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Missouri State Capitol, Jefferson City

Missouri House Approves Measure About Minor Traffic Violations

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A measure that aims to address criticisms of Missouri's municipal courts voiced by protesters and activists in the wake of the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson is advancing

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Conservation and environmental groups give Congress a failing grade for its first 100 days of work in the 114th session, for lack of effort to protect the environment. Photo credit: chelle/morguefile.

Conservation Groups Give Congress an “F” for First 100 Days

by Mona Shand

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Earth Day festivities are under way in Missouri and across the nation today. But as environmental groups take stock of the work lawmakers have done to protect air, water, lands and public health, they aren't finding much cause for celebration

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Mayor Francis Slay
Mayor Francis Slay (Courtesy of City of St. Louis)

St. Louis Mayor Seeking A Committee To Review Confederate Memorial

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay is seeking a special committee to consider whether the city's Confederate Memorial should be moved out of Forest Park. The memorial honoring soldiers and sailors of the Confederate states has stood in the park for a century

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Missouri Senate Committee Looks At Proposal For I-70 Toll Road

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri lawmaker has proposed that the state partner with a private company to make Interstate 70 a toll road. Senator Rob Schaaf told a Senate panel yesterday that the plan could help pay for needed repairs and improvements on I-70

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Senator Claire McCaskill
U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill today sat down with the top U.S. watchdog in Afghanistan to discuss his recent agreement, which came after pressure from McCaskill, to enable the declassification of previously public information used in reports on taxpayer-funded efforts in Afghanistan. (Courtesy of Senator McCaskill Press)

McCaskill Sits Down with Top U.S. Watchdog in Afghanistan

U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill today sat down with the top U.S. watchdog in Afghanistan to discuss his recent agreement, which came after pressure from McCaskill, to enable the declassification of previously public information used in reports on taxpayer-funded efforts in Afghanistan

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St. Louis Board of Alderman Look At Proposal To Create A St. Louis Civilian Oversight Board

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis' governing board appears ready to decide a measure that would allow citizens to review complaints against police officers. The St. Louis Board of Aldermen is expected to vote today on a proposal that would create a seven-person St

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UMKC Business School Allowed To Run Up Operating Deficit

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A new audit has concluded that the University of Missouri-Kansas City's business school was allowed to run up an operating deficit of nearly $11 million in an ill-fated effort to boost its enrollment

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Missouri State Capitol, Jefferson City
Missouri State Capitol, Jefferson City

Missouri Republicans Set Some Changes To Medicaid

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Republicans have stuck to their commitment of not expanding Medicaid this session but some incremental changes to the system are moving forward. Senate President Pro Tem Tom Dempsey's proposal to raise the asset limit for people with disabilities is one that's passed the Senate

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Missouri State Capitol, Jefferson City
Missouri State Capitol, Jefferson City

Missouri License Offices Discussed In Jefferson City

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Revenue Department would be blocked from considering how much a business would pay back to the state for running license offices under a proposal moving forward in the Legislature

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Public Gets Second Chance To Review Missouri’s Educational Standards

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The public is getting a second chance to weigh in on an effort to review Missouri's educational standards. The law gives the public three chances to comment on the work of several task forces

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