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5:43 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Nixon vetoes payday loan regulation bill

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Legislation rewriting Missouri's payday loan laws has been vetoed by Gov. Jay Nixon because he says it falls short of "true reform."

Borrowers in Missouri currently can renew a payday loan up to six times and can face interest rates as high as 75 percent of the loan's original amount.

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Education
5:41 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

MU gets grant to save some of its moldy books

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The University of Missouri has received a $400,000 grant to help restore about 600,000 books damaged by mold.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports the grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation on Wednesday. Libraries staff discovered the mold problem in October at an underground storage site in Columbia. Health officials said the mold did not endanger public health.

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Politics
5:09 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Akin says he was wrong to apologize for "legitimate rape" comment

Todd Akin
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A former Missouri Republican congressmember whose "legitimate rape" comments during the 2012 U.S. Senate campaign were roundly criticized now says he was wrong to apologize.

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Health
2:46 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

New law creates "Show-Me Healthy Babies Program"

Gov. Jay Nixon has signed legislation expanding prenatal health coverage and allowing some newly trained doctors to go to work more quickly.

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Health
3:35 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

Nixon signs new Missouri child care requirements

Parents could gain a way to compare the quality of child care providers under legislation signed by Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon.

The bill signed Wednesday requires the state to develop a "system of quality indicators" so people can know whether child care centers are meeting certain criteria.

The website will track whether child care providers are licensed, meet health and safety standards, use curriculum and comply with staff training requirements.

The bill also requires the state to run a hotline for parent complaints about child care providers.

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Politics
3:33 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

Missouri transportation projects approved for tax

Missouri officials have approved a list of more than 800 projects that would be funded if voters approve a sales tax for transportation on the August ballot.

The list endorsed Wednesday by the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission totals $4.8 billion over a decade for state roads, bridges and other modes of transportation.

Local governments also would get a share of the proposed three-quarters cent sales tax for their own transportation projects.

The state list includes 330 new or improved bridges and 3,255 miles of resurfacing on roads.

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Agriculture
5:12 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

Nixon vetoes legislation that would have changed who regulates Missouri deer ranches

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Gov. Jay Nixon has vetoed legislation that would have shifted responsibility for regulating Missouri deer ranches to the Department of Agriculture instead of the Department of Conservation.

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Weather
8:15 am
Tue July 8, 2014

High river levels cause postponement of MR340 race across the state

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An annual paddle boat race on the Missouri River will be postponed until August because of high water on the river.

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Health
6:24 am
Tue July 8, 2014

Ameren blames EPA standards for coal plant closure, Nixon signs bill to allow less restrictions

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Gov. Jay Nixon has signed legislation directing Missouri regulators to develop their own standards for carbon dioxide pollution from power plants.

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Politics
5:45 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

Gov. Nixon vetoes bill that would have limited health insurance navigators

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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has vetoed legislation that would have limited who may work as a health insurance guide for a new federally run website.

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Transportation
5:06 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

MODOT makes revisions to Amendment 7 project list

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Missouri officials have revised the project list that would be funded by a proposed three-quarters cent sales tax on the August ballot.

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Crime
3:26 pm
Fri July 4, 2014

Boone County budgets more money to Ferguson lawsuit defense

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Boone County has spent nearly $100,000 on outside attorneys to defend it and three employees in a federal civil rights lawsuit filed on behalf of Ryan Ferguson and are expected to budget another $100,000 for addition legal fees.

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Politics
4:04 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

New Mo. law allows EMT's to use heroin antidote

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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has signed a bill that permits police, firefighters and emergency medical technicians to obtain and administer an antidote for heroin overdoses.

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Business
3:37 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Ameren Missouri hoping to raise utility rates by 9.7%

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Missouri's largest power company is seeking approval for a $264 million rate increase.

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Agriculture
2:49 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Callaway County hog farm opponents start petition

Opponents of a proposed hog breeding operation in central Missouri are circulating petitions against the plan.

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Politics
2:32 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Mo. Supreme Court to consider challenge to gun rights ballot measure

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The Missouri Supreme Court will hear a challenge to an Aug. 5 ballot measure that would enhance the state's constitutional right to keep and bear arms.

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Education
4:48 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Missouri University S&T facing Title IX inquiries

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The Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla is among a dozen campuses added to the growing list of schools being investigated by the federal government for their handling of sex abuse complaints.

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Politics
4:08 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Missouri ends fiscal year with decline in revenue

A third piece of cigarette tax-related legislation was filed in Jefferson City.
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Missouri may soon need to dip into its reserves in order to pay its bills.

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Health
9:03 am
Tue July 1, 2014

SCOTUS ruling on union fees could affect Mo. home health care workers

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Missouri home health care workers could be affected by a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on union fees in Illinois.

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Crime
8:59 am
Tue July 1, 2014

Missouri schedules another execution

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The Missouri Supreme Court has set an Aug. 6 execution for a St. Louis area man convicted of raping and killing a neighbor nearly two decades ago.

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Education
8:28 am
Tue July 1, 2014

Linn State becomes 'State Technical College of Missouri' today

Linn State Technical College is getting a new name to reflect the mission it has had for years.

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Science and Technology
8:25 am
Tue July 1, 2014

St. Louis Zoo joins group hoping to solve bee shortage

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The Saint Louis Zoo is joining a national coalition of commercial agriculture producers, conservation groups and seed companies working to address the dramatic recent decline of honeybees.

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Politics
8:20 am
Tue July 1, 2014

Gov. Nixon to sign MO-KS "truce," but Kansas isn't in on it yet

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Missouri is offering a truce to Kansas in their ongoing battle to lure businesses across the state line with lucrative tax breaks.

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Politics
8:33 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Ann Wagner named to U.S. House senior deputy whip team

Rep. Ann Wagner
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Missouri congressmember Ann Wagner has been named to the Republican House leadership team.

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Politics
8:21 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Springfield hospital blames layoffs on Mo. medicaid expansion delay

Ozarks Community Hospital says it will lay off up to 60 of its employees in the Springfield area.

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Politics
4:26 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Cole County judge hearing ballot measure challenges

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A Missouri judge is considering challenges to a pair of proposed constitutional amendments slated for the August ballot.

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Politics
3:34 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Koster backs gay marriage but fights it in court

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Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster says he personally supports gay marriage but will defend the state's constitutional ban against it.

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Business
3:31 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

No health risk found at Bridgeton complex

The Environmental Protection Agency says preliminary radiation screening results showed no public health risk at the Bridgeton Municipal Athletic Complex.

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Sports
5:01 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Missouri Supreme Court rules on mascot mishap

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The Missouri Supreme Court has ordered a new trial for a Kansas City Royals fan injured by a hot dog tossed by the team mascot.

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Education
3:52 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Nixon vows to veto school transfer legislation

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Gov. Jay Nixon came to St. Louis County Tuesday to make official his vow to veto school transfer legislation that allowed the use of public money to pay for certain students to attend private schools.

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