Missouri Press Association

Newspaper wins top awards in state contest

Call Newspapers won top awards at the Missouri Press Association Better Newspaper Contest in 2019, including the first-place award for Best Website or Online Newspaper and awards in the Best News Story and Best Breaking News Story categories. The Call’s website, www.callnewspapers.com, placed first in the website category for Class 3 newspapers, with the award

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Sunshine Law change is a ‘crisis to access’

By Ian Nickens, Gaelle Fournier and Kelsey Wu of the Columbia Missourian and Erin Achenbach of the Call Missouri House members approved changes in the state Sunshine Law last week that would make communications between public officials at all levels of government and their constituents largely immune to public-records requests. The changes, amended to a

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Another View: History of public notices dates to country founding

By Mark Maassen Missouri Press Association On Dec. 6, the first provisions of medical marijuana in Missouri will be implemented, seemingly a departure from Missouri’s conservative political climate until you consider what else was decided in the Nov. 6 general election. Missourians also elected to pass lobbying and campaign finance reform and an increase to

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Attorney general looks to increase Sunshine Law compliance

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com In the wake of Attorney General Josh Hawley’s lawsuits against St. Louis County and Jefferson County for allegedly violating the state Sunshine Law by not fulfilling documents requested, Hawley and a local official are looking for ways to increase compliance with the law. Hawley alleges that St. Louis County

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