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Audio: EPA grant will help Missouri schools test for lead contamination in water

Bipartisan legislation that’s aimed at providing protections for safe drinking water in Missouri schools has been signed into law by Governor Mike Parson. One of the key provisions in House Bill 2120 is from veteran State Sen. Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors, the former Senate Minority Leader. That provision allows Missouri schools to submit a test of […]

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Missouri Department of Health and Human Services continues to urge flu vaccination

Flu activity is currently widespread throughout Missouri. 11,171 cases of influenza have been reported in Missouri so far. 11 people have died from influenza-associated illness this season. Nationally, influenza activity remains high, and forecasts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggest that it will remain elevated for several more weeks. As of […]

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Missouri math teacher presented national Milken Educator Award

Oakland Middle School eighth grade math teacher Melissa Fike was presented the national Milken Educator Award today by Milken Educator Awards Senior Program Director Greg Gallagher and Missouri Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education Dr. Margie Vandeven. The recognition comes with an unrestricted $25,000 cash prize for winners. Only one teacher from each participating state […]

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Second vaping-associated death reported in Missouri

A Missouri woman in her mid-50s died last week with her death being associated with the use of e-cigarettes or vaping products. This is the second vaping-related death in Missouri.  Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), in discussion with the person’s treating physicians, concluded that vaping was a contributing factor to the female’s […]

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Authorities report first vaping associated death in Missouri – eighth nationally

A Missouri man in his mid-40s died this week at Mercy Hospital St. Louis due to an illness associated with the use of e-cigarettes. This is the first vaping-related death in Missouri and the eighth nationwide. Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services concluded it was a vaping-related lung injury after lung samples were taken […]

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Missouri health officials report confirmed cases of vaping-related lung illness

To date, nine possible cases of lung illness associated with the use of e-cigarette products have been reported to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, with two cases confirmed and the remaining seven under investigation. These are amongst the 450 possible cases in 33 of the United States and the U.S. Virgin Islands. […]

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Three Missouri high school teachers among semifinalists for 2019 Harbor Freight Tools for Schools prize

Three Missouri high school skilled trades teachers are among 50 teachers and teacher teams from across the country who were named today as semifinalists for the 2019 Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence. They and their skilled trades programs are in the running for a share of $1 million in total cash […]

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Governor Parson activates Missouri National Guard to assist in fighting flooded areas

Governor Mike Parson has activated the Missouri National Guard as the state continues to respond to damaging flooding, tornadoes, and severe storms and remains under the threat of additional flooding and severe storms this week. “I have directed Major General Steve Danner to begin moving our Missouri Citizen-Soldiers and Airmen to locations where they will […]

North Central Missouri Business Facilitation

Friday is deadline to submit reservations for North Missouri Business Expo in Trenton

Friday, March 15, 2019, is the requested deadline to submit a reservation for North Central Missouri Business Facilitation’s North Missouri Business Expo in Trenton. Google Supporter Trainer Bryan Caplan will be the featured speaker at the event in Cross Hall on the North Central Missouri College campus Wednesday. Caplan will present on topics to help […]