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Joe Gamm (Reporter)

Phone: 573-761-0248
E-mail: joe@newstribune.com
Bio:
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.

Sign up for smoke alarm installations, blood drive

Published Apr. 23 2019

Two Jefferson City first responders are teaming up with the American Red Cross of Central and Northern Missouri in a...

Judge: America gets 'stronger' as immigrants become citizens

Published Apr. 23 2019

Eighty-three new U.S. citizens from 43 different countries took the Oath of Allegiance on Monday in Jefferson City.

Woman’s business helps companies stay OSHA compliant

Published Apr. 22 2019

There is no such thing as common sense.What is obvious to one person may not be obvious to another, according...

A new look and new focus for area nonprofit helping children

Published Apr. 22 2019

Sporting a new identity, The Sneaker Project carries on a tradition of providing for some of Mid-Missouri’s neediest children.

Health experts: Benefits of immunizations outweigh low risks, but misinformation clouds picture

Published Apr. 21 2019

Are vaccines safe?The answer is “Yes,” if you ask advocates, children’s hospitals, health professionals, the World Health Organization (WHO) or...

CDC recommendations for vaccinations

Published Apr. 21 2019

This is a listing of the vaccinations the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends children receive.

WIC participation lessens nationally, locally

Published Apr. 21 2019

Participation in the U.S. Department of Agriculture's 15 domestic food and nutrition assistance programs declined from fiscal year 2017 to...

Rise in disease troubles Mid-Missouri measles survivor

Published Apr. 21 2019

A Centertown woman discusses her concerns about the rising number of families choosing to opt out of vaccinations.

US Cellular donates $10k to club again

Published Apr. 20 2019

For the fifth consecutive year, U.S. Cellular has donated $10,000 to the Boys & Girls Club of Jefferson City.

Officer loses job over social media post

Published Apr. 19 2019

A Jefferson City man who apparently took part in a social media movement with corrections personnel in other states no...

Social Services director resigns

Published Apr. 19 2019

Director of the Missouri Department of Social Services Steve Corsi resigned Wednesday.

Milk depot on track to provide for mothers

Published Apr. 19 2019

About 40 people gathered at the Cole County Health Department early Thursday morning for the grand opening of the Central...

Mid-Missouri seniors compete in Golden Age Games

Published Apr. 17 2019

About 130 people attended the annual District 7 Missouri Health Care Association's Golden Age Games on Tuesday.

Jefferson City salon staffers help clean Wears Creek

Published Apr. 16 2019

Staff from Marshall & Company Hair and Body Wellness Salon pulled trash from Wears Creek on Monday.

Trooper determined to find impaired drivers

Published Apr. 14 2019

Marylyn Dickens had a plan in college — sort of.She knew she wanted to be a police officer. She just...

Egg-citement grows for Easter services

Published Apr. 14 2019

Songs and performance highlight Our Savior's Lutheran Church's celebration of the Easter season.

Volunteers needed for Jefferson City’s annual spring cleaning

Published Apr. 13 2019

Hundreds of opportunities remain for volunteers to help with Jefferson City’s annual spring cleaning.

Southwest Early Childhood Center hosts annual Field Day for area children

Published Apr. 12 2019

National Week of the Young Child activities continued Thursday at the Southwest Early Childhood Center.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Missouri name top youth

Published Apr. 11 2019

Boys & Girls Club of Missouri held a ceremony to find its annual Youth of the Year scholarship recipient.

Cole County human milk depot is opening

Published Apr. 10 2019

The Cole County Health Department will host a grand opening for a human milk depot.The Central Missouri Mother’s Milk Depot...