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Kids reported abuse at schools where Missouri has no oversight. Lawmakers want to change that

(Missouri Independent) – Despite dozens of students coming forward sharing allegations of abuse they suffered at Christian reform schools across Missouri, the state Department of Social Services said Monday that they have no oversight over such facilities. That’s because they’re unlicensed — and allowed to be under a Missouri law that exempts facilities operated by religious organizations. […]

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‘Won’t be able to survive’: Childcare centers serving low-income Missourians face closure

(Missouri Independent) – Cortaiga Collins doesn’t know how much longer her childcare center will survive. Only about a dozen children have been attending regularly amid the pandemic. Under normal circumstances, she used to serve as many as 100.  She’s already had to reduce the hours that Good Shepherd Preschool and Infant/Toddler Center in St. Louis […]

Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri

$6 million in grant funding awarded to 13 Missouri health centers impacted by severe weather in 2019

U.S. Senator Roy Blunt, Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health, Education, and Related Agencies (Labor/HHS), welcomed the Department of Health and Human Services’ announcement that 13 Missouri health centers impacted by severe weather in 2019 will receive a total of nearly $6 million in grant funding. The Capital Assistance for Disaster Response […]

Missouri Governor Mike Parson

Governor Parson announces $1M grant to Urban League of St. Louis to expand violent crime de-escalation program

Governor Mike Parson announced a $1 million grant to the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis, Inc. for the expansion of the Serving Our Streets Initiative. This initiative drives at the heart of violent crime in St. Louis by focusing on community outreach and direct engagement with citizens in the highest crime and poverty areas. […]

East Locust Creek Rervoir

Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission approves project agreement with Sullivan County

The Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission (MHTC) approved a project agreement between the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) and Sullivan County to provide up to $9.2 million in a local match for the $13.4 Million BUILD Grant for road and bridge infrastructure around the East Locust Creek Reservoir. While work remains to secure a Grant […]

Motorcycle Helmet Law

Missouri’s new motorcycle helmet law takes effect on Friday

Some Missourians will be able to ride their motorcycles without a helmet, starting Friday. Governor Mike Parson (R) signed legislation into law in July, which gives Missouri motorcyclists the option of riding without a helmet. The provision is part of a large transportation bill. Under current Missouri law, every person operating or riding on a motorcycle must […]

Stop the Human Trafficking

Missouri Attorney General’s office makes changes as to how human trafficking is reported in Missouri

The Missouri Attorney General’s Office is changing how human trafficking is reported in Missouri to help decrease response time and aid cross-jurisdictional cooperation, removing barriers to reporting human trafficking. Instead of using the Missouri-specific hotline, the Attorney General’s Office instead will be using the National Human Trafficking Hotline, and urges citizens of Missouri to also […]

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AgButler employment app debuts in North Missouri

A diverse group of individuals, from North Central Missouri, gathered to evaluate a new App called AgButler. The App is designed to connect individuals seeking work, with producers and agri-businesses needing temporary labor. Created by Kevin and Jamie Johansen, a Missouri farm family, they recognized the many benefits AgButler could provide to rural America. “Our […]

Motorcycle Rider With Helmet

Missouri motorcycle helmet legislation still under review

Missouri’s governor is still reviewing legislation that would allow some motorcyclists to ride without a helmet. The provision is included in a large transportation bill that is now on Governor Mike Parson’s desk. Parson’s spokeswoman, Kelli Jones, told Missourinet on Wednesday that the large bill is still under review. Current Missouri law requires every person operating […]

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Ronnie Russell of Richmond to lead Missouri Soybean Association

Ray County soybean farmer Ronnie Russell was elected as the new president of the Missouri Soybean Association during the annual meeting in Jefferson City. Following his installation at the Commodity Classic conference, Russell leads Missouri’s statewide advocacy organization for soybean growers. Ronnie Russell “I look forward to bringing farmers together to strengthen the Missouri soybean […]