Deb Lavender

Deb Lavender challenges Koenig in 2020 race for Senate seat representing Sunset Hills

Pictured above, from left: Rep. Deb Lavender, D-Kirkwood, addresses the Tesson Ferry Democrat Organization at its September 2019 meeting. Photo by Erin Achenbach. Right: Sen. Andrew Koenig, R-Manchester, speaks at the Tesson Ferry Republican Club last summer. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.  By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com A current state legislator and physical therapist

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Legislature legalizes hemp

By Brendan Crowley Columbia Missourian “This is not a plant that anyone is going to want to smoke,” Rep. Paul Curtman said of the industrial hemp that licensed Missourians will be able to grow and sell under a bill that passed both chambers. Curtman’s bill will allow industrial hemp on up to 2,000 acres of Missouri

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Haefner among legislators signing on to Greitens’ impeachment during special session

By Daphne Psaledakis, Riley Newton and Kaitlin Washburn Columbia Missourian JEFFERSON CITY — Republican lawmakers are gathering signatures to consider impeachment of the governor during a special session, theoretically clearing the way to conduct business as usual in the regular session’s final weeks. But it’s hardly business as usual in the Capitol. Gov. Eric Greitens

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