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Tribe agrees with dismissal of lawsuit over land
An Oklahoma tribe has agreed with the government that the last claim in its lawsuit seeking to build a casino on suburban Wichita land should be dismissed.
Our view: Street smarts
If your daily commute has been shortened because you no longer have to wait at 26th Street and Connecticut Avenue for a train to pass, thank your own tax dollars.
Film, TV legend James Garner, reluctant hero, dies
Few actors could register disbelief, exasperation or annoyance with more comic subtlety.
Area communities, Jasper County work to improve communications
The first law enforcement officer to respond to a fatal shooting last November at Northpark Mall was from the Duquesne Police Department — not Joplin. Joplin police Chief Jason Burns said he wasn’t bothered by that. “We dispatch for them, and they had an officer close who could get there faster,” he said. “And getting help to people as quickly as possible is more important than jurisdictions.”
New and old TIF districts on agenda for Joplin council
Another tax increment financing district is being proposed for Joplin, this one along South Main Street. The area is close to the new Mercy Hospital Joplin that is set to open next year. RKS Development is seeking authorization from the Joplin City Council when it meets Monday night to prepare a request to establish a TIF district.
Carl Junction School District seeks social media records of student who died in 2013
Attorneys for the Carl Junction School District want to see all of the Facebook messages, photographs, videos and other electronic communication saved by a high school student before he took his own life in 2013.
Voters to decide on new lottery ticket
Since 1996, the Missouri Lottery has provided a dedicated stream of revenue for schools, meaning a portion of each scratcher ticket bought at convenience stores helps fund K-12 and higher education. To date, the arrangement has raised nearly $4 billion for Missouri schools.
Historic status sought for all-metal house that survives in Joplin
Billed as “the house America has been waiting for,” it turned out that the Lustron home was one America quickly forgot. A few hundred of the prefabricated, enamel-clad metal houses were erected in the Midwest after World War II, and there is one in Joplin.
MSSU to focus on Turkey in fall themed semester
Turkey will be the focus of Missouri Southern State University’s upcoming themed semester. “Turkey is a really fascinating country,” said Chad Stebbins, director of the Institute of International Studies. “It’s where East meets West; it’s where Europe meets Asia."
Carl Junction gardening club breaks ground on second project for Memorial Park
The Carl Junction Cultivators Club broke ground Friday on a project for Memorial Park, as workers began installing a granite bench that will soon be surrounded by a brick patio.
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