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BBB warns about gift card scams

Gift cards are a common thread among many scams. Consumers may be asked to purchase gift cards to pay off a debt, send fees to collect a sweepstakes or lottery prize, or help someone found on an online dating site. The impact of gift card scams has spiked in recent years. According to the Federal

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The Violence Against Women’s Act: No Longer about Protecting Women

Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-04) made the following statement after voting against H.R. 1585, the reauthorization and expansion of the Violence Against Women’s Act (VAWA). “The Violence Against Women’s Act was originally enacted to strengthen law enforcement’s ability to help women who have suffered from domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking, while enhancing efforts to prevent

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County MU Extension Council meeting held on April 1

University of Missouri Extension Council of Cedar County met on the evening of April 1 at in the Stockton High School Agriculture Building, Stockton, Mo. for the monthly council meeting. Members in attendance were Marlon Collins, Vicki Ford, Anna Haselhuhn, Amy Hedrick, Randy Langsten, Michele Pate, Jim Phillips, Jordan Richner, Joy Rutledge, Maranda Spangler and

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Capitol exterior renovations nearing halfway point

The Office of Administration announced today that the renovation on the exterior of the Missouri State Capitol building is nearing the halfway point. As of today, the project is about 45 percent complete and remains on budget and on schedule with anticipated completion at the end of 2020. The construction period of Phase II of

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Hartzler Signs on the Dotted Line to Protect Newborns

Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-04) stood in unity April 2 with Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23), Whip Steve Scalise (LA-01), and Rep. Ann Wagner (MO-02), among numerous other members of Congress, in signing a discharge petition for the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which would require medical providers to give the same level of care to

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New program aimed at helping caregivers of adults with dementia

Do you help someone who has dementia? Are you new to the caregiver role or need some fresh ideas? If so, Care Connection for Aging Services may be able to provide some specialized family caregiver training at no cost to you. Nationally, about 34 million family caregivers help adults 50-plus in their homes, many times

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Basin States need to speak with unified voice on Missouri River management

(The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers manages the Missouri River through the Master Manual, a 432-page document that lays out eight congressionally authorized purposes: flood control, river navigation, hydroelectric power, irrigation, water supply, water quality, recreation, and fish and wildlife (including preservation of endangered species). Congress authorized flood control and navigation as the dominant project

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BBB Shred Day 2019

Identity theft is dropping in Missouri as consumers become more vigilant about protecting their personal information. According to the Federal Trade Commission’s Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book, Missouri ranked 31st in the nation for ID theft complaints in 2018, down from 26th in 2017. Even so, identity theft remains a costly and life-altering scam. According

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Rural broadband funding now available

Did you know that over half of rural Missourians still lack access to broadband internet? It’s an issue I have been working hard to address in multiple pieces of legislation during my time in Congress. In the spending bill that I voted for and Congress passed last year, we allocated $600 million specifically to rural

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