Tick study under way at Meramec State Park

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, JUNE 29, 2017 – On Monday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services began a systematic effort to trap and collect ticks at Meramec State Park. Following the collection process, the agencies began testing the ticks for any kind of tick-borne illness. According to the Department of Health and Senior Services, the two most common diseases spread by tick bites in Missouri are…

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US stock indexes edge higher in midday trading; oil rises

U.S. stock indexes edged higher in midday trading Friday, recovering some of their losses from a day earlier. Consumer-focused companies and industrials stocks led the gainers. Energy companies also rose as crude oil prices headed higher. Phone and real estate companies were down the most. Investors were sizing up the latest company earnings and deal news and adjusting portfolios in the final hours of the second quarter.

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Governor Greitens Issues His First Veto

Today, Governor Eric Greitens vetoed a bill that would have asked Missouri taxpayers to pay for a new building for dancers and art students in Kansas City. The bill passed the Missouri Senate 28-4 and passed the House 117-39.   In a statement first posted to his Facebook page, the Governor said:   “Politicians are addicted to spending your money.   This year, they passed a bill that would put taxpayers on the hook for…

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