Fiber Optic Internet Access

The net neutrality battle moves to the states, and to 2020

Net neutrality suffered a significant blow on Tuesday as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld the Trump administration’s rollback of Obama-era consumer protections. Because the court upheld the repeal, it remains legal for internet service providers such as AT&T, Comcast, and Verizon to block or throttle any sites they want, and […]

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

FEMA approves state’s request to add 14 additional counties to disaster declaration

The Federal Emergency Management Agency approved Missouri’s request to expand the federal major disaster declaration for Missouri to include assistance for local governments and nonprofit agencies in 14 additional counties and the City of St. Louis. FEMA’s approval means Benton, Boone, Callaway, Clay, Cooper, Dunklin, Gasconade, Howard, Lafayette, Lincoln, Pulaski, Scott, St. Charles, and St. […]

Disaster Relief

USDA to provide $150 million in help for rural communities affected by natural disasters

U.S. Department of Agriculture Missouri State Director Jeff Case highlighted $150 million in grants available through the Community Facilities Program to help rural communities continue their recovery from the devastating effects of hurricanes, fires, and other natural disasters such as the recent severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding in Missouri. This announcement is in conjunction with […]

Living Proof Simulcast

Rural Dale Baptist Church to host “Living Proof Simulcast with Beth Moore”

Rural Dale Baptist Church has announced the Living Proof Simulcast with Beth Moore on Saturday, September 28, 2019. Along with Beth Moore, considered one of today’s top Bible teachers, Christian recording artist Travis Cottrell will lead worship via simulcast. The theme for the simulcast event will be Strong Sisters, she is clothed in strength and […]

Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson

Governor Parson to travel to California to promote Missouri

Governor Mike Parson will travel to California to meet with Bay Area technology executives and promote Missouri as an ideal location for business.  Aligning with the administration’s focus on workforce development, the primary goal of the California Outreach Mission is to meet with company officials who have expressed an interest in investing or expanding in […]

Flood Recovery

Federal grants, loans, insurance payments for Missouri recovery top $60 Million

More than $60 million in federal grants, loans, and insurance payments have now gone to Missourians to assist in the recovery from this spring and summer’s flooding and tornadoes. The funds include grants to households from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, payments from the National Flood Insurance Program on insurance claims and low-interest disaster recovery […]

State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) Website

Missouri State Emergency Management Agency holding briefings in Bethany and Chillicothe

The Missouri State Emergency Management Agency is holding applicant briefings about the Public Assistance process for eligible applicants in counties declared for federal disaster assistance for flooding and severe storms April 29th through July 5th. Counties approved for federal assistance for local governments and nonprofits include the Green Hills counties as well as Adair, Carroll, […]

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

One week left to apply for disaster assistance

Homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained losses or damage in the April 29-July 5 storms and flooding still have one week left to apply for disaster assistance. September 9 is the deadline to register for disaster assistance from FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration. After registering with FEMA, most residents are automatically referred […]

Audio: Judge temporarily blocks Missouri’s CAFO law from taking effect

A judge has temporarily blocked implementation of Missouri’s Senate Bill 391 that was to take effect in a week. It prohibits counties from passing ordinances stricter than state laws governing concentrated animal feeding operations – CAFOs. Two county boards (Cooper and Cedar), two property owners and the nonprofit Friends of Responsible Agriculture requested the stay […]

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SBA economic injury disaster loans available to Missouri small businesses

Small nonfarm businesses in 100 Missouri counties and neighboring counties in Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, and Oklahoma are now eligible to apply for low‑interest federal disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, announced Director Tanya N. Garfield of SBA’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West. These loans offset economic losses because of reduced revenues caused by […]

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

One month remains to register for disaster assistance in Missouri

Missouri residents and business owners affected by the April 29–July 5 severe storms, tornadoes and flooding have until September 9 to apply for federal disaster assistance. Disaster assistance is available from FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration, the federal government’s primary source of funding for the long-term rebuilding of disaster-damaged private property. There are […]

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FEMA working with Small Business Administration to assist Missouri residents

Missouri residents may receive disaster assistance from both FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration. After registering with FEMA, most residents are automatically referred to SBA to be considered for low-interest disaster loans. SBA’s disaster loans are the largest source of long-term federal disaster recovery funds to residents, businesses of all sizes and private nonprofit […]