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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Concert bound

In my 20s I read a book that deeply inspired me. It was Jimmy Buffett’s “A Pirate Looks at Fifty.”  My mother and I were huge fans of Jimmy, and it was she that suggested the book for my literary consumption. The impact it had was powerful. I studied lines of it more thoroughly than…

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One tower, three places

Increasingly in the “tower world,” towers on the move are the current news. You see, slowly but surely, Missouri Department of Conservation Towers are being put up for auction.  However, since the auction price often exceeds the scrap steel price, few are being bought for that. Some are just finding “new homes.” Even close to…

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Pomme de Terre musky

In the overall world of fishing, the words “Missouri” and “musky” are seldom used in the same sentence. There is good and bad in that fact.   The good is that Missouri fisheries biologists have worked hard to make places like Pomme de Terre, in west-central Missouri, quality musky fishing destinations.   The bad is…

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