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Big three: Well plugging, radon and mold

Q: I read a past article about plugging wells and really needed to talk with someone to better understand available options. R.W., Miller, Mo. A: After talking on the phone I now understand that you have several concerns including radon testing, mold under the house AND well plugging. We talked by phone and I hope

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Don’t punish people for trying to protect seniors from fraud

by U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill At some point in our lives, nearly all of us will worry that a crook or scammer is taking financial advantage of an elderly family member, friend or loved one. What’s even scarier is that many people on the front lines of this fight against these fraudsters—bank employees and other

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Savvy Senior®

How to track down things you routinely misplace Dear Savvy Senior Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend any products or devices to help seniors track down lost or misplaced items, like car keys, wallet, cell phone, etc. My husband has become forgetful in his old age, so we spend a lot of wasted time looking

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In Washington

Curbing Wasteful Spending The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) was established by the burdensome Dodd-Frank Act. Since its inception, the CFPB has shown itself to be irresponsible with its spending as well as politically motivated with its choice of advertising firms. Reports show the CFPB contracted with an advertising agency with strong ties to the

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Senate Takes Major Step to Fight Opioid Epidemic

by U.S. Senator Roy Blunt The opioid epidemic is devastating lives, families, and communities across the nation, and Missouri is no exception. In 2014, the most recent year for which Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data is available, more than 1,000 Missourians died from a drug overdose. That’s why I’ve been working in the

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