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Senator Josh Hawley introduces alternative to minimum wage hike, a pay raise through tax credits

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) announced he will introduce new legislation to give blue-collar workers a pay raise. For nearly four decades, workers making below the median wage have experienced stagnant wages, and this past year, the problem has been made worse by unprecedented layoffs, reduced hours, and income disruptions due to the government shutting down […]

Lawsuit

Audio: Missouri Senate passes protections against COVID-19 lawsuits

The Missouri Senate has passed a bill that would protect some businesses and organizations from COVID-19 exposure lawsuits. The legislation is designed to protect businesses like health care providers, manufacturers, schools, and churches from such lawsuits in many instances. Under the bill, the lawsuits must be filed within a year of an alleged COVID-19 exposure. […]

Planning and zoning

Trenton Planning and Zoning Commission meeting regarding ordinance related to downtown apartments available on Zoom

The Trenton Planning and Zoning Commission’s meeting regarding review of an ordinance section related to apartments over Downtown businesses will be available to the public on Zoom at us02web.zoom.us/j/89518915489. (copy and paste the Zoom link as errors occur when we try to make it clickable.) The commission will hear the request from the City of […]

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Missouri in line for $4.5 billion from federal stimulus bill

(Missouri Independent) – Last spring, as Missouri businesses shed hundreds of thousands of jobs, Gov. Mike Parson warned that the state was headed for the worst financial crunch since the 2008 recession. Ten months later, Parson presented a budget plan that anticipates a $1.1 billion surplus on July 1, the biggest in state history. And if the $1.9 trillion pandemic […]

Trenton Chamber of Commerce

Trenton Area Chamber of Commerce invites businesses to celebrate NCMC

The Trenton Area Chamber of Commerce invites businesses and individuals to celebrate North Central Missouri College Pirate Pride by participating in the college’s Homecoming Spirit Week next week. Show Me Monday involves dressing in hometown gear and colors. Dress up as a movie, TV show, or book character Tuesday. Jersey Day is Wednesday, and everyone […]

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Hawley, members of Missouri delegation ask for review of natural gas supply

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and members of the Missouri Congressional Delegation sent a letter to the chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission asking for a review of the natural gas supply in light of electricity outages, rolling blackouts, and controlled service interruptions across Missouri and the Midwest during extreme winter weather.    “Due to […]

Charges Filed

Charges filed against Milan man who forced his way into woman’s home

A Milan man arrested by the Highway Patrol in Sullivan County on February 17th has been charged with the felonies of burglary—first degree and domestic assault—third degree. Online court information shows 35-year-old Jeremiah Thomas Hurdle’s bond is $50,000 cash only. A probable cause statement from the Patrol accuses Hurdle of demanding money for food from […]

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Missouri House committee votes to forgive federal unemployment debts

(Missouri Independent) – Thousands of Missourians facing repayment of mistakenly paid unemployment benefits would get some relief under legislation passed with a bipartisan vote Wednesday in a Missouri House committee. The bill, which will likely be debated on the House floor next week, would forgive debts due to overpayments from federal coronavirus relief programs but would not […]