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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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‘I’m Not Willing to Sacrifice Freedom of Expression on the Altar of Cultural Diversity’

Muhammad cartoon publisher Flemming Rose talks about immigration, free speech, and toleration. In 2005, while an editor at the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten, Flemming Rose commissioned a series of cartoons about the prophet Muhammad. His goal was to highlight the dangers of self-censorship in an age of political correctness. The response …

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Take the Official 2017 Constituent Survey – Congressman Sam Graves

It’s hard to believe, but 2017 is already one quarter of the way over. That means winter’s gone (hopefully), baseball’s here, and tax day is coming. With April 15 now less than two weeks away, I’ve been working to fulfill House Republicans’ goal of reinventing our tax system by lowering …

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MUSINGS: All of Kansas City to Pay for a Portion of Kansas City Economic Development?

Kansas City’s General Election ballot is filled with bonds of every shape and size. Even the little doggies get some bond money! Personally, I’ll be voting all the bonds down. I’d love to get into this in more depth, but I simply don’t have the time to do it this …

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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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3 Common Immigration Myths Debunked

In this past election, Trump’s supporters embraced his calls for increasing immigration restrictions in a country that already has restrictive immigration policies. Now that he is in office, President Trump is planning to “publicize crimes by undocumented immigrants; strip such immigrants of privacy protections; enlist local police officers as enforcers; …

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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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