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Love note from Jeff City

My Fellow Missourians: Not only is National Black History Month celebrated during the month of February, it is also National FFA Week from Feb. 18 through Feb. 25. We are fortunate to have nine high schools in District 125 that have very active FFA Chapters. In fact, I have presented 13 resolutions to graduates that

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Trying to quit? Tips from former smokers can help you succeed

Since the Surgeon General released the first report on smoking in 1964, the smoking rate among adults has decreased from 42 percent to 15 percent. Though great strides have been made, more than 36 million adults in the United States continue to smoke cigarettes, claiming nearly half a million lives a year and leaving 16

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The buzz on Endangered Species Act Reform

by Shiloh Perry During the final weeks of the Obama administration, the Fish and Wildlife Service listed the rusty patched bumblebee as an endangered species under the Endangered Species Act. While the FWS claims the listing will help protect the bee species, what does the first-ever addition of a bee species in the continental U.S.

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Love note from Jeff City

My Fellow Missourians: Friday, Feb. 3, was my birthday as it has been every year since 1950.  My wife, Marla, and I took the day off and accomplished something on my bucket list.  We toured the Truman Library in Independence.  One of my favorite Missourians is Harry S Truman. Then on Saturday, after getting the

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Vicky Hartzler

The MO-4 Undo List You may have seen my unveiling of the “MO-4 Undo List” recently. In case you haven’t, here is the video I made highlighting the list and some of the burdensome policies it points to: I wanted the president to hear from the people themselves, and it is my hope he will

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A unique opportunity

“We have had a great week in the lieutenant governor’s office. I was privileged to speak with a variety of organizations that work on economic development, agriculture and tourism. We have several exciting projects in the works to highlight all that Missouri has to offer ranging from products manufactured to the food grown within our

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Governor signs right-to-work law

by John Sadler Columbia Missourian Surrounded by roughly 100 spectators, including many Republican members of the state House and Senate, Gov. Eric Greitens signed the bill that will make Missouri the 28th “right-to-work” state. “Today represents a great day for the people of Missouri and especially families that need jobs,” Greitens said. The official signing

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Three cheers for cherries and their healing properties

Some of the nutrition trends over the last year are carrying over to the New Year include consuming a more “natural” diet and finding “natural” solutions to common ailments. One natural solution for pain will be sure to please cherry lovers. There is considerable evidence showing the benefits of tart cherry juice in combating muscle

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Protect your heart with these easy meal add-ins

What’s the biggest threat to our health? It isn’t cancer or even accidents, but heart disease. According to the American Heart Association, one in four deaths in the U.S. is caused by heart disease, which includes heart attack and stroke. This statistic is scary, but the good news is, there is something powerful we can

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