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El Dorado Christian School Receives A+ Designation

El Dorado Christian School has received A+ Designation by the Missouri Department of Higher Education. With the passage of Senate Bill 638 last summer, all Missouri high schools not previously designated as A+ schools had the opportunity to seek this designation, including private schools. Applications were due to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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Blunt praises Gorsuch confirmation

U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) applauded the confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch to serve as an Associate Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. Judge Gorsuch was confirmed by a vote of 54– 45, with Blunt voting in favor. “Judge Gorsuch has made clear that the role of a judge is to rule on the law

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Love note from Jeff City

My Fellow Missourians: The Spoonbill/Paddlefish snagging season is well under way on the Osage River Arm of Truman Lake.  I crossed what we call the Brown’s Ford Bridge between Iconium and Lowry City on my way for breakfast Saturday morning.  There were more boats up and down the river than you could shake a stick

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State unveils new tactics to battle human trafficking

Calling human trafficking “modern-day slavery,” a group of law enforcement officials and advocates gathered Monday to unveil a series of steps designed to combat the problem. The measures, detailed by state Attorney General Josh Hawley, include new consumer protection rules, an anti-trafficking unit and an anti-trafficking task force. “This is the message I have for

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Love note from Jeff City

My Fellow Missourians: The Spring Legislative Break is over and we are back in the final half of session in Jefferson City.  As I mentioned in the last Capitol Report, I had the opportunity to hold four town hall listening post meetings last week.  I was offered the opportunity to help deliver ‘Meals on Wheels’

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Blunt: Gorsuch is the right pick for the Supreme Court

The Senate Judiciary Committee recently held its confirmation hearings on Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to serve as our nation’s next Supreme Court justice. Throughout the hearings, it was undoubtedly clear that President Trump made the right choice in selecting Judge Gorsuch to help shape the long-term view of the court. Speaking for the first time

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Parson to lead JAG-Missouri Board of Directors

Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson and wife Teresa will co-chair the new Board of Directors for Jobs for America’s Graduates in Missouri (JAG-Missouri). The organization will become a separate nonprofit organization on July 1. “Teresa and I believe in the young people of Missouri,” said Lieutenant Governor Parson. “We have looked closely at Jobs for America’s

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Rural hospital closings draw McCaskill’s attention

Senator: This is a matter of life and death U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill, the top-ranking Democrat on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, called for answers on why so many rural hospitals are closing across the country and what the federal government can do to support rural hospitals to prevent more closures. Over two

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Get the facts on storm shelters

Q: With the spring storm season underway, many people may be considering installing a storm shelter or safe room. What are factors people should consider in selecting one? “All of Missouri is considered a high-risk area for violent weather that warrants a shelter as the preferred method of protection,” said Schultheis. In selecting a shelter,

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Nativars offer the best of both worlds

Nativars, superhero plants that possess the virtues of native plants but in a more attractive package, make good choices for landscaped areas. Use nativars as part of your gardening “green movement,” said University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein. Native plants earn gardeners’ accolades because they grow naturally in the local environment. They have stood

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