State and Regional News

Earthquakes actually happen in Missouri. Are you ready? Do you have a plan?

    February is Earthquake Awareness month and the Missouri Department of Commerce and Insurance (DCI) and the Missouri Insurance Education Foundation (MIEF) want to encourage homeowners to assess their financial readiness to recover in the event of a major earthquake event in Missouri. Missouri is the third largest earthquake insurance market in the U.S., following California and Washington.

Congress members introduce legislation to prevent repeated community flooding

    Reps. Ann Wagner (R-MO), David Kustoff (R-TN), Ben McAdams (D-UT), and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) introduced the Repeatedly Flooded Communities Preparation Act. This bipartisan legislation would strengthen protections for flood-prone communities by encouraging them to plan for future disasters.

State seeks organization to provide nutritious meals to children during the summer months

    The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) is looking for organizations throughout the state to help feed thousands of children who would otherwise go without meals during the summer months when school is not in session.

State senators discuss tracking rape evidence kits and opioid prescriptions 

By Abigail Shaw , Missouri News Network
JEFFERSON CITY — The Senate Judiciary Committee heard testimony Monday on one bill that would change regulations governing crime evidence kits and another that would create a Prescription Drug Monitoring Program.