Missouri Department of Corrections

Missouri Department of Corrections announces plan to consolidate Crossroads and Western correctional facilities

The Missouri Department of Corrections has announced a new plan that, if approved by the General Assembly, will help address two chronic department issues: a staffing shortage and low employee wages. The department plans to consolidate Crossroads Correctional Center (CRCC) and Western Missouri Correctional Center (WMCC), both in Cameron, Missouri. The plan calls for moving […]

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Missourians face large bills, aggressive collection tactics from air ambulance transports

Missourians are frequently subjected to aggressive collection efforts by air ambulance providers totaling tens of thousands of dollars in a practice called balance billing, according to a detailed report released today by the Missouri Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Registration (DIFP). To assess the scope of the problem, the DIFP initiated a data call for […]

Healthcare

New report on the Health Insurance Market in Missouri released by Missouri Department of Insurance

A new report on the health insurance markets in Missouri was recently released by the Missouri Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions, and Professional Registration. The report, which focuses on major medical coverage, makes use of diverse data sources to provide an overview of Missouri’s health insurance market. In addition to data possessed by the DIFP, […]

Missouri Department of Corrections

Missouri Department of Corrections offering higher education opportunity for staff and offenders

The Missouri Department of Corrections is working with Ashland University of Ohio to establish a higher education program for staff and offenders. For DOC staff, Ashland University plans to offer a tuition discount for online degree programs through the College of Online and Adult Studies. Offerings include associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s programs in fields such […]

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Secretary of Agriculture announces $9.4M in Support of socially disadvantaged and veteran farmers and ranchers

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture will issue $9.4 million in grants to provide enhanced training, outreach, and technical assistance to underserved and veteran farmers and ranchers. This funding is available through the USDA’s Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers Program (also known […]

Audio: Today is Columbus Day

Today (Monday) is Columbus Day, which is a federal, state and county holiday. Brian Hauswirth with Missourinet has the story.     The holiday celebrates the anniversary of Christopher Columbus’ arrival in the Americans in 1492. Most federal, Missouri and county offices are closed today, except emergency services such as the Missouri State Highway Patrol, […]

Scholarship

Twenty-Five awarded scholarships through Gene Kauffman Scholarship Foundation

Twenty-five female graduates of North Mercer R-3 and Princeton R-5 high schools have been awarded a combined total of more than $108,700 in scholarships for the Fall 2018 semester by the Gene Kauffman Scholarship Foundation, Incorporated. Seven recipients are attending Northwest Missouri State University of Maryville. The others are attending seven other institutions in Missouri. […]