River Hills Traveler

Jackson County conservation agent walking in father’s MDC footsteps

LOCKWOOD, Mo. – “Like father, like son” is a saying that has special meaning to Jeremy Edwards and his son, Jobe. Enforcing the fish, forest, and wildlife regulations of Missouri is a family vocation for the Edwards family.  One of the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) newest conservation agents – Jobe Edwards in Jackson County…

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Lawmakers hope to block Missouri water from being exported to other states

By Allison Kite As climate change and groundwater pumping leave arid western states hurting for water, Missouri lawmakers are considering legislation to keep the state’s water from being shipped outside its borders.  “You may hear about states like California and Kansas in the news having water shortages,” said state Sen. Jason Bean, a Republican from…

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