State News

Missouri Medicaid Expansion: Now More Important Than Ever

By Heidi B. Miller, M.D. As a primary care doctor, I cringe when I am paged on-call at 2 a.m. by a patient with chest pain, who won’t go to the emergency department because of lack of insurance. With sadness and frustration, I must persuade the patient that this is an emergency, and he could…

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Missouri Man Catches World Record Spotted Sucker

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) congratulates Tyler Goodale of Poplar Bluff for catching a new state-record spotted sucker. The 5-pound, 4-ounce fish not only breaks the previous state-record, a 3-pound, 10-ounce fish caught in 2014 also by Goodale, but also qualifies for the world record. “Goodale’s latest catch beats the existing world record by…

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Missouri Association of County Clerks, Election Authorities Concerns for Voting

In the days following the March 10, 2020, presidential preference primary, while the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic was accelerating, local election authorities across the state began sounding the alarm about the challenges to administering elections, during emergency situations. Shortly after that election, both the courts and Governor Parson agreed that a postponement of the…

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