Business and Government

Coping with COVID: Missouri National Guard to withdraw from COVID-19 vaccination drives

Starting in June, the Missouri National Guard will no longer be involved in vaccination drives across the State of Missouri. Missouri Gov. Mike Parson said there has been a significant decrease of demand for the COVID-19 vaccine. “We are in… more

Bluhawk Sports Park revised plan receives council approval

Approved plans for the Bluhawk Sports Park in Overland Park, Kan. have developers hoping they can soon begin Phase 1 of the $1 billion mixed-use project. The city's Planning Commission on Monday approved a revised final plan for park to… more

Missouri lawmakers pass gasoline tax increase under statewide transportation investment bill

Republican lawmakers in Missouri have passed a bill to raise the gas tax for the first time since the 1990's. Now, it's headed to Governor Mike Parson's desk. The GOP-led House voted Tuesday 104-52 to raise Missouri's 17-cent gas tax… more

State-employed Kansans to make office return in June

State of Kansas offices will return to normal operations beginning June 13. Gov. Laura Kelly made the announcement on Wednesday. The decision to return to normal was made due to the volume of vaccinations, availability of COVID-19 testing and a… more

Kansas invests over $5B in economic development

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly announced Kansas will participate in Economic Development Week, also announcing that since 2019, the state has pumped over $5 billion into new capital investment. “Over the last two years, we’ve rebuilt the Department of Commerce and… more

April job growth dips lower

Hiring was a huge letdown in April, with nonfarm payrolls increasing by a much less than expected 266,000 and the unemployment rate rose to 6.1% amid an escalating shortage of available workers. Dow Jones estimates had been for 1 million… more

Coping with COVID: Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine gets FDA approval for teens aged 12 to 15

The Pfizer vaccine has been authorized for children ages 12 and up, the Food and Drug Administration announced Monday. "We know this is a big step for our country. Vaccinating a younger population brings us closer to returning to a sense of… more

Coping with COVID: Proposed COVID-19 community project approved to receive CARES Act funding


Missouri lawmakers start final week of legislative session


MRIGlobal secures contract with Homeland Security