State and Regional News

Missouri continues fight against opioid epidemic with innovative approaches

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.

Be a safe swimmer, says Water Patrol

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.”

Governor Parson to embark on second Trade Mission, travel to Australia to promote Missouri and explore infrastructure strategies

(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.