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State Tipoffs Involving Missouri Newsletter for Sunday July 05, 2020 ( 32 items )  

A.T. Still University-College of Graduate Health Studies Adjunct Professor Named to Journal Editorial Board
KIRKSVILLE, Missouri, July 2 -- A.T. Still University issued the following news on June 30: Michael Halasy, DHSc, MS, PA-C, adjunct professor, A.T. Still University-College of Graduate Health Studies (ATSU-CGHS), has been named to the Mayo Clinic Proceedings: Innovation, Quality, and Outcomes (MCP:IQ&O) journal editorial board. MCP:IQ&O is an online only, open-access journal, that publishes original research, reviews, commentaries, editorials, and other materials that focus on clinical innovat  more

Clinton Normore, MBA, Promoted to ATSU's Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion
KIRKSVILLE, Missouri, July 3 -- A.T. Still University issued the following news: A.T. Still University of Health Sciences' (ATSU) President Craig M. Phelps, DO, '84, announced Clinton Normore, MBA, has been promoted to vice president of diversity & inclusion, effective Wednesday, July 1, 2020. Normore joined ATSU in September 2013 as director of diversity and was appointed associate vice president of diversity & inclusion in 2016. "Over the past seven years, Mr. Normore has been instrumental   more

Department of Natural Resources Awards $50,000 Grant to the Brush Creek Sewer District
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, July 1 -- The Missouri Department of Natural Resources issued the following news release: The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has awarded a $50,000 Small Community Engineering Assistance Program grant to the Brush Creek Sewer District in Laclede County to evaluate the district's wastewater collection system. The grant offers funding to qualifying small communities to help cover engineering costs for evaluating water and wastewater system improvements. The dis  more

Dr. David Russell to Serve as Chair of Columbia College Board of Trustees
COLUMBIA, Missouri, July 2 -- Columbia College issued the following news: The Columbia College Board of Trustees has elected Dr. David Russell to a four-year term as chair of the college's governing board. Russell joined the board of trustees in 2016, and his term as chair officially begins today, July 1. He succeeds Walter E. Bixby III, who served in the position from 2016-2020 and was a member of the board for 19 years. "Columbia College is well-positioned to meet the challenges posed by the  more

Dr. Farris Named New A.T. Still University-College of Graduate Health Studies Associate Dean of Academics & Assessment
KIRKSVILLE, Missouri, June 29 -- A.T. Still University issued the following news: A.T. Still University-College of Graduate Health Studies (ATSU-CGHS) Dean Don Altman, DDS, DHSc, EdD, MPH, MBA, MA, has announced Jim Farris, PT, PhD, has been named ATSU-CGHS associate dean of academics & assessment. Dr. Farris has been with ATSU since 2008, most recently serving as ATSU-Arizona School of Health Sciences Physical Therapy department chair. He will begin his new duties Sept. 1. According to an e  more

Evangel University: Bob Eby Appointed as Director of AGTS' Preaching Center
SPRINGFIELD, Missouri, June 30 -- Evangel University issued the following news release: Rev. Robert M. Eby is the new director of the Cordas C. Burnett Center for Biblical Preaching at the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary in Springfield, Missouri. Dr. Tim Hager, the dean of AGTS and vice president of Evangel University, made the announcement Monday, June 29, 2020. "Bob is a passionate ministry leader who has dedicated his life to studying scripture and cultivating a solid theological fo  more

Evangel University: Don Tosh to Head KME, National Math Honor Society... Again
SPRINGFIELD, Missouri, June 30 -- Evangel University issued the following news release: Dr. Don Tosh, senior professor of mathematics at Evangel University, is the first person in history to lead Kappa Mu Epsilon, the national math honor society, two times. "Don was recently asked to reprise his role, when the current president-elect needed to step down at the end of the just completed academic year," said Dianne Twigger, assistant professor of math at Evangel. "With his experience and reputa  more

Kansas Corporation Commission Announces Dockets for July 1, 2020
TOPEKA, Kansas, July 2 -- The Kansas Corporation Commission announced the following dockets: 21-TRAM-006-PEN Docket Type: PEN - Penalty Orders Docket Description: In the Matter of the Investigation of Midwest Irrigation Systems, Inc. Date Filed: 07/01/2020 * * * 21-FCMT-007-TAR Docket Type: TAR - Tariff Docket Description: Tariff for Consolidated Communications of Missouri Company Date Filed: 07/01/2020 * * * 21-SFLT-008-TAR Docket Type: TAR - Tariff Docket Description: Tariff for C  more

Missouri Department of Conservation: Accepting Applications for a Women-only Managed Deer Hunt in the Kansas City Area
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, July 2 -- The Missouri Department of Conservation issued the following news release: The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) helps connect women with outdoor skills and sports. Women may apply to participate in a managed deer hunt that will be held Oct. 24-25 at the Burr Oak Woods Conservation Area in Blue Springs. Applications for this hunt will be accepted July 1-31. This hunt is open to women 18 and older who have never harvested a white-tailed deer. MDC manages  more

Missouri Department of Natural Resources Awards $50,000 Grant to Princeton
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, June 30 -- The Missouri Department of Natural Resources issued the following news release: The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has awarded a $50,000 Small Community Engineering Assistance Program grant to the city of Princeton in Mercer County to evaluate the city's wastewater system. The grant offers funding to qualifying small communities to help cover engineering costs for evaluating water and wastewater system improvements. The city will use the grant to   more

Missouri Department of Natural Resources Awards $50,000 Grant to Van Buren
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, June 30 -- The Missouri Department of Natural Resources issued the following news release: The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has awarded a $50,000 Small Community Engineering Assistance Program grant to the city of Van Buren to evaluate the city's wastewater collection system. The grant offers funding to qualifying small communities to help cover engineering costs for evaluating water and wastewater system improvements. The city will use the grant to identi  more

Missouri Department of Natural Resources: Battle of Pilot Knob State Historic Site Hosts a Celebration of Independence 4
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, July 2 -- The Missouri Department of Natural Resources issued the following news release: Battle of Pilot Knob State Historic Site invites the public to attend Four Fourths and a Fifth, a patriotic-themed reenactment, at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, July 4. Local writer and historian Dr. Eric "Rick" Mansfield brings to the stage a one-man production that celebrates our independence over the past two-plus centuries. The reenactment features five characters, all in historical c  more

Missouri Dept. of Health and Senior Services: Missouri Pregnancy-Associated Mortality Review Board Publishes First Annual Maternal Mortality Report
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, July 2 -- The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services issued the following news release: The Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) is pleased to announce the release of the Missouri Pregnancy-Associated Mortality Review: 2017 Annual Report. DHSS is required per RSMo 192.990.7, to annually submit a report on maternal mortality in the state. The report is the product of over a year's work of the Pregnancy-Associated Mortality Review (PAMR) board and i  more

Missouri PSC Sets Intervention Deadline in Evergy Missouri West Fuel Adjustment Charge Cases
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, July 3 -- The Missouri Public Service Commission issued the following news release: Evergy Missouri West, Inc. d/b/a Evergy Missouri West (formerly KCP&L Greater Missouri Operations Company) has filed a request with the Missouri Public Service Commission to adjust the fuel adjustment charge (FAC) on the bills of its electric customers. Evergy Missouri West has made two filings. In its first filing (Case No. ER-2020-0421), Evergy Missouri West proposes to adjust the FA  more

Missouri PSC Sets Intervention Deadline in Missouri American Water Case
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, June 30 -- The Missouri Public Service Commission issued the following news release: Missouri-American Water Company (MAWC) has filed an application with the Missouri Public Service Commission seeking an Accounting Authority Order (AAO) permitting it to accumulate and defer to a regulatory asset for consideration of recovery in future rate case proceedings, all extraordinary costs and financial impacts incurred as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, plus associated carr  more

Missouri PSC Sets Intervention Deadline in Missouri-American Water Company Rate Cases
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, July 3 -- The Missouri Public Service Commission issued the following news release: The Missouri Public Service Commission has established the deadline for those wishing to intervene and participate in water and sewer rate cases filed by the Missouri-American Water Company (MAWC). Applications to intervene and participate in these rate cases must be filed no later than July 22, 2020, with the Secretary of the Missouri Public Service Commission, P.O. Box 360, Jefferson  more

Missouri PSC: Spire Customers to See One-Time Bill Credit Under Agreement Approved by Public Service Commission
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, July 3 -- The Missouri Public Service Commission issued the following news release: The Missouri Public Service Commission has approved an agreement reached between the Staff of the Missouri Public Service Commission, the Office of the Public Counsel and Spire Missouri, Inc. (Spire) which will provide approximately $15 million in one-time bill credits to Spire East and Spire West natural gas customers. Under the agreement approved by the Commission, refunds will be cr  more

Missouri Reminds Unemployed Workers That Work Search Activities Resume Next Week
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, July 4 -- The Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations issued the following news release: Beginning next week, the week of July 5-11, 2020, unemployed workers that wish to continue to receive unemployment benefits (including the $600 federal supplement through July 25, 2020) will once again be required to perform work search activities. The work search activity requirement set out by law had been previously lifted for those that had filed a coronavirus-rel  more

Missouri Republican Party: 'Defund the Police' Gaining Steam
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, July 2 -- The Missouri Republican Party issued the following statement: Missouri Republican Party Executive Director Jean Evans issued the following statement calling on Nicole Galloway to explain to Missourians why she supports the Left's "Defund the Police" initiative: "The Left is putting 'Defund the Police' into action with the support of liberals like Nicole Galloway. "New York City just passed a budget that includes significant efforts to defund the city's poli  more

Missouri Republican Party: Missourians Are Not 'Illiterate Hillbillies,' Nicole
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, June 29 -- The Missouri Republican Party issued the following news release: Nicole Galloway's campaign team this week announced how they truly feel about Missourians who dare disagree with Galloway's liberal policies: They believe those Missourians are "illiterate hillbillies." It was a rare moment of candor for Nicole Galloway who for months has been hiding in her basement hoping Missourians never challenge her left-wing views. The Galloway campaign's "illiterate hil  more

Missouri Republican Party: Where's Nicole? Nicole Galloway Supports Plan to 'Defund the Police'
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, June 30 -- The Missouri Republican Party issued the following statement: Missouri Republican Party Executive Director Jean Evans issued the following statement calling on Nicole Galloway to stop hiding and explain to Missourians why she supports a plan to "Defund the Police": "Nicole Galloway's reckless and dangerous policies would defund, disband and disarm police departments leading to absolute chaos in our communities. "Missourians are asking, 'where's Nicole?' Th  more

Missouri Secretary of State: Ashcroft Joins Secretaries of State in Appreciating United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Launch
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, July 2 -- Missouri Secretary of State Jay R. Ashcroft issued the following news release: Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft, whose office oversees business filings in Missouri, joined secretaries of state nationwide in recognizing and appreciating the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, which officially enters into force today. "We're grateful for this historic agreement, which will help Missouri agriculture and businesses grow with more jobs and increasing exports,"  more

Missouri State Treasurer: Treasurer Fitzpatrick Holds CARES Act Funding Working Group Meeting
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, July 2 -- Missouri State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick issued the following news release: Missouri State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick today held a meeting of the CARES Act Funding Working Group. The meeting focused on finding ways to support the programs and agencies impacted by necessary reductions in the state budget. Additionally, the working group is considering solutions to support Missouri's struggling tourism industry, provide utility assistance for those facing s  more

Mo. Department of Transportation Releases Details Regarding 2021 Contrary Creek Bridge Replacement
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, July 2 -- The Missouri Department of Transportation issued the following news: Next year the Missouri Department of Transportation will be replacing the Osage County Route N bridge over Contrary Creek. The bridge is located The existing Contrary Creek structure was built in 1958 and is 62-years-old. The condition of the bridge has reached a point where the bridge girders and deck must be replaced. The project will be completed by a contractor for MoDOT and is schedul  more

Mo. Gov. Parson Signs FY 2021 Budget Bills
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, July 1 -- Gov. Michael Parson, R-Missouri, issued the following news release: Governor Mike Parson signed the FY21 budget bills passed by the General Assembly. The total state budget is approximately $35.3 billion, including $10 billion in general revenue. "Every year, the General Assembly is committed to protecting Missouri taxpayers' hard earned money with a fiscally responsible budget," Governor Parson said. "Although this legislative session looked very differe  more

Montana Democratic Party: This 4th of July Weekend, Austin Knudsen Continues to Lock Out Local Veterans From Their Own Park
HELENA, Montana, July 3 -- The Montana Democratic Party issued the following news release: As Montanans head out for the 4th of July weekend to honor our nation and remember those who served, Austin Knudsen continues to block access for veterans to enjoy their own veterans park, located along the Missouri River southwest of Culbertson. Knudsen and his family bought the property around the park and gated it off, effectively stealing the property from the American Legion Post of Culbertson. Thi  more

St. Louis School of Medicine: Effort to Screen Potential COVID-19 Antiviral Drugs Underway
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, July 2 -- The Washington University St. Louis School of Medicine issued the following news release: Postdoctoral researcher Pallavi Chandra, PhD, looks at plates containing cells infected with the COVID-19 virus in a biosafety level 3 laboratory as postdoctoral researcher Ekansh Mittal, PhD, looks on. Chandra and Mittal are screening chemical compounds for their ability to inactivate the COVID-19 virus as part of an effort to find potential antiviral drugs. Six months into  more

State Fair Community College's Vital Role in COVID-19 Recovery and Stronger Communities
SEDALIA, Missouri, June 30 -- State Fair Community College issued the following news: The COVID-19 tsunami has left a global high-water mark with far-reaching consequences on the world economy, health services and how Americans live. As the waters of change recede, State Fair Community College and other technical schools will play a vital role in economic recovery and strengthening communities because these institutions can provide immediate and affordable access to training and services that s  more

The Journalism School's KOMU-TV Expands Its Reach by Launching App on Roku
COLUMBIA, Missouri, June 30 -- The University of Missouri's School of Journalism issued the following news release: As they seek to expand their audience reach and capabilities, staff at Missouri School of Journalism's KOMU-TV, an NBC affiliate in Columbia, Missouri, announces the station's presence on the streaming platform Roku. With the launch, the station live-streams its newscasts directly to the platform, which has close to 40 million active users. In addition, Roku provides an archive o  more

Treasurer Fitzpatrick Breaks Third Unclaimed Property Record
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, July 1 -- Missouri State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick issued the following news release: As the fiscal year comes to a close, Missouri State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick announced that his administration has broken its third Unclaimed Property record, returning unclaimed property to more Missourians in a fiscal year than any other Treasurer in Missouri history. Despite the challenges of working from home due to COVID-19, employees in the Unclaimed Property Division close  more

University of Missouri Researcher Studying Possible Key to COVID-19 Vaccine
COLUMBIA, Missouri, July 1 -- The University of Missouri issued the following news release: As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to present serious health and economic challenges, researchers around the globe are working to better understand the novel coronavirus in the hopes of developing a vaccine. Now, a researcher at the University of Missouri has received a $200,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for a "rapid response" study of an aspect of the virus that has received little att  more

University of Missouri: A New View of Microscopic Interactions
COLUMBIA, Missouri, July 1 -- The University of Missouri issued the following news release: When two cars collide at an intersection -- from opposite directions -- the impact is much different than when two cars -- traveling in the same direction -- "bump" into each other. In the laboratory, similar types of collisions can be made to occur between molecules to study chemistry at very low temperatures, or "cold collisions." A team of scientists led by Arthur Suits at the University of Missouri   more