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Claire McCaskill
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Senator Claire McCaskill Courted By Republicans

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill says Republicans have begun courting her and other moderate Democrats in hopes of avoiding filibusters in the next Congress. The Springfield News-Leader reports the Missouri senator said the new Republican majority is looking for Democrats to be swing votes on major initiatives

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Gov. Jay Nixon
Gov. Jay Nixon

Missouri Lawmakers Have Mixed Opinions On Override of Budget Cuts Amendment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers have mixed opinions about whether they can use a new constitutional amendment to override some of Governor Jay Nixon's budget cuts when they go into session in January

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Just for a moment I wish to step out of the newsman shoes, where I have to be neutral in my presentation of the news; something I try hard to do but sometime fail. I have been listening to the debate over normalizing relations with Cuba for years, and now that a President has finally had the courage to say-"Enough" I must say it is about time

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Liberty Memorial (courtesy of National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial Facebook)

President Barack Obama Signs Bill Officially Recognizing National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – United States President Barack Obama signed legislature passed by both houses of Congress Friday evening providing the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial with its second official recognition from Congress

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Recount To Be Done In St. Louis County Election

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A former Republican state lawmaker who narrowly lost a November election for St. Louis County executive has asked for a recount on the final possible day to make such a request

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Jefferson City

Missouri Home Care Workers Carol For A Raise

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri state officials plan to issue an administrative rule to back a hike in home care workers' pay. Home care workers yesterday caroled outside the governor's mansion to request Governor Jay Nixon's help

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smemon, flickr
smemon, flickr

Mayor Galena Resigns

GALENA, Mo. (AP) — The mayor of a Missouri town has resigned after a police officer said the man threatened him while he was writing the mayor's mother a speeding ticket. Dustin Bray resigned before Galena's city council meeting on Tuesday

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Home Visiting Coalition
PHOTO: The Home Visiting Coalition wants to see federal funding for programs that help struggling parents continue. Unless Congress acts, funding will expire in March. Photo credit: hotblack/

Parent Support Program Supporters Seek Stable Funding

By Mona Shand Missouri News Service

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - The clock is ticking on federal funding that helps struggling parents with young children.

The Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program expires in March, unless Congress takes action

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Jail Bars

Execution Date Set For Marcellus Williams

ST. LOUIS (AP) — An execution date of January 28th has been set for a man who fatally stabbed a St. Louis County woman during a 1998 burglary. The Missouri Supreme Court yesterday set the execution date for 45-year-old Marcellus Williams

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Rick Brattin
State Rep Rick Brattin (Courtesy of

State Rep Proposes Women Get Notarized Permission For Abortions From The Father

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri Republican is proposing that women be required to get notarized permission from the father to receive an abortion. State Representative Rick Brattin of Harrisonville recently filed legislation requiring a father's consent except in cases of rape or incest

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