Vaccine Passports and mask

Audio: Missouri Senate passes transportation package with vaccine passport ban, vehicle safety inspection change

The state Senate has passed a transportation package that would ban entities in Missouri from requiring a vaccine passport to access transportation services. Companies are developing vaccine passports to encourage travel. Springfield-area state Senator Lincoln Hough is sponsoring the legislation that would also waive safety inspection requirements for new vehicles immediately before the vehicle is […]

Department of Defense Vaccine Record Card photo by EJ Hersom

Audio: Governor Parson says vaccine passports are not going to happen in Missouri

Some state and local governments around the country are talking about whether to require vaccine passports before entering certain places. The passports are in the development stages and are intended to show proof of a coronavirus vaccination. They have been touted as a way to make governments, businesses, and travelers more comfortable with touristy activities. […]

Hands holding U.S. Flag and sparkler

Lawmakers introduce legislation to close loophole in Child Citizenship Act preventing citizenship from those raised by American parents

U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.), Mazie K. Hirono (Hawaii), Susan Collins (Maine), Amy Klobuchar (Minn.), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), and Tammy Duckworth (Ill.) announced that they have introduced the Adoptee Citizenship Act of 2021. The bipartisan bill would close a loophole in the Child Citizenship Act of 2000 (CCA), which has prevented internationally-adopted children, who are […]

Child Porn Charges

Former DeSales University priest indicted on three counts of child pornography offenses

A former DeSales University priest was charged by indictment with three counts of child pornography offenses. William McCandless, 56, of Wilmington, Delaware, was charged with possessing child pornography for importation into the United States, transporting child pornography in interstate and foreign commerce, and attempting to access with intent to view child pornography. During his initial […]

2020 Elections vote

Missouri Election Day FAQ: What you need to know to make sure your vote counts

(Missouri Independent) – Across Missouri, local election officials have received 628,395 mail-in and absentee ballots, according to the Secretary of State’s Oct. 27 report.  Already, that’s more than twice the total absentee ballots counted in the November 2016 election. While many Missourians have already voted by mail or in-person absentee, many more will head out […]

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)

Traffic stop in Livingston County results in Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrest

A traffic stop in the western part of Livingston County last Thursday led to an Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrest and the arrest of a driver. Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports 38-year-old Ivan Othoniel Sevilla-Baker of Mexico was arrested at the request of Homeland Security following a search of a van. He was taken […]

Real ID

Audio: Although it’s a year away, the TSA is alerting travelers of REAL ID requirements

Although it’s a year away, the TSA is alerting travelers of some new regulations.      Beginning October 1st of 2020, all airline passengers will need to have a REAL-ID compliant form of identification to board a commercial flight. Millions of travelers may be affected if they don’t have the proper ID, like a U-S […]

Stars and Stripes Museum Website

Stars and Stripes Museum kicks off fund-raising campaign with Spirit of Democracy event

Not many Missourians know that the U.S. military’s daily newspaper, Stars and Stripes, was founded here on Nov. 9, 1861. Union soldiers occupying the town commandeered the printing press of the Bloomfield Herald and issued a four-page newspaper with that title. The newspaper proved to be a morale booster for troops away from their families, […]