Saturday, October 23, 2021

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Some states entice people back to the workplace by increasing safety standards and higher minimum wage; Bannon held in Contempt of Congress; and the latest cyber security concerns.

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House votes to hold Bannon in contempt of Congress; Trump announces new social media platform TRUTH Social; and the Biden administration says it will continue to expel migrants under Title 42.

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An all-Black Oklahoma town joins big cities in seeking reparations; a Kentucky vaccination skeptic does a 180; telehealth proves invaluable during pandemic; and spooky destinations lure tourists at Halloween.

Kevin Patrick Allen


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Iowa Educators: Obesity Impacting National Security

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Iowa Farmers Prioritize Needs in New Farm Bill

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MO Business Owners, Outdoor Enthusiasts Lament Parks Remaining Closed

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Community Activists to Iowa Pork Industry: Time for a Moratorium

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Trump's Opioid-Emergency Declaration Called an Important Step

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Minority, Immigrant Families Face Largest Childhood Obstacles in MO

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The biggest barriers to success for Missouri's children are in the paths of black and Hispanic populations, and children …

National Wildlife Federation Makes Appeal as Monarchs Disappear

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EPA Urged: Avoid Hurting Iowa Farmers, General Public

NEW HARTFORD, Iowa - From Iowa's Senate delegation as well as from former federal environmental officials in Washington, warnings are being issued …

Psychiatrist Offers Reasons for Hope Despite Rise in Youth Suicide

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - There is hope beyond the headlines, according to a child and adolescent psychiatrist at Children's Mercy Hospital and Clinics…


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