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Aesop vividly illustrated the foolishness of killing the goose that lays golden eggs. Some of us feel we are observing the modern-day version of that fable when it comes to the Green New Deal (GND). The GND proposes to decommission all U.S. nuclear power plants within ten years. In 2018 nucl…

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I got my first rifle when I was 8 years old. It was a birthday gift, and I was thrilled to receive it — a bolt-action Remington .22 with a beautiful dark-wood stock that fit perfectly in my young hands.

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Lately, it has been my practice to sit outside at night and listen to the insects singing their songs.

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Summertime, when I was a boy, began the moment Fair Grove school bus No. 10 dropped us off for the last time in spring and lay before us like a prairie too wide to see across.

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As I got up Sunday morning to leave a friend's apartment, I checked the news online to get an update on the situation in El Paso, Texas.

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I grew up in a rural small town — a town with a great sense of pride and community involvement where kids grew up free to play outdoors, where our community, business and church leaders were our mentors and where many a deal in our surrounding farm areas was made with integrity and a simple …

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Late summer and fall are the prime seasons for one of agriculture's fastest-growing segments, agritourism. Rural Missouri is full of opportunities for agritourism, which is generally defined as an agriculturally-based operation that brings visitors to a farm or ranch. People from all walks o…

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I read the last page of a book last night, which is good because maybe now I’ll catch up on the sleep I’ve missed while reading “just one more chapter” for the past several nights. Like many bookworms, I often have trouble backing away from a good book, and lately it’s creating an internal c…

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Was I a spoiled little brat, or was I abundantly blessed? I prefer to think I was truly blessed. I was the youngest of five children, and the apple of my family’s eye. From stories I’ve been told, my older siblings and my parents doted on me. Of course I’m exaggerating, but I am the youngest…

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The final week of July, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the details of its 2019 Market Facilitation Program (MFP). This is the second edition of the program created by the Trump Administration in 2018 to assist farmers and ranchers after trade battles affected their products.

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The White House just axed a proposal that would have made medicines more affordable for patients living with mental illness. Had the change taken effect, millions of Americans would have found it easier to afford the medicines they need.

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A few years back I was covering a mid-level regional MMA show in Michigan. Organization at shows below the Bellator and UFC like these tend to vary in their organization and accommodations, so I was pacing after interviewing a winner post-fight back to the seat I had carved out at a table so…

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If there's anything that the NBA has done well in recent years, it's creating a nonstop news cycle with the draft, Summer League, and foremost, free agency. The NFL is arguably the king of this, a remarkable feat for such a comparatively short season.

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Recently in Missouri, voters voted on the state level to increase the minimum wage to $8.60 in 2019. The change in minimum wage will be gradually phased in, eventually reaching $12 in 2023. The people of Missouri spoke on this, as was their right.
However, when the federal government comes i…

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On Saturday, I felt as though my lungs were on fire. My heart was pounding as I made a loop around the Corporate Woods building in Overland Park, Kansas.

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As most already know, the opiate epidemic has been worsening, each year claiming more lives than the last. What is less known by the general public is the problem with methamphetamines has been growing over the last several years as well.