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Biden backs reparations study, as House Democrats push for commission

(Missouri Independent) – The White House on Wednesday indicated that President Joe Biden would support studying reparations for slavery, the same day that House Democrats held a hearing on legislation that would set up a reparations commission. But White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki stopped short of saying Biden would sign the bill under consideration […]

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Audio: Missouri could soon require online retail businesses from out-of-state to pay state sales tax

Missouri could soon require online retail businesses from out-of-state to pay state sales tax. State Senator Andrew Koenig, a Republican from eastern Missouri’s Manchester, is sponsoring a so-called Wayfair bill. He tells Missourinet his goal is to make the state’s businesses more competitive.     Koenig says his bill could bring in roughly 80 to […]

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Site locations for week four of COVID-19 mass vaccinations announced

Governor Mike Parson identified site locations for week four of the COVID-19 mass vaccination events in partnership with the Missouri National Guard, Department of Health and Senior Services, State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), and local health care systems.  “While weather forecasts indicate Missouri will experience frigid temperatures this week, DHSS, the Missouri National Guard, SEMA, […]

Deadly Plane Crash

Grundy County Coroner identifies father and son who died in plane crash on Monday night

Grundy County Coroner Dewayne Slater confirms the identities of the father and son who died due to the crash of an aircraft near Galt. They have been identified as 85-year-old Philip LeFevre, Senior of Saint Louis, and 47-year-old Philip LeFevre, Junior of Sunset Hills. The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office previously reported wreckage was found Tuesday […]

Downed aircraft found near the intersection of Highway 6 and 139 North

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports a missing Cessna aircraft has been found in eastern Grundy County near the intersection of Highways 6 and 139 North. Federal Aviation Administration Public Affairs Specialist Elizabeth Cory reports that preliminary information shows a single-engine Cessna 177 with two people aboard crashed shortly after 7:30 on Monday evening, February […]

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Missouri State Highway Patrol to promote Gallatin native to Major

Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the following promotion effective March 1, 2021. Captain Scott A. Shipers, commanding officer of Troop A, Lee’s Summit, is being promoted to the rank of major. Major Shipers will transfer to General Headquarters, Jefferson City, where he will serve as the bureau commander […]

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More than 2,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to be available at clinic in Kirksville

More than 2,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine will be available by appointment to Phase 1A and Phase 1B Tiers 1 and 2 during a regional mass vaccination drive-through clinic in Kirksville. The Adair County Health Department will work with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, the Missouri National Guard, other health departments, […]

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Missouri State Auditor begins citizen requested audit of city of Fairview

State Auditor Nicole Galloway has begun an audit of the city of Fairview, located in Newton County in southwest Missouri. Residents of the city requested the audit through the petition process. “My audits examine how public resources are used, detail any concerns about how government operates, and make recommendations on how taxpayers can be better […]

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Governor Parson announces site locations for week two of COVID-19 mass vaccinations

Governor Parson Announces Site Locations for Week Two of COVID-19 Mass Vaccinations (JEFFERSON CITY, MO) – Today, Governor Mike Parson announced site locations for week two of the COVID-19 mass vaccination events in partnership with the Missouri National Guard, Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), and local health care systems. “We are very pleased […]