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Provider Restrictions on Medicaid Family Planning

The State of Missouri has, once again, put politics ahead of Missourians’ health. On August 5, 2020, the Missouri Department of Social Services issued a public notice of its intention to apply for a federal family planning waiver with restrictions on what types of providers can be reimbursed for family planning services – providers who

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Governor Parson releases report on the impact of military spending in Missouri

Governor Mike Parson announced recently that the military spends approximately $18.2 billion in Missouri, accounting for more than $29 billion in economic activity. The study found that military spending contributes $11 billion to Missouri workers, and supports more than 180,000 jobs or about 7% of the state’s workforce. The $29 billion in economic activity equals

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Ranken Tech in Ashland?

By: Carson Blake Southern Boone County is taking action to bring technical education and training to essential workers in the Mid Missouri area in a partnership with Ranken Technical College. An EDA grant was originally submitted for a 90/10 split at an estimated $6.2 million project to develop the area and building for Ranken Technical

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Broadway Beautification

By Alex Naughton In line with the community goals found in Ashland’s 2020 Comprehensive Plan, a task force has been assembled to beautify or revitalize Ashland’s downtown. Known as the Broadway Beautification Task Force, the group of citizens and stakeholders are working to improve the Broadway strip. From a resolution presented to the Board of

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Locals Enjoy Camping Craze

By Ernie Wren There has been an explosion of interest in camping and RVs this summer. All one has to do is visit Facebook or other social media sites to see how quickly this recreational activity has expanded.  A recent survey of 4,500 US and Canadian households found that 43% of leisure travelers feel that

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Surge in early absentee voting

A coalition of voting rights advocates, including Action St. Louis, Missouri Jobs with Justice, Metropolitan Congregations United, Metro Organization for Racial and Economic Equity, Organization for Black Struggle, Missouri Sierra Club, NARAL Prop-Choice Missouri and Planned Parenthood Advocates in Missouri, released the following statement today regarding the election on August 4th: More than 165,000 Missourians

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Hartzler Thanks Voters for their Continued Support

Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler made the following statement today, thanking voters for their support in the August Primary as she seeks re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives.  “It has been my honor to take the common sense ideas from MO’s 4th District to Washington and fight for them. As a result, our military is being

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Second Saturday* Business Expo

Hosted by local business owners and sponsored by the Boone County Journal, Second Saturday* was held at the American Legion Hall over the weekend promoting local home-based businesses. Some of those who participated include: Thirty-One Bags, Pampered Chef, Inspired Creations, Chris’ Closet, Yard Love, artist Jenny McGee, JMLC Photography and Scentsy. Stay tuned for more

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Welcoming innovation to Missouri 4-H!

Missouri 4-H has announced the development of a new Innovation Grant initiative to reward and encourage programs, ideas and partnerships that will advance the national 4-H goal of embracing and meeting the diverse needs of our country’s youth by the year 2025.   Starting this fall, Missouri 4-H faculty will be eligible to apply for

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