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Who defines the Missouri GOP: Roy Blunt, Josh Hawley or Eric Greitens?

(Missouri Independent) – The eyes of the nation turned to U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley over the holidays when he became the first senator to announce an objection to the certification of presidential electors. But the eyes of local politicos turned instead to his home-state colleague, Missouri’s senior senator. How would Roy Blunt — up for […]

Education and Teachers

Audio: Should Missouri K-12 teachers get a bonus for sticking around next school year?

Missouri Board of Education President Charlie Shields wants the state to check into whether a bonus can be given to K-12 teachers to help keep them next school year. During today’s board meeting, Shields says he wants the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) to do some “serious” exploring of what measures the […]

Medicare

Audio: Missouri agency offering free help to Missourians with Medicare coverage

The state Department of Insurance and Commerce is offering free assistance to Missourians with Medicare coverage during the open enrollment period.     State officials say the CLAIM program has more than 225 trained and certified volunteers to provide free, unbiased counseling and education. Missourians can review their plan options and costs – or change […]

Grand River Multipurpose Center

CLAIM counselors to offer assistance at Grand River Multipurpose Center

Counselors with the State Health Insurance Assistance Program CLAIM will be available in Chillicothe starting next month to help with Medicare Open Enrollment. The counselors can help individuals compare Part D and Medicare Advantage plans, check coverage, and lower costs at the Grand River Multipurpose Center Wednesdays October 16th through December 4th. The help will […]

Margie Vandeven

Audio: Northeast Missouri school leader says rehiring ed commissioner is a step in the right direction

A northeast Missouri school official says the next K through 12 education commissioner brings a sense of collaboration to the table. Paris Superintendent Aaron Vitt says Margie Vandeven does not use a top-down approach.      Paris Superintendent Aaron Vitt thinks having Vandeven at the helm is a great sign for Missouri’s students.     […]