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New home for Missouri veterans proposed to ease wait list

With about 2,000 veterans waiting for a room, Gov. Jay Nixon is hoping to tap into new bond revenues to pay for an additional veterans nursing home in Missouri.

Lawmakers, courts focus on possible municipal court changes

After teenager Michael Brown was killed by a police officer last August, some of the protests and anger were aimed at Missouri’s municipal courts and how some people believe they prey on poor people.

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Russell urges lawmakers to follow courts’ successes

Mid-Missouri lawmakers generally praised state Supreme Court Chief Justice Mary R. Russell and the State of the Judiciary speech she gave Thursday morning.

Court halts execution of man convicted of reporter’s death

The Missouri Supreme Court has called off the scheduled execution for a man convicted of killing a former newspaper reporter, state officials said Thursday.

Senate confirms Isom as public safety director

A former St. Louis police chief earned Senate confirmation Thursday to become Missouri’s new public safety director, making him one of state’s highest-ranking black public officials despite concerns about a racial discrimination lawsuit brought against him.

Work begins on new student housing at Missouri State

Work is underway on a $38.3 million student housing development for Missouri State University in Springfield.

$1.3M grant boosts new lake project in northwest Missouri

A $1.3 million federal grant will make it more likely that plans that began in 2000 for a new lake in Caldwell County might finally come to fruition, a county official said.

St. Louis police: Officers fatally shoot man armed with gun

Two St. Louis police officers shot and killed a 19-year-old man who emerged from a stolen car holding a submachine gun capable of shooting nearly three dozen rounds of ammunition, the city’s police chief said Thursday.

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Auto dealers sue Revenue department over Tesla 'dealer' license

Osage Industries of Linn and 380 Missouri auto dealers sue over Revenue department's granting dealer license to electric car maker.

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Nixon's budget: No pay hike, more job cuts

Missouri government workers, last in the nation in their overall paychecks, won’t be getting a pay raise in the 2015-16 state budget year that begins July 1, under Gov. Jay Nixon’s budget proposal released Wednesday night.

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Local lawmakers generally pleased with speech

Mid-Missouri lawmakers generally were pleased with Gov. Jay Nixon’s seventh State of the State address.

Senate panel OKs public safety director appointment

The Senate could vote this week on the appointment of a former St. Louis police chief as Missouri’s public safety director, whose name has been advanced despite concerns about a racial discrimination lawsuit filed against him.

Source: FBI completes federal probe of Ferguson shooting

The FBI has completed its investigation into the police shooting of an unarmed, black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, a U.S. official said Wednesday.

Few file for Ferguson election despite protests

Ferguson’s first municipal election since a fatal police shooting sparked months of protests and exposed the city’s deep racial divide drew relatively little interest from prospective candidates as Tuesday’s filing deadline passed.

Video shows nearly 200 looters at Ferguson-area store

St. Louis County police are looking for nearly 200 people who looted one grocery store on the night of the announcement that a grand jury would not indict Ferguson officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

Missouri unemployment dips again; 44,700 jobs gained in 2014

Missouri’s unemployment has fallen again and now is at its lowest point in almost seven years.

UMSL finalizes deal to buy golf course

The University of Missouri-St. Louis now owns a golf course.

Municipal courts targeted after Ferguson

Mayors of several small St. Louis County cities defended their enforcement of traffic laws Wednesday to state senators who are considering whether to impose stricter limits on how much money cities can get from traffic fines.

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Missouri governor urges 'healing and hope' after Ferguson

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon implored lawmakers to embrace policies that "foster healing and hope" Wednesday as he delivered his first State of the State address since the unrest that erupted over the fatal police shooting of a black 18-year-old in Ferguson.

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Text of Missouri GOP response to State of State address

Text of the Republican response by House Speaker John Diehl to Democratic Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon's State of the State address, as prepared for delivery Wednesday night.