COVID-19 Crime

COVID-19 in Missouri’s Prisons

Much of Missouri has been designated as a COVID-19 hotspot. Positivity rates averaged nearly 11% over the past week, according to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services COVID-19 Dashboard. The current number of confirmed lab cases stands at 57,379 with nearly 1,000 being new cases. It turns out that tracking COVID-19 in Missouri’s […]

Poverty

Hunger in the Heartland: Food Insecurity in the Show-Me State

We already know that Missourians can do without a lot of things. We don’t have to drive the newest cars, and we don’t have to have the latest iPhone. By and large, Show-Me State residents are practical people. They work hard to pay the bills and put a roof over their heads. They stand on […]

Elections Healthcare Poverty

Fix the Flat. Expand Medicaid.

Note: Updated on July 8, 2020   Frankly, Medicaid expansion isn’t one of the most exciting things to talk about. Maybe this analogy will help:       The overall health of our state is riding on those four tires. The one that’s going flat? That one represents the 230,000 Missourians who aren’t able to […]

COVID-19

Rural Missouri, Meet COVID-19.

Note: Updated on July 11, 2020 to reflect the latest data:    Macon +167% Reynolds +100% Douglas +71% Carroll +44% Randolph +31% Christian +30% Gasconade +25% Henry +25% Caldwell +25% Cooper +22%   We realize the actual number of positive cases in those counties may be low because they are rural, but for every person […]

Education Poverty

Poverty & Education in the Show-Me State

There’s an undeniable connection between poverty & education. We know that in most instances, the more education a person has the more money they make over their lifetime. As a result, their family’s standard of living is higher. They can afford to live in safer neighborhoods. They tend to own their homes rather than rent. […]

Racism

BLM Demos Result in National Publicity for Branson

Promoters have billed Branson for a long time as Americana at its finest. They tout its squeaky clean image, music from days gone by, patriotism, Christianity, and traditional family values. Unfortunately, an altercation in a recent Black Lives Matter (BLM) demonstration has taken the focus away from the town’s apple pie and simpler times persona–at […]

Racism

There’s No Place for Racism in Franklin County

Updated at 8:00 p.m.: Both co-owners of the Missourian have resigned. The editor/publisher posted an apology this afternoon, followed by his own resignation effective tomorrow. ******************************************************************   More than 5,000 Americans have been shot by police in the past five years, and blacks are killed at more than twice the rate of white Americans according to data tracked […]

Poverty

Poverty in Missouri by the Numbers

According to the 2020 Missouri Poverty Report, Missouri ranks about the middle of the pack when it comes to residents living in poverty. Our population rose slightly between 2017 and 2018, but unemployment figures and poverty rates have significantly increased. That’s likely not a surprise when we consider the impact of the COVID-19 crisis, but […]

Elections

Absentee Voting: An Option to Consider

Note: This article was updated on May 19, 2020 to provide a useful link courtesy of the Missouri Voter Protection Coalition. OneMissouri thanks MOVPC for their generosity.    Uncomfortable about casting your ballot in-person? Consider absentee voting. Because of the COVID-19 crisis, many Missourians may be unable to make it to the polls due to […]

Education

So Long to the Five-Day School Week

A traditional five-day school week probably just became a thing of the past for most Missouri youngsters, thanks for budget cuts announced by Governor Mike Parson. Because of the COVID-19 crisis, Parson expects at least $500 million in state revenue shortfall. Missouri will be receiving federal stimulus money in the near future–some say as much […]

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