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PHOTO: Do your childen go to school near a potentially dangerous chemical facility? The Center for Effective Government's new report finds there is a one-in-10 chance they do. Image courtesy Center for Effective Government.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – One in 10 Missouri children spends several hours each weekday in the shadow of a potentially dangerous chemical facility, according to a new report by the Center for Effective Government. Sean Moulton, the center’s director of open government policy, says parents a...Read More

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PHOTO: Bunnies are a symbol of the season, but experts caution parents considering bringing one home for Easter to make a thoughtful decision that is best for the animal and the family. Photo credit: user bobby.

UNION, Mo. - Easter is almost upon us, and while some parents might be tempted to give their kids live bunnies or baby chicks, an animal-rescue expert says bringing any animal into the home should be a well thought-out decision and not just a holiday whim. While rabbits can make great pets, said Am...Read More

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PHOTO: Do you know how many pennies out of each dollar you pay in taxes goes to military spending? The American Friends Service Committee wants Missourians to get the facts about military spending. Photo: (Cohodra)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Tax Day is here, and in the midst of the rush to meet Uncle Sam's deadline, one group wants Missourians to take some time to think about exactly where their tax dollars are going. Mary Zerkel, "Wage Peace Campaign" co-coordinator, American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), said ...Read More

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PHOTO: Researcher Courtney D. Lynch says stress reduction techniques could be beneficial for women trying to conceive. Photo credit: Ohio State University.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - More than six percent of married women struggle with infertility, according to the CDC, and for the first time researchers have data that link stress to a woman's inability to become pregnant. The study found that women with high levels of a biological indicator of stress are 2...Read More

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PHOTO: Missourians have no way of knowing if the state's utility companies are making more or less than the amount set by regulators, but that would change under a bill supported by AARP in Missouri. Photo credit: diegotecno via

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Consumer advocates are calling on Missouri lawmakers to force the state's investor-owned utility companies to let the public know just how much they're earning. John Coffman, an energy consultant for AARP in Missouri, says the Utility Transparency and Fairness Act would ...Read More

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PHOTO: A new rule clarifying where the Clean Water Act applies seems to be drawing a lot of support from farmers such as Steph Larsen, seen here watering her sheep. Photo courtesy of Larsen.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - A change in federal clean-water rules appears to be popular with some major stakeholders, especially farmers, hunters and outdoorsmen. Two federal court decisions had "muddied" the rules on where the Clean Water Act applies, but a new revision has been proposed to clarify the i...Read More

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PHOTO: Several women's organizations, including Planned Parenthood Advocates, the National Council of Jewish Women, NARAL Pro-Choice Missouri and ACLU Missouri will rally at the Capitol on Tuesday to protest what they call attacks on women's rights. Photo credit: R. Smith.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - They're angry and they're not going to be quiet about it. That's why several women's organizations plan to rally today, to let lawmakers know how they feel about what is happening with women's health at the Capitol. Ryann Summerford, statewide manager of government affairs, P...Read More

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PHOTO: Let the baby come when he or she is ready. That's the message behind a new campaign encouraging mothers to let labor begin naturally, for the health and well-being of their children. Photo credit: "Vanessa P."

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Every single day can make a difference in the healthy development of a baby, so a new campaign is telling mothers across Missouri to wait until labor begins on its own. Christian Emmert is a mother of two and a leader with Attachment Parenting International. She said a lot of i...Read More

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