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Lyft offers discounted rides for drivers during safety campaign

• Statewide Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement campaign runs August 16 – September 2.
    Getting a safe and sober ride home can be a bit easier and cheaper this summer. Lyft has partnered with the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety to offer discounted rides during the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement campaign. The campaign seeks to emphasize the importance of always driving sober by coupling safety messaging with increased enforcement efforts.

Fast Track Workforce Incentive Grant available for adults at ECC

    Earning a college certificate or degree can be a life-changing experience for any adult student. However, there can be many obstacles that often stand in the way – including financial barriers.

Missouri Department of Natural Resources and Missouri Central Railroad receive negotiation extension for Rock Island Line Corridor

The U.S. Surface Transportation Board has approved a request submitted by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and Missouri Central Railroad seeking an additional 133 days to negotiate an agreement to railbank 144 miles of the former Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad corridor stretching from Windsor to Beaufort, Missouri.

Briggs & Stratton to expand in Poplar Bluff, create 130 new jobs

Briggs & Stratton, a gasoline engine manufacturer, announced Thursday the expansion of its current facility in Poplar Bluff, creating 130 new jobs over the next 12 months with an average salary of $36,531 and additional hiring in 2021. The project represents a capital investment of $15 million to help streamline production and increase the utilization of available square footage.

Onondaga Cave State Park offers hosts hummingbird banding event Aug. 31

Join researcher Lanny Chambers at Onondaga State Park as he captures, bands and studies ruby-throated hummingbirds during at a banding event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 31 at the park’s visitor center. Reservations are not required.