The Tri States – A look back at the top stories and features from the Tri States Public Radio news department from July 2010.
Toward the end of the month, testimony wrapped up in the trial of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. The case was sent to the jury on July 28. No verdict had been reached by the end of the month.
Keokuk, IA – Hundreds of people showed up at Wright Field House at Keokuk High School on Friday. They were not there to cheer on their favorite team, but instead they were there to say goodbye to members of the Iowa National Guard.
The 832nd Engineer Company is being deployed to Afghanistan for one year. The send-off ceremony in Keokuk was one of many that will be taking place across the state.
Fort Madison, IA – Jason Parrott's guest is Welthy Soni-Myers, who is a microenterprise consultant. They talk about the potential for creating a business-friendly climate for entrepreneurs in southeast Iowa.
Soni-Myers says a microenterprise is a business with 5 or fewer employees that requires less than $35,000 in capital. She says the term has been used by economic developers for about 25 years.
Soni-Myers says micro-enterprises make up the majority of businesses in Iowa.
Jefferson City, MO – The District 1 seat in the Missouri House of Representatives is up for grabs this year. Due to term limits, incumbent Brian Munzlinger (R-Williamstown) is seeking a seat in the Missouri Senate.
Neil McKee (R-Kahoka) wants the opportunity to serve Clark, Lewis, Knox, and Scotland Counties.
McKee says his experience as a pharmacist and a small business owner gives him integrity and common sense.