State and Regional News

Bill seeks transparency for health care costs 

By Claire Colby, Missouri News Network
JEFFERSON CITY — Rep. Steve Helms, R-Springfield, wants you to know how much your health care is going to cost. His bill would require health care providers to share “good faith estimates” of costs before providing services.

Staffer removed from Hawley audit, but Galloway's office says no bias occurred 

BY EMILY WOLF, Missouri News Network
JEFFERSON CITY — The State Auditor’s Office removed the director of an audit of the office of former Attorney General Josh Hawley after Hawley alleged bias in the process, the new director of the audit said in a hearing Wednesday.

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.