Snow removal complaints raised by alderman

    Some Cuba residents were apparently not happy with the city’s latest snow-removal efforts, which led one alderman to propose changing how street department workers are called out during wintry weather. As it turned out, however, his proposal is already standard policy.

St. James, Rolla get medical marijuana dispensaries

    The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services released the list of businesses that have been approved to receive licenses to operate medical marijuana dispensaries in the state on Friday. Companies in both St. James and Rolla were approved for licenses, while firms in Cuba, Bourbon, and Sullivan were denied.

Steelville schools will make-up snow days

    Winter weather has caused several school cancellations in Steelville over the past couple of weeks. As a result, the school calendar has changed to reflect the necessary additions to dates that school will be in session.

Resource Day will highlight local services

    A community resource day scheduled for February 7 at the St. James Senior Center will provide residents with a one-stop location to learn about services aimed at helping them. Fourteen resource partners will be in attendance to explain what services they offer to assist those struggling with basic needs.

Lawmakers take various approaches to gun violence

By Seth Bodine, Missouri News Network
JEFFERSON CITY — Efforts to reduce gun violence in Missouri were on the minds of both Senate Republicans and House Democrats on this week.
Three Republican senators proposed bills that aim to modify or increase penalties for crimes related to gun use during a Senate judiciary committee hearing. On the same day, House Democrats highlighted several bills to address firearm violence.