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Gov. Jay Nixon is expected to sign into law the first significant measure state lawmakers have taken to address concerns raised after the fatal police shooting of a black 18-year-old in Ferguson. 

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Gov. Jay Nixon has vetoed a bill that would have allowed Missouri lenders to charge higher fees to consumers while also raising fees that finance companies pay to the state. 

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Hallmark Cards announced it plans to add about 400 employees in the next year at its distribution plant in Liberty, Missouri, while phasing out a plant in Enfield, Connecticut. 

The physician-in-chief and scientific director at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh has been named dean of a St. Louis medical school where he used to teach.

Washington University School of Medicine said Monday that Dr. David Perlmutter will start Dec. 1.

The 63-year-old Brooklyn, New York native spent 15 years as a pediatrics faculty member at Washington University before moving to Pittsburgh.

In addition to his role at Children's Hospital, he's been a distinguished professor and the endowed pediatrics chair at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

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Gov. Jay Nixon has signed an executive order directing state agencies to comply with the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision establishing a Constitutional right to same-sex marriage.

Nixon said Tuesday at a news conference in Kansas City he wants to ensure that the ruling is implemented around the state.

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Heavy storms swept through the Kansas City area, spawning at least one tornado, but there were no immediate reports of major damage or injuries. 

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 Missouri soon will have an income tax exemption for parents of stillborn children.

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  Amtrak officials say a tentative agreement has been reached that would keep the passenger train running in Kansas and Missouri.

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Lawmakers have set aside $375,000 to repair a monument to Missouri's Civil War troops at the Vicksburg National Military Park. 

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  Missouri's state budget director says increased revenue growth likely will make spending restrictions unnecessary in the new fiscal year. 

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Flooding has forced nearly a dozen Missouri parks to close some areas for the Fourth of July weekend.

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  A Ferguson resident hopes his lawsuit resurrects a recall petition effort meant to oust Ferguson's mayor from office. 

With vague threats of terror attacks in America over the Fourth of July weekend, extra precautions are being taken during Fair St. Louis.

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A panel of Missouri utility regulators has denied one company's request to construct a high-voltage power line in Missouri for a multi-state wind energy project.

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  A Missouri tax on medical service providers that helps fund the state Medicaid program has been reauthorized by the governor.

Students living on Missouri public college campuses now must be vaccinated against bacterial meningitis.

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  The competition to become Missouri's next lieutenant governor is growing.

Republican Bev Randles and Democratic state Rep. Tommie Pierson announced this week they're running for the office in 2016.

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Some Missouri counties are still not issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples despite last week's Supreme Court ruling, and an advocacy group is threatening legal action to force compliance.

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  A Justice Department report summary has found across-the-board flaws in police's response last summer to the protests in Ferguson, including antagonizing crowds and violating free-speech rights.

The Associated Press obtained the summary, which cites "vague and arbitrary" orders to keep protesters moving that violated their rights of assembly and free speech.

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A new Missouri measure aims to help families financially support those with disabilities.

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Missouri is set to become the first state to spell out the type of eating disorder treatments that insurance companies must cover.

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Up to 100 residents were evacuated from a mobile home park in northeast Missouri because of rising flood waters.

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Mercy Jefferson Hospital is set to break ground in Crystal City on a $135 million project that will focus on adding a new three-story patient tower to the 251-bed facility.

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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has vetoed a bill aimed at revamping the state's student transfer system.

Nixon on Friday criticized expanded options for virtual schools and said the bill didn't address key issues with current law.

Failing schools now must pay tuition if students decide to transfer elsewhere. Districts say that's caused financial hardship as they work to regain accreditation.

Nixon also cited the lack of a tuition cap in his veto. He said without that, schools that are struggling the most would continue to lose resources.

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The effort to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour in St. Louis is in jeopardy after the chairman of the committee that would consider the idea canceled all future hearings on it.

A measure filed this month with support of Mayor Francis Slay would have potentially raised the wage in the city to $15 by 2020.

But the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Alderman Joe Vaccaro, acting chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, canceled all hearings, calling it disingenuous to push the bill on such short notice.

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  Multiple Missouri lawmakers say Democratic Governor Jay Nixon will veto a bill aimed at revamping the state's student transfer law.

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  A new Missouri law will double how much crime victims can receive for lost earnings.

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St. Louis police are investigating after vandals targeted a century-old Confederate Memorial, spray-painting the words "Black Lives Matter" on a statue already facing an uncertain future.

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 The director responsible for managing Missouri's roughly $26 billion budget is retiring this summer.

Gov. Jay Nixon said Wednesday that state budget director Linda Luebbering will retire Aug. 6. She's served in the position since 2009. Luebbering previously worked as the fiscal management director for Pennsylvania's Public Welfare Department.

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  A Jasper County judge says three recent appointments to the Joplin Board of Education did not violate state statute.

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