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Robin Carnahan’s decision to not seek a third term as Missouri Secretary of State has opened the door for seven hopefuls from four different political parties.  The contest had been relatively quiet until about two weeks ago, when the three Republican contenders began airing TV ads and stepping up their campaign appearances.  St. Louis Public Radio’s Marshall Griffin takes a look at the three GOP candidates who want to become Missouri’s next Secretary of State:

Drought affects Mo. elk herd

Aug 3, 2012
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Drought and stressful moving conditions are killing off some reintroduced elk in the Missouri Ozarks.

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Officials have scheduled a series of open houses in north-central Missouri to discuss a disease that's fatal to deer.

The Missouri Department of Conservation will hold six public meetings this month in towns near areas where chronic wasting disease has been found. The events will include presentations on the disease and actions that have been taken to prevent its spread.

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As the dry conditions and excessive heat continue to bear down on Missouri, Governor Jay Nixon was in Springfield Tuesday to announce emergency assistance for farmers who need access to water.

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The state of Missouri is expected to get about $100 million dollars in additional Medicaid funds over several years under a federal program intended to encourage more home- and community-based services for the elderly and disabled.

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The Army Corps of Engineers has awarded contracts to three firms for work to repair the Birds Point levee in southeast Missouri, a levee intentionally breached by the corps at the height of spring flooding in 2011.

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Missouri conservation officials are holding a public meeting Saturday to discuss a disease affecting deer in the northern part of the state.

The advocacy group, Missouri Preservation announced Wednesday that Boonville’s Central Elementary School was on its Most Endangered Historic Places List for 2012.

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The latest Columbia state of the city address reports mixed emotions about the city’s economic situation.

School districts get annual state aid estimates

May 30, 2012
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The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has informed each school district in the state of its annual aid estimates.

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The latest U.S. Department of Education figures show Missouri’s average student loan default rates are lower than the national average and institutions paired with the Missouri Department of Higher Education have even lower rates.

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Among the 115 bills sent to Governor Jay Nixon this year is one that would make it a crime to deliberately disturb worship services in Missouri.

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A proposed amendment to Missouri's Constitution asserting the right to pray in public will go before voters in August.

Missouri River placed on endangered list

May 23, 2012
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The nation’s longest river has found its way onto America’s Most Endangered Rivers list.

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Much of Joplin fell silent to mark the precise moment the city was hit by a tornado one year ago.

Missouri voter photo ID measure kept off ballot

May 22, 2012
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The Missouri secretary of state says this year's ballot will not include a proposed constitutional amendment clearing the way for a photo identification requirement at the polls.

Columbia City Council creates new EEZ Board

May 22, 2012
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The Columbia City Council approved a measure Monday creating a board that reviews the economic potential of underdeveloped city neighborhoods.

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Columbia officials are working on changes to local rules governing tents after a collapse in St. Louis last month killed one person and hurt 100 more.

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If the governor signs the bill into law, alcohol sales would begin two hours earlier - at 4 a.m. - at St. Louis-Lambert International Airport.

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A year after the deadliest tornado in decades hit southwest Missouri, the images remain indelible.

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Two Laclede County contractors stand accused of fraud after allegedly accepting insurance checks from three Joplin homeowners to repair tornado damage but not doing the work.

A Missouri state senator was being examined at a Jefferson City hospital after becoming light-headed during a debate on education issues.

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Language that would ban the creation of a Kansas Jayhawks specialty license plate in Missouri is on its way to Governor Jay Nixon.

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