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Daviess County reports two new cases of COVID-19; Waiting list available for COVID-19 vaccine

Two COVID-19 cases were added in Daviess County since February 17th, and active cases decreased by 20. The health department reported February 25th the total number of cases was 666, and there were 24 active cases. Fourteen COVID-19-related deaths had been reported in Daviess County. The health department thanks residents for doing their part in […]

Vaccine Distribution or Covid-19 or Coronavirus

Governor Parson announces timeline for activation of Phase 1B -Tier 3 of COVID-19 vaccine plan

Governor Mike Parson announced that Phase 1B – Tier 3 of the state’s COVID-19 Vaccine Plan will be activated on Monday, March 15, 2021. “Missouri has had a vaccine plan since October, and this has not changed. We have been very disciplined in following our plan,” Governor Parson said. “With vaccine supply steadily increasing, we […]

Minimum Wage

Outlook for $15-an-hour minimum wage boosted by new government report

(Missouri Independent) – The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office in a report Monday found a gradual increase to a $15 federal minimum wage by 2025 would reduce poverty, add $54 billion to the deficit over a decade and increase pay for millions of low-income workers. The report could help Democrats make a strong case for including a […]

Coronavirus Update

Grundy County reports 3 COVID-19 related deaths; 11 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Grundy and Harrison counties combined

The Grundy County Health Department reports three additional COVID-19-related deaths, which brings the total to 39. Five more cases were added for a total of 1,032. Seven hundred ninety-six cases have been confirmed. Active cases increased by one to 36. COVID-19 cases have increased by six in Harrison County, while active cases decreased by six. […]

Conceal Carry Guns Missouri

Missouri Attorney General and 22 other states argue allowing citizens to carry is fundamental right and deters crime

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced that his office, along with 22 other state Attorneys General, filed an amicus brief in New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. Corlett in the United States Supreme Court. The brief, led by Missouri and Arizona, argues that permitting law-abiding citizens to carry firearms in self-defense outside the […]

Coronavirus Update

15 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Grundy County, 1 new case in Mercer County

COVID-19 cases increased by 15 in Grundy County since February 1st, while active cases remained the same. The health department reports 1,027 total cases and 31 active cases. Seven hundred ninety-four cases have been confirmed. Thirty-six COVID-19-related deaths have been reported. Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Mercer County have increased by one, and active cases decreased […]

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Missouri Department of Higher Education releases report on response of postsecondary institutions during COVID-19

The Missouri Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development (MDHEWD) released an addendum to its third COVID-19 After-Action Report, which was published in December 2020.   Much like last December’s report, the addendum focuses on the initial institutional response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As colleges and universities quickly transitioned to online courses, three major problems […]