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Hard-working Missourians will see another wage increase to ring in the new year. In 2018, voters from every corner of our state resoundingly voted Yes on Proposition B to gradually increase Missouri’s minimum wage from $7.85 an hour to $12 an hour by 2023. Starting January 1, employees can e…

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The times are uncertain. Guidelines change from day to day, numbers increase or decrease around us almost hourly. Isolation and quarantine could be right around the corner for anyone. Benefits available for employers, employees and questions continue, the same as bills and financial burdens …

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Gov. Mike Parson has proclaimed Oct. 16 as Buckle Up Phone Down Day in Missouri and fellow Missourian and former race car driver Carl Edwards is lending his famous name to the cause, all in an effort to encourage Missourians to take two simple actions to save lives on the state’s highways – …

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On August 3, Monroe City R-1 School District Superintendent Tony DeGrave met with Governor Mike Parson to discuss the current issues of how the district has been effected by the COVID-19 Pandemic. The meeting was held in Kirksville at 5 p.m. at the Kirksville Primary School for Northeast Are…

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Governor Mike Parson signed Executive Order 20-13 extending Executive Order 18-12, which established the Missouri 2020 Complete Count Committee.

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As the state continues to work its way through the second phase of the “Show Me Strong Recovery Plan,” many members of our community have contacted my office regarding their experiences at local license offices. Many have voiced concerns about long wait times as they attempt to renew their d…

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On July 6, Governor Mike Parson signed SB 600 to help address violent crime in Missouri. SB 600 modifies and creates several provisions relating to dangerous felonies, including offenses of conspiracy, unlawful possession of firearms, criminal street gangs, and vehicle hijacking.

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The roving bear that is suspected to have traveled several states has been released safely outside the urban area.

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The Monroe County Sheriff’s Department has in their custody, Erica I. Johnson, who was arrested on May 11 in the State of New Hampshire, after an investigation was conducted on April 25 by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Johnson was arrested on c…

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Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the Patrol has launched an upgraded Missouri AMBER Alert system that streamlines the process to get alerts to the public faster. The new system includes wireless emergency alerts, automated social media ale…