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Audio: Congress returns to Capitol Hill today, with a to-do list that impacts Missourians

Congress has 10 days before their next break and lots they COULD do.     The House and Senate must tackle government funding before Dec. 12 to avoid a third government shutdown. Missouri healthcare groups, small businesses, and unemployed workers would like to see another COVID-19 relief bill, the question now is the price tag. […]

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With no statewide mandate in Missouri, more local governments are requiring masks

(Missouri Independent) – In early July, the Columbia City Council passed an ordinance requiring everyone over 10 years old to wear a face mask when in close contact with someone from outside their household. Since that vote, a requirement for face masks has been in every health order issued for the city of 123,000 by the Columbia-Boone […]

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Trenton City Council approves wage increase for police department; approves preparing ordinance calling for “Use Tax” vote

The Trenton City Council Monday night voted to have an ordinance prepared to call for a public vote on a proposed local use tax within the city of Trenton. The council also approved recommended wage increases for the Trenton Police Department in an effort to attract candidates for police officer. Both topics had gone to […]

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Chillicothe Chamber of Commerce announces results of “74th Annual Holiday Parade”

With just over 50 entries, the 74th Annual Holiday Parade “Home for the Holidays, sponsored by Hedrick Medical Center & HyVee, was carried out in true community tradition. The parade was announced live from the courthouse location on Washington by Dave Rogers and Bill Shaffer. Entries were judged on the use of theme, originality, and […]

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Harrison County reports 4 new cases of COVID-19, 2 in Daviess County, 24 in Livingston County, 21 in Mercer County

The Harrison County Health Department announces four additional COVID-19-related deaths for a total of five. The total number of cases increased by seven to 400. The number of active cases dropped by 31 to 67. Two COVID-19-related deaths have been added in Daviess County since November 12th, which the health department reports brings the total […]

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Sullivan County officials recommending residents wear masks to slow spread of COVID-19

The Sullivan County Health Department, the county commission, the emergency management department, cities, and villages have released recommendations to slow the spread of COVID-19. They include anyone at least two years old wearing a mask or face covering, social distancing of at least six feet, disinfecting surfaces often, staying home when sick, and frequent handwashing. […]

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Governor Parson signs Executive Order 20-19 extending state of emergency in Missouri

As COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to rise in Missouri and across the Midwest, Governor Mike Parson signed Executive Order 20-19 extending the state of emergency in Missouri through March 31, 2021.  This will allow continued flexibility in deploying critical resources around the state as well as the continued utilization of the Missouri National Guard […]

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Audio: Missouri issues public health warning for local governments to implement, and a travel advisory

Missouri’s governor has issued a statewide public health warning because of the continued increase in new COVID cases statewide. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services says there have been 27,358 new COVID cases in Missouri in the past week, which is an average of 3,908 new COVID cases per day. The DHSS new […]

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North Central Missouri Regional Water Commission confirms receipt of $25 million award from NRCS

The North Central Missouri Regional Water Commission was notified of an award of $25 million from the Natural Resources Conservation Service to fund the design and construction of the East Locust Creek Reservoir. In addition, Senator Roy Blunt announced the approval of an appropriation from the Senate Appropriations Committee, of which he is a member, […]

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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 […]