State and Regional News

Governor to embark on trade mission

From December 2 through December 11, Governor Mike Parson and First Lady Teresa Parson will travel to Israel and Greece for a third international Trade Mission. Israel and Greece are key trade partners for Missouri, with nearly $54 million and more than $12 million in exports in 2020, respectively.

Department of Natural Resources encourages mercury awareness and safety

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is encouraging Missourians to be aware of what mercury is, as well as the contamination hazards and potential health risks from unsafe handling of the toxic material. People should also know how to prevent mercury spills, what actions to take if a mercury spill occurs and how to safely dispose of mercury-containing devices.

Thanksgiving begins period of higher fire risk as more friends, relatives gather to celebrate the holidays this year

More Missourians are expected to travel and gather together this year for larger Thanksgiving and holiday celebrations after a quieter holiday season in 2020 because of COVID-19. State Fire Marshal Tim Bean is advising folks to reduce the risk of fires as we enter the five-week period of elevated fire hazards.

MSHP to participate in Project Blue Light

    Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the Missouri State Highway Patrol will again join members of Concerns of Police Survivors in paying tribute to fallen officers and showing support for law enforcement by participating in Project Blue Light.

Help with heating and cooling bills now available year-round, benefit set to double

The Department of Social Services announced today that the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), Energy Assistance (EA) program will now be available to help Missourians with their heating and cooling bills year-round and the benefit amount will double for those who are eligible.