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Austin Huguelet


Springfield, MO, United States

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Past articles by Austin:

New tax credits for Missourians who adopt, foster children become law

The adoption tax credit plans were top priorities for House Speaker Rob Vescovo, a foster child himself. → Read More

Missouri House expels lawmaker accused of physically, sexually abusing his children

The last time a member was expelled was in 1865 for disloyalty to the Union. → Read More

2022 Senate race: Smith, Long to hold fundraisers at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago

Long is also mulling a bid for U.S. Senate next year to replace a retiring Roy Blunt. → Read More

Missouri lawmaker accused of abusing his kids resigns, saying he plans to leave the state

The House Ethics Committee had been investigating charges he abused his children more than a decade ago. → Read More

Purveyors of color, canvas and culture: National Art Shop to close after 51 years

Jean and Jerry Sanders started the shop with a $3,000 loan in 1970 and built it into a mainstay for hundreds of local artists. → Read More

Mayor Ken McClure decisively wins re-election for third term

Incumbent Mayor Ken McClure faced challenger Marcus Aton in the April 6 Springfield mayoral election. → Read More

Biden taps Robin Carnahan, former MO Secretary of State, to lead procurement agency

Robin Carnahan served as the state's chief elections official from 2005-2013 before Joe Biden named her to lead the GSA. → Read More

What's the price of Sunshine? Missouri Supreme Court weighs key transparency case

Their decision could have a huge impact on how much citizens have to pay for public information. → Read More

Ashcroft, presumed front-runner to succeed Blunt in U.S. Senate, says he won't run in 2022

Ashcroft's decision further opens the door to a large Republican primary. → Read More

U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt says he's not running for re-election in 2022

Missouri's U.S. Senator Roy Blunt is the fifth Republican senator to announce retirement in recent months. → Read More

Which Missouri cities and counties still have COVID-19 mask mandates?

Unlike many other states, Missouri does not require masks to worn statewide. Here's where face coverings are required. → Read More

Missouri House looks to revive gutted voter ID law to prevent 'in-person fraudulent votes'

“Missourians, they expect voters to come to the polls to with secure, verifiable photo identification,” the bill sponsor said, “It’s as simple as that.” → Read More

Attorney to McCloskeys and 'Q Shaman' hired to defend indicted Nixa rep

Tricia Derges stands accused of peddling a fake stem cell treatment and lying to federal investigators. → Read More

Here's how Missouri's senators voted on former President Donald Trump's second impeachment

It was no surprise how Missouri's two Republican Senators voted in former President Donald Trump's impeachment trial. → Read More

MDC: No feral hogs for Share the Harvest despite Ozarks lawmaker's push

The decision marked the latest skirmish between the legislature and the largely independent Conservation Department. → Read More

Report: U.S. Rep. Billy Long was the 116th Congress' most prolific Twitter user

Former Rep. Lacy Clay, a University City Democrat, ranked 6th in the most recent session. → Read More

Missouri Republicans want veto power on citizen petitions to change the constitution

The committee did not immediately vote on any of the bills, which is what usually happens the first time legislation is heard in a given year. → Read More

Citing Neosho shooting, lawmaker calls for allowing concealed carry in church by default

Current law bans conceal-carry without a church leader's permission, but Rep. Ben Baker wants to change that. → Read More

Hawley, Blunt, Long to speak at Greene County Republicans’ Lincoln Day

The gathering is one of local Republicans’ biggest events of the year. U.S. Sens. Roy Blunt and Josh Hawley are expected to headline a luncheon. → Read More

2022 Senate race: St. Louis Democrat Scott Sifton announces run against Roy Blunt

His first campaign advertisement focuses on Sen. Josh Hawley, describing Blunt as one of his “henchmen.” → Read More