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2 school districts to provide free lunches to all

The Kansas City and Hickman Mills school districts will offer free lunch to every student starting in August.

Regulators oppose lowering Noranda electric rate

A day after regulators said they opposed a request by Ameren Missouri's biggest customer for a rate reduction of about $50 million a year, a panel that advocates for retail ratepayers proposed a deal that would give the company just over half of what it was seeking.

Public Safety department wants to discipline sheriff's license

Osage County Sheriff Michael Dixon has 30 days to answer the Missouri's Public Safety department's complaint that Dixon's peace officer's certification should be disciplined.

Missouri Lottery says game choices affect funding

The Missouri Lottery says a decline in the money it provided to education is due partly to the types of Lottery games people chose to play.

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Blunt: Senate failing on highway funding bill

Missouri transportation officials, and their counterparts in other states, are waiting for Congress to pass a new national highway funding bill.

2 companies moving from Kansas to Missouri

Missouri has apparently won another round in the continuing border war with Kansas that involves using tax incentives to entice businesses to move across the state line that runs through the Kansas City metropolitan area.

Missouri Lottery gave less to schools in 2014

Despite record sales, the Missouri Lottery provided less money to education during the recently concluded state budget year, leading Gov. Jay Nixon on Wednesday to order a review of the agency.

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California fruit recall keeps expanding

Trader Joe's, Walmart, Costco, Kroger, Ralph's, Shop Rite among affected retailers

As food recalls go, the recent stone-fruit recall from California-based Wawona Packing Company is arguably both better and worse than most: better in that there have been no confirmed reports of people getting sick from contaminated food, worse in that the scope of the recall keeps growing.

Missouri Lottery gave less to education in 2014

Gov. Jay Nixon has ordered a review of the Missouri Lottery after a decline in the proceeds transferred to education.

Cleanup of lead at Missouri park nearing an end

A three-year project to clean up lead pollution is nearing an end at a popular Missouri state park on the site of a shuttered mine.

State delays vote on KC schools accreditation

Parents and students in the Kansas City School District will have to wait until the final few days before classes begin to learn whether the urban school system will remain unaccredited.

Biden tells vets US won’t rest until VA problems fixed

Vice President Joe Biden told veterans gathered in St. Louis on Monday that the Obama administration won’t rest until major problems at the Veterans Affairs Department get fixed.

Improvements underway at Sedalia airport

Officials at the Sedalia Regional Airport are hoping improvements to the main runway will make the central Missouri airport more attractive to heavier jets and business jets.

Springfield utility gets energy from solar farm

City Utilities in Springfield is receiving some power from a solar farm in Greene County and will soon begin looking for customers willing to pay higher prices to receive some of their power from solar energy.

Spy agency's move leaves history behind in St. Louis

In the front parlor of a century-old mansion south of downtown sits a scale model of Osama bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. The model was used to brief U.S. generals before military forces raided the compound and killed the terrorist mastermind.

Dismembered body case to be tried in Clay County

A man accused of killing a woman whose dismembered body was found near his rural Pettis County home will be tried in Clay County.

Jackson County ro build Freedom Memorial Wall

Jackson County officials are planning a memorial wall to honor up to 1,000 people who contributed to the county’s success, with an emphasis on black leaders.

School district seeks boy's records in bullying lawsuit

Lawyers for a southwest Missouri school district being sued by the parents of a boy who killed himself last year have filed a request seeking all of the Facebook messages, photographs, videos and other communication saved by the student.

Billboard company sues Columbia over permit denial

One of the nation’s leading outdoor advertisers is suing the city of Columbia, claiming its refusal to allow the company to erect new billboards and alter two others violates a 1998 settlement involving billboards.

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2 ag-gag laws facing federal court challenges

The years-long fight between farm organizations and animal rights activists over laws prohibiting secretly filmed documentation of animal abuse is moving from state legislatures to federal courts as laws in Utah and Idaho face constitutional challenges.