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Two-thirds of the Missouri House has voted to change how public union members pay dues, the first step to overriding a veto by Gov. Jay Nixon.

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The Missouri Legislature has passed a requirement for voters to show photo identification.

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Missouri senators have voted to override Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of a proposal to rein in the amount of money lawmakers aim to provide to K-12 schools.

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Kansas City Mayor Sly James says the city will not hold an election this year on whether to build a new, one-terminal airport.

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Missouri lawmakers have approved the creation of a commission to review the University of Missouri System's policies and administrative structure.

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  A jury in St. Louis has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $55 million to a South Dakota woman who claimed the company's talcum powder caused her to develop ovarian cancer.

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Some Missouri lawmakers want to protect lodging websites such as Airbnb from local ordinances that could regulate the services out of business in the state.

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Missouri students in private schools would be eligible for the state's A+ Scholarship under a bill advancing in the Legislature.

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Some Missouri lawmakers want to protect lodging websites such as Airbnb from local ordinances that could regulate the services out of business in the state.

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Columbia is considering putting a freeze on new permits for student housing construction until December.

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A university that owned the two-century-old house in suburban St. Louis that once was famed frontiersman Daniel Boone's home is donating the property to the county's park system.

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Missouri's Republican-led Legislature is weighing a number of tax breaks for businesses as the session wraps up.

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Ameren Missouri is proposing two voluntary programs that would require customers to support more solar power.

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An interim diversity officer at the University of Missouri will be returning to the university's School of Law in the fall.

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There are two weeks left for the Missouri Legislature to pass bills, and some Democrats are frustrated another year has passed without major changes to the state's law enforcement policies.

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A group of excavators has found the 175-year-old sunken steamboat Malta, the namesake of the rural city of Malta Bend.

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The U.S. government says the owner of a burning suburban St. Louis landfill near buried radioactive waste has agreed to new measures meant to slow and help monitor the blaze.

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Republican Missouri state Sen. Dan Brown is dropping out of the race for state treasurer.

A Missouri lawmaker is urging students to reconsider attending the University of Missouri in Columbia following campus turmoil last year.

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 A Columbia man has been charged with fatally shooting his mother and brother-in-law in central Missouri.

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 The leader of Missouri's House says he doesn't expect there will be an effort to revive a contested measure to protect some businesses opposed to same-sex marriage.

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 U.S. forecasters will review whether they went too far out on a limb to warn people about bad weather that didn't fully develop.

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A proposal to require Missouri voters to show photo ID at polling places is stalled in the state Senate.

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Towing companies would face additional regulations under legislation that has passed in the Missouri Senate.

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Missouri lawmakers have approved a bill to add requirements for expert witnesses who testify in court proceedings.

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Several Missouri communities are experiencing minor to moderate flooding after a spring storm swept through the state.

Flood warnings are in effect Wednesday for several communities, largely in the western part of the state. Counties affected include Andrew, Buchanan, Clay, Clinton, DeKalb, Holt, Jackson and Platte counties.

 H&R Block says it's laying off 250 workers, citing a disappointing tax season.

The Kansas City Star reports the downsizing announced Tuesday by the Kansas City, Missouri-based company amounts to 12.6 percent of its workforce.

H&R Block said it handled roughly 19.6 million tax returns in the just-completed tax season. That's more than 4 percent less than last year.

The company says it expects a revenue decline this year and will release a full report June 9.

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Authorities are investigating a double homicide in central Missouri.

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A bill moving through the Missouri Legislature would limit public access to police body camera footage.

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  JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's Republican-controlled House has voted to increase women's access to birth control by allowing pharmacists to prescribe oral contraceptives.

Tuesday's 97-50 vote in the House sends the measure to the Senate.

Under Republican Rep. Sheila Solon's bill, those under 18 would have to show pharmacists a doctor's previous prescription.

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