Senate Bill 409, also known as the 911 bill, was passed out of committee in the Missouri Senate on March 17. The bill would allow cities and counties to enact a voter approved tax to help provide funds to support 911 services in their area and across the state of Missouri.
Wayne Wallingford is the Senator for Missouri’s 27the District. He is the sponsor of the bill. He believes the bill is important for Missouri.
“The Dining Room” is a comedy of manners play centered around White Anglo-Saxon Protestant families in different time periods. The play features different characters, scenes and situations that all occur in the same dining room. The same actresses and actors perform as different characters in each scene throughout the play.
Co-director of the play, Kaylin Kellin says while being a comedy, the play evokes more than just laughter from its audience.
A “Commit to Be Kind” event was held on March 7th in line with “Marshall the Miracle Dog’s” debut to make a statewide call to action against animal cruelty and bullying.
Film writer, producer and director Jay Kanzler wanted to tell his story. Marshall had been a rescue dog of the Humane Society after being found victim to a hoarding situation. He was named from surviving his heart stopping three times on the operating table.
“This movie is about a boy and his dog, each of whom have been bullied, find one another and kind of work through that toward a happy ending.”
Until the federal health insurance marketplace opened in late 2013, farmers and ranchers were more likely to be uninsured than many other occupational groups. The Affordable Care Act changed that by requiring them to buy insurance. But it also gave them coverage options they didn’t have before.
Jon Bailey, of the Nebraska-based Center for Rural Affairs, says it’s hard to make sweeping generalizations about how the health care law is working for farmers and ranchers.