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Biden immigration overhaul would open a door to citizenship for 11 million people

(Missouri Independent) – President Joe Biden is poised to send a sweeping immigration reform bill to Congress Thursday that would lay out a path for nearly 11 million undocumented people to obtain citizenship within eight years. Immigration has been one of the toughest issues for Congress to tackle, and the legislation’s fate is unclear in […]

Seven U.S. Senate Democrats call for ethics probe of Josh Hawley

(Missouri Independent) – Seven U.S. Senate Democrats on Thursday urged the chamber’s ethics panel to look into Sen. Josh Hawley’s unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud in connection with the deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol earlier this month. The Democrats also want a similar probe of Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz’s actions and the Jan. […]

Coronavirus Update

Grundy County reports 14 new cases of COVID-19; Harrison County reports 4 new cases

Fourteen COVID-19 cases have been added in Grundy County since January 18th for a total of 997. Active cases decreased by five to 57. The health department notes 770 cases are confirmed. Thirty-three COVID-19-related deaths have been reported for Grundy County. COVID-19 cases increased by four in Harrison County, bringing the total to 916. The […]

Coronavirus Update

Livingston County reports two COVID-19 related deaths, 10 new cases; Linn County reports 36 new cases of COVID-19

The Livingston County Health Center announced two additional COVID-19-related deaths on January 19th, bringing the total to 44. Ten new cases were added since January 15th, but active cases decreased by 21. Of the 1,284 cases, 40 were active. Thirty-two of the active cases were in the community and eight were facility actives. Current COVID-19-related […]

Audio: Conservative publisher Regnery to publish Hawley’s book

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley, R-Missouri, has a new publisher for his upcoming book. Conservative publishing company Regnery has announced on Twitter today that Hawley’s book, “The Tyranny of Big Tech” will come out in the spring.     Simon & Schuster publishing company dropped its agreement with Hawley after Trump rioters tore through the U.S. […]

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 […]

Dicamba

Public interest groups sue EPA for re-approving controversial herbicide dicamba

Public-interest groups are suing the Environmental Protection Agency over the agency’s re-approval of products containing dicamba, a herbicide controversial for its tendency to drift into neighboring fields and damage farmers’ crops and homeowners’ gardens. Last fall, the EPA green-lighted dicamba use for five years, the third time the agency registered dicamba products. George Kimbrell, legal director at […]

Division One of Circuit Court

Judge hands down prison sentences in Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court

The judge faced a busy docket on Thursday, January 15, 2021, in Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court. Probation was revoked for Trenton resident Emily Marie Hendee when she admitted to violations. The court ordered her to serve previously-imposed sentences with the Department of Corrections, including five years for passing a bad check and […]