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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.

Bernskoetter's Rock Island Trail bill goes back to Senate

Published May. 7 2019

A Missouri Senate bill intended to create an endowment fund that would benefit the Rock Island Trail State Park has...

Missouri Legislature pushes forward on tort reform

Published May. 5 2019

The Missouri Senate spent more than seven hours last week debating a bill that would change some of the rules...

Safety, quality lead concerns for Missouri child care

Published May. 5 2019

Missouri may not have to reinvent the wheel when it comes to child care, but it has to be aware...

Annual celebration of Missouri's military history enjoys growth

Published May. 4 2019

In its fifth year, Missouri Military History Appreciation Day continues to flourish. The weekend annually features living historians and military...

Jefferson City bishop to ordain 13 new deacons Saturday

Published May. 3 2019

Bishop W. Shawn McKnight of the Catholic Diocese of Jefferson City will ordain 13 men into the order of deacons...

World War II veteran receives recognition at Missouri State Capitol

Published May. 3 2019

Sidney Walton had a whirlwind tour of Missouri's state Capitol on Thursday morning.He had the kind of day that would...

May designated as American Stroke Month

Published May. 3 2019

Missourians are encouraged to know the signs of a stroke during May, American Stroke Month.Minutes matter when a stroke occurs.

St. Mary's home health sold; no word on hospital yet

Published May. 3 2019

SSM Health, owner of St. Mary's Hospital in Jefferson City, has sold its hospice and home health services.

Day of Prayer at Capitol acknowledges need for prayer, sacrifices of service members

Published May. 3 2019

Gov. Mike Parson participates in Missouri's portion of the National Day of Prayer.

Gov. Parson, legislative leaders discuss Wentzville GM plant expansion

Published May. 2 2019

Gov. Mike Parson met Thursday morning with a number of legislative leaders about Missouri's efforts to get an expansion of...

Griffith named Freshman Legislator of the Year

Published May. 2 2019

A Jefferson City lawmaker is the 2019 Missouri Freshman Legislator of the Year.Dave Griffith, a Republican elected from District 60,...

Lincoln University welcomes mobile veterans center

Published May. 2 2019

The Truman Veterans Affairs Mobile Vet Center returned to Jefferson City on Wednesday — this time on the campus of...

Stakeholders provide input in Missouri child care

Published May. 2 2019

Stakeholders in the governor's child care working group shared their concerns.

Gov. Parson recognizes veterans with Silver Star Service banners

Published May. 2 2019

Governor Parson recognizes two veterans for their service.

Lawmakers: Keep marijuana away from industrial hemp

Published May. 1 2019

An agricultural omnibus bill that had expanded from a Senate bill intended to give the Department of Agriculture the ability...

State publishes draft rules for medical marijuana facilities

Published May. 1 2019

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services will continue to accept feedback on draft rules for medical marijuana use,...

MRRL, Google to team up for technology training opportunities

Published May. 1 2019

Google staff are coming to Jefferson City to help students, teachers, entrepreneurs, job seekers and developers use the company's tools...

'Humbling' Center of Hope to be celebrated

Published Apr. 30 2019

The Salvation Army is to celebrate 20 years of the Center of Hope.

Watchdog, lawmakers question drop in Medicaid recipients

Published Apr. 28 2019

The improving economy alone cannot account for 2018's substantial decreases to the number of people enrolled in MO HealthNet, according...

Missouri National Guard colonel finds adventure in military service

Published Apr. 28 2019

Des Moines, Iowa, was a nice place to grow, but Lt. Col. Ingrid Hawkins, of the Missouri National Guard, hoped...