Joplin recovery

UPDATE: Missouri housing panel approves aid for Joplin tornado victims

A housing plan approved Thursday sets aside millions of dollars for tornado relief in the state and includes incentives to develop homes for people with disabilities.

Columbia for Joplin limited to 700 volunteers

Volunteers will work throughout the community that was struck by a devastating tornado on May 22.

Joplin School Board approves some payment to fix tornado destruction

The Joplin School Board approved a nearly $30 million payment for July and part of August.

Tornado-stricken Joplin goes back to school

Seven students and one employee of the district were among the victims, and six school buildings were destroyed.

Joplin schools to get up to $1.5 million from state

The funding will prevent Joplin from having to raise property taxes to pay for recovery in schools.

Columbia yarn store invites knitters to make clothing for Joplin children

Hillcreek Yarn Shoppe is teaming up with the national Plymouth Yarn Company to create garments for Joplin schoolchildren.

Five MU physical therapy students to take supplies to Joplin on Friday

The students will take hygiene products, baby items, food and clothing and therapy items such as walkers, crutches and wheelchairs to donate. 

Owner of Joplin homeless camp plans to close it before cold weather arrives

The camp, dubbed Clyde's Place, housed up to 40 or 50 people, with about a dozen remaining this week, according to reports from The Joplin Globe.

United Arab Emirates to give Joplin schools $1 million for computers

Benefiting from the donation, the Joplin High School students will have a chance to use new Apple notebooks in their studies.

Joplin starts demolition phase of tornado cleanup

Officials in Joplin and Duquesne signed off on FEMA's debris removal efforts, and now damaged houses can be demolished and cleaned up.

Joplin, Duquesne meet FEMA debris removal deadline

FEMA said it would pay 90 percent of the debris removal costs from residential areas in Joplin and Duquesne if they were cleared by Sunday.

ANALYSIS: Missouri could consider property tax changes to aid Joplin

Businesses destroyed by the May 22 tornado are still on the tax rolls, but one legislator hopes to change that during the special session of the legislature. He says the tax break will help businesses to re-open sooner.

Kansas couple buy home for Missouri tornado survivor

Missouri to continue paying Joplin's share for tornado cleanup

The Federal Emergency Management Agency will only pay for 75 percent of the costs instead of the 90 percent it's currently covering. With the federal government paying less, the state will pay for more.

Daniel Boone Little League baseball All-Stars help out in Joplin

The 12- and 13- year old little league All-Stars didn't win a state title, but they didn't leave Joplin without making their mark.

UPDATE: Nixon announces Missouri will pay for debris cleanup in Joplin

Gov. Nixon and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius visited Joplin Monday.

Missouri to pay Joplin's share in tornado cleanup

The state will pick up 10 percent of the cost of the expedited debris removal program not covered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Joplin to assess cost of rebuilding city parks

Joplin in the process of figuring out how to pay for what was damaged in the May 22 tornado, but officials do know it's a long process.

Joplin residents might get more FEMA homes soon

Some Joplin residents left homeless by the May 22 tornado might be able to move into mobile homes as soon as this weekend.

Better Business Bureau warns of fake Joplin charity organization

The Southwest Missouri BBB said, a charity collecting donations for Joplin, is not registered as a nonprofit group. Attorney General Chris Koster's office said it is investigating.