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Federal Tipoffs Involving Missouri Newsletter for Sunday January 19, 2020 ( 9 items )  

BLS Issues Consumer Price Index, Midwest Region for December 2019
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Jan. 15 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics - Mountain Plains Regional Information Office issued the following news release: * * * - Area prices were unchanged over the past month, up 2.3 percent from a year ago * * * Prices in the Midwest Region, as measured by the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U), were unchanged in December, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. (See table A.) Food prices were little changed (0.1 p  more

BLS Issues Consumer Price Index, St. Louis Area for December 2019
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Jan. 15 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics - Mountain Plains Regional Information Office issued the following news release: * * * - Area prices inched down 0.1 percent over the past two months, up 2.1 percent from a year ago * * * Prices in the St. Louis area, as measured by the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U), inched down 0.1 percent for the two months ending in December 2019, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported.  more

Corps of Engineers Begins Phase I Floodfight
MEMPHIS, Tennessee, Jan. 17 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following news release: The Memphis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), has initiated Phase I floodfight activities in the Cairo, Reelfoot-Obion, and Missouri areas due to high river stages. Additionally, they expect to begin a Phase I floodfight on the White River in Arkansas near the communities of Georgetown and Des Arc later this week or over the weekend. Current National Weather Service forecasts call f  more

Corps of Engineers Closes a Sixth Breach on Missouri River Levee System L-550
OMAHA, Nebraska, Jan. 16 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following news release on Jan. 15: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District closed a sixth breach along Missouri River Levee System L-550, located near Missouri River Mile 524 southwest of Rock Port, Missouri, on Tuesday. This is the sixth breach that has been closed under the current contract with Weston Solutions, Inc. of West Chester, PA, leaving one remaining breach on the L-550 Levee System to be repaired. It i  more

Fed Governor Bowman Issues Speech at 2020 Economic Forecast Breakfast
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Jan. 17 -- The Federal Reserve issued the following speech on Jan. 16 by Governor Michelle W. Bowman at the 2020 Economic Forecast Breakfast hosted by the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City: Few sectors are as central to the success of our economy and the lives of American families as housing. If we include the amount families spend on shelter each month as well as the construction of new houses and apartments, housing generates about 15 cents out of every d  more

Federal Rule: Air Plan Approval; Missouri; Open Burning
SPRINGFIELD, Virginia, Jan. 15 -- The Environmental Protection Agency has issued a proposed rule, published in the Federal Register on Jan. 13, entitled: "Air Plan Approval; Missouri; Open Burning". SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing approval of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by Missouri on March 7, 2019. Missouri requests that EPA revise its open burning rule. These revisions include adding definitions to the rule, removing certain provisions  more

Natural Resources Conservation Service: Missouri USDA Grazing Specialist Awarded Nation's Top Honor
COLUMBIA, Missouri, Jan. 9 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service Missouri office issued the following news release: Two months after being named Missouri Forage and Grassland Council Pastureland Conservationist of the Year, Mark Green was honored nationally for his pasture planning skills. A 37-year veteran of USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Green was honored at the American Forage and Grassland Council 2020 Annual Conference in Gr  more

St. Louis Fed's Wolla Awarded for His Economic Education Work
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Jan. 16 -- The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis issued the following news release: Scott Wolla, economic education coordinator at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, was named the 2020 winner of the Bessie B. Moore Service Award from the National Association of Economic Educators. (https://www.naee.net/proawards/) The NAEE will present the award to Wolla on Feb. 28 at the NAEE Annual Professional Development Conference in Jacksonville, Fla. Mary Suiter, assistant vice  more

The B-2 Stealth Bomber Participates in the AFC Championship Game Flyover at Arrowhead Stadium
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Missouri, Jan. 17 -- The U.S. Air Force (509th Bomb Wing) issued the following news: A U.S. Air Force B-2 Stealth Bomber will fly over the American Football Conference championship game at 2 p.m. CST on Jan. 19, 2020 at Arrowhead Stadium, it will be supported by Team Whiteman's maintenance Airmen and a ground crew of pilots. Continuing a lasting relationship with our community partners, the Kansas City Chiefs organization, the B-2 will kick off the game with a demonstr  more