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Monett Seeks Public Input on Ideas to Make Downtown Healthier

Monett is looking to its residents for ideas on how to make its downtown area a healthier place. A two-day session this week is focusing on what priorities are most important for the community. The event, today and tomorrow (10/17-10/18) is part of a Healthy Places for Healthy People grant from the US Environmental Protection Agency. It focuses on improving access to healthcare, promoting healthier lifestyles, increasing physical activity and attracting more investment to the city’s...

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Hazelwood Cemetery’s Sesquicentennial Celebration Highlights Community Visioning Project

Springfield officials hope to upgrade one of the state’s largest municipally-operated cemeteries. Hazelwood Cemetery turned 150 years old this month. It serves as the final resting place of many notable citizens; including Springfield founder John Polk Campbell and Route 66 visionary John T. Woodruff. Officials gathered Saturday at the site to commemorate its sesquicentennial. Pete Williams, the head of the Visioning Committee, said that people will be seeing some “good changes” in the future...

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Firefighters Gain Ground On California Wildfires

Updated at 3:45 p.m. ET Fire crews were starting to gain the upper hand on numerous blazes in Northern California that have killed at least 41 people and destroyed thousands of homes, but officials warned that the deadliest wildfires in the state's history were far from extinguished. The death toll rose Monday after "a private water tender driver assigned to the Nuns Fire tragically died in a vehicle rollover on Oakville Grande in Napa County," according to Cal Fire. The driver has not yet...

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If you've ever put in eyedrops, some of them have almost certainly spilled onto your eyelid or cheek.

The good news is the mess doesn't necessarily mean you missed. The bad news is that medicine you wiped off your face is wasted by design — and it's well-known to the drug companies that make the drops.

On a wall in Greg LeRoy's office is a frame with a custom-engraved wrench and a photo of workers in front of the Diamond Tool and Horseshoe factory in Duluth, Minn. It's from his days helping unions fight plant closings — when he first started digging into the convoluted financial relationship of corporations and local governments.

These days, LeRoy is the guy to call if you want to know about corporate subsidies. Lately, his phone has been ringing about one company in particular: Amazon.

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Even as many of the thousands of people forced to evacuate from the deadliest wildfires in California's history were being allowed to return to their homes, yet another fire has started in the Santa Cruz mountains.

Authorities said 60 people were still missing on Tuesday from the fires that have killed at least 41 people, destroyed more than 6,000 homes and burned through some 200,000 acres of the state.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions will appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee for an oversight hearing Wednesday. There's a lot to discuss.

In eight months as the nation's top federal law enforcement official, Sessions has presided over a series of Justice Department reversals — from police oversight and voting rights litigation to protections for the LGBT community.

At Ron Brown College Preparatory High School, students aren't kids or boys.

In the classrooms and cafeteria, they're kings.

That's just one of the many things that stand out in this new, boys-only, public school in Washington D.C. The school opened in August 2016 to a class of roughly 100 young men. All are freshmen. All are students of color. All are determined to change the narrative.

Two security officers who were caught on video in April forcibly removing a passenger from a United Airlines flight in Chicago were fired following the incident that sparked widespread public outrage.

Amazon Studios confirms that it has accepted the resignation of top executive Roy Price after he was suspended following allegations of sexual harassment.

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