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Money clouds farm fight
For much of the summer, while the campaign surrounding “right to farm” has been focused on its impact on “small, family farmers,” the bulk of the money pouring into the fight has come from big agriculture interests.
After 18 months, ‘babies’ will be released into river
A project that began with the spawning of 60,000 eggs a year and a half ago will end next month with the release of a raceway full of now-adult trout into Roaring River. In other words, my trout parenthood is done.
Overacted on purpose: 'The Boy Friend' is a send-off of '20s-era musicals
The musical is filled with history. It is the third-longest-running musical in British history, and Julie Andrews starred in the Broadway debut of the play in America. The musical is also the first Broadway musical to be performed by Joplin Little Theatre, which first picked up the script in 1960, about 20 years after its formation.
Oklahoma appellate court upholds class-action status in lawsuit filed by Picher residents
An appellate court this week upheld a 2013 lower court ruling permitting class-action status for a lawsuit brought by former residents of Picher, Oklahoma, against a Tulsa-based appraisal firm involved with the buyout.
Coming Sunday: Service to mark the centennial of deadly train wreck
One of the deadliest train wrecks in U.S. history occurred a century ago just south of Joplin, near Tipton Ford.
Grammy win has kept zydeco singer Chubby Carrier busy
Since winning a Grammy for Best Zydeco or Cajun Music Album in 2011, Chubby Carrier's schedule has filled up. But he is thrilled to be able to return to Joplin.
1717 Marketplace developer facing more federal charges
The Springfield developer of 1717 Marketplace on Range Line Road in Joplin is now facing additional bankruptcy fraud charges beyond those leveled against him last year for a series of bank fraud and wire fraud schemes.
Cause sought for gunfight between patient, doctor
Authorities are attempting to determine why a patient fatally shot a caseworker at a suburban Philadelphia hospital complex and whether a psychiatrist who pulled out his own gun and wounded the patient had concerns about him.
Our View: Scratch this off your list
Missouri voters will go to the polls on Aug. 5 and consider a measure that would create a new lottery ticket devoted to helping fund the Missouri Veterans Commission.
Landfill opponents seek answers
The Baxter Springs High School auditorium was filled with hundreds of Cherokee County residents Thursday night as Galena city officials answered questions and listened to comments regarding a proposed landfill at Riverton.
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