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Nikki Hager: Millennials need to speak up and vote

“Generationally responsible spending is just one of the issues that Common Sense Action cares about,” writes Nikki Hager, who grew up in Mission and co-founded the Common Sense Action chapter at the University of Tulsa. ”CSA is the first bipartisan advocacy organization for millennials, based on 39 college campuses in 20 states.”

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Steven L. Youngblood: The media went overboard in Ferguson

“Seldom have the stakes been higher for the media as they moved in to cover the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Mo.,” writes Steven L. Youngblood, the director of the Center for Global Peace Journalism at Park University. “Responsible coverage could help inform and empower the community to react nonviolently, while irresponsible coverage could fuel the flames while demonizing Brown.”

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Abigail J. Fallon: Food trucks often face roadblocks

“Missouri municipalities need to revise food truck laws that protect the interests of brick-and-mortar restaurants at the expense of consumer choice,” writes Abigail J. Fallon, a University of Missouri student who recently interned at the Show-Me Institute, which promotes market solutions for Missouri public policy.

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Stephene Moore: How Medicare changed everything for America’s seniors

“President Lyndon Johnson signed the legislation that established Medicare and Medicaid 49 years ago in Independence,” writes Stephene Moore, the regional director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. “Medicare today is in better shape than it was when President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act four years ago.”

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