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Six vying for three JCPS board seats

Published Feb. 19 2017

The News Tribune asked two questions of six candidates running for three available Jefferson City Public Schools Board of Education...

Sex harassment in statehouses easy to conceal

Published Feb. 15 2017

When Carol Johnson landed a position as a legislative assistant in the Oklahoma House of Representatives, she saw it as...

After residency dispute, Hawley rents Capital City apartment

Published Feb. 10 2017

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley has rented an apartment in Jefferson City to end a controversy over whether he was...

White House adviser 'counseled' after brand promotion

Published Feb. 10 2017

The White House has "counseled" a top aide to President Donald Trump after she promoted Ivanka Trump's fashion line during...

Advocates push for drug monitoring program

Published Feb. 10 2017

As discussions about the need for a prescription drug-monitoring program (PDMP) continue, advocates are urging the Legislature to pass a...

Missouri taps North Carolina health chief facing criticism

Published Feb. 10 2017

Gov. Eric Greitens' pick for health department director has been embroiled in controversy in his home state of North Carolina...

Federal appeals court refuses to reinstate Trump travel ban

Published Feb. 10 2017

A federal appeals court refused Thursday to reinstate President Donald Trump's ban on travelers from seven predominantly Muslim nations,...

Union dues withdrawal bill moves through Missouri House

Published Feb. 9 2017

The Missouri House has passed a bill requiring union members to provide written consent for union dues to be automatically...

Lawmakers concerned about firearms in Missouri Capitol

Published Feb. 9 2017

Lawmakers are questioning a newly revised policy allowing visitors to bring firearms into the Missouri Capitol.

Greitens appoints fire marshal, emergency management head

Published Feb. 9 2017

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens has appointed two new heads of the state's emergency management and fire safety divisions.

Missouri schools: Busing cut would hurt classrooms

Published Feb. 9 2017

Republican Gov. Eric Greitens' plan to slash an already depleted public school bus fund will wind up taking money from...

Senate confirms Jeff Sessions for attorney general

Published Feb. 9 2017

The Senate on Wednesday confirmed Sen. Jeff Sessions to be attorney general in the Trump administration despite fierce Democratic opposition...

Senator: VA retaliating against whistleblower

Published Feb. 9 2017

A Wisconsin senator has accused the Department of Veterans of Affairs of firing a doctor for speaking out about alleged...

Right-to-work law could go before voters

Published Feb. 8 2017

Opponents of Missouri's new right-to-work law are trying to put it to a public vote.

Former secretary of state launches 'Let America Vote' effort

Published Feb. 8 2017

Three months after losing his bid for the U.S. Senate, former Democratic Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander is launching...

Jay Nixon State Park could lose name

Published Feb. 8 2017

Two Republican lawmakers are pushing legislation that would remove former Gov. Jay Nixon's name from a new park in southeast...

Local names among state high court applicants

Published Feb. 8 2017

State Rep. Jay Barnes, Cole County Circuit Judge Jon Beetem and Assistant Attorney General Shaun Mackelprang are three of the...

DeVos confirmed as Education secretary as Pence breaks tie

Published Feb. 7 2017

The Senate on Tuesday confirmed school choice advocate Betsy DeVos as Education secretary by the narrowest of margins, with Vice...

Supreme Court pick meets with Dems as GOP applies pressure

Published Feb. 7 2017

Republicans and conservative groups stepped up their campaign to secure confirmation of President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee as the...

Right to work not the end of Missouri labor bills

Published Feb. 6 2017

Passage of a right-to-work bill isn't the end of Missouri Republicans' efforts to regulate labor unions.

Governor signs bill making Missouri 28th right-to-work state

Published Feb. 6 2017

Republican Gov. Eric Greitens signs bill to make Missouri the 28th state to ban mandatory union fees

Bill seeks to end tenure system in Missouri

Published Feb. 6 2017

A Missouri lawmaker who is proposing eliminating tenure for professors at all of the state's two- and four-year public colleges...

Lawmakers have different remedies to end state's status as only one without drug monitoring

Published Feb. 6 2017

Missouri legislators have a common message: opioid abuse is a statewide problem.