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 […]

Election 2020

Some Missouri election authorities expanding polling places for August primary election

Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft says 21 of the state’s 116 election jurisdictions are increasing the number of polling places for the August primary election, compared to the 2016 primary. A press release from Ashcroft’s office says some polling places are being consolidated into larger venues, creating an efficient flow of voters and more […]

Environmental Protection Agency EPA

Audio: EPA grant will help Missouri schools test for lead contamination in water

Bipartisan legislation that’s aimed at providing protections for safe drinking water in Missouri schools has been signed into law by Governor Mike Parson. One of the key provisions in House Bill 2120 is from veteran State Sen. Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors, the former Senate Minority Leader. That provision allows Missouri schools to submit a test of […]

Military Veterans

VA establishes National Emergency Care Contact Center

Veterans Service Officer Wayne Kleinschmidt reports there is an update for emergency care information for the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. The VA has established a national emergency care contact center to simplify the emergency care notification process. Community providers must now notify VA of a veteran presenting at an emergency facility through the […]

City of Chillicothe Website

Chillicothe City Council adds COVID-19 amendment to service agreements

A COVID-19 amendment will be attached to the service agreements approved by the Chillicothe City Council last (Monday) night involving funding for several organizations. The amendment modifies the contract for services between the City of Chillicothe and the service provider for the 2020-2021 city fiscal year. It says the amount to be paid to the […]

Audio: Missouri Prescription Drug Monitoring Program legislation heading to a conference committee

Legislation that would create a prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) is now heading to a Missouri House-Senate conference committee. While both chambers have approved PDMP, they’ve approved different versions. Scott City GOP State Representative Holly Rehder delivered a passionate floor speech on Monday, urging colleagues not to judge people “unless you’ve walked a mile in […]