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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.

Faith roots inform Jefferson City nonprofit

Published Apr. 23 2018

A number of downtown Jefferson City churches in early 2012 said they weren't able to properly meet the needs of...

Fundraiser to recognize the superhero in everyone

Published Apr. 23 2018

Superheroes, assemble.Central Missouri Community Action's annual fundraising event this year celebrates the hero in everybody.

Nonprofit, patients share a chair

Published Apr. 23 2018

Jefferson City-area breast cancer patients who have undergone mastectomies now have the opportunity for additional help during their healing process.

Festival of Faiths gives opportunities to see different views

Published Apr. 22 2018

Whether religions that differ from his own posed a threat or an opportunity for discourse was a question Paul Knitter...

Program teaches first aid for mental health

Published Apr. 21 2018

About 40 adults attended a Mental Health First Aid for Youth program Thursday at St. Joseph Cathedral in Jefferson City.

Hundreds join in to celebrate Week of the Young Child

Published Apr. 20 2018

For National Week of the Young Child, about 600 children 5 and under are expected to attend events through today...

Young children are focus of nationwide celebration

Published Apr. 18 2018

Local events are planned for Thursday and Saturday as the National Week of the Young Child continues.

Hawley: Evidence that Greitens' use of charity donor list broke law

Published Apr. 17 2018

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley on Tuesday said his investigation into a veterans charity founded by Gov. Eric Greitens revealed...

Doctor seeks like-minded physicians on mission to serve

Published Apr. 16 2018

Health care is a calling for the doctors who work at the Community Health Center of Central Missouri, Chief Clinical...

Father, daughter face rare genetic condition together

Published Apr. 15 2018

A rare genetic condition runs in Mark Roberts' family.

Serve Jeff City to do spring cleaning

Published Apr. 14 2018

Hundreds of volunteers are needed for a spring cleaning of Jefferson City.Serve Jeff City 2018 is scheduled for 8 a.

Walking school bus offers its first rides

Published Apr. 10 2018

Dozens of elementary students took a unique bus to school in Jefferson City Monday morning.

Assistant Highway Patrol supervisor holds expectations high

Published Apr. 8 2018

Some of Lt. Col. Eric T. Olson's most gratifying moments in the Missouri Highway Patrol came during his 14 years...

Missouri's Catholic bishops weigh in on gun violence

Published Apr. 8 2018

Missouri's four Roman Catholic bishops said the frequency of shootings in the United States is making the public "numb to...

Council for Drug Free Youth recognizes students, volunteers

Published Apr. 6 2018

Six local graduating high school seniors received scholarships during the Jefferson City-based Council for Drug Free Youth's annual banquet Thursday...

Health providers prepare for their own checkup

Published Apr. 6 2018

Community input is necessary for an accurate assessment of the area's health care needs.

Residents learn about medical marijuana consequences

Published Apr. 5 2018

More information is released every day on the possible outcomes of legalizing marijuana.

Memorial re-invigorates people doing King's work 50 years later

Published Apr. 5 2018

About 40 people stood on the Missouri Supreme Court steps singing folk songs early Wednesday evening.

Volunteers honored during service recognition day

Published Apr. 4 2018

Across the country, local leaders honored AmeriCorps volunteers Tuesday.

MRRL to celebrate bookmobile

Published Apr. 2 2018

Various communities in Cole and Osage counties depend on regular visits from the Missouri River Regional Library Bookmobile for access...