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Cops and Tow Trucks

Recently my mother bought my son a little toy tow truck. It has become one of his favorite toys. It makes truck noises and sings songs about driving a tow truck. 844 more words

Politics

Get Out the Vote on August 5

This one goes out to all my fellow Missourians.  We have a primary election coming up next Tuesday, August 5.  It’s easy to let these things slip by, but there are two amendments that caught my attention in this election, one on farming/agriculture and the other on transportation. 192 more words

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A Case for a Citizenship Test for Citizens

When I was in high school, my county required all students to pass 4 proficiency tests before they could graduate.  These were tests to demonstrate a basic understanding of Reading, Writing, Math, and Citizenship.   619 more words

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Smedley Darlington Butler

Smedley D. Butler born July 30, 1881 was probably one of the greatest American heroes that you’ve never heard about. What made him such a great American hero wasn’t the fact that he served his country as a Marine, the many battles and wars he fought in, or all the medals he received, including two medals of honor. 178 more words

Politics

Last Day to Request an Absentee Ballot

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - For those who want to vote an absentee ballot for the August 5 primary election, the last day the election board can accept… 172 more words

News

Irish Diaspora May Get the Right to Vote in Irish Elections

New legislation initiated by Jimmy Deenihan, the Junior Minister for the Irish Diaspora, will allow Irish passport holders living in diaspora to vote in Irish elections. 173 more words

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SCVO joins search for the missing million

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) has joined forces with the STUC and the Daily Record for the Mission Million campaign to encourage the million people in Scotland currently unregistered to start using their vote. 421 more words

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