Parson says all businesses can reopen May 4 with some restrictions

BY ASHLYN O’HARA, Missouri News Network
All businesses will be able to reopen — with certain restrictions — under the first phase of Gov. Mike Parson’s Show Me Strong Recovery Plan, which goes into effect this upcoming Monday and extends through May 31.

USDA approves Department of Social Services’ waiver request extending Food Stamp increase through May  

The Department of Social Services has received waiver approval from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) to extend Pandemic Food Stamp/Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (P-SNAP) benefits through the month of May 2020.

Missouri S&T’s Human Powered Vehicle Challenge team become national champions

Missouri University of Science and Technology’s Human Powered Vehicle Challenge team recently earned first place at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers two 2020 Human Powered Vehicle Challenge Digital Competitions. The ASME E-Fest North and E-Fest South competitions, traditionally held in-person at different universities, were moved online due to safety precautions related to the current spread of COVID-19.

MDC says peregrine falcon nest in Kansas City now viewable online

Peregrine falcons are once again tending nests in the Kansas City area, and the public can watch one pair tend eggs and raise young online. A web camera is aimed at a nest box atop the American Century Investments office building near the Country Club Plaza. Four other nests are active with nesting falcon pairs, said Joe Debold, urban wildlife biologist for the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC).