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State Tipoffs Involving Missouri Newsletter for Sunday June 23, 2019 ( 39 items )  

Arrow Rock State Historic Site Hosts First Saturday Lecture July 6
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, June 20 -- The Missouri Department of Natural Resources issued the following news release: Michael Dickey, historian and administrator of Arrow Rock State Historic Site will present the program "A History of the Missouri State Park System" at Arrow Rock State Historic Site at 10 a.m., Saturday, July 6. Missourians have been enjoying their state parks and historic sites for nearly 100 years. During this free lecture, Dickey will examine the earliest efforts to establish  more

Attorneys in Missouri Attorney General's Office Receive Spate of Awards
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, June 21 -- Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt issued the following news: Recently, some of the talented attorneys in the Missouri Attorney General's Office have been awarded for their hard work and dedication to serving the people of Missouri. Assistant Attorneys General Nathan Aquino and Jennifer Szczucinski were both nominated for awards from the Missouri Bar Foundation, and members of the Solicitor General team were award the "Best Brief" award from the National  more

BKD Announces 2019 Wow! Award Winners
SPRINGFIELD, Missouri, June 19 -- BKD, a certified public accountant and advisory firm, issued the following news release: In a firmwide broadcast, BKD CEO Ted Dickman drew the 2019 Wow! Award winners on Wednesday, June 19. The three runners-up were Houston Administrative Specialist Roosevelt White III, Dallas Processing Specialist Kirsten Loftis and Denver Senior Manager Richard Kalisek. The grand prize winner was Kansas City Senior Manager Alissa Klein. Every year, four employees recognized   more

Burns & McDonnell: City of Emporia Dedicates Renovated Wastewater Treatment Plant
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, June 19 -- Burns and McDonnell, a full-service engineering, architecture, construction, environmental and consulting solutions firm, issued the following news release: A new wastewater treatment plant for the City of Emporia demonstrates that multiple public benefits, including cost savings, can be achieved by applying new technology to existing infrastructure, all within the umbrella of a progressive design-build project delivery approach. As a celebration of that achiev  more

Emerson Sponsors World Refrigeration Day
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, June 19 -- Emerson Electric, an automation technology and software company, issued the following news: * * * - Inaugural event raises awareness of the Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR) sector * * * Emerson (NYSE: EMR) today announced it will be a sponsor of World Refrigeration Day on June 26. The first annual event, celebrated on the 195th birthday of Lord Kelvin, will raise awareness and understanding of the significant role that refrigerati  more

Gov. Parson Issues Statement on Planned Parenthood St. Louis Facility License Renewal Application
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, June 21 -- Gov. Michael Parson, R-Missouri, issued the following statement regarding Planned Parenthood's St. Louis facility license renewal application: "We should all agree that, regardless of the number of Planned Parenthood facilities in Missouri, every step should be taken to ensure the protection, safety, and well-being of women's healthcare. "Planned Parenthood is losing its license because it failed to meet basic standards of care, placed multiple patients in   more

Husch Blackwell Represents Algonquin Power & Utilities in Bermuda Electric Light Company Acquisition
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, June 17 -- Husch Blackwell, a law firm, issued the following news release: * * * - Closing of the Transaction is Expected to Occur in Late 2019 and is Subject to Customary Closing Conditions. * * * Husch Blackwell served as M&A counsel to Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. (APUC) in its $365 million acquisition of Ascendant Group Limited, the parent company of Bermuda Electric Light Company. Through its major subsidiary, Ascendant is the sole electric utility providing   more

Husch Blackwell: Collins and Cochran Named ABA Health Law Section Vice Chairs
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, June 18 -- Husch Blackwell, a law firm, issued the following news release: * * * - The 10,600-Member ABA Health Law Section is the Voice of the National Health Law Bar Within the ABA. * * * Two Husch Blackwell attorneys, Lauren Collins and Ellee Cochran, have been appointed Vice Chairs of the American Bar Association's Health Law Section. Collins, an associate in the firm's Denver office, has been appointed Vice Chair, Business & Transactions. She will help create and  more

Kansas City Aviation Department Unveils New Terminal Build Kansas City International Project Website
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, June 18 -- Kansas City International Airport issued the following news release: The Kansas City Aviation Department today launched an expanded website, BuildKCI.com, to track construction progress over the next four years of the new, single terminal at Kansas City International Airport. The site's URL and an introductory splash page were previously announced during the groundbreaking in March 2019. Since then, the Aviation Department has added full project information, ba  more

Kansas City International Airport May Passenger Counts Up
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, June 18 -- Kansas City International Airport issued the following news release: The City of Kansas City, Mo., Aviation Department reports that 1,066,555 passengers arrived and departed through Kansas City International Airport's gates in May, a 0.4 percent increase from May 2018. Passenger boardings were up 0.3 percent, with a total of 546,280 boarded. For the year to date, total passengers in and out total 4,643,840, up 0.9 percent. Year-to-date passenger boardings are 2  more

Kansas City Southern Announces Second Quarter 2019 Earnings Release and Conference Call Time
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, June 21 -- Kansas City Southern issued the following news release: Kansas City Southern (KCS) (NYSE:KSU) will release its second quarter 2019 financial results on Friday, July 19, 2019, before the opening of trading on the New York Stock Exchange. KCS will also hold its second quarter 2019 earnings conference call on Friday, July 19, 2019 at 8:45 a.m. eastern time. Shareholders and other interested parties are invited to participate via live webcast or telephone. To part  more

Legal Industry Veteran Selected as Polsinelli's New Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, June 21 -- Polsinelli, a law firm, issued the following news release: Legal industry financial executive veteran Scott Fletcher is Am Law 100 firm Polsinelli's newest Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Fletcher has served in similar C-suite financial and operational roles within the legal industry since 2006. As COO and CFO of Polsinelli, Fletcher will work closely with Chairman and CEO Chase Simmons and the leadership team to further expand the firm's   more

Missouri A.G. Schmitt Highlights the State of Missouri in Speech to Missouri Boys State
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, June 20 -- Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt issued the following news: In a speech to a raucous Missouri Boys State crowd on Tuesday evening, Attorney General Schmitt had a simple message: you're welcome. Addressing everyone located outside of Missouri - specifically those in the coastal states - Schmitt highlighted the important inventions, people, and events that have all come out of Missouri, followed by a hearty "you're welcome." After the introductions, Att  more

Missouri A.G. Schmitt Hosts Second 'Working Group' to Discuss Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence Kits Initiative
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, June 18 -- Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt issued the following news: Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt and representatives from a variety of law enforcement, healthcare, and advocacy organizations gathered today in Jefferson City to discuss the progress and next steps in the SAFE Kit Initiative. The SAFE Kit Initiative is an effort to clear out the backlog of untested sexual assault kits in Missouri by gathering an inventory, creating a tracking system, an  more

Missouri A.G. Schmitt Sues Garden City for Sunshine Law Violations
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, June 17 -- Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt issued the following news: Today, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced that his office is filing a lawsuit against the city of Garden City for disbanding most of their police department in a vote behind closed doors, a violation of Missouri's Sunshine Law. Located in Cass County, Garden City voted to disband most of its police department in a vote held by the Board of Aldermen in November of 2018. "Citizens  more

Missouri Department of Agriculture Announces Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, June 20 -- The Missouri Department of Agriculture issued the following news: The Missouri Department of Agriculture announced that the Missouri Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) is up and running for the summer. Funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Services, the SFMNP assists low-income seniors in obtaining fresh, Missouri Grown produce and injects up to nearly $200,000 into the farmers' market community. Through the program,  more

Missouri Department of Conservation Offers Grant Opportunities to Local Communities
SPRINGFIELD, Missouri, June 20 -- The Missouri Department of Conservation issued the following news release: The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) has long realized that urban areas are important components of wildlife habitat in the state. With that in mind, MDC is offering Community Conservation Grants (CCG) to government entities (civic governments, municipal and county park departments, etc.) or non-profit organizations to help their communities develop conservation strategies that   more

Missouri Department of Conservation Reminds People to Celebrate Safely!
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, June 19 -- The Missouri Department of Conservation issued the following news release: As people celebrate this summer, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds everyone to be careful with fireworks, campfires, and other sources of fire that could cause a wildfire. FIREWORKS: Don't light fireworks in any areas where the sparks could ignite dry grass, leaves, or other potential fire fuel. Always have an approved fire extinguisher and an available water supp  more

Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education: Missouri Announces 2019 Gold Star Schools
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, June 17 -- The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education issued the following news release: The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) has named this year's Missouri Gold Star Schools. The program recognizes schools that perform at high academic levels or that perform at high levels while serving a significant proportion of disadvantaged students. There are eight winning schools: * Skyline Elementary, Hickory County R-I School Distric  more

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services: License Offices Awarded for Their Efforts to Save and Enhance Lives
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, June 17 -- The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services issued the following news release: The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), along with the Governor's Organ Donation Advisory Committee and their partners are pleased to recognize top performing local license offices for their efforts to register individuals and collect contributions to support the Donor Registry System and education efforts. Local license offices are responsible fo  more

Missouri Department of Public Safety: Preventing Heat Deaths - 5 of Missouri's 19 Heat-Related Deaths Last Year Were Children Left in Vehicles
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., June 17 -- The Missouri Department of Public Safety issued the following news: * * * - Missouri Summer Safety Day, June 19, is a reminder of the dangers posed by heat and humidity and the importance of staying cool and hydrating * * * In 2018 in Missouri, five children died as a result of being left behind in hot vehicles, according to data from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. The deaths serve as a reminder of the absolute importance of taking prec  more

Missouri Gov. Parson Makes Appointments to Boards & Commissions, Fills County Office Vacancy
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, June 17 -- Gov. Michael Parson, R-Missouri, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Parson announces 27 appointments to various boards, commissions, and county office vacancies. Dr. Sam Alexander, of Fair Play, was appointed to the State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts. Dr. Alexander is an Emergency Physician at Cox Medical Center South in Springfield, a Director of the Marshfield District Fire and Rescue, and an active farmer in Cedar County. H  more

Missouri PSC Sets Intervention Deadline in Ameren Missouri Case
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, June 18 -- The Missouri Public Service Commission issued the following news release: Union Electric Company d/b/a Ameren Missouri (Ameren Missouri) has filed an application with the Missouri Public Service Commission requesting the Commission grant it variances under certain Commission rules regarding prohibited promotional practices. Ameren Missouri requests the variances to allow it to compete with Cuivre River Electric Cooperative, Inc., an unregulated entity, for b  more

Missouri PSC Sets Intervention Deadline in KCP&L-Greater Missouri Operations Company Request to Adjust Demand Side Investment Mechanism Charge
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, June 20 -- The Missouri Public Service Commission issued the following news release: KCP&L Greater Missouri Operations Company (GMO) has filed an application with the Missouri Public Service Commission seeking to adjust the Demand Side Investment Mechanism (DSIM) charge on customer bills. The DSIM charge, which appears as a separate line-item on customer bills, allows GMO to recover demand-side management program costs and incentives under the Missouri Energy Efficienc  more

Missouri PSC Sets Intervention Deadline in Territorial Agreement Case
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, June 18 -- The Missouri Public Service Commission issued the following news release: Farmers' Electric Cooperative, Inc. (Farmers') and the City of Gallatin (Gallatin) have filed a joint application with the Missouri Public Service Commission seeking approval of an addendum to a previous territorial agreement between Farmers' and Gallatin which was approved by the Commission in 1997. That territorial agreement designated the boundaries of two exclusive electric service  more

Missouri PSC to Hold Local Public Hearing in Rock Port in Ameren Missouri Request to Construct Wind Generation Facility
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, June 20 -- The Missouri Public Service Commission issued the following news release: The Missouri Public Service Commission will hold a local public hearing in Rock Port, Missouri on July 16, 2019, in a case filed by Union Electric Company d/b/a Ameren Missouri which seeks Commission authority and a certificate of convenience and necessity (CCN) to construct, own and operate an approximate 299 megawatt wind generation facility (known as the Outlaw Project) in Atchison   more

Missouri Secretary of State Jay R. Ashcroft Awards State Aid to 35 Libraries
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, June 19 -- Missouri Secretary of State Jay R. Ashcroft issued the following news release: Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft announced that 35 libraries recently received a total of $173,396 in state aid. "Missouri's libraries serve a unique and vital role in their communities, acting as a hub of resources for their patrons," Ashcroft said. "We are proud to have this opportunity to help some of those libraries serving smaller communities with limited budgets." The lib  more

Missouri Secretary of State: Ashcroft Announces 22 Initiative Petitions Received
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, June 20 -- Missouri Secretary of State Jay R. Ashcroft issued the following news release: Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft announced his office recently received 22 initiative petitions amending the Missouri Constitution and the Revised Statutes of Missouri. Before circulating petitions for signatures, state law requires that groups must first have the form of their petition approved by the secretary of state's office. The office then has 23 days after the form of the  more

Missouri Secretary of State: Ashcroft Announces Hiring of Wolfner Library Director, Elections Director
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, June 20 -- Missouri Secretary of State Jay R. Ashcroft issued the following news release: Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft announced the hiring of Director of Wolfner Library Leslie Bowman and Co-Director of Elections Kendra Lane. "We're always excited to add skilled and intelligent leaders to our office," Ashcroft said. "Both Leslie and Kendra bring strong backgrounds to their respective positions. Leslie's experience in Maryland uniquely qualifies her to assist Wolf  more

North Dakota DOT: Final Environmental Impact Statement/Record of Decision for the Little Missouri River Crossing Project
BISMARCK, North Dakota, June 18 -- The North Dakota Department of Transportation issued the following news release: The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT), and Billings County, as joint lead agencies, in cooperation with the US Forest Service and US Army Corps of Engineers, announce the availability of the FEIS/ROD for the Little Missouri River Crossing Project, pursuant to the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of 196  more

Polsinelli Attorneys Receive Prestigious Award From the Legal Aid of Western Missouri for Outstanding Commitment to Pro Bono Legal Services
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, June 17 -- Polsinelli, a law firm, issued the following news release: Polsinelli attorneys Teresa Anderson and Samuel Barfoot have received the prestigious Robert C. Welch Volunteer Attorney Project Award for their outstanding commitment to the delivery of pro bono legal services to the greater Kansas City metropolitan community. The attorneys were recognized at Legal Aid of Western Missouri's Justice for All Luncheon on Friday, June 14, 2019 in Kansas City, Mo. The Robe  more

St. Louis School of Medicine: Duncan Named Chief of Interventional Radiology
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, June 21 -- The Washington University St. Louis School of Medicine issued the following news release: James R. Duncan, MD, PhD, a professor of radiology, has been named chief of interventional radiology for Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology (MIR) at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Prior to his appointment as section chief, Duncan served as MIR's vice chair for quality and safety, beginning in 2015. He has been on the School of Medicine's faculty sin  more

St. Louis School of Medicine: Treatment for Common Cause of Diarrhea More Promising
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, June 21 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- The Washington University St. Louis School of Medicine issued the following news release: One of the most common causes of diarrhea worldwide - accounting for millions of cases and tens of thousands of deaths, mostly of small children - is the parasite Cryptosporidium. Doctors can treat children with Cryptosporidium for dehydration, but unlike many other causes of diarrhea, there are no drugs to kill the parasite or vaccines to prevent infect  more

Stifel Financial to Acquire the Capital Markets Business of GMP Capital
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, June 17 -- Stifel Financial, a financial services holding company, issued the following news release: Stifel Financial Corp. ("Stifel") (NYSE: SF) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all of the capital markets business of GMP Capital Inc. ("GMP") (TSX: GMP), a leading independent investment banking franchise based in Canada, in an all cash transaction. Founded in 1995, GMP's capital markets business offers corporate clie  more

Tenaska Closes $302 Million Financing for Wind Project in Northwest Missouri
OMAHA, Nebraska, June 18 -- Tenaska, an independent power producer, issued the following news release: * * * - Construction of Tenaska Clear Creek Energy Center Under Way * * * Leading independent energy provider Tenaska closed approximately $302 million in commercial financing today for Tenaska Clear Creek Energy Center, a 242-megawatt (MW) wind project now under construction in Nodaway County in northwest Missouri. Since its founding in 1987, Tenaska has raised approximately $16.7 billion  more

University of Missouri Announces Second Class of Presidential Engagement Fellows
COLUMBIA, Missouri, June 20 -- The University of Missouri System issued the following news release: * * * - Engagement program continues to exemplify university's commitment to state * * * Today at the University of Missouri Board of Curators meeting, UM System President Mun Choi introduced the 2019-2020 Presidential Engagement Fellows. As a Presidential Engagement Fellow, select faculty members represent the UM System and share their research discoveries and expert knowledge with Missouri c  more

University of Missouri Board of Curators Approve FY19-20 Budget, Five-year Financial Plan
COLUMBIA, Missouri, June 20 -- The University of Missouri System issued the following news release: The University of Missouri Board of Curators today approved the university's fiscal year 2019-20 budget and a financial plan that officials say will provide leaders with clear guidance on goals over the next five years. Curators also approved a preliminary request for state appropriations as planning begins for the fiscal year 2020-21. "Due to the hard work of our legislators and governor as wel  more

University of Missouri-College of Food and Natural Resources Soybean Specialist: Crop Growers Get 'Triple Whammy'
COLUMBIA, Missouri, June 19 -- The University of Missouri's College of Food and Natural Resources issued the following news: University of Missouri Extension soybean specialist Bill Wiebold often touts soybean as an amazing, resilient crop. This could be a year when Mother Nature tests its resilience. Wiebold says Missouri farmers got a triple whammy of prevented corn planting, reduced soybean yield from delayed planting, and poor crop vigor of emerged corn and soybean plants. Missouri's aver  more

University of Missouri: 3D Technology Might Improve Body Appreciation for Young Women
COLUMBIA, Missouri, June 22 [TNSscienceresearch] -- The University of Missouri issued the following news release: * * * - New MU study identified an approach to help individuals appreciate their bodies * * * 3D technology has transformed movies and medical imaging, and now it might be able to help young women better appreciate their bodies. Virginia Ramseyer Winter, assistant professor in the School of Social Work and director of the MU Center for Body Image Research and Policy, is a nation  more