting qualified students from their respective districts to attend one of America’s prestigious military academies. “North Missouri year in and year out has produced impressive candidates for our nation’s military […]

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Missouri added to list of states with Qualified Opportunity Zones

The United States Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service has announced that Missouri has been officially added to the list of states with Qualified Opportunity Zones. The program is designed to spur investment in economically distressed communities with tax incentives for investors and was created by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Acts […]

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Audio: Petition to put Medical Marijuana on the ballot circulating in Trenton

Several individuals are collecting signatures in the area for an initiative petition to legalize medical marijuana in Missouri. Regional Campaign Coordinator Milton Edwards is working to collect signatures in the Sixth Congressional District and explains the initiative.     The petition states that state government entities estimate initial one-time costs of 2.6 million dollars, annual […]