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Todd Graves approved for University of Missouri curators despite bipartisan filibuster

(Missouri Independent) – A bipartisan coalition of state Senators was unable to stop politically connected Kansas City attorney Todd Graves from winning a seat on the University of Missouri Board of Curators. After a two-round filibuster — three hours last week and eight more hours ending around 1 a.m. Wednesday — the Senate voted 19-13 to […]

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Livingston County Health Center to offer limited number of COVID-19 vaccine doses for those who fit criteria

Livingston County Health Center would like to announce the availability of a small number of doses of COVID-19 available to any county resident who fits the criteria for Phase 1B Tiers 1 & 2. This list includes aged 65 and older and any adults under 65 with cancer, Chronic Kidney Disease, COPD, Heart Conditions, weakened […]

Vaccine Distribution or Covid-19 or Coronavirus

Health departments in Missouri fighting a lack of vaccine as new tiers open up on state COVID-19 plan

Wondering where to go to get a COVID-19 vaccine in Missouri? On Friday, the state launched an interactive map detailing where over 1,100 providers are located across the state. But not all locations identified on the map as providing the vaccine, actually have vaccines on hand to administer. And reports that the federal government has already exhausted its […]

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Grundy County Health Department reports 220 cases of COVID-19 over the last three weeks; positivity rate is 32.3%

Over the last three weeks, since October 28th, the Grundy County Health Department reports 220 new cases of COVID-19 have been identified. The health department reports Grundy county’s positivity rate for the week from November 8th through 14th is 32 point two (32.2) percent, or one in three, which is in between two other methods […]

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Budget group calls for stimulus payments for struggling Missourians

Some Missouri policy experts say federal COVID-19 relief money should be allocated to help struggling Missourians and spur local economies. The current supplemental appropriations bill under consideration at the Missouri Statehouse would use federal COVID relief funds to replenish the state’s unemployment trust fund. It would happen at the same time the state decreased the unemployment tax […]

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Organic certification cost share program available for Missouri farmers

The Missouri Department of Agriculture announced today that funding is available to assist Missouri farmers and food processors in obtaining organic certification for their businesses. Through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Organic Certification Cost Share Program, producers may be reimbursed for up to $500 of their certification expenses. This year, Missouri received $62,950 in program […]

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Missouri announces additional extended benefits for unemployment

The Missouri Department of Labor’s (DOLIR’s) Division of Employment Security announced today that Missouri will begin offering the extended benefits program for those who have exhausted their previous unemployment benefits. Missouri’s most recent insured unemployment rate of 5.39% triggered the state onto a 13-week EB period beginning the week of May 31, 2020. With the […]

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Missouri Attorney General warns of medical supply chain price gouging

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt and Missouri Hospital Association President Herb Kuhn are warning of potential price gouging that could affect the medical supply chain in containing the spread of COVID-19.  “As Missouri and the country continue to monitor the spread of COVID-19, price gouging related to the medical supply chain is something that my office […]

Disaster Relief

USDA to provide $150 million in help for rural communities affected by natural disasters

U.S. Department of Agriculture Missouri State Director Jeff Case highlighted $150 million in grants available through the Community Facilities Program to help rural communities continue their recovery from the devastating effects of hurricanes, fires, and other natural disasters such as the recent severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding in Missouri. This announcement is in conjunction with […]