State and Regional News

Missourians are invited to visit historical and cultural sites in commemoration of bicentennial

    A new bicentennial program is underway to encourage individuals, families and groups to travel the state and participate in fun challenges and learn more about Missouri.

MSHP seeking applicants for next class

    The Missouri State Highway Patrol, a premier law enforcement agency, is testing for new troopers. The Patrol is encouraging qualified individuals of all backgrounds to apply, and will offer testing at nine different locations in Missouri. Those who successfully complete testing will be eligible to continue in the selection process for the 113th Recruit Class, scheduled to begin training on January 18, 2022. The application deadline is September 18, 2021.

As regulations vanish, one Missouri county is ground zero for factory farming debate

MALLORY DAILY, MISSOURI NEWS NETWORK
In January 2020, a pork corporation came knocking in Livingston County.
United Hog Systems notified nearby landowners that they were filing an application for a 5,700-hog operation.

House advances bill regulating seclusion and restraint in schools

BY MARK OSSOLINSKI, Missouri News Network
JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri House of Representatives gave first approval Tuesday to a long-developing bill spurred in part by a 2019 Columbia Public Schools controversy.

K-12 teachers could receive $500 tax deductions

ALLISON MARIE SAWYER, Missouri News Network
JEFFERSON CITY — K-12 teachers could receive up to $500 in tax deductions under proposed legislation addressed by House lawmakers this week.
Rep. Ann Kelley, R-Lamar, said House Bill 314 would reimburse teachers for any expenses related to educational purposes.