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BBB: Be on the lookout for storm damage and flooding contractors

When summer storms and heavy rains inflict damage on vehicles, homes, businesses, and other property, Better Business Bureau® (BBB®) warns consumers to be on the lookout for unscrupulous storm-chasing contractors seeking to cash in on the destruction. Fly-by-night contractors often go door-to-door after storms, offering to help victims clear debris or patch up homes. After

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Grant assistance to underwrite school field trips now open

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources’ Division of State Parks is pleased to announce the 2022-2023 Bus Grant Program is now open. These non-competitive grants are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis to qualified applicants. The deadline to apply is May 15, 2023. Bus grants are available to public school districts, private schools, charter schools

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Highway Safety Hero nominations sought

The Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety is accepting nominations for individuals, organizations and events to be recognized for their efforts in making our roadways safer, moving Missouri toward zero fatalities. Winners will be recognized at the 2022 Missouri Highway Safety and Traffic Conference in Columbia at the end of September. There are four statewide awards

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BBB warns scammers try to steal from college students

For college freshmen leaving home for the first time, summer can be a frenzied time of shopping for dorm room essentials, packing up clothes and saying goodbye to high school friends. In the midst of this hustle and bustle, parents need to make time to talk to their students about money and protecting themselves against

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Commission approves FY 2023-2027 statewide transportation improvement program

For more information, contact Communications Director Linda Horn at 573.526.6687. The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission today approved the FY 2023-2027 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP), which lists transportation projects planned by state and regional planning agencies July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2027. The STIP makes available $10 billion of federal and state revenues

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Back To School Shopping Tips

Parents spend billions of dollars a year on their back-to-school and college shopping. Many retailers capitalize on the rush to get ready by running big back-to-school sales. “It’s easy to get overwhelmed by back-to-school shopping season, whether it’s by your child’s supply list or the ads that are ubiquitous this time of year,” said Stephanie

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BBB tips on buying a used car in 2022

Buying a used car can be a smart financial decision, especially if your budget is limited. However, with used car inventory still stretched to its limits in many parts of the country, failing to do your homework before you buy can put you in a disastrous or even dangerous situation. Nationally, Better Business Bureau (BBB)

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Senator Sandy Crawford applauds governor for signing bills into law

Insurance Bill State Sen. Sandy Crawford, R-Buffalo, applauds the governor for signing a wide-ranging insurance bill into law. House Bill 2168 makes several changes to state law regarding insurance, and it includes several proposals sponsored by Sen. Crawford. The newly signed bill includes language from Senate Bill 742, sponsored by Sen. Crawford, extending the Petroleum

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