Political news

The Missouri Department of Transportation says it will support legislation to turn Interstate 70 into a toll road.

Steven Tilley has dropped out of the race for Missouri Lt. Governor, catching his fellow Republicans by surprise.

Senator Roy Blunt said the Senate is expected to move forward Wednesday and eliminate a law requiring the federal, state and local government to withhold 3 percent of their payments to contractors starting in 2013.

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 Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill said she’s cautiously optimistic that management problems at Arlington National Cemetery have been solved.

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon stopped in Kansas City Wednesday for a bill signing ceremony promoting research and technology businesses.

Douglass Park Organizes Neighborhood Association

Nov 9, 2011

Residents in Columbia’s Douglass Park neighborhood are coming together to create a neighborhood organization to better serve the needs of their community.

The village of South Gifford may not exist for much longer. That’s if voters approve a measure on the ballot that would revoke the community’s legal status – and abolish its government.

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The City Council has approved two new measures that affect the way evictions are carried out in Columbia.


Jefferson City is one step closer to expanding its borders today.

The man pushed in a Columbia jail cell has filed a civil lawsuit against the city and three police officers.

Natural disasters have cost the state of Missouri $15 million and the state budget director says that tab is still going up.

One of the Republican leaders in the Missouri House plans to file a package of election-related measures when next year’s regular session begins in January.

Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill will visit Arlington National Cemetery on Friday to assess changes made there following the revelation that thousands of graves were mislabeled or unmarked.

Missouri Republican Senator Roy Blunt took to the Senate floor Wednesday to speak out against President Barack Obama's proposed transportation measure.

Kirksville City Council and the Adair County Commissioners are looking into developing new businesses along the new Highway 63.

A new drug testing policy for University of Missouri medical and nursing students has one attorney arguing for an immediate stop.

Today's Topic Links

Nov 2, 2011

Herman Cain: Harasser or Harassed?

Stephen Engelberg, Pro Publica: "Raising Cain: When is a Scoop Ready to be Published?"

Watch the show and join the conversation on the Intersection website.

Conventional property zoning operates on the belief that properties should be grouped by their use.

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The Occupy Wall Street demonstrations have captured the world’s attention. Related demonstrations, meanwhile, have spread across the U.S. and around the world.

The Missouri Fraternal Order of Police has issued a statement on last month’s firing of police officer Rob Sanders for excessive force.

"Thanks Obamacare." Sounds like sarcasm, right?

Sure, opponents of the federal law overhauling health care tagged it with the "Obamacare" moniker to belittle the measure even before it had passed.

Missouri’s special legislative session is over. It came to an end after several weeks of disagreements between the House and Senate over a wide-ranging tax credit bill.

Somebody Wants To Trademark 'Occupy Wall St.'

Oct 25, 2011

Of course:

Key quote from The Smoking Gun, which found the application and spoke to Robert Maresca, a former union ironworker whose wife applied for the trademark:

A state representative is pushing the Missouri Department of Transportation to complete what he says is an unfinished project. A new stretch of US Highway 63 opening near Kirksville Wednesday includes a two-way stop.