Ozarks First: Eric Schmitt Launches new Website to Access Information on Government Finances

Ozarks First: Eric Schmitt Launches new Website to Access Information on Government Finances. “Prior to the launch of the new website, state financial data was often difficult to find and analyze. As a result, Missouri received a D+ grade for financial transparency from the Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) in April of this year. Show-Me Checkbook draws data from the State of Missouri’s accounting system along with state agency reports. Treasurer [Eric] Schmitt is encouraging citizen watchdogs who find interesting or concerning data trends through Show-Me Checkbook to contact his office through the submission link that appears on the bottom of each page of the website.”

Public News Service: New Website Explores Missouri’s Health by Neighborhood

Public News Service: New Website Explores Missouri’s Health by Neighborhood. “A new state website has launched, and Missourians can use it to find out about health issues in their area because it narrows them down to specific communities across the state. [The site] is a joint effort of the Missouri Hospital Association and University of Missouri Extension Center that allows anyone to look up health issues, even by ZIP Code.”

Fortune: Google Is Being Investigated By Missouri Attorney General

Fortune: Google Is Being Investigated By Missouri Attorney General. “The state of Missouri is gearing up for a legal battle with Google. Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley said Monday that his office is investigating the search giant over allegations that it violated the state’s various consumer-protection and antitrust laws.”

BusinessWire: Free Online Summer School Expands Course Offerings for Students (PRESS RELEASE)

Students in Missouri will have more options for summer school (PRESS RELEASE). “This summer, Missouri students will have access to more summer school courses than ever through the Missouri Online Summer Institute (MOSI), a tuition- free online program open to students in grades 7 – 12. Over one hundred online courses are being offered this year, including career-oriented electives and Advanced Placement® courses. MOSI is a program of the Grandview R-2 school district.”

St. Louis Libraries Paralyzed by Ransomware

Libraries in St. Louis have been paralyzed by ransomware. “Libraries in St Louis have been bought to a standstill after computers in all the city’s libraries were infected with ransomware, a particularly virulent form of computer virus used to extort money from victims. Hackers are demanding $35,000 (£28,000) to restore the system after the cyberattack, which affected 700 computers across the Missouri city’s 16 public libraries.”

Site Chronicles Missouri’s Participation in World War I

New-to-Me: a Web site that chronicles the state of Missouri’s participation in World War I. “The site so far features 51 collections of documents, letters home, photographs, artifacts and memorabilia from the war. It includes a virtual service database of government and personal records for the Missouri men and women who served in the war. Individuals can also contribute their privately held records to the database so families can share their ancestor’s World War I history.”