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The drama in Noel continues. The town's Marshall and another deputy have resigned, just a few days after Mayor James Carr...
Missouri Senator Roy Blunt was in Joplin this afternoon to meet with civic and business leaders to hear their concerns. One t...
The Missouri House has advanced a new effort to require voters to show photo identification at polling places. On Thursday, t...
The annual Newton and Jasper Counties Lincoln Day Dinner will be held Saturday, February 23rd in Joplin. Nick Myers, the Newt...
Ottawa County Sheriff Terry Durborow moved a step closer to being re-elected Tuesday. He won the Democratic primary, defeatin...
It isn't very often you'll find Republicans in favor of a tax, but that's what's happening in the Missouri Le...
The Kansas Senate has approved legislation that would let people carry concealed weapons into more public buildings and allow...
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has reversed an $8.5 million cut to public colleges and universities because of improving sta...
The Kansas Attorney General's office has been inundated with applications for concealed carry licenses in the first three...
Economic researchers at Wichita State University are forecasting about two percent employment growth in Kansas next year.The ...
Missouri US Senator Roy Blunt is one of those questioning Chuck Hagel, President Obama's nominee for Defense Secretary. N...
A top political supporter confirms that Kansas Governor Sam Brownback will seek a second term next year.The Lawrence Journal-...
Governor Sam Brownback is telling Kansas legislators that it's time for them to resolve their differences on tax issues a...
Joplin has a new Mayor today."I just sensed that the Council wanted a change of direction for one reason or another, and...
The Missouri House speaker says lawmakers will take action if Governor Nixon fails to order the release of records in recent ...
Five unelected judges have undermined the will of the people. That's what Missouri Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler says abou...
Border security and how to deal with people who come to the US illegally are hot topics in Washington. Missouri Senator Roy B...
Legislation giving the Kansas governor and lawmakers more power in appointing Court of Appeals judges is on its way to Govern...
The Missouri House has endorsed the creation of several new tax breaks intended to lure high-tech businesses and foreign trad...
Statement From Missouri Southern State University:Dr. Sherry Buchanan, chair of the Board of Governors at Missouri Southern S...
Embarrassing. That's what Missouri US Senator Claire McCaskill thinks of the state's 17 cents per pack cigarette tax....
The Kansas House has given first-round approval to a proposed $14 billion state budget for the fiscal year that starts Ju...
Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones was in Joplin this morning meeting with business leaders. One big topic was a bill passed in...
Missouri senators have passed legislation that would cut income taxes for residents and businesses but raise the state sales ...
Governor Sam Brownback says he's asked the Kansas higher education system to take on additional work, and it deserves to ...
A Kansas Senate leader is preparing legislation to require drug testing for people who receive cash assistance from the state...
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon vetoed a bill yesterday that would've reduced state income taxes. It would've gradually c...
The Missouri Senate gave first round approval Tuesday to a constitutional amendment bolstering certain gun rights. This after...
Republican Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri is threatening to block President Barack Obama's choice for Environmental Protectio...
Missouri Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder is up in arms about the Department of Revenue saving the personal information of an...
For the first time in over four years, both the US House and Senate have each presented a federal budget. Missouri Congressma...
Governor Nixon's State of the State speech has State Representative Charlie Davis of Webb City scratching his head. Davis...
Kansas legislators negotiating over tax issues are considering rival proposals to set the state's sales tax at 6.15 perce...
Missouri State Representative Charlie Davis has been honored by the Missouri VFW. The Webb City Republican tells News Talk KZ...
The Missouri Senate's Majority Floor Leader is not happy with the revelation that the state Department of Revenue wants t...
The Kansas Senate has given final approval to a $14 billion budget for the next fiscal year that starts July 1.Thursday&#...
Proposed anti-gun legislation in the Missouri House doesn't look like it will be getting much support. State Representati...
The strange situation surrounding the mayor of Noel continues. Noel Aldermen were forced to hold their regular City Council m...
The Oklahoma House has approved a $7.1 billion bill to fund state government for the upcoming fiscal year, despite object...
A state Department of Education report shows that Kansas legislators have authorized school spending for the next two years t...
Oklahoma House Democrats and some school superintendents are renewing their opposition to plans by Republican leaders to slas...
Missouri's unemployment rate inched up slightly in February although the state also posted gains in the number of jobs.Fi...
Missouri US Senator Claire McCaskill has received an earful of comments from debt-ridden University of Missouri students duri...
Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill will be voting next month on gun control legislation that doesn't have an assault weapo...
2012 will go down as an odd year in the history of Baxter Springs. Mayor Jenifer Bingham resigned Tuesday, saying she didn...
Kansas legislators have finished their business for the year after stretching the 99th day of their annual session well past ...
Missouri's public colleges and universities will be taking a state budget cut for the third straight year. Governor Jay N...
Kansas House members are preparing to debate a proposed $14 billion state budget for the fiscal year that starts July 1. ...
Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin is acknowledging a deal to cut the state's income tax won't be reached before lawmakers...
Joplin voters WILL get to decide on curbside recycling after all. Monday night, the City Council voted to reconsider its vote...
Missouri Southern State University's Board of Governors has moved quickly to appoint an interim President. Doctor Alan Ma...
Republican Governor Sam Brownback's plan to cancel a scheduled decline in the state sales tax has survived a vote in the ...
There won't be an election this August in Joplin to decide on whether to have curbside recycling. That election will now ...
Missouri lawmakers have sent Governor Jay Nixon a spending plan that includes money for the state mental hospital, the Capito...
A southeast Missouri man's lawsuit claims the Department of Revenue is keeping track of the personal information of conce...
A senior at Joplin's McAuley Catholic High School will attend college at West Point. Mitch Wear was appointed to the Mili...
Missouri's Republican-led Legislature has repeatedly defeated a plan to expand Medicaid under President Barack Obama'...
The Missouri House this week passed a bill to change the way vacancies in statewide offices are filled. The bill would preven...
The big buzz in Washington this week was the hearings on last September's attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya. ...
Attorney General Chris Koster says he won't appeal a federal court ruling striking down a Missouri law that exempted mora...
The Kansas House has given first-round approval to bill cutting sales and income taxes after rejecting a diversion of highway...
Did Governor Jay Nixon comply with the Real ID Act, even though it's against Missouri state law?"No, because we didn...
Kansas legislators plan to take an unusually long spring break before returning to wrap up business this year.House Speaker R...
Minimum wage earners in Missouri got a raise Tuesday. The state's minimum wage increased by ten cents to $7.35 an hou...
Richard Davidson's getting another term as Mayor of Neosho. The City Council unanimously reappointed him last night, as w...
Missouri lawmakers have overridden Governor Jay Nixon's veto of a bill expanding religious exceptions for insurance cover...
The Joplin City Council appointed three people to the Joplin Redevelopment Corporation. Former Mayor Phil Stinnett will fill ...
Missouri US Congressman Billy Long doesn't mince words when talking about Edward Snowden, the whistleblower who revealed ...
Negotiators from the Kansas House and Senate are moving closer to a deal on canceling all or part of a scheduled drop in the ...
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon is calling on lawmakers to expand Medicaid coverage for low-income adults and authorize hundreds ...
The new Speaker of the Missouri House was in Joplin today. Tim Jones is in the middle of a four day, 20 city tour of the stat...
It's not a vote of support, it's a vote to get the talking started. That's how Missouri US Senator Roy Blunt char...
There's a fresh round of finger pointing at the U.S. Capitol following the defeat of a five-year, half-trillion-dollar fa...
Missouri Senator Roy Blunt, Congressman Billy Long and Secretary of State candidate Shane Schoeller came to Joplin and Neosho...
Kansas officials say they're relieved the federal government has abandoned proposed rules restricting farm work by childr...
Missouri Congressman Billy Long said there was some good in President Obama's State of the Union speech. The good was tha...
House Speaker Tim Jones gave the Republican response to Missouri Governor Nixon's State of the State speech Monday night....
Lawrence County Sheriff Brad DeLay has sent a letter to President Obama about gun rights. DeLay says the letter was originall...
The state Board of Education is delaying the release of a new system that grades Oklahoma's schools.Officials had planned...
An economic consulting firm predicts Kansas would lose about 40,000 jobs next year if no deal is struck on the so-called fisc...
Missouri first-graders would have to take a gun safety course under a bill being considered by a state Senate committee.Sen. ...
Democratic leaders are questioning Governor Sam Brownback's decision to appoint a task force to find efficiencies in Kans...
Kansas Labor Secretary Karin Brownlee says she has been removed from her job by Governor Sam Brownback.Brownlee spoke to The ...
Kansas House Speaker Mike O'Neal is retiring from office.The Hutchinson Republican announced his retirement Friday as leg...
A highly touted plan by Ameren Missouri and Westinghouse to design and build a series of next-generation nuclear reactors at ...
Governor Sam Brownback says his office is reviewing budget legislation sent to him by Kansas legislators to determine if he c...
Everyone's got an opinion on who won Wednesday night's Presidential Debate. News Talk KZRG asked Missouri Southern As...
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is vowing to back a ballot initiative to restore limits on campaign contribution if lawmakers refuse ...
Not very many people in Jasper County turned out to vote on Tuesday. County Clerk Bonnie Earl tells News Talk KZRG 8.34% of t...
Governor Mary Fallin says she has no plans to revisit her decision to reject an expansion of Medicaid in Oklahoma, saying ins...
An Oklahoma congressman has introduced legislation to build a memorial to Native American veterans in Washington, D.C.Republi...
Missouri House Republicans plan to sponsor campaign finance legislation designed to make it easier to track political spendin...
A judge has expunged the arrest record of a former executive director of the Missouri Democratic Party.An order Friday by St....
The head of the Kansas Rifle Association says gun rights supporters in Kansas are ``all in'' for a new state law that...
People in Missouri, specifically Republican lawmakers, are still talking about this year's scandal about the Department o...
Missouri Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Dave Spence says Missouri's job climate isn't doing so well. That's n...
Missouri lawmakers have given final approval to an income tax cut for businesses and individuals that could reduce state reve...
The city of Joplin will receive $12 million from the federal government to build highway overpasses at two railroad cross...
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon spent $15.5 million on his re-election campaign and still has hundreds of thousands of dollar...
The United Way of Southwest Missouri and Southeast Kansas has wrapped up its 2012 campaign. Director of Community Impact Kate...
Kansas legislators are considering a proposal to lower the state sales tax on groceries as part of a larger plan that also cu...
Former Oklahoma first lady Ann Bartlett, who was married to former Republican Gov. Dewey F. Bartlett Sr., has died. She was 9...
The Veterans Memorial at Missouri Southern State University was re-dedicated today. A new plaque honoring military servie mem...
The Kansas House has approved Secretary of State Kris Kobach's proposal to require first-time voters to prove their U.S. ...
Secretary of State Kris Kobach says a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Arizona's immigration law gives Kansas legislators a g...
Two Missouri state senators are going to get a surprise today. Joplin City Councilman and Mayor Pro Tem Bill Scearcetells New...
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