Lawmakers are concerned about skyrocketing costs in Missouri for mental health

JEFFERSON CITY — A panel of state lawmakers raised questions Monday about increasing costs at the state’s mental health agency. Republican members of the House Subcommittee on State Funding for Social Service Programs have expressed concern about the proposed nearly $300 million increase in the Department of Mental Health. In the agency’s proposed budget for … Read more

Jimmie Johnson’s Team Announces NASCAR Garage Project 56 at the 24 Hours of Le Mans | sports

Seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson, longtime sports car star Mike Rockenfeller and former Formula 1 champion Jenson Button will make up the highly anticipated group of drivers for this year’s NASCAR Garage Project 56 at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The announcement was made Saturday morning at Daytona International Speedway in the … Read more

Former Baylor star Deedee Richards shines with the WNBA Championship

Even when you’re living the dream as a professional athlete, the work can be tough. It wasn’t necessarily easy for DiDi Richards in her first two seasons as a WNBA player. The former Baylor defensive guard suffered injuries that limited her playing time and hindered her progress. “It’s tough. The last two years I’ve dealt … Read more

FPS Stopped the Use of Racial Justice, Book titled LGBT in 2022 | Tn Exchange

Fremont Public Schools has suspended distribution of the racial diversity and LGBTQ+ confirmation book in fall 2022 after complaints from several local parents, officials confirmed Monday, Jan. 23. The book, titled “We’re All Welcome,” was purchased under a federal program by Washington Elementary School Superintendent Erica Kobza and, according to elementary school superintendent Mark Shepard, … Read more

Sullivan, Cook commit to NCAA DI college football | sports

Following the 2022 Imperial Valley football season, the Central Union High School Spartans football team has signed two senior football players to the NCAA National Letters of Intent to full college scholarships to play Division I football. The two players are Charlie Sullivan, who will attend California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly … Read more

Rancher details wolf challenges in the Parks and Wildlife Painting | News

This screenshot shows rancher Don Gittleson speaking to the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission. After more than a year of dealing with the threat of wolves killing his livestock, Walden-area farmer Don Gittleson has gained some hard-won perspective on where to turn for insights into wolf behavior and how to protect his livestock from them. … Read more

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance: Healthcare Deals Abroad

Emma Patch Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Brenna Williams, 28, of Fresno, Calif., has universal healthcare coverage, but when she started looking into fertility treatments to start a family, she was flattered by the out-of-pocket cost. So while some friends in her shoes began looking for a job at an American company that would offer to offset … Read more

Rollin, Hilton teeter on brink of Hall of Fame honors | sports

Next Tuesday, the Baseball Hall of Fame will announce the results of this year’s vote, and if known ballots are any indication that Scott Rollin and Todd Hilton’s induction chances will rest on Moose Edge. As of this writing, Rolen and Helton are the only candidates currently trending above the 75% threshold needed for induction, … Read more

Governor holds hearing on mental health ahead of state budget negotiations

RACINE – Gov. Tony Evers was in town Wednesday for a hearing with community leaders about programs in place to help those with mental health issues. The message from the community has been that the programs are there, but the needs are great and growing, and they could use additional funding to expand. Evers said … Read more

How pay transparency can affect your job search or raise

Knowing if you get paid fairly for the work you do is a puzzle shrouded in lack of information. However, that may change, and pay transparency could be the catalyst. It’s a growing trend for companies to disclose what drives an existing job or job opening – whether it’s voluntarily or because governments mandate it. … Read more