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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on May 6, 2020 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Children in Spain Return Outdoors No doubt about it, shelter-in-place and social distancing orders are challenging. Many of us miss our friends, classmates, and participating in the activities we once loved and perhaps took for granted. But in many other places in the world, you’d face even harsher restrictions than you do in the United […]

A Water Partnership

A Water Partnership

Posted by on Apr 8, 2020 in Top Stories | No Comments

Fast-growing communities can face many challenges. One such challenge is having the necessary infrastructure–such as roads, bridges, electrical lines, and pipes–to keep up with the growth and provide new residents with the services they need. Southwest Missouri is one region currently facing these issues. For them, the primary concern is water–in other words, having enough […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Nov 7, 2019 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Death of ISIS Leader Raises Questions You might not have heard of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi before he was killed at the end of October in Syria, but now his death is making headlines across the world. Baghdadi has spent much of his rule in hiding. But Trump announced that Baghdadi was killed by […]

Are Drive-Thru Lanes Hitting the Road?

Are Drive-Thru Lanes Hitting the Road?

Posted by on Oct 17, 2019 in Economics | No Comments

It’s been a long day of school and practice. You’re starving, but you don’t have a lot of money or time. What will you do? If you’re like most Americans, you’ll go through the drive-thru line of your favorite fast food restaurant. But that might be getting harder to do, as some cities are now […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Oct 14, 2019 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Turkey Invades Syria Last week, Turkish forces invaded northern Syria, causing many civilians to flee an area that has already been war-torn for several years. Turkey is attacking a Kurdish-led militia called the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). Why? Because Turkey claims that the SDF has ties to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which is a […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Sep 27, 2019 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Solving the Poverty Problem If you had to take a guess, how long would you say it would take to end world poverty? A hundred years? A thousand? Actually, the unofficial global “deadline” to end world poverty has been set at 2030. And it looks like we’re not going to make it. In 2015, a […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Sep 11, 2019 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Plant a Tree, Save a Life? We all know that trees are important, right? They remove carbon dioxide from the air, provide us with oxygen to breathe, and give us shade on hot summer days. Studies show that trees also provide us with health benefits by lowering our rates of stress and heart disease. But […]

To Recycle or Not to Recycle

To Recycle or Not to Recycle

Posted by on Aug 28, 2019 in Science and Technology | No Comments

Recycling is great: it saves energy and helps prevent the Earth from becoming one giant landfill. Right? Unfortunately, it might not be that simple. Before you pat yourself on the back for remembering to recycle that plastic water bottle in your hand, there are a few facts about recycling that you might want to keep […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Aug 27, 2019 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

A Plan for Peace and Safety After the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on Valentine’s Day in 2018, students across the United States came together to protest gun violence. On March 24, 2018, the group marched on Washington, D.C., with over 880 sister marches taking place at the same […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Aug 13, 2019 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Responding to Tragedy Last week, btw brought you the story of dual mass shootings that occurred within less than a day of each other in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, and left at least 31 people dead. Gun safety advocates had hoped that the twin tragedies would spark renewed interest in gun safety legislation, […]