Missouri News

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Regional Statistics over the last month pertinent to COVID-19 have improved with ICU bed capacity and hospital inpatient bed capacity rates lowering. Vaccination rates have also been rising with Missouri at 49% as of October. 

On Thursday, October 14th Southeast Missouri State University and Cape Public Schools announced various changes to their COVID-19 protection requirements. 


Updated at 3:05 p.m., Oct. 14 with comments from the Missouri Press Association

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Thursday launched a criminal investigation of a St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter who exposed flaws on a state website that left more than 100,000 Social Security numbers of teachers, administrators and counselors vulnerable.

Planned Parenthood is asking the federal government to step in and block new state rules that it says tightens regulations regarding Medicaid funding and targets it as the state’s only abortion provider.

Under rules issued by the Department of Health and Senior Services that went into effect Wednesday, state inspectors must now report any rule violations by family planning clinics directly to the state’s Medicaid auditors within the Department of Social Services. That could then lead to the denial of Medicaid funding for all Planned Parenthood clinics in the state.

Coalition Urges Missourians to Join Redistricting Process

Oct 13, 2021
Lily Bohlke / Missouri News Service

Public hearings for Missouri's redistricting process begin Saturday in St. Louis and continue next week in Springfield and Kansas City. Watchdog groups advocating for fair maps are urging the state House and Senate bipartisan commissions working on the new maps to take into account what residents want in their voting districts, and to keep what are known as "communities of interest" together.

Historic Broadway Theatre To Be Torn Down If Not Repaired

Oct 13, 2021
Jasmine Jones

After a fire scorched the building in March, the Broadway Theatre in downtown Cape Girardeau has been given 90 days to get up to code or be demolished by the City, according to the Sept. 13 condemnation hearing. Hosting everything from vaudeville performances to beauty pageants and cooking shows, the 1921 historic theater was once known as the finest theater between Memphis and Cape Girardeau.