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Blunt Statement on Selection of General James Mattis to Serve as Defense Secretary

Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) released the following statement applauding President-elect Donald Trump’s selection of General James Mattis to serve as Secretary of Defense: “General Mattis is a proven leader with the knowledge and experience to turn the page on eight years of the Obama administration’s misguided defense and foreign policy decisions. Missouri is home to

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The PSC should stay the course on the Grain Belt Express

by Leslie Holloway State regulators are holding hearings in eight Missouri counties this week and next week to hear from citizens regarding the proposed Grain Belt Express project, a high-voltage, direct current transmission line. If it seems like déjà vu, that’s because this is the second time in as many years that Clean Line Energy,

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Savvy Senior®

Thyroid disorders often missed in seniors Dear Savvy Senior, Can you write a column on the overlooked problem of thyroid disease? After struggling with chronic fatigue, joint pain and memory problems, I was finally diagnosed hypothyroidism. Now, at age 70, I’m on thyroid medication and am doing great. Five years of feeling lousy. I wish I’d

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At-home first-aid tips to manage the stress of caregiving

Nearly 10 million adults over the age of 50 are caring for their aging parents – a number that has tripled over the past 15 years. With careers, children and grandchildren added to the mix, many baby boomers are feeling the mounting stress of caring for young, old and themselves! One way to reduce stress

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Speaking a Little Louder to Food Companies

by Shiloh Perry Food companies and retailers face tremendous pressure to respond to consumer expectations on issues like animal care, environmental protection and the healthfulness and safety of products. Farmers understand this because they too face tremendous pressure to meet the same consumer expectations. In fact, agriculture has always adapted in response to market preferences.

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Ounce of prevention in fall is best medicine for garden success in spring

Ben Franklin’s adage of “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” could be gardeners’ theme song for November. Gardeners should close the curtain on this season and begin looking forward to the next, said University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein. Next year’s success is influenced greatly by this fall’s cleanup. “Garden

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Put garden to bed for winter

The 2016 gardening season is over and now is a good time to start planning for next year according to Patrick Byers, horticulture specialist with University of Missouri Extension. The first step is to clean up the garden. Remove debris that could harbor diseases. This is especially important with tomatoes. Step number two: get a

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Victory for Common Sense

The Missouri Court of Appeals for the Western District has held that the Missouri Clean Water Commission’s interpretation of its “continuing authority” regulation was arbitrary and capricious. Historically, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources has required permit applicants to prove that they were a corporation in good standing to comply with the continuing authority requirements.

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