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Kansas, Missouri team up on national security issues

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The states of Missouri and Kansas are teaming up on an initiative to raise awareness of national security operations in the Midwest. The National Security Crossroads is a branding effort to draw ...

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Missouri added 15,000 jobs in July after ending extra unemployment

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Missouri Gov. Mike Parson’s decision earlier this summer to end additional federal unemployment benefits has had a positive effect on the state’s jobs and economy. Missouri payrolls added exactly 15,000 non-farm jobs ...

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New grants to protect children against crime in Missouri

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Missouri Gov. Mike Parson this week announced $4 million in new grant opportunities to combat crime against children and provide additional funding to agencies that provide services to crime victims. “The last ...

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Missouri school district spent $15,000 on critical race theory curriculum

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Just a week after Gov. Mike Parson said Missouri was not teaching critical race theory,  a St. Louis-area school district is preparing to do just that. The district paid $15,000 for curriculum ...

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Gov. Parson claims Missouri schools not teaching critical race theory

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Missouri schools have local control and create their own curricula, Gov. Mike Parson tweeted on Monday. Schools are teaching “diversity, equity and inclusion,” not the controversial critical race theory. Parson said schools ...

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Hollywood in the heartland: Major entertainment studio coming to Missouri

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Missouri leaders this week announced plans to build the largest entertainment production services and rehearsal facility of its kind in the nation. The 32-acre, $111 million Gateway Studios development near St. Louis will include ...

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Missouri governor, attorney general defend new Second Amendment law

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Gov. Mike Parson and Attorney General Eric Schmitt fired back at the U.S. Justice Department regarding the recently enacted Second Amendment Preservation Act in Missouri. “We will not stand by while the ...

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Federal Court blocks Missouri law that banned aborting babies with Down syndrome

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A federal appeals court panel on Wednesday blocked Missouri from banning abortions of children with Down syndrome. A three-judge panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis heard ...

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Legislators want special session to stop critical race theory in Missouri schools

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Two Missouri lawmakers have sent a letter to Gov Mike Parson to request a special legislative session to address the teaching of critical race theory in state schools. In the letter, Sen. ...

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Missouri legislature may call special session over Kansas City defunding police

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Missouri Republicans are calling for a special legislative session to address the Kansas City Council and Mayor Quinton Lucas defunding the police department. Lucas, who recently traveled to Washington DC to meet ...

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Missouri and Kansas will not require vaccine passports

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The governors of Missouri and Kansas announced on Monday that they will not institute vaccine passports for citizens. Missouri Gov. Mike Parson said that although he doesn’t support state-mandated vaccine passports, he ...

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Virtual Pro-life Action Event starts today culminating in April rally

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The annual Pro-Life Lobby Day will be virtual as Missouri Right to Life works to elevate the issue in the state legislature. It begins March 9 and will run through April 14th ...

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Infrastructure and workforce development top priorities for Gov. Parson in 2021

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Missouri Gov. Mike Parson promised to focus on workforce development and infrastructure development during his State of the State address recently. “Time and again, our administration has addressed the challenges of our ...

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Gov. Parson proclaims January 24-30 as School Choice Week in Missouri

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For the third consecutive year, the last week of January has been officially proclaimed Missouri School Choice Week by Gov. Mike Parson. His proclamation for the week recognizes that every Missouri student ...

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Missouri Governor Parson inauguration held

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Missouri Gov. Mike Parson began a second term in office Monday with an inaugural ceremony that was scaled back. The event also marked kicked off Missouri’s bicentennial year. Up to 2,000 people ...

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Missouri budget to dip $400 million due to lockdowns

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The Missouri state budget for the next fiscal year will take a major as a result of economic fallout from pandemic lockdowns. The budget year that begins in July is expected to ...

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Missouri ranks fifth in the nation in economic recovery from pandemic

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The Missouri recovery is full steam ahead as the economy comes back strong from the pandemic. The state had the nation’s fifth-best employment recovery in November, according to a report released last week. ...

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Gov. Parson inauguration will tie into Missouri bicentennial

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Gov. Mike Parson intends to commemorate the beginning of Missouri’s bicentennial year when he takes the oath of office in January. “There’s a lot of focus around celebrating the state’s rich heritage ...

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Parson’s former chief of staff denounces Democrat TV ad that used his image

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Martin “Bub” Hohulin, former chief of staff to Missouri Gov. Mike Parson, said the Democratic Governors Association used footage of him in a TV commercial without his permission “Nobody asked my permission ...

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VOTER GUIDE: Missouri state offices

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Missouri’s state wide race generally coincide with presidential election years. As part of our voter guide, here are the candidates for this year’s state wide executive offices including Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Treasurer, ...

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McCloskey’s indicted on weapons charge; Gov. Parson promises pardon if convicted

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Mark and Patricia McCloskey, who were charged with brandishing weapons against a mob at their St. Louis home in July, have been indicted by a grand jury. The couple was indicted on ...

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Gov. Parson activates National Guard as precaution in wake of protests

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Missouri Gov. Mike Parson has declared a state of emergency and activated the National Guard as a precautionary measure as protests broke over the death of Breonna Taylor. He also said the ...

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All Missouri schools open for some type of classes, Gov. Parson says

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All Missouri public schools are back in session this week, whether in-person, online or a hybrid of the two for classes. “We want our kids in school.” Gov. Mike Parson said, “and ...

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Nicole Galloway accused of breaking state election laws

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Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway misused tax dollars for her gubernatorial campaign, according to a complaint filed with the Secretary of State. The complaint was made by Liberty Alliance USA last week to Missouri ...

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Cameras in nursing homes to motorcycle helmets: New Missouri laws go into effect today

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Several laws passed by the Missouri Legislature during the second regular session of the 100th General Assembly take effect today. Missourinet provided a brief overview of these new laws. Motorcycle helmets. House ...

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