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Joe Gamm (Reporter)

Phone: 573-761-0248
E-mail: joe@newstribune.com
Joe Gamm reports on social services, health and religion, also covering legislation in the Missouri House of Representatives. He is now based in Jefferson City, but the trip from his Lake Ozark hometown was a long one. He has worked in restaurants and in construction. In 1991, he went to the West Coast, where he became a buckaroo (meaning he sat in a saddle following cattle all day) and learned to snow ski. He returned to the lake and eventually opened and ran a contracting business. But he left again to begin to learn to write. After graduating from the University of Washington, having double-majored in journalism and political science, he took a writing job in Oregon. Reporting has taken him to Texas and North Carolina. He decided to return to his home state in December. He has received awards from press associations in Washington, Oregon, Texas and North Carolina.

Central Missouri co-op awarded $72 million in loans

Published Apr. 9 2019

The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Monday awarded $72,153,000 in loans to a Central Missouri-based electricity generation and transmission cooperative.

Head Start lunch promotes positive male role models

Published Mar. 6 2019

Cole East Head Start held its annual 100 Man Lunch on March 5, 2019, in which facility leaders invite adult...

Prices remain absent from Fulton hospital website

Published Jan. 5 2019

Despite a federal rule that took effect Tuesday, Fulton Medical Center officials have not yet been able to post their...

Haze surrounds medical marijuana

Published Nov. 25 2018

Missouri will most likely have a minimum of 192 medical marijuana dispensaries by 2020 — including several in Jefferson City...

Bishop 'could not keep silent'

Published Nov. 23 2018

Bishop W. Shawn McKnight of the Diocese of Jefferson City — one of the youngest and newest of those attending...

New veterans clinic nearing completion

Published Nov. 20 2018

Jefferson City's new Community-Based Outpatient Clinic is taking shape — and is expected to open for business around mid-January.

Chase leads deputies through multiple counties

Published Nov. 14 2018

Investigators recovered a handgun and about 3 pounds of marijuana after a chase through four Mid-Missouri counties that ended in...

Chiari patients think annual walk is step in right direction

Published Sep. 9 2018

As a child, Stephanie Hampton had a series of symptoms that doctors treated individually. Chiari malformation was not something doctors looked...

Jefferson City bishop invites AG to review clergy files

Published Aug. 23 2018

Bishop W. Shawn McKnight of the Catholic Diocese of Jefferson City has invited Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley to review...

Jefferson City woman, family prepare for Alzheimer's challenges

Published Jun. 24 2018

At 55, Terri Walker was too young to be diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.

Clean Missouri petitioners turn in about 347,000 signatures

Published May. 4 2018

Volunteers on Thursday turned in almost 347,000 signatures to the Missouri Secretary of State's Office for a petition aimed at...

Bills threaten working families, teachers say

Published Apr. 26 2018

Missouri teachers said Wednesday two bills aimed at weakening unions would further harm the state's students.

Hawley: Evidence that Greitens' use of charity donor list broke law

Published Apr. 17 2018

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley on Tuesday said his investigation into a veterans charity founded by Gov. Eric Greitens revealed...

Assistant Highway Patrol supervisor holds expectations high

Published Apr. 8 2018

Some of Lt. Col. Eric T. Olson's most gratifying moments in the Missouri Highway Patrol came during his 14 years...

Health providers prepare for their own checkup

Published Apr. 6 2018

Community input is necessary for an accurate assessment of the area's health care needs.

Residents learn about medical marijuana consequences

Published Apr. 5 2018

More information is released every day on the possible outcomes of legalizing marijuana.

Memorial re-invigorates people doing King's work 50 years later

Published Apr. 5 2018

About 40 people stood on the Missouri Supreme Court steps singing folk songs early Wednesday evening.

Report: Poverty is widespread in Missouri

Published Apr. 1 2018

While Missouri's poverty rate has edged lower, it still remains notably higher than the national average, according to a 2018...

Missouri lawmakers honor scores of Vietnam veterans

Published Mar. 30 2018

A last-minute flood of Missouri men and women committed to attending Missouri Vietnam Veterans Day on Thursday at the Capitol.

Bishop asks area priests to preach against racism

Published Mar. 29 2018

Bishop W. Shawn McKnight of the Catholic Diocese of Jefferson City last week joined other Roman Catholic bishops in asking...