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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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Christmas Lights

City of Sedalia Christmas Lighting Contest Winners

The 2014 City of Sedalia Lighting Contest has come to an end and I hope that you get a chance to go see all the entries from the first contest in two years. Last week, I had a chance to drive around and look at a lot of Christmas lights and while these entries were fantastic, I hope you also just drive around and explore and enjoy as many displays as you can

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Claire McCaskill
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Honoring the Sacrifice of our POW/MIA Heroes Op/Ed By Senator Claire McCaskill

As we prepare to close the books on another year, it’s important to take stock of the freedom and security we too often take for granted, and pay tribute to the men and women who fight every day to make that possible

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Gov. Jay Nixon
Gov. Jay Nixon (courtesy of

Gov. Nixon Congratulates The Missouri Department of Economic Development

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri’s Department of Economic Development has been named the number one economic development agency in the country by the nation’s premier international brokerage and consulting firms, Gov

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Traffic Lights and camera

Missouri Supreme Court Hearing Arguments About Traffic Cameras

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Supreme Court is hearing arguments against city ordinances that use traffic cameras to ticket people for running red lights or speeding. The high court will hear appeals today in three cases challenging traffic-camera ordinances in St

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Gov. Jay Nixon
Gov. Jay Nixon

Governor Nixon Reverses Plans On Checks For Blind

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has reversed plans to cut the amount of money paid by the state to blind residents. Nixon said he ordered the Department of Social Services to drop plans to reduce the benefits paid under the blind pension program

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Senator Blunt and McCaskill Urge Postal Service To Postpone Closings

Missouri U.S. Senators Claire McCaskill and Roy Blunt, along with a bipartisan group of Senate colleagues, today demanded a delay in the planned consolidation of up to 82 U.S. Postal Service (USPS) mail processing facilities after the USPS Inspector General found the Postal Service failed to fulfil its obligations to adequately study the impact of the consolidations, and failed to inform the public of those impacts

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