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5:57 pm
Mon March 26, 2012

Abortion foe enters race for governor

The governor's mansion in Jefferson City.
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Another candidate joined the Missouri gubernatorial race today. Candidate Fred Sauer currently heads Missouri Roundtable for Life, a group that opposes abortion and embryonic stem cell research.

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8:59 am
Mon March 26, 2012

Mo. House members want to move funds away from state lottery

Lawmakers want to divert funds away from state lottery to aid veterans' homes.
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Missouri House members are seeking to boost funding for veterans' homes by diverting more of Missouri's lottery proceeds to the state budget — leaving less for prizes.

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Politics
5:39 pm
Fri March 23, 2012

McCaskill to run for re-election

Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri has officially begun her re-election campaign, the first and only Democrat so far in a contest that has attracted several Republicans.

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Science, Health and Technology
5:23 pm
Fri March 23, 2012

Zebra mussels found north of kansas city

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The Missouri Department of Conservation says zebra mussels have been found in Smithville Lake, a reservoir north of Kansas City.

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Politics
5:19 pm
Fri March 23, 2012

Missouri group get their say with state legislators

Organizers of a proposed ballot initiative that would make it harder for Missouri legislators to overturn voter-approved laws say they are abandoning their efforts.

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Politics
4:23 pm
Thu March 22, 2012

Tea party PAC backs Steelman in Missouri Senate race

A national tea party group has endorsed former state Treasurer Sarah Steelman in Missouri's Republican U.S. Senate primary. But numerous Missouri tea party groups say they are not taking sides in the race.

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Science, Health and Technology
3:46 pm
Thu March 22, 2012

Missouri bill would ban implementation of health care reform

A Missouri House panel has endorsed legislation making it a crime for federal officials to attempt to enforce the 2010 federal health care overhaul in the state.

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Politics
9:25 am
Thu March 22, 2012

Lawsuit filed over Mamtek controversy

Columbia-based Shelter Insurance has sued a bond underwriter for $390 million over municipal bonds issued by the city of Moberly for the failed Mamtek USA sweetener plant project.

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Politics
2:10 pm
Wed March 21, 2012

Mo. House endorses business lawsuit restrictions

The Missouri House granted first-round approval on Wednesday, March 21, 2012, to legislation restricting lawsuits that stem from some crimes committed at businesses.
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The Missouri House has given first-round approval to legislation restricting lawsuits that stem from some crimes committed at businesses.

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Politics
1:36 pm
Wed March 21, 2012

House committee votes to eliminate newspaper sales tax exemption

A House committee voted 7-5 on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 to back a proposal to eliminate sales tax exemptions on newspaper equipment. The savings would be used to help funding for the blind.
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Newspaper publishers in Missouri could have to pay more to buy paper, ink and other supplies under a measure that has been endorsed by a House panel.

In a 7-5 vote Wednesday, the House Tax Reform Committee backed a proposal to eliminate sales tax exemptions on newspaper equipment in order to help fund state aid to the blind.

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Politics
2:49 pm
Tue March 20, 2012

Mo. Supreme Court does not rule on redistricting

It appears the Missouri Supreme Court might not rule on legal challenges to congressional and state House districts before the candidate filing period ends next week.

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Politics
2:46 pm
Tue March 20, 2012

Mo. Senate votes down health insurance exchange

The Missouri Senate has rejected an attempt to set up a state-run health insurance exchange.

The exchanges are part of the federal health care law approved in 2009. States are required to create exchanges by 2014 so that individuals and small business can compare health insurance plans.

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Politics
4:51 pm
Mon March 19, 2012

Mo. House Democrats Calls for New Ethics Measure

Missouri House Democrats are calling for new ethics legislation after the state Supreme Court rejected much of the most state's most recent version because of how it was approved.

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Politics
4:49 pm
Mon March 19, 2012

St. Charles Co. Caucus Is Likely to be Rescheduled

The Republican caucus in St. Charles County is likely to be rescheduled after a weekend fracas forced the caucus to be shut down.

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Science, Health and Technology
4:47 pm
Mon March 19, 2012

MU Animal Surgeon Hones Cartilage Storage Method

Medical patients awaiting joint transplants may soon have greater access to donor cartilage thanks to a new storage method developed by University of Missouri researchers.

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Science, Health and Technology
9:03 am
Mon March 19, 2012

Surgeon suing University of Missouri

The lawsuit against the University of Missouri amounts to $15 million.
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An orthopedic surgeon who was hired by the University of Missouri to take over a position at a partner hospital is suing.

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Education
9:00 am
Mon March 19, 2012

Forsee wanted MU to stay in Big 12, e-mails say

E-mails show former Sprint-Nextel CEO Gary Forsee wanted MU to stay with the Big 12.
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The group of Kansas City business leaders who tried unsuccessfully to keep Missouri from leaving the Big 12 Conference for the SEC included former University of Missouri president Gary Forsee.

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Politics
8:47 am
Mon March 19, 2012

Mo. House Committee adds to state budget

Lawmakers removed Gov. Jay Nixon's power to designate unspecified sums of state money.
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Missouri's proposed budget looks $1 billion bigger, thanks to hundreds of additions by the House Budget Committee.

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Politics
2:16 pm
Sun March 18, 2012

Arguments mar GOP caucuses

Missouri Republicans lined up to vote in local caucus elections as presidential hopefuls campaigned across the state.  But no delegates were handed out to specific candidates.

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Business
4:50 pm
Fri March 16, 2012

Wal-Mart to pay for environmental damages

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Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has agreed to spend $1.25 million to settle claims over a southwest Missouri contractor's disposal of unsold products such as charcoal, potting soil, herbicides and pesticides.

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Politics
4:37 pm
Thu March 15, 2012

Rules proposed for Missouri Hall of Fame

House Democrats are proposing formal criteria and a requirement for bipartisan approval before people are inducted into the Hall of Famous Missourians — a reaction to criticism of the selection of Rush Limbaugh for the honor.

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Sports
9:11 am
Tue March 13, 2012

MU quarterback arrested in Columbia

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Missouri backup quarterback Ashton Glaser has been arrested in Columbia on Laclede County warrants issued after he failed to show up in court for a speeding ticket.

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Politics
9:07 am
Tue March 13, 2012

Schweich blasts Missouri governments for not following Sunshine Laws

Auditor Tom Schweich says the state and local governments are routinely violating Missouri's open records and meetings law.

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Politics
9:06 am
Tue March 13, 2012

FEMA denies Nixon aid request

Gov. Jay Nixon's request for federal aid due to February storms was denied by FEMA.
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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says he's disappointed that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has denied a request to provide disaster aid to residents in 18 southern and northern Missouri counties recently hit by violent weather.

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Business
3:53 pm
Mon March 12, 2012

St. Louis Zoo plans to buy former hospital site

The St. Louis Zoo Association plans to purchase the site of the former Forest Park Hospital, which sits across Interstate 64 from the zoo.

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Education
3:41 pm
Mon March 12, 2012

MU students seek smoke-free campus sooner

Student leaders at the University of Missouri want the school to speed up its move to a smoke-free campus.

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Business
3:37 pm
Mon March 12, 2012

Joplin residents file complaints about mail delivery changes

Some Joplin residents and postal service workers are upset with changes in mail delivery in sections of Joplin hardest hit by last year's tornado.

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Sports
9:04 am
Mon March 12, 2012

Missouri basketball wins two seed, to play Norfolk State

(From left to right) Kim English, Mike Dixon, Marcus Denmon, coach Haith and Matt Pressey are showered with confetti when it’s announced the Tigers will be a No. 2 seed in the West region.

Winning the Big 12 tournament was not quite enough to earn a Number One NCAA tournament seed for Missouri.

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Politics
5:10 pm
Fri March 9, 2012

Gov. Nixon sees off MO National Guard team

Members of a Missouri National Guard Agribusiness Development Team have received a sendoff from Gov. Jay Nixon as they prepare for deployment to Afghanistan.

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Weather
3:46 pm
Fri March 9, 2012

Branson officials assess tornado damage

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Branson city officials said they were mostly happy with the emergency response to a tornado that hit the tourist city in February.

City officials met Thursday to assess the response and tally damage.

Police Chief Kent Crutcher said emergency response was mostly positive in the hours after the tornado hit Feb. 29. No one died and there was no looting.

Planning and Zoning Director Jim Lawson said 37 properties had major damage or were destroyed by the storm. Another 41 reported minor to major damage.

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