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BBB tips to help your child have a safe, fun summer at camp

As you and your family plan for warmer weather and all the summer fun that comes with it, make sure you vet potential summer camps for your kids carefully. Summer camp is a safe environment for kids to develop social skills, grow a bit of independence and experience the outdoors. At a top-quality camp, parents

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State Rep Dane Diehl 125th District

It was a significant week in the Missouri House of Representatives. We worked through the House budget, which will now be sent to the Missouri Senate. The budget process has many parts and is one of the biggest undertakings while we are in session in Jefferson City. I am proud to serve on a sub-committee

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National Federation of the Blind of Missouri to hold convention

Blind people and their families, people who are losing vision, families with blind children, and others are invited to join the National Federation of the Blind of Missouri at our annual convention the weekend of April 12-14, 2024. The National Federation of the Blind provides blind people with opportunities for networking and mentorship. Our annual

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MO DNR photo contest is open for submissions

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is now accepting entries for its 2024 photo contest. The deadline to submit photos is Sept. 1. Missouri is home to beautiful natural resources, unique state parks and historic sites, natural phenomena, scenic landscapes, wildlife and more. For the 11th year, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources is asking

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Sandy Crawford Capitol report

Some of my priority legislation continues to move through the legislative process. Senate Bill 834 would enact provisions relating to the disposition of certain reinsurance contracts. Senate Bill 835 would modify provisions relating to financial instruments. Both of these are in the Missouri House of Representatives, awaiting further action, along with two other measures I

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Changes being proposed to definition of state waters

by Molly Miller Missouri News Network A member of the Missouri Legislature said he is reworking his bill that seeks to change the definition of waters of the state following a hearing earlier this month. Sen. Rusty Black, R-Chillicothe, sponsored Senate Bill 981 to redefine which water bodies are protected by state law. Members of

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How to avoid SAT and ACT test prep scams

SAT and ACT scores are a big deal, and high school students and their families invest significant time and money into preparing for these college admissions tests. Scammers know this, and BBB has received reports of scammers taking advantage of students by tricking their families into paying for bogus SAT and ACT prep materials. This

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Response deadline is May 1

Department of Natural Resources offers funding to improve water quality The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has funding available for projects that will protect Missouri’s waters from pollution caused by stormwater runoff, also known as nonpoint source pollution. Responses to the new request for proposals for this federal grant funding are due by May 1,

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BBB’s tips for spotting AI images, videos, audio and text

Can you recognize AI-made content when you see it? Edited images and videos are nothing new – but generative AI tools are making it faster and easier for people to create text, images and videos from scratch. Some experts are predicting a wave of AI content in scams as generative AI programs become more popular

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Housing concerns raised by disability rights activists

By Molly Miller Missouri News Network Disability rights activists are raising concerns that a House-passed bill may limit their ability to access affordable housing. Jeff Johnson, president of People First of Boone County, a community center in Columbia, expressed concerns about housing and employment for those with disabilities. Johnson helped organize the annual Disability Rights

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