State and Regional News

New 557 area code coming to 314 area code region

                  The Missouri Public Service Commission reminds telephone customers in the current 314 area code that implementation of an overlay plan and the introduction of a new area code in the current 314 area code will occur later this month (August).  

Grant funds available for cultural heritage institutions

The State Historical Society of Missouri is seeking proposals of up to $500, each, to help Missouri cultural heritage institutions preserve and provide access to local history. The deadline for organizations to submit their application is Sept. 15.

Initiative on adult-use marijuana legalization qualifies for November ballot

Missouri voters will soon have an opportunity to determine whether the Show-Me State becomes the 20th in the nation to regulate, tax and legalize marijuana for adult use.

Area unemployment rate drops in June

• Crawford County report lowest rate since 1990
            As the federal government reported the addition of 528,000 new jobs created in July last week—getting the country back to pre-pandemic employment levels—the state of Missouri released its county unemployment numbers for June and they were also encouraging. Both Crawford and Phelps counties showed reduced unemployment.

Multiple work zones to impact Interstate 44 during August

                  Motorists traveling through the central part of the state on Interstate 44 will experience lane closures and significant delays during the month of August, as multiple work zones are in place.