Jefferson City, MO Government

Afghan family of nine coming to Jefferson City as refugees

JEFFERSON CITY — A family of nine Afghan refugees will be taken in by Catholic Charities in Jefferson City,. "They're coming here because if they were to have stayed, their lives were in jeopardy," said Dan Lester, the non-profit organization's executive director for Central and Northern Missouri. "It could be days, I would be really surprised if we didn't see anybody before the end of September."
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Jefferson City Board of Education votes to keep COVID-19 reentry plan in place

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMIZ) The Jefferson City Board of Education voted Thursday night to keep the JC Schools' COVID-19 reentry plan in place and will reevaluate around the 30th day of school. Public comment mainly consisted of debating over masks for students in schools. Watch the meeting replay in the player below. It's an ongoing The post Jefferson City Board of Education votes to keep COVID-19 reentry plan in place appeared first on ABC17NEWS.

Missouri Dept. of Natural Resources still investigating cause of Wilson’s Creek contamination

GREENE COUNTY, Mo. (KY3) - A local waterway is still polluted after more than two decades, and researchers are trying to figure out why. . The Missouri Department of Natural Resources says it is not so sure it is all connected to just one problem. Contamination in Wilson’s Creek dates back to at least 1998. At that time it was placed on an “impaired waters” list.
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New Bloomfield board approves purchase of truck

NEW BLOOMFIELD — The New Bloomfield R-3 School District Board of Education approved the purchase of a Chevrolet Silverado for $36, 669 at its Thursday meeting. They also approved the amended Employee Manual as presented and then rescinded and then approved policy number C-165-P and I-125-P. After reviewing the Safe...

Report: Missouri receives failing grade for handling of COVID-19 in prisons

(Missouri News Service) – One out of every three people incarcerated in the United States has contracted COVID-19, and a new report shows how state prison systems – including in Missouri – have failed to properly handle the public-health crisis. The Prison Policy Initiative report evaluates how corrections departments have...

Missouri’s low vaccination rate worries new health director

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The state’s new law limiting the authority of public health officials and the low vaccination rate is worrying the Missouri Health Director Don Kauerauf. After less than three weeks into the job, Don Kauerauf says that masks work. He said there’s not a one-size-fits-all solution but believes the state health department should provide baseline guidance for schools and communities to follow.

Vague broadband coverage mapping obstacle to expansion, Missouri providers say

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — With millions of dollars flowing into Missouri to address the digital divide, internet providers noted one of the biggest obstacles to investing in broadband infrastructure was inadequate coverage mapping. Charter Communications senior manager for government affairs Mike Mores noted the mapping system used by the Federal...
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Take the Sept. 17 Constitution quiz

The California Democrat and the Daughters of the American Revolution are partnering for this year's Constitution Week, which commemorates the famous U.S. document. Constitution Week runs Sept. 17-23. Test your knowledge of the Constitution by taking our daily quizzes at If you provide your email and opt in for...

Missouri’s New Office of Childhood has Opened for Business

Missouri’s new Office of Childhood has opened for business. It consolidates nearly all of the state’s early childhood programs about early learning, afterschool activities, child care, home visiting, and early intervention. During a Missouri House committee hearing Wednesday, Doctor Pam Thomas, who leads the office, talks about one of the reasons the office was created.

This is How Many People Have Died From COVID-19 in Missouri

Since the first death attributable to COVID-19 was reported in the United States on Feb. 29, 2020, an estimated 657,114 Americans have died — and as the delta variant spreads, that number continues to grow. Adjusting for population, there have been a total of 201 COVID-19-related deaths for every 100,000 Americans nationwide. In Missouri, deaths […]

COVID-19: Over 7.6 Million Vaccines Have Been Distributed to Missouri. This is How Many the State Has Actually Given Out

It has now been 39 weeks since the first shipments of the COVID-19 vaccine were sent out to states, kicking off the largest vaccination campaign in human history. As of September 15, 461,117,525 doses of the vaccine have been sent out across the country — equivalent to 140.5% of the U.S. population. While the initial […]