The Springfield City Council voted to table a proposal to expand the city's nondiscrimination ordinance.
The city is considering prohibiting discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodations based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The council was considering Monday night whether to vote on the issue or put it to a public vote.
Instead, the council voted 7-2 to postpone action on the ordinance.
The city will instead appoint a task force to work toward a compromise on an issue that has created passionate debate for weeks.
Southwest has announced that it’s taking over the Branson operations of its AirTran subsidiary in March next year.
KYTV reports that Southwest will drop daily nonstop service between Branson and Baltimore while adding one direct daily flight to Love Field in Dallas. Nonstop daily service to Chicago Midway and Houston Hobby will continue, and a Saturday-only direct flight between Branson and Orlando is being added.
A Missouri program to improve the water supplies of drought-stricken farmers could end up costing nearly 15 times the original estimate.
Gov. Jay Nixon announced a $2 million program a month ago in which the state would cover 90 percent of the cost for farmers to drill or deepen wells or expand their irrigation systems. But demand far exceeded expectations, and the governor expanded the program.
Originally published on Sun September 2, 2012 10:28 am
An Israeli court sided with the government today, ruling that Israel was not at fault for the death of American activist Rachel Corrie.
Corrie's parents were suing for accountability and $1 in damages for the death of their 23-year-old daughter. Corrie was killed in 2003, when she stood in front of a bulldozer to try to keep the Israeli soldier manning it from razing Palestinian homes.
People sit on a bench along the seawall in the storm surge from Isaac, on Lakeshore Drive along Lake Pontchartrain, as the storm approaches landfall, in New Orleans, Tuesday, Aug. 28.
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People make their way across Canal Street in New Orleans. Ed Rappaport, deputy director of the National Hurricane Center, said Isaac's core would pass west of the city and head for Baton Rouge.
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People sit on a bench near Lake Pontchartrain in New Orleans on Tuesday. Hurricane Isaac slammed into the southern Louisiana coast late Tuesday, sending floodwaters surging and unleashing fierce winds,
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Gus Williams feeds his step-granddaughter, Somaya Washington, as her mother, Areonisha Washington, watches. They evacuated to a shelter in Houma, La.
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Suzette Necaise stocks up on bottled water at Seal's Marketplace Kiln, Miss. The area suffered severe damage during Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
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A NASA satellite captured an image of Hurricane Isaac as it approached Louisiana Tuesday. The storm has been moving at around 10 miles per hour.