Grain Belt Express

Missouri’s municipal electric utilities encouraged by General Assembly regarding Grain Belt Express

Missouri’s municipal electric utilities are encouraged by the outcome of the 2020 General Assembly Among the favorable outcomes was the reconsideration and defeat of parts of SB 782 by the Missouri Senate. Senators found a ‘hidden’ House amendment in the bill that was an attempt to kill the Grain Belt Express transmission line project (GBX). […]

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Graves, Hartzler ask for further clarity on CDC meatpacker safety guidelines

Congressman Sam Graves, along with Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler, sent a letter to Dr. Robert Redfield, the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention within Department of Health and Human Services and Loren Sweatt, the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Occupational Safety and Health Administration within the Department of Labor, demanding further clarification on […]

Coronavirus Concerns

Local schools and organizations announce cancellations and closures due to Coronavirus concerns

Due to concerns of spreading the Coronavirus, announcements continue to be made regarding cancellation or postponement of area community events and school information. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, along with Governor Mike Parson, has recommended no public gatherings of 50 or more people through April 30th except for schools, daycare facilities, and businesses. […]

Health News

Coronavirus Information: How organizations are handling the issue statewide

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education continues to receive many questions about COVID-19 and how it impacts student attendance, school closure, assessments, and virtual education opportunities. We are aware that local education agencies must consider a number of factors when making decisions in this current situation. Administrative Memo COM-20-001, issued from the Commissioner […]

Disaster Relief

FEMA denies disaster aid to residents in 19 Missouri counties

The State Emergency Management Agency is asking the federal government to reconsider its decision to deny disaster aid to residents in 19 Missouri counties. The state’s appeal involves a federal disaster declaration from severe flooding and storms this year. The counties Missouri wants to include in a federal disaster declaration are Adair, Barton, Cape Girardeau, […]

City of Trenton Website

Rapid Removal given 4-month extension on trash contract while Trenton City Council explores options

Residential trash collections will continue to be temporarily picked up by Rapid Removal Disposal after the City Council’s vote last night on a WCA contract ended in a tie and the City Council has reversed itself, re-instating the monthly charge for residential curbside recycling at Trenton. Over two dozen residents from the public crowded into […]

Recycle

North Missouri Solid Waste Management planner addresses Trenton City Council’s vote against recycling

North Missouri Solid Waste Management District Region B Planner Ann Hamilton has written a letter urging the Trenton City Council to reconsider its recent decision concerning the city’s curbside recycling program. The city council last week voted six to one against continuing curbside recycling. Hamilton says Hope Haven Industries provided the Solid Waste Management District […]

Mike Parson Governor of Missouri

Audio: Governor Parson calls special session during veto session to reconsider bills he vetoed

Missouri Republican Governor Mike Parson has called a special session of the state legislature to focus on proposals for STEM education and treatment courts.     The special session will take place at the capitol in Jefferson City and will largely coincide with the annual September veto session in which lawmakers can override the governor’s […]