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Common delivery scams reported to BBB

Over 1⁄4 of consumers reported to McKinsey that they intend to shop online more this holiday season compared to last year. With more online shopping comes more shipping – which means more delivery scams and theft. Delivery scams can happen at any time of year, but during the holidays, shoppers may be busy or distracted

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Child care, early education proposals receive bipartisan support ahead of 2024 legislative lession

The Missouri Champion of Children Coalition is applauding legislative efforts to address the ongoing childcare and early education accessibility and affordability crisis impacting Missouri families and businesses. Recent polling shows that Missourians overwhelmingly support investments in childcare and early education. Polling from October showed 86% of Missourians believed early childhood education supports kids’ success in

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The History of New Year’s Resolutions

The custom of making New Year’s resolutions has been around for thousands of years, but it hasn’t always looked the way it does today. The ancient Babylonians are said to have been the first people to make New Year’s resolutions, some 4,000 years ago. They were also the first to hold recorded celebrations in honor

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MoDNR awards more than $377,000 for community energy efficiency projects

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources’ Energy Loan Program has awarded more than $377,000 in low-interest loans to assist the Glasgow School District and the City of Rich Hill with energy efficiency projects. “Communities are eager to trim monthly expenses and be better financial stewards,” said Dru Buntin, director of the Department of Natural Resources.

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State Education Board takes action to expand Pre-K access

On Tuesday, the State Board of Education approved an emergency rule and proposed rulemaking to allow more education pathways for lead teachers in pre-kindergarten programs receiving state grant funds. Last year, the legislature approved $26 million in new funding for grants to childcare programs to provide pre-K to 4-year-olds, prioritizing funding for children who qualify

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BBB’s tips for safe, stress-free holiday travel

Throughout the holiday season, many people travel to visit friends and loved ones or enjoy a winter vacation. According to Deloitte’s 2023 holiday survey, nearly half of Americans intend to travel for the holidays in 2023, up from last year. Travelers also reported they had fewer concerns about health, finances and flight delays compared to

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Jason Kander: Lucas Kunce can defeat Josh Hawley

Jason Kander is out with a powerful op-ed in the Kansas City Star endorsing Lucas Kunce and highlighting Missouri as a top target for Senate Democrats in 2024. Highlights: “Lucas Kunce can defeat Josh Hawley. With Joe Manchin’s retirement taking West Virginia’s Senate race off the board, Missouri is the perfect candidate to replace it.

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BBB’s winter prep checklist for home, car

If you haven’t started already, now is the perfect time to prepare your home and car for winter weather. It can be overwhelming to decide how to winter-proof your life and what contractors you might need to hire for help. However, a few preventative measures can help you avoid waking up to a broken furnace,

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Senate pre-files more bills than House

Pre-filing for the 2024 legislative session kicked off on Dec. 1, with a total of 1,028 bills and joint resolutions being filed within the first week through December 7. This is a drastic increase compared to the mere 769 bills and joint resolutions filed within the first week last year and in another surprising turn

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State Education Board takes action to expand pre-K access

On Tuesday, the State Board of Education approved an emergency rule and proposed rulemaking to allow more education pathways for lead teachers in pre-kindergarten programs receiving state grant funds. Last year, the legislature approved $26 million in new funding for grants to childcare programs to provide pre-K to 4-year-olds, prioritizing funding for children who qualify

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