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Southwest MO Smoking Rate Nearly 10% Higher Than National Average

Recent statistics show that about one in four adults in southwest Missouri is a tobacco user—that’s nearly 10% above the national average. Valerie Howard at the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services said that’s also higher than the statewide average. “22% of adult Missourians are tobacco users. About 1 in 4 in southwest Missouri specifically is 24.5%. Southwest Missouri has the highest adult usage rate in the state by region,” Howard told KSMU. Cigarette smoking remains the...

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Fed Raises Interest Rates, Signals 2 More Hikes This Year

Updated at 2:21 p.m. ET The Federal Reserve increased a key interest rate again Wednesday, which will trigger higher rates on credit cards, home equity lines and other kinds of borrowing. Wednesday's action, which was widely expected, was the second Fed rate hike this year — and the seventh since it began boosting them in 2015. The latest increase puts the federal funds rate in a range between 1.75 and 2 percent. The Fed previously nudged rates up in March. The Fed also signaled that it will...

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Collective Bargaining

SMS and You News Update 08/28/01

Aug 27, 2001

Communication Sciences and Disorders Professor Julie Masterson talks about early childhood communication development. Masterson is co-author of a new book: BEYOND BABY TALK.

League of Women Voters

SMS and You News Update 08/21/01

Aug 20, 2001

Randy Russell of Springfield Public Schools talks about "Celebrating the American Ideal", a collaboration between SMSU, OTC, and Springfield Public Schools which will highlight events and programs exploring the culture and heritage of the Ozarks.

Women's Equality Day

SMS and You News Update 08/14/01

Aug 13, 2001

SMSU's Web Coordinator Sara Clark explains the new SMS Master Calendar of Events.

Alliance Program

SMS and You News Update 08/07/01

Aug 6, 2001

Earl Doman, Dean of Students, discusses the new student convocation and festival.

Ozarks Literacy Council

SMS and You News Update 07/31/01

Jul 30, 2001

Michael Burns, Proffessor of English, talks about the impact of poetry on the public.

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