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Senators push against rules based on ‘hysteria’

Remember “pink slime?”

Do your homework on fun runs

Tips from Better Business Bureau

Fun runs and charity walks have become so popular that there is one almost every weekend. Some, such as the “Walk for a Cure,” draw enormous crowds, helping charities raise money and providing a festival atmosphere that runners enjoy.

Hearing set on 2 lawsuits over CAFO

An April 20 hearing has been scheduled in Jefferson City for two separate lawsuits over a proposed concentrated animal feeding operation in northern Callaway County.

Businessman opens U-Haul store in Williamsburg

U-Haul has found its place in Williamsburg.

Business leaders oppose Missouri religious objections bill

Top executives from some of the St. Louis area’s largest companies said Friday that Missouri’s proposed religious freedom law could have a devastating impact on the state’s economy.

Missouri entrepreneurship competition taking entries

The Missouri Alliance for the Development of Entrepreneurship is holding a MADE in Missouri State Entrepreneurship competition.

Missouri governor vetoes bill on union fees

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has vetoed legislation that would require public employees to give annual written consent before union dues could be withheld from their paychecks.

Missouri business group opposes religious objections measure

A top Missouri business association is opposing legislation to create religious protections for some businesses objecting to gay marriage.

Keep safety, satisfaction in mind when choosing summer camps

Parents should look beyond glossy brochures and websites when searching for summer camps, Better Business Bureau (BBB) advises. The safety, health and satisfaction of children should be the camp’s top priority.

Missouri lawmakers push to restore hemp as crop

Two Missouri legislators are pushing to bring back hemp as a cash crop. The House select committee on agriculture passed two bills Wednesday in executive session that would allow Missouri farmers to grow industrial hemp.

Missouri House approves funds to attract conventions

The House has endorsed a bill creating a grant program to attract more conventions to Missouri.

Fulton council considers program to promote energy-efficient projects

The Fulton City Council tabled an ordinance that would allow the Property Assessed Clean Energy program to fund local energy-efficient projects at a work session preceding its regular meeting Tuesday.

Animal rights groups pan ag data bill

Some animal rights groups say a new Missouri bill involving increased restrictions on the disclosure of agriculture research data could endanger the wellbeing of pets and livestock.

Missouri Senate approves limits on union fees in paychecks

The Missouri Senate has approved legislation that would require public employees' annual permission for unions to withhold dues from their paychecks.

Nixon, Missouri officials headed to Panama for trade mission

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is heading to Panama for a trade mission.