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The year of offsetting changes. That is how Andrew Zumwalt describes tax year 2018. “Tax law changes removed exemptions—the deduction from income for claiming people on a tax return—but the law also almost doubled the standard deduction,” he says. For example, a single person had a 2017 standard...
Buffalo Bill Cody
It was a small trading post tucked into the “Blacksnake Hills.” It would grow to become the City of St. Joseph, where in 1860 the famous Pony Express mail service would be born. Thirty miles east as the crow flies and 101 years later in 1961, the Department of Conservation began acquiring land for...
In my last column, I discussed the history of terrariums, and a few factors in selecting a terrarium and preparing the bed. When you select plants, several things must be kept in mind.  First is plant height.  Although taller plants can be trimmed back, this will require more work on your part, so...
JEFFERSON CITY – For the third year in a row, more than 900 people were killed in Missouri traffic crashes. Preliminary numbers indicate 918 lives were lost in 2018, down slightly from 932 fatalities in 2017. Speed, distraction, impairment and fatigue continue to be top causes of fatal crashes. In...
COLUMBIA, Mo. – This winter’s snow and ice took its toll on trees. Proper pruning now, followed by extra care in the growing season, gives trees a chance to grow back strong and healthy, says University of Missouri Extension horticulturist Michele Warmund. Use patience and safety when checking...
ST. JOSEPH, Mo – Across Northwest Missouri, the effects of winter weather are evident everywhere you look: frozen ground, canceled classes, snow-covered fields, and potholes. The Missouri Department of Transportation normally launches its pothole efforts in March, but with the extreme weather we’ve...
Members of the House and Senate gathered in the House Chamber this week to get an update on the state of Missouri’s judicial branch. Lawmakers listened to the annual State of the Judiciary Address that was delivered by Missouri Supreme Court Chief Justice Zel Fischer. He used his speech to address...
Canton, Ma., 01/30/2019---If Missouri lawmakers pass Senate Bill 130, homeschooled students may finally be able to participate on public school athletics teams governed by the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA). SB 130, which would force the MSHSAA to change its current...
Are you thinking that your teeth don’t look nearly as white as the movie stars you see? If so, perhaps you’re thinking about purchasing one of those over-the-counter teeth- whitening products.   But buyer beware: Cosmetic teeth-whitening is a $3.2 billion-dollar industry that is not regulated by...
The Knob Noster delegation from left: Luke Lewis, Gayla Roten, Sen. Hoskins, Bud Thering and Steven Hoffman.
Welcoming Visitors to the Capitol The third full week of the 2019 legislative session was a bustle of activity as the various Senate committees got down to business hearing testimony on bills. Every legislator’s schedule was packed with committee meetings each morning and afternoon, nearly every...

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