Summer Ballentine, The Associated Press

Summer Ballentine

The Associated Press

Jefferson City, MO, United States

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Recent articles by Summer:

Missouri Senate close to passing Voter ID requirement

Missouri senators took another step toward requiring photo identification at the polls as the deadline for lawmakers to pass legislation approaches. Senators compromised on the measure late Tuesday night, adding a Democratic-sponsored amendment to allow no-excuse absentee voting up to two weeks prior to the date of an election. Currently, voters need to cite an excuse for why they won’t be able… → Read More

Ex-wife accuses top Missouri GOP Senate candidate of abuse

The ex-wife of Missouri GOP Senate candidate Eric Greitens has accused him of physical abuse → Read More

Ex-wife accuses top Missouri GOP Senate candidate of abuse

Former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, now a leading Republican Senate candidate, was physically abusive and demonstrated such “unstable and coercive behavior” that steps were taken to limit his access to firearms, according to new allegations from his ex-wife revealed in court records. → Read More

Ex-wife accuses top Missouri GOP Senate candidate of abuse

The ex-wife of Missouri GOP Senate candidate Eric Greitens has accused him of physical abuse → Read More

Ex-wife accuses top Missouri GOP Senate candidate of abuse

The sworn affidavit from Sheena Greitens is part of an ongoing child custody dispute in Missouri. → Read More

Ex-wife accuses top Missouri GOP Senate candidate of abuse

The sworn affidavit from Sheena Greitens is part of an ongoing child custody dispute in Missouri. → Read More

Ex-wife accuses top Missouri GOP Senate candidate of abuse

The sworn affidavit from Sheena Greitens is part of an ongoing child custody dispute in Missouri. → Read More

Ex-wife accuses top Missouri GOP Senate candidate of abuse

The sworn affidavit from Sheena Greitens is part of an ongoing child custody dispute in Missouri. → Read More

Ex-wife accuses top Missouri GOP Senate candidate of abuse

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, now a leading Republican Senate candidate , was physically abusive and demonstrated such “unstable and coercive behavior” that steps were taken to limit his access to firearms, according to new allegations from his ex-wife revealed in court records on Monday. → Read More

Missouri finalizes $458M deal in opioid epidemic lawsuit

Missouri will get $458 million to help victims of the opioid epidemic as part of a settlement with the three biggest U.S. drug distribution companies and the drugmaker Johnson & → Read More

Missouri health director out following conservative blowback

Missouri will soon be without a state health director following conservative outcry → Read More

Missouri treasurer cracks down on schools with mask mandates

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's treasurer no longer will help schools refinance bond debt unless superintendents promise not to enforce face mask requirements and other COVID-19 safety measures issued by → Read More

Despite analysis, Parson adamant mask mandates don't work

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A health department analysis shows Missouri cities that require masks to combat the coronavirus pandemic this year saw fewer infections, but Republican Gov. Mike Parson insisted → Read More

Census Bureau: U.S. population center moves 11.8 miles to Hartville, Mo.

Some may describe Hartville, Mo., as being in the middle of nowhere, but the U.S. Census Bureau says it’s the closest town to the middle of the nation. → Read More

U.S. population center moves 11.8 miles; still in Missouri

HARTVILLE, Mo. — Some people might describe Hartville, Missouri, as being in the middle of nowhere, but the U.S. Census Bureau on Tuesday announced that it’s the closest town to the middle of the nation. → Read More

Sexual assault cases spur protests on campuses across US

Reports of sexual assaults have fueled protests on at least eight U.S. college campuses just weeks into the new school year → Read More

Missouri judge says Medicaid expansion must be allowed

A Missouri judge says Gov. Mike Parson can no longer deny Medicaid health care to thousands more newly eligible adults → Read More

Missouri judge says Medicaid expansion must be allowed

Cole County Judge Jon Beetem in his order said Parson’s administration must give Medicaid coverage to newly eligible adults, despite the governor’s resistance to doing so. → Read More

Missouri judge says Medicaid expansion must be allowed

Cole County Judge Jon Beetem in his order said Parson’s administration must give Medicaid coverage to newly eligible adults, despite the governor’s resistance to doing so. → Read More

Missouri Supreme Court reverses Medicaid expansion decision

The Missouri Supreme Court on Thursday vacated a lower court's decision in the state's Medicaid expansion case, agreeing that the voter-approved plan to offer Medicaid to more people should stand. → Read More