Monthly Archive: March 2015

Mar 29

Bullying: The Realities, The Myths And The Impact

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by Mike Ferguson (St. Charles, MO) – She knows the loss and the pain that few parents have to experience and she’s working to stop others from suffering through it. A recent case of violence in a Missouri school has her speaking out again. Tina Meier, President of the Megan Meier Foundation, discusses the recent …

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Mar 22

Financial Fraud: Protecting Missourians From Crooks

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by Mike Ferguson (St. Charles, MO) – A call. An email. Maybe even a knock at the door. They come to Missouri’s senior citizens and sometimes result in thousands of dollars lost. It’s a growing problem across the nation. Here in Missouri, both lawmakers and seniors’ advocates are working on ways to protect our older …

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Mar 15

Should Missouri “Ban The Box”?

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by Mike Ferguson How long should past crimes affect Missourians? Do employers have a right to know about a past criminal history before they decide to consider someone for a job? Over a dozen states and three cities in Missouri have already changed the rules when it comes to hiring in an effort to help …

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Mar 08

Taking “Missouri Made” Around The World

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by Mike Ferguson (St. Charles, MO) – From the farm or the factory or your home office to the rest of the world. Growing your small business does not have to rely only on the customers around the block; it can prosper with customers around the globe. That’s the message of MU Extension’s Small Business …

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Mar 01

Lighting Up Another Tobacco Tax Increase Effort In Missouri

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by Mike Ferguson (St. Charles, MO) – It’s been tried before (three times) but supporters hope this time it doesn’t go up in smoke. The effort is called the “Raise Your Hand For Kids” campaign and it’s designed to raise taxes on tobacco in order to pay for more early childhood education and health services. …

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