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Hawley, members of Missouri delegation ask for review of natural gas supply

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and members of the Missouri Congressional Delegation sent a letter to the chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission asking for a review of the natural gas supply in light of electricity outages, rolling blackouts, and controlled service interruptions across Missouri and the Midwest during extreme winter weather.    “Due to […]

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Audio: Parson’s budget proposal would close half of housing units within Missouri women’s prison

The women’s prison in northeast Missouri’s Vandalia could have about half of its housing units permanently closed. Trevor Foley, with the state Department of Corrections, says Governor Mike Parson’s new state budget proposal would make the change. Gov. Parson’s proposed $34.1 billion budget for the fiscal year beginning in July includes about $802 million for […]

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Southwest Power Pool lifts requirements for electricity reductions; Evergy to restore power to affected customers as soon as possible

The Southwest Power Pool (SPP) lifted its requirement for the current emergency electricity reductions. Evergy will be restoring power to affected customers as soon as possible. The SPP continues to operate under emergency energy alerts as extended cold temperatures continue to strain the regional power grid, so may request additional outages as the severe weather […]

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Employer survey details employer perspectives on pandemic and skill needs

The Missouri Economic Research and Information Center (MERIC) released new statewide employer survey results to correspond with its 2020 Missouri Economic & Workforce Report, which was published earlier this fall. The Economic & Workforce Report tracks the state’s economy and workforce by fiscal year (July 2019 – June 2020). The corresponding employer survey results focus […]

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Sullivan County confirms 12 new cases of COVID-19 and 2 deaths; Putnam County 10 new cases of COVID-19

Sullivan County Health Department has confirmed twelve additional positive cases of COVID-19 in Sullivan County.  Currently, Sullivan County sits at a total of six hundred and eight, with three active probable cases, seven deaths, and one hundred and sixteen active cases. The positive cases have been determined to be community-related.  To maintain confidentiality, no other […]

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North Central Missouri Regional Water Commission confirms receipt of $25 million award from NRCS

The North Central Missouri Regional Water Commission was notified of an award of $25 million from the Natural Resources Conservation Service to fund the design and construction of the East Locust Creek Reservoir. In addition, Senator Roy Blunt announced the approval of an appropriation from the Senate Appropriations Committee, of which he is a member, […]

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USDA invests $25 million in East Locust Creek Reservoir Project

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has invested an additional $25 million in the East Locust Creek Reservoir Project. “This investment in the East Locust Creek Reservoir Project is great news for families, farmers, and local businesses,” said Senator Roy Blunt. “These additional resources will get us one step closer to finishing the project and bringing […]

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Missouri education official calls substitute teacher shortage a crisis

Missouri schools continue to struggle with having enough teachers available to educate kids in traditional classrooms this year. The Show-Me State has had a chronic problem with teacher shortages, but COVID-19 has made the can of worms open even more. Missouri has about 70,000 pre-K through 12 teachers instructing roughly 900,000 public school students. Many […]

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Grundy County Commission approves COVID-19 relief funding requests from Laredo school and Sunnyview

The Grundy County Commission approved Coronavirus relief funding requests from the Laredo R-7 School District and Sunnyview Nursing Home Tuesday, September 22nd. Laredo R-7 was approved for $2,614.46, and Sunnyview was approved for $15,083.82. Grundy County was notified of a registration qualification last week, and the county is required to submit a report detailing the […]