Missouri Main Street Connection

“Outstanding Economic Impact Project” awarded to Main Street Trenton

Missouri Main Street Connection Inc. (MMSC) presented downtown revitalization awards on July 30, 2020, recognizing revitalization excellence during the annual Evening of Excellence Virtual Ceremony on Facebook Live. MMSC is a statewide non-profit organization designed to help Missouri communities preserve their historic commercial districts through economic revitalization. MMSC currently provides services and training to over […]

Tigers for troops

Tigers for Troops: Helping rural veterans navigate the VA benefits system

Understanding and applying for veterans services can be a challenge, and help can be hard to come by, especially in rural communities. Tigers for Troops, a partnership of University of Missouri Extension and the MU School of Law Veterans Clinic, connects veterans to vital resources through one-on-one consultations by videoconference. It is funded through a […]

Schools Reopening

Governor Parson meets with Missouri school leaders to discuss reopening plans

Missouri school officials have been putting a lot of effort into developing reopening plans designed to help protect staff, students, and their families during the COVID-19 era. Gov. Mike Parson is traveling around the state this week to hear from teachers and administrators about their back-to-school plans. He has made stops in Jefferson City, Neosho, […]

COVID-19 or Coronavirus Update

Daviess County reports new case of COVID-19, Mercer County remains stable

The Mercer County Health Department reports there are seven confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the county. Some counting sites show eight for Mercer County, but the health department notes one person tested twice while sick. All of the cases have been removed from isolation per Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines. The Mercer County […]

Gun Rights

Missouri’s Senator Josh Hawley, Representative Smith introduce “Military Right to Carry Act”

Missouri U.S. Senator Josh Hawley Congressman Jason Smith introduced twin legislation in the Senate and House of Representatives to allow active-duty military servicemembers to renew their concealed carry permits by mail when they are stationed outside of their home state. The proposed law would also punish a state that does not participate by reducing its […]

Coronavirus Concerns

Missouri hospitals scramble to use new COVID-19 reporting system, or risk losing federal help

The federal government abruptly instructed the nation’s hospitals to shift last week to a new system of reporting COVID-19 data. Missouri Hospital Association spokesman Dave Dillon tells Missourinet they were given 72 hours to make the switch. “That’s when the wheels started coming off the wagon because the state data is linked to the federal […]

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Missouri Attorney General files brief regarding McCloskey case defending second amendment rights

Following earlier charges issued, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt filed a brief in the case of Mark and Patricia McCloskey supporting the Castle Doctrine law and seeking the dismissal of those charges recently filed by the Circuit Attorney’s Office.   “The right to keep and bear arms is given the highest level of protection in […]

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Website

Audio: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services says there’s a four-day backlog of COVID cases

Missouri’s health director says there’s a four-day backlog of about seven-thousand COVID-19 tests waiting to get entered into a reporting system. State Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) Director Dr. Randall Williams says they’re working as quickly as possible:     Dr. Williams tells Capitol reporters that DHSS is training others to do that […]

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Audio: Senator Hawley calls for federal probe of top St. Louis prosecutor in case of armed couple

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley, R-Missouri, wants a federal investigation launched in the case about a St. Louis couple who pointed guns at protesters last month. He has sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General William Barr accusing St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner of abusing her power. He says Gardner’s unacceptable abuse of power has […]