Missouri State


Dear elected officials: Stop the infighting and do your jobs

There are any number of takeaways one can glean from the recent midterm elections. But one that should be getting more attention is that the public is sick and tired of bitter bickering and obsession with false issues at the expense of the real ones that need fixing. As Congress and state legislatures around the […] The post Dear elected officials: Stop the infighting and do your jobs appeared first on Missouri Independent.

Home and Community-Based Services cuts threaten services for aging population in Missouri

November is National Family Caregivers Month, which focuses attention on the unpaid care work of family members. The care provided by families often is enabled and supported by state-funded wrap-around services. Over the last few decades, Missouri and other state governments around the nation have funded Home and Community-Based Services – or HCBS – as a cheaper alternative to nursing-home care. The turn towards HCBSs has meant that aging Americans are more often able to stay in their homes. The kind of support they provide is broad and includes visiting and live-in nursing care, in addition to other services such as transportation, home repair, and remodeling to ensure accessibility.

Regional mental health board appoints leadership positions

The Northwest Missouri Cooperative Mental Health Board of Trustees decided on leadership positions at their November 17 meeting. The positions are Anglea Brook, chair, Holt County; Judy Hood, vice-chair, Holt County; Sarah Marsh, secretary, Nodaway County and Julia Schmitz, treasurer, Nodaway County. Other activities of the gathering will be in...
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Rep. Cori Bush's story shows how the abortion industry neglects women

The abortion industry is an enormous, profitable machine devoted to the systematic neglect and deception of American women. Even abortion advocates seem to admit its cruelty and indifference: Democratic Missouri Rep. Cori Bush recently told a reporter that her second abortion was performed despite her active protest. She wasn’t ready, and she told the nurse so. The abortionist ignored her and killed the child anyway.

Mid – Mo State Representative Walsh will join Right To Life

Ashland State Representative Sara Walsh will have plenty to do after she leaves the Missouri House at the end of this month …. Walsh will be working in an educational capacity with the anti – abortion group. Lawmakers are banned from lobbying the Capitol for two years after they leave office. Walsh dropped out of the race to replace Vicky Hartzler in Congress.

Missouri's abortion law puts hospitals and patients at risk

Mylissa Farmer was 17 weeks pregnant when she was told her baby wouldn't survive birth. Even though doctors at a Joplin hospital recommended terminating her pregnancy, they couldn't perform the procedure because of Missouri's abortion ban. Now, federal investigators are looking into whether the hospital violated federal law by refusing to perform emergency medical care.

Missouri state budget is bulging with $6 billion in surplus cash

For the first time in its history, the only real limit on what Missouri can buy on a cash-and-carry basis is the imagination of the people spending the money. The state treasury is bulging with more than $6 billion in surplus cash, the result of 28 months of double-digit revenue growth and federal payments tied […] The post Missouri state budget is bulging with $6 billion in surplus cash appeared first on Missouri Independent.

Christmas trees arrive today at Missouri Governor’s Mansion

The 2022 Missouri Governor’s Mansion Christmas trees will arrive on Monday, November 28, 2022, (today) between 7 a.m. – 8 a.m. A portion of Madison Street will be closed during this time. The tree that will be displayed on the Mansion lawn is a 40-foot Norway Spruce donated...

Mo. Governor's Mansion Christmas tree to arrive Monday

Celebrating Christmas with alpacas in southern Illinois. Sikeston DPS investigating shooting inside vehicle on Sikeston Walmart parking lot. A man was shot in the leg in a vehicle on the Sikeston Walmart parking lot. Anniversary of Mayfield tornado coming up. Updated: 6 hours ago. |. The anniversary of the deadly...

Thanksgiving road travel peaks before winding down Sunday night

COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ) Although Thanksgiving was Thursday, Sunday’s roads hosted many people traveling home from their holiday destinations. At 6 p.m. Wednesday, the Missouri State Highway Patrol's counting period started. Troopers will record the injuries and deaths that happen on the road until midnight on Sunday, once most of the Thanksgiving traffic has slowed down.