State and Regional News

‘Blue Book’ now available for purchase from state

    Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft unveiled the 2019-2020 Official Manual, also called the “Blue Book.” Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment giving women the right to vote, Ashcroft asked female legislators to provide their thoughts on the significance of the amendment.

Missouri to receive $66 million for child care assistance, $1.5 Million for food banks under federal CARES Act

During Wednesday’s COVID-19 briefing, Governor Parson announced that Missouri will receive $66 million for child care assistance and $1.5 million for food banks under the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

State Historical Society of Missouri offers free virtual programming while facilities remain closed

The public is invited to participate in a variety of free, virtual programs being offered by the State Historical Society of Missouri. Presentations include how to access and preserve digital archives for genealogy and other research. Staff archivists will explore how communities in Missouri responded to the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic using primary and secondary sources.

Department of Social Services announces more child care assistance for low-income families and child care providers

The Department of Social Services (DSS) will expand child care assistance to low-income families and support child care providers with funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Child Care Plan. Temporary changes in some eligibility guidelines for the Child Care Subsidy and Transitional Child Care Subsidy programs will make it possible for more low-income Missouri families to qualify for child care assistance.