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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. […]

Immigration

Immigrants’ rights groups slam asylum rules taking effect today

Immigration rights groups, including the ACLU, are vowing to sue to stop the administration’s new asylum rules, which take effect today. President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that blocks non-Mexican migrants from applying for asylum if they arrive on the southern border without proof they were refused asylum in the first country they […]

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Disaster Declaration allows for unemployment benefits if job was lost due to disaster

When President Donald Trump granted a major disaster declaration in 20 Missouri counties, including Livingston, Carroll, and Chariton in the northern Missouri area, that decision allows residents whose jobs were lost or interrupted to apply for up to 36 weeks of disaster unemployment assistance. The declaration spans from severe storms and flooding from April 29 […]

Disaster Declaration

Missouri requests second federal disaster declaration this year in response to flooding and tornadoes

Acting on behalf of Governor Mike Parson, Lt. Governor Mike Kehoe requested that President Donald Trump issue a major disaster declaration to assist residents and businesses in 41 Missouri counties that have been hard hit by flooding, tornadoes, and severe storms beginning on April 29 and continuing throughout the spring. “Historic long-term flooding continues to devastate families, businesses, […]

Missouri National Guard

Governor Parson activates Missouri National Guard to assist in fighting flooded areas

Governor Mike Parson has activated the Missouri National Guard as the state continues to respond to damaging flooding, tornadoes, and severe storms and remains under the threat of additional flooding and severe storms this week. “I have directed Major General Steve Danner to begin moving our Missouri Citizen-Soldiers and Airmen to locations where they will […]

Disaster Declaration

President Trump approves Governor Parson’s request for major disaster declaration for Missouri

Governor Mike Parson has announced that President Donald Trump has approved his request for a major disaster declaration to help local governments and nonprofit agencies in 13 Missouri counties recover from devastating flooding and severe storms that occurred from March 11 to April 16. The declaration makes federal assistance available for the repair of damaged […]

Governor Mike Parson

Governor Parson Requests Federal Disaster Declaration in Response to Flooding

Governor Mike Parson on Wednesday requested that President Donald Trump approve a major disaster declaration for Missouri to provide federal assistance to a total of 13 counties in response to devastating flooding that began March 11. The Governor said he expects the request to be expanded to include additional counties once floodwaters recede and full damage assessments can be […]

President Donald Trump

Audio: President Trump to make stop Friday at conference in Kansas City

President Donald Trump will speak at the Project Safe Neighborhoods National Conference in Kansas City Friday.     The two-and-a-half day closed event is being held at the Westin Kansas City at Crown Plaza Hotel starting Wednesday. Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker will also address the National Conference, which brings together U.S. attorneys along with […]

President Donald Trump

Audio: Thousands rally with President Donald Trump Thursday evening in Columbia

President Donald Trump blasted judicial activism during his campaign rally Thursday night in Columbia. President Trump, who was campaigning for GOP Senate nominee Josh Hawley, told the crowd that Republicans favor judges who will interpret the Constitution as written.     The president criticized what he called “the Democrat mob”, referring to the US Supreme […]

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Audio: Columbia officials release parking plans for President Trump’s Thursday evening rally

City officials say people attending Thursday evening’s rally with President Donald Trump at Columbia Regional Airport will NOT be permitted to park in any airport parking lot. Columbia spokesman Steven Sapp tells Missourinet rally participants can park at the Cartwright Business and Technology Park, which is at Highway 63 and Route H.     Sapp […]