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State Tipoffs Involving Missouri Newsletter for Sunday February 23, 2020 ( 36 items )  

Archer-Daniels-Midland: Wide-Ranging Partnership to Deploy B100 Biodiesel Technology in Daily, High-Mileage Class 8 Trucks
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, Feb. 21 -- Archer-Daniels-Midland, a food processing and commodities trading company, issued the following news release: A wide range of organizations announced a partnership to conduct a year-long validation project of revolutionary biodiesel technology to demonstrate its viability in real-world, high-mileage fleet applications. Under this partnership, five trucks owned by ADM (NYSE: ADM) will be outfitted with Optimus Technologies' Vector fuel system, an innovative   more

Burns & McDonnell Announces Officer Promotions
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Feb. 18 -- Burns and McDonnell, a full-service engineering, architecture, construction, environmental and consulting solutions firm, issued the following news release on Feb. 17: Burns & McDonnell has named its new chief administrative officer and promoted six employee-owners to vice president. These individuals contributed to another record year of growth for the 100% employee-owned engineering, construction and architecture firm that produced $4.3 billion in sales, res  more

Burns & McDonnell Named One of 100 Best Companies to Work For by Great Place to Work, Fortune
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Feb. 19 -- Burns and McDonnell, a full-service engineering, architecture, construction, environmental and consulting solutions firm, issued the following news release: For the 10th year, Burns & McDonnell has been named one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, according to global people analytics and consulting firm Great Place to Work and Fortune. The 100% employee-owned engineering, architecture and construction firm secured the No. 65 spot on this year's list. "Our   more

David Rudd Joins Husch Blackwell
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Feb. 19 -- Husch Blackwell, a law firm, issued the following news release: Veteran deal lawyer David R. Rudd has joined Husch Blackwell as a partner in the firm's Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation industry group. His practice is focused on complex corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions and related financings for public and private companies and private investment funds. Considered one of the leading corporate lawyers in Utah, Rudd is ranked i  more

Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Forest Service Release Draft Restoration Plans
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, Feb. 21 -- The Missouri Department of Natural Resources issued the following news release: The Missouri Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S. Forest Service, acting as trustees for Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration process, are seeking public input on draft restoration plans and environmental assessments for proposed restoration projects in two locations. Both projects are focused on restoring natural resources, inclu  more

Enterprise Holdings: World's Largest Car Rental Network Opens for Business in Oman
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Feb. 20 -- Enterprise Holdings, a provider of car rental, carsharing, truck rental, fleet management, retail car sales and transportation services, issued the following news release: The world's largest car rental company, Enterprise Holdings, Inc., has extended its operations into Oman through a partnership with Oman-based Ayn Zain Global, part of Private Project Developments (PPD). This deal will bring Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands  more

Fox News Channel Signs Ashley Strohmier As an Overnight Anchor
NEW YORK, Feb. 19 -- Fox News Channel, a cable and satellite television news channel, issued the following news release: FOX News Channel (FNC) has signed KMIZ-TV's (ABC) Ashley Strohmier as an overnight anchor and news correspondent. Based out of the network's headquarters in New York City, Strohmier will begin her role on March 2nd. Since 2013, Strohmier served as a general assignment reporter and anchor at KMIZ-TV (ABC) in Columbia, Missouri covering crime as well as state and local politic  more

Husch Blackwell Recognized as ABA Free Legal Answers Leader for Second Straight Year
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Feb. 21 -- Husch Blackwell, a law firm, issued the following news release: The ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service has recognized Husch Blackwell as an ABA Free Legal Answers Pro Bono Leader for 2019, the second year in a row the firm has been recognized. Each year, the committee recognizes individual attorneys, law firms and law departments that have provided extraordinary pro bono services through ABA Free Legal Answers. Law firm/organization recipien  more

Husch Blackwell: Kirk Watson Named Founding Dean of UH Hobby School of Public Affairs
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Feb. 20 -- Husch Blackwell, a law firm, issued the following news release: Husch Blackwell partner Kirk P. Watson has been named Founding Dean of the University of Houston (UH) Hobby School of Public Affairs. The Hobby School, named in honor of former Texas Lt. Gov. Bill Hobby, was originally founded as the Hobby Center for Public Policy at UH in 1981. A member of the Texas Senate since 2007, Watson has focused his legal practice at Husch Blackwell on commercial litigat  more

Kansas Corporation Commission Issues Order Involving Consolidated Communications of Missouri
TOPEKA, Kansas, Feb. 19 -- The Kansas Corporation Commission issued the following order (No. 20-FCMT-327-TAR): In the Matter of Consolidated Communications of Missouri Company Filing Revisions to Increase Access Line Rates. SUSPENSION ORDER The above-captioned matter comes before the State Corporation Commission of the State of Kansas (Commission) for consideration and decision. Having examined its files and records, and being duly advised in the premises, the Commission makes the following fi  more

Kentucky PSC Approves Transfer of Three Small Utilities
FRANKFORT, Kentucky, Feb. 18 -- The Kentucky Public Service Commission issued the following news release on Feb. 17: * * * - Brings to 11 the number of water or sewer systems owned by Bluegrass Water * * * The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) has approved the sale of two small sewer systems and a small water utility to a Missouri-based company that last year was approved by the PSC to acquire eight sewer systems in Kentucky. In an order issued today, the PSC found that Bluegrass Wat  more

Missouri Democratic Party Executive Director Gepford Issues Statement on Missouri Ethics Commission Campaign Finance Investigation
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Feb. 19 -- The Democratic Party of Missouri issued the following statement by Executive Director Lauren Gepford: It's been six days since Eric Greitens asserted that an MEC campaign finance investigation "totally exonerated" him of wrongdoing. In those six days, Governor Mike Parson has stayed eerily silent about whether he agrees with his former running mate's assessment. "If Governor Mike Parson disagrees with Eric Greitens on his assertion that campaign finance regula  more

Missouri Department of Conservation Encourages Public to Be Bear Aware This Spring
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, Feb. 19 -- The Missouri Department of Conservation issued the following news release: The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) estimates that Missouri is home to about 540 - 840 black bears with most being in the southern part of the state. As spring gets underway, these magnificent mammals leave their winter dens in search of food. MDC reminds Missourians to "Be Bear Aware." MDC Resource Scientist and Furbearer Biologist Laura Conlee said it is imperative that r  more

Missouri PSC Sets Intervention Deadline in Spire Missouri, Inc. Infrastructure Surcharge Request
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, Feb. 20 -- The Missouri Public Service Commission issued the following news release: Spire Missouri, Inc. (Spire) has filed an application with the Missouri Public Service Commission seeking to adjust the infrastructure system replacement surcharge (ISRS) on the bills of its Spire West (formerly Laclede Gas Company d/b/a Missouri Gas Energy) natural gas customers. The surcharge first appeared on customer bills in April 2004. Spire seeks the adjustment to reflect infra  more

Missouri PSC: Commissioner Coleman Appointed to National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioner Broadband Expansion Task Force
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, Feb. 21 -- The Missouri Public Service Commission issued the following news release: Commissioner Maida Coleman has been appointed by the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) to serve on the newly created Broadband Expansion Task Force. The announcement was made by NARUC President Brandon Presley during the NARUC Winter Policy Summit in Washington, D.C. "The availability of broadband service in underserved areas is of critical importance,"   more

Missouri Sets Intervention Deadline in Spire Missouri, Inc. Infrastructure Surcharge Request
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, Feb. 20 -- The Missouri Public Service Commission issued the following news release: Spire Missouri, Inc. (Spire) has filed an application with the Missouri Public Service Commission seeking to adjust the infrastructure system replacement surcharge (ISRS) on the bills of its Spire East (formerly Laclede Gas Company) natural gas customers. The surcharge first appeared on customer bills in June 2004. Spire seeks the adjustment to reflect infrastructure replacement inves  more

Missouri State University-West Plains Receives Award From American Red Cross
WEST PLAINS, Missouri, Feb. 21 -- Missouri State University's West Plains Campus issued the following news release: * * * - A blood drive is set for March 2 on campus. * * * Missouri State University-West Plains has received an award of appreciation from the American Red Cross Southern Missouri district. The award is for the university's participation in the organization's blood program for the past five years. Since 2015, blood drives hosted by student organizations on campus have resulte  more

Missouri University of Science & Technology to Launch Global Engineering Program in Fall 2020
ROLLA, Missouri, Feb. 21 -- Missouri University of Science and Technology issued the following news release: Future engineers who aspire to work globally can prepare for their careers through Missouri S&T's new Global Engineering Program. Engineering students will enroll in the program starting in the fall 2020 semester. S&T's Global Engineering Program (GEP) will allow students to earn two degrees simultaneously in five years as they increase their intercultural competence and proficiency in   more

Missouri University of Science & Technology: Seminar to Teach Google Analytics to Business Owners
ROLLA, Missouri, Feb. 18 -- Missouri University of Science and Technology issued the following news release: Business owners and professionals can learn more about using Google Analytics to gain insights about how consumers engage with businesses online. The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Missouri S&T is partnering with Grow with Google and Columbia College to host this livestream event. "Despite the benefits, 80% of small business in the US are not fully utilizing the power of di  more

Mo. Department of Natural Resources: Battle of Pilot Knob State Historic Site Kicks Off March Art Show
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, Feb. 21 -- The Missouri Department of Natural Resources issued the following news release: Battle of Pilot Knob State Historic Site invites the public to attend a "Meet the Artist" reception at 4 p.m. Sat., Feb. 29 for local artist and teacher Rebecca Turner. This reception will kick off the March art show for Turner's digital photography essay. Light snacks will be provided and the artist will be available to visit with the public about her work from 4 to 7 p.m. Ba  more

Mo. Department of Natural Resources: Crowder State Park Hosts 6.5-mile Leap Year Hike Feb. 29
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, Feb. 21 -- The Missouri Department of Natural Resources issued the following news release: Crowder State Park invites all outdoor enthusiasts and hikers to join park staff for a Leap Year Hike at 1 p.m., Sat., Feb. 29. Participants should meet at the equestrian parking lot for a 6.5-mile guided hike on a portion of the North Thompson Trail and all of the South Thompson Trail. This is an excellent way to spend the extra day of the year exploring the interior of the park  more

Mo. Department of Natural Resources: Knob Noster State Park Invites Public to Missouri Young Birders Club Bird Walk Feb. 22
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, Feb. 21 -- The Missouri Department of Natural Resources issued the following news release: Knob Noster State Park invites the public to join the Missouri Young Birders Club for a guided bird walk from 1 to 3 p.m. Sat., Feb 22. Participants should dress for the weather and meet at the special use camping area. The Missouri Young Birders Club will provide binoculars or participants may bring their own. Knob Noster State Park is located at 873 S.E. 10th in Knob Noster.   more

Mo. Department of Transportation: Design-Build Teams Selected to Compete for Bootheel Bridge Bundle Project
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, Feb. 22 -- The Missouri Department of Transportation issued the following news: The Missouri Department of Transportation has received Statements of Qualification from potential design-build teams for the Bootheel Bridge Bundle project, which will repair or replace 15 bridges on the Southeast District's asset management plan. The SOQs have been evaluated and four teams have been prequalified to proceed. "We are excited about the interest we have received in the proje  more

Mo. Gov. Parson: Missouri 2020 Census Complete Count Committee Launches Statewide Media Campaign
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, Feb. 19 -- Gov. Michael Parson, R-Missouri, issued the following news release: * * * - 2020 Census Count to Begin in March * * * This week, the Missouri 2020 Census Complete Count Committee will launch a statewide media campaign to educate Missourians on the importance of being counted in this year's census. The campaign will receive help from notable figures such as Ozzie Smith, Benji Molina, and Maya Moore. "A complete count of all Missourians in the 2020 Census   more

Mo. Office of Administration Announces Mark Waight as the State of Missouri Director for Operational Excellence
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, Feb. 19 -- The Missouri Office of Administration issued the following news release: The Office of Administration announced Mark Waight has joined the State of Missouri team as its Director for Operational Excellence. As the Director for Operational Excellence, Mark will guide the development and delivery of a continuous improvement and performance management program across the State of Missouri's 16 executive departments. The overall goal for this program is to build   more

Northwest Missouri State University: Carrick Named to Finance Committee for Local Hospital System
MARYVILLE, Missouri, Feb. 11 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: Stacy Carrick, the vice president for finance and administration at Northwest Missouri State University, was appointed in January to the Finance Committee of the Mosaic Life Care Board of Trustees. The Finance Committee is the fiduciary and governing body for Mosaic Life Care focused on the institution's financial health. Mosaic Life Care is a physician-led health care organization based in S  more

Northwest Missouri State University: Governor Reappoints Hurst to Northwest Board of Regents
MARYVILLE, Missouri, Feb. 13 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: Gov. Mike Parson has announced the appointment of Lydia Hurst, of Tarkio, to Northwest Missouri State University's Board of Regents. She must be confirmed by the Missouri Senate for her appointment to become official. Hurst, a Republican, fills the Board seat of Richard Smith (R), of Bethany, for a term scheduled to end Jan. 1, 2025, and until a successor is appointed. Smith's term expired J  more

Northwest Missouri State University: Lobina Recognized for Work With Small Business Development Center
MARYVILLE, Missouri, Feb. 10 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: Rebecca Lobina, the regional director of Northwest Missouri State University's Small Business Development Center (SBDC), received two awards from the University of Missouri Extension Business Development Program for her efforts to assist small business owners. Lobina was recognized among the Top Five Greatest Impact Generation for business starts, and she was named among the top 5 for Highest  more

Polsinelli Continues Los Angeles Expansion With Addition of Employment Law Specialist Alex Polishuk
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Feb. 20 -- Polsinelli, a law firm, issued the following news release: * * * - Polsinelli Continues Los Angeles Expansion with Addition of Employment Law Specialist Alex Polishuk * * * Am Law 100 firm Polsinelli welcomes experienced employment law litigator Alex Polishuk as counsel, and new Associate Keia James Atkinson, continuing the firm's growth of its Los Angeles office. Polishuk focuses his practice on helping clients navigate the intricacies of California and fed  more

St. Louis Community College: Yezbick Analyzes American Political Humor
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Feb. 12 -- St. Louis Community College issued the following news: Political humor has had a long and storied history. Before "The Daily Show" and "The Colbert Report," American attitudes about presidents, parties and issues were influenced by other leading outlets that commented on the issues of the day. Daniel F. Yezbick, Ph.D., professor of English at St. Louis Community College-Wildwood, understands this reality well. An expert in cartoons and media studies, Yezbick   more

Three Rivers College: Three Rivers College/AGC of Missouri Announce Workforce Partnership
POPLAR BLUFF, Missouri, Feb. 12 -- Three Rivers College issued the following news: Three Rivers College and the Associated General Contractors of Missouri (AGCMO) announced a new workforce partnership designed to bring additional job training for the construction industry and new employment opportunities to Southeast Missouri. The collaboration will include career days, community outreach, education on available careers in construction, classes, certificate programs and other expanded curricula  more

Toyota Salutes Negro Leagues Baseball Centennial With Upcoming 2020 Toyota Highlander Commercial, 'Home Team'
TORRANCE, California, Feb. 20 -- Toyota Motor Sales USA issued the following news release: In celebration of an iconic moment in American history, Toyota pays tribute to 100 years of Negro Leagues Baseball in the latest creative as part of the marketing campaign for the all-new 2020 Toyota Highlander. Filmed partly at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, Missouri, the commercial, titled "Home Team," was created and produced by Burrell Communications Group. "We are truly delighted   more

University of Missouri Releases Results of Academic Career Survey
COLUMBIA, Missouri, Feb. 21 -- The University of Missouri issued the following news release: * * * - Results show overall improvement in faculty sentiment since the survey was last conducted in 2016; diversity, inclusion remains a pressing issue * * * University of Missouri officials released the results of the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE) survey, which was administered in 2019 to MU faculty. "I want to thank our faculty for providing us valuable feedback o  more

University of Missouri: Communicating Science Can Benefit From Scientists 'Being Human'
COLUMBIA, Missouri, Feb. 20 [TNSsociologyresearch] -- The University of Missouri issued the following news release: * * * - MU researchers determine a scientist's 'perceived authenticity' can inform trust and credibility with audience * * * First be a human, then be a scientist. As social beliefs and values change over time, scientists have struggled with effectively communicating the facts of their research with the public. Now, a team of researchers from the University of Missouri and the  more

University of Missouri: Think All BPA-Free Products are Safe? Not So Fast, Scientists Warn
COLUMBIA, Missouri, Feb. 20 [TNSscientificresearch] -- The University of Missouri issued the following news release: * * * - MU scientists find BPA alternative, bisphenol S, could negatively affect both a mother's placenta and potentially a developing baby's brain * * * Using "BPA-free" plastic products could be as harmful to human health -- including a developing brain -- as those products that contain the controversial chemical, suggest scientists in a new study led by the University of Mi  more

Washington University St. Louis School of Medicine: Why Zika Virus Caused Most Harmful Brain Damage to Brazilian Newborns
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Feb. 19 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- The Washington University St. Louis School of Medicine issued the following news release: * * * - Findings help explain why microcephaly cases less common in other Zika outbreaks * * * Due to Zika virus, more than 1,600 babies were born in Brazil with microcephaly, or abnormally small heads, from September 2015 through April 2016. The epidemic took health professionals by surprise because the virus had been known since 1947 and was not lin  more