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Audio: Missouri pediatrician wants state to change the way it handles rape cases involving children

A Missouri pediatrician wants the state to change the way it handles sexual assault cases involving children. St. Louis Children’s Hospital Doctor Adrienne Atzemis says state law currently reimburses sexually transmitted disease testing for victims younger than age 14. During a statewide task force hearing, she says that’s not the case for kids 14 and […]

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Democrats’ vision for free community college would boost undocumented students

(Missouri Independent) – The massive economic policy package Democrats are trying to muscle through Congress could open the door to free community college for undocumented immigrants. But that lifeline for many people now denied access to higher education could also reignite controversies in Republican-leaning states over immigration and federal overreach. The provision on immigrants was […]

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Experimental Aircraft Association to host fly-in breakfast at airport in Chillicothe

This Saturday, October 2, 2021, brings the annual fly-in/drive-in breakfast to the Chillicothe airport. The pancake breakfast is served from 7 to 10:30 am and is a fundraiser for Chillicothe Chapter 944 of the Experimental Aircraft Association. The breakfast costs $6.00 for adults, $3.00 for children ages 6 to 12, and is free for those […]

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Columbia schools ask judge to dismiss Missouri AG lawsuit seeking to block mask rule

(Missouri Independent) – School districts are not subject to the law Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt is using to challenge masks mandates in classrooms, attorneys for Columbia Public Schools wrote in a court filing seeking dismissal of a lawsuit initiated last month. The district also challenges Schmitt’s standing to file the lawsuit, argues that he is […]

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Grundy County Health Department Board of Trustees to meet; health departments report on COVID-19 cases; Linn County to offer flu shots

The Sullivan County Health Department on September 24th confirmed eight additional COVID-19 cases, raising the total to 1,168. Sixteen cases were active. The Daviess County Health Department September 24th reported 10 new COVID-19 cases since September 16th. That brought the total to 967. The number of active cases went down by 23 to 13. The […]

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Audio: Granny Basketball set to tip off at the Ketcham Community Center on Saturday

Granny Basketball will come to Trenton September 25th for a fundraiser for the North Central Missouri Children’s Advocacy Center and the Gifted Group of Grundy County. Games will start at the Ketcham Community Center at 2 o’clock that afternoon. Granny Basketball Player Cindy Guthrie says the first game will be grannies versus grannies to show […]

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Missouri ICUs filling as Delta variant wave moves into northeast, southeast regions

(Missouri Independent) – New cases from the Delta variant wave that has killed more than 1,150 Missourians since June 1 have plateaued, but hospital ICUs continue to fill — and small, rural hospitals are among the hardest hit. There were 690 patients in ICU beds across the state on Tuesday, the most recent day reported by the state Department of Health […]