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Governor Parson Announces $22 Million in Grant Funds for Nonprofits

Governor Parson Announces $22 Million in Grant Funds for Nonprofits Governor Mike Parson announced a new Nonprofit Relief and Recovery Grant that could provide up to $22 million for Missouri nonprofits assisting communities in response to COVID-19. “Missouri nonprofits have been a lifeline for many Missourians throughout the COVID-19 crisis,” Governor Parson said. “They have…

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Gov. Parson Announces $50 Million in New Grants for Businesses

Governor Mike Parson announced $50 million in new grant programs for Missouri businesses. “The COVID-19 crisis has severely impacted Missouri businesses,” Governor Parson said. “However, this challenge has not stopped them from stepping up and finding new ways to serve Missourians. These critical programs will help Missouri businesses continue their operations, cover costs for increased…

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State Answers Questions About Missouri School Reopening

The Missouri Departments of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) and Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) are answering frequently asked health questions about schools reopening next month. The information is designed to help schools navigate during the COVID-19 era. State answers frequently asked questions about Missouri school reopening It includes details about screening, assigned seating, desk…

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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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