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GRAPHIC: The FCC is holding an auction in which wireless companies will bid on parts of the nationís airwaves currently being used by television stations and use them for wireless broadband. Some say that threatens minority broadcasters. Credit: Federal Communications Commission.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – As the song goes, "Video Killed the Radio Star." Will wireless kill some free public TV? That's the latest media question. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is holding an auction in which wireless companies such as Verizon and AT&T will bid on parts of the n...Read More

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PHOTO: Students from Evangel University volunteered at several clean-up sites around Springfield on Saturday, joining millions of others around the country for this year's Make a Difference Day projects. Photo credit: B. Smith.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - From book drives in Kansas City to cleaning up yards in Columbia, thousands of Missourians spent the weekend bettering their communities in ways large and small. For more than 20 years, the fourth Saturday in October has been dedicated to community service, thanks to USA Weeken...Read More

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PHOTO: Environmental advocates say Missouri should learn from the energy policies implemented in other states to improve its energy efficiency ranking and prepare for a cleaner energy future. Image courtesy of American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy.

COLUMBIA, Mo. - The report card is in, and when it comes to taking steps to lower energy costs, reduce pollution, and save consumers money, Missouri isn't making the grade. The ranking from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy puts Missouri 44th in the nation, down one spot from las...Read More

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PHOTO: Dr. Corey Iqbal holds 1-month-old twins Kerlin and Orlando Morales-Botello, the first patients at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., to undergo a state-of-the-art procedure to treat a potentially fatal complication while in-utero. Photo courtesy of J. Salazar.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – When a family is expecting twins, the joy is multiplied, but so are the potential complications. That's why one Missouri hospital is now leading the way with a potentially life-saving procedure performed before the babies are born. Twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome is a ...Read More

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PHOTO: October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and the three "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" events across the state this weekend are expected to raise $800,000 to help fight the disease. Photo courtesy of American Cancer Society.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Breast cancer awareness means more than just sporting a pink ribbon; it means knowing what the risk factors are and taking steps to reduce those within one's control. That's the message from cancer experts, who urge Missourians to take charge of their breast health. Kansas City ...Read More

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PHOTO: This Halloween, signs displaying teal pumpkins and real pumpkins painted teal will indicate houses that are handing out allergy-safe, non-food items, in an effort to include more children in the fall festivities. Photo credit: Nancy Gregory, Food Allergy Research and Education.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - A bag of Halloween candy isn't all treats for the one in 13 U.S. kids who suffer from food allergies, which is why one group is working to make this year's holiday a little less tricky. Veronica LaFemina, vice president of communications with "Food Allergy Research and Educatio...Read More

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PHOTO: Through Project RISE, young adults with disabilities are able to gain hands-on work experience, both in paid and volunteer positions, throughout Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics. Photo courtesy of K. Smith.

KANSAS CITY - From guest services to human resources, education, and transportation, dozens of young adults are proving that disabilities don't mean they can't find or keep a job. They are part of an innovative program at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics. Kathy Smith is the program manager fo...Read More

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PHOTO: Today's high-tech vehicles offer many enhanced features like navigation systems and back-up cameras, and safety experts encourage older Missourians to take a refresher course to make sure they know how to use the tools properly. Photo credit: Chrissie Klinger/Morguefile.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - While many Missourians think of "driver's ed" as something for teenagers, experts say a refresher course makes good safety and financial sense for those who have had their driver's licenses for several decades. Mary Tillman, state coordinator of the AARP Missouri Driver Safety Pr...Read More

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