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Heed the labels on food gifts

The gift of food can be a delightful part of the holidays. But before taking the first bite, make sure the food had a safe trip to your doorstep and didn’t take a detour into the temperature danger zone. “Mail-order food companies have an excellent safety record, but delays, breakage and failure of cold packing

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Deck the halls with boughs of caution

Evergreens, holly, mistletoe and other traditional plants adorning homes at this festive time of the year can pose risks, says University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein. In days of old, evergreens and other plants used for holiday decoration were rarely brought into the home before Christmas Eve, Trinklein said. Today, the holiday season starts

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Lt. Gov. Parson addresses Farm Bureau

Senator Mike Parson was introduced to the Missouri Farm Bureau Annual Meeting Monday, Dec. 5, at Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach as the next Lieutenant Governor of Missouri. To a warm reception, Parson spoke of the need for more resources and opportunity for agriculture in order to support the future of Missouri’s number one industry.

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Love note from Jeff City

My Fellow Missourians: Now that 2016 elections are finally over, the voters have spoken by casting their ballots in our Republic with the critics readily evaluating the results. It’s becoming apparent that about half the people are happy and the other half are heartbroken. The opportunity to change the direction of the State of Missouri

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Greitens releases inauguration website

Governor-elect Eric Greitens released a new website with details on his upcoming inaugural ceremonies: NewMissouri.org. Governor-elect Greitens sent the following message in an email to supporters: Our team is hard at work preparing to hit the ground running on Jan. 9 when we officially take office. I wanted to take a moment today to make

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Blunt votes to extend Iran sanctions

U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) released the following statement after voting in favor of the Iran Sanctions Extension Act, which passed the Senate by a vote of 99-0 and is now headed to the president’s desk. The bill renews the Iran Sanctions Act, which is set to expire on Dec. 31, providing the next administration

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Statement from Eric Greitens on Monday’s incident

Monday, Dec.5, my wife Sheena, the mother of my two boys, and the future First Lady of Missouri was robbed at gunpoint not far from our home. She is safe—but shaken. We are grateful for the men and women of law enforcement. Their response was swift and skilled, and we thank God for their presence

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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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