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Sen. Blunt introduces bill to streamline federal regulations

Jul 31, 2013
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The bill would have Congress create a new commission, which would take input from the public on which regulations are outdated, unnecessary, or too much of a burden. That commission would report back to Congress with recommendations of what changes to make.

In a press release, Blunt said too many confusing regulations are stifling economic growth. The bill is co-sponsored by Senator Angus King of Maine.  Blunt is a Republican, and King is an Independent, although he caucuses with the Senate Democrats.

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The National Safety Council estimates that more than 400 traffic fatalities will occur during the holiday period starting today and continuing through Sunday night.  

Drought puts cows in Midwest at risk of nitrate poisoning

Jul 26, 2012

Junior Roberts’ cows near Billmore, Missouri, are lucky. The grass they’re grazing on just tested negative for high levels of nitrate. But Roberts says he’s not through testing his 1,400 acres, and he knows that many farmers are selling off their herds rather than pay for alternative foods for their cattle.

“You’d be better off to sell them then to turn them in on a field where they’re gonna lay down and die,” he says. “It’s a problem if that’s all they’ve got left to eat and it’s poison. It ain’t gonna do them no good. You’re gonna lose them plum completely.”