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Education
2:55 pm
Fri March 2, 2012

Former MTV executive to join Westminster's board of trustees

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The former chairman and CEO of MTV International will become a member of the Westminster College Board of Trustees.

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Education
4:18 pm
Thu March 1, 2012

Missouri House endorses quicker intervention in schools

State education officials could step in quicker to assist failing Missouri school districts under legislation backed in the House.

Districts that lose state accreditation currently are given two years to improve before the state officials can intervene. The new legislation removes the waiting period.

When the state Board of Education revokes a district's accreditation, it then would decide whether to set conditions for the local school board to remain in place or determine when an alternative governing system for those schools would take effect.

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Agriculture
4:12 pm
Thu March 1, 2012

Missouri Senate rejects farm tax increases

 Missouri lawmakers have rejected a plan that would have increased property taxes on the state's best farmland.

Property taxes for farms are based on the land's "productive value." Farms are divided into eight categories based on land quality. The State Tax Commission recommended increasing productive values for the four highest grades.

The Senate voted 19-8 on Thursday to reject the proposal. The property tax changes were for 2013 and 2014.

Education
4:51 pm
Wed February 29, 2012

Nixon releases additional education funding

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is releasing more than $5 million that had been withheld from public education because of budget concerns. 

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Weather
4:42 pm
Wed February 29, 2012

Missouri reports three fatalities from severe storms

Gov. Jay Nixon's administration says three people have been killed in severe storms that swept across southern Missouri.

Nixon cited the three fatalities in a news release as he headed to view the damage.

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Politics
4:21 pm
Wed February 29, 2012

US Senate candidate Steelman chooses Tilley as campaign chairman

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Sarah Steelman has recruited the speaker of the Missouri House to serve as her campaign chairman.

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Weather
9:25 am
Wed February 29, 2012

Branson hospital treats over 30 after tornado

A hospital in Branson treated 32 people in the hours after a tornado hit the tourist destination.

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Business
3:49 pm
Mon February 27, 2012

Missouri audit criticizes state-created insurance firm

A report by the Missouri auditor says a state-created workers' compensation company has enjoyed a competitive advantage while functioning in a best-of-both-worlds situation.

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Politics
3:47 pm
Mon February 27, 2012

Mo. levee group to meet with Congressman Cleaver

Missouri levee
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Congressman Emanuel Cleaver will be among the participants at a Missouri River meeting next month.

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Business
3:43 pm
Mon February 27, 2012

Washington University plans Loop project

Washington University in Saint Louis
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The already booming University City Loop is about to get a big infusion of money — an $80 million project by nearby Washington University.

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Business
3:36 pm
Mon February 27, 2012

China Hub at Lambert appears doomed

Lambert Airport Main Terminal
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One of the key players in the effort to bring a China Hub to Lambert Airport now says that St. Louis has probably missed the opportunity.

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Science, Health and Technology
9:04 am
Mon February 27, 2012

Medicaid out-of-pocket costs rise under proposed state program

Changes in the state Medicaid program could affect as many as 24,000 Missourians.
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Some low-income seniors and people with disabilities in Missouri could have to pay more out of pocket to qualify for Medicaid coverage under changes being initiated in the state program.

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Politics
8:59 am
Mon February 27, 2012

Redistricting affects current Mo. senators

Redistricting of state Senate seats eliminates the posts of current senators.
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A bipartisan redistricting commission reached an agreement over Missouri's 34 state Senate districts.

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Politics
2:33 pm
Thu February 23, 2012

Mo. House bill would change vacancy appointees

Missouri voters could decide whether to change the way in which replacements are selected for vacancies in statewide offices.

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Politics
2:29 pm
Thu February 23, 2012

Mo. House passes English driver's license requirement

Those who want to get a Missouri driver's license would have to understand English under legislation passed by the state House on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012.
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Anyone hoping to get a Missouri driver's license would have to understand English under legislation passed by the state House.

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