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State Tipoffs Involving Missouri Newsletter for Sunday May 17, 2020 ( 29 items )  

Missouri Department of Labor Offers Assistance for Businesses to Reopen Safely and Reminds Employers About Child Labor Law Requirements
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, May 16 -- The Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations issued the following news release: As Missouri begins to re-open the state under the Show Me Strong Recovery Plan set out by Governor Michael Parson, the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations' (DOLIR's) Division of Labor Standards (DLS) announces assistance for businesses to do so safely. The DLS's On-Site Health and Safety Consultation program can help alleviate concerns about workpla  more

Missouri PSC Sets Intervention Deadline in Evergy Request
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, May 13 -- The Missouri Public Service Commission issued the following news release: Evergy Metro, Inc. d/b/a Evergy Missouri Metro and Evergy Missouri West d/b/a Evergy Missouri West (Evergy) have filed an application with the Missouri Public Service Commission seeking an Accounting Authority Order (AAO) permitting Evergy to accumulate and defer to a regulatory asset for consideration of recovery in future rate case proceedings before the Public Service Commission, all  more

Missouri State University: New Welding, Fabricating Equipment Purchased for Greater Ozarks Center for Advanced Technology
WEST PLAINS, Missouri, May 12 -- Missouri State University's West Plains Campus issued the following news release: Officials at Missouri State University-West Plains recently purchased new welding and fabricating equipment for the Greater Ozarks Center for Advanced Technology (GOCAT). Funds from a Delta Regional Authority rural workforce grant awarded in December 2019 were used to purchase a VRTEX 360 virtual reality welding training simulator and Torchmate CNC plasma cutting table, as well as  more

Missouri University of Science and Technology Names New Chair of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
ROLLA, Missouri, May 16 -- Missouri University of Science and Technology issued the following news release: Dr. Hu Yang will begin his new role as chair of the chemical and biochemical engineering department at Missouri S&T on Aug. 1. Yang comes to Rolla from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) where he is the Qimonda Endowed Chair in chemical and life science engineering, biomedical engineering, and pharmaceutics. "Dr. Yang's experience in biochemical engineering is an excellent fit for th  more

Mo. A.G. Schmitt Joins 18-State Letter Asking Congress to Investigate the Chinese Government's Role in Pandemic
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, May 12 -- Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt issued the following news release: Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt, along with 17 other state Attorneys General, sent a letter calling on Congress to investigate the Chinese government's role in the COVID-19 pandemic. Led by South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson, the letter was sent on Friday to the leadership of the House and Senate Foreign Relations Committees, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senate   more

Mo. Department of Health & Senior Services: Missouri Launches Online One-stop-shop for PPE Needs
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, May 16 -- The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services issued the following news release: Missouri agencies have been working jointly on innovative measures to increase its supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) during the COVID-19 pandemic. Access to PPE continues to be identified as a critical need, and expanding PPE reserves by opening public and private supply chains is one of the four essential pillars of the state's Show Me Strong Recovery plan.   more

Mo. Department of Health & Senior Services: Officials Distribute Antiviral Treatment to Hospitals Throughout Missouri
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, May 16 -- The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services issued the following news release on May 15: The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) has received initial shipments this week of remdesivir, an experimental drug being used to treat hospitalized COVID-19 patients. Working closely with the Missouri Hospital Association, which has been querying hospitals daily in order to compile and analyze COVID-19-related hospital utilization data, D  more

Mo. Department of Higher Education: Humanitarian Jobs Grant Will Offer Employment During COVID-19 Recovery
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, May 16 -- The Missouri Department of Higher Education issued the following news release: The Missouri Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development will receive an emergency $1.33 million grant for COVID-19 Disaster Recovery from the U.S. Department of Labor. The Humanitarian Jobs Grant will create temporary employment opportunities to assist in Missouri's COVID-19 recovery efforts. This grant will contribute to Gov. Mike Parson's "Show Me Strong" Recovery Pl  more

Mo. Department of Labor & Industrial Relations: Missouri Releases Latest Unemployment Numbers
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, May 16 -- 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) reported that a total of 30,702 initial claims were filed for the week ending May 9, 2020, the most recent week for which claims information is available. That is a decrease of 41 percent in initial claims compared to the week ending May 2, 2020. Of the 30,702 ne  more

Mo. Department of Natural Resources Annual Photo Contest is Now Open
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, May 12 -- The Missouri Department of Natural Resources issued the following news release: The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is now accepting entries for its annual photo contest. Winning entries will be posted online and featured in an issue of Missouri Resources magazine. The deadline to submit photos is Oct. 1. Entries can include images from anywhere in Missouri, featuring its beautiful natural resources, unique state parks, natural phenomena, outdoor re  more

Mo. Department of Natural Resources Awards $1 Million Grant to Holts Summit for New Regional Sewer Connection
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, May 14 -- The Missouri Department of Natural Resources issued the following news release: The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has awarded a total of $1 million in financial assistance to the city of Holts Summit to connect the wastewater flow from Callaway Hills Elementary School to Holts Summit's wastewater treatment system. Provided through the Clean Water State Revolving Fund Regionalization Incentive Grant program, this grant will fund 100% of the eligible  more

Mo. Department of Natural Resources Awards $125,000 to East Prairie and Winfield for Regional Sewer Connection Feasibility Studies
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, May 14 -- The Missouri Department of Natural Resources issued the following news release: The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has awarded $62,500 each to the cities of East Prairie and Winfield in financial assistance to study the feasibility of developing regional sewer connections. East Prairie will study connecting its wastewater system to nearby Anniston and Winfield will consider connecting its system to the Whispering Wind Mobile Home Park. Provided thro  more

Mo. Department of Natural Resources Awards $360,000 Grant to Potosi for New Regional Sewer Connection
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, May 14 -- The Missouri Department of Natural Resources issued the following news release: The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has awarded a total of $363,700 in financial assistance to the city of Potosi to connect wastewater flow from the Plaza Mobile Home Park to Potosi's wastewater treatment system. Provided through the Clean Water State Revolving Fund Regionalization Incentive Grant program, this grant will fund 100% of the eligible construction costs for   more

Mo. Department of Natural Resources Awards $600,000 Grant to Linn for Constructing New Regional Sewer Connection
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, May 14 -- The Missouri Department of Natural Resources issued the following news release: The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has awarded a total of $607,570 in financial assistance to the city of Linn to connect wastewater flow from the Jaeger Subdivision to the Linn wastewater treatment system. Provided through the Clean Water State Revolving Fund Regionalization Incentive Grant program, this grant will fund 100% of the eligible construction costs for the pr  more

Mo. Department of Natural Resources: Awards $950,000 Grant to Moberly for New Regional Sewer Connection
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, May 12 -- The Missouri Department of Natural Resources issued the following news release: The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has awarded a total of $954,208 in financial assistance to the City of Moberly to connect wastewater flow from the Moberly Mobile Home Park and Fox Hollow Mobile Home Park to Moberly's wastewater treatment system. Provided through the Clean Water State Revolving Fund Regionalization Incentive Grant program, this grant will fund 100% of   more

Mo. Department of Natural Resources: Missouri State Parks Campgrounds to Begin Phased Reopening on May 18
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, May 15 -- The Missouri Department of Natural Resources issued the following news release: Missouri State Parks, a division of the Department of Natural Resources, announced the phased reopening of campgrounds as a part of its continued efforts to return to normal operations in conjunction with Governor Mike Parson's "Show Me Strong" Recovery Plan. Missouri State Parks campgrounds will reopen to accommodate existing campground reservations at 3 p.m., Monday, May 18. In  more

Mo. Department of Natural Resources: State Historic Preservation Office Receives ACHP Chairman's Achievement Award
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, May 13 -- The Missouri Department of Natural Resources issued the following news release: The Missouri State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) was recently recognized by the National Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) with the Chairman's Achievement Award for its involvement in the rehabilitation of the Black Officer's Club, located in Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. Amanda Burke and Toni Prawl of the State Historic Preservation Office facilitated consultation f  more

Mo. Department of Natural Resources: Weston Bend and Watkins Woolen Mill State Parks Partially Open May 11
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, May 12 -- The Missouri Department of Natural Resources issued the following news release: Weston Bend State Park and Watkins Woolen Mill State Historic Site and Park open Monday, May 11, to the public with social distancing measures in place. While the parks will be open for day-use, capacity will be monitored closely in order to prevent overcrowding. If a park is nearing capacity, gates or parking lots may close temporarily. "Missouri State Parks is experiencing reco  more

Mo. Gov. Parson Announces Priorities for Expanded Access to Testing
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, May 14 -- Gov. Michael Parson, R-Missouri, issued the following news release on May 13: Earlier, Governor Mike Parson announced a series of testing priorities designed to detect and rapidly contain potential COVID-19 outbreaks as the state gradually reopens its economy. "One of our primary focuses during this pandemic is testing. It helps protect the safety of Missourians as we begin to reopen our economy and get Missourians back to work," said Governor Parson. "Testi  more

Mo. Gov. Parson Begins Process to Obtain Federal Disaster Assistance for Severe Storms in Missouri on May 3 - 4
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, May 15 -- Gov. Michael Parson, R-Missouri, issued the following news release May 14: Governor Mike Parson announced he has begun the process to obtain federal disaster assistance for Missouri in response to severe storms and tornadoes that swept across the state on May 3 and 4, leaving behind a trail of destruction and extensive damage to electric power systems. Governor Parson is requesting the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to review damage reports and d  more

Mo. Gov. Parson Highlights Economic Recovery as Part of the 'Show Me Strong' Recovery Plan
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, May 13 -- Gov. Michael Parson, R-Missouri, issued the following news release on May 12: During today's COVID-19 briefing, Governor Mike Parson discussed the economic recovery portion of the "Show Me Strong" Recovery Plan. "I'm glad to see Missourians begin to safely re-engage in the economy, and we are thankful for the businesses across the state that have stepped up and implemented new measures to keep employees and customers safe," said Governor Parson. This recove  more

Mo. Gov. Parson Thanks Legislature for Work During 2020 Session
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, May 16 -- Gov. Michael Parson, R-Missouri, issued the following news release: During yesterdays' COVID-19 briefing, Governor Mike Parson applauded Missouri legislators for working throughout the unusual circumstances during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Missouri Legislature concluded the 2020 Legislative Session. "Although this session looked very different than most, I want to thank the legislature for their work. Even in the midst of COVID-19, you have risen to the cha  more

Mo. Secretary of State Ashcroft Starts Delivering Supplies to Local Election Officials for Upcoming Elections
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, May 16 -- Missouri Secretary of State Jay R. Ashcroft issued the following news release: Beginning, Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft is delivering face masks, distancing strips, sanitizer, face shields and posters to local election authorities for upcoming 2020 elections. Ashcroft will visit and deliver supplies to Moniteau, Morgan, Benton, Henry, Bates, Vernon, Barton, Jasper, Newton, McDonald, Barry, Stone, Lawrence, Dade, Cedar and St. Clair counties. Over   more

Mo. State Treasurer Fitzpatrick Announces COVID-19 Related Expenditure Data Aggregated on Information Portal
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, May 16 -- Missouri State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick issued the following news release: Missouri State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick announced CARES Act expenditure data available through the Show-Me Checkbook is also accessible on the CARES Act Funding information portal. The interactive "COVID-19 Related Expenditures" section of the portal utilizes technology employed by the Show-Me Checkbook to aggregate and single out spending data related to COVID-19 for state agen  more

Mo. State Treasurer Fitzpatrick Reminds Missourians to Enter $100,000 Money Sweepstakes
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, May 14 -- Missouri State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick issued the following news release: Missouri State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick is reminding Missourians to enter the MO Money Sweepstakes before June 4. The sweepstakes will give away $100,000 in MOST 529 contributions, with the first drawing this Friday, May 15, and the final drawing June 4. 50 scholarships will be awarded--25 $529 scholarships, 10 $1,000 scholarships, and 15 $5,029 scholarships. This is the largest  more

Pandemic Expert and Pro Football Hall of Famer Bookend Kansas City University Virtual Graduation Ceremony
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, May 15 -- Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences issued the following news: For the second time in its 104-year history, Kansas City University (KCU) celebrated its graduating class during a global pandemic. The Class of 1918 graduated during the outbreak of the Spanish Flu. On Saturday, May 9, the format of the Class of 2020's commencement was driven by yet another pandemic. Despite obstacles presented by COVID-19, KCU's first virtual ceremony took place on i  more

Peoples' Love of Bees Bodes Well for Conservation Efforts, MU Researcher Finds
COLUMBIA, Missouri, May 13 [TNSbiologyresearch] -- The University of Missouri issued the following news release: Bees pollinate about 75% of all fruits, nuts and vegetables grown in the U.S., as well as 80% of flowering plants in the world. As the challenges facing bee populations around the world have become more well-known, the insects have become increasingly visible in media and popular culture. Though this level of attention is not unprecedented -- many still remember the "killer bee" scar  more

Saint Louis University Geospatial Institute Introduces New Programs
HILLSBORO, Missouri, May 15 -- St. Louis University issued the following news: Saint Louis University's Geospatial Institute (GeoSLU) has introduced three new programs including a 12-month master's program in geospatial science, a GeoHealth Certificate and a Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT) Certificate. Through these programs and others, GeoSLU is training future experts in this vital industry and addressing critical needs in the local workforce, especially after COVID-19. A 12-month master's   more

TJ Tubbs Announced as Cottey Vice President of Administration and Finance
NEVADA, Missouri, May 13 -- Cottey College issued the following news: Cottey College is pleased to announce the promotion of T.J. Tubbs to vice president of administration and finance. He is currently the associate vice president for facilities and safety. Tubbs will assume his new position on June 1. "We are so pleased to have TJ as our new vice president," said Dr. Jann Weitzel, President of the College. "TJ has done an excellent job with the physical plant and has all of the qualities we wa  more