Paul Callicoat had plans to convert the former Sarcoxie Nursery into a medical marijuana cultivation facility (Joplin Globe file photo).

Missouri medical marijuana trial focuses on alleged role of insiders on license rules

(Missouri Independent) – A Missouri family that was denied a license to grow medical marijuana alleged in court this week that outside groups and individuals had undue access to top state officials — and that access led to an opaque process and contributed to the decision to cap the number of licenses granted. To buttress […]

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Missouri Bicentennial Commission announces poster contest for students

The Missouri Bicentennial Commission has announced the Bicentennial Poster contest is open to all students in third through 12th grade in the state through October 31st. Judges will select two posters from third through sixth grades and two from seventh through 12th grades to commemorate Missouri’s bicentennial of statehood. The posters will be selected on […]

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Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri to close offices to the public

In an effort to protect employees as much as possible during this Covid-19 outbreak, Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri staff members will begin working remotely from their homes whenever possible. The agency office located in Trenton will remain closed to the public until at least April 10th, 2020, at which time, conditions will […]

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U.S. Attorney urges the public to report suspected COVID-19 fraud

U.S. Attorney Tim Garrison urges the public to report suspected fraud schemes related to COVID-19 (the coronavirus) by calling the National Center for Disaster Fraud hotline (1-866-720-5721) or writing to the NCDF email address at disaster@leo.gov. The Department of Justice is committed to preventing, pursuing, prosecuting, and punishing individuals and businesses that take advantage of […]

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Attorney General urges Missourians to be cautious in donating to charities in response to Coronavirus

The Missouri Attorney General is urging Missourians to exercise caution before donating to charities aiding in coronavirus outreach. While there are a number of charities doing fantastic work to aid those affected by the coronavirus, there are bad actors who may try to take advantage of those wishing to donate. Although the Attorney General’s Office […]

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North Mercer School District cancels after-school activities

The North Mercer School District announces several decisions impacting activities previously scheduled through March 27th. All after-school activities, with the exception of the 21st Century After School Program, are being suspended for two weeks. This includes all MSHSAA activities; academic team and track and field, FFA, FBLA, and elementary basketball. All Mercer school field trips […]

Health News

Coronavirus Information: How organizations are handling the issue statewide

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education continues to receive many questions about COVID-19 and how it impacts student attendance, school closure, assessments, and virtual education opportunities. We are aware that local education agencies must consider a number of factors when making decisions in this current situation. Administrative Memo COM-20-001, issued from the Commissioner […]

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Missouri Attorney General shuts down dog breeder due to animals being kept in cruel conditions

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced his office has filed a lawsuit, citing violations of the Animal Care Facilities Act (ACFA), and obtained a temporary restraining order against Cornerstone Farms, a dog breeding company operated by Debra Ritter and located in Curryville, Missouri. This case was referred to the Attorney General’s Office by the Missouri Department of […]