State and Regional News

Funding for $300 federal unemployment benefit runs out

The Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DOLIR) reports that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has notified the state that the federal Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) program for unemployed workers which began on the week ending August 1, 2020 will be paid through the week ending on September 5, 2020, for a total of six weeks. The LWA provides a $300 weekly federal supplement for eligible unemployed Missourians.

Bicentennial time capsule needs public’s help to document Missouri history

 The State Historical Society of Missouri and the St. Louis Ambassadors are teaming up to develop a bicentennial time capsule with a goal to collect items that document Missouri’s past, present and future. The two organizations are asking for public participation in this project.