State and Regional News

Governor emphasizes importance of tourism to Missouri’s economy

Today, Governor Mike Parson urged members of the state’s tourism industry to continue their work to promote Missouri as a travel destination, an effort that helped pump more than $17 billion into the state’s economy last year.

Drivers should stay alert for deer on the move

Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, reminds drivers that deer are more active and create hazards for Missouri motorists this time of year. Drivers are reminded that an attempt to avoid striking a deer could result in a more serious crash involving oncoming traffic. Try to remain calm.

Ashcroft announces availability of free on-demand archival workshops

   Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft announced that the Records Services Division of his office and the Missouri Historical Records Advisory Board (MHRAB) are offering free on-demand workshops covering a variety of archives, records management and genealogy-related topics between Oct. 1, 2019, and Jan. 31, 2020. These educational opportunities are made possible through a State Board Programming Grant from the National Historical Records and Publications Commission (NHPRC), the grant-making arm of the National Archives and Records Association.

Missouri Department of Labor adds 24/7 online service

In an effort to make Missouri state government more responsive and accessible to its citizens, the Missouri Department of Labor’s (DOLIR’s) State Board of Mediation (SBM) teamed up with the Office of Administration Information Technology Services Division (OA-ITSD) to begin accepting petitions of Certification for Representation, Decertification and amended petitions online at https://labor.mo.gov/SBM.

Over 400,000 Missourians now registered for annual statewide ‘ShakeOut’ earthquake drill on Oct. 17

Two weeks before Missouri’s annual statewide earthquake drill, more than 405,000 people are already registered to participate in the Great Central U. S. “ShakeOut” on October 17. A total of more than 2.2 million people are registered in the 14 central U.S. states that could be impacted by a New Madrid Seismic Zone earthquake.