8:06 am
Mon January 20, 2014

Missourians more likely to volunteer, less likely to talk politics

Credit Yiqian Zhang / KBIA

Missourians are more likely to volunteer and to do favors for a neighbor than the average American. But their level of civic engagement depends greatly on their circumstances.

A new report on the state’s civic health, issued by six Missouri universities and the National Conference on Citizenship, found that Missouri largely aligns with the rest of the nation on community involvement.

The report measured political activity, but also whether residents volunteered, helped their neighbors, or attended public meetings. 

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8:45 am
Mon April 9, 2012

Joplin orders creation of new storm shelters

Joplin residents approved a bond measures giving the local school district money to build storm shelters.

Joplin residents are getting an extra layer of security in storms thanks to their approval last week of a $62 million school bond issue.

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