Rape Kit or DNA Testing

Missouri officials to have better grasp regarding backlog of untested sexual assault kits

State leaders will soon have a better grasp of the magnitude of Missouri’s backlog of untested sexual assault kits. With funding from a $2.8 million federal grant, the Missouri attorney general’s SAFE Kit Initiative is expected to complete its inventory of untested rape kits in the next couple of weeks. Matthew Huffman, public affairs director […]

Medicaid Expansion

Hospitals, health care advocates launch campaign to authorize Medicaid expansion through statewide vote

Missouri’s hospitals and a coalition of individuals and organizations supporting Medicaid expansion announced the launch of a campaign to let Missouri voters decide the future of expanded coverage to low-income individuals caught in the “coverage gap.” “Missouri is among only a handful of states to not expand Medicaid. As a result, approximately 200,000 citizens of […]

Motorcycle

As the weather warms drivers are urged to watch for motorcycles

As the weather warms up, so do the engines on motorcycles. The Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety wants to remind motorists and motorcyclists alike to “Watch for Motorcycles” in order to help prevent motorcycle crashes, deaths and injuries on Missouri roadways. “Preliminary data shows that approximately 12% of Missouri traffic fatalities in 2018 involved a […]

Think Road Safety

Annual grant funds now available for Northwest transportation safety programs

Over the past several years agencies and programs across Northwest Missouri have received almost no funding for programs working towards reducing the number of injuries and fatalities on our roads. With more than 60 fatalities in the 20 counties of Northwest Missouri during 2018, the work is not over yet. To assist agencies in this […]

Rape Kit

Report shows more than 4,800 untested rape kits in Missouri

(MissouriNet) – Attorney General Josh Hawley has released a report today showing nearly 50-percent of Missouri law enforcement agencies do not send in rape evidence for testing because officers felt the victim was not credible and would not cooperate. During a press conference, in Jefferson City, Colleen Coble with the Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and […]