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BBB Tips for finding a safe summer camp for your kids during COVID-19

As summer camps reopen in the age of coronavirus (COVID-19) and families begin to make camp decisions they may have delayed, parents should look past glossy brochures and pretty website pictures when researching camps. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has provided considerations for camp administration and local governments as they create new minimum

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Sandy Crawford Capitol report

The loud and colorful explosions, the magnificent display in the night sky and family gatherings are the thoughts of most during Independence Day. During the holiday that commemorates the birth of our nation, people come together to celebrate with parades, barbecues and fireworks. However, as we come together, do we remember what makes this day

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Love note from Jeff City

Greetings, My Fellow Missourians Prevailing wage laws are created by state governments or local municipalities to set a rate of pay that is thought to be standard for a labor group contracted to do public-sector projects in that area. Since I have been in the Missouri Legislature I have Sponsored and Co-sponsored Prevailing Wage Reform

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BBB: Watch out for scammers trying to steal your stimulus money

Savvy consumers typically have good reason to look twice if they receive a piece of mail promising a debit card from the federal government. However, as the U.S. Treasury continues to issue economic impact payments, or “stimulus checks,” to Americans affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, it has begun mailing out prepaid debit cards for

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Celebrate responsibly this holiday weekend

Drugged driving is impaired driving. After months of quarantine, the Fourth of July will find many hitting the road for some holiday weekend fun. While noted as one of the busiest summer holidays, it’s also one of the deadliest due to increased travel and substance-impaired drivers. Alcohol, illegal and prescription drugs, and even some over-the-counter

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Hartzler Supports the JUSTICE ACT

Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-04) announced her support of H.R. 7278, the JUSTICE Act, this week. The bill, originally introduced in the Senate by South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott, addresses important elements of needed police reform in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death last month. Hartzler joins over 148 in co-sponsoring this legislation. “The JUSTICE Act

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Discover red, white and blue in nature this holiday weekend

With the Fourth-of-July weekend coming up, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) encourages people to look for some red, white, and blue in nature through a holiday hike, bird watching, backyard fun, fishing, and other outdoor activities. MDC offers some suggestions to get started finding red, white, and blue in nature: • Red Royal Catchfly

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Love note from Jeff City

Greetings, My Fellow Missourians It’s fescue Seed Harvest time throughout Southwest Missouri and like many others, my family is busy combining fescue seed. Our cattle ranch’s objective is to turn forage to cash by grazing cattle on predominantly fescue grass inter seeded with legumes. One of the fringe benefits of growing Fescue for grass and

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Law enforcement reform should not result in people being less safe

Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-04) issued the following statement regarding Speaker Pelosi’s anti-policing bill: “The vast majority of law enforcement officials are unsung heroes – good, courageous, and selfless public servants who protect our way of life. However, right now some Americans have lost confidence in our communities’ institutions. That’s why we must come together to

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