Big Changes Coming to Public Assistance Programs

The Missouri House has approved a bill that would bring some big changes to public assistance programs. Representative Casey Guernsey’s says the key provision of HB 343 would create a work program for public assistance recipients and requires recipients age 18 or older to have a high school diploma, or get one within two years of beginning to receive benefits. An amendment added to the bill also sets minimum requirements for the hours recipients must spend working, training for or looking for a job. Another provision would bar the use of electronic benefits cards in some businesses including liquor stores. The legislation has advanced to the state Senate.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

1 week 14 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Washington Softball Player Megan Micke. The Junior Shortstop had a terrific start to the season helping the Jays to a second place finish in the Union Tournament Saturday. In three games, Megan had 11 plate appearances, eight official at-bats, four hits, including a double, an rbi, a stolen base with six runs scored, three walks and two strike outs.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

3 weeks 5 days ago

I have been behind the microphone for 10 years now. In the course of time, I have covered many elections and have seen first-hand how bruising and hurtful campaigns can be to people. None have been as difficult to watch, however, as the annexation battle in Washington--which pitted good people who care about their community against good people who care about their community.

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SPORTS CORNER

4 hours 30 min ago

Matt Holliday singled in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning as the Cardinals rallied past the Pirates 5-4 in the first of three from Busch Stadium. Kolten Wong hit a pinch-hit two-run homer earlier in the seventh to tie the game at four. Holliday also had a two-run double in the third for the Redbirds, who have won three straight to take over first place in the NL Central. St.