News Tribune: Missouri Supreme Court launches bicentennial website celebrating courts

News Tribune: Missouri Supreme Court launches bicentennial website celebrating courts. “The new website, which features interactive timelines, offers users a chance to explore the early days of Missouri’s courts, discover how the courts expanded to address the state’s increased case volume, learn about additional changes in the 20th century and explore how Missouri’s courts reorganized to better serve citizens. Its final timeline on the judiciary’s much more recent history examines how embracing new technologies are helping the courts improve their service.”

Branson News: New non-profit launches to support Branson’s music and theatre industry

Branson News: New non-profit launches to support Branson’s music and theatre industry. “Officially formed in September 2020, the Branson Academy for the Advancement of Music and Theatre was created in response to recommendations made by Sound Diplomacy, a consulting organization who completed a nine-month theatre industry study of Branson last fall. BAAMT President Bob Nichols said after the study was presented to the city of Branson, he was contacted by members of city leadership for assistance…. To go alongside their marketing efforts, Nichols said BAAMT is also working on a video archive project.”

KNSS: Historic maps digitized for the 200th anniversary of the Santa Fe Trail

KNSS: Historic maps digitized for the 200th anniversary of the Santa Fe Trail. “A collection of historic trail maps has been digitized and is available online in time for the 200th anniversary of the Santa Fe Trail…. The historic Santa Fe Trail marked its beginnings when William Becknell’s trading expedition left Boonville, Missouri, on September 1, 1821, for Santa Fe, Mexico. The expedition followed days after Mexico separated from Spain’s 300-year rule. The Santa Fe Trail became the primary trade route between the new nation of Mexico and the United States.”

University of Missouri System: A New Online Exhibit Brings Insight Into The 1968 Kansas City Uprising

University of Missouri System: A New Online Exhibit Brings Insight Into The 1968 Kansas City Uprising. “Eight Days in April recalls the events of the 1968 Uprising in Kansas City through photos, audio, and video found directly on the online exhibit and through links to additional sources. This most recent iteration of the exhibit paints a picture by highlighting Kansas City’s past policies on segregation, and builds a timeline depicting the events leading up to and during the Uprising.” I didn’t know anything about this part of Kansas City’s history. KSHB has an extensive article.

Missouri Department of Economic Development: Missouri Community Service Commission launches new website to promote volunteerism statewide

Missouri Department of Economic Development: Missouri Community Service Commission launches new website to promote volunteerism statewide. “Today, the Missouri Community Service Commission (MCSC) launched its new website. In addition to a fresh design, the website features information on community service opportunities, volunteer spotlights, and background information about MCSC’s programs.”

Missouri Secretary of State: Ashcroft Proudly Announces State Archives “Virtual Tour” – an Online Video for Missouri Third and Fourth Grade Students

Missouri Secretary of State: Ashcroft Proudly Announces State Archives “Virtual Tour” – an Online Video for Missouri Third and Fourth Grade Students. “Today Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft announced a new video available online for Missouri’s third and fourth grade students, providing them a virtual tour of the Missouri State Archives.”

My Scholarship Central: New Online Search Tool Connects Students to College Scholarships (BusinessWire) (PRESS RELEASE)

BusinessWire: My Scholarship Central: New Online Search Tool Connects Students to College Scholarships (PRESS RELEASE). “With the new functionality, college-bound students use a map to quickly identify scholarship providers serving their area. With just a few clicks students can easily review application criteria and apply directly with the scholarship provider. The new tool also includes scholarship opportunities available to students residing in the suburban Illinois or Kansas counties adjacent to the St. Louis and Kansas City metro areas.”

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Missouri lawmakers were to meet on COVID. But outbreak after retreat forces postponement

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Missouri lawmakers were to meet on COVID. But outbreak after retreat forces postponement . “The Missouri Senate has postponed a special legislative session focused on limiting COVID-19-related lawsuits after a COVID-19 outbreak within its ranks. Senate Majority Leader Caleb Rowden announced on Twitter Monday that ‘due to a number of positive COVID-19 cases among members and staff,’ the upper chamber would postpone the special legislative session until after Thanksgiving.”

Running out of room: St. Louis hospitals forced to turn away patients from rural areas as COVID cases soar (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Running out of room: St. Louis hospitals forced to turn away patients from rural areas as COVID cases soar. “Hospitalizations for COVID-19 are at a dizzying record-breaking climb with no downturn in sight in Missouri and across the Midwest. Emergency rooms are busy with patients waiting for hospital beds to open, hospital administrators say. Large metropolitan hospitals are having to turn away patients from small rural hospitals who depend on them for expert care. The number of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in Missouri topped 2,000 for the first time on Nov. 6 — a 247% increase since the state’s lowest totals during the middle of June, according to the Missouri Hospital Association.”

NBC News: Missouri poll worker positive for Covid-19 still worked shift, died after Election Day

NBC News: Missouri poll worker positive for Covid-19 still worked shift, died after Election Day. “A Missouri elections supervisor who knew they tested positive for the coronavirus and still worked at a polling site Election Day has died. The unidentified election judge supervisor in St. Charles County tested positive for the virus Oct. 30 and failed to isolate for the recommended two-week period, the county said Thursday. It is unclear what caused the election worker’s death.”

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Missouri to use social media ‘influencers’ to promote virus safety

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Missouri to use social media ‘influencers’ to promote virus safety. “Coming soon to an Instagram or Twitter feed near you: Social media influencers promoting coronavirus prevention measures on behalf of Missouri Gov. Mike Parson. As part of a new effort to spread the message about safety precautions people can take during the pandemic, the governor reviewed a list of prospective influencers last week who would be tasked with reminding people to practice social distancing measures, wash their hands and wear a mask when out in the public.”