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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.

From Romania to Jefferson City, Highway Patrol programmer journeys through IT

Published Aug. 25 2019

When he joined the Missouri Highway Patrol as a programmer, Cristian Oros never dreamed he'd be a teacher.

Third free community bike ride wheels through town

Published Aug. 25 2019

The third Jefferson City community bike ride of the summer occurred on Saturday.

Ice cream social invites public to get to know Common Ground

Published Aug. 25 2019

Common Ground Community Building held an ice cream social on Saturday.

River City Habitat for Humanity ramps up post-tornado rebuilding efforts

Published Aug. 25 2019

A small private grant will allow River City Habitat for Humanity to prepare a house for a family displaced by...

'Lucky Dog' host returns to the Capital City, advocating for CASA

Published Aug. 23 2019

Brandon McMillan has filmed more than 150 episodes of "Lucky Dog," a television show in which he rescues dogs from...

Free beer and raising money for cancer research

Published Aug. 22 2019

There will be a lot more going on during the Miles Against Melanoma 5K than just running.Free beer, for instance.

Jefferson City woman's tea party raises funds for charity

Published Aug. 22 2019

Barbara Kalberloh held another afternoon tea as a fundraiser.

Trucks rumble to Capitol so drivers can be heard

Published Aug. 21 2019

Truck drivers from across the country gathered at the Missouri Capitol early Tuesday morning for a "parked protest" to let...

Parties divided on MO HealthNet issue

Published Aug. 20 2019

Missouri's decrease in the Mo HealthNet caseload reflects improved accuracy for eligibility assessments, Missouri House Speaker Elijah Haahr said in...

Church reflects on its history of slavery for Angela Project

Published Aug. 20 2019

Angela Project Community Worship recalls the beginning of slavery in the United States.

Entrepreneurs attend Grow with Google event

Published Aug. 20 2019

The Missouri River Regional Library offered Grow with Google training Monday.

Deacons open up possibilities as Spanish-speaking population grows

Published Aug. 18 2019

Reaching that population is challenging, church officials said. So, the May 4 ordination of four primarily Spanish-speaking deacons has come...

Lincoln students take on back-breaking work for a cause

Published Aug. 17 2019

Lincoln University students fanned out across Jefferson City for an annual day of service done in conjunction with the United...

Doctor: Marijuana can help manage chronic pain

Published Aug. 16 2019

A group of speakers participated in the 2019 Successful Aging Forum discussing options for treating chronic pain, among other topics.

Sex trafficking survivor to speak at HALO event

Published Aug. 15 2019

Author and speaker to encourage women during upcoming INSPIRE event to benefit HALO.

Leadership training helping state get things done

Published Aug. 14 2019

More than 1,300 state workers in supervisory positions have undergone Missouri Way three-day training since the program's inception a year...

Teachers, parent deal with suicide

Published Aug. 13 2019

Local nonprofit begins suicide prevention programs.

Lapiplasty helps Eldon runner get back on her feet

Published Aug. 11 2019

Sometimes accompanied by her menagerie of rescued dogs, 52-year-old April Leonard runs the gravel roads surrounding Eldon.

Volunteers needed for disaster recovery committee

Published Aug. 9 2019

Emergency personnel and local nonprofits have formed a Long-Term Recovery Committee to help provide services for disaster victims in Cole...

Health insurance task force learns about challenges it faces

Published Aug. 9 2019

The Missouri governor's task force that is to find innovations to use on an Affordable Health Care Act waiver application...