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Audio: Missouri Board of Education has lengthy discussion about the state of charter schools

Missouri has had 28 charter schools close since 2005, mostly due to poor performance. Charter schools are funded through a mix of state and private dollars and operate independently of traditional public schools. During a Missouri Board of Education meeting, member Carol Hallquist of Kansas City says a group of urban leaders told her the […]

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Audio: Missouri Education Commissioner says the stress teachers are dealing with is “almost impossible to describe”

Missouri’s teachers are navigating their way through a new school year during the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. At this week’s Missouri Board of Education meeting, K-12 Education Commissioner Margie Vandeven recognized teachers for the added stress they are dealing with.     The state has also battled an ongoing shortage of teachers. In the previous school […]

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Audio: Former state lawmaker is challenging mask mandate in southeast Missouri’s St. Francois County

A former state lawmaker who’s an attorney in southeast Missouri’s Farmington is challenging the scope of the St. Francois County health department’s mask mandate. Former State Representative Tom Burcham represents businesses and residents who oppose the mandate. He says criminal penalties and fines cannot be part of a mask mandate imposed by health officials:   […]

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Audio: Governor Parson to sign Missouri’s witness protection bill on Monday

Legislation that’s aimed at providing witness protection will be signed into law Monday afternoon by Missouri’s governor in Kansas City and Joplin. The bipartisan witness protection legislation was one of Governor Mike Parson’s (R) top priorities for the recent special session on violent crime. State Rep. Jonathan Patterson, R-Lee’s Summit, says the bill is crucial. “And what […]

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Federal lawsuit filed in response to Missouri’s remote voting law

A new federal lawsuit asks a judge to make Missouri’s mail-in voting process easier in an effort to avoid excluding some voters from the November election – and during the ongoing spread of COVID-19. The American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri, Missouri Voter Protection Coalition, Missouri Faith Voices, and other groups are involved in the […]

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Planned road work in northern Missouri for the week of September 21, 2020

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in northern Missouri for the week of September 21 – 27. All road closures and planned roadwork may be viewed on the Traveler Information Map at http://traveler.modot.org/map/. Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in some of […]

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3000 masks to be presented to Chillicothe VFW and American Legion through “Mask-a-Vet” campaign

Missouri-based non-government organization United States Exercise Tiger Foundation will present 3,000 masks in six boxes to Chillicothe VFW and American Legion staff officers. The masks will arrive by aircraft to the Chillicothe Airport Wednesday, September 23rd at noon. The Mask A Vet campaign began in August with the delivery of Missouri’s State Emergency Management Agency […]

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Milan Highs School Homecoming set for week of September 28th

Milan High School will hold its “Road Trip”-themed Homecoming the week of September 28th through October 2, 2020. The varsity cheerleaders have planned theme-related dress-up days for students and faculty to participate all week long leading up to the game against Gallatin that Friday night at 7 o’clock. Milan businesses can compete in the Third […]

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USDA making an additional $1.4 billion available to assist ag producers impacted by COVID-19

The United States Department of Agriculture has announced it is making up to an additional $14 billion in aid available nationwide to assist agricultural producers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This is the second round of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program funding provided through the CARES Act. The application period will be open from September […]

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Trenton Utility Committee to review utility rates at meeting on September 22nd

The Trenton Utility and Economic Development committees will meet next week. The Utility Committee will review utility rates per the city council’s request at the Trenton City Hall the evening of Tuesday, September 22, 2020, at 6 o’clock. Other items on the agenda include department reports, a director’s update, and a review of monthly financial reports. […]

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Audio: Parson defends Missouri taking different approach than recommended by White House Task Force

Missouri’s approach to COVID-19 does not completely match up with the recommendations made by the White House Coronavirus Task Force. The most recent report leaked to the public was from September 6 and recommended a statewide mask requirement and closing bars. The report said Missouri is in the red zone for cases, with the 10th […]

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Missouri extends childcare subsidies for eligible school-aged kids not attending school in-person

The Missouri Department of Social Services is extending full-time childcare subsidy benefits through December 31 for eligible school-aged students who are not attending school in-person. A state press release today says CARES Act funding makes the additional financial aid possible for low-income working families. Acting Director Jennifer Tidball says the state does not want to […]