State and Regional News

Watch for MoDOT mowing crews

    Spring rains and warm temperatures bring seasonal growth on Missouri roadways.
    The Missouri Department of Transportation urges motorists to use caution when encountering tractor mowers near the shoulder of interstates and other busy roadways.

Governor highlights economic recovery as part of the ‘Show Me Strong’ Recovery Plan

During today’s COVID-19 briefing, Governor Mike Parson discussed the economic recovery portion of the “Show Me Strong” Recovery Plan.
“I’m glad to see Missourians begin to safely re-engage in the economy, and we are thankful for the businesses across the state that have stepped up and implemented new measures to keep employees and customers safe,” said Governor Parson.

Regional unemployment jumped in March, expected even higher in April

    As Missouri begins to reopen under the Show Me Strong Recovery Plan set out by Governor Mike Parson, the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations' (DOLIR’s) Division of Employment Security (DES) announced new unemployment numbers on Friday, May 8, as well as resources to help businesses and workers return to work. As of Monday, specific county unemployment numbers were only available as of the end of March. April numbers will likely be worse.

COVID 19 pandemic compounding the rural health care crisis

BY CLAIRE HASSLER, GABY MORERA DI NUBILA, CHENGZI CAO AND MINH CONNORS, Missouri News Network
As hospitals brace for a potential uptick in COVID-19 cases with the state reopening, small Missouri communities are facing problems exacerbated by the rural health care crisis that was already taking place in the U.S.

Gun legislation added to massive public safety bill

BY MADISON CZOPEK, Missouri News Network
Debate on a public safety omnibus bill that reached the House floor Tuesday focused heavily on gun legislation, as lawmakers proposed amendments that focus on preserving Second Amendment rights and eliminating many “gun-free zones” in Missouri.