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Secretary of State candidate files voter ID measure

A Republican candidate for Missouri secretary of state on Thursday filed an initiative petition that would allow the Legislature to require voters to present photo identification at the polls.

Ferguson suffers budget fallout from Michael Brown shooting

Ferguson city leaders project a $2.5 million budget shortfall during the current fiscal year and a similar shortage in fiscal 2016, largely due to the unrest and fallout after the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, the town’s mayor said Thursday.

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Permanent Brown plaque installed in Ferguson

A plaque and metallic likeness of a dove have been installed in Michael Brown’s memory near the spot where the unarmed, black 18-year-old was shot and killed last summer by a white Ferguson police officer.

Economy remains weak in rural parts of 10 states

A new survey suggests the economy will remain weak in rural parts of 10 Western and Plains states because the strong U.S. dollar is hurting exports and the bird flu is hitting poultry farms hard.

St. Louis man halts trial, pleads guilty to murder charge

Prosecutors say they'll seek 17 years in prison for a man who halted his trial and pleaded guilty to a reduced murder charge linked to a 2013 drug-related killing.

Missouri college breaks ground on innovation campus

Construction has begun on the Northland Innovation Campus that will expand the presence of Northwest Missouri State University in the Kansas City area.

Motorcyclists to gather around US for Memorial Day weekend

Memorial Day is one of the biggest holidays on the calendars of motorcycle riders.

Homeless man sentenced to life in prison for homicide

A homeless man has been sentenced to life in prison for shooting a man to death at an Independence motel in 2013.

Cornejo enters race for Missouri House majority leader

St. Peters Rep. Robert Cornejo (kohr-NAY'-hoh) has entered what could be a crowded race for Missouri House majority leader.

Missouri secretary of state candidate files voter ID measure

A Republican candidate for Missouri secretary of state is pushing an initiative petition that would allow the Legislature to require voters to present photo identification at the polls.

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Home care workers want Nixon to activate contract

Missouri Home Care Union members and their supporters stood outside Gov. Jay Nixon’s Capitol office for more than an hour Wednesday, urging him to order their new contract be put in place.

Lawmakers send fewer tax changes to Nixon

The Republican-controlled Legislature sent narrowly targeted tax-code changes to Gov. Jay Nixon this year hoping to avoid a repeat of last year, when the Democrat vetoed numerous tax measures he said were special-interest giveaways not accounted for in the budget.

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Permanent Michael Brown memorial planned at shooting site

The makeshift mid-street memorial that marked where Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer last summer was cleared out Wednesday — what would have been his 19th birthday — amid plans to install a permanent plaque in his memory nearby.

Maplewood rejects license for company that sells snuggling

A St. Louis suburb is giving the cold shoulder to a business where people pay for snuggling.

Minor flooding on the Missouri River; minimal damage

Recent heavy rains have pushed the Missouri River above flood stage at several locations in Missouri.

Missouri fines Aetna for paying for uninsured abortions

Gov. Jay Nixon announced Tuesday insurer Aetna has agreed to pay $4.5 million for violations of state law that included paying for elective abortions when the women were not eligible under their policies, marking the largest insurance penalty in state history.

Report: Missouri’s poor roads just part of a national problem

A national report confirms what state officials have been saying for some time: Missouri’s roads and bridges are deteriorating — especially in the state’s rural areas.

No charges for St. Louis officer who killed 18-year-old

An attorney for the family of a black 18-year-old shot and killed last October by an off-duty, white St. Louis police officer said Tuesday he plans to file a wrongful-death lawsuit, after a prosecutor said the officer would not face criminal charges.

Advocacy group says Kansas City has 1,324 untested rape kits

A national rape victim advocacy group says Kansas City has 1,324 untested rape kits.

Missouri State Board of Education selects new president

Charlie Shields of St. Joseph will serve as president of the Missouri State Board of Education after being elected two a two-year term.