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State Tipoffs Involving Missouri Newsletter for Sunday July 26, 2020 ( 34 items )  

'Get Over It': Missouri Gov. Mike Parson Pilloried for Saying Vulnerable Children Will Be Totally Fine When They Catch COVID-19 at School
WASHINGTON, July 22 -- The Democratic Governors Association issued the following news: On Friday, Republican Missouri Gov. Mike Parson said he expects children will contract COVID-19 when he sends them back to school, but they'll just "get over it." Parson's cavalier attitude towards COVID-19 is dangerous - public health officials have cautioned younger people spread the virus just as much as older adults, and children have been hospitalized with symptoms similar to the deadly Kawasaki disease,  more

A.T. Still University: Interprofessional Education and Collaboration - A Path to Sustainability
KIRKSVILLE, Missouri, July 22 -- A.T. Still University issued the following news: By Barbara Maxwell, professor and university director of interprofessional education and collaboration The World Health Organization defines interprofessional education as "when students from two or more professions learn about, from, and with each other to enable effective collaboration, and improve health outcomes"/1. The intent of such education is for students and healthcare providers to develop the knowled  more

Allison Cho Joins The Post as Copy Editor on News Multiplatform Desk
WASHINGTON, July 22 -- The Washington Post issued the following WashPost PR Blog: Announcement from Multiplatform Editing Chief Jesse Lewis, Multiplatform Deputy Editor Courtney Rukan and Multiplatform Editor Brian Malasics: We are happy to announce that Allison Cho, one of our would-be summer interns, has joined The Post after all as a part-time copy editor on the news multiplatform desk. Allison is a recent graduate from the University of Missouri, where she majored in journalism and minore  more

Ameren Missouri Fridge and Freezer Recycling Program Helps Customers Save Money and Reduce Energy Use
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, July 22 -- Ameren Missouri, a subsidiary of Ameren, issued the following news release: As the temperature climbs, so do most homes' energy usage. By recycling unused or underutilized refrigerators and freezers, Ameren Missouri customers can earn a $25 rebate, plus save more than $700 on their energy statement over the next five years. "This is the only program that I know about where customers will be paid to remove an old appliance," said Shelly Harmon, manager, energy ef  more

COVID-19 Vaccine Trials to Be Conducted at Saint Louis University, Washington University
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, July 22 -- St. Louis University issued the following news: As U.S. scientists ramp up a national effort to evaluate COVID-19 vaccine candidates at clinical trial sites across the country, researchers at the Saint Louis University Center for Vaccine Development and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have been tapped to join the historic effort to find a COVID-19 vaccine that can prevent the illness. Researchers at the two universities expect to enroll abo  more

COVID-19 Vaccine Trials to Be Conducted at Washington University, Saint Louis University
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, July 22 -- The Washington University St. Louis School of Medicine issued the following news release: Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the Saint Louis University Center for Vaccine Development have joined the effort to find a COVID-19 vaccine that can prevent the illness. Researchers at the universities expect to enroll about 3,000 participants in several COVID-19 vaccine trials, with each school participating in different trials. As   more

Democratic Governors Association: Doctors Slam Mike Parson's Absurd Comments on Children Getting COVID-19
WASHINGTON, July 22 -- The Democratic Governors Association issued the following news on July 21: Yesterday on CNN, doctors pushed back against GOP Missouri Gov. Mike Parson's outrageous comment that children who contracted the virus would just "get over it." Parson received extensive criticism for his cavalier attitude towards the virus and public health guidelines. Dr. David Rubin, director of the PolicyLab at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, said, "children don't live in bubbles." E  more

Democratic Governors Association: Dr. Fauci Corrects Mike Parson on Kids and COVID-19
WASHINGTON, July 24 -- The Democratic Governors Association issued the following news: On Tuesday, Dr. Anthony Fauci responded to GOP Missouri Gov. Mike Parson's outrageous comments on kids and COVID-19. Dr. Fauci explained when it comes to schools, we need to be "realistic" and realize some children do get infected and pass it on to adults. He warned, "I think we have to be careful when we talk about that." Last Friday, Parson was anything but careful when he falsely claimed that children who  more

Missouri PSC Sets Intervention Deadline in Missouri-American Water Company Sewer Case
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, July 24 -- 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 a Certificate of Convenience and Necessity (CCN) to install, own, operate and maintain a sewer system in Boone County. MAWC seeks a CCN to provide sewer service in and around Hallsville, Missouri and also requests approval to acquire the City of Hallsville sewer system.   more

Missouri Republican Party: Do You Want Safer Streets or 'Defund the Police?'
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, July 21 -- The Missouri Republican Party issued the following news release: While our Republican leaders are Backing the Blue and taking the initiative to make our communities and streets safer, the Democratic Party has been marching to the beat of "Defund the Police." Governor Mike Parson this week called for a special session to address violent crime and help make our state a safer place for all Missourians. Governor Parson understands that violent crime is devastat  more

Missouri Republican Party: Energy Plus Enthusiasm Are On Side
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, July 21 -- The Missouri Republican Party issued the following news release: History is repeating itself with pollsters making the same mistakes they made in 2016. The polls were wrong then, and pollsters are getting it wrong again by undersampling Republicans to skew results, prop up Democrats and try to suppress support for President Trump. Energy and enthusiasm are with President Trump's reelection effort despite what the polls and some in the media try to sell us.   more

Missouri Republican Party: Nicole Galloway Supports Kim Gardner's Actions Against the McCloskey Family
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, July 22 -- The Missouri Republican Party issued the following statement by Executive Director Jean Evans: "Nicole Galloway is taking the side of St. Louis City Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner who charged the McCloskey family with felonies for exercising their constitutionally-protected rights to defend their home and property. "Nicole Galloway, who refused to denounce her political party's 'defund the police' platform, is now supporting politically-motivated charges agai  more

Missouri University of Science & Technology: Researchers Discover New Chemistry of 2-D Transition Metal Carbides and Carbonitrides
ROLLA, Missouri, July 20 -- Missouri University of Science and Technology issued the following news release: A new finding about the fundamental chemistry of two-dimensional materials called MXenes will change the way researchers work with them, and open up new areas of applications, according to researchers at Missouri S&T. MXenes are ceramics that make up one of the largest families of 2-D conductive materials, Their conductivity makes them candidates for use in energy storage, sensing and o  more

Mo. A.G. Schmitt Files Brief Defending Missourians' Second Amendment Rights
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, July 21 -- Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt issued the following news release: Following earlier charges issued, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt filed a brief in the case of Mark and Patricia McCloskey supporting the Castle Doctrine law and seeking the dismissal of those charges recently filed by the Circuit Attorney's Office. "The right to keep and bear arms is given the highest level of protection in our constitution and our laws, including the Castle D  more

Mo. A.G. Schmitt: Untested Sexual Assault Kits Shipped From Clayton Police Department
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, July 23 -- Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt issued the following news release: Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced that 85 untested sexual assault kits were gathered from 22 neighboring agencies and shipped from the Clayton Police Department in St. Louis County. The Attorney General's Office has worked with law enforcement agencies across the state to gather untested sexual assault kits from neighboring departments to be shipped off to the lab. "The  more

Mo. Department of Elementary & Secondary Education Announces 2021 Missouri Regional Teachers of the Year
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, July 23 -- The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education issued the following news release: The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) announced the 2021 Missouri Regional Teachers of the Year this week, with the 34 selected teachers now under consideration to be named the 2021 Missouri Teacher of the Year. Committees comprised of education peers and key stakeholders from each Regional Professional Development Center (RPDC) in Missouri   more

Mo. Department of Health & Senior Services: $20 Million in CARES Act Funding Authorized for Missouri's Home, Community Based Services Providers
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, July 25 -- The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services issued the following news release: Gov. Parson announced that he is allocating approximately $20 million for emergency relief grants to home and community based services (HCBS) providers impacted by COVID-19. Home and community based services, which are provided through the Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), are available for adults ages 18 years of age and over who have Medicaid or are po  more

Mo. Department of Health & Senior Services: COVID-19 Testing Available to State Legislators During Special Session
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, July 23 -- The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services issued the following news release: Beginning Wednesday, July 22, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) will provide free, voluntary COVID-19 testing to members of the Missouri General Assembly and all who work in the capitol building. Last week, Gov. Parson announced a special session beginning Monday, July 27, which will bring together Senators and Representatives of the General A  more

Mo. Department of Higher Education: Missouri Job Centers Continue Public Reopening, Virtual Services Still Available
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, July 24 -- The Missouri Department of Higher Education issued the following news release: Missouri Job Centers continue to open across the state to help displaced workers find meaningful employment. The Independence Job Center and Kansas City's Northland and Full Employment Council (FEC) Job Centers opened Wednesday, July 22, by appointment only. The remaining closed Missouri Job Centers will continue to reopen in the coming weeks as part of the Missouri Department of  more

Mo. Department of Natural Resources Helps Make $200,000 Available for Conservation Practices Near Mozingo Lake
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, July 23 -- The Missouri Department of Natural Resources issued the following news release: The Missouri Department of Natural Resources' Soil and Water Conservation Program, along with the Missouri Soil and Water Districts Commission, have partnered with the Nodaway County Soil and Water Conservation District to provide $200,000 for targeted conservation practices in the Mozingo Lake watershed. Provided through the Parks, Soils and Water Sales Tax, the funding is avai  more

Mo. Department of Natural Resources: Department Seeks Public Comment on Draft Hazardous Waste Permit for Euticals/AMRI in Springfield
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, July 23 -- 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 a draft hazardous waste permit for Euticals/AMRI until Aug. 31. The Euticals/AMRI facility is located on about 72 acres at 2460 West Bennett St. in Springfield. Euticals/AMRI is a manufacturer of pharmaceutical chemicals. The facility is currently performing long-term monitori  more

Mo. Gov. Parson Appoints Honorable Rick Roberts as Circuit Judge for 1st Judicial Circuit
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, July 18 -- Gov. Michael Parson, R-Missouri, issued the following news release: Governor Mike Parson appointed the Honorable Rick Roberts as Circuit Judge for the 1st Judicial Circuit. He will fill the Circuit Judge vacancy created by the retirement of the Honorable Gary Dial. Judge Roberts, of Kahoka, is currently an Associate Circuit Judge in Clark County. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Truman State University and a Juris Doctor from the Univ  more

Mo. Gov. Parson: Chewy to Expand in Belton, Create Over 1,200 New Jobs
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, July 22 -- Gov. Michael Parson, R-Missouri, issued the following news release: Chewy, Inc. (NYSE: CHWY) announced plans to open a new 800,000-square-foot eCommerce fulfillment center in Belton, Missouri, and create more than 1,200 new jobs. Dual-headquartered in Dania Beach, Florida, and Boston, Massachusetts, the company is an online retailer offering pet food and pet-related products from over 2,000 brands. "Now more than ever, Missouri's innovative businesses, lo  more

Mo. Secretary of State Ashcroft Announces Free Genealogy Conference Registrations
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, July 22 -- Missouri Secretary of State Jay R. Ashcroft issued the following news release: Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft announced that the Missouri State Archives and Missouri Historical Records Advisory Board (MHRAB) are offering 45 Lite Registration Packages, each valued at $130, to representatives of the state's genealogical and historical societies interested in attending the Federation of Genealogical Societies' (FGS) 2020 virtual Family History Conference. Thes  more

Mo. Secretary of State Ashcroft Awards Nearly $1M in Coronavirus Relief Grants to Missouri Libraries
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, July 21 -- Missouri Secretary of State Jay R. Ashcroft issued the following news release: Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft announced the Missouri State Library has awarded $960,338 in grant funds to 60 libraries in order to respond to coronavirus health and safety concerns. "Missouri's libraries are integral to the communities they serve and the resources they offer are vital," Ashcroft said. "These funds help our libraries face the unique obstacles presented  more

Mo. Secretary of State Ashcroft: Securities Division Orders Medical Marijuana Company, Representatives to Repay St. Louis-Area Investors
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, July 18 -- Missouri Secretary of State Jay R. Ashcroft issued the following news release: Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft's Securities Division issued a consent order against Shawn Harrison, Kristie Harrison, Kevin Larson and their company Cannabis Plus Missouri LLC after they committed fraud in offering and selling unregistered securities. From April 2019 to May 2019, Eureka, Missouri, resident Shawn Harrison sold at least $10,000 in unregistered, non-exempt promiss  more

Mo. Secretary of State Ashcroft: To Ensure Safe, Smooth August 4 Election, Local Officials Preparing Polling Places or Consolidating Precincts to Larger Venues
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, July 25 -- Missouri Secretary of State Jay R. Ashcroft issued the following news release: While Wisconsin's presidential primary election fell into chaos because election officials reduced the number of polling places from 180 to just five in the state's largest city, Missouri's local election authorities are ensuring sufficient polling places are open and will provide a safe voter experience for voters and poll workers alike. "I'm grateful that Missouri's local elec  more

Mo. State Treasurer Fitzpatrick Joins 19 State Treasurers and Comptrollers in Letter Supporting the ABLE Age Adjustment Act
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, July 24 -- Missouri State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick issued the following news release: Missouri State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick joined 19 state treasurers and comptrollers in a letter to the Congressional Military Family Caucus urging their support for the ABLE Age Adjustment Act. The letter recognizes the 30th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) which aimed to provide equal opportunity, full participation in society, independen  more

N.Y. Gov. Cuomo Announces Individuals Traveling to New York From 10 Additional States Will Be Required to Quarantine for 14 Days
ALBANY, New York, July 22 -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo, D-New York, issued the following news release on July 10: Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that 10 additional states meet the metrics to qualify for the travel advisory requiring individuals who have traveled to New York from those states, all of which have significant community spread, to quarantine for 14 days. The newly-added states are Alaska, Delaware, Indiana, Maryland, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, Virginia and Washington. Th  more

St. Louis School of Medicine: 2 Immunotherapies Merged Into Single, More Effective Treatment
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, July 23 -- The Washington University St. Louis School of Medicine issued the following news release: Some of the most promising advances in cancer treatment have centered on immunotherapies that rev up a patient's immune system to attack cancer. But immunotherapies don't work in all patients, and researchers have been searching for ways to increase their effectiveness. Now, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have combined two immunotherapy  more

St. Louis School of Medicine: Lab-Made Virus Mimics COVID-19 Virus
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, July 21 -- The Washington University St. Louis School of Medicine issued the following news release: Airborne and potentially deadly, the virus that causes COVID-19 can only be studied safely under high-level biosafety conditions. Scientists handling the infectious virus must wear full-body biohazard suits with pressurized respirators, and work inside laboratories with multiple containment levels and specialized ventilation systems. While necessary to protect laboratory wor  more

St. Louis School of Medicine: Specific Bacteria Help Explain Stunted Growth in Malnourished Children
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, July 23 -- The Washington University St. Louis School of Medicine issued the following news release: Many children treated for childhood malnutrition in developing countries never fully recover. They suffer from stunted growth, immune system dysfunction and poor cognitive development that typically cause long-term health issues into adulthood. Now, new research from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Re  more

University of Missouri Update on Custodial Services Contract
COLUMBIA, Missouri, July 24 -- The University of Missouri issued the following news release: The University of Missouri announced it will not outsource for custodial services for the current academic year (2020-21). However, the bid process revealed that annual savings could be as high as $3 million through outsourcing with a proven outside firm. The decision to not outsource at this time was made in consideration of the long-term service of employees. University officials will be exploring oth  more

Weightlifting With Lighter Weights at Faster Speeds Can Improve Mobility and Cardiovascular Health for Older Adults, MU Researcher Finds
COLUMBIA, Missouri, July 22 -- The University of Missouri issued the following news release: According to the National Institute on Aging, people aged 65 or over are more likely to suffer from cardiovascular disease and limited mobility in their joints and limbs. To keep older populations healthy and mobile, MU School of Health Professions associate professor Stephen Sayers has been exploring the effectiveness of low weight, high-speed weightlifting on muscle performance and function in older a  more