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Dozens of Missouri legislative bills become law today

Historically, most of the bills passed during the Missouri Legislature’s regular session become law on August 28. Of the roughly 2,100 measures filed this year, 144 proposals made it across the finish line. Dozens of proposals become official today. Here is a snapshot of 10 key measures taking effect: Education funding In the fiscal year […]

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Audio: Governor Parson open to reviewing measures intended to prevent mass shootings in Missouri

Governor Parson says he is open to reviewing measures intended to prevent mass shootings in Missouri. Parson says he wants to ensure that people’s rights to carry guns are protected but is open to considering things like more law enforcement and mental health support.     Parson says Missouri needs to fundamentally look at what […]

School Safety

Audio: Missouri panel recommends school-based mental health care to boost safety in schools

A state task force has made several recommendations to boost safety within Missouri’s K through 12 schools. Member Paul Fennewald, a former FBI agent, and state Homeland Security Director, says the group suggests integrating school-based mental health services. The report says teachers and administrators are often pressed into serving as mental health caretakers when one […]

opioid crisis

Missouri continues fight against opioid epidemic with innovative approaches

The widespread opioid epidemic is considered a public health crisis and for years has been an ongoing challenge in Missouri and across the nation. Missouri’s Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) continues to be innovative in its efforts to help people affected by this epidemic.  “What we are dealing with in Missouri is an […]

City of Trenton Website

Trenton City Council hashes out financing of sewer system improvements, approves ordinances

Financing sewer system improvements at Trenton will now be divided into two loan documents rather than one. That was the advice delivered last night to the Trenton City Council by Toni Stegeman of the Gilmore and Bell law firm. But she pointed out the city will still get a favorable interest rate of three point […]

Boat Ramp

Audio: Missouri Governor Parson says “Economic development is centered around river management”

Governor Parson was among three governors meeting in Iowa Wednesday afternoon to get an update from federal officials on Missouri River flooding.  Parson says Missouri, Iowa, and Nebraska needs to be on the same page when it comes to flood response.     Parson says state officials should have “a more active role” in making […]

East Locust Creed Reservoir Website

North Central Missouri Regional Water Commission receives award

The North Central Missouri Regional Water Commission has received the Missouri Rural Water Association Waterdrop Award for Excellence as 2019 Source Water Protection System of the Year. The commission prepared a source water protection plan in anticipation of the construction of the East Locust Creek Reservoir, which would cover 2,338 acres and supply water to […]

Audio: Nancy Pelosi makes stop in Ferguson to push for bills addressing voting rights, dark money

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made a stop in the St. Louis-area of Ferguson Monday to rally support for two bills. Pelosi joined eastern Missouri Congressman Lacy Clay and other elected officials at the Urban League Empowerment Center about the proposals that would expand voting rights and change laws about concealed campaign gifts.     Pelosi […]