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The state Senate has approved a proposal designed to lure large conventions to Missouri.

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The Central Pantry on the north side of Columbia looks like a small grocery store. Ten aisles full of non-perishable food cut diagonally across the middle of the room. Crates of avocados, tomatoes and other fresh produce line one wall.
Jamie Sloan walks a cart full of groceries through the aisles to the checkout counter where she’s asked if she receives food stamps. “Not anymore,” she says.

Verbal fireworks punctuated the latest round of hearings by a Missouri Senate committee investigating Planned Parenthood's operations in the state, which included accusations and denials that Republicans on the committee are conducting a "witch hunt." Chairman Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia, began by stating that Tuesday's hearing was reserved for comments from the public, which turned out to be top-heavy with official representatives from several anti-abortion groups and one citizen speaking on behalf of the National Organization for Women.

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One of the state’s most aggressive groups when it comes to recording Missouri Senate hearings has had enough with some senators saying no.

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A proposal to cut the amount of time someone can be on welfare has first-round approval from the Missouri Senate.

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Gov. Jay Nixon has signed legislation shielding pharmacies from requirements to stock specific drugs.

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Colleges in Missouri may need to create new tuberculosis testing policies in the near future.

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The Missouri Senate has given first-round approval to a bill that would require older children in foster care to visit colleges.