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

3 days 18 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Owensville Sophomore Cross Country Runner Carter Bracato. Carter finished 13th in Class 3 with the best time of any local runner at state. He attacked the Oak Hill Golf Club Course in Jefferson City finishing with a time of 16:50.67, leading Owensville to a 6th place finish in the team standings. Carter medalled in several events this season.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

2 days 13 hours ago

"No Justice, No Peace"

Certainly, there was no peace on the streets of Ferguson on the night the grand jury announced it would not indict police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting of Michael Brown.

The images of a city burning were disturbing, saddening and sickening. Every business torched leaves in its wake families who have lost their source of income, and a community that will find it that much harder to rebuild.

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SPORTS CORNER

16 hours 57 min ago

62nd Annual Borgia Thanksgiving Tournament...
Carnahan 71 Normandy 46

Cullen VanLeer scored 32 points in the first game of his final season at Pacific High School in a 64-22 win over Rockwood Summit. Cameron VanLeer and Noah Boyer added 13 apiece. Summit was led by Alex Banta with six points.