Author: Rachael Herndon Dunn

Rachael Herndon is the editor at The Missouri Times, but also produces This Week in Missouri Politics and publishes Missouri Times Magazine. 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, or via Twitter @TheRachDunn.

Federal delegation sends mixed messages on what Pruitt should do with West Lake Landfill

WASHINGTON – Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt said Thursday the agency will announce West Lake Landfill plans in January. “We should be able to announce a decision in the month of January,” Pruitt said. “There are proposals that I am looking at this month to make a decision on West Lake. […]

Confide: Governor’s Office setting trend in Capitol of using app that erases texts

Reports say the Governor’s Office uses an app called Confide to keep their mobile messaging nonexistent. The app, available in the iTunes and Google Play Store, touts itself as “encrypted,” “ephemeral,” and “screenshot protected.” Messages sent through the app disappear once they are read but cannot be screencapped when pulled […]

Anderson talks trash at Springfield city council trash talk

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Springfield City Council is considering passing a measure in 2018 to divide Springfield into 12 different trash hauling districts, which has been met with opposition by business owners, residents, and political leaders who say the plan limits choice. “Where else will the city decide we need […]

Becky Schofield takes reins at MAC, cites unfunded mandates as major concern

Clint Tracy on deck as president-elect BUFFALO, Mo. – Over 700 people, from county officials, sponsors, and exhibitors, attended the Missouri Association of Counties (MAC) 46th Annual Conference and Expo at Tan-Tar-A, electing officers and board members and establishing legislative priorities for the upcoming session. Perhaps most notable is the […]

Munzlinger to pre-file legislation to add a new crop to Missouri’s fields

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Tomorrow, Sen. Brian Munzlinger will pre-file legislation to add legal industrial hemp to the list of crops that Missouri farmers have in their rotations. “Many of us grew up using an old hemp rope,” said Munzlinger. “Today, we’re just working to return to those roots. This […]

Release: Treasurer Schmitt announces Unclaimed Property Auction will be held November 29-30 in Columbia

  COLUMBIA, Mo — Missouri State Treasurer Eric Schmitt today announced the Fall 2017 Unclaimed Property Auction will be held November 29 and 30 at the Hilton Garden Inn Conference Center in Columbia. Items up for auction include coins, jewelry, stamps, sports memorabilia and a variety of other items. A […]