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High-Speed Internet Initiative Bringing Broadband Service to Northwest Missouri Schools

Program Will Help Bridge A Critical Divide Between Rural and Metropolitan School Districts JEFFERSON CITY — In early April, Governor Eric Greitens announced a new high-speed internet initiative, which will bring essential internet infrastructure to rural school districts. This program will help bridge the divide between students in rural districts, …

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CITIZEN VOICES: Smithville School Board and Board of Alderman Recommendations for the April 4, 2017 Election

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Local elections are one of the best opportunities for voters and community members to make a true difference in their communities. Candidates for School Board and City Council are typically neighbors, friends, and co-workers. On April 4th, the Northland will be gathering at polling places to cast their ballots for School Board, City Council, …

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Banks Flagging Frequent Pharmacy Trips, Bulk DVD Rentals, and Other Ordinary Activity to Turn Over Tips to Government Snoops

All sorts of normal behavior are now triggering financial surveillance as banks try to comply with confused government policies on human trafficking. American and British banks are monitoring customers’ contraception purchases, DVD-rental frequency, dining-out habits, and more in a misguided attempt to detect human traffickers, according to a new report …

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