State and Regional News

Delegates to Silver Haired Legislature choose their top priorities for 2023

                  The 49th Annual Conference of the Silver Haired Legislature took place in Jefferson City on October 18, 19 and 20, 2022. The delegates in attendance chose their top five Priorities and formulated plans to advocate for senior issues during the coming legislative session.

Be a courteous, attentive driver this Thanksgiving holiday

                  Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, reminds everyone there will be an increase in traffic over the Thanksgiving holiday. Drivers should remain alert to changes along their normal route. Regardless of traffic patterns, safety should remain a priority.

Missouri Job Centers assisting residents with voter registration

Missouri Job Centers are making it easier for Missourians to become registered voters. Any Missouri resident interested in registering to vote can now do so at Job Centers across the state.

Missouri ranks among worst states for new cases of lung cancer, according to new report

The 2022 “State of Lung Cancer” report reveals that Missouri ranks 45th in he nation for the rates in new cases of lung cancer. The American Lung Association’s 5th annual report, released today, highlights the toll of lung cancer in Missouri and examines key indicators including new cases, survival, early diagnosis, surgical treatment, lack of treatment and screening rates.