USDA prioritizes investments in telemedicine to address opioid crisis in rural America

Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett today announced that the United States Department of Agriculture is giving funding priority in a key grant program for applications to address opioid misuse in rural communities. “The opioid epidemic is dramatically impacting prosperity in many small towns and rural places across the country,” Hazlett said. […]

Border Wall between United States and Mexico

Audio: Missouri Congress members back or oppose President Trump’s border wall demand to end shutdown on party lines

Missouri Congress members are sharply divided along party lines over support for President Trump’s demand for a border wall to end a government shutdown. Republican Representative Vicky Hartzler says she was against a bill passed by a voice vote in the GOP controlled Senate in December to temporarily fund the government without wall funding.   […]

Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

Audio: Missouri State Representative Holly Rehder to Pre-file Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Legislation

A southeast Missouri lawmaker who has championed prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) legislation for years thinks it will “make it over the finish line” in 2019. Sikeston State Representative Holly Rehder tells Missourinet that she and State Senator-Elect Tony Luetkemeyer of Parkville will pre-file the same bill today (Monday).     Rehder notes Missouri is […]

Prescription Medication

USDA partners with rural Missouri communities to support opioid prevention, treatment and recovery

The USDA is partnering with rural communities to support opportunities for opioid prevention, treatment, and recovery.  Among the 85 recipients nationwide receiving funding are four (4) Missouri organizations ready to make an impact in the state’s opioid epidemic. “In 2016, there were 908 opioid overdose deaths in Missouri and it is now estimated that 1 […]

Catholic Diocese

Audio: Diocese of Jefferson City Bishop McKnight addresses reporters about Hawley investigation

(Missourinet) – The Bishop of the Diocese of Jefferson City says Missouri’s Attorney General has called to express his gratitude for voluntarily letting the AG’s office review diocese files about clergy abuse. Bishop Shawn McKnight briefed reporters Friday afternoon and discussed the Pennsylvania grand jury report. McKnight is critical of previous church leaders.     […]