State and Regional News

Nov. 14 is Missouri Winter Weather Preparedness Day

Missouri has had six ice storms over the last 16 winters that were so severe they led to federal disaster declarations. A 2009 ice storm in southeast Missouri downed about 18,000 utility poles and led to power outages that lasted up to two weeks for some residents.

Governor and secretary of state highlight Missouri’s readiness to defend against cyber threats

Today, Governor Mike Parson held a briefing with Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft, Missouri’s new Chief Information Officer (CIO) Mike Cheles, the President of the Missouri County Clerk’s Association Cathy Daniels, and a representative from the Department of Homeland Security to discuss Missouri’s readiness to defend against cyber threats and to prepare for election security in advance of next Tuesday’s mid-term election.

Three different statewide marijuana measures to appear on ballot

Missouri voters will see three medical marijuana initiatives on their November 6 General Election ballot: Amendment 2, Amendment 3, and Proposition C. You can vote yes or no to each of the ballot measures, and if two of the conflicting constitutional amendments are approved, such as Amendment 2 and Amendment 3, the one receiving the most affirmative votes will be put into effect.

State fire marshal recommends Missourians use hour gained on Sunday to test smoke alarms, change batteries

State Fire Marshal Tim Bean encourages Missourians to use part of the hour they will gain as clocks “fall back” on Sunday to test smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, change the batteries and practice their family fire escape plan.