The widespread opioid epidemic is considered a public health crisis and for years has been an ongoing challenge in Missouri and across the nation. Missouri’s Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) continues to be innovative in its efforts to help people affected by this epidemic.
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Warm temperatures attract people of all ages to Missouri’s many lakes or rivers to go swimming and to cool off. Beating the heat in this manner is part of summer. “It’s fun to go swimming,” said Captain Matthew C. Walz, director of the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Water Patrol Division, “but understanding the risks and taking proper precautions is important. It’s common for children and teens to overestimate their swimming ability, which is why adult supervision is so important.”
(JEFFERSON CITY, MO) – On August 1, Governor Mike Parson departed for Australia for a second international Trade Mission. Australia is Missouri’s ninth largest international market, with over $308 million in exports in 2018.
Today, Governor Mike Parson announced Colonel Levon Cumpton as the next Adjutant General (TAG) of the Missouri National Guard, who serves as the state’s senior military officer.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol is taking part in the American Association of State Troopers’ "2019 America's Best Looking Cruiser Contest" and invites the public to vote for the MSHP's cruiser.