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Joe Gamm (Reporter)

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

Crowd witnesses Special Learning Center Moments of Magic

Published Feb. 23 2019

More than 300 people gathered Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, for the Special Learning Center Foundation Moments of Magic event, held...

Veterans share coffee, stories at new Jefferson City VA clinic

Published Feb. 22 2019

Jefferson City's new VA clinic, which opened Jan. 28, celebrated a grand opening with more than 50 veterans Thursday.

Mid-Missouri's Dental, Eye and Shoe Program to shift charitable focus

Published Feb. 21 2019

Local nonprofit Dental, Eye and Shoe Program will no longer provide dental or vision services for children in the community.

Moms flood Missouri Capitol to support 'common-sense gun reform'

Published Feb. 20 2019

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America held its annual advocacy day on Tuesday.

Performance at retirement community is on pointe

Published Feb. 19 2019

An aspiring ballerina from Jefferson City warmed up this week by performing for a retirement community.

Missouri utility program to build more electric car chargers

Published Feb. 18 2019

Ameren Missouri is planning to spend more than $4 million over five years to encourage the construction of more charging...

Officials say St. Mary's Hospital gives MU Health Care room to grow

Published Feb. 17 2019

MU Health Care officials last week cited limited space and a need to update infrastructure as factors in its effort...

Dept. of Corrections focused on fixing staffing, salaries, safety issues in Missouri prisons

Published Feb. 17 2019

In use for about 168 years, the Missouri State Penitentiary became infamous for executions and for numerous riots.

Missouri Corrections officials say threats to staff real, constant

Published Feb. 17 2019

Even as they try to help inmates become better people, Missouri Corrections officers face dangers every day.

Medical marijuana forum seeks regulation input

Published Feb. 14 2019

The DHSS hosted a forum about medical marijuana Wednesday evening.

Economic development topics dominate proposed legislation at Capitol

Published Feb. 11 2019

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Jan. 17 laid out his plans to stimulate economic development in the state.

El Puente is a bridge to area’s 3,000 Hispanics

Published Feb. 11 2019

Located in a converted residence at 1102 E. McCarty St., El Puente Hispanic Ministry provides outreach to and connects about...

Jefferson City girl celebrates 2nd birthday, wows at Heart Ball

Published Feb. 10 2019

The annual Heart Ball brings out the best of Jefferson City. Two-year old Olivia Schneider was this year's Heart Star.

State Tech president looks at workforce development

Published Feb. 10 2019

As part of Gov. Mike Parson's push to improve the state's economic development, he has worked with lawmakers sponsoring legislation...

Gala is a magical fundraiser for Special Learning Center

Published Feb. 9 2019

Tickets are still available for the 11th annual gala benefiting the Special Learning Center.Moments of Magic, put on by the...

Stars came out for annual Night to Shine prom

Published Feb. 9 2019

Their faces glowed as about 170 guests of Friday's Night to Shine entered Capital West Christian Church.

United Way again sets fundraising record

Published Feb. 9 2019

The United Way of Central Missouri on Friday recognized significant efforts given on behalf of the nonprofit organization's fundraising campaign...

Missouri House speaker creates government oversight committee

Published Feb. 6 2019

Missouri’s Department of Revenue has not been forthcoming with information, said state Rep. Robert Ross, R-Yukon, particularly surrounding errors it...

Lions Club ham and bean meals serve thousands

Published Feb. 6 2019

The annual Jefferson City Host Lions Club Ham & Bean and Chili lunch and dinner will feed thousands Wednesday, Feb....

Parson, Kehoe celebrate Lunar New Year at the Capitol with students

Published Feb. 5 2019

Missouri governor celebrates the Lunar New Year.