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Biden-Harris Administration invests $3B into clean ports as part of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda

LENEXA, Kan. – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced the launch of the $3 billion Clean Ports Program to fund zero-emission port equipment and infrastructure to tackle the climate crisis and improve air quality at U.S. ports as part of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda. The funding opportunities were created under President Biden’s Inflation Reduction

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Poplar Bluff Man sentenced to serve 10 years in federal prison on drug and firearm related charges

CAPE GIRARDEAU – The United States Attorney’s Office announced that 27-year-old Samuel D. Moore of Poplar Bluff has been sentenced to serve 120 months (10 years) in federal prison after pleading guilty to drug-trafficking and firearm related charges.   Moore appeared for his sentencing hearing Thursday before United States District Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh, Jr.

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25th Illinois Product Expo returns to Illinois State Fairgrounds March 2-3

SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) will host the Illinois Product Expo March 2 and 3 in the Orr Building on the Illinois State Fairgrounds. The Illinois Product Expo has brought Illinois food companies and consumers together for 25 years. Explore Illinois through your taste buds by sampling products, relaxing in the Illinois

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Partnerships and preparation allow for successful response during wild weather week

ROLLA—The adage of “if you don’t like the weather in Missouri, wait ten minutes” really captures the past week. Across Mark Twain National Forest, what should have been a long window for prescribed burning was cut short by wind events as first a warm front and then a cold front moved through the area.  

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MO Eating Disorders Council announces two Eating Disorders Centers for Excellence

JEFFERSON CITY – The Missouri Eating Disorders Council (MOEDC), founded in 2010, is pleased to announce that two Missouri community mental health centers have earned the designation of Eating Disorders Center of Excellence for providing integrated, evidence-based treatment to better serve their communities.  The Ozark Center Reconnect program and the Burrell Behavioral Health’s RecoverED program

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Missouri House passes legislation to ease requirements for senior school bus drivers

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri House of Representatives this week approved HB 1626, a measure aimed at addressing the shortage of school bus drivers by modifying the existing regulations for individuals aged 77 and older with school bus endorsements on their driver’s licenses.   Under current law, individuals aged 70 and older face annual

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MDC warns not to burn outdoor debris that could cause a wildfire

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds people that strong winds, low humidity, and dry conditions this time of year means extra caution is needed to avoid unexpected wildfires. According to MDC, a main cause of wildfires is improper burning of debris such as leaves or brush piles.   “It’s been drier

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MAC students participate in Missouri Governor’s Student Leadership Forum

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Two Mineral Area College students, Meagan Denkler and Chelsi Robertson, were among 80 college students who attended the annual Missouri Governor’s Student Leadership Forum on Faith and Values held February 16-18, 2024, in Jefferson City, Missouri. The Forum challenges students’ character development by encouraging them to reflect on their own decision-making skills, values,

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