COVID-19 Response Team begins saliva testing MSU students and staff

Missouri State University’s COVID-19 Response Team is setting up booths around campus for any non-symptomatic MSU students and staff to saliva test for COVID-19. The testing will continue throughout the semester until Thanksgiving. MSU has begun saliva testing non-symptomatic students around campus to help design COVID-19 preventative programs through demographic information. Andrew Englert, associate director of university safety, said their team will have booths posted around campus with the

Three ways to vote in the 2020 general election

The deadline for voter registration is fast approaching and this year voting will look a little different because of COVID-19. Those interested in voting in the 2020 general election have a few voting options. In order to file an absentee vote, residents have to meet one of the seven qualifications on the absentee ballot request application: • None Confinement or inability to travel due to illness or disability • None Incarcerated but still have voting rights • None For an election that occurs

How Might Missouri's New Medical Marijuana Laws Affect Dementia Patients?

Medical marijuana in Missouri was legalized in 2018 and medical marijuana cards have been approved for thousands of Missourians. Now, some Missourians wonder whether that could help patients with dementia, including Alzheimer's Disease, particularly people who experience agitation and anxiety as the disease progresses. Dementia is an umbrella term for a variety of conditions involving memory loss. The stress from these changes can make a dementia patient feel agitated, anxious, and in some cas

Violent Crimes, Car Thefts in Springfield Increased in 2019

The Springfield Police Department has released its annual report showing the past year's crime data. The number of violent crimes and property crimes both went up in 2019. According to the 2019 FBI Uniform Crime Report, aggravated assaults in Springfield increased by almost 20 percent in 2019, and the police department said in a press release that gun violence played a major role in that increase. Police Chief Paul Williams said most people don’t need to worry about being victims of random ac
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