Coronavirus Update

Governor and First Lady, Teresa Parson, test positive for COVID-19

Governor Mike Parson and First Lady Teresa Parson tested positive for COVID-19. Out of an abundance of caution, the First Lady was tested this morning after displaying minor symptoms. The Governor was then tested as well and received a positive result. All official and campaign events have been canceled until further notice. As a precautionary […]

Veterans

3000 masks to be presented to Chillicothe VFW and American Legion through “Mask-a-Vet” campaign

Missouri-based non-government organization United States Exercise Tiger Foundation will present 3,000 masks in six boxes to Chillicothe VFW and American Legion staff officers. The masks will arrive by aircraft to the Chillicothe Airport Wednesday, September 23rd at noon. The Mask A Vet campaign began in August with the delivery of Missouri’s State Emergency Management Agency […]

Gavel and Law book

Missouri court says redistricting plan’s summary language has ‘major problems’

The Missouri Court of Appeals says part of the summary language for the Amendment 3 November ballot measure has “major problems” and needs new wording. In a written court decision Monday, the three-judge panel says the description, written by the Republican-controlled Legislature, “fails to acknowledge” what the amendment would do, which is to “substantially modify, and reorder […]

Judge with gavel at desk

Judge strikes down Cleaner Missouri ballot summary; state moves quickly to seek appeal

Cole County Judge Pat Joyce has ordered the ballot summary in a Cleaner Missouri legislative redistricting plan must change. In a judgment issued Monday, Joyce says the Amendment 3 ballot description is “misleading, unfair, and insufficient” and therefore in violation of state law. The Republican-dominated Missouri Legislature passed the proposed Constitutional amendment, SJR38, this year, […]

Medicaid

What does Medicaid expansion mean for Missourians

Missourians on Tuesday voted to pass Amendment 2, an amendment to the state’s constitution which will expand the pool of people who are eligible to receive Medicaid. Medicaid is a state and federally funded program to provide health care for low-income Americans. Missouri’s Medicaid program is called ‘MO HealthNet.’ Under current restrictions, Missourians are only […]

Edward and Betty Hatcher

North Central Missouri College announces creation of “Edward and Betty Hatcher Scholarship”

A recent North Central Missouri College Gifts in Action donation by Betty Hatcher created the Edward and Betty Hatcher Scholarship. The scholarship will assist a Milan C-2 or Grundy County R-5 graduate in pursuing an allied health degree or certificate at NCMC. The first award of the scholarship will be in the fall of 2021. […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol

Missouri State Highway Patrol issues almost 600 speed citations in high-speed enforcement campaign

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is providing the results of the Patrol’s high-speed enforcement campaign. From noon to midnight each day on July 17-18, 2020, troopers’ enforcement activity included: Citations for moving violations – 668 Warnings – 1,256 Traffic Stops – 2,557 Speed Citations – 598 Seat Belt Citations – 264 Motorist Assists – 513 […]