Missouri Attorney General reaches settlement with McKinsey & Company for role in opioid epidemic

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced that his Office and a coalition of attorneys general from 47 states, the District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories have reached a $573 million settlement with one of the world’s largest consulting firms, McKinsey & Company. The settlement resolves investigations into the company’s role in working for opioid […]

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Effort to stop charging 17-year-olds as adults has stalled in Missouri

(Missouri Independent) – Khadijah Wilson had a bully during her junior year at Francis Howell North High School in St. Charles. She told her principal and teachers about the name-calling, and how the other girl constantly threatened to beat her up. But no one intervened. It went on for several months.  “I reported it more […]

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Audio: New Missouri House Speaker focusing on education, foster care and adoption

The Missouri House on Wednesday elected the first Speaker in state history from eastern Missouri’s Arnold. House Speaker Rob Vescovo, R-Arnold, was elected Speaker on his 44th birthday, with his wife Amanda and their five children in the chamber in Jefferson City. Education was a primary theme during Vescovo’s address to the House. He says he was […]

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4-H can help open doors for you in future endeavors

Sebrina Barrett credits Missouri 4-H for her career path in advocacy and organizational leadership. “It’s no surprise that I am running an association,” said Barrett, executive director of the Association for Community Living, an organization of not-for-profit agencies in New York State that provide housing and rehabilitation services to people with psychiatric disabilities. Barrett grew […]

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Governor Parson proclaims October 4-10 as 4-H Week in Missouri

Governor Mike Parson proclaimed Oct. 4-10 National 4-H Week in Missouri. With a goal of serving 10% of Missouri youths by 2025, Missouri 4-H joins millions of youths, parents, volunteers, and alumni across the nation in celebrating the many positive youth development opportunities 4-H offers. This year’s “Opportunity4All” campaigns seek to rally support for 4-H […]

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Cara McClellan Scholarship expanded to include Jamesport graduates

Graduates of Tri-County High School in Jamesport will now have the opportunity to compete for a scholarship offered by Cara McClellan, American Family Insurance Agency LLC of Trenton. Administered by the Community Foundation of Northwest Missouri, the scholarship was established in 2016 and made available to graduates of Trenton High School in the amount of […]

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 […]

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Missouri 4-H receives funding to prepare youths for STEM workforce

Missouri 4-H has received funding through the Union Pacific Foundation Local Grants program to support programming to raise awareness, educate and prepare youths for jobs in STEM fields. “The Missouri 4-H Career Exploration program will give rural youth opportunities that could develop into family-supporting jobs like those Union Pacific offers,” said Amanda Meek, University of […]

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Chillicothe City Council to reimburse school district for their sports fees

The Chillicothe City Council has approved reimbursing the Chillicothe R-2 School District for their spring sports activity fee due to sports being canceled. City Administrator Darin Chappell reported the high school pays to use city facilities, and the reimbursement is for $1,950. Chappell told the council the Chilli Bay Water Park is doing well. Employees […]

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Governor Parson proclaims Missouri will observe National 4-H Week

Youths, parents, volunteers, and alumni across the country are celebrating everything 4-H during National 4-H Week, October 6-12. Missouri Gov. Mike Parson signed a proclamation calling for Missouri to observe National 4-H Week this year. Missouri 4-H is celebrating by showcasing the incredible experiences that 4-H offers young people, and will highlight the remarkable 4-H […]

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4-H and Tractor Supply Company kick off Fall Paper Clover Campaign

Young people in Missouri 4-H participate in programs that help them develop the skills they need to succeed in their lives and careers. This fall, local Tractor Supply Co. stores continue their long-standing partnership with 4-H for the 2019 Fall Paper Clover campaign to let more youths experience 4-H’s youth-led, hands-on programming. From Oct. 9 […]

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Audio: Missouri issues health advisory associated with vaping

The Department of Health and Senior Services has issued a health advisory to providers and partners regarding severe lung disease associated with vaping. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports there have now been 193 potential cases of severe lung illness associated with vaping in 22 states from June 28-August 20. The CDC is […]