State and Regional News

State health officials detail problems facing vaccination rollout

BY ADAM SATRYA JACKSON, HANNAH NORTON AND GRACE ZOKOVITCH, Missouri News Network
JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri’s low national vaccination ranking and discrepancies between geographic areas and vulnerable populations were among the concerns raised by lawmakers during a three-hour meeting with the state’s vaccination team Wednesday.

East Central College to receive $3.4 million through stimulus package

    East Central College will be allocated more than $3.4 million through a federal relief package approved by congress. ECC President Dr. Jon Bauer said official word was given Jan. 15 that $3,471,107 will be provided to ECC through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act.

Before you drink on Super Bowl weekend, plan ahead

    For the second consecutive year, Missouri’s very own Kansas City Chiefs are Tampa bound for Super Bowl LV.

Lawmaker again pushes for statewide prescription drug monitoring program

BY WICKER PERLIS, MISSOURI NEWS NETWORK
JEFFERSON CITY — Thursday brought the latest chapter in a long history of attempts to track and reduce opioid abuse in Missouri.

State elected officials to receive first pay raises in more than a decade

BY MARK OSSOLINSKI, MISSOURI NEWS NETWORK
JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri lawmakers and statewide elected officials will receive annual pay raises of 2.5% each year for the next two years, the first such raises to make it through the legislature since 2008.