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Study: Saint Louis University face mask policy reduced quarantines, COVID cases

(Missouri Independent) – Tying quarantine requirements to the Saint Louis University face mask requirement successfully reduced the number of students sent to isolation and helped cut COVID-19 infections this spring, according to a study published Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Under the university’s rules, students without masks who had close contact […]

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USDA invests more than $5 million in infrastructure to expand availability of renewable fuels in rural Missouri

U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Missouri Acting State Director D Clark Thomas announced the agency is investing $5,178,191 to build infrastructure to expand the availability of higher-blend renewable biofuels by 235,810,915 million gallons annually in Missouri. “USDA Rural Development is committed to expanding the availability of higher-blend biofuels to all of rural Missouri,” Thomas […]

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Bright Futures Trenton “Back to School” event serves hundreds

Results have been announced in the recent Grundy County “Back to School” events hosted by Bright Futures Trenton. This was the fourth year for back-to-school activities, and the second year all Grundy County schools were invited to participate. Over 420 volunteer hours by community members on Thursday, August 12, 2021, were logged, with many more […]

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“Surge response team” arrives in Missouri amid COVID-19 spike caused by Delta variant

(Missouri Independent) – As federal officials land in Missouri at the request of the state to assist with combatting a wave of new COVID cases spurred by the Delta variant, Gov. Mike Parson publicly rebuffed outreach strategies President Joe Biden touted. On Tuesday, a member of the newly-created federal surge response team arrived in the […]

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MoDOT planned road work in north Missouri for the week of July 5, 2021

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in North Missouri for the week of July 5 – 11. All road closures and planned roadwork may be viewed on the Traveler Information Map at http://traveler.modot.org/map/. Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in some of […]

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MoDOT planned road work in northern Missouri for the week of June 21, 2021

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in North Missouri for the week of June 21 – 27. All road closures and planned roadwork may be viewed on the Traveler Information Map at http://traveler.modot.org/map/. Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in some of […]

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MoDOT planned road work in north Missouri for the week of June 14, 2021

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in north Missouri for the week of June 14 – 20. All road closures and planned roadwork may be viewed on the Traveler Information Map at http://traveler.modot.org/map/. Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in some of […]

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Kansas City man facing multiple felony charges in Caldwell County after high-speed pursuit

A Kansas City man faces several felony charges in Caldwell County after he allegedly misidentified himself and fled from police, starting from Polo, in April. Forty-six-year-old Billy Leon McCollum has been charged with first-degree tampering with a motor vehicle; resisting or interfering with an arrest for a felony; resisting arrest, detention, or stop by fleeing, […]

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MoDOT planned road work in northern Missouri for the week of June 7, 2021

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in Northern Missouri for the week of June 7 – 13. All road closures and planned roadwork may be viewed on the Traveler Information Map at http://traveler.modot.org/map/. Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in some of […]

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MoDOT planned road work in north Missouri for the week of May 31, 2021

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in North Missouri for the week of May 31 – June 6. All road closures and planned roadwork may be viewed on the Traveler Information Map at http://traveler.modot.org/map/. Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in some […]

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MoDOT planned road work in northern Missouri for the week of May 24, 2021

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in Northern Missouri for the week of May 24 – 30. All road closures and planned roadwork may be viewed on the Traveler Information Map at http://traveler.modot.org/map/. Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in some of the […]

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Missouri Secretary of State receives referendum petition on “Gas Tax” Senate Bill 262

Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft announced his office received a referendum petition for Senate Substitute 2 for Senate Committee Substitute for Senate Bill 262.  The referendum petition – Petition 2022-R001 – submitted by Jeremy Cady representing Americans for Prosperity, is now open for public comment. The public comment period, pursuant to Section 116.334, RSMo, allows Missourians to […]