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Bird flu forces slaughter of 39K turkeys at Missouri farm

State agricultural officials say 39,000 turkeys at a southwest Missouri farm have been destroyed after avian flu was detected late last week.

State appeals court upholds sheriff’s retirement fund charges

A state appeals court ruled Tuesday that Cole County Circuit Judge Jon Beetem correctly dismissed a lawsuit challenging a state requirement for municipal courts to collect a $3 fee for the sheriff’s retirement fund.

Despite deal, lawmakers predict voter ID fight to keep going

Missouri lawmakers from both parties see the voter ID issue as far from settled, even as the Republican-controlled Legislature is poised to tighten the state’s requirements after Democrats managed to stall a pair of proposals for about a month.

Missouri black bear treks 200 miles, surfaces near St. Louis

A black bear briefly trapped by Missouri wildlife experts has trekked about 200 miles across the state over the past two years, managing to cross the Missouri River along the way.

Missouri Supreme Court: no tax loophole for doughnut holes

Missouri Supreme Court judges have ruled against what some called a tax loophole for doughnut holes.

Despite deal, lawmakers predict voter ID fight to endure

The Legislature is poised to tighten Missouri's voter ID requirements, but lawmakers see the issue as far from settled.

Legislature passes University of Missouri review commission

Missouri lawmakers have approved the creation of a commission to review the University of Missouri System's policies and administrative structure.

Legislature overrides Nixon to block home-care wage hike

The Missouri Legislature has voted to override the governor and block a wage hike for home-care attendants.

House passes legislation to protect Airbnb

Some Missouri lawmakers want to protect lodging websites such as Airbnb from local ordinances that could regulate the services out of business in the state. House members on Monday voted 85-66 for the legislation, which includes a laundry list of other provisions. The measure already passed the Senate, but will head back to that chamber because of amendments.

Tiny houses in Kansas City to serve homeless veterans

A group of military veterans hopes to build small homes for struggling and homeless veterans on a vacant piece of land in Kansas City.

Deadly shooting by state trooper probed

After vehicle stop, suspect attacked, drug him with car

The Missouri Highway Patrol is investigating after a trooper fatally shot a suspect following a traffic stop.

Ameren proposing 2 customer-supported solar energy efforts

Ameren Missouri is considering two voluntary programs that would ask customers to pay more or provide property to support more solar power.

Legislature weighs tax breaks for businesses

Lawmakers in Missouri’s Republican-led Legislature have proposed pro-industry measures ranging from incentives for small businesses to a tax break for farmers who raise captive deer to sell the animals’ urine. Here’s a breakdown of the estimated costs and where some of the legislation stands as the May 13 end of session approaches.

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A new standard in learning for Missouri students

New K-12 standards include change to when state history is taught, addition of cursive writing

Now that the Missouri Learning Standards have been stripped from the Common Core label, they’ve been well received by the public even though they aren’t drastically different.

Missouri Democrats see scant progress on police oversight

Taped on the office door of Rep. Brandon Ellington, the chairman of the Legislative Black Caucus, is a cutout of the House public safety chairman's smiling face, topped with the words "This is what bigotry looks like!"

Many Missouri Trump delegates aren't his supporters

Donald Trump earned 37 of Missouri's 52 delegates to the Republican National Convention when he won the March 15 primary, but as the state party began selecting delegates on Saturday, the New York businessman can't count on that level of support unless he clinches a first-ballot nomination.

Nixon signs mid-year budget boost

Gov. Jay Nixon has signed a mid-year increase to Missouri’s budget that adds more than $460 million in spending to the state’s current $26 billion budget.

Federal judge leaves in place preliminary injunction barring Planned Parenthood license

A federal judge is leaving in place — at least for now — a preliminary injunction barring the state of Missouri from revoking Planned Parenthood’s license to perform abortions at a Columbia clinic.

Prosecutors: Missouri man raped woman days before he killed

A man convicted of strangling another man in southwestern Missouri in 2013 had raped a woman days earlier but avoided arrest at the time by insisting the sex was consensual, authorities allege in now charging him with rape.

Former jail guard accused of sex with inmate gets probation

A former St. Charles County jail guard accused last year of having sex with an inmate has been given a four-year suspended sentence and placed on probation.

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