USDA prioritizes investments in telemedicine to address opioid crisis in rural America

Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett today announced that the United States Department of Agriculture is giving funding priority in a key grant program for applications to address opioid misuse in rural communities. “The opioid epidemic is dramatically impacting prosperity in many small towns and rural places across the country,” Hazlett said. […]

Winter Weather Advisory

Winter Weather Advisory issued for portions of northern Missouri for Friday, February 15, 2019

A quick moving disturbance will bring a chance for light snow with periods of moderate snow beginning Friday morning and continuing through late Friday night. A period of mixed precipitation will be possible Friday morning for portions of east central-Kansas, west, and central Missouri before changing over to all snow. A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY WILL […]

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Cameron women injured in crash south of Winston

Two Cameron women were injured Monday night in an accident approximately three miles south of Winston. Twenty-year-old Selina Harris received minor injuries and her passenger, 21-year-old Kara Simmons, received moderate injuries when she apparently tumbled from the vehicle. Both were taken by ambulance to the Cameron Regional Medical Center. The pickup was southbound on Highway […]

Winter Weather Advisory

Winter Weather Advisory issued for northern Missouri counties until Wednesday, February 6th

Light freezing rain and drizzle will overspread the region Tuesday and continue through the morning hours on Wednesday. Although precipitation is expected to remain light in nature, ice accumulations of up to a tenth of an inch will be possible in the immediate Kansas City area, with slightly higher amounts possible across north-central and northeastern […]

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Great Northwest Day steering committee announces priorities for event in Jefferson City

The Great Northwest Day steering committee has announced its priorities for the upcoming visit next month with lawmakers at the state capital. According to Micah Landes, the steering committee chairman, five priorities to be presented include: Caring for our youngest citizens Aligning to educate and advance our workforce Having rural high-speed broadband access and affordability […]