KC: Michael Allen Dicks Pleads Guilty to Multiple Crimes

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KC Man, Michael Allen Dicks Pleads Guilty to Meth Trafficking, Illegal Firearm Following High-Speed Police Chase KANSAS CITY, MO (STL.News) A Kansas City, Missouri, man has pleaded guilty in federal court to illegally possessing methamphetamine and a firearm. Michael Allen Dicks, Jr., 31, pleaded guilty before U.S. Chief District Judge […]

Kansas Governor Announced America Saves Week Proclamation

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Topeka, KS (STL.News) Governor Laura Kelly announced that, to promote financial health and encourage Kansans to build personal and household savings, she has proclaimed the week of February 22 through 26 as America Saves Week in Kansas. “Maintaining adequate savings is essential to ensuring Kansans can reduce debt and have what they need […]

Kansas DOL Releases Unemployment Fraud Attempts

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Topeka, KS (STL.News) The Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) issued data on the number of fraud attempts, the estimated amount of fraud payments the agency has paid, as well as law enforcement referrals. Following an in-depth analysis and IRS Form 1099-G reconciliation, KDOL has determined that from Jan. 1, 2020, through Dec. […]

Iowa Governor Reynolds Signs Legislation into Law

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Des Moines, IA (STL.News) Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed the following bills into law: S.F. 269: An Act relating to public school funding by establishing the state percent of growth and the categorical state percent of growth for the budget year beginning July 1, 2021, modifying provisions relating to the regular program state […]

Illinois Governor: Expansion of EBT Program for Children

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Gov. Pritzker Announces One Million Illinois Children to Receive Monthly Food Aid Following Expansion of Pandemic EBT Program SPRINGFIELD,  IL (STL.News) Governor JB Pritzker announced that beginning next month, approximately one million children across Illinois will receive additional federally funded food benefits, valued at up to $110 million per month.  Following a […]

California Governor Newsom Announces Five Appointments

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Sacramento,  CA (STL.News) Governor Gavin Newsom announced the following appointments: Liana M. Bailey-Crimmins, 51, of Sacramento, has been appointed State Chief Technology Officer at the California Department of Technology. Bailey-Crimmins has been Chief Information Security Officer at the California Public Employees’ Retirement System since 2019, where she was Chief Health Director from […]

Secretary Blinken’s Call with Bangladeshi Foreign Minister

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Washington, DC (STL.News) The following is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke by phone with Bangladeshi Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen.  Secretary Blinken and Foreign Minister Momen discussed ways to deepen economic, counterterrorism, and defense cooperation, and work together to address common challenges such as climate […]

US State Department: Supporting a Sustainable Mekong River

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Washington, DC (STL.News) Press Statement by Ned Price, Department Spokesperson: The United States supports transparency and accountability in managing transboundary resources.  For decades, these values have guided our work to promote the health and sustainability of the Mekong River and the nearly 70 million people whose livelihoods depend on it.  We share […]

U.S. Participation in AHLC Meeting on Palestinian Economy

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Washington, DC (STL.News) Today, a U.S. delegation attended the spring session of the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee Meeting (AHLC).  The AHLC serves as an important opportunity for the international community to support economic development for Palestinians, with an eye towards improving the situation in Gaza.  During the discussion, the United States […]

US State Department: Confirmation of Linda Thomas-Greenfield

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Washington, DC (STL.News) Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken released the following statement: Today’s Senate confirmation of Linda Thomas-Greenfield as the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations reinforces President Biden’s commitment to restore and expand American leadership on the global stage.  Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield is a seasoned diplomat, deeply committed to American values, […]

US State Department: Estonian National Day

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Washington, DC (STL.News) Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken released the following statement: On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I send congratulations to the people of Estonia as you celebrate the 103rd anniversary of your independence. The United States and Estonia share a strong commitment to global security, […]