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Rachael Herndon Dunn

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Rachael Herndon is the editor at The Missouri Times, and also produces This Week in Missouri Politics, publishes Missouri Times Magazine, and co-hosts the #moleg podcast. She joined the Missouri Times in 2014, returning to political reporting after working as a campaign and legislative staffer. Rachael studied at the University of Missouri - Columbia. She lives in Jefferson City with her husband, Brandon, and their two children. To contact Rachael, email rachael@themissouritimes.com, or via Twitter @TheRachDunn.

Opinion: Let’s let Trump & DeVos reform Title IX, not Gary Romine

Recent debate has been making its way through the halls of our state capitol surrounding the need to address Title IX reform. Unfortunately, some...

Zellers named acting director of DOR

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After the resignation of Department of Revenue Director Joel Walters, DOR Chief Operating Office Ken Zellers was named by Gov....

DOR director expected to resign

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Department of Revenue Director Joel Walters is expected to resign Friday, multiple sources confirm. Gov. Mike Parson’s office confirmed a...

Opinion: The Green New Deal Would Cost a Lot of Green

I usually avoid discussing federal issues in reports. Partly because I serve at the state level, and partly because we have a good federal...

20 Years Later: Freedom to Farm Hemp

In 1998, the rest of the United States looked on with anticipation as Missouri lawmakers contemplated legislation that would have allowed industrial hemp research...

Opinion: Taking steps to end the costly border war with Kansas

Recently, the Missouri Senate approved Senate Bill 182, commonly referred to as the “border war bill.” This legislation reinstates the ban on certain economic...

Opinion: A freshman rural lawmaker looks at the charter school debate

I am an attorney by trade, but an educator by choice.  The debate on expanding charter schools has itself been an education, featuring plenty...

Missouri Lincoln Days 2019: Grassroots, grassroots, grassroots

ST. LOUIS – Hundreds of Republicans descended onto St. Louis this past weekend for the annual Lincoln Days conference hosted by the Missouri Republican...

Movers and Shakers: Missouri Senate Conservative Caucus

Seemingly involved in every bill now that the legislative session is in full swing, the new Missouri Senate Conservative Caucus has taken to the...

DOR proposes $263k net reduction to department budget

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Revenue did their budget proposal differently this year by starting from scratch. Touting the Department’s commitment...