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As I prepare this report, just two days remain in the 2020 legislative session. The final gavel falls at 6 p.m. Friday, May 15. Even with the loss of five weeks of legislative activity due to COVID-19, we were able to approve the annual state budget and pass several COVID-19 related bills. So far,...
Today, 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...
The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in the Northwest Missouri region for the week of May 18 – 24. All road closures for roadwork, incidents, and ongoing flooding can be viewed on the Traveler Information...
BETHANY, Mo. – The resurfacing project for a portion of Interstate 35 in Harrison and Daviess counties has been pushed back until after the Memorial Day holiday. The Missouri Department of Transportation contracted with Emery Sapp & Sons, Inc. to resurface I-35 between U.S. Route 136 in Bethany...
MU assistant professor and state extension specialist Kale Monk, top right, and other panelists discussed relationships in the COVID-29 era in a recent podcast.
Coronavirus has changed our lives one way or another, including our ability to have and maintain relationships during social distancing. A podcast on “Managing Relationships While Social Distancing” features a panel of four relationship researchers, including Kale Monk, assistant professor and...
One new topic that has been making the news in the outdoors of late is the newest invasive species to come to North America. The Asian giant hornet, otherwise known as Vespa mandarinia, is indeed a giant bug—some reach lengths of nearly two inches. For reference, your average honeybee is a bit over...
The Missouri Legislature reconvened this week intent on passing SB 591, a bill that severely weakens Missouri’s cornerstone consumer protection law, the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act. The bill, if passed, would also eliminate – in most instances - the assessment of any damages to punish and...
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been advised by CDC officials to wash our hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizers to prevent the spread of the deadly virus. However, what happens when we wash and sanitize our hands too frequently? The answer is your hands can become...
During today’s COVID-19 briefing, Governor Mike Parson highlighted the importance of safely re-engaging in the economy and supporting Missouri businesses.  Governor Parson encourages Missourians to shop local and support Missouri-based businesses, which will be critical to stimulating the state’s...
This week, the governor announced the first phase of his “Show Me Strong Recovery” plan, outlining steps Missouri will take to gradually reopen economic and social activity. Beginning Monday, May 4, citizens may begin returning to economic and social activities, but must adhere to social distancing...

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