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JEFFERSON CITY — The March 2019 jobs report from the Missouri Department of Economic Development shows the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate stood at 3.3 percent. The national seasonally adjusted jobless rate for March was 3.8 percent.

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CLAY COUNTY — Last fall Missouri voters approved gradual increases to the state’s minimum wage through Proposition B. Under the law, which went into effect Jan. 1 of this year, the minimum wage went from $7.85 to $8.60 per hour and will increase 85 cents each year until the rate reaches $12 …

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ST. JOSEPH — Benton earned another shot at the team that eliminated them from last season’s Pony Express Tournament, getting an opportunity in the finals against Savannah with a 7-3 win over Smithville on Tuesday, April 16, at Phil Welch Stadium.

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April 20, also referred to as 420 by cannabis enthusiasts as code for smoking marijuana, has spread as a celebratory day across the country. While cannabis is now legalized for recreational and medicinal use in many states, it is still illegal in all states to drive under the influence of it…

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Editor’s Note: In recognition of April being Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, the Courier-Tribune is publishing a three-part series on how to come forward after sexual assault. The series includes a Northland victim’s story of coming forward, details of how to report an assault…

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Which came first — the chicken or the egg? Well, for many families at this time of year, there's no doubt. Eggs rule! While the kids are busy mixing, dipping and dying Easter eggs, rescue a few from the frenzy and decorate them together to fit each child's personality, interest or something special you share with him or her.

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The Easter holiday has a special meaning for me. As a child, Easter meant everything was fresh and new. My mother always bought me a pretty dress and beautiful shoes to wear for the special Easter Sunday church service. After church, she prepared a lovely dinner with a lemon meringue pie, and baskets of foil-wrapped chocolate eggs and bunnies for dessert.

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