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BBB’s tips for working with HVAC contractors

Summer is on our doorstep, and the last thing you want is for the air conditioning to stop working in the middle of a sweltering day. Good HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) contractors are in high demand during the summer, so now is a great time to make sure everything is working and catch

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Eleven tips for a healthier summer

by Dr. Graham A. Colditz Siteman Cancer Center The weather and school calendars have moved quickly toward summer, and that makes it a great time to think about ways we — and our families — can keep up with healthy routines while enjoying all that the season has to offer. While it’s hard to find

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My daddy’s old pick-up truck

Psalm 103:13 “As a father shows compassion to his children, so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him.” My father started training me in his trades when I was about ten years old. He was a plumber and electrician and by the time I could legally drive, he would send me out on

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BBB’s tips to help you shop safely so you can enjoy the game

Sports fans have a lot to appreciate right now with the baseball, XFL and soccer seasons in full swing – but be on the lookout for counterfeits and scams when you buy tickets. There’s plenty of team spirit to go around this spring and summer, and buying online is the easiest way for many people

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Arrow Rock Lyceum dances into A new season with 42nd Street

The Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre opens its 2024 season with 42nd Street. The production is a love letter to Broadway, a tap dance tour de force, and a romantic comedy all rolled into one! The story unfolds at the height of the Great Depression, when starry-eyed Peggy Sawyer arrives in New York City and lands

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MoDOT urges extra caution in increased traffic and work zones this summer

As Memorial Day weekend approaches and Missourians hit the road to start their summer travels, the Missouri Department of Transportation is urging drivers to be cautious, patient and use good judgment when traveling, especially through work zones. On an average day, there are nearly 800 work zones on Missouri’s 34,000 miles of state roadways, ranging

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BBB tips on how to avoid text message phishing scams

A cross-country road trip is an American summer staple, but if you’re hitting the road this summer, make sure you keep track of your tolls. Better Business Bureau® (BBB®) has received reports of phishing text messages that impersonate road toll collection services to trick people into paying for fake outstanding tolls. The texts typically say

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Four important numbers in Missouri’s FY 2025 budget

By Ezra Bitterman Missouri News Network The Missouri General Assembly met its constitutional mandate to pass a state budget Friday, sending to Gov. Mike Parson a $51.7 billion package that funds essential services like the state’s health care and public education system. The final number is about $1 billion under what the governor proposed at

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Senate sends initiative petition changes back to the House

By Ezra Bitterman Missouri News Network Senate Democrats got what they wanted Wednesday, rejecting with bipartisan support, House changes to a resolution that would make it harder to amend the Missouri Constitution. The 18-13 vote came after a Democratic filibuster that stretched over 50 hours and exposed divisions in the Republican membership in the Senate.

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Sandy Crawford Capitol report

As I write this Capitol Report and reflect on the 2024 Legislative Session, I can only describe it as the most ineffective and frustrating session I have experienced in all my years in Jefferson City.  Because of the Senate’s dysfunction, most days were deemed unproductive.  In spite of the challenges, I was able to get

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