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Joe Gamm (Reporter)

Phone: 573-761-0248
Joe Gamm reports on social services, health and religion, also covering legislation in the Missouri House of Representatives. He is now based in Jefferson City, but the trip from his Lake Ozark hometown was a long one. He has worked in restaurants and in construction. In 1991, he went to the West Coast, where he became a buckaroo (meaning he sat in a saddle following cattle all day) and learned to snow ski. He returned to the lake and eventually opened and ran a contracting business. But he left again to begin to learn to write. After graduating from the University of Washington, having double-majored in journalism and political science, he took a writing job in Oregon. Reporting has taken him to Texas and North Carolina. He decided to return to his home state in December. He has received awards from press associations in Washington, Oregon, Texas and North Carolina.

Food 4 Kids getting set for summer deliveries

Published Jun. 18 2018

Over the years, First Presbyterian Church's efforts to feed children in some of Jefferson City's poorest neighborhoods has become a...

Republicans weigh in on House District 60 race

Published Jun. 17 2018

The Republican candidate for the Missouri House of Representatives District 60 seat will be chosen from three contenders with familiar...

Democratic candidates for House 60th District seat look forward to the climb

Published Jun. 17 2018

Democratic candidates for the Missouri House of Representatives District 60 seat feel there are a lot of people in Jefferson...

Capital City Farmers Market to hold grand opening

Published Jun. 15 2018

The Capital City Farmers Market will hold a grand opening Saturday morning.The event will feature a drawing for a farmers...

First Lady of Jays football memorialized

Published Jun. 15 2018

Three generations of Adkins men revealed a new monument to Lorraine Adkins.

Cooling shelters offer relief from the heat

Published Jun. 14 2018

It's not your imagination — Jefferson City practically went directly from winter to summer.

Reflect on your etiquette

Published Jun. 14 2018

Where does the salad fork go in the place setting?

Capitol Projects names building, announces fresh commitment

Published Jun. 13 2018

Some things are changing at Capitol Projects.

Flag Day event scheduled for Thursday night

Published Jun. 12 2018

While National Flag Day — June 14 — is a time for Americans to celebrate the meaning of the nation's...

More than 300 attend final Poor People's Campaign event

Published Jun. 12 2018

Weekly rallies in downtown Jefferson City since May 14 have focused on holding a moral revival, U.S. government militarism, economic...

Local hospitals implement 'best practices' for pain control

Published Jun. 10 2018

The opioid epidemic has caused hospitals to change the way they manage pain for people with chronic conditions.

Westlake, Salvation Army annual fan drive begins

Published Jun. 9 2018

Westlake Ace Hardware and The Salvation Army are teaming up again this year to deliver fans to the area's most...

Red Cross changes benefit community-centered mission

Published Jun. 9 2018

The American Red Cross has a lot going on.

Bernskoetter recaps last legislative session in House

Published Jun. 8 2018

It will be one of the last things state Rep. Mike Bernskoetter, R-Jefferson City, does as a member of the...

Jefferson City bishop blesses 'chariot of charity'

Published Jun. 7 2018

The Catholic Diocese of Jefferson City's newest tool is a providential chariot of charity, Bishop W. Shawn McKnight said Wednesday.

Remembering Peace Corps work: 'It was our job to save the world'

Published Jun. 6 2018

Four men who set out to change the world nearly 60 years ago gathered in Jefferson City this week to...

Gov. Parson 'gets things done'

Published Jun. 3 2018

The new governor comes from an agricultural background.His home, Bolivar, is an agricultural town. He runs an agricultural business.

Rain can't stop Missouri River cleanup

Published Jun. 3 2018

About 15 people left the boat launch at Bonnots Mill on Friday and traveled up and down banks of the...

Camp MAGIC returns to help children deal with grief

Published Jun. 3 2018

Baseball at Camp MAGIC probably isn't like baseball anywhere else.

Walkers scoff at blazing heat during Relay For Life

Published Jun. 2 2018

About 300 people wearing purple T-shirts took a lap around a gravel track at the Jefferson City Fairgrounds.