State and Regional News

Parson, Galloway split on Clean Missouri, audit controversy 

By Madison Czopek, Missouri News Network
JEFFERSON CITY — An inquiry into potential bias in the auditor’s office and Republican lawmakers’ efforts to revamp Clean Missouri were the focus of disagreement by Gov. Mike Parson and State Auditor Nicole Galloway on Thursday.

Missouri Earthquake Awareness Month emphasizes taking action to reduce risks in New Madrid Seismic Zone

On February 7, 1812, a massive earthquake centered in southeast Missouri rocked much of the nation. It was the last and the largest of three tremendous earthquakes produced by the New Madrid Seismic Zone from 1811 to 1812.

WGU Missouri announces the ‘I Have a Dream’ scholarship in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.

    In celebration of the life and legacy of late civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., WGU Missouri has announced it will award up to $75,000 in scholarships to Missourians who dream of completing their college degrees and advancing their careers. The “I Have a Dream” scholarships are being offered to new students enrolling in any of the online, nonprofit university’s more than 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in information technology, business, K-12 teacher education or health professions, including nursing.

Group begins effort to put measure legalizing marijuana on November ballot

On Thursday, a broad coalition of Missourians, named Missourians for a New Approach, launched an effort to gather signatures for an initiative petition that would place a question on legalizing adult-use marijuana on the 2020 ballot in Missouri. The effort is being backed by many of the same Missourians and groups that passed a medical marijuana constitutional amendment with 66% in 2018.

Missouri experiences significant traffic death reduction in 2019

Preliminary statistics indicate Missouri experienced a 4.9 percent decrease in traffic crash fatalities compared to the previous year. In 2019, there were 876 people killed in traffic crashes compared to 921 people killed in 2018.