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Mercer County Public Water Supply asking customers to conserve water; lifts boil advisory for Hawk Place

Mercer County Public Water Supply District Number 1 asks its customers to conserve water. Customers are also asked to daily check for signs of leaks at all water sources, including livestock waterers, as floats will stick, as well as hydrants, spigots, and water lines. Mercer County Public Water Supply District has also lifted a boil […]

Minimum Wage

Outlook for $15-an-hour minimum wage boosted by new government report

(Missouri Independent) – The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office in a report Monday found a gradual increase to a $15 federal minimum wage by 2025 would reduce poverty, add $54 billion to the deficit over a decade and increase pay for millions of low-income workers. The report could help Democrats make a strong case for including a […]

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Southwest Power Pool lifts requirements for electricity reductions; Evergy to restore power to affected customers as soon as possible

The Southwest Power Pool (SPP) lifted its requirement for the current emergency electricity reductions. Evergy will be restoring power to affected customers as soon as possible. The SPP continues to operate under emergency energy alerts as extended cold temperatures continue to strain the regional power grid, so may request additional outages as the severe weather […]

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Hawley and colleagues demand answers on Biden’s Department of Homeland Security deportation moratorium

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and eleven Senate colleagues pushed back on a deportation moratorium proposed by President Biden’s Department of Homeland Security, which will prevent the removal of the vast majority of illegal immigrants with final orders of removal–including dangerous criminals–from the United States. The moratorium was proposed in a January 21 memorandum issued […]

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Missouri tenants’ group protests at online eviction hearings

With evictions set to skyrocket after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention moratorium ends December 31, a Kansas City tenants’ group is taking an unusual route to delay evictions, by disrupting housing-court hearings being held online. Tara Raghuveer, director of KC Tenants, said research shows online hearings may even violate the rights of renters with […]

Boil Advisory Lifted

Sullivan County Public Water Supply District lifts boil advisories

Sullivan County Public Water Supply District on Monday morning lifted two recently-issued precautionary boil advisories. Those advisories had involved rural water customers on Sullivan County Route C between Garden drive and highway 129 including Garden and Hazelwood drive, and Route V between Route C and Vickers Road including Redcliff, Glacier, Tower, and Table Roads. These […]

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Biden wants mask mandates nationwide: ‘We can save tens of thousands of lives’

(Missouri Independent) – President-elect Joe Biden’s coronavirus response plan seeks to put a national mask mandate in place by calling on all governors to require face coverings in their states. It’s a move that public health experts say could dramatically reduce the number of COVID-19 infections and deaths. But putting wider mask laws in place […]

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More details released regarding Texas man’s suicide in Livingston County

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports his office has made progress with a suicide investigation from Tuesday, October 13th involving a man from Texas. Law enforcement has learned the man, who was previously identified as a military veteran, had been residing in Chillicothe with another person. The man was previously thought to be homeless. The […]

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Driver falls asleep at the wheel demolishing pickup on Highway 13, airlifted to Truman Medical Center

The Highway Patrol reports a Fordland man sustained serious injuries when he fell asleep at the wheel, and a truck overturned several times two miles north of Polo the morning of Thursday, August 27th. Emergency medical services transported 62-year-old Stanley Phelps to Polo before a medical helicopter airlifted him to Truman Medical Center. The truck […]