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#ClayCoMindset What do you think about the #FightFor15 Protests and the Minimum Wage?

Clay County Mindset

Clay County Mindset is our occasional post where we ask our readers to sound off on a topic that is in the news.  Protests broke out across the nation yesterday as activists protested low wages paid by retail and fast food restaurants. The groups are hoping to change the minimum wage …

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#ClayCoMindset: Medical Marijuana May Appear on Ballot

New Approach Missouri is a political action group that is pushing to get a medical marijuana initiative on the Missouri ballot in November. You can read more about the initiative by clicking HERE. The group recently announced that they would go to the courts to overturn signatures that were invalidated …

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Missouri Wine & Grape Board Launches Missouri Winery Visitors Program

The Missouri Wine and Grape Board has launched a new program to encourage you to visit various wineries around the state. Here’s more from the Missouri Division of tourism blog: Ok, so this is how it works.  MVP participating wineries will hand out MVP tickets at their tasting rooms, each with a …

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#ClayCoMindset: How Will You Vote on Proposition L?

Mid-Continent Public Library hasn’t asked for an increase in revenue in 33 years. That will change with Proposition L this November. The issue is called Prop L, and it would raise property taxes by eight-cents for every $100 of assessed value. This means that if your house is worth $150,000, you …

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#ClayCoMindset: Transgender Bathroom Comes to Northland School Board

The Obama administration recently issued a Federal directive that forces every public school district in the country to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms that match their gender identity. Another local news source reported this week that Kearney Resident Harold Haines recently appeared before the Kearney School Board with …

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#ClayCoMindset Missouri Presidential Primary Poll Update

As of publication, Donald Trump had just won two more primaries. Clinton took Mississippi and Sanders took Michigan. The Presidential race continues to evolve into one of the more interesting races many have seen. Missouri gets to say her piece next week. Our ongoing Presidential primary is below. If you …

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#ClayCoMindset Tomorrow is #GivingTuesday! What Charity Will You Support?

Tomorrow is #GivingTuesday! What is it? From GivingTuesday.org: We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together …

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#ClayCoMindset: TIFs Abound in Kansas City

Clay County Mindset

The Pitch recently published an article about a TIF (Tax Increment Financing) proposal that has created a stir in Kansas City. Shirley Helzberg is requesting $5 million in future taxes to help fund the redevelopment of her property at 1640 Baltimore in Kansas City. The property will house the headquarters …

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