State and Regional News

House gives final push to bills on public health orders, constitutional amendments

RACHEL SCHNELLE , Missouri News Network
JEFFERSON CITY — Legislation that would severely limit public health officials’ power was approved by the Missouri House on Thursday amid a flurry of action on proposed bills.

State Senate passes Wayfair and gas tax bills

MARK OSSOLINSKI, Missouri News Network
JEFFERSON CITY — In its final meeting before the Missouri legislature’s spring recess, the state Senate passed a slew of bills, including two closely monitored pieces of tax legislation that could have a considerable impact on the state.

New Missouri National Guard Hall of Fame (MONGHOF) announces formation and solicitation of nominations for the 2021 inaugural class

The new Missouri National Guard Hall of Fame (MONGHOF) was formed by a group of Missouri Veterans in 2020. The new Hall of Fame will be physically located in Kirksville, MO and will announce its inaugural class on October 1, 2021.

State Historical Society of Missouri launches the Missouri Encyclopedia

As part of its efforts to commemorate the state’s bicentennial, the State Historical Society of Missouri has launched the Missouri Encyclopedia, a freely accessible, engaging, and authoritative resource for understanding Missouri’s past and people.

Law enforcement cracks down on substance impaired drivers

    This St. Patrick’s Day holiday, make sure your luck doesn’t run out. Plan for a sober ride home should you choose to take part in the celebration. The Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety reminds motorists of the various options available to get everyone home safely. Designating a sober driver, calling a ride share, or using public transportation are just a few of those options. Remember, if you feel different, you drive different.