In the quest to keep as many dollars in Muskogee that ultimately assist in maintaining our streets and infrastructure, spending your money at locally-owned and operated businesses becomes most vital. In fact, spending money at a locally owned and operated business is three times more financially impactful to your own community than spending at non-locally owned and operated businesses. With that in mind, it is very easy for longtime residents in any community, including ours, to often overlook the hidden and not so hidden gems in our own backyard.
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Summer is finally here! As we spend more time with our family and friends outside enjoying the warm weather, it’s easy to drink more sweet tea, sports drinks, and other beverages that have more sugar than we usually expect. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the average Oklahoman ages 18-34 drinks at least one sugary drink per day, which adds up to nearly 21 million pounds of sugar each year, or 38 pound per person. This is more than any other state.
SEATTLE (RNN) - Seattle’s new sweetened beverages tax may save lives in the long run, but soda consumers are feeling the squeeze on their wallets.
McDonald's Corp., reeling from an industrywide restaurant slump and slowing growth from its all-day breakfast push, is looking to beverages to help perk up the business.