26.2 percent of Missourians say they smoke. Kentucky has the highest smoking rate, West Virginia is number two, and Oklahoma is third.
The overall teen birth rate in Missouri and Illinois fell between 20 to 29 percent, right at the national average of 25 percent.
Past winners of mega-lottery drawings and financial planners have some more sound advice: Stick to a budget, invest wisely, learn to say no and be prepared to lose friends.
When a group of New York prisoners sued last month to demand access to dental floss, officials said they had to consider “security issues.”
A judge approved the proposed deal ending a class-action lawsuit by current and former Nitro residents who say Monsanto polluted their community by burning waste from Agent Orange production.
Students from Washington University and environmental activists say the mining at Blair Mountain in West Virginia has got to stop.