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Joplin, Missouri Marks One Year Anniversary Of Deadly Tornado

Missouri Lawmakers Argue Over Joplin Relief Fund

Nearly two years after the devastation of a tornado in Joplin, lawmakers went over options for funds to help rebuild destroyed sidewalks.

04/18/2013

Joplin, Missouri Marks One Year Anniversary Of Deadly Tornado

Joplin To Receive Additional $113M in Federal Aid

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill said the money is coming from the Dept. of Housing and Urban Development’s Community Development Block Grant.

03/27/2013

During the Joplin High School Commencement Exercises for the Class of 2012 at the Missouri Southern State University Leggett & Platt Athletic Center on Monday, May 21, 2012, in Joplin, Missouri. President Barack Obama spoke at the event in commemoration of the one year anniversary of the city being struck by an EF-5 tornado.{Photo by SHANE KEYSER | Kansas City Star).

Replacement of Tornado-Ravaged Joplin High Starts

This was the first work visible to the community on a building that Superintendent C.J. Huff calls the hub of the community.

03/21/2013

Downtown Clayton (romeofthewest.com)

Census: St. Charles, St. Louis Counties Grow; City Loses

St. Charles led all Missouri counties with a gain of 3,685 residents, followed by Greene, Boone, Clay and Jackson counties.

03/14/2013

Getty/Scott Olson

Lawmakers Push to Give Joplin $17M To Offset Tornado Effects

The House Economic Development Committee voted 21-0 Thursday to move legislation to the full chamber that would give Joplin access to state funds for rebuilding.

02/15/2013

Photo: KMOX

Higher Education Institutions Favor Performance-Based State Funding

Nixon proposed a $150 million budget increase for education that would be performance-based instead of based on past funding.

01/30/2013

The Thomas Jefferson statue drips with icicles as a banner blows in the wind on the steps of the State Capitol in Jefferson City, Missouri on January 13, 2013. Several state wide elected officals including Governor Jay Nixon will take their oath of office on January 14, 2013, during Missouri Inauguration ceremonies. Temperatures are expected to be in the mid 20's for the ceremony.   UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Republicans Marking 10 Years of Power in Missouri House

The GOP won control of the Senate a dozen years ago and now holds veto-proof majorities in both chambers.

01/22/2013

national guard

Missouri National Guard Winding Down Work in Joplin

The Missouri National Guard says it still has one soldier working in Joplin, 20 months after guard members responded to the devastating tornado that killed 161 people.

01/18/2013

Jopin Airport

Joplin Airport Will Start Using Larger Jets

The Joplin Regional Airport will continue to provide federally subsidized airline service for two more years, but now passengers will fly on slightly larger jets.

01/03/2013

Getty/Joe Raedle

FEMA Trailers in Joplin Slowly Emptying

The nearly 600 federal trailers that housed Joplin residents since the May 2011 tornado are slowly emptying, with only about 80 of the trailers still occupied.

12/03/2012

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