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Missouri House committee votes to forgive federal unemployment debts

(Missouri Independent) – Thousands of Missourians facing repayment of mistakenly paid unemployment benefits would get some relief under legislation passed with a bipartisan vote Wednesday in a Missouri House committee. The bill, which will likely be debated on the House floor next week, would forgive debts due to overpayments from federal coronavirus relief programs but would not […]

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Thousands of Missourians still waiting for 2018 tax refunds

State Auditor Nicole Galloway has demanded answers from the Department of Revenue on the remaining delayed 2018 tax refunds. The Missouri State Auditor’s Office continues to receive complaints from taxpayers who are waiting on last year’s refunds, even as many Missourians prepare to file their 2019 returns. “To date, thousands of taxpayers have reached out […]

Trenton Missouri Police Department (TPD)

Trenton businesses pass alcohol compliance check with zero failures

Trenton Police and the Midland Empire Alcohol Task Force conducted alcohol retail outlet compliance checks in Trenton on Saturday, November 16. Chief Rex Ross announces the underage person, working on behalf of the task force, was not able to complete any purchases at dozen retail establishments and bars in Trenton. The Task Force provides the […]

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Three Missouri high school teachers among semifinalists for 2019 Harbor Freight Tools for Schools prize

Three Missouri high school skilled trades teachers are among 50 teachers and teacher teams from across the country who were named today as semifinalists for the 2019 Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence. They and their skilled trades programs are in the running for a share of $1 million in total cash […]

Missouri Department of Revenue

Audio: Embattled Missouri Department of Revenue Director to resign

Missouri’s House Speaker says embattled state Department of Revenue (DOR) Director Joel Walters is resigning. Speaker Elijah Haahr has issued a statement, saying that without a bipartisan House oversight committee’s hearings and investigation, “the people would never have known the truth about the mistakes made” by DOR. The news comes just a day after Missourinet […]

Alcohol Compliance Checks

Alcohol compliance checks completed by Trenton Police Department

The Trenton Police Department and the Midland Empire Alcohol Task Force conducted alcohol retail outlet compliance checks in Trenton on Saturday, January 5th. According to Chief Rex Ross, the checks resulted in one under age purchase of an alcoholic beverage from a local business and a 32-year-old Blue Springs man cited for alleged supplying liquor […]

Alcohol Compliance Checks

Alcohol sales compliance checks in Livingston County results in one citation

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office and the Midland Empire Alcohol Task Force conducted compliance checks in Livingston County and Chillicothe recently. Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports the checks resulted in one purchase of alcohol from a local business and a 39-year-old Chillicothe woman cited for supplying liquor to a minor. The Task Force provides […]