Vaccine Distribution or Covid-19 or Coronavirus

Governor Parson announces timeline for activation of Phase 1B -Tier 3 of COVID-19 vaccine plan

Governor Mike Parson announced that Phase 1B – Tier 3 of the state’s COVID-19 Vaccine Plan will be activated on Monday, March 15, 2021. “Missouri has had a vaccine plan since October, and this has not changed. We have been very disciplined in following our plan,” Governor Parson said. “With vaccine supply steadily increasing, we […]

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Biden backs reparations study, as House Democrats push for commission

(Missouri Independent) – The White House on Wednesday indicated that President Joe Biden would support studying reparations for slavery, the same day that House Democrats held a hearing on legislation that would set up a reparations commission. But White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki stopped short of saying Biden would sign the bill under consideration […]

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Trenton Utility Committee to recommend Advanced Metering Infrastructure for use at TMU

Trentons’ five-member Utility Committee is recommending the City Council accept a proposal for an advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) for TMU. Two proposals were considered, and Utility Director Ron Urton said the committee recommends the proposal from Tantalus as the city looks to upgrade “meter reading.” This proposal allows TMU to use most of the existing […]

Minimum Wage

Outlook for $15-an-hour minimum wage boosted by new government report

(Missouri Independent) – The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office in a report Monday found a gradual increase to a $15 federal minimum wage by 2025 would reduce poverty, add $54 billion to the deficit over a decade and increase pay for millions of low-income workers. The report could help Democrats make a strong case for including a […]

Missouri Department of Natural Resources

Missouri Department of Resources awards $1.36 million to Meadville and $4.18 million to Carrollton

The Missouri Department of Resources has awarded $1.36 million in financial assistance to the City of Meadville for upgrades to its wastewater collection and treatment system. The total project cost is estimated at $1.86 million and is expected to be complete by April 2022. Missouri DNR has also awarded $4.18 million to the City of […]

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Farmers Electric Cooperative restores power to Daviess County area

The Farmers Electric Cooperative reports all power was restored to Daviess County members around 11:20 Tuesday morning, February 16th.  The customer outage lasted approximately four hours. Communications Manager Brent Reeter said earlier this morning that about 900 members were without power in the Gallatin and Lake Viking area. The outage was cold weather-related, and it […]

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Audio: House Budget Committee Chairman says Missourians should NOT be taxed on COVID stimulus checks

The House Budget Committee chairman says Missourians shouldn’t be taxed on federal stimulus checks. Brian Hauswirth spoke with Committee Chairman Cody Smith.     House Budget Committee Chairman Cody Smith of southwest Missouri’s Carthage says under the state’s tax code, federal stimulus checks related to COVID are subject to personal income tax. Smith says Missourians […]

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Site locations for week three of COVID-19 mass vaccinations announced

Governor Mike Parson identified site locations for week three of the COVID-19 mass vaccination events in partnership with the Missouri National Guard, Department of Health and Senior Services, State Emergency Management Agency, and local health care systems.  “We are thankful for the Department of Health and Senior Services, Missouri National Guard, SEMA, and our local […]

Audio: MoDOT director Patrick McKenna says 645 MoDOT employees currently have COVID

Missouri’s transportation director says more than 600 of his employees currently have the coronavirus. State Department of Transportation (MoDOT) director Patrick McKenna testified before the Joint Committee on Transportation Oversight on Monday in Jefferson City, delivering MoDOT’s annual report. “As of this moment (Monday afternoon), we’re at about 645 cases of COVID within MoDOT, MoDOT alone,” McKenna […]

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Second dose of COVID-19 vaccine may cause stronger reaction for 24-hours

Some Missourians have already been given their second dose of the coronavirus vaccination or will get it soon. Larry Jones, executive director of the Missouri Center for Public Health Excellence, tells Missourinet the second dose might come with a stronger reaction than the first one. “They may feel tired. They may feel achy,” he says. […]

Drug Trafficking

Owner of drug treatment clinic indicted for drug trafficking in Missouri

The owner of an Olathe, Kansas, clinic that treats opioid addiction has been indicted by a federal grand jury for drug trafficking. Trevor J. Robinson, 44, of Olathe, Kansas, was charged in a five-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury on Tuesday, Jan. 26. Robinson was arrested today and remains in federal custody pending […]