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Audio: Missouri House committee releases report on ways to boost broadband internet access

A Missouri House committee has released its report about ways to boost broadband internet access across the state.     The Special Interim Committee on Broadband Development says 2020 FCC data shows about 400-thousand Missourians do not have access to broadband internet access. The committee report says Missouri is ranked 32nd in the nation in […]

Task force recommends ways to help Missouri small businesses with workforce, supply chain and other problems

A statewide task force is recommending a variety of ways intended to help small businesses in Missouri with a workforce, supply chain, funding, and broadband problems.      The suggestions include improving childcare access and affordability, expanding hospitality industry apprenticeships, updating the Fast Track workforce grant program, and enhancing help for women and minority-owned businesses. […]

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Audio: Missouri inmate serving 241 years in prison for a non-homicide crime granted parole

A Missouri man sentenced to 241 years in prison will be paroled sometime late next year.     Forty-two-year-old Bobby Bostic was just 16 when he and another young man were arrested in St. Louis for robbing a group of people delivering holiday presents and shooting two of the victims, both of whom survived. The […]

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Audio: Bible classes could be taught in Missouri public schools under proposed bill

Public school students in Missouri would be able to study the Bible as an elective if a pre-filed bill (SB684) in the State Senate becomes law.     Democrat Karla May of St. Louis is sponsoring the proposal. A summary of the bill on the Senate’s website says the courses would not “endorse, favor, promote, […]

Marijuana

Audio: Northwest Missouri State University launches online cannabis course available to anyone

As the state’s medical marijuana industry continues to grow, Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville has launched an online cannabis education program that is available to anyone – not just students enrolled at the school. The school is teaming up with Green Flower, a cannabis education platform, to offer non-credit certifications. Daniel Kalef, with Green […]

Senator Roy Blunt

Audio: Blunt responds to Trump saying insurrection took place on Election Day, January 6 was the protest

Missouri U.S. Senator Roy Blunt has responded to a comment made by former President Trump about the 2020 election and the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.     Trump said the insurrection took place on Election Day and January 6 was the protest. During Sunday’s appearance on Meet the Press, Blunt was asked […]

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Audio: Missouri county considering whether to use federal aid to boost broadband access

The U.S. Department of Economic Development estimates that more than 400,000 Missourians do not have reliable internet access. The American Rescue Plan passed by Congress earlier this year includes giving 16.9-million dollars to Buchanan County in northwest Missouri. Presiding Commissioner Lee Sawyer says at the forefront of his and his commissioner’s minds are using the […]

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Audio: Missouri astronaut talks about his experience aboard the International Space Station

One year ago, Missouri astronaut Bob Behnken was in space as part of a historic mission. Behnken, who grew up in St. Louis County, piloted the first commercial space launch with astronauts aboard and the first U.S. space mission in nearly a decade. He tells Missourinet he missed his family and many other things while […]

Biden Executive Actions on Gun control

Audio: President Biden’s gun plan not sitting well with Republicans in Missouri Legislature

President Biden has signed six executive orders aimed at reducing gun violence. They include tightening buyer restrictions for often untraceable homemade firearms. Another one would make it easier for states to adopt laws that could let the police take weapons from individuals deemed a danger to themselves or others. During a press conference, State Senate […]

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Audio: Missouri House committee working to get to the bottom of boarding school abuse allegations falling through the cracks

A Missouri House committee is working to get to the bottom of abuse allegations surfacing about several faith-based boarding schools, but then falling through the cracks. State Representative Dottie Bailey of Eureka says there are too many Missouri Children’s Division managers and not enough frontline workers handling child abuse and neglect allegations. During an oversight […]

Private School

Audio: Missouri House unanimously passes plan to address abuse allegations at religious boarding schools

The Missouri House has unanimously passed a bipartisan plan in hopes of putting a stop to alleged child abuse at religious boarding schools.     An investigation by the Kansas City Star has found for decades, students at some of these boarding schools have been beaten, raped, starved, restrained, and isolated for days or even […]

Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine

Sullivan County Health Department administers COVID-19 vaccine to 220 residents, bringing overall total to 772

The Sullivan County Health Department vaccinated 220 residents with their booster doses of Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at the North Central Missouri Electric Cooperative of Milan on March 26th. Six residents received their primary dose of the Pfizer vaccine. The residents were previously registered and met Phase 1A and Phase 1B Tiers 1, 2, […]

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Audio: Missouri House attempting to undo state Supreme Court’s restrictions on bail

In 2019, the Missouri Supreme Court began restricting when judges can require bail. Currently, judges can only charge bail fees for safety reasons or to help ensure defendants appear in court. The Missouri House has given preliminary approval to Lake St. Louis State Representative Justin Hill’s bill that would undo the high court’s bail rules. […]

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Sullivan County Health Department administers COVID vaccine to 90 residents at clinic on Tuesday

The Sullivan County Health Department vaccinated 90 residents with their primary dose of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at the North Central Missouri Electric Cooperative of Milan on March 23rd. The residents were previously registered and met Phase 1A and Phase 1B Tiers 1, 2, and 3 descriptions. The health department received the Pfizer shipment on March […]

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Sullivan County Health Department to hold COVID-19 vaccine clinic after receiving over 200 doses of vaccine

The Sullivan County Health Department has received 216 doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine and will host a clinic in the shop building at the North Central Missouri Electric Coop of Milan on March 23rd from 10 o’clock to noon. The clinic will target Phase 1A and Phase 1B Tiers 1, 2, and 3. Members of […]

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Audio: Roll up your sleeves, Missourians, new virus vaccination phases to begin earlier than expected

Governor Mike Parson has announced a new coronavirus vaccination phase will open on March 29 – earlier than originally anticipated. During a Capitol press conference today, Parson says Missouri is well ahead of schedule in its vaccination plan. “The federal government has informed us that COVID-19 vaccine allotments to Missouri are projected to increase significantly […]

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Wright Memorial Physicians’ Group and Mercer County Clinic offering COVID-19 vaccinations to Phase 1B – Tier 3

Update 3/16/2021:  According to Jordan Ferguson, the vaccine is only available to established patients of Wright Memorial Physicians’ Group, and Saint Luke’s Mercer County Clinic who fit within the Phase 1B – Tier 3 group, or any of the previously released higher-risk tier groups.  Wright Memorial Physicians’ Group in Trenton and Saint Luke’s Mercer County Clinic […]