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Capitol celebrates Lunar New Year

Published Feb. 16 2018

A steady beat echoed Thursday night as students performed traditional Chinese songs and the lion dance, celebrating the first Lunar...

Missouri Senate passes electric rate legislation

Published Feb. 15 2018

The Missouri Senate has passed legislation allowing the state's largest electric companies to recoup more of their costs for infrastructure...

Missouri House passes bill to cut unemployment benefits

Published Feb. 15 2018

The Missouri House has passed a bill to reduce the duration of state jobless benefits to one of the shortest...

Attorney general residency rule gets pushback in Missouri

Published Feb. 15 2018

Missouri lawmakers could change a law that sparked controversy over where the state's attorney general lives.

Missouri House passes bill to allow needle exchanges

Published Feb. 15 2018

The Missouri House has passed a bill to make it legal for organizations to provide free needles to drug users.

Lawmakers questioned about Greitens as part of inquiry

Published Feb. 15 2018

Investigators from the St. Louis prosecutor's office have visited the Missouri Capitol in the investigation of Gov. Eric Greitens, and...

Bill would bar domestic abusers from having guns

Published Feb. 15 2018

People with misdemeanor convictions of domestic violence would be barred from having access to guns under proposed legislation.

Proposal would shield student journalists from censorship

Published Feb. 15 2018

Student journalists would largely be shielded from censorship by their schools under legislation that has won first-round approval in the...

Florida teen charged with 17 murder counts in school attack

Published Feb. 15 2018

An orphaned 19-year-old with a troubled past and his own AR-15 rifle was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder...

Students: Shooting suspect harassed peers, bragged about gun

Published Feb. 15 2018

Students and neighbors describe the suspect in the deadly rampage at a Florida high school as a troubled teenager who...

Trump cites mental health in shooting, no mention of guns

Published Feb. 15 2018

President Donald Trump struck a solemn tone Thursday after the deadly school shooting in Florida, describing a "scene of terrible...

No new high school this year for Blair Oaks, board preparing for next year

Published Feb. 15 2018

There wasn't much activity at the Blair Oaks R-2 district's Board of Education meeting Tuesday night, but that's not to...

Journey to the Future: 10th annual Moments of Magic coming Friday

Published Feb. 15 2018

The Special Learning Center will host its 10th annual Moments of Magic gala Friday, themed "Journey to the Future.

Would you share your password to get a job or apartment?

Published Feb. 15 2018

For the second year, state Sen. Caleb Rowden, R-Columbia, wants lawmakers to prohibit employers, educational institutions and landlords from requiring,...

Bill seeks changes for state workers

Published Feb. 15 2018

A state legislator continues to shepherd his bills intended to raise wages and equalize positions for state employees through the...

Pot-users want judge to declare marijuana safe under US law

Published Feb. 15 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — Army veteran Jose Belen said the horrors of the Iraq War left him with post-traumatic stress...

Students, alumni challenge legacy preference at top colleges

Published Feb. 15 2018

BOSTON (AP) — Students and alumni at some of the nation's top universities are urging their schools to reconsider admissions...

Questions arise over Greitens' proposed office budget

Published Feb. 15 2018

Members of the Missouri House Budget Committee are questioning some of Gov. Eric Greitens' proposed office budget.

Missouri bill advances to set limits on child marriages

Published Feb. 15 2018

The Missouri House is advancing a bill that would ban marriages of children ages 14 years old or younger.

US judge leads lawyers, others on trip to homeless camp

Published Feb. 15 2018

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Stepping over syringes and feces, federal judge David O. Carter walked briskly Wednesday with an entourage...

House committee hears proposal to remove AG's residency requirement

Published Feb. 15 2018

For the second year, the Missouri House Elections and Elected Officials Committee has been asked to let the attorney general...

Senate moderates near immigration plan on Dreamers, wall

Published Feb. 15 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate moderates reached a bipartisan agreement Wednesday aimed at balancing Democrats' fight to offer citizenship to young...

Mitt Romney to launch Senate campaign

Published Feb. 15 2018

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney will announce today he's running for the Utah Senate...