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Ashley Jost is no longer with The Missouri Times. She worked as the executive editor for several months, and a reporter before that.

Combines and conference calls: Munzlinger talks about his life as a full-time farmer and...

LEWISTOWN, Mo. — Sen. Brian Munzlinger, R-Lewis County, wakes up before the sun, checks his email, reads the latest headlines on JohnCombest.com and gets...

Mazur, legislators talk next steps in state employee pay increases

KIRKSVILLE, Mo. — Missouri’s state employees are set to receive a flat $500 pay increase starting January 2014 per the approval of the legislature...

Kelly could pursue Senate depending on Webber’s plans, but won’t run for House seat...

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Columbia Democrat Rep. Chris Kelly will not seek reelection in his House district, he says, but that doesn't necessarily mean the...

Kelly speaks to Show-Me Cannabis town hall, expresses support of legalization efforts

MOBERLY, Mo. — During a Show-Me Cannabis town hall meeting Tuesday night, Rep. Chris Kelly, D-Columbia, expressed his support of the legalization of marijuana...

Hagler to leave Dept. of Agriculture, Bozoian appointed as acting director

ST. LOUIS — Jon Hagler, Department of Agriculture Director, is leaving his post as Gov. Jay Nixon appoints Harry Bozoian as the acting director. Hagler...

McGirl announces candidacy for House District 118

KIRKSVILLE, Mo. — Lifelong Washington County resident Mike McGirl is running for office. A Republican, McGirl recently announced interest in pursuing the 118th House District...

Speaker plans agriculture listening tour

KIRKSVILLE, Mo. — "Speaker's Tour 3.0" planning is complete as House Speaker Tim Jones plans for an agriculture listening tour across parts of northern...

Legislators, protesters discuss viability of CPAC messaging in Missouri

KIRKSVILLE, Mo. — Less than a full month after veto session ended, conservative organizations nationwide came to St. Charles this past weekend to discuss...

Slay travels southwest Missouri to talk issues and priorities

KIRKSVILLE, Mo. — St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay and a few members of his staff conclude a two-day trip to parts of southwest Missouri...

Kinder files exploratory committee, some District Republicans uncertain about prospects of a primary

KIRKSVILLE, Mo. — As Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder creates an exploratory committee to analyze whether a run for the 8th Congressional District is ideal,...