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Audio: Missouri lawmakers in both parties grill state labor director again on unemployment overpayments

The chairman of a Missouri House oversight committee says the case of a bus driver who won his appeal with the state Department of Labor over unemployment overpayments will have large implications. Missouri House Special Committee on Government Oversight Chair Jered Taylor of Nixa tells the state labor director there are hundreds of cases just […]

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Missouri State Fair awards scholarships to 4-H and FFA youth

Missouri State Fair Director Mark Wolfe announced today that 40 youth, selected from Missouri 4-H and FFA State Fair exhibitors, will be awarded scholarships by the Missouri State Fair and the Youth in Agriculture (YIA) committee. These students are seeking higher education at a Missouri university/college. “Cultivating Missouri agriculture youth is at the core of […]

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New app from Missouri Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Control allows retail cashiers to verify authenticity of IDs with their phones

The Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Control announces it has partnered with the MoDOT Highway Safety and Traffic Division, to launch a free app to aid retail employees and other users in verifying the authenticity of IDs simply by scanning the ID with the camera on a mobile phone or tablet. The “Show-Me ID” app […]

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Lawmakers introduce legislation to close loophole in Child Citizenship Act preventing citizenship from those raised by American parents

U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.), Mazie K. Hirono (Hawaii), Susan Collins (Maine), Amy Klobuchar (Minn.), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), and Tammy Duckworth (Ill.) announced that they have introduced the Adoptee Citizenship Act of 2021. The bipartisan bill would close a loophole in the Child Citizenship Act of 2000 (CCA), which has prevented internationally-adopted children, who are […]

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Sullivan County Health Department offers unused COVID-19 vaccine to other health departments

The 126 doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine not used at the Sullivan County Health Department’s clinic on March 23rd will not be wasted. That according to Administrator Deborah Taylor, who said she has reached out to other county health departments. One health department has expressed an interest in receiving the unused doses of vaccine. Taylor […]

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Audio: Better Woman Conference in Trenton to feature founder of Keypoint Church in Arkansas

The founder of a church in Arkansas will be the speaker at Trenton’s First Assembly of God Church’s Better Woman Conference this year. Pastor Stacy Henagan and her husband Casey founded the Keypoint Church in northwest Arkansas. She will speak at the conference on March 19th and 20th. Doors will open at the Family Activity […]

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A breakdown of eligible voters and polling locations in Grundy County for the April 6 election

More than 5,800 people from Grundy County will be eligible to vote in the April 6th election, with a total of 5,859 certified by the county clerk’s office. That’s the same number as those eligible for last November’s general election. There will be eight polling locations in Grundy county for April 6th in-person voting, with […]

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Daviess County Sheriff’s Department reports suspect who fled crash on Monday has been apprehended

The Daviess County Sheriff’s Department has reported the apprehension of the suspect who allegedly fled the scene of a Monday traffic accident on Interstate 35. It was about noon on Wednesday when officials from several departments mobilized in the Civil Bend area to conduct a “grid search” for 28-year-old Bradley DeWayne Taylor. The sheriff’s office […]

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Audio: Missouri has been reviewing whether it can give teachers a retention bonus, there’s good news and bad news.

The Missouri K-12 Education Department has been reviewing whether federal coronavirus aid can be used to give teachers a bonus next school year if they stick around. The state already has a persistent teacher shortage and COVID-19 has made the problem even worse. During a Missouri Board of Education meeting, Deputy Finance Commissioner Kari Monsees […]