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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: 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 […]

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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 […]

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Sullivan County Health Department administers COVID-19 vaccine to 100 residents

The Sullivan County Health Department vaccinated 100 residents with their second dose of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at the North Central Rural Electric Cooperative of Milan on March 12th. The residents were previously registered and met Phase 1A and Phase 1B Tiers 1 and 2 descriptions. The Sullivan County Health Department received the shipment of the […]

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Audio: Missouri has been reviewing whether it can give teachers a retention bonus, there’s good news and bad news.

The Missouri K-12 Education Department has been reviewing whether federal coronavirus aid can be used to give teachers a bonus next school year if they stick around. The state already has a persistent teacher shortage and COVID-19 has made the problem even worse. During a Missouri Board of Education meeting, Deputy Finance Commissioner Kari Monsees […]

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Linn County Health Department taking appointments for 100 doses of COVID-19 vaccine

The Linn County Health Department has received 100 doses of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. The office is making appointments on a first-call, first-served basis for residents in Phase 1A and Phase 1B Tiers 1 and 2. Interested individuals must make appointments over the phone by calling the Linn County Health Department at 660-258-7251. Clicking the chart […]

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Sullivan County Health Department administers 200 second doses of COVID-19 vaccine

The Sullivan County Health Department vaccinated 200 residents with their second dose of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at a clinic at the North Central Rural Electric Cooperative of Milan on March 4th. The residents were previously registered and met Phase 1A and Phase 1B Tiers 1 and 2 descriptions. The Sullivan County Health Department notes the […]

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Audio: Federal government to prioritize teachers in retail pharmacy vaccine program

All Missouri K-12 public and private school workers will be eligible to get vaccinated beginning March 15. Nonprofit PreK-12 staff, state-licensed childcare center workers, some food production employees, as well as grocery and convenience stores workers, will also become eligible at the same time. During a webinar hosted Wednesday by the Missouri Department of Elementary […]