State and Regional News

Record enrollment, national recognition for State Tech

    On the heels of being ranked first in the country by Wallethub, State Technical College of Missouri has set another enrollment record.  On Tuesday August 26th, State Tech welcomed a record breaking number of students to campus. The most since the college was founded in 1961.

Missouri DHSS monitors recent severe pulmonary disease among e-cigarette users

    On Aug. 20, DHSS issued a health advisory to providers and partners regarding severe lung disease associated with vaping. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports there have now been 193 potential cases of severe lung illness associated with vaping in 22 states from June 28-Aug.20. The CDC is assisting several states in investigations of clusters of pulmonary illnesses linked to e-cigarette product use, or “vaping,” primarily among adolescents and young adults.

Be ready to rumble

• Temporary rumble strips provide advance warning of road conditions
    Motorists sometimes think they’ve encountered an obstacle or debris in the roadway, but that rumble on the road is there for a reason.
    Temporary rumble strips are just one of a number of safety devices used by the Missouri Department of Transportation to provide an additional layer of protection for everyone in work zones, whether you are working or driving.