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State Tipoffs Involving Missouri Newsletter for Sunday August 02, 2020 ( 22 items )  

A.T. Still University Names Campbell as Chair of Anatomy Department
KIRKSVILLE, Missouri, July 27 -- A.T. Still University issued the following news: Anna Campbell, PhD, associate professor at A.T. Still University-School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona (ATSU-SOMA), has been appointed chair of the Anatomy department effective July 1, 2020. Dr. Campbell received her PhD in anatomy from Pennsylvania State University-College of Medicine and holds a bachelor's degree in biology from University of Alaska Fairbanks. Dr. Campbell has served as a faculty member at  more

All Democratic Governors Have Now Issued Mask Orders While Republicans Continue to Drag Their Feet
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 -- The Democratic Governors Association issued the following news: All Democratic governors have issued a mask order, while the majority of Republican governors are still ignoring public health experts and refusing to implement any mask requirements. Experts predict widespread mask use could save tens of thousands of lives. Presently, 18 Republican governors have no mask requirement in their states, including Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, whose state is running out of ICU beds.  more

Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee: Does Former MO GOP Chair Wagner Stand With Her Party or With Hundreds of Thousands of Uninsured Missourians?
WASHINGTON, July 29 -- The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee issued the followinnews release on July 28: One week from today, Missourians will go to the polls to vote on whether to expand Medicaid, following 36 other states that have already done so. Passing Medicaid expansion would provide access to affordable health care to 230,000 Missourians, including the more than 26,000 uninsured in the 2nd Congressional District. Ann Wagner's Missouri Republican Party, of which she is a forme  more

Democratic Governors Association: Allegations of Corruption Continue to Dog Mike Parson's Re-Election Chances
WASHINGTON, July 28 -- The Democratic Governors Association issued the following news: Missouri Gov. Mike Parson just can't escape the allegations of rampant corruption that benefits well-connected Jefferson City insiders - and they are seriously hindering his chances in the governor's race this fall. Over the weekend, Parson's issues were highlighted in a piece by POLITICO, which outlined the myriad of accusations surrounding the Parson administration's handling of medical marijuana licensing  more

Democratic Governors Association: Missouri Gov. Mike Parson Tries to Distract From His Failures on COVID-19 With Political Games
WASHINGTON, July 31 -- The Democratic Governors Association issued the following news: Missouri Gov. Mike Parson is completely out of step with Missouri voters and has lost the faith of his own party. Parson failed at reining in the COVID-19 pandemic, so he's making a desperate attempt to pivot to other issues, even while Missouri voters remain concerned about the all-consuming pandemic. Since May, the Missouri Scout/Remington poll of Missouri Republicans in State Senate District 33 shows thei  more

Kansas State University: Food Systems Researcher, Scholar and Advocate is Newest Phi Kappa Phi Fellow
MANHATTAN, Kansas, July 30 -- Kansas State University issued the following news release: The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is recognizing a recent Kansas State University alumna who is committed to reducing food insecurity globally by empowering women who play a crucial role in the world's food systems. Sara Gammon, May 2020 bachelor's degree graduate in agricultural economics and global food systems leadership, Drexel, Missouri, has received a 2020 Phi Kappa Phi graduate fellowship for $8,50  more

Missouri Department of Agriculture Asks Residents to Report Unsolicited Seed Shipments
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, July 28 -- The Missouri Department of Agriculture issued the following news: The Missouri Department of Agriculture has received reports from residents of unsolicited seeds being delivered from foreign countries such as China and surrounding areas. Missouri's announcement follows several states who have also reported packages of these seeds being delivered across the United States. Consistent with nationwide reports, the packages were labeled as jewelry, specifically s  more

Missouri Department of Conservation Partnership Teamwork Makes Conservation Dream Work
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, July 28 -- The Missouri Department of Conservation issued the following news release: No one accomplishes anything alone, and through strong conservation partnerships, Missouri's natural resources continue to be valued and supported. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is fortunate to work with numerous partner organizations that help make a difference for the state's forest, fish, and wildlife in communities around the state. Community conservation - the pra  more

Missouri PSC Approves Agreement in Ameren Missouri Case
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, July 31 -- The Missouri Public Service Commission issued the following news release: The Missouri Public Service Commission has approved an agreement in a case where Union Electric Company d/b/a Ameren Missouri sought a variance from some of its tariffs and some of the Commission's rules allowing Ameren Missouri to implement its Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI). The agreement approved by the Commission addresses enhanced disconnection notice content and communic  more

Missouri Republican Party: Radical Left Attacks Law-Abiding Citizens
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, July 28 -- The Missouri Republican Party issued the following news release: First it was the "defund the police" rallying cries; now it's law-abiding citizens being targeted by the Radical Left for exercising their constitutionally protected rights. Missouri leaders like Governor Mike Parson and Attorney General Eric Schmitt are standing up for the constitutional rights of Missourians and calling out rogue prosecutor Kim Gardner. Meanwhile, Nicole Galloway still refus  more

Missouri Republican Party: Where's Nicole on Lawlessness?
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, July 29 -- The Missouri Republican Party issued the following statement by Executive Director Jean Evans: "Nicole Galloway's plan to hide her liberal views from Missourians continues with less than 100 days until the election. "Nicole Galloway refuses to denounce her party's 'Defund the Police' platform or condemn her party chairman for featuring a burned-out police car - a symbol of lawlessness - as his social media banner. "Nicole Galloway is also standing by the d  more

Missouri University of Science & Technology Receives Additional NSF Grant to Train Cybersecurity Experts
ROLLA, Missouri, July 29 -- Missouri University of Science and Technology issued the following news release: Researchers at Missouri S&T will continue to combat cybersecurity threats by training the next generation of experts in the field with a $225,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. The grant will fund Missouri S&T's computer science department's "Scholarship for Service" master of science degree and Ph.D. students, who will specialize in cybersecurity. After graduating, the sch  more

Missouri University of Science and Technology Wins $1.5 Million Award to Create Cutting-Edge Spectrometer
ROLLA, Missouri, July 31 -- Missouri University of Science and Technology issued the following news release: Missouri S&T has received a $1.5 million award from the National Science Foundation to develop a new, state-of-the-art, rotational microwave spectrometer on its campus in Rolla. The instrument will be used by several universities to collect some of the most detailed information available about the structure of gas phase molecules. The new spectrometer is projected to offer improvements   more

Mo. Department of Health & Senior Services: Missouri Pediatricians, State Health Department Encourage Parents to Seek Preventative Care
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, July 28 -- The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services issued the following news release: During the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a decline in the vaccination rates among children across Missouri. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) is partnering with the Missouri Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (MOAAP) to encourage parents to take their children for well-child visits and recommended vaccinations. Well-child visits   more

Mo. Department of Higher Education: Missouri Job Centers Continue Public Reopening, Virtual Services Still Available
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, Aug. 1 -- The Missouri Department of Higher Education issued the following news release: Four Missouri Job Centers across the state reopened this week to help displaced workers find meaningful employment. Centers in Arnold, Kirksville, and Sedalia opened Wednesday, July 29. The Nevada Job Center also opened, by appointment only. The remaining closed Missouri Job Centers will continue to reopen in the coming weeks as part of the Missouri Department of Higher Education   more

Mo. Department of Higher Education: Work Able Missouri Pilot Program Yields Results for Participants and Employers
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, Aug. 1 -- The Missouri Department of Higher Education issued the following news release: Two participants have found success after several months in the Work Able Missouri Registered Apprenticeship pilot program. The Missouri Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development's Office of Apprenticeship and Work-Based Learning, partnered with the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's Office of Adult Learning and Rehabilitation Services to launc  more

Mo. Department of Labor & Industrial Relations Releases Benefit Numbers and Announces Hiring of Additional Staffing Resources
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, July 29 -- The Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations issued the following news release: The Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations' (DOLIR's), Division of Employment Security (DES) reports that it has processed over $3.4 billion in unemployment benefit payments to more than 490,000 unemployed Missourians since the beginning of the pandemic in March. In the last few months, the DES saw a 254% increase in initial claims compared to all th  more

Mo. Department of Natural Resources: Department Oversees Reclamation of Abandoned Mine Land in Callaway County
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, July 29 -- The Missouri Department of Natural Resources issued the following news release: The Missouri Department of Natural Resources' Land Reclamation Program awarded a contract to Carl R. Jones Excavating and Hauling of Fredericktown to conduct reclamation activities at an abandoned coal and clay mining site identified as the Westminster Reclamation Project, located in Fulton. The project was awarded in the amount of $205,790 and work started at the beginning of   more

Mo. Gov. Parson Signs Executive Order 20-13 to Continue Work of Missouri 2020 Complete Count Committee
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, Aug. 1 -- Gov. Michael Parson, R-Missouri, issued the following news release: Governor Mike Parson signed Executive Order 20-13 extending Executive Order 18-12, which established the Missouri 2020 Complete Count Committee. Due to COVID-19, the U.S. Census Bureau extended the deadline to respond to the 2020 Census from July 31 to October 31, 2020. Originally, Executive Order 18-12 required the Missouri 2020 Complete Count Committee to complete its work and submit a fin  more

Mo. Secretary of State Ashcroft Announces Grants Awarded to Local Governments for Records Management, Preservation Projects
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, July 28 -- Missouri Secretary of State Jay R. Ashcroft issued the following news release: Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft is pleased to announce 11 Local Records Grant Program awards totaling $100,411. Based on the recommendations of the Missouri Historical Records Advisory Board, they provide the recipient local governments with assistance for records management and preservation projects. The following grantees are now eligible to receive reimbursement up to the tota  more

MU School of Nursing Programs Assist More Than 500 Nursing Homes Statewide With COVID-19 Response
COLUMBIA, Missouri, July 28 -- The University of Missouri issued the following news release: As the coronavirus pandemic continues to put a strain on health care systems, nursing homes have become overburdened with the challenge of keeping both patients and staff safe and healthy. Older residents in long-term care facilities are especially vulnerable to the effects of a respiratory illness like COVID-19, and nursing homes are not appropriately designed nor staffed to handle large numbers of inf  more

St. Louis School of Medicine: Alzheimer's Protein in Blood Indicates Early Brain Changes
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, July 29 -- The Washington University St. Louis School of Medicine issued the following news release: Two decades or more before symptoms arise, plaques of a sticky protein called amyloid begin forming in the brains of people later diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have shown that levels of a specific protein in the blood rise as amyloid plaques form in the brain. This protein can be detected in the blood  more