Jefferson City, Mo. – Governor Holden says Missouri efforts at informing veterans of benefits have improved, but more work must be done.
Holden spoke today to a task force working on the issue in Jefferson City. He had directed the group to focus on reaching veterans just returning from duty in places such as Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as on minorities, and those in urban areas.
Holden says the number of Missouri veterans receiving benefits and the amount paid out has increased significantly in the past few years.
Hartford, Ill. – Federal, state and oil company officials met Thursday night with about 40 people in in Hartford, Ill, to explain how they're dealing with vapors from a huge gasoline lake under the village.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it has scheduled assessments for 18 houses. Fans and vapor barriers will be installed in the next few weeks.