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School board to discuss quarantines, face coverings

STE. GENEVIEVE – The Ste. Genevieve R-II Board of Education will meet in special session Thursday at 7 p.m. Two of the items on the agenda are “Modified Quarantine Guidance for Students” and “Face Covering Mandate”. The meeting is open to the public. The tentative agenda:  SG R-II Special Open Board Meeting

Schmitt slams Biden DOJ for trying to intimidate parents

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt today sent a letter to the Department of Justice and Attorney General Garland slamming their decision to publish a memo that directs the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Justice to work with federal prosecutors to investigate and potentially prosecute parents who show up to school …

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Schmitt seeks answers from tech giants

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Attorney General Schmitt joined a bipartisan coalition of 52 attorneys general expressing strong support for the hearings being conducted by the United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Data Security, addressing protection and safety of kids and teens using social media.  “Facebook and other social …

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‘Pretty Woman: The Musical’ has full casting for tour

ST. LOUIS – The producers of PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL are excited to announce the full touring cast for the North American Tour. Joining previously announced stars Adam Pascal as Edward Lewis and Olivia Valli as Vivian Ward are Jessica Crouch as Kit De Luca, Kyle Taylor Parker as Happy Man/Mr. Thompson;  and Matthew Stocke …

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MoDHSS reports Perry, Ste. Gen Co. COVID numbers

JEFFERSON CITY – The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has released its latest COVID-19 report for Ste. Genevieve and Perry Counties. The Department reports Ste. Genevieve County has had 24 new confirmed and probable cases in the seven days ending October 2, 2021 and no new deaths for a total of 2,323 confirmed …

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Mo releases September 2021 General Revenue Report

JEFFERSON CITY — State Budget Director Dan Haug announced Tuesday that net general revenue collections for September 2021 increased 16.3 percent compared to those for September 2020, from $944.5 million last year to $1.10 billion this year. Net general revenue collections for 2022 fiscal year-to-date decreased 10.6 percent compared to September 2020, from $3.09 billion …

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Firm seeks rezoning from residential to heavy industrial

STE. GENEVIEVE – The Ste. Genevieve Planning and Zoning Commission will meet Thursday at 6 p.m. in the city hall board room to consider the rezoning of an address on Coyne Street. The proposal would change the property at 175 Coyne Street from Single Family Residential to Heavy Industrial. Letters notifying nearby property owners of …

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Drive-thru drug take-back events planned

STE. GENEVIEVE – The Ste. Genevieve Community Services Forum will be conducting two drive-thru drug take-back events this month. Drug take-back events allow people to safely and anonymously dispose of prescription drugs, such as opioids. With the opioid crisis impacting multiple aspects of many Americans’ lives, it takes a comprehensive approach to address this epidemic.  …

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Blunt comments on NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins

WASHINGTON – Tuesday, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), the top Republican on the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies, released following thestatement on National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Dr. Francis Collins’ announcement that he will step down by the end of the year: “Dr. Collins is the …

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