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. […]

Princeton in Mercer County Missouri

Princeton Chamber of Commerce to hold ribbon cutting

The Princeton Chamber of Commerce will have a ribbon cutting and monthly meeting on Thursday, February 14th. The ribbon cutting will be held at 12 noon at Fernwood Retreat, the location of the former Sonrise Christian Home. Princeton Chamber President Kelly Bertrand reports the large building, erected in 1921, has been remodeled and available for bookings such […]

Missouri Department of Insurance

Over $16 million returned to Missouri consumers with the assistance of the Missouri Department of Insurance

Missouri consumers received an additional $16.2 million from their insurance companies in 2018, thanks to the work of the department’s Consumer Affairs Division and Market Conduct Section.  “One of our primary responsibilities is to protect Missouri consumers and ensure they are treated fairly by insurance companies,” said Chlora Lindley-Myers, Director of the Missouri Department of […]

Offender in Prison with hands on bars

Audio: Northeast Missouri legislator says alternatives to incarceration are important

There’s bipartisan support in the state legislature to focus on shifting the criminal justice system away from mass incarceration. Freshman Republican Representative Louis Riggs of northeast Missouri’s Hannibal says he’s looking forward to GOP Governor Parson’s leadership on the issue.     Riggs of Hannibal says alternatives to incarceration are important.     Riggs sits […]

Missouri Department of Corrections

Missouri Department of Corrections announces plan to consolidate Crossroads and Western correctional facilities

The Missouri Department of Corrections has announced a new plan that, if approved by the General Assembly, will help address two chronic department issues: a staffing shortage and low employee wages. The department plans to consolidate Crossroads Correctional Center (CRCC) and Western Missouri Correctional Center (WMCC), both in Cameron, Missouri. The plan calls for moving […]

Audio: Governor Mike Parson delivers State of the State Address to Missouri Legislature

Governor Mike Parson delivered his first State of the State Address to the Missouri Legislature today.  You can listen to his entire speech.     Parson’s budget proposal includes closing Crossroads Prison in Cameron and moving inmates, workers mostly to Northwest Missouri Correctional Center in Cameron. The $20 million in savings would b used to give […]