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91,000 Missourians filed for unemployment last week

The latest state information shows more than 91,000 Missourians filed for unemployment last week. During the last three weeks of state unemployment records, more than 237,000 Missourians have filed jobless claims. That’s more than all of 2019 when about 183,000 claims were filed. Before the coronavirus pandemic began taking its toll on Missouri, the state’s […]

Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri

Blunt announces $27.7 million in Coronavirus Response Grants for 29 Missouri community health centers

Senator Roy Blunt, the co-chair of the Senate Community Health Center Caucus, announced that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded more than $27 million in coronavirus response grant funding to 29 Missouri community health centers (CHCs). The funding will help CHCs meet staffing needs, and prevent, diagnose, and treat coronavirus patients. […]

Unemployment

Governor Parson announces implementation of $600 Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation Program

Governor Mike Parson announced that the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations’ (DOLIR) Division of Employment Security (DES) has received its first operational guidance related to the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) program under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020. The FPUC does not include any provisions or benefits […]

Elections (Vote or Voting)

Daviess County races on the ballot for the August Primary Election

There are several races for the Daviess County August Primary Election. Democrat incumbent Sally Black filed for assessor as well as Republicans Aaron Piburn and Joshua Lisle. Incumbent Wayne Uthe and Wayne Creek filed for Second District Commissioner as Republicans, and Greg Houghton filed as a Democrat for the position. Christian Kyle Cornett, Larry J. […]

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Texas man arrested in shooting at motel in Bethany, victim life-flighted

Two felony charges were filed today against a man from Texas following investigation of an alleged shooting Sunday in Bethany. Twenty-one-year-old Jackson Mateo Miesse of Dallas, Texas is charged with assault in the first degree by causing serious physical injury to another person. He’s also charged with armed criminal action and misdemeanor unlawful possession of […]

Elections (Vote or Voting)

Races set for offices in Mercer and Sullivan counties during August Primary Election

There are a couple of races in Mercer County for the August Primary Election. Incumbent Shane Grooms and Justin Porter both filed as Republicans for First District Commissioner. Filing as Republicans for sheriff were Jose Lopez and Jimmy See. Only one candidate filed for other Mercer County offices. Other incumbents seeking reelection include Second District […]

Sales Tax

Audio: Trenton sales taxes already trailing but what happens during the Coronavirus crisis

Shopping habits and the business climate are the driving forces for sales tax revenue, especially for local communities. The city of Trenton collects on five different local sales taxes – each for a specific purpose as we review in our news stories each month. With one more month left in the current fiscal year, Trenton […]

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Missouri unemployment website back up and running after crashing from an influx of jobless claims

Missouri’s website to file unemployment claims crashed after too many people were trying to submit claims. At a Capitol press conference, Governor Parson says the problem has been fixed but the office is flooded with calls and claims.     For the week ending March 21, more than 42,000 unemployment claims were filed, up from […]

Election 2020

Today is the deadline to file for office

This is the deadline day to file for county, district, or statewide offices subject to the August 4th primary election in Missouri. Candidates for a county-wide position file at their respective county clerk’s office. Candidates for all seats in the Missouri House of Representative, half of the State Senator, all Congressional districts, and the statewide […]