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Deals for tax-free shopping weekend in Missouri

The tax-free weekend for back-to-school shopping in Missouri begins Friday, Aug. 1 and ends Sunday, Aug. 3. It is happening in a select number of cities and counties.

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Thu Jul 31, 2014

Sedalia Democrat

Voters mull veterans lotto ticket8:17 pm

Voters will decide on a new Missouri Lottery ticket Aug. 5, with proceeds going to the Missouri Veterans Commission Capital Improvement Trust Fund to be used for construction, maintenance and renovation needs of veterans' homes and for other veterans services.

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KOMU-TV Columbia

Smart Decision 2014: Analyzing Amendment One - The Right to Farm

Amendment One, also known as the "Right to Farm" amendment, is one of five possible amendments to the Missouri constitution facing voters during the Aug. 5 primary election.

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Related Topix: Missouri, Jay Nixon, US Governors, Activism, Agriculture, Science

SanLuisObispo.com

Early voting initiative may miss Missouri ballot

The AP review of signature counts conducted by Missouri's local election authorities found that the proposed constitutional amendment on early voting lacks enough valid signatures of registered voters in all but two of the state's eight congressional districts.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

Missourian

In Columbia, Missouri Rep. Wright presses for lobbyist reform

State Rep. John Wright wants to change an inappropriate culture of entitlement he said is pervading the Missouri state Capitol.

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Scanews.com

Transportation Tax Campaign Spent More than $2 Million -- Just In July

The campaign for a statewide transportation sales tax has been in a spending frenzy in July - and still has more money to burn.

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Sedalia Democrat

Route U bridge set to re-open Friday3:18 pm

Missouri Department of Transportation engineers said the state Route U Bridge over Flat Creek in Pettis County will reopen to travel Friday morning, pending final inspections on Thursday.

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Sys-Con Media

White House Report Praises WGU Missouri's Model

In a report released by Vice President last week, WGU was praised for its use of competency-based education to help its students gain the skills employers need, outperforming national averages in time to graduation, and delivering superior post-graduation outcomes.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

Medical News

States wrestle with Medicaid expansion challenges

Application backlogs are an issue in Missouri and South Carolina. In Florida, a medical association makes clear its support for expanding the low-income health insurance program, and in Georgia, Gov. Nathan Deal carves out a limited exception to his opposition to expanding Medicaid.

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Related Topix: Medicaid, Health, Missouri, South Carolina, South Carolina Government, Nathan Deal, US Governors, Health Insurance

Washington Times

BLUNT: What the president should hear in Kansas City

Later today, President Obama will return to Missouri to discuss jobs and the economy at the Uptown Theater in Kansas City.

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Home

"Back to School" no sales tax holiday approaches

The Missouri Department of Revenue released a statement saying the sales tax holiday begins on the first Friday in August and continues through the following Sunday.

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DigitalBURG

Recent Missouri editorials

Missouri is an agricultural state. We depend on farms, both small and big, to supply food to our state and the country.

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Related Topix: Missouri, Agriculture, Science, Jay Nixon, US Governors, Warrensburg, MO

Mid Rivers Newsmagazine Front Page

Applauding Gov. Perry

I applaud Texas Gov. Rick Perry's decision to send the Texas National Guard to augment the U.S. border patrol, which is overwhelmed by a massive influx of illegal aliens crossing our southern border and hamstrung by the lack of support from our national government.

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The Heartland Institute

Missouri Governor Signs Bill to Repeal, Replace Common Core

Gov. Jay Nixon has signed a bill that would replace national Common Core education mandates with Missouri's own set of educational criteria.

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Related Topix: Missouri, Jay Nixon, US Governors, Education Etc., Indiana, Indiana Government

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Missourian

the Week's Most-Read Stories: Commentary on Maty Mauk's steady leadership style

This week's most-read story came in the form of commentary. Mark Selig, assistant sports editor at the Missourian, tells a story of playing pick-up basketball with Missouri quarterback Maty Mauk, who just came from the Southeastern Conference media days.

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Joplin

Korean War Veterans Honored Today in Missouri

A Missouri state statue passed in 1989 designates July 27 of each year as a day for Missourians to honor and remember those who served in America's armed forces during the Korean War.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

Joplin

Our view: 'Yes' on 7

Opponents of Amendment 7 say this: "Missouri families are already hard pressed to pay their bills during this period of slow economic recovery."

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KSDK-TV Saint Louis

Lanes, ramps to close on I-44 & I-55

Lanes and ramps will periodically close overnight along Interstate 44 and 55 within the next week so Missouri Department of Transportation crews can resurface the road.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

Missourian

UM curators approve request of more than $240 million for STEM funding

Improvements to the University of Missouri System's STEM facilities - those related to science, technology, engineering and math - topped the list of capital MU requested $104.3 million for its STEM Renovation and Rehabilitation Project, which includes renovations to five campus buildings and would eliminate $57.6 million of deferred maintenance, ... (more)

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Mental Help Net

Hormonal Contraception May Up Gestational Diabetes Risk

The type of contraceptives used before pregnancy may influence the risk of gestational diabetes mellitus , according to research published July 17 in Preventing Chronic Disease .

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