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Recent Missouri editorials

Jan. 19, 2021 12:58 PM EST

The Jefferson City News-Tribune, Jan. 19 The vaccination rollout has gone slower than expected, but we’re encouraged that the county’s health department, along with area schools, are planning for vaccination clinics for school staff members. On Sunday, we reported it’s still unclear when...

Missouri nuclear plant shut down for third time in 9 months

Jan. 15, 2021 12:10 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Ameren Corp.'s nuclear plant in mid-Missouri has halted operations because of a non-nuclear issue involving the generator, the utility company said. The shutdown announced Thursday was the third time in nine months the plant about 30 miles north of Jefferson City has halted...

Man sentenced to life in prison in Jefferson City homicide

Jan. 14, 2021 12:32 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Jefferson City man has been sentenced to life in prison for the shooting death of another man at a New Year’s Day party in 2017. Jeffery Millens Jr., 26, was sentenced Wednesday for second-degree murder in the death of Quinterio Davis, 23, also of Jefferson City. Davis...

State Rep. Wiley Price IV, D-St. Louis, takes his seat on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, after being sworn into Missouri's 100th legislative session at the Jefferson City, Mo., Capitol building. The Ethics Committee launched an investigation of Price, a St. Louis Democrat, after a staffer reported that he admitted to having sex with the intern after a party at a local bar in January.  The Ethics Committee found the staffer's report credible and on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, gave Price until Wednesday afternoon to resign. (Christian Gooden/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)

Missouri House denounces lawmaker for alleged harassment

Jan. 13, 2021 5:19 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri House for the first time in history on Wednesday formally denounced a lawmaker accused of having sex with an intern, threatening a staffer to keep quiet and then lying while under investigation. The GOP-led House voted 140-3 to censure Democratic Rep. Wiley Price,...

Members of the Missouri State Highway Patrol gather outside the state Capitol on Monday, Jan 11, 2021, as final preparations are made for the inauguration of Missouri Gov. Mike Parson in Jefferson City, Mo. (AP Photo/David A. Lieb)

Missouri Capitol boosts security as lawmakers cite concerns

Jan. 12, 2021 4:27 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri House approved new police powers for its security staff Tuesday, and extra law enforcement officers were called to help at the Capitol amid concerns that recent violence at the U.S. Capitol could spread to statehouses nationwide. The FBI has warned of plans for armed...

In this photo provided by the Missouri House of Representatives, Missouri state Rep. Justin Hill speaks on the Missouri House floor during debate on May 13, 2020, in Jefferson City, Mo. Hill, who won re-election, skipped his own inaugural ceremonies on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, at the Missouri Capitol to instead attend a rally with President Donald Trump in the nation's capital. Hill traveled to Washington to encourage Congress not to accept the electoral college votes for President-elect Joe Biden from several states. (Tim Bommel/Missouri House of Representatives via AP)

Missouri lawmaker skips own inaugural to attend Trump rally

Jan. 7, 2021 4:15 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — While most of his colleagues were being sworn into office at the Missouri Capitol, Republican state Rep. Justin Hill was in the nation's capital encouraging Congress to reject President-elect Joe Biden's Electoral College victory. Hill said he met Wednesday with U.S. Rep. Jason...

A Color Guard enters the Missouri House chamber to open the 2021 legislative session on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Jefferson City, Missouri. Only the more senior incumbent lawmakers were present in order to try to reduce the number of guests in the galleries as a COVID-19 precaution. Newer lawmakers were later added to the floor, filling up the chamber. (AP Photo/David A. Lieb)

Missouri lawmakers return to work amid coronavirus pandemic

Jan. 6, 2021 6:48 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers on Wednesday began what's guaranteed to be an unusual legislative session as the state continues its battle with the coronavirus pandemic. The usually packed House was noticeably empty when the chamber convened, with only the most veteran lawmakers present to...

Recent Missouri editorials

Jan. 5, 2021 9:10 AM EST

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Jan. 3 House must get to the bottom of Trump’s deadly politicization of the pandemic Through spring and summer of 2020, the Trump administration attempted to “alter or block” more than a dozen scientific reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

Missouri police officers fatally shoot man wielding knife

Jan. 4, 2021 4:15 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Police responding to a report of a disturbance involving a man with a knife shot and killed the suspect in Jefferson City, Missouri, authorities said Monday. The Missouri State Highway Patrol said in a news release that the preliminary investigation shows that when officers with...

1 man dead after police shooting in Jefferson City, Missouri

Jan. 3, 2021 5:19 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — One man is dead after a shooting involving police at a Missouri shopping center. Jefferson City Police said officers were investigating a disturbance that ended with a shooting Sunday afternoon at the strip mall. The Wildwood Shopping Center where the disturbance was reported...