The Joplin Family YMCA is launching its annual campaign on Thursday, April 3, to ensure that everyone in the Joplin community has access to vital community programs and resources that support youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.
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Mississippi death row inmate Michelle Byrom will get a new trial, the state supreme court ruled today. Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood wanted the execution to take place in March, but the high court wouldn’t grant the OK to go ahead, and now Byrom’s case has been sent back to trial. Byrom was accused of killing her husband, […]
SIMFEROPOL, Crimea — Russia showered promises on Crimea on Monday, sending its prime minister on a surprise visit there to promise quick funds to improve power supplies, water lines and education. In Kiev, Ukraine’s acting president flatly rejected Russian pressure to turn Ukraine into a loose federation.
Consumers are facing the double whammy of rising food prices outstripping wage increases, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Food inflation so far is higher than the Consumer Price Index. This year’s CPI is up 0.1 in two months while the price of beef and veal has jumped 4 percent at the same time.
The average wage increase for 2014 will be 3 percent, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The beef increase is on top of a 22 percent rise last year.
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Today is the deadline to sign up for “Obamacare.” Last week the Obama administration said that 6 million people had signed up, short of the 7 million it had anticipated, but a relative success after the initial hiccups of the enrollment process. Officials say the success of the program won’t be known, however, until after Obamacare is fully functioning.