Government, business and education leaders will meet this week to discuss a Missouri program that helps students complete their degrees sooner and land jobs in high-demand fields.
The University of Missouri plans to buy into a world-class observatory in Arizona, with a goal of doing research it currently isn't able to perform.
Missouri's minimum wage will rise by 15 cents an hour in January.
Former Missouri Supreme Court Judge Ronnie White has been nominated for a seat on the U.S. District Court.
White's nomination Thursday by President Barack Obama marks a third chance for him to become a federal judge.
White was twice nominated by President Bill Clinton for a federal judgeship in the 1990s. But the Senate rejected White's nomination after it was opposed by then-U.S. Sen. John Ashcroft of Missouri.
White later testified against the nomination of Ashcroft to become U.S. attorney general.
Gov. Jay Nixon travels to Springfield this weekend to speak at a deployment ceremony for a Missouri National Guard unit.
About 100 members of the Guard's 1107th Aviation Group are heading to southwest Asia to perform aviation depot repair and other work in Afghanistan and Kuwait.
The deployment ceremony will be held Sunday morning at the Oasis Convention Center in Springfield. Nixon's office says the upcoming deployment will be the unit's fourth.
A new survey shows Missouri school districts are beginning to put into action a set of uniform benchmarks for reading, writing and math.
The new Common Core standards have been fully adopted by all but four states nationwide. They replace a hodgepodge of educational goals that had varied greatly from state to state.
Missouri's fourth- and eighth-graders are doing about the same on math and reading tests as they were two years ago and about average when compared with the rest of the country.
That's according to the 2013 Nation's Report Card, which was released Thursday. The results come from the National Assessment of Educational Progress, or NAEP, which is given to a sample of students.
The future of red-light cameras in Missouri communities could be in jeopardy after a state appeals court panel ruled that most municipal ordinances governing the cameras are not enforceable.
The chairman of a special Missouri House panel is outlining potential Medicaid changes that could expand coverage to lower-income adults while reducing it for children.
Gov. Jay Nixon is proposing a Thanksgiving week meeting with Missouri lawmakers to discuss potential changes to the Medicaid health care system.