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The Missouri House is moving forward with a measure that would limit growth in the state's spending based on increases in population and inflation.

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  Last year’s unrest in Ferguson is causing new problems for the St. Louis County police department.

Four journalists arrested during last summer’s protests are suing the department for civil rights violations and unlawful detention.

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Missouri GOP lawmakers still are grappling for consensus at the Legislature's midway point.

The most Republicans ever in the House have helped speed the passage of abortion restrictions and a bill to bar mandatory union fees.

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Missouri gubernatorial candidate Catherine Hanaway is resuming her campaign after taking a monthlong break because of the suicide of Republican rival Tom Schweich.

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Missouri beer lovers could buy freshly filled growlers of draft beers at convenience and grocery stores under two proposals brewing in the Legislature.

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The Missouri Supreme Court has scheduled a May 12th execution for a former St. Louis jailer convicted of hiring someone to kill his ex-wife in 2000. 

Fulton Public Schools has launched an investigation into a teacher-led activity referred to as a "survey" that has upset participating students and parents.

The Fulton Sun reports that during a Fulton Middle School physical education class on Friday, teachers conducted an activity called "Claim It," in which students were read various statements about their identity. If the statement applied to a student's life, he or she stepped forward in a line, according to the "Claim It" activity materials.

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The attorney for a man accused of shooting and wounding two police officers during a demonstration in Ferguson says his client had nothing to do with the incident and police should be searching for the real shooter. 

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The Columbia College Board of Trustees will vote in April on a proposal to split the college into separate schools.

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The police chief of the University of Missouri in Columbia is retiring after more than four decades with the department. 

An audit of federal funds says Missouri's Medicaid program failed to recover as much as $27 million in medical expenses from deceased participants in the program. 

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Only three Missouri municipalities remain defendants in a lawsuit filed by the attorney general over a law capping the percentage of revenue from traffic fines. 

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  One of about two dozen journalists arrested while covering the unrest in Ferguson plans to fight the charges at trial. 

Boone County authorities are looking for two stolen camels. 

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The drunken driving case against a mid-Missouri prosecutor will be heard in Shelby County. 

   A Missouri Republican lawmaker says a legislative fix is needed to ensure the state's prohibition on felons carrying guns won't be thrown out.

Rep. Kevin Austin, of Springfield, says the Legislature should move quickly to remedy a problem created by a court ruling involving Amendment 5, which expanded Missouri's constitutional protections for gun rights.

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  A Republican donor has revised his recollection of a comment that he says the state GOP chairman made against an auditor who later killed himself.

David Humphreys said Monday that he had gotten the date wrong when he released an affidavit last week asserting Missouri Republican Party Chairman John Hancock told him State Auditor Tom Schweich was Jewish.

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  Two bills sponsored by Republican lawmakers address privacy concerns in an attempt to pass a long-unsuccessful proposal for a prescription drug database. 

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  A group working to restore historic buildings in Arrow Rock is celebrating a successful fundraising campaign.

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A Republican donor and operative have different recollections about whether the Missouri GOP chairman made negative religious remarks about a state auditor who killed himself. 

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Former Joplin Police Chief Lane Roberts has been appointed as Missouri's new public safety director. 

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A new Joplin hospital that replaces one destroyed by a deadly tornado is opening its doors to patients Sunday. 

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Governor Jay Nixon will consider a new version of a tax incentive for data storage centers he vetoed last year over concerns about effects on local and state revenue. 

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A measure supporters say will protect religious student groups at Missouri universities is headed to the Senate after a House vote. 

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About 300 members of the Missouri Medicaid Coalition marched through the Capitol halls on Thursday, March 19, urging lawmakers to expand Medicaid eligibility for low-income adults.

Republican legislative leaders have said that expanding Medicaid is a nonstarter this year.

Democratic House members have used debate on next fiscal year's budget as an opportunity to criticize the GOP for blocking the measure, which could mean as much as $2 billion in additional federal money.

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Members of a Missouri Senate panel have signed-off on a bill granting amnesty to some delinquent taxpayers. But there's a catch. 

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Police in Columbia say they've failed to identify a suspect in a case involving a former University of Missouri swimmer who said she was raped by several football players, months before she committed suicide. 

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A potential Republican candidate for governor in 2016 is making the rounds in Missouri.

Eric Greitens shook hands and visited state lawmakers Tuesday in the Capitol before speaking at a Missouri Farm Bureau Foundation fundraiser later in the day.

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A central Missouri man is facing a federal charge for allegedly threatening to shoot President Barack Obama.

Twenty-four-year-old Cameron Stout, of Stover, was charged Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Jefferson City with making threats against the president.

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A measure to block local governments from banning or taxing plastic bags is moving forward in the Missouri Legislature.

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