Yokley, a native of Joplin, said in an interview Tuesday night that his departure was “a mutual thing.”
He, Jetton and publisher Scott Faughn “had always said we would reexamine my role after the session,’’ Yokley said. “This was a good time to part ways.”
Yokley plans to resurrect his blog, PoliticMo, within the next few weeks. PoliticMo previously had attracted national attention for some of its coverage.
Yokley also had been writing periodically for the Joplin Globe and the now-defunct News Horizon news service.
He will be a senior this fall at the University of Missouri-Columbia.