Missouri Department of Corrections

Missouri Department of Corrections announces plan to consolidate Crossroads and Western correctional facilities

The Missouri Department of Corrections has announced a new plan that, if approved by the General Assembly, will help address two chronic department issues: a staffing shortage and low employee wages. The department plans to consolidate Crossroads Correctional Center (CRCC) and Western Missouri Correctional Center (WMCC), both in Cameron, Missouri. The plan calls for moving […]

Shopko

Shopko files for bankruptcy, Carrollton store to close

An area Shopko store is to close due to the Green Bay, Wisconsin-based retailer and its subsidiaries filing voluntary petitions for a court-supervised financial restructuring under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code. The company’s website provides a list of the 38 stores to close including the Shopko Hometown store in Carrollton. The expected […]

Moberly Park Trenton Missouri

Trenton Park Board reviews budget for 2019-2020

The Trenton Park Board discussed the 2019-2020 budget at its meeting Wednesday evening. President Duane Helmandollar said there might be “a couple of hiccups” for the budget due to the state’s minimum wage increase and sales tax figures for the Trenton Park Department declining the past several years. It was suggested the board might want […]

Right To Work

Audio: Missouri Senator alarmed by Right-to-Work bill making quick return after major defeat

Farmington State Senator Gary Romine says he’s alarmed by fellow Republicans and the governor bringing back a Right-to-Work bill next year. In the August primary election, Missourians overwhelmingly opposed a Right-to-Work measure.     Romine, whose district includes a large number of union workers, says Missourians have spoken in an astounding way by strongly defeating […]

Attorney General Josh Hawley and Senator Claire McCaskill Debate

Audio: Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill and GOP Senate Nominee Josh Hawley clash at final debate

Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill and GOP Senate nominee Josh Hawley clashed over civility and numerous other issues during their third and final debate Thursday in Kansas City. The race’s tone was a debate topic. Hawley is concerned with what he calls a “culture of incivility”, as well as confrontation and violence.     Democratic Senator […]