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Joe Gamm (Reporter)

Phone: 573-761-0248
E-mail: joe@newstribune.com
Bio:
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.

Community Health Center's new location nearing completion

Published Mar. 27 2018

Not that workers weren't already busy there, but activity at the new home of the Community Health Center of Central...

History stands on a hill in Jefferson City

Published Mar. 16 2018

Researchers call it that "Eureka" moment — that instant when they realize they've found that piece of information they needed...

Lifting Every Voice silent for now

Published Mar. 13 2018

Faith Voices of Jefferson City's fourth annual fundraiser, Lifting Every Voice, has been postponed.

Early bird gets the bookworm at annual sale

Published Mar. 13 2018

Missouri River Regional Library and Adult Basic Literacy Education are set to hold their annual book sale, beginning Wednesday afternoon...

Alzheimer's advocates lobby for continued respite funding

Published Mar. 8 2018

No one should have to contend with a loved one's fight with memory loss associated with Alzheimer's disease.

Farmers push for rural broadband internet

Published Feb. 28 2018

Hundreds of farmers and ranchers arrived at the Capitol on Tuesday afternoon to lobby lawmakers about issues of importance to...

United Way offers $120,000 in grants

Published Feb. 25 2018

The United Way of Central Missouri is offering up to $120,000 for 2018 Community Support Grants.The one-time grants will be...

Advocates lobby to help prevent suicides in Missouri

Published Feb. 22 2018

Becca Pamperl's voice, normally steady, breaks a little bit when she begins to talk about her brother.

Firearms bill hearings delayed a week

Published Feb. 20 2018

Missouri Republican leadership said it wanted to be fair to colleagues across the aisle when it postponed hearings on firearms...

Missouri nest has 1,412 new Eagles

Published Feb. 20 2018

As an Eagle Scout, Missouri Supreme Court Justice Paul C. Wilson on Monday told hundreds of young men who recently...

American Heart Association opposes insurance company program

Published Feb. 16 2018

The American Heart Association and some Missouri lawmakers hope to prevent one of the state's largest insurance providers from denying...

Bill seeks changes for state workers

Published Feb. 15 2018

A state legislator continues to shepherd his bills intended to raise wages and equalize positions for state employees through the...

Heart Ball goes on despite inclement weather

Published Feb. 11 2018

Winter weather didn't dampen enthusiasm for the 27th annual Mid-Missouri Heart Ball on Saturday night.

Winter weather keeps city on edge

Published Feb. 11 2018

Winter weather may not have arrived in Jefferson City as soon as meteorologists expected, but it did arrive.

Area residents get their Night to Shine

Published Feb. 10 2018

The tuxedos. The evening dresses. The balloons. The music. The bright lights.

Boards, commissions go before committees

Published Feb. 6 2018

Let's just slow down a minute, state Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur, asked other members of the Missouri Senate's Professional...

Workers rally for higher wages, better conditions

Published Feb. 6 2018

Disenfranchised people, low-wage workers, immigration Dreamers, clergy and moral allies gathered Monday morning at the base of the Missouri Capitol...

Dwindling state support for Medicaid raises concerns

Published Feb. 4 2018

Medicaid again this year might be a topic that causes Missouri residents and lawmakers to meet at loggerheads.

Underwater poker raises money for a cause

Published Jan. 29 2018

All the players in Sunday night's Texas Hold-'em poker tournament at the Jefferson City YMCA felt like winners.

Midwest March for Life on tap Saturday

Published Jan. 21 2018

The eighth annual Midwest March for Life is scheduled for Saturday in Jefferson City.The event kicks off at 7:45 a.