State and Regional News
Gov. Nixon travels to Afghanistan as part of four-Governor delegation; meets with U.S. Ambassador, troops from Missouri
• Gov. Nixon, a member of the Council of Governors, goes to Afghanistan for fourth time
JEFFERSON CITY – Gov. Jay Nixon arrived in Afghanistan on Saturday (Sept. 27) as part of a delegation of four U.S. Governors that included Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Tennessee Gov. William Haslam. This is the fourth trip to Afghanistan for Gov. Nixon, who is one of the original members of the Council of Governors, formed in 2010 to address matters pertaining to the National Guard and homeland security.
Gov. Nixon announces Missourians named to the Comprehensive State Energy Plan steering committee
JEFFERSON CITY – More than 50 leaders in business, labor, education, and energy have been named to the Comprehensive State Energy Plan steering committee, Gov. Jay Nixon announced today. The steering committee will hold its inaugural public meeting on Oct. 1 at 1:30 p.m. in St. Louis at Washington University’s Eric P. Newman Education Center Auditorium. Additional meetings will be held throughout the month of October.
Missouri Bar committees recommend all 50 non-partisan judges on November ballot
JEFFERSON CITY - A group of committees sponsored by the Missouri bar have recommended all 50 of the nonpartisan judges up for retention in November be retained.
Patrol urges motorists to watch out for deer
Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, reminds drivers that deer are more active this time of year, and to please be especially vigilant during evening and early dawn hours. Deer behavior changes due to mating season, which may cause an increase in sightings and roadway crossings. Hunting and crop harvesting may result in these animals being in places they aren’t usually seen. Drivers are urged to remain alert.