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House sends medical malpractice caps to Gov. Nixon

A measure to reinstate limits on lawsuit awards for pain and suffering in medical malpractice cases is heading to Gov. Jay Nixon’s desk three years after the state Supreme Court overturned lower caps.

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House OKs limiting access to police camera video

Public access to video from police cameras in Missouri would be restricted under a measure that’s part of the legislative response to the events surrounding the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old by a police officer in Ferguson.

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Panel to weigh future of Confederate soldiers memorial in St. Louis

The 32-foot memorial to the Civil War’s fallen Confederate soldiers has towered for a century near the visitors center of St. Louis’ sprawling Forest Park. Now, the granite shaft faces its own brewing battle over its place there along “Confederate Drive.”

Missouri corn planting pushed back by wet conditions

Wet conditions across Missouri have pushed corn planting back and could result in possible yield loss in the southern part of the state.

Official: new Missouri auditor to cut deputy, chief of staff

Missouri's deputy state auditor says he and another official will lose their jobs once a new auditor takes office next week.

Missouri House OKs limiting access to police camera footage

Public access to footage from police cameras in Missouri would be restricted under a measure moving forward in the Legislature.

Missouri House advances cellphone charge for 911 services

Emergency 911 systems in Missouri would get a new funding stream under a measure that supporters say is needed to enhance outdated services across the state.

Nixon cites concerns about welfare-cut measure on children

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says he has concerns about a bill passed by lawmakers that would reduce how long people can receive welfare benefits.

Audit says Missouri governor has shifted costs to agencies

A new state audit chides Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon for continuing to use money budgeted for state agencies to cover some of his office expenses.

Missouri corn planting pushed back by wet conditions

Wet conditions across Missouri have pushed corn planting back and could result in possible yield loss in the southern part of the state.

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Schaaf proposes toll road option for I-70

Sen. Rob Schaaf, R-St. Joseph, thinks making Interstate 70 into a toll road is a better transportation improvement option than raising Missouri’s fuel tax by 2 cents a gallon.

Campaign finance supporters promise appeal

The St. Louis County group Returning Government to the People said Tuesday it is appealing last week’s Cole County circuit court ruling blocking its proposed campaign finance reform amendment.

House sends unemployment benefit cuts to governor

The Missouri House sent a top business priority for Republicans to Gov. Jay Nixon’s desk Tuesday, but the measure doesn’t have enough votes to override a potential veto.

Ag officials search for Missouri century farms

Agriculture officials want to recognize more Missouri farms that have been in the same family for at least 100 years.

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Suspicious cylinders force evacuation of St. Louis City Hall

Three suspicious items that forced the several-hour evacuation of St. Louis’ City Hall on Tuesday turned out to be two abandoned carbon dioxide canisters and a bag, all ultimately deemed harmless after their discovery forced the swearing-in ceremony of recently elected aldermen to be moved to a nearby park.

Standoff at Ferguson home ends peacefully, man in custody

A standoff involving Ferguson law enforcement officers and a man believed to have shot his brother in the head ended peacefully after hours of negotiations.

Missouri House approves bill allowing parents to assign care

A measure supporters say would allow families dealing with difficult situations to remain together without government interference is moving forward in the Missouri Legislature

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Pope accepts resignation of bishop who didn’t report abuse

Pope Francis accepted the resignation Tuesday of a U.S. bishop who pleaded guilty to failing to report a suspected child abuser, answering calls by victims to take action against bishops who cover up for pedophile priests. Bishop Robert Finn has resigned as leader of the Kansas City-St. Joseph Roman Catholic Diocese.

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House panel hears testimony for texting-driving ban

A measure to ban texting and driving for all drivers in Missouri was touted Monday night at the House Committee of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness.

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Review of Missouri K-12 learning goals further strained

A panel of Missouri teachers and parents tasked with reviewing the state’s education standards is so divided that members told the State Board of Education on Monday they have split into two groups.