2020 Elections vote

Audio: local election authorities have begun mailing out absentee ballots

Local election authorities have begun mailing out ballots to Missourians who have requested to cast their absentee ballot by mail for November’s election. Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft strongly encourages Missourians not to wait until the last minute to ask for one. He expects mail delays that could cause some ballots to not get counted. […]

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Audio: FBI Warning Missourians about New Phone Scam; victim lost life savings of more than $100,000

The FBI is warning Missourians about a new phone scam that fraudulently displays the FBI’s real telephone number on the victim’s caller ID. FBI St. Louis Division spokeswoman Rebecca Wu tells Missourinet that a St. Louis County victim lost their life savings of more than 100-thousand dollars after scammers posed as FBI special agents from […]

Missouri State Emergency Management Agency Website

More than $9 million in grants approved for six Missouri school districts to provide protection against tornados

The State Emergency Management Agency announced more than $9 million in grant funding has been approved to build tornado safe rooms in six Missouri school districts. The federal grants for school districts in Dunklin, Henry, Ozark, Shannon, Texas, and Wright counties will pay for 90 percent of the cost of the safe rooms, which are […]

MoDOT Snowplow

Audio: COVID-19 could put MoDOT and travelers in a major bind this winter

COVID-19 could put the Missouri Transportation Department and the traveling public in a major bind this winter. At a legislative committee hearing, MoDOT Director Patrick McKenna says his department has a shortfall of more than 400 plow truck drivers and heavy equipment operators. He says the shortage could grow this winter.     McKenna says […]

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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 […]