JEFFERSON CITY – No support from the top for noexcuse absentee voting and full support for photo voter identification are among takeaways from Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft’s session with media members during Missouri Press Day at the Capitol last week.
POLO – At the side of a woman dying from gunshot wounds, Greg Baker, 55, Polo, said he called 911 and then waited more than 20 minutes for help, gave the first deputy to arrive “an ass chewing” and went hunting for the shooter.
WHITESBURG, Kentucky – Rural residents are more hesitant than their metropolitan counterparts to get a COVID-19 vaccination, though rural areas have higher infection and death rates from the virus, a new report states.
KANSAS CITY – The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate jumped 1.3% from November to December, going to 5.8%, the Missouri Economic Research and Information Center reported. The estimated number of unemployed Missourians hit 180,137 in December.