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Breaking down Amendment 7, proposed sales tax increase for road improvements

Amendment 7 will raise the state sales tax by 3/4 of a cent if Missourian's vote yes on Amendment 7 on August 5th.

Farmer's market food regulations similar to restaurants, grocery stores

A growing recall involving peaches and other fruit from California is raising food safety concerns across the country, and in Mid-Missouri.

Time-capsule home

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Some buyers want 'time-capsule houses'

In today's housing market, still struggling to rebound, homes stuck in another century might seem like they'd be difficult to sell. But some buyers are interested in "time-capsule houses" -- especially those built in the middle of the 20th century.

Woman resuced after Bear Creek floods

Bear Creek flooded early this morning, causing one woman to be evacuated from her home. The flood water spilled into the Blue Ridge trailer park.

hot dog with french fries and soda pop

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Hot diggity dog! It's National Hot Dog Day

Hot diggity dog! July is National Hot Dog Month and July 23 is National Hot Dog Day.

How safe are the rides at the Boone County Fair?

The Boone County Fair opened Tuesday night, bringing thousands of people to the fairgrounds to enjoy the events, food, and of course the rides.

Montreal, Quebec

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An optimist's guide to travel bargains

Just as every bull market has a bear, every tourist destination has a flip side, a season when prices go down and savvy, flexible travelers can score big savings. Especially those who are good at spotting silver linings.

XL Love How the Obesity Crisis is Complicating America's Love Life

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'XL Love': How fat is affecting our sex lives

When it comes to what she deems the American "obesity crisis," Sarah Varney says, it's easy enough to focus on the raw numbers: Sixty-nine percent of Americans are overweight, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and 35.1 percent of those people are obese. In 2008, medical care costs related to obesity were as high as $147 billion, and an obese person's annual medical bill…

Warnings of heat-related illnesses

With heat indices expected to make outside temperatures feel like 105 degrees Tuesday, paramedics are urging people to keep an eye out for warning signs that someone may be overheated.

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Poll: Coloradans say no to pot in bars and clubs

Voters in the first state to allow the sale of recreational marijuana say pot use should be limited to the home or members-only clubs, with no lighting up in bars or clubs, according to a new poll.

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