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Four of the best places to visit in Missouri

Mark Twain National Forest Encompassing everything from mountains and forests to springs, streams and lakes, Mark Twain National Forest is a wonderful place that will delight nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. Spread across a huge swathe of the southeast of the state, it consists of various wilderness areas and national scenic rivers. It is named

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Sandy Crawford report

With the conclusion of the second week of the 2022 legislative session, bills are already being referred to committees.  As always, I appreciate hearing the public’s input on proposed legislation. Among the measures I have filed for this legislative session are Senate Bill 654, a proposal that addresses provisions of law relating to mail-in and

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Hartzler applauds SCOTUS victory against OSHA vaccine mandates

Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (R-MO.) released the following statement regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling to block enforcement of a vaccine mandate for businesses with 100 or more employees: “Today is a win for American freedom, our Constitution, and the rule of law. President Biden had no authority to mandate vaccines through the illegal OSHA overreach

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Hartzler introduces legislation to end federal vaccine mandates for employees

Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (R-MO.) introduced theStop Federal Vaccine Mandates for Employees Act in response to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) vaccine mandate on private sector businesses with over 100 employees. Specifically, this legislation would amend the Occupational Safety and Health Act to prohibit OSHA from publishing any Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) that enforces

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BBB offers tips choosing a workout program within your budget

If this is your year to take control of your weight and fitness, more power to you. Most likely, you’ll need a commitment to exercise regularly. Better Business Bureau (BBB) has tips to help you determine which gym or health club is the best place to keep you on track. Make sure you’re healthy enough

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You can’t judge a book by its cover

by Cassie Downs, Christian Blogger When I published Chasing Jesus, one of the biggest decisions I made was the cover design. I wanted something that would stop people in their tracks when they walked past her in a bookstore. (And yes, she’s a her, I assure you my entire heart and soul went into writing

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Here’s why four-wheel drive won’t keep you safe on winter roads

Winter is near, and with it comes the most challenging season for driving. Snow, ice and slush make journeys treacherous during one of the busiest travel periods of the year. To make matters worse, many drivers have a false sense of security that four-wheel drive is enough to keep them safe when smooth roads turn

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Save time with winning game day seafood snacks

Whether you’re cheering on your favorite team from the stadium or “homegating” from the couch, delicious food is an essential element of game day fun. Finger foods are an especially great option as they are simple to make while still packing a lot of flavor into just one or two bites. Plus, they’re easy to

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BBB warns buyer beware of “miracle” weight loss products

Losing weight is a popular New Year’s resolution, but consumers should use caution when buying diet and weight loss products to aid them on their journey, especially products that advertise a free trial. “Miracle” products that promise easy weight loss are ubiquitous on the internet, and you may be enticed to try these products through

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