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Missouri Governor Appoints Joshua Tomlin as Pemiscot County Prosecuting Attorney

Jefferson City, MO (STL.News)  Today, Missouri Governor Mike Parson appointed Joshua Tomlin as the Pemiscot County Prosecuting Attorney. Mr. Tomlin has served as the Interim Prosecuting Attorney for Pemiscot County since the Honorable Jereme Lytle resigned the office of Pemiscot County Prosecuting Attorney.  Mr. Tomlin holds a bachelor’s degree from Arkansas State University and a Juris Doctor form Mississippi College School of Law. Like this:Like Loading... Source link ...

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On the Political Persecution of Hong Kong Democracy Advocates

Washington, DC (STL.News) The US Department of State released the following statement: The United States is appalled by the Hong Kong government’s political persecution of Hong Kong’s courageous pro-democracy advocates.  The use of courts to silence peaceful dissent is a hallmark of authoritarian regimes and underscores once again that the Chinese Communist Party’s greatest fear is the free speech and free thinking of its own people. Hong Kong historically benefitted from a free and open system that celebrated the peaceful advocacy of citizens like Joshua Wong, Agnes Chow, Ivan Lam, and Jimmy Lai. Hong Kong’s people should be free to exercise the rights guaranteed to them under the Basic Law; the Sino-British Joint Declaration, a UN-registered treaty; and the Universal Declaration of H...

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Department of State Breaks Ground for New U.S. Consulate General in Casablanca

Washington, DC (STL.News) The US Department of State released the following statement: U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Morocco David T. Fischer and U.S. Consul General Jennifer Rasamimanana celebrated today the groundbreaking of the new Consulate General campus in Casablanca, the latest demonstration of our enduring friendship and strategic partnership with the Kingdom of Morocco.  Attendees at the ceremony included representatives from the Moroccan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation, and Moroccan Expatriates; Wali of Casablanca-Settat Said Ahmidouch; Casablanca Mayor Abdelaziz El Omari; and Hay Hassani Governor Khadija Benchouikh. The new U.S. Consulate General will provide a secure and resilient platform for U.S. diplomacy in Morocco. Miller Hull of Seattle, Washingto...

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Special Representative Khalilzad Travels to Turkey and Qatar

(STL.News) The US Department of State released the following statement: U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad departed for Ankara on December 2.  In Turkey, he will discuss international coordination and Turkish support for Afghanistan Peace Negotiations. In Qatar, Ambassador Khalilzad will meet with the two Afghan parties as they move into the next phase of negotiations following the successful conclusion of an agreement on rules and procedures.  It is imperative the parties build on the current momentum and accelerate their work to reach agreement on a political roadmap and a comprehensive and permanent ceasefire. Ambassador Khalilzad will also travel in the region to garner support for Afghanistan Peace Negotiations. Like this:Like Lo...

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Missouri Governor – Partnership with Health Care Services Expand Statewide Hospital Capacity

Jefferson City, MO (STL.News)  As hospitals across Missouri continue to face staffing challenges due to COVID-19, Missouri Governor Mike Parson today announced a 12-week partnership with Vizient, the nation’s leading health care performance improvement company, to bring in additional staff and further expand statewide hospital capacity. “Since the start of COVID-19, we have continually monitored Missouri’s statewide health care system and focused on supporting our hospitals and health care workers as much as possible,” Governor Parson said.  “Staffing continues to be one of the biggest challenges right now, and we are currently doing everything we can at the state level to assist.” “Other states like Arizona have worked with Vizient through the COVID-19 crisis, so we are hopeful that t...

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United Arab Emirates’ National Day

(STL.News)  The US Department of State released the following statement: On behalf of the Government of the United States and the American people, I congratulate the government and people of the United Arab Emirates on the 49th anniversary of your founding. The partnership of the United States and the United Arab Emirates has grown stronger and more dynamic over the decades.  As your country hosts Expo 2020 Dubai and fulfills the promise of the historic signing of the Abraham Accords, we celebrate our work together in promoting peace and security, investing in trade and innovation, and developing human capital through educational opportunities and exchange. As you celebrate your national day, I wish the Emirati people a peaceful and safe year to come. Like this:Like Loading... Sourc...

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Peer review gives Missouri Auditor’s office highest rating possible for the second time

Independent review confirms State Auditor’s Office’s continued compliance with professional standards Jefferson City, MO (STL.News) Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway today announced that her office received the highest rating possible during a routine review by the National State Auditors Association (NSAA).  This is the second time the office has received this distinction under her leadership.  The NSAA reviews are done every three years; the previous peer review was completed in 2017. “An independent review is a valuable tool to ensure we continue to meet the high standards Missourians expect from my office.  I am proud of the great work we do and appreciate this recognition of our professionalism by auditors from across the country,” Auditor Galloway said.  “My dedicated team w...

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Missouri Senate Minute for Dec. 1: Extra Session Resumes

Jefferson City, MO (STL.News) The Second Extraordinary Session of the 100th General Assembly resumes this week. Missouri senators are looking at House Bill 14, which relates to the supplemental budget, and Senate Bill 1, which relates to Covid liability. 00:00 – Second extra session 00:20 – Sen. Bill White 00:46 – Sen. Scott Sifton 00:52 – Second extra session YouTube video provided by The Missouri Senate STL.News References: YouTube Like this:Like Loading... Source link ...

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U.S. Department of State Announces the Arctic Education Alliance

Washington, DC (STL.News) The US Department of State released the following statement: The U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce the Arctic Education Alliance, a new education partnership between organizations and universities in the United States and Greenland.  The Alliance will build vocational education programs that support training in sustainable tourism, hospitality, and land and fisheries management in Greenland.  The project will foster collaboration between U.S. and Greenlandic education communities and expand educational and economic opportunities.  The Department will support the Alliance by providing approximately $1.8 million through a cooperative agreement awarded to the University of Alaska Fairbanks, which was chosen after a competitive selection process. The...

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Florida – Additional $28 Million in Funding for Disaster Relief Employment

Tallahassee, FL (STL.News) Today, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced that Florida has been awarded an additional $28 million in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Labor Disaster Recovery Dislocated Worker Grant in response to COVID-19. This federal Disaster Recovery Dislocated Worker Grant is administered by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and will provide disaster-relief employment in the form of temporary jobs, employment and training services, and supportive services to eligible Floridians. “As our state and local communities continue to recover from the pandemic, I am proud to announce $28 million in additional funding for disaster-relief employment,” said Governor DeSantis.  “I look forward to putting these dollars to use right away to give Floridia...

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Missouri Auditor monthly report use of federal stimulus dollars – CARES Act funding

Report shows that through end of October, state received $3.01 billion through CARES Act and other programs Jefferson City, MO (STL.News) Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway today released her sixth report detailing state government’s use of federal stimulus dollars intended for the COVID-19 response.  In March, Auditor Galloway announced that her office would examine the state’s distribution and spending of funding received under the CARES Act and other federal assistance programs recently passed by Congress. The most recent report shows Missouri’s spending of federal assistance for the month of October, as well as the cumulative expenditures since the state began receiving funding in April.  Through Oct. 31, Missouri has received $3.01 billion and spent $1.51 billion of this assis...

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Missouri Governor Receives Final Report from Missouri 2020 Complete Count Committee

Jefferson City, MO (STL.News)  Pursuant to Executive Orders 18-12 and 20-13, Missouri  Governor Mike Parson has received the Final Committee Report of the Missouri 2020 Complete Count Committee. The report details the committee’s many actions to support a complete count of Missouri’s population during the 2020 Census. “I want to thank Committee Chair Karen Best and the entire 2020 Complete Count Committee for their actions in supporting a complete count of all Missourians in the 2020 Census” said Governor Parson. “While this year has brought its share of challenges, the committee made every effort to reach Missouri’s hard-to-count groups. We are proud that their efforts resulted in a 99.9 percent enumeration rate in the state of Missouri, which guarantees Missouri fair representation i...

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Texas Governor Appoints Scott MacNaughton To Advisory Committee

Texas Governor Appoints Scott MacNaughton To Advisory Committee To The Texas Board Of Criminal Justice On Offenders With Medical Or Mental Impairments Austin, TX (STL.News) Texas Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Scott MacNaughton to the Advisory Committee to the Texas Board of Criminal Justice on Offenders with Medical or Mental Impairments for a term set to expire on February 1, 2023.  The committee advises the board and the director of the Texas Correctional Office on Offenders with Medical or Mental Impairments on matters related to offenders with medical or mental impairments and perform other duties imposed by the board. Scott MacNaughton of San Antonio is a Sergeant Investigator in the Public Integrity & Cyber Crime Division and serves as Director of Law Enforcement Affairs...

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Joint Statement – U.S.-India Counternarcotics Working Group

Washington, DC (STL.News) The US Department of State released the following statement: The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America and the Republic of India. Begin Text: On November 24, the Governments of the United States of America and the Republic of India met virtually for the inaugural meeting of the Counternarcotics Working Group (CNWG).  Mr. Sachin Jain, Deputy Director General, Narcotics Control Board, Ministry of Home Affairs, led the Indian delegation, while White House Office of National Drug Control Policy Assistant Director Kemp Chester, Department of State Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Jorgan Andrews, and Department of Justice Deputy Assistant Attorney General Jenn...

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