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Branson performer pleads guilty to fraud scheme

Hundreds of audience members donated to fake charity for foster children A performer at a Branson theater pleaded guilty in federal court to stealing more than $85,000 from hundreds of his own audience members who donated to his non-existent charity for foster children. “For several years, this performer took advantage of his own audiences by

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President Biden escalating border crisis by unlawfully freezing border wall funding

Senators seek Government Accountability Office opinion on infringement of Congress’s constitutional power of the purse Amid the rapidly escalating crisis along the southern border, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) and dozens of his colleagues joined U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (W.Va.), Ranking Member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security, in sending a letter to

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BBB Tips: how to sell out at your garage sale

Whether you’re getting ready to sell a house, move or just want to make more room where you live, a garage sale can be a good way to get rid of unwanted items while realizing some cash. Start by attacking one closet or room at a time. If you decide to do it all it

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Blunt, colleagues reintroduce legislation to permanently repeal the death tax

This week, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, joined U.S. Senator John Thune (SD) and 24 other senators to reintroduce legislation permanently eliminating the devastating federal death tax on family farms, ranches, and small businesses. “The death tax

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State Representative Jim Kalberloh

Citizens of the 125th District, The first half of session is over this week and we have “Spring Break” this coming week.  We will come back March 22nd for the last 8 weeks of session.  It’s incredible what I have learned in the past 2 months and look forward to what will be learned in

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Sandy Crawford Capitol report

We have reached the halfway mark of the 2021 legislative session, and have done quite a bit of heavy lifting in 10 weeks. While it feels good to cross several items off of our legislative to-do list, I believe there is still a lot of work left to finish. Several hours were spent on a

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BBB Tips: Hiring a contractor for spring season yard work

Winter has probably left your yard with some sticks or unsightly leaf litter to clean up. And grass already is turning green. Neighbors already may be mowing their lawns, disturbing your afternoon nap. Some people love to work in the yard. They can’t wait to bring out the rakes, shovels and other tools to clean

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Sandy Crawford Capitol report

As the calendar turns to March, we are seeing more legislation make its way through the legislative process. We have already completed two months of the 2021 legislative session, and are nearing the halfway mark of this year’s session. We still have a lot left to do, though, between now and May 14. Among our

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Governor releases vital funding

Citizens of the 125th District, I enthusiastically participated with other House members this week in showing our support for the FFA organization, in which last week was national FFA week, and the Missouri state officer team was here in the Capitol. This is an awesome organization that prepares kids in so many ways for upcoming

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BBB: parents must keep kids safe online in 2021

Keeping kids safe today goes far beyond looking both ways before you cross the street and keeping sharp objects out of reach. Parents also worry about keeping their kids safe online. The explosion of apps, games and entertainment for children through computers and hand-held devices is mind-boggling. Some of them are educational or harmless –

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