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Missouri Attorney General obtains $53 million settlement from student loan servicer Navient

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced that Navient, one of the nation’s largest student loan servicers, entered into a civil settlement agreement with his office and 38 other states for abuses originating in predatory student loans. The agreement resulted in a $53 million settlement for Missourians: $2.5 million in restitution and $51 million in private […]

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Missouri Attorney General joins others in working to stop international scam calls

The Missouri Attorney General urged the Federal Communications Commission to put in place measures that will help stem the tide of foreign-based illegal robocalls that attempt to scam Americans. “Combating annoying, and sometimes dangerous, robocalls is an important mission of the Attorney General’s Office. Using the latest technology and working with telecom partners to control […]

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USDA invests $222 million in rural community infrastructure

 United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary for Rural Development Xochitl Torres Small announced that USDA is investing $222 million to build and improve critical community facilities (PDF, 729 KB) in 44 states, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, and Puerto Rico. This community infrastructure funding will benefit nearly 2.5 million people in rural communities. It also […]

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Democrats’ vision for free community college would boost undocumented students

(Missouri Independent) – The massive economic policy package Democrats are trying to muscle through Congress could open the door to free community college for undocumented immigrants. But that lifeline for many people now denied access to higher education could also reignite controversies in Republican-leaning states over immigration and federal overreach. The provision on immigrants was […]

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USDA invests $464 million in renewable energy infrastructure to help rural communities, businesses and ag producers reduce energy costs

U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the Department is investing $464 million to build or improve renewable energy infrastructure and help rural communities, agricultural producers, and businesses lower energy costs in 48 states and Puerto Rico. “USDA continues to prioritize climate-smart infrastructure to help rural America build back better, stronger and more […]

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Seven U.S. Senate Democrats call for ethics probe of Josh Hawley

(Missouri Independent) – Seven U.S. Senate Democrats on Thursday urged the chamber’s ethics panel to look into Sen. Josh Hawley’s unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud in connection with the deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol earlier this month. The Democrats also want a similar probe of Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz’s actions and the Jan. […]

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Missouri Attorney joins multistate lawsuit seeking to end Facebook’s illegal monopoly

Attorney General Eric Schmitt joined a bipartisan coalition of 48 attorneys general in filing a lawsuit against Facebook Inc., alleging that the company illegally stifles competition to protect its monopoly power. The filing can be found here. The lawsuit alleges that, over the last decade, the social networking giant illegally acquired competitors in a predatory manner […]

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Missouri’s Parson ranked 13th among nation’s Governors

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson’s performance on economic policies has placed him among some of the top governors in the nation in a new report. In a first-of-its-kind report, the American Legislative Exchange Council, a right-wing group of lawmakers and business people, ranked Parson 13th overall among states’ governors. Report co-author Donna Arduin said Parson’s corporate […]

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NCMC to graduate the largest class in the history of the college

Although 2020 will not bring on ground commencement ceremonies this year, there is still much to celebrate for our North Central Missouri College graduates. This year marks the largest graduating class in the history of the college and the first-ever virtual commencement ceremony. 2020 marks the first time in the college’s 93 years not to […]

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NCMC to graduate the largest class in the history of the college

North Central Missouri College 2019 Commencement will be held on May 11, 2019, with two ceremonies. The morning ceremony begins at 9:00 a.m. and honors all associate degrees and certificates that are non-nursing.  The afternoon ceremony beginning at 1:00 p.m. honors nursing certificates, degrees, and pinnings. Both commencement ceremonies will be held at the Ketcham […]

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Four injured on ice covered I-35 south of Eagleville

The Highway Patrol reports several individuals sustained moderate injuries when a pickup truck lost control on ice and overturned five miles south of Eagleville Wednesday afternoon. Forty-five-year-old Sara Canelas and 13-year-old Isaac Verduzco, both of Colby, Kansas were transported by North Harrison Ambulance to Harrison County Community Hospital of Bethany. Forty-one-year-old Jose Verduzco-Hernandez of Colby, […]

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Audio: Ribbon-cutting ceremony scheduled today for massive CVS distribution center in Kansas City

(Missourinet) – The Missouri Department of Economic Development says Rhode Island-based CVS Pharmacy’s massive new distribution center in Kansas City will create about 315 new jobs. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for 1:30 Friday afternoon. Kansas City Councilman Dan Fowler tells Missourinet the 762-thousand square foot facility is located in the Skyport industrial park, which is […]