Medical Marijuana

Ballot initiatives on medical marijuana in the November 6th election simplified

On Tuesday, November 6, 2018, voters will see three medical marijuana initiatives on their ballots—Amendment 2, Amendment 3, and proposition C. Voters are permitted to vote “yes” or “no” on each of the ballot measures. You can read the full text of each ballot issue in the November 6 General Election by going to the Missouri […]

McDonalds Sign

Missouri beef industry could be impacted by antibiotics phaseout

Health advocates want McDonald’s to phase out the use of beef and pork grown with medically important antibiotics, and that’s something that could impact Missouri’s beef industry.  The Show Me State ranks sixth in the country for the number of cattle, and if the fast food chain agrees to the request, Shelby Luce, national campaign […]

Affordable Care Act

Affordable Care Act: 2017 saw increase in uninsured Missourians

A new Gallup survey shows that the uninsured rate rose significantly in Missouri in 2017, a year marked by repeated attempts to repeal, sabotage, or weaken the health care programs and protections of the Affordable Care Act. Gallup attributes the dramatic increase in the number of uninsured Missourians to both the uncertainty created by repeated […]

Gun Rights

Audio: Gun rights advocates rally at Missouri Capitol with unloaded rifles

Gun rights advocates are gathered in Jefferson City on Saturday. Alisa Nelson with Missourinet files this report.     About 100 gun rights supporters were expected to be at the Missouri Capitol Saturday in Jefferson City with unloaded rifles. Rallies were being held at 45 state Capitols last weekend to bring attention to Second Amendment […]

North Central Missouri Children's Advocacy Center

North Central Missouri Children’s Advocacy Center provides critical services for children of abuse

The North Central Missouri Children’s Advocacy Center provides support for children who have experienced abuse. Executive Director Verna Kelsey says that the center was developed in 2003 as a result of challenges children faced when they made a disclosure of abuse, primarily sexual abuse. She explains the advocacy center hears about abuse situations typically when […]

Livingston County Health Center

Livingston County Health Center announces “It’s Happening” events

Livingston County Health Center announces two upcoming “It’s Happening” victimization awareness presentations on Wednesday, March 7th in their classroom, located at 800 Adam Drive. The first presentation will be held from 10-11 a.m. and the second at 1:30-2:30 p.m., with an opportunity for questions, discussion, and networking after each presentation. Those interested should call the […]