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Traffic congestion may be back to pre-COVID depending on where you live

  BRYAN, Tex. – American commuters spent 54 hours stuck in traffic in 2022, matching exactly their experience from 2019 before the COVID-19 pandemic forced a brief but sharp decline in daily travel delay, according to a new study by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute.   Researchers say we have yet to learn what the […]

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National Disaster Distress Helpline 1-800-985-5990 provides immediate crisis counseling to people affected by severe weather, tornadoes across south central United States

ROCKVILLE, Mary. – Natural disasters can have an enormous impact on people, including survivors, first responders, eyewitnesses, and even those who watch related media reports on television. The Disaster Distress Helpline, at 1-800-985-5990, can provide immediate counseling to anyone affected by severe weather and tornadoes across multiple states in the South Central United States. The Disaster Distress

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Bost votes for 2024 Farm Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) celebrated House Agriculture Committee approval last night of the 2024 Farm Bill. This legislation will authorize agricultural and nutrition policy for the next five years.   The Farm Bill includes priorities Bost championed in the House, including protecting crop insurance, ensuring famers have access to credit, and

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Age Spots

by Jackie Dover   Get Your Ounce of Prevention We all know an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, meaning it is easier to prevent something from happening than it is to treat and fix the problem after the fact. That is very true about many things, especially ourselves. Having tests done

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EPA Region 7 recognizes May as Asthma Awareness Month

LENEXA, Kan. – Each May, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognizes Asthma Awareness Month, aiming to educate the public about the effects of asthma and the importance of proper asthma care. EPA is offering resources for individuals, families, and schools to promote proactive management and reduce the effects of asthma in Region 7 communities.  According to

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EPA announces availability of $14 million in Brownfields Job Training

LENEXA, Kan. – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced the availability of approximately $14 million from President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda for environmental job training grants under EPA’s Brownfields Job Training Program. Through the Notice of Funding Opportunity, made possible by President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, EPA anticipates awarding approximately 20 grants nationwide at amounts

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Click It or Ticket Campaign Reminds Drivers: Buckle Up May 20 – June 2, and Every Day

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Region 7, which includes Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska, is urging drivers to buckle up ahead of a national Click It or Ticket high-visibility seat belt enforcement effort. The national seat belt campaign, which coincides with the Memorial Day holiday,

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Americans to road trip in near-record levels as gas prices ease into summer

DALLAS, Tex. – GasBuddy, the leading fuel savings platform providing North American drivers with the most ways to save money on gas, Tuesday released its 2024 Summer Travel Survey results and forecast for Memorial Day travel, revealing a near-record number of Americans planning to road trip this summer as gas prices continue to decline ahead

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CDC responds to H5N1 Bird Flu

ATLANTA, Georgia – A multi-state outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) A(H5N1) virus has been detected in dairy cattle in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), state public health and animal health officials, and other partners continue

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Social Security delivers the most popular baby names in Missouri for 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Social Security Administration today announced the most popular baby names in Missouri for 2023.  Oliver and Charlotte topped the list.    The top five boys’ and girls’ names for 2023 in Missouri were:               Boys:                                       Girls:             1)   Oliver                                1)   Charlotte             2)   Henry                                2)   Olivia             3)   Liam                                  3)  

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