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Ashcroft calls for immediate action to fill vacant House seats

  Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft is calling for Governor Mike Parson to issue writs of election to fill 4 House of Representatives seats currently vacant, with two more vacancies expected.    In the letter to the governor, Ashcroft wrote, “Pursuant to Missouri Statute RSMo Chapter 21.110, I am calling on you to issue

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Citizens of the 125th District,

I hope this finds everyone in the 125th district doing well and gearing up for 2022!! It is great to be back in the Capitol and starting a new session! There are several priorities that will take the stage first, and the first will be to draw a federal congressional map. There are several suggestions

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Hartzler announces MMA students win Congressional App Challenge

  From left: Brayden Edwards, Instructor Keith Morgan, Hayden James Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (R-MO.) announced the winners of the 2021 Congressional App Challenge for Missouri’s Fourth Congressional District. Brayden Edwards, a seventh grader at Missouri Military Academy, was awarded first place for his “Avoid the Crystals!” app. Edwards created an original game through his app

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Blunt, Burr demand answers from Biden Administration

U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.), Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies, and Richard Burr (N.C.), Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, sent a letter urging U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra to detail the administration’s

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BBB Tips: New resolutions for a fraud-free new year

Are you considering a New Year’s resolution to lose weight or save money for retirement? What about resolving to be a savvy consumer as well? Better Business Bureau (BBB) suggests trying out new habits that can help you avoid scams and find trustworthy businesses that offer the services or products you need. BBB Scam Tracker

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In the Garden

By Cassie Downs, Christian Blogger You did it! You made it through another year. You’ve walked through good times, great times, and a few hard days. But you’re still here and still seeking God or you wouldn’t be reading this devotion. I am grateful you showed up today. That despite everything you’ve been through, both

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Santa missed the mark? BBB offers tips returning presents

Returning or exchanging presents has become part of the holiday routine for many of us. The good news? You can make it a lot easier by following Better Business Bureau (BBB) advice. First of all, when you buy things, make sure you understand a store or website’s return policy and procedure. Stores aren’t legally required

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Blunt, Moran Demand HHS Reverse Flawed Liver Allocation Policy

U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (MO.) and Jerry Moran (KS) issued the following statement in response to the release of documents, including emails between the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) and organ procurement organizations, regarding the national liver allocation policy. The emails released are in response to a Nov. 17, 2021, United States Court of

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9 New Year’s traditions from cultures around the world

Happy (almost!) New Year! Whether you’re ringing in New Year’s Eve from some exciting foreign country or at home with family and friends, you probably have a New Year’s tradition or two. Common traditions throughout the United States include singing “Auld Lang Syne” to greet the New Year, and eating black-eyed peas for good luck.

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14 classic New Year’s Eve traditions we learned from our grandparents

While New Year’s may be all about looking ahead, there’s something undeniably nostalgic about the holiday that falls at midnight on December 31. After all, the iconic New Year’s Eve song “Auld Lang Syne” roughly translates to “old long since,” or “times gone by.” There are so many interesting and classic New Year’s Eve traditions

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