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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.

A proposed constitutional amendment to revise the selection process for appellate judges is headed to Missouri voters.

Missouri budget negotiators have agreed to keep a program that provides health coverage for the blind, but they've also attempted to attach some strings.

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The Missouri House has voted to give lawmakers authority over space in the Capitol that includes the Hall of Famous Missourians after controversy over the induction of radio host Rush Limbaugh.

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Sen. Claire McCaskill has extra security in place following a comment at a Tea Party rally last week.

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A suspected bank robber who was shot following a chase in Columbia confessed to police that he robbed another bank last month.

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A final vote awaits on a bill that would include solidifying funding for veteran's homes. Up to $30 million would be shifted within a casino entrance fee fund from early childhood education and put forward to veterans homes. While this awaits a vote in the Senate, one Missouri veteran is on a hunger strike.

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  • A stalemate in budget negotiations continues in the Missouri General Assembly.
  • Missouri veteran goes on a hunger strike over a piece of legislation.
  • A Kansas City man is arrested for robbing a Columbia bank.
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The Missouri House and Senate are still at an impasse over next year’s state budget.  The Senate has made no progress on persuading Republican Jason Crowell of Cape Girardeau to stop blocking legislation to fund veterans’ homes.

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The City Council passed Resolution 20-12A to declare some parts of Columbia as “blighted” in February. While the blight decree caused a large amount of backlash from Columbia residents, it was the legality of the resolution that caught the council’s attention. 

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