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Community Matters Government Missouri & Ozarks 

Voting Matters: Petitioning Process

Have you ever wanted to change a law? Voters in Missouri have the power to do just that through the petition process. Find out more about how voters can propose new laws or repeal existing ones.  More...
Community Matters Government Missouri & Ozarks 

Voting Matters: Redistricting Issues in the Show-Me-State

The Missouri General Assembly is redrawing district boundaries for the U.S. House of Representatives, the Missouri House of Representatives and the Missouri Senate based on population data gathered from the 2010 U.S. census.  More...
Government 

How would a government shutdown affect me?

With Congress nearly unable to come to an agreement about the federal budget, many government agencies and institutions feared they may have to cease operations.  What would a government shutdown have meant for the average American?  More...
Community Matters Government 

Urban Chickens Come to Springfield

Why did the chicken cross the road? Probably because it heard about Springfield's approval of an urban chicken ordinance, which allows chickens to be raised within the city limits.
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Government 

Recycling Opportunities in Springfield

Looking for a way to make your carbon footprint smaller? The city of Springfield offers a variety of ways to recycle.  More...
Government Health & Wellness 

Comparing World Health Plans

NPR compares health plans offered by governments similar to the United States.
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