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Who defines the Missouri GOP: Roy Blunt, Josh Hawley or Eric Greitens?

(Missouri Independent) – The eyes of the nation turned to U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley over the holidays when he became the first senator to announce an objection to the certification of presidential electors. But the eyes of local politicos turned instead to his home-state colleague, Missouri’s senior senator. How would Roy Blunt — up for […]

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Daviess County residents encouraged to contact county clerk if there are questions about voting eligibility

Daviess County Clerk Ronetta Burton encourages county residents who want to vote in the April 6th Municipal Election to contact her office to see if they are eligible to vote absentee in person or by mail. She says that will allow residents to stay sheltered at home and still be able to vote. Absentee voting […]

Audio: Southern Missouri will see heaviest snowfall with next storm system starting Tuesday night

While most of Missouri is still digging out from a two-day snowstorm, another winter storm is heading for the Show-Me State. The heaviest snow will fall tonight (Tuesday) and tomorrow near the Missouri-Arkansas border, where towns like Branson and West Plains could see three to four inches of snow. National Weather Service (NWS) Springfield meteorologist […]

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Grundy County Health Department extends mask mandate for an additional 60 days

The Grundy County Health Department and Health Officer Elizabeth Gibson have extended the public health order requiring masks for 60 days beginning February 12th. The order originally went into effect on December 11th to limit or prevent the spread of COVID-19. The order says persons at least 10 years old in Grundy County are required […]

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Grundy County Health Department and Health Officer Elizabeth Gibson issues “Public Health Order”

The Grundy County Health Department and Health Officer Elizabeth Gibson have issued a Public Health Order requiring face coverings or masks to be worn to prevent or limit the spread of COVID-19. The order goes into effect on December 11th. Gibson notes the intent of the order is to create safer environments for all residents […]

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Missouri tenants’ group protests at online eviction hearings

With evictions set to skyrocket after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention moratorium ends December 31, a Kansas City tenants’ group is taking an unusual route to delay evictions, by disrupting housing-court hearings being held online. Tara Raghuveer, director of KC Tenants, said research shows online hearings may even violate the rights of renters with […]

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Livingston County to institute face mask mandate on November 20, 2020

An executive order will go into effect in Livingston County on November 20th establishing the requirement to wear a face mask in certain locations to prevent or limit the spread of COVID-19. The executive order by the Livingston County Health Center, Chillicothe Mayor Theresa Kelly, and Presiding Commissioner Ed Douglas requires all persons at least […]

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Women are skipping breast exams; fighting cancer complicated by COVID-19

(Missouri Independent) – Amid a battle with breast cancer, Kari Rawley found herself combating a second potentially fatal condition — COVID-19. The Kansas City resident thought she had done everything right to help herself in her immunocompromised state. Her family wore masks and practiced social distancing, but after a small going away party for her […]

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Missouri education official calls substitute teacher shortage a crisis

Missouri schools continue to struggle with having enough teachers available to educate kids in traditional classrooms this year. The Show-Me State has had a chronic problem with teacher shortages, but COVID-19 has made the can of worms open even more. Missouri has about 70,000 pre-K through 12 teachers instructing roughly 900,000 public school students. Many […]