Republican Governor Matt Blunt announced today that he's banning employees in his office from taking gifts, meals and trips from lobbyists. The new policy is not an outright ban...It includes a list of exemptions. As KSMU's Missy Shelton reports, the governor's office unveiled the new policy amid press reports of a federal investigation into driver's license fee office contracts.
In 1995, then Southwest Missouri State University President John Keiser led the effort in getting legislative approval for the university's statewide mission in public affairs. Now, Missouri State University President Emeritus Keiser has returned to campus to take part in the second annual Public Affairs Conference. Mike Smith has the story:
Since 2002, four state troopers have been killed while working near traffic. State lawmakers are considering a bill that would increase penalties for drivers who fail to move over when they approach an emergency vehicle on the side of the road. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.
A 20 member delegation from Springfield is in China this week exploring business opportunities and seeing first-hand the presence SMS has in China. The delegation which left the U.S. last Friday consists of business leaders and SMS officials. KSMU's Missy Shelton is traveling with the delegation and has this report by telephone.
Legislation designed to discourage minors from going across state lines for abortions is before a House committee. This week, the committee listened to testimony from supporters and opponents of the measure. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.
As part of KSMU's election coverage, we bring you cafe reports, a chance for you to hear political discussions from your neighbors in small communities throughout the Ozarks. KSMU's Missy Shelton recently visited a restaurant in Bolivar, Missouri and files this report.
As part of KSMU's election coverage, Road to the Capitol, we take you on the road with the candidates running for governor. It's a chance for you to learn more about the candidates as people, to hear from them in those unscripted moments on the bus or after the press conference. In the coming days, we'll bring you a reportfeaturing Democrat Claire McCaskill. But today, KSMU's Missy Shelton brings you this story on Republican Matt Blunt.
As part of our election coverage, KSMU brings you Campaign Diaries - a series of stories profiling local individuals of all political persuasions who are working, volunteering and participating in campaigns throughout the Ozarks. KSMU'S Katie Hummel spent the day with a campaign volunteer at the Ozark Empire Fair. Her name is Thelma Neff and this is her story.
Democratic Presidential Candidate John Kerry took the stage Thursday night to accept his party's nomination. But earlier Thursday, before Kerry spoke, two Missourians took the stage at the Democratic National Convention. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports from Boston.
The Democratic National Convention began last night with speeches from former Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton. As KSMU's Missy Shelton reports from Boston, Missouri's delegates had prime seats on the convention floor.
Two years ago, KSMU's national award-winning series "Women Behind Bars" introduced you to women who were in prison, most of them on drug-related charges. We told you about their children and the impact their incarceration was having on the children. KSMU's Missy Shelton recently caught up with some of the women in our series. Here are their stories...