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Greitens: 'No blackmail,' 'no violence' in affair

Published Jan. 21 2018

In his first interview since acknowledging an extramarital affair, Gov. Eric Greitens said Saturday there was "no blackmail" and "no...

Watson terminated over 'priorities, direction'

Published Jan. 21 2018

John Watson was removed Thursday as the Missouri State Employees Retirement System's executive director by a 7-4 vote during a...

DNR employee honored for hurricane relief work

Published Jan. 21 2018

A Missouri Department of Natural Resources maintenance worker from Cassville is the State Employee of the Month for January.

Missouri offered about $2.5 billion in incentives to Amazon

Published Jan. 19 2018

Missouri offered Amazon nearly $2.5 billion in incentives over 10 years in a bid to lure the company's second headquarters...

2 Columbia men charged with conspiracy to kill grandparents

Published Jan. 19 2018

Authorities say two men have been charged with plotting on Facebook to kill one of the men's grandparents.

Missouri pushes for tougher penalties after 'swatting' death

Published Jan. 19 2018

A Missouri lawmaker is pushing for tougher penalties after a death that resulted from a prank call to police.

Homeless teen charged in death of young Missouri mother

Published Jan. 19 2018

An 18-year-old staying at a Missouri ranch for homeless boys has been charged with killing a woman whose body was...

Feds OK state's education plan

Published Jan. 19 2018

The U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced Tuesday she had approved Missouri's consolidated state plan under the Every...

Bernskoetter leads fundraising efforts so far

Published Jan. 19 2018

State Rep. Mike Bernskoetter's bid to become the next Mid-Missouri state senator is leading other candidates in the fundraising department.

Missouri governor calls for tax cuts, to reveal details later

Published Jan. 18 2018

Republican Gov. Eric Greitens says he wants to lower income taxes for most Missourians and eliminate those taxes for the...

Missouri Senate approves 3 department directors appointed by Greitens

Published Jan. 18 2018

Several department directors for Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens have finally won Senate confirmation for their jobs.

St. Louis, Kansas City fail to make final list for Amazon HQ

Published Jan. 18 2018

Bids by Kansas City and St. Louis to build Amazon's second headquarters failed to make a list of 20 finalists...

Suit alleges St. Louis County of Sunshine Law violations

Published Jan. 18 2018

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley claims in a lawsuit that St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger's staff routinely violates a...

Missouri lawmaker participates in kidney donation chain

Published Jan. 18 2018

A northwest Missouri lawmaker has donated a kidney as part of a transplant chain to help his ailing wife.

State law: Budget has to be printed

Published Jan. 18 2018

A state law on the books since at least 1939, and last modified in 2003, may prevent Gov. Eric Greitens...

'Sunshine Law' case against State Board of Education revised

Published Jan. 17 2018

A revised lawsuit now asks Cole County Circuit Judge Pat Joyce to void the actions taken at the state board's...

Missouri House passes bill on human trafficking posters

Published Jan. 17 2018

The Missouri House has passed legislation to require some business to hang posters advertising the national human trafficking hotline.

Missouri House passes bill for fewer rules on hair braiding

Published Jan. 17 2018

Professional hair braiders would face fewer regulations under a bill passed by the Missouri House.

Missouri House passes limits on lobbyist gifts to officials

Published Jan. 17 2018

Missouri House lawmakers have approved a ban on most lobbyist gifts to themselves and other public officials.

Missouri lawmaker wants civics test requirement for colleges

Published Jan. 17 2018

A Missouri lawmaker is pushing a bill that would require college students to pass a civics test before they're issued...

Lawmakers: Gov. Greitens' affair distracts from tax effort

Published Jan. 17 2018

Missouri lawmakers say Republican Gov. Eric Greitens' admission that he had an extramarital affair is distracting from legislative efforts to...

State position created to expand internet access

Published Jan. 17 2018

The Missouri Department of Economic Development will hire a rural broadband manager to lead efforts to expand internet access in...

4 GOP lawmakers call for Missouri governor's resignation

Published Jan. 16 2018

Four Republican lawmakers on Tuesday urged Missouri GOP Gov. Eric Greitens to resign over an extramarital affair and allegations that...