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Missouri Among States With Secession Petition

Nov 25, 2012

Missouri is among the states that has filed a petition with the White House to secede from the United States.

Missouri’s petition is approaching the necessary threshold of 25,000 signatures.

That’s enough John Hancocks for Missouri’s secessionists to receive a response from the White House.

As of Wednesday afternoon, just under 20,000 individuals had signed Missouri’s petition. Many are from out-of-state.

“Obviously, this is never going to happen,” said Southeast Missouri State University political science professor Jeremy Walling.

Aerial image of the Birds Point-New Madrid Floodway during the flood of 2011.
NASA Earth Observatory / Flickr

The Army Corps of Engineers’ Memphis District and six Indian tribes signed an agreement Tuesday about the disposition and handling of human remains.

That includes any remains that may be unearthed by future activation of the Birds Point-New Madrid Floodway.

Corps archeologists have identified nearly 250 archeological sites in the 11 thousand acres of the floodway that are most susceptible to flood damage.

David Benbennick / WikiMedia Commons

Election officials in Missouri’s Bootheel are requesting a new election for the Missouri House’s 150th district.

Low Voter Roll Off In Election

Nov 17, 2012
Map Courtesy of Wikimedia / KRCU

Missouri voter roll off was relatively low in this year’s election. Most voters who voted for President also voted for down-ballot candidates and issues.

Senator Blunt On Farm Bill And River Navigation

Nov 15, 2012
Sam Powers / KRCU

U.S. Senator Roy Blunt hopes to get movement on the Farm Bill soon.

In a conference call with reporters on Wednesday, the Missouri Republican indicated he hopes the Farm Bill will be resolved before the end of the year, and perhaps before the Senate resolves “the fiscal cliff” crisis.

Blunt voted for the Senate’s earlier version of the Farm Bill, and says he would vote in favor of an extension of the current Farm Bill into the spring to let farm families plan for the coming year.