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BBB’s tips on how to recover from a scam

Figuring out what to do in the aftermath of a scam can be incredibly stressful. Better Business Bureau® (BBB®)’s new Scam Survival Toolkit can help guide survivors of scams through the recovery process. Scams affect people of all walks of life. BBB often shares tips on how to avoid scams, but you might still be

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BBB’s tips for finding a lawn care professional

As you start to spruce up your lawn for the summer, make sure you’re working with a trusted lawn care or landscaping service. A beautiful yard takes hard work, and sometimes you need to call in the professionals. Whether you’re looking for help with spring to-do’s like yard cleanup, weed control or seeding or you

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Senate Appropriations Committee releases budget details

By Ezra Bitterman Missouri News Network The state budget process took an important step Tuesday as the Senate Appropriations Committee released details of its version. The committee’s proposed budget is about $53 billion — about $300 million over what Gov. Mike Parson recommended and $2.2 billion more than what the House passed. The final numbers

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Bill restoring presidential primaries passes out of House committee

By Aidan Pittman Missouri News Network Legislation that would reinstate presidential primaries in Missouri passed out of the House Special Committee on Public Policy on Tuesday in a bipartisan 6-0 vote. The bill, HB 2618, sponsored by Rep. Ben Baker, R-Neosho, comes after the Republican presidential caucuses in March, the first in the state since

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Pro sports teams submit petition signatures to legalize sports gambling in Missouri

John Murphy Missouri News Network A coalition of Missouri professional sports franchises submitted more than 340,000 petition signatures to the secretary of state’s office Thursday morning to try to put the legalization of sports gambling on the November ballot. The teams, which established a committee called Winning for Missouri Education, have turned to the initiative

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BBB tips for avoiding financial aid scams

While prospective college students await their highly anticipated acceptance letters this spring, they’re also starting to think about finding financial aid. Some companies offer scholarship opportunities or help finding aid for a fee, but are they really the best option for students? For students struggling to pay for tuition, a sudden scholarship offer or a

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Veterans, legislators, honor 80th anniversary of WWII naval battle

By Quinn S Coffman Missouri News Network Sabers were held high Monday in the Capitol’s historic Thomas Hart Benton room, as both active-duty servicemen and veterans gathered to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the battle of Exercise Tiger. This naval battle took place in the English Channel on April 28, 1944. That day, several American

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Better Business Bureau’s digital spring cleaning tips

You may be making plans to clean up the physical clutter in your house this spring, but what about the digital clutter on your phone or computer? Spring cleaning season is a great time to check in on your digital cleanliness. Keeping your phone, computer and other devices organized and secure helps ensure your important

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Sandy Crawford Capitol report

The Missouri Senate Appropriations Committee spent several hours this week dissecting the Missouri House of Representatives’ version of the Fiscal Year 2025 state operating budget. Among the highlights for the 28th Senatorial District are a major improvement coming for Highway 65, which is years in the making; and additional items for the State Fair. Other

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