Sunday, December 4, 2022


Group wants rollbacks of some IA voting restrictions; RSV, Flu, COVID: KY faces "Triple Threat" this winter; Appeals court halts special master review of documents seized at Mar-a-Lago.


The Senate passes a bill forcing a labor agreement in an effort to avoid a costly railway worker strike. The House Ways and Means Committee has former President Trump's tax returns in hand. The Agriculture Committee is looking at possible regulations for cryptocurrency following the collapse of cryptocurrency giant FTX. The Supreme Court will be reviewing the legality of Biden s student debt relief program next year. Anti-semitic comments from Ye spark the deletion of tweets from the the House Judiciary Committee GOP's Twitter account.


The first-ever "trout-safe" certification goes to an Idaho fish farm, the Healthy Housing Initiative helps improve rural communities' livability, and if Oklahoma is calling to you, a new database makes it easier for buyers and builders to find available lots.


More than 25% of Missourians will be older than 60 by 2040. (Adobe Stock)
HCBS Cuts Threaten Services for Aging Population in Missouri

November is National Family Caregivers Month, which focuses attention on the unpaid care work of family members. The care provided by families …

Every dollar spent at small businesses creates an additional 48 cents in local economic activity, according to an AMEX study. (Adobe Stock)
Small Business Saturday Promotes Spending in the Local Economy

Holiday shoppers this week have no shortage of options with Small Business Saturday being observed Nov. 26. Sandwiched between Black Friday and …

Wild turkeys in Missouri are the eastern subspecies, one of five subspecies in North America. (Alison Toon/Adobe Stock)
Turkey Population Restoration a Model for New Conservation Efforts

As Americans celebrate Thanksgiving, many may not realize a century ago, wild turkeys were near extinction. Conservation groups point to their …

In 2021 74% of Missouri's electricity was generated by coal-fired power plants. (Adobe Stock)
Report: Most Coal-Ash Storage Causing Toxic Groundwater Pollution

A new report found nearly all Missouri coal plants are releasing toxins into the local groundwater. The report from two nonprofits, the …

The program focus on spirituality is broad and not limited to traditional religious faiths. (Adobe Stock)
MSU Offers 'Mental Health and Spirituality' Undergrad Certificate

Missouri State University is offering a new option for students: a certificate that blends psychology with religious studies. The Mental Health and …

Another 63 Missouri School Districts are on the EPA Clean School Bus wait-list. (Maksym Yemelyanov/Adobe Stock)
EPA Awards Missouri School Districts $21 Million for Cleaner Buses

Missouri is joining the transition from diesel to electric school buses, as 26 school districts have been awarded $21 million in federal funds…

Sampling stations are open from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., test results will be available within four weeks. (Adobe Stock)
Some MO Deer Hunters Face Mandatory CWD Sampling This Weekend

As the November portion of firearms deer season opens in Missouri, the Department of Conservation is reminding hunters about mandatory sampling for …

Missouri ranks last in the United States in the percentage of education funding provided by the state. (Adobe Stock)
Panel on Teacher Hiring, Retention to Hold Public Meetings Across MO

The Missouri state commission on teacher recruitment and retention has released its recommendations and will now be holding a series of public-engagem…

Research indicates kids of middle-school age are most frequent victims of bullying. (Waseem Ali Khan/Adobe Stock)
Preventing Bullying: The Importance of Social-Emotional Learning

October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month, and experts are reminding Missourians to be aware of the patterns within bullying. One in …

This is the first election to be conducted under the new voter-ID rules in Missouri. (Adobe Stock)
No-Excuse Absentee Voting Under Way in Missouri

This Friday - October 28 - is Vote Early Day, and with early voting already under way in Missouri there's a few things to remember. Missourians can …

More than 345,000 Missourians are registered to participate in the 2022 Great Central U.S. ShakeOut. (Adobe Stock)
Thousands of Missourians to Participate in Great Central U.S. 'ShakeOut'

Missourians may not think much about earthquakes, but experts say it is important to be mentally prepared. This morning, hundreds of thousands of …

About 227,000 Missouri kids live in poverty. (Adobe Stock)
Programs Target Improving Economic Security for Missouri Families

Missouri has made strides in recent years when it comes to the economic stability of families, but advocates stressed there is more work to be done…


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