Galen Bacharier, News-Leader

Galen Bacharier


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Past articles by Galen:

Greene County Clerk Shane Schoeller set to run for Missouri Secretary of State

Shane Schoeller, who has served as Greene County clerk since 2014, is set to run for Secretary of State in 2024. → Read More

Sports betting resurfaces in Missouri legislature ahead of Super Bowl featuring Chiefs

Kansas City Chiefs fans in Missouri won't be able to legally bet on their team in the Super Bowl this weekend. → Read More

Agape Boarding School in Stockton makes 'voluntary' decision to close, cites finances

"Agape’s decision to close is voluntary and solely due to the lack of financial resources," school leaders said in a press release. → Read More

Meet the Springfield and Greene County delegation to the 2023 Missouri legislature

Missouri's legislature is back in session. Here are the Springfield area's senators and representatives. → Read More

Andrew Bailey, general counsel to Missouri governor, named new attorney general

Bailey, a Rhineland resident and Army veteran who served in Iraq, has worked in the governor's office as an attorney since 2019. → Read More

Springfield set to improve flooding infrastructure, fueled by federal dollars

The city was awarded almost $17 million through the American Rescue Plan Act to help fund 14 stormwater projects, state officials announced last week. → Read More

Roy Blunt votes 'yes' on same-sex marriage protections, Josh Hawley votes 'no'

Missouri's senators split in their vote to protect same-sex marriages in federal law Wednesday. → Read More

Hein flips a third Springfield district for Democrats, Stinnett holds open seat for GOP

Incumbents including Crystal Quade, Lincoln Hough, Craig Fishel and Betsy Fogle all faced challenges. Fishel was the only one to lose. → Read More

Republican Eric Burlison wins U.S. House race in southwest Missouri's 7th district

The 7th district in southwest Missouri will have a new congressman come January. → Read More

Eric Schmitt, Missouri's Republican attorney general, wins U.S. Senate race

Eric Schmitt defeated Trudy Busch Valentine on Tuesday night to become the Show-Me State's next U.S. senator. → Read More

Missouri judge temporarily blocks rules on groups paying volunteers to register voters

The judge wrote that the requirements are "antithetical to the core tenets of freedom of speech." → Read More

Who's running for U.S. Senate in Missouri? What to know about the candidates, issues

At the top of every Missourian's ballot this election are the candidates to be the Show-Me State's next U.S. senator. → Read More

Eric Burlison meets with GOP leadership as Democrat mounts long-shot bid in Missouri 7th District race

Southwest Missouri will have a new congressional representative starting in January. → Read More

Judge dismisses attempt by Missouri, other states to block Biden debt forgiveness program

Judge Henry Edward Autrey, appointed by former President George W. Bush, sided with the federal government in an opinion ruling that a group of six states' case failed to establish legal standing. → Read More

Eric Schmitt tweets, deletes support of Kanye West after rapper's antisemitic comments

The Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Missouri wrote "America needs a @kanyewest @KidRock tour" on social media before deleting the post. → Read More

As Missouri's state lawmakers campaign for election this fall, 'all politics is national'

Both voters and candidates are increasingly taking political cues from national party leaders. What does that mean for Missouri races? → Read More

Missouri governor will not grant mass pardons for marijuana offenses after Biden request

Parson has granted more pardons during his administration than any governor in recent history, announcing new commutations and clemency weekly. → Read More

Missouri lawmakers passed an income tax cut starting next year. What does it mean for you?

Lawmakers approved a plan to slash income taxes in Missouri over the coming years. Here's what you need to know as a taxpayer. → Read More

Busch Valentine's US Senate ad calls out AG Schmitt for 'un-American' abortion trigger ban

The new ad, titled "Un-American," marks the Democrat's latest attempt to capture momentum on an issue the party believes will most motivate voters. → Read More

Missouri asks judge to throw out voter ID challenge as groups request immediate trial

Two lawsuits aim to block key parts of the law making significant changes to how voting and elections work in Missouri. → Read More