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Only 2 injured in separate chain-reaction crashes

Springer, 58, of Aurora. Anna Q. Pruitt, 29, of Scott City, a passenger in the Dodge Avenger, suffered minor injuries. She was transported by the North Crawford County Ambulance District to Missouri Baptist Hospital. Pruitt and Moses were not wearing seat ...

This Week Around Pulaski County USA!

Join us every Thursday as we publish a new blog about all of the fun and exciting things we have to do in our unique little spot in Missouri! Whether you are planning a family vacation, girls getaway, man-cation, attending a military graduation ...

Several injured in accidents on roads in area

Carter L. Drevs, 9, of Glencoe, Oklahoma; Amy M. Dodson, 41, of Aurora, Missouri; and Eric S. Dodson, 44, of Aurora, sustained injuries and were taken to a hospital. Amy and Eric Dodson were taken to Cox Monett Hospital, and Drevs was taken to Mercy ...

KC area police pursuits create danger for many amid a crazy quilt of policies

Aurora, Mo., Officer Brannon Hartsell’s state peace officer’s license was suspended after an August 2012 pursuit in which he used his 4,000-pound patrol car to ram the back of a dirt bike fleeing at less than 20 miles an hour. The Aurora pursuit policy ...

Grand jury to review Aurora police shooting

An Arapahoe County grand jury will decide whether to indict an Aurora police officer who fatally shot an unarmed ...
white officers in killings of unarmed black men in New York and Missouri, spurring protests decrying the grand jury system as biased.

Aurora man injured, arrested after wreck

one mile southwest of Aurora. According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, John Milke, 58, of Aurora, was driving a 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 truck westbound on Farm Road 2240 when his vehicle left the roadway, struck a fence and overturned. Milke ...

Tennesseean who drove to Missouri for sex with girl gets 10-year prison term

They discussed him coming to Missouri to have sex with her and they engaged in several sexual acts in the motel room. The Aurora-Marionville Police Department and the Southwest Missouri Cyber Crimes Task Force investigated this case.

Lockeroom opens Springfield tournament with victory

Lockeroom was scheduled to play two games Friday afternoon — against Glendale and Aurora, Mo. — but those games were postponed due to rain. Read or Share this story: http://www.baxterbulletin .com/story/sports/2015/06 /26/lockeroom-opens-sprin gfield ...

The Internet Finds the Designer of '90s ‘Jazz’ Cup

Meet Gina Ekiss, the original artist of the masterful design who now lives a quiet life with her family in Aurora, Missouri. “I’m just still pretty stunned about the whole deal,” Ekiss, 50, told ABC News of her shocking new celebrity status online.

The Internet is Freaking Out Over Finding the Designer of '90s ‘Jazz’ Cup

Meet Gina Ekiss, the original artist of the masterful design who now lives a quiet life with her family in Aurora, Missouri. “I’m just still pretty stunned about the whole deal,” Ekiss, 50, told ABC News of her shocking new celebrity status online.

Downcity Dog Days at Aurora

Tonight we’re having another Downcity Dog Days at Aurora.  Join us for some post work fun with drink specials, BBQ style fun and FREE hot dogs! Come hang out with us; order up a hand crafted cocktail…

Gas leak forces evacuation of 14 homes, business in Aurora

Residents of more than a dozen Aurora homes were evacuated Monday afternoon after contractors working in the area of the 0-99 block of North Spencer Street ruptured a gas line, officials said. …
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Domestic violence in AURORA MISSOURI

Does your partner ever….

> Embarrass you with put-downs?

> Control what you do, who you see or talk to or where you go?

> Look at you or act in ways that scare you?

> Push you, slap you, choke you or hit you?

> Stop you from seeing your friends or family members?

> Control the money in the relationship? Take your money or Social Security check, make you ask for money or refuse to give you money?

> Make all of the decisions?

> Tell you that you’re a bad parent or threaten to take away your children?

> Prevent you from working or attending school?

> Act like the abuse is no big deal, deny the abuse or tell you it’s your own fault?

> Destroy your property or threaten to kill your pets?

> Intimidate you with guns, knives or other weapons?

> Attempt to force you to drop criminal charges?

> Threaten to commit suicide, or threaten to kill you?

If you answered ‘yes’ to even one of these questions, you may be in an unhealthy or abusive relationship. Don’t hesitate to chat or call to 1-800-799-SAFE if anything you read raises a red flag about your own relationship or that of someone you know.

For over 17 years, the National Domestic Violence Hotline has been the vital link to safety for women, men, children and families affected by domestic violence. With the help of our dedicated advocates and staff, we respond to calls 24/7, 365 days a year.

We provide confidential, one-on-one support to each caller and chatter, offering crisis intervention, options for next steps and direct connection to sources for immediate safety. Our database holds over 5,000 agencies and resources in communities all across the country. Bilingual advocates are on hand to speak with callers, and our Language Line offers translations in 170+ different languages.

The Hotline is an excellent source of help for concerned friends, family, co-workers and others seeking information and guidance on how to help someone they know. We work to educate communities all over through events, campaigns, and dynamic partnerships with companies ranging from The Avon Foundation to Verizon. Today, The Hotline is continuing to grow and explore new avenues of service.



The importance of local education funding in AURORA MISSOURI

Yesterday, President Obama spoke to the Council of the Great City Schools about the exceptional progress being made within local and state education levels. The work of our administrators and educators has been more impactful than ever, resulting in higher standardized test scores in some of the previously lowest-performing schools and increased resources for students.

In fact, more graduation caps are going airborne as high school students are graduating at the highest rate ever recorded, with the largest improvement among minority and low-income students.

See what President Obama had to say about what we must do to improve access to quality education in America: 

This funding is an investment in our nation's future that has been able to give the kind of education our children need and deserve to compete in the 21st century. 

President Obama hopes that the upcoming budget plan by the Republican House and Senate will reflect the priorities of educating every child. If their new budget maintains sequester-level funding of the past, we would actually be giving less federal support to America’s schools than we were back in 2000.

Most alarmingly, if their current proposal is not changed, over the next six years, billions of dollars would be cut in education funding. That means we'd be cutting the support given to America's most impoverished schools, the funding that has helped create the progress we're seeing today. 

"The notion that we would be going backwards instead of forwards in how we’re devoting resources to educating our kids makes absolutely no sense." 


How can I follow Congressman votes that I have chosen in AURORA MISSOURI

How to . . .   observe about congressional votes  All voting in Congress is a matter of public record. However, not all floor votes are roll call votes. There are voice votes (“aye” or “no”) and pision or standing votes (where the presiding officer counts Members), and these types of votes do not indicate by name how a member voted.

Senate roll call vote tallies are posted online within an hour of the vote.   You can view today´s votes or use the vote tables to look at any roll call vote taken since the 101st Congress (1989).  In addition to vote tallies, the entries also provide brief descriptions of the votes and links to for the texts of the legislation.

House roll call vote tallies are posted online directly following the vote.   You can view votes from this Congress or use the archives to look at any roll call vote taken since the 101st Congress, 2nd session (1990).  In addition to vote tallies, the entries provide brief descriptions of the votes. provides Senate recorded floor votes going back to the 101st Congress (1989-90) and House recorded floor votes going back to the second session of the 101st Congress (1990). To access votes using search for a bill and click on the "Actions" tab. All House and Senate roll call votes will be listed with links to the House and Senate´s web pages.

Congressional Record

The Congressional Record is the official source of information on recorded floor votes.  Votes are printed in the daily Record as they occur on the floor. The votes provide an alphabetical listing of members under “yea,” “nay,” and “not voting” categories and show the overall tally for each category.  However, votes are not identified by party or by state. The Daily Digest section that is printed at the end of each Record shows how many roll call votes were taken that day and show on what page in the Record the votes can be found. TheCongressional Record Index provides subject access to the votes (under “Votes in Senate” and “Votes in House.”)



Feed Widget

If people in the media cannot decide whether they are in the
business of reporting news or manufacturing propaganda,
it is all the more important that the public understand
that difference,and choose their news sources accordingly.
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