State and Local News Archives

Joplin Lincoln Day March 4th

Jasper and Newton County republicans will be celebrating election victories at this year’s annual Lincoln Day banquet on Saturday, March 4th. Dinner will be catered by The Butcher’s Block, followed by a program featuring several high profile speakers. Even
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KS Considering Medical Marijuana

Kansas lawmakers are considering legalizing medical marijuana for certain medical conditions. The Senate Federal and State Affairs Committee heard the bill Monday (2/20). If it passes, Kansas would join 28 other states that have some type of
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Former MO AG Koster Has New Job

Former Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster has a new job at Centene Corporation. The Clayton-based company announced in a statement that Koster has been hired to be the managed care company’s senior vice president of corporate services.
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Making Route 66 Officially Historic

Supporters of Route 66 are pushing to have the roadway added to a national list of historic trails. Stakeholders in the iconic 2,400-mile road pushed to have legislation introduced in the U.S. House for the designation, which
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