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Blunt Commends FCC Vote to Repeal Open Internet Order

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), a member of the Senate Commerce Committee, today released the following statement applauding the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) vote to repeal the 2015 Open Internet Order: “The...

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Bourbon virus prompts public investigation

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and local public health agencies recently completed a follow-up investigation of the Bourbon virus...

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Make Emergency Planning a Priority

  With plummeting temperatures and winter storm season on the horizon, it’s time to refresh your family’s emergency plan. Not only is it necessary to ensure you have the right supplies on-hand, it’s also...

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Making History by Recognizing History

BY CONGRESSMAN JASON SMITH In 1995, Congress passed the Jerusalem Embassy Act which called for officially moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. This bill passed with overwhelming bipartisan support; however, it...

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Hovis seeks to replace term-limited Lichtenegger

Local small-business owner and police veteran Barry Hovis has announced his candidacy to replace term-limited Rep. Donna Lichtenegger. The district covers the City of Jackson and most of Cape Girardeau County. Hovis recently retired...

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Throw a Christmas Cookie Party

The next best thing to baking cookies for many home chefs is baking cookies with friends. Dust off your favorite recipes, create a festive playlist and fill your home with the tantalizing aroma of...

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Could new PAC signal a leadership bid for Romine?

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Is Sen. Gary Romine eyeing a bid for Senate President Pro Tem? A new political action committee could be a possible indicator of such a bid. Paperwork for a new...

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Medicare Takes Aim at Medical Identity Theft

Criminals are increasingly targeting people age 65 or older for personal identity theft. In 2014 alone, there were 2.6 million such incidents among seniors, according to the Department of Justice. A growing offshoot of...