Rob O'Brian wants to represent Joplin in Jefferson City and is hoping to defeat incumbent Bill White in the republican primary for the 32nd Missouri Senate District. O'Brian was instrumental in bringing the public-private partnership between the City of Joplin and defunct fugitive "Master Developer" Wallace Bajjali.
The Joplin City Council may finally be seeing the folly of it's partnership with Wallace-Bajjali at a special emergency closed meeting tonight. The company appears to have up and closed shop without notice.
It's snowing in April. Joplinites have come to expect wild weather swings, especially in the spring. Radical temperature swing are the new normal for those who move to the area. Another spring expectation is that yet another request for a rate increase from the local energy provider monopoly, Empire District Electric Company, EDE, will be filed with the Missouri Public Service Commission.