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Governor Parson is pleased with start of school year, for K-12 and for higher education

Missouri’s governor says all of the state’s public schools are in session as of last week … some in-person, some online, and some with a hybrid model. Governor Mike Parson tells Capitol reporters that State Education Commissioner Dr. Margie Vandeven and state Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) Director Dr. Randall Williams met Wednesday […]

Medical Marijuana

Over $2 million from state’s medical marijuana program being transferred to veterans fund

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services announced it has begun the process of making the first transfer of funds from Missouri’s medical marijuana program to the Missouri Veterans Commission (MVC). The total amount transferred will be $2,135,510.  Missourians voted in November 2018 to adopt Constitutional Amendment 2, now known as Article XIV, which includes […]

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Harrison County 175th Birthday Celebration and Fall Festival set for September 26, 2020

Multiple activities will be held at the Harrison County 175th Birthday Celebration and Fall Festival. The event will be in Bethany on September 26th. There will be a presentation of flags, the National Anthem, an invocation, a proclamation, and keynote speeches during the Opening Ceremony at Allen Park that morning at 10 o’clock. A birthday-themed […]

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Area students are winners in FFA proficiency categories; finalists for proficiency awards

Two FFA members in Mercer County are national finalists this year for proficiency awards. Others from chapters at Trenton and Gallatin are listed as winners of medals in their proficiency areas. Brylee Williams of the Princeton FFA Chapter is among four finalists across the country for a national award in swine production entrepreneurship. Zach Main […]

Coronavirus Concerns

7,000 college-age people in Missouri test positive for COVID-19 in August

During August alone, nearly 7,000 college-age people in Missouri have tested positive for COVID-19. At a press conference Thursday at Washington University in St. Louis, Gov. Mike Parson urged young people to take precautions to protect their communities. “In some Missouri college communities, positivity rates have soared as high as 45% in one day just […]

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway

Galloway rolls out COVID-19 plan: “A mask requirement is our ticket to freedom”

State Auditor Nicole Galloway has released a plan detailing how she would handle the state’s COVID-19 response if elected as Missouri’s governor. She announced the plan as Missouri closes in on 76,000 positive cases since March, including more than 1,400 coronavirus-related deaths. Galloway is making stops this week in Kansas City, Springfield, St. Louis, and […]

Dr Deborah Birx with DHSS Director Dr Randall Williams

Dr. Williams urges younger Missourians to wear masks and to maintain social distancing

Missouri’s health director says it’s important to target younger residents with a specific message of the importance of wearing a mask and social distancing. State Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) Director Dr. Randall Williams told Capitol reporters on Tuesday that he had a discussion with White House coronavirus response coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx, […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response

Missouri designates $7.5 million to help schools cover costs of PPE and cleaning

State officials say several million dollars in federal funding will help Missouri schools cover the costs of personal protective equipment (PPE). Governor Mike Parson says $7.5 million of the state’s Coronavirus Relief Fund has been allocated to a cost-share program with counties, to help Missouri schools cover PPE costs. The money will also help schools […]