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5:20 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

Wal-Mart sides with Ameren in electric rate case

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Wal-Mart doesn't want Missouri's largest electric customer to get a lower utility bill from Ameren Missouri.

Noranda Aluminum Holding Corp. is seeking about a 25 percent reduction in the rate Ameren charges at its aluminum smelter in the southeastern Missouri town of New Madrid.

Wal-Mart filed a motion opposing the reduction Friday with the Missouri Public Service Commission, which regulates utilities.

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Health
12:59 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

Health advocates push for insurance enrollment

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Health care advocates are making an extra push to get people signed up for insurance through a federal website before a March 31 deadline.

The Cover Missouri Coalition says about 40 enrollment events are planned Saturday around the state, including some featuring live music, free food and advice from tax preparers. Dozens of additional events are planned in the coming days.

The coalition also will be running new online and radio advertisements between now and the end of the month.

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Politics
8:21 am
Thu March 6, 2014

Missouri lawmakers pass cellphone tower bill

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Missouri lawmakers have given final approval to a bill limiting the ability of Missouri cities and counties to restrict cellphone towers.

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Education
7:57 am
Thu March 6, 2014

Concrete failure blamed in fatal walkway collapse

University Village Apartments
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An engineering review of a fatal Columbia walkway collapse near the University of Missouri has found that a concrete failure was to blame.

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Politics
7:52 am
Thu March 6, 2014

Missouri House backs limits on medical malpractice

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The Missouri House has approved legislation that seeks to reinstate limits on noneconomic damages in medical malpractice lawsuits.

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Science, Health and Technology
8:26 am
Wed March 5, 2014

Missouri has backlog of Medicaid applications

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Missouri has a backlog of about 22,000 parents and children waiting to learn whether they will be covered by Medicaid.

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Crime
7:19 am
Wed March 5, 2014

Prosecutors say it's time to revamp criminal code

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Missouri prosecutors and victim advocacy groups are urging the Legislature to pass an overhaul of the state's criminal laws.

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Business
4:19 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

Missouri adds jobs while jobless rate remains steady

With the number of unemployed Missourians unchanged, the state added over 1,000 net jobs in January.
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Missouri payrolls grew in January while the state's unemployment remained unchanged at 6 percent.

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Politics
2:52 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

Legislation could move Missouri primary elections to June

The proposed bill would transfer Missouri's primary elections from early August to late June.
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A House panel has endorsed legislation that moves Missouri's primary elections to June.

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Politics
2:48 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

Lawmakers endorse bill to fix funding gaps in education

The measure aims to correct a lack of funding for education and social services following a shortfall in expected state revenues.
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Missouri lawmakers have given initial approval to a mid-year budget plan that addresses funding shortfalls for schools and social services.

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Politics
2:43 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

House approves bill proposing Missouri-Kansas business truce

The bill approved by the Missouri House comes after the Senate voted to pass a similar bill last week.
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A proposed truce in the Kansas City business battle between Missouri and Kansas has gained another endorsement in Missouri.

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Business
2:40 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

Missouri revenues increase from previous year

Missouri's general revenues are greater at this point than they were in February of last year, a state report confirms.
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A new report shows Missouri revenues were up slightly as the state reached the two-thirds mark of its budget year.

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Agriculture
9:07 am
Tue March 4, 2014

Cold winter killing fish in Missouri lakes

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Missouri's cold winter is killing off more fish than usual in ponds and lakes.

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Politics
8:53 am
Tue March 4, 2014

Small number of donors, big influence in Missouri

Missouri Capitol
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A small handful of donors account for the bulk of money raised for statewide candidates and ballot measures in Missouri.

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Politics
8:46 am
Tue March 4, 2014

Missouri governor endorses Keystone oil pipeline

Jay Nixon
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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is supporting the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline, joining other Midwestern governors who are urging President Barack Obama to approve its construction.

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Politics
8:43 am
Tue March 4, 2014

House panel to consider new primary election date

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A Missouri House panel is considering whether to move the state's primary elections to June.

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Politics
4:13 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

Winter Weather causing cancellation of Missouri legislature

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Winter weather has led the Missouri Legislature to cancel most of its activities.

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Politics
8:16 am
Mon March 3, 2014

Missouri ethanol rule on track to take effect

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Missouri drivers could be able to buy a higher blend of ethanol gasoline by this summer.

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Politics
8:13 am
Mon March 3, 2014

Mo. Senate to resume debate on abortion measure

The Senate Majority Leader says legislation to extend Missouri's abortion waiting period will be debated this week.

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Politics
8:09 am
Mon March 3, 2014

Mo. Senate bill would give tax cut to homeowners

Missouri Capitol
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Every homeowner in Missouri could get a one-time tax refund under legislation pending in the state Senate.

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Business
5:54 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

Iowa company pleads guilty to release of gasoline-contaminated water

The contamination of a southwest Missouri sewer system led to the evaucation of an elementary school in Duenweg, Mo.
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An Iowa company has pleaded guilty to federal charges stemming from the release of thousands of gallons of gasoline-contaminated water into a sewer system in southwest Missouri.

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Business
5:49 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

Moberly ruled not responsible for Mamtek bonds

A U.S. district judge ruled that the city of Moberly, Mo., had legally issued bonds in relation to the construction of a Mamtek plant in 2010.
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A federal judge has ruled that the city of Moberly, Mo., and its industrial development authority are not responsible for bonds involved in a failed artificial sweetener plant project.

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Politics
5:43 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

Number of military records believed lost increases

Federal employees are looking into the disappearance of thousands of military files from a St. Louis federal records center.
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The number of missing or destroyed military records at a federal government warehouse in St. Louis is significantly larger than initially believed.

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Politics
4:01 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

Gov. Nixon approves $132 million to renovate state facilities

Gov. Jay Nixon decided to renovate selected state facilities following an earlier statement that Missouri's economy has improved since last July.
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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has given the go-ahead to spend $132 million on improvements to the Capitol and other state facilities.

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Business
6:14 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

Legislation for truce between Missouri and Kansas business passes Senate

The border competition between Missouri and Kansas businesses would be held to a truce following legislation passed by the Missouri Senate.
Jacob Fenston KBIA

Missouri senators have passed legislation proposing a truce with Kansas in the battle for businesses in the Kansas City area.

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Politics
6:04 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

Proposed amendment would limit budget cuts made by governors

The measure would block any budget decision made by the governor that would hold back money allocated to pay a public debt.
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Missouri governors would be barred from making budget cuts to schools under a proposed constitutional amendment passed by the Senate.

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Education
5:55 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

Senate approves student transfer bill

The bill approved by the Missouri Senate would allow for students to transfer schools within their own district, or outside their district with certain conditions.
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Missouri senators have approved legislation that would control student transfers from the state's most troubled school districts.

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Politics
3:44 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

Bill linking tax brackets to inflation passes House

The bill heading to the Senate would connect individual income tax brackets to inflation beginning in 2015.
Ryan Famuliner KBIA

The Missouri House has passed legislation that could lower taxes for many Missourians by linking the state's tax brackets to inflation.

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Politics
3:36 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

House approves voter ID requirement bill

Two bills changing identification requirements for Missouri voters head to the Senate following approval in the House. Missourians would then vote on the constitutional amendment requiring photo ID.
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The Missouri House has passed legislation that would require voters to show photo identification at polling places.

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Education
9:07 am
Thu February 27, 2014

Reports detail response to Columbia collapse

Bruce Britt
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Police reports show that a firefighter killed in a Columbia walkway collapse was going door-to-door looking for trapped residents apparently because emergency responders thought they were dealing with a roof collapse.

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