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Accessibility, local businesses emphasized at medical marijuana forum

BY GALEN BACHARIER AND MAGDALINE DUNCAN, Columbia Missourian
JEFFERSON CITY — People from all over the state gathered Wednesday night to weigh in on Missouri’s upcoming medical marijuana program at an open forum conducted by the Department of Health and Senior Services.

Governor Parson appointed by President Trump to Council of Governors

President Donald Trump today announced he has appointed Governor Mike Parson to the Council of Governors, a panel of U.S. governors who advise the U.S. Secretary of Defense, Secretary of Homeland Security, and the White House Homeland Security Council on issues related to the National Guard and national defense, U.S. homeland security, civil support missions, and disaster response.

Crow switches districts for E911 Board election in April

Paul Crow is running for reelection to the Crawford County E911 Board of Directors in April, but this time he’s running to represent District 1 instead of District 2.

Crow has served as a District 2 representative on the board for multiple terms, but when he recently filed his candidacy paperwork for the April election, it was discovered that his residence falls within the District 1 boundary, rather than that of District 2. Crow was unaware that he had been representing the wrong district all along, as was the rest of the board.

Expansion project underway at American Precision Die Casting

American Precision Die Casting (APDC) is growing. Construction is underway on a new 16,000 square foot building addition. When the project is finished in the spring of this year, the total size of facilities under roof at APDC’s North Industrial Park property will total 44,600 square feet.

Auditor Galloway releases compilation of Criminal Activity Forfeiture Act (CAFA) seizure reports for 2018

• Reports from prosecuting attorneys and Attorney General show $9.1 million seized under CAFA, up from $7 million in 2017
 
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo (Feb. 21, 2019) Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway today released a compilation of property seizures made under Missouri's Criminal Activity Forfeiture Act (CAFA) in 2018. The Auditor's report shows law enforcement officials seized an estimated $9.1 million worth of property in 699 seizures. Those were increases from 2017, when law enforcement officials seized approximately $7 million worth of property in 658 seizures.