• Division of Fire Safety Aims for Safe Summer Amusement Rides Season0

    Division of Fire Safety Aims for Safe Summer Amusement Rides Season JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri’s Division of Fire Safety is already busy conducting “spot” safety inspections of carnival and other amusement rides to help ensure a safe summer season. The Division, a part of the Missouri Department of Public Safety, has responsibility for oversight and

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  • Fire ants may be hiding in imported hay0

     Fire ants may be hiding in imported hay COLUMBIA, Mo. – Missouri farmers who bought hay from parts of the southern U.S. may have accidentally brought along a nasty visitor. The imported fire ant, an aggressive, stinging insect native to South America, has infested more than 380 million acres in at least 13 states, according

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  • Health and safety advocates advise against consumer fireworks0

    Health and safety advocates advise against consumer fireworks NFPA announces new PSAs to highlight dangers Quincy, Mass. – The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is releasing a series of video Public Service Announcements (PSAs) today to highlight the dangers associated with consumer fireworks. NFPA is the coordinator and co-founder of the Alliance to Stop Consumer

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  • Text To Give to American Cancer Society0

    TEXT to give today! June 5 through June 7, 2009 only Text “FIGHT” to 20222 To make an instant $5 donation to the American Cancer Society’s fight against cancer « Get out your mobile phone. « Text “FIGHT” to 20222. « Respond “YES” when asked to confirm the donation. « Text a friend and ask

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  • McCaskill Statement on GM Bankruptcy0

     McCaskill Statement on GM Bankruptcy WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill today made the following statement about General Motors’ (GM) announcement that the company is filing for bankruptcy protection.  GM’s announcement comes just weeks after Chrysler entered bankruptcy.  GM employs thousands of Missourians at its plant in Wentzville as well as at its plant

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  • AARP Pushes Lawmakers to Improve Long-Term Care0

    AARP Pushes Lawmakers to Improve Long-Term Care Legislation would allow more Americans to get services at home KANSAS CITY, MO ‹ As lawmakers return to Washington to tackle health care reform, AARP is pressing them to improve the country’s long-term care system as a part of comprehensive reform.  Millions of older Americans rely on Medicaid

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