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LIBRARY DONATION

  • The Missouri Southern Foundation now owns the former Joplin Public Library building at 300 South Main Street.  At last night's council meeting the city officially donated the building to the foundation for development as an academic center.  University officials estimate renovation costs at around $8 to $10 Million dollars.

CHRISTMAS TREE SHORTAGE

  • The national Christmas tree shortage has hit the 4-States.  The National Christmas Tree Association reports that trees harvested this year, would have had to be planted about seven to 10 years ago.  But during the recession that began in 2008, there was less revenue to plant new seedlings and less harvest that would have made room for those.  They say now that the economy is better, the demand is higher.
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  • Oklahoma at the Front Lines of Opioid Abuse

    Oklahoma at the Front Lines of Opioid Abuse

    Friday, December 15 2017 2:45 PM EST2017-12-15 19:45:38 GMT

    The opioid epidemic continues to claim thousands of lives in the United States. And Oklahoma is on the front line. A recent report released by The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration" says Oklahoma has the highest percentage of people who use prescription pain relievers for non medical reasons. State officials like the attorney general are working on ways to combat this issue. Attorney General Mike Hunter says that drug manufacturers are misleading ...

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    The opioid epidemic continues to claim thousands of lives in the United States. And Oklahoma is on the front line. A recent report released by The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration" says Oklahoma has the highest percentage of people who use prescription pain relievers for non medical reasons. State officials like the attorney general are working on ways to combat this issue. Attorney General Mike Hunter says that drug manufacturers are misleading ...

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  • KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 12-15-17

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 12-15-17

    Friday, December 15 2017 10:37 AM EST2017-12-15 15:37:45 GMT
    WORKERS COMP RATES Missouri's Department of Insurance recommends a drop in what businesses pay for workers compensation next year.  The department, which regulates the insurance industry in Missouri,  is calling for a three percent cut.  A department official says premiums are stable due to a growing economy and more jobs.  2018 could be the fourth straight year workers comp rates have dropped. EMERGENCY TRAINING Missouri Southern's Department of Emergency ...More >>
    WORKERS COMP RATES Missouri's Department of Insurance recommends a drop in what businesses pay for workers compensation next year.  The department, which regulates the insurance industry in Missouri,  is calling for a three percent cut.  A department official says premiums are stable due to a growing economy and more jobs.  2018 could be the fourth straight year workers comp rates have dropped. EMERGENCY TRAINING Missouri Southern's Department of Emergency ...More >>
  • Missouri Insurance Regulator Recommends Decreased Workers' Comp Rates

    Missouri Insurance Regulator Recommends Decreased Workers' Comp Rates

    Thursday, December 14 2017 6:46 PM EST2017-12-14 23:46:08 GMT

    A four percent decrease in workers' compensation costs took effect in August, so this could be the fourth straight year workers' compensation rates have dropped.

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    A four percent decrease in workers' compensation costs took effect in August, so this could be the fourth straight year workers' compensation rates have dropped.

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