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Times have changed, Lake of the Ozarks Celebrates the new changes in the laws.

Times have changed, Lake of the Ozarks Celebrates the new changes in the laws.In November 2022, the voters of Missouri approved a constitutional amendment that legalized cannabis in the state.

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In November 2022, the voters of Missouri approved a constitutional amendment that legalized cannabis in the state. Under the amendment, adults are allowed to possess cannabis for any reason and a 6% state sales tax is levied on all sales. In addition, nonviolent cannabis offenders who possess three pounds or less are allowed to have their criminal records expunged, with judges having the discretion to prevent expungement in certain cases.

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services is responsible for licensing and regulating cannabis in the state. However, there has been opposition to the licensing caps which give an advantage to existing medical dispensary license holders. This has raised questions about fairness and equity, with a competing bill without caps being introduced in the state legislature but ultimately failing.

Despite opposition from groups such as the Protect Our Kids PAC, the initiative received an endorsement from the Missouri ACLU in March 2022. The measure was filed with the secretary of state for approval in August 2021, and was qualified for signature gathering on October 6, 2021. On May 8, 2022, twice the minimum number of signatures required were submitted, and on August 9, 2022, the Missouri Secretary of State certified the initiative to appear as Amendment 3 on the November ballot.

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However, on the last day of the 10-day challenge period following certification, the Protect Our Kids organization funded a lawsuit to remove the initiative from the November ballot. The lawsuit was ultimately dismissed on September 9, and the initiative was allowed to appear on the ballot after the state supreme court refused to review a lower court’s decision to reject an appeal.

In the end, the amendment was approved by voters on November 8, 2022 by a margin of 53-47%. It took effect on December 8, 2022. While there were some challenges along the way, the legalization of cannabis in Missouri represents a significant step forward for those who support the decriminalization of the drug.

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UPDATE-Death and Drug Investigation Northshore of Lake of the Ozarks:

UPDATE-Death and Drug Investigation Northshore of Lake of the Ozarks:

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On 03/18/2024, Deputies were dispatched to an address off Village Marina Road outside Lake Ozark for a death investigation. Before law enforcement arrived, a male subject fled from the scene.

Deputies arrived at the apartment complex where they located a deceased person and narcotics inside the home.

Deputies along with other law enforcement agencies saturated the area searching for the male subject but were unsuccessful in locating him. The male subject was identified as Kendrick Terrell

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Cook, 33 of the Lake Ozark area.

The deceased person was taken by the Miller County Coroner to the Boone County Medical Examiner’s Office in Columbia where an autopsy will be performed to help in determining the cause of death.

Kendrick Cook was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance with NO BOND ALLOWED and is also wanted for questioning regarding the death investigation.

If you know the whereabouts of Cook, contact the Miller County Sheriff’s Office at 573-369-2341 or your local law enforcement.

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This is an ongoing investigation and additional information will be released at a later date.

Northshore of Lake of the Ozarks: Murder Reports Surface on Social Media, Investigation Underway. As the weekend came to a close, reports of a murder on the north-shore of the Lake of the Ozarks began circulating on social media. Following this tragic news, online reports the Miller County Sheriffs Department began a search for the suspect. In an attempt to gather more information, multiple inquiries have been made to the Miller County Sheriffs. Missouri Network.tv is actively investigating the matter and will provide updates as new information becomes available.

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Francis Howell students protest for representation

Francis Howell students protest for representation

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School board voted 5-2 to remove Black History and Black Literature courses because the curriculum was connected to the “Social Justice Standards: The Teaching Tolerance Anti-Bias Framework” as published by Teaching Tolerance, a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Leads Historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

Martin Luther King Jr. Leads Historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

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On August 28, 1963, over 250,000 people gathered in Washington D.C. for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, an event that would become a defining moment in the Civil Rights Movement. The march, organized by a coalition of civil rights groups, was led by prominent leaders of the movement, including Martin Luther King Jr., who delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.

The march was a peaceful demonstration calling for an end to racial discrimination in employment and for the passage of meaningful civil rights legislation. The event was a powerful display of unity and determination, as people from all walks of life came together to demand equal rights and opportunities for all Americans.

King’s speech, which was broadcast live on television and radio, became one of the most iconic moments in American history. In his address, King called for an end to racism and discrimination, and he urged the nation to live up to the ideals of its founding documents, declaring, “I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.’”

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The march and King’s speech galvanized the Civil Rights Movement and helped to pave the way for the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The event remains a powerful symbol of the struggle for racial equality and justice, and King’s words continue to inspire people around the world to work for a better, more just future.

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