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Area Red Cross Volunteers Head to Louisiana

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You may remember the serious floods that occurred in the area in 1993 and again in 1995. Now, Louisiana is suffering the same way, with over 100,000 people displaced. American Red Cross Executive Director Dave Griffith says several from our area are helping out… He adds enough rain fell to …

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Smoke ’em if you’ve got ’em .. but be prepared to pay more

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A circuit court in Jefferson City’s ruled against a challenge to a ballot initiative to raise the state’s cigarette tax. The challenge claimed signatures for the initiative were invalid because its language was modified after the signatures were collected.  The judge ruled the signatures to be valid, and Secretary of …

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LGBT debate could come back to the State Capitol

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You might just see lawmakers do battle over LGBT rights when they return to the State Capitol in January. Senator Mike Kehoe doesn’t think the transgender issue is going away … Kehoe feels the measure is all-advised and would cost plenty of tax dollars. Kehoe says the ‘Religious Freedom’ debate …

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