Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the Patrol has launched an upgraded Missouri AMBER Alert system that streamlines the process to get alerts to the public faster.
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Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) launched Ready, Set, PrEP, a national program that makes medications for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), taken daily to prevent HIV, available at no cost to people without prescription drug insurance coverage.
The Office of Administration announced today that the renovation of Ceres is nearing completion and that she would be returning to the Missouri State Capitol in early December. On December 6th, Ceres will be back in Jefferson City, Missouri, and will be erected vertically for public viewing.
Thanksgiving begins a five-week period of elevated fire risks, with the three tops days of the year for cooking fires all occurring between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, according to State Fire Marshal Tim Bean. Bean urges Missourians to take steps in advance as they plan their celebrations to avoid preventable fires.
In celebration of National First Responders Day, online, nonprofit university WGU Missouri has announced it will award up to $50,000 in scholarships to EMTs, police officers, firefighters, corrections officers – and their spouses – who are interested in furthering their education.
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