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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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The Missouri House has passed legislation that would bar local governments from interfering with the day-to-day operations of alternatives to abortion agencies.

Missouri lawmakers have sent the governor legislation prohibiting workers from suing each other for accidental on-the-job injuries.

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The Missouri House and Senate have both passed a scaled-back version of a workers’ compensation reform bill. 

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Missouri added about 6,000 jobs in April as its seasonally adjusted unemployment rate edged down slightly.

Figures released Tuesday by the state Department of Economic Development also show that Missouri added more jobs in March than originally thought. The March job growth was revised upward from 4,800 to 6,800 new jobs.

Missouri's unemployment rate declined one-tenth of a percentage point in April to 7.3 percent. The department said that is the lowest level in 40 months.

The national unemployment rate was 8.1 percent in April.

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Members of the Columbia Board of Education are considering a proposal that would change how student transportation operates within Columbia Public Schools.

A new report by the advocacy group American Rivers says when it comes to managing flooding along the Missouri River, the US Army Corps of Engineers should rely on floodplains and wetlands, not levees and dams. But the Corps doesn't see flood management as an "either/or" proposition.

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The state of Missouri is providing $2.3 million to help build special rooms at five Joplin schools designed to withstand severe weather.

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Legislation that would let Missouri school nurses keep asthma medication on hand and treat students for attacks is on its way to Gov. Jay Nixon.

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