Absentee Voting

Audio: Livingston County Clerk testifies in Jefferson City on Bill relating to absentee ballots

Missouri lawmakers in both parties were surprised to learn Wednesday that absentee ballots cast by voters who later died should NOT have counted, under current state law.   The issue came up numerous times during a Missouri House elections committee hearing on Wednesday. Carrollton GOP State Representative Peggy McGaugh and her colleagues in both parties […]

Audio: Missouri proposal aims to limit who transgender high school athletes can compete against

A Missouri proposal aims to limit who transgender high school athletes can compete against. Rocheport Republican Chuck Basye wants to let voters decide in 2022 whether the students should be restricted to play in sex-separated sports based upon their biological sex.     During a House committee hearing, a few opponents said the Missouri State […]

Close up hand holding COVID-19 vaccine

Audio: Report indicates Missouri has one of the lowest coronavirus vaccination rates in the country

A new report says Missouri has one of the lowest coronavirus vaccination rates in the country.      The New York Times reports Missouri has vaccinated more than 14 percent of the population. The newspaper says federal data shows Missouri has had about 1.7 million doses delivered here. About 81 percent of them have been […]

Putnam County Health Department

Putnam County Health Department asking residents to take survey

The Putnam County Health Department asks county residents to respond to a survey regarding COVID-19 vaccine interest. The survey asks what tier residents fall under, if they are interested in being vaccinated, and if they have a vaccine preference. The survey responses will allow the health department to gauge the community’s interest in vaccination and […]