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A special prosecutor says he won't file criminal charges against a Boone County sheriff's deputy who shot and killed a murder suspect in February. 

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Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has received hundreds of messages urging action as he considers pending student transfers legislation. 

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Boone County authorities are looking to close the case of a man who went missing in 2011 and is presumed dead. 

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A Missouri man is accused of breaking federal law by transporting white-tailed deer to Florida.

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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is heading to France as part of a delegation attending the Paris Air Show.

Nixon's office says he will leave Friday and return to Missouri on June 17. He's one of at least a half-dozen U.S. governors going to the international tradeshow for the aerospace industry.

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  Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is traveling to the nation's capital to participate in a panel discussion about exports sponsored by a presidential advisory council. Nixon departed yesterday for Washington and is scheduled to be a part of a meeting today of the President's Export Council. 

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The chairman of a Missouri panel that regulates public utilities such as water and electricity will step down.

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It's the end of an era for a northeast Missouri school district.

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The Columbia Board of Education is scheduled to consider adding "gender identity" and "gender expression" to the school district's nondiscrimination policy.

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Opponents of a proposed hog farm that would house 10,000 breeding sows in mid-Missouri have won a court order blocking regulatory action that would have allowed construction to start.

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Owners of some of Kansas City's largest buildings will be required in the next few years to report how much energy the buildings use.

Despite strong objections from some property managers and developers, the Kansas City Council voted Thursday to require the energy and water use measurements, in an effort to encourage energy efficiency.

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A fight is brewing over a proposal by the Fulton Medical Center to build a 10-bed hospital in south Columbia.

The Columbia Missourian reports that the Boone Hospital Center says the proposed facility isn't needed when there are several others already serving the area.

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   A Missouri judge has appointed a special prosecutor to review the deadly shooting of an armed suspect by a Boone County sheriff's deputy in a gunfight this year.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that Boone County prosecutor Dan Knight recused himself from the case because of his office's close relationship with the deputy involved in the fatal shooting.

Yesterday Circuit Judge Christine Carpenter appointed Callaway County prosecuting attorney Chris Wilson as special prosecutor.

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Governor Nixon is expected to approve a plan for roughly $300 million in bonds to repair state buildings. 

A member of the grand jury that declined to indict a white Ferguson police officer in 18-year-old Michael Brown's shooting death is asking a county judge to allow her to speak publicly about those secret proceedings.

The woman, identified in her St. Louis County lawsuit only as "Grand Juror Doe," seeks an expedited ruling allowing her to speak out about her time on the panel.

A judge dismissed a similar petition she filed in federal court last month.

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A contentious measure that would make Missouri the 26th right-to-work state will soon be up for an expected veto.

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A top Missouri higher education official announced he's retiring next year.

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports a bird flu vaccine doesn't work well enough to approve it for emergency use against the current outbreak that's shaken the Midwest poultry industry.

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  Gov. Jay Nixon has appointed a St. Louis area attorney to serve as a judge for the Eastern District of the Missouri Court of Appeals.

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The man accused of shooting two police officers during a Ferguson protest has pleaded not guilty.

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Missouri Senate leaders have approved a workplace policy book that includes steps for dealing with allegations of harassment.

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Three initiative petitions to increase Missouri's minimum wage have been approved for circulation.

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 The state budget director reports Missouri's general revenue collections are up 7.5 percent compared with 2014.

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  Missouri farmers averaged less than a day of fieldwork last week because of above-average rainfall that has caused corn and soybean planting to lag behind.

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  A southwest Missouri hospital has to repay the federal government about $123,000 after filing scores of untrue Medicare claims for treating a form of malnutrition typically found in tropical countries.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says in a report that Cox Medical Center in Branson used a diagnosis code for Kwashiorkor (Qua-Shore-kor) when it should have used a different code. HHS says Kwashiorkor is a severe type of malnutrition that's rare in the U.S. and found most commonly among children in tropical countries during famine.

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 Republican lawmakers are pressing ahead with plans to enact one of the nation's most restrictive unemployment laws later this year — even though Missouri's governor and a former Supreme Court judge claims they can't.

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The Missouri State Highway Patrol says about 88 percent of school buses inspected this spring had no defects.

The patrol announced Friday that about 10,500 of nearly 12,000 school buses were approved during annual safety tests.

About 1,100 had defects that weren't hazardous enough to put them out of service but that required repairs. Roughly 250 were deemed unsafe to carry students and were placed out of service.

Those buses need repairs and must pass another inspection before they can carry students again.

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A Missouri judge has yet to decide on an activists' request for an independent probe of the county prosecutor's handling of grand jury proceedings in the Ferguson police shooting of Michael Brown.

St. Louis Circuit Judge Joseph Walsh III ended a hearing Friday by saying he'll weigh the matter and begin working on his ruling after a vacation next week.

The activists who filed the lawsuit want Walsh to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate county prosecutor Robert McCulloch's handling of the Brown case.

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A Missouri lawmaker has had his pharmacist's license placed on probation for writing prescriptions for himself and others without a doctor's approval. 

Both the Kansas City and St. Louis metro areas have a claim to this year’s national spelling bee title. 

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