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Todd Graves approved for University of Missouri curators despite bipartisan filibuster

(Missouri Independent) – A bipartisan coalition of state Senators was unable to stop politically connected Kansas City attorney Todd Graves from winning a seat on the University of Missouri Board of Curators. After a two-round filibuster — three hours last week and eight more hours ending around 1 a.m. Wednesday — the Senate voted 19-13 to […]

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Harrison County reports COVID-19 related death; Grundy County receives confirmation of vaccine shipment

Another COVID-19-related death has been reported in Harrison County, on February 24th bringing the total to 17. Three more cases of COVID-19 were added, making that total 1,009. Eight hundred fifty-four cases are confirmed, and nine cases are active. The Grundy County Health Department has received confirmation of COVID-19 vaccine shipments for this week and […]

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Grundy and Linn County health departments receive shipments of COVID-19 vaccine

The Grundy County Health Department received the second shipment of COVID-19 vaccine it requested for Phase 1A recipients. Those individuals include patient-facing health care providers and staff. Administrator Elizabeth Gibson reports the health department has requested doses for Phase 1B Tier 2. That group includes individuals at a higher risk due to age or health […]

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Audio: Hawley blocks quick confirmation of Homeland Security head Alejandro Mayorkas

Sen. Josh Hawley said Tuesday that he would block a procedural move to bypass full committee consideration of the nomination of Alejandro Mayorkas to lead DHS.     “Mr. Mayorkas has not adequately explained how he will enforce federal law and secure the southern border given President-elect Biden’s promise to roll back major enforcement and […]

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Grundy County Health Department reports 3 COVID-19 deaths; cases increase by 8 in Grundy and Mercer counties

The Grundy County Health Department reports it received confirmation of three COVID-19-related deaths. That brings the total to 32. It is noted that it may take several weeks to receive an official notice after someone dies. There may be several notifications at once when information is released. COVID-19 cases increased by six for Grundy County, […]

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Missouri Attorney General takes action after Satanic Temple seeks to disqualify Justice Amy Coney Barrett

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt filed a response in Judy Doe v. Michael L. Parson, defending Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s faith after it was called into question by a member of the Satanic Temple. Judy Doe, a member of the Satanic Temple, filed a motion to disqualify Justice Barrett last week. Read the […]

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Department of Conservation announces daily waterfowl draw procedures for 2020 with COVID-19 restrictions

Procedures will be determined via communication with local county health departments and department staff.  Four procedure levels are available for 2020. All party leaders will be required to wear a mask while in a draw room facility and use hand sanitizer upon entry. Only party leaders will be allowed in the building and must have […]

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Suspect attempts to take their own life during execution of warrant in Mooresville

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports a fugitive shot himself or herself in the head with a handgun during an attempted warrant service in Mooresville on Thursday, November 5th. Emergency medical services were requested and attempts to provide first aid were given. An ambulance arrived, and an air ambulance was also summoned. The injured person […]