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State Tipoffs Involving Missouri Newsletter for Sunday June 28, 2020 ( 33 items )  

A.T. Still University-Arizona School of Health Science Program Director Recognized for 10 Years' Service With Higher Learning Commission
KIRKSVILLE, Missouri, June 24 -- A.T. Still University issued the following news: Randy Danielsen, PhD, PA-C Emeritus, director, A.T. Still University-Arizona School of Health Science' (ATSU-ASHS) Doctor of Medical Science program, was recently recognized for achieving 10 years' service with The Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Dr. Danielsen has served as a peer reviewer for the past 10 years. A letter of recognition to Dr. Danielsen from HLC acknowledged his service stating, "As we advance o  more

An Editorial Collaboration Illustrates Unique Academic Opportunities at Westminster
FULTON, Missouri, June 25 -- Westminster College issued the following news: Last week, a collaboration between a recent alumna and a Westminster faculty member showcased the many phenomenal scholarly opportunities available at the small liberal arts college. Department of History Chair Dr. Mark Boulton and Melissa Rolseth, together wrote an opinion editorial (https://oklahoman.com/article/5664664/point-of-view-trump-and-tulsa-a-reckoning) about the significance of President Donald Trump kicking  more

Democratic Governors Association: 'No Different Than the Flu'- Gov. Mike Parson Bucks Responsibility for COVID-19, Likens Virus to Flu or Car Wrecks
WASHINGTON, June 25 -- The Democratic Governors Association issued the following news: At a press conference, GOP Missouri Gov. Mike Parson refused to take responsibility for his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, likened the virus to the flu or a car wreck, and harassed a reporter, all in one minute. When asked whether he takes responsibility for the virus's toll on Missouri after he chose to reopen the state, Parson, who has been preaching "personal responsibility", responded: "That's no dif  more

Gasconades Recognized for Their 25th Year of Faithful Service to Hannibal-LaGrange University
HANNIBAL, Missouri, June 24 -- Hannibal-LaGrange University issued the following news release: Even in the midst of rain and COVID-19 concerns, Hannibal-LaGrange University was once again blessed with the service of the Gasconade Valley Baptist Association for the 25th year, demonstrating that faithful service still exists despite challenging circumstances. The Gasconade Valley Baptist Association spent a week in early June hosting volunteers and helping HLGU with summer projects. Although the  more

Kansas Corporation Commission Issues Order Involving CenturyLink and Spectrotel
TOPEKA, Kansas, June 26 -- The Kansas Corporation Commission issued the following order (No. 13-UTDT-781-IAT): In the Matter of the Application for Approval of a Master Resale Agreement Between Embarq Missouri, Inc. d/b/a CenturyLink, United Telephone Company of Kansas d/b/a CenturyLink, United Telephone Company of Southcentral Kansas d/b/a CenturyLink and Spectrotel, Inc. Pursuant to the Telecommunications Act of 1996: ORDER APPROVING INTERCONNECTION AGREEMENT AS AMENDED NOW, the above-captio  more

Missouri PSC Sets Intervention Deadline in Ameren Missouri Case
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, June 26 -- The Missouri Public Service Commission issued the following news release: Union Electric Company d/b/a Ameren Missouri has filed an application with the Missouri Public Service Commission seeking a variance from certain provisions of a Commission rule concerning information to be reported in Ameren Missouri's annual Renewable Energy Standard Compliance Report. Applications to intervene and participate in this case must be filed no later than July 10, 2020,   more

Missouri PSC Sets Intervention Deadline in Spire Missouri Case
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, June 27 -- The Missouri Public Service Commission issued the following news release: Spire Missouri, Inc. (Spire East and Spire West) has filed an application with the Missouri Public Service Commission seeking a depreciation authority order establishing a new annual depreciation rate for smart meter devices. Applications to intervene and participate in this case must be filed no later than July 10, 2020, with the Secretary of the Missouri Public Service Commission, P  more

Missouri Republican Party: ICYMI - Defund Police is Policy, Not Talking Point for Missouri Democrats
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, June 25 -- The Missouri Republican Party issued the following news release: In case you missed it, Missouri Republican Party Executive Director Jean Evans talked with Pete Mundo about how liberal policies are making Missouri communities less safe. In the interview, she highlighted actions by Jean Peters Baker, who serves a dual role as the Missouri Democratic Party Chair and Jackson County Prosecutor, demonstrating support for the Left's Defund The Police movement. I  more

Missouri Republican Party: Nicole Galloway Campaign Insults Missourians With 'Illiterate Hillbilly' Comment
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, June 26 -- The Missouri Republican Party issued the following news release: Nicole Galloway's campaign and advisors have a new name for Missourians who disagree with Galloway's liberal policies: "illiterate hillbillies.' Unable to defend those liberal policies, Galloway directed or allowed her campaign and advisors to use the 'illiterate hillbilly' insult, as one of her advisors did this week in comments about Governor Parson. "There is no limit to Nicole Galloway's d  more

Missouri University of Science & Technology Researchers Help Discover 'Black Neutron Star' That Changes Astronomy
ROLLA, Missouri, June 25 -- Missouri University of Science and Technology issued the following news release: Gravitational wave scientists have observed what may be an entirely new population of astronomical objects, and researchers from Missouri S&T played a part in the discovery. Dr. Marco Cavaglia, professor of physics and director of Missouri S&T's Institute for Multi-Messenger Astrophysics and Cosmology (https://imac.mst.edu/); Dr. Sudarshan Karki, a post-doctoral researcher in physics; a  more

Mo. A.G. Schmitt: Untested Sexual Assault Kits Shipped From Jefferson County Sheriff's Department
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, June 27 -- Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt issued the following news release: Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced that the latest batch of untested sexual assault kits was gathered from neighboring departments at the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department yesterday and shipped to the lab to be tested. In total, 35 kits were gathered from five departments and shipped to the lab. "This shipping event is even more progress toward our goal of clearing t  more

Mo. Department of Conservation's Taberville Prairie a Release Site for Endangered American Burying Beetles
EL DORADO SPRINGS, Missouri, June 25 -- The Missouri Department of Conservation issued the following news release: The American burying beetle is a large and unusual insect. The parents tend young in an underground cavity, and they feed on carrion such as dead birds. Habitat losses or changes have made them an endangered species. But a cooperative restoration program between the Saint Louis Zoo, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has re  more

Mo. Department of Health & Senior Services: Community COVID-19 Testing Events Continue Throughout Missouri
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, June 24 -- The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services issued the following news release: More than 40 counties throughout Missouri have already participated in community sampling efforts in order for public health officials to learn more about the prevalence of COVID-19 transmission. The State of Missouri is continuing these efforts with a round of community sampling events taking place from June 26-July 9 at events being held in 10 counties. Community samp  more

Mo. Department of Health & Senior Services: Health Authorities Respond to Outbreak in Southwest Missouri
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, June 24 -- The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services issued the following news release: The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) has continually worked to expand COVID-19 testing capabilities and executed new strategies to slow the spread of the virus. Significant case growth is being monitored in southwest Missouri, and special attention is being given to food processing plants that employ many essential workers from the southwest Misso  more

Mo. Department of Health & Senior Services: Protect Yourself From Tick and Mosquito Bites This Summer
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, June 23 -- The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services issued the following news release: The summer heat has arrived! Although COVID-19 awareness and prevention continues to be a top priority, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) wants to remind Missourians to also take simple steps to prevent illnesses that are spread by ticks and mosquitoes when they spend time outdoors. "Missouri is a beautiful state, home to gorgeous parks, fanta  more

Mo. Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development Staff Hosts Virtual Meeting With Chief Local Elected Officials Discuss Workforce Funding
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, June 25 -- The Missouri Department of Higher Education issued the following news release: The Office of Workforce Development (OWD) in the Missouri Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development held its annual conference call with the state's Chief Local Elected Officials (CLEO), on Tuesday, to discuss the upcoming program year. Topics discussed during the call included OWD's response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its Return Strong initiative, the state's plan  more

Mo. Department of Higher Education: Missouri Job Centers Begin Public Reopening, Virtual Services Still Available
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, June 24 -- The Missouri Department of Higher Education issued the following news release: Several Missouri Job Centers are now open to the public after a few openings over the last week. The Springfield Job Center reopened with partner staff on May 28, with Office of Workforce Development (OWD) staff returning to in-person work this week. The Northwest Crossing Job Center in St. Louis County opened on Monday, June 15, and the St. Charles Job Center opened on Wednesday,  more

Mo. Department of Natural Resources Seeks Public Comment Proposed Final Remedy, Draft Hazardous Waste Permit for Expert Management, Inc.
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, June 24 -- The Missouri Department of Natural Resources issued the following news release: The Missouri Department of Natural Resources invites the public to review and offer written comments on the proposed final remedy and draft hazardous waste permit for the Expert Management, Inc. facility until Aug. 3, 2020. Expert Management, Inc. (EMI) operated a commercial chemical and explosives manufacturing facility at the site, located at 3078 County Road 180 in Carthage.   more

Mo. Department of Natural Resources: Lake Wappapello State Park Hosts Public Information Meeting July 11
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, June 27 -- The Missouri Department of Natural Resources issued the following news release: Representatives from Missouri State Parks invite the public to an informational meeting on Lake Wappapello State Park at noon, Saturday, July 11, at the park store Breakin' Waves Rentals, LLC. The public is invited to share comments about the park and its operations. Park staff will be present to provide information and answer questions. Input from the public is important to M  more

Mo. Department of Natural Resources: Missouri State Museum Hosts Landing After Hours - Missouri Winemakers July 8
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, June 25 -- The Missouri Department of Natural Resources issued the following news release: The Missouri State Museum will host an afternoon and evening event to celebrate the opening of its Deeply Rooted: Stories of Missouri Farming exhibit on Wednesday, July 8. The exhibit opening will be combined with the site's monthly Landing After Hours with the topic of "Missouri Winemakers." The public is encouraged to visit the Missouri State Museum in the state Capitol any ti  more

Mo. Department of Natural Resources: Nathan and Olive Boone Homestead State Historic Site Hosts Public Information Meeting July 11
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, June 27 -- The Missouri Department of Natural Resources issued the following news release: Nathan and Olive Boone Homestead State Historic Site invites the public to an informational meeting at 10 a.m., Saturday, July 11, in the parlor of the Boone home. The public is invited to share comments about the historic site and its operations. Staff will be on site to provide information and answer questions, and provide a tour of the Boone homestead after the meeting. Input  more

Mo. Departments of Health & Senior Services and Natural Resources Partner With University of Missouri on Project to Test Domestic Wastewater for Coronavirus
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, June 24 -- The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services issued the following news release: The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and researchers at the University of Missouri - Columbia are collaborating on a statewide project to test domestic wastewater for genetic markers of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The project is funded by a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Epidemiol  more

Mo. Departments of Health & Senior Services and Natural Resources Partner With University of Missouri on Project to Test Domestic Wastewater for Coronavirus
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, June 24 -- The Missouri Department of Natural Resources issued the following news release: The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and researchers at the University of Missouri - Columbia are collaborating on a statewide project to test domestic wastewater for genetic markers of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The project is funded by a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Epidemiology and L  more

Mo. Secretary of State Ashcroft: Medical Marijuana Company, Representatives Con St. Louis-Area Investors
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, June 23 -- Missouri Secretary of State Jay R. Ashcroft issued the following news release: Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft's Securities Division ordered Shawn Harrison, Kristie Harrison, Kevin Larson and their company Cannabis Plus Missouri LLC to cease and desist after they allegedly committed fraud in offering and selling unregistered securities. From April 2019 to May 2019, Eureka, Missouri, resident Shawn Harrison allegedly sold at least $10,000 in unregistered, n  more

North Central Missouri College Helps Students Through CARES Act Funding
TRENTON, Missouri, June 23 -- North Central Missouri College issued the following news: North Central Missouri College has been helping students by directly distributing CARES Act funding to eligible students and by providing services that help students adapt to the changes revolving around COVID-19. So far, NCMC has distributed $133,860 to 281 students in federal emergency financial aid grants directly to qualifying students through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) A  more

Republican Governors Association: Galloway Advisor Calls Gov. Mike Parson 'Illiterate Hillbilly,' Insulting Majority of Missourians
WASHINGTON, June 26 -- The Republican Governors Association issued the following news release: Missouri State Auditor and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Nicole Galloway's ally and advisor Patrick Lynn took a page out of the Hillary Clinton playbook this week when he referred to Governor Mike Parson as an "illiterate hillbilly" in a social media post that was reminiscent of Clinton's infamous reference to Trump supporters as a "basket of deplorables." It was unclear from the post whether Ly  more

St. Louis School of Medicine: Folding@home's Fight Against COVID-19 Enlists Big Tech, Gamers, Pro Soccer
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, June 26 -- The Washington University St. Louis School of Medicine issued the following news release: When the crowdsourced supercomputing project Folding@home first announced a shift to coronavirus research and asked for new volunteers to run its software and expand its computing capacity, organizations and citizen scientists from all walks of life heeded the call. Now, about four months later, the number of volunteers has increased a hundredfold. Based at Washington Unive  more

St. Louis School of Medicine: Neidorffs Commit $5 Million to Honor Distinguished Clinicians
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, June 26 -- The Washington University St. Louis School of Medicine issued the following news release: Noemi and Michael Neidorff have committed $5 million to Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis to honor highly regarded physicians Robert C. Packman, MD, and John S. Daniels, MD, with the establishment of two new endowed professorships in their names. The Neidorff family has long been impressed with the quality of care delivered by physicians at the School of   more

Three Rivers Endowment Trust Elects New Board Chair
POPLAR BLUFF, Missouri, June 24 -- Three Rivers College issued the following news: The Three Rivers Endowment Trust has elected Christy Frazier-Moore as its new chair for the coming year. The Three Rivers Endowment Trust has elected Christy Frazier-Moore as its new chair for the coming year. Frazier-Moore was elected as the new chair at the annual meeting held in June. Her term begins July 1. Frazier-Moore is VP/Mortgage Sales Manager at the Bank of Missouri and resides in Poplar Bluff with he  more

University of Missouri-School of Journalism: 11th Hour Project Awards $1.1 Million, 3-Year Grant to Watchdog Writers Group
COLUMBIA, Missouri, June 25 -- The University of Missouri's School of Journalism issued the following news release: Watchdog Writers Group, a Missouri School of Journalism fellowship program, has received a three-year, $1.1. million grant from The Schmidt Family Foundation/The 11th Hour Project to support the group's investigative reporting fellowship and training lab. This is the second grant WWG has received from The 11th Hour Project since the program was established in 2019. WWG plans to a  more

University of Missouri: A Dirty Job - Tracking Coronavirus Using Human Waste
COLUMBIA, Missouri, June 24 -- The University of Missouri issued the following news release: Recent studies in the Netherlands and other places have shown that the presence of SARS-Coronavirus-2, or the novel coronavirus, can be detected in human waste. These studies have led to several ongoing projects throughout the world exploring how waste can be used to monitor the geographic circulation of viruses by providing early detection of its presence in places where people are connected to a centr  more

University of Missouri: A Shorter IQ Test for Children With Special Needs
COLUMBIA, Missouri, June 25 -- The University of Missouri issued the following news release: For decades, neuropsychologists have used the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children test as the gold-standard intelligence quotient (IQ) test to determine the intellectual abilities of children with special needs. However, this comprehensive test can take up to 2 hours to complete, and many children with special needs have a difficult time participating in such long tests. To solve this problem, res  more

University of Missouri: Community Engagement Aids Vulnerable Youth in Rural Missouri
COLUMBIA, Missouri, June 25 -- The University of Missouri issued the following news release: The number of young people around the world who are unemployed, not pursuing an education or in some kind of training program is rising, according to the International Labour Organization. This trend can be particularly harmful for rural communities, as youth who become disconnected with community organizations are more likely to engage in dangerous activities, such as crime or drug use. Now, researche  more