A new report says Missouri’s opioid epidemic is costing billions of dollars. The Missouri Hospital Association says the total economic cost of Missouri’s opioid epidemic was $12.6 billion in 2016. Hospital Association vice president Mat Reidhead says that was more than four percent of the state’s total GDP in 2016. “To build some context around that figure, $12.6 billion means that opioid misuse and overdose deaths cost Missouri $1.4 million every hour of everyday in 2016,” Reidhead says.
The Missouri House voted Tuesday evening in Jefferson City to give initial approval to legislation to reduce hair braiding regulations. Under legislation from State Rep. Shamed Dogan, R-Ballwin, those who braid hair for profit would not need to obtain a cosmetology license. The Ballwin Republican tells the House it takes more training in Missouri to braid hair than it does to become a police officer.
The Missouri Municipal League’s aim is to strengthen cities through unity and cooperation. The organization represents about 650 Missouri municipalities. Hazelwood Mayor Matthew Robinson is the Municipal League’s new President. “It’s a high priority of the Municipal League to stay on top of legislative issues that are important to municipalities,” Robinson says. Keeping decisions at the local level is their top priority.
In 2017, the Missouri House approved Rep. @paulcurtman's industrial hemp bill 126-26. @BrianforSenate's bill died in the Senate in May. Munzlinger told me at the State Fair that Kentucky and South Carolina are "going great guns" on industrial hemp. #moleg
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".