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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.

MRRL speaker warns of accelerating climate crisis

Published Aug. 16 2018

A man who studied the climate crisis with Nobel Prize laureates in Mexico City spoke Tuesday about his experiences at...

Health center receives recognition, revenue on day of ribbon-cutting

Published Aug. 16 2018

The Community Health Center of Central Missouri was named one of the top three performing health centers in the state...

The Pantry welcomes business community in open house

Published Aug. 14 2018

About 60 Jefferson City residents were shown first-hand Monday afternoon how a nonprofit organization is helping those around them.

Osage County milieu shaped new diocese communications director

Published Aug. 13 2018

When Bishop W. Shawn McKnight of the Catholic Diocese of Jefferson City decided to name a new director of communications...

Missouri hospitals struggle to retain certain employees

Published Aug. 12 2018

Finding and keeping highly trained medical professionals remains a challenge across the state, and Central Missouri is no exception to...

Dinner recognizing area first responders set for September

Published Aug. 11 2018

Local agencies plan to recognize first responders with free dinners as the anniversary of the 9/11 attack approaches.

Transportation summit attendees get hands-on experience

Published Aug. 11 2018

Folks from all over the state spent several hours Friday morning painting temporary stripes on McCarty Street and placing flowers...

More companies to begin United Way fundraising campaigns

Published Aug. 10 2018

For more than a month, hints have popped up around town — representations of this year's United Way of Central...

Report on Missouri hunger isn't reflection of area

Published Aug. 9 2018

The percentage of Missouri households that report struggles to buy food has steadily declined for the past eight years, according...

Griffith to face Michael for 60th House seat

Published Aug. 8 2018

The choices for Missouri House of Representative District 60 seat are down to two — Dave Griffith, a Republican, and...

CDFY Ice Cream Social gives children chance to show off

Published Aug. 7 2018

Hundreds of people attended the annual Jefferson City Council for Drug Free Youth Ice Cream Social on Monday afternoon.

Old dogs, new tricks at the fair

Published Aug. 5 2018

It turns out you can teach an old dog new tricks.Take Cheyenne, for example. The 10-year-old rat terrier only started...

Amick book looks at Jefferson City's highest-ranked son

Published Aug. 5 2018

As a child, the highest-ranked soldier known to have grown up in Jefferson City was a common little boy who...

In House District 60, Medicaid views follow party lines

Published Aug. 5 2018

As one might expect, Republicans and Democrats vying for the Missouri House of Representatives District 60 seat differ widely on...

60th District Democrats answer question on accessibility

Published Aug. 5 2018

After recent candidate forums, the News Tribune asked those running for state offices some follow-up questions posed by readers.

Missouri Hospital Association receives recognition

Published Aug. 4 2018

The Missouri Hospital Association was recognized at the end of July for its work to improve health care quality.

Residents of assisted living facility appreciate performances

Published Aug. 4 2018

Their dogs brought them together — the two women who play music as a duo at retirement and nursing homes...

Minimum wage hike, medical marijuana on Missouri's Nov. 6 ballot

Published Aug. 2 2018

Five petitions — three of which would legalize medical marijuana — have been approved for the Nov. 6 ballot.

Expo to connect black entrepreneurs in Jefferson City

Published Aug. 2 2018

An all-day event scheduled for next week is intended to assist black entrepreneurs in their ventures, help them with networking...

New nonprofit sets sights on Jefferson City building

Published Aug. 2 2018

Many people may see the 10,000-square-foot structure as a tired old building, but not Doug Wright III.