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Missouri cuts off food stamp benefits for 26,000 adults

About 26,000 Missouri residents have lost government food stamp benefits for failing to comply with work and job training responsibilities.

Missouri corn planting ahead of other states

Missouri farmers learned from last year’s planting season they are ahead of all other states in the nation for corn planting, according to the USDA Crop Progress Report. With rain predicted for the next two weeks, that’s a hopeful sign for the 2016 crop, according to University of Missouri Extension agronomist Bill Wiebold.

Missouri lawmakers send ethics bills to governor

Missouri lawmakers no longer could immediately become lobbyists after leaving office under a measure headed to the governor.

Missouri House advances bill to expand birth control access

The GOP-led Missouri House is advancing a measure to make it easier for women to get birth control.

Huckabee backs Ashcroft for Missouri secretary of state

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is backing fellow Republican Jay Ashcroft for Missouri secretary of state.

Ferguson reform may be swift with federal agreement approval

Reforms are expected to begin quickly in Ferguson now that a federal judge has approved a settlement between the U.S. Department of Justice and the city where 18-year-old Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer.

Woman gets 4 years in prison for defrauding disabled man

A suburban St. Louis woman has been sentenced to more than four years in prison and ordered to pay $3.5 million in restitution for defrauding a disabled man, and lying on tax returns.

1 St. Louis County election director suspended, 1 may retire

One of St. Louis County's two election directors has been suspended and the other is mulling retirement in the wake of a mistake that resulted in ballot shortages at dozens of precincts.

15-year-old identified as St. Louis police shooting victim

St. Louis police have identified a 15-year-old as the victim of a fatal police shooting during a chase involving a car that authorities say had been stolen at gunpoint.

Police say shooting on St. Louis campus possibly road rage

A woman who was shot in the arm while riding in a car on the Washington University campus told investigators that road rage was behind the incident that led to a 90-minute lockdown Wednesday, suburban St. Louis police said.

Missouri seeking death penalty in Montgomery County homicide

A hearing for a Mexican national accused of killing a man in Missouri and four others in Kansas is being postponed, with prosecutors planning to seek the death penalty in the Missouri case.

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Missouri lawmakers reject Brownback's 'border war' proposal

Missouri lawmakers appear uninterested in Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's proposal to reduce the business "border war" between the two states.

Michael Sam slams Missouri's religious objections bill

Michael Sam, the first openly gay NFL draftee, slammed a Missouri measure that would shield some businesses that deny services for same-sex weddings, telling fellow opponents Wednesday that it is "the opposite of respect and it is the opposite of equality."

MU graduate students vote to unionize

University of Missouri graduate student workers have overwhelmingly voted to unionize.

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House bill aims to shorten paid leave times

A Jefferson County lawmaker thinks too many public employees are getting paid for not working because they’ve been put on administrative leave.

Senate urged to pass House bill on Capitol control

The Capitol should be governed by a new committee, a Southwest Missouri lawmaker told state senators Tuesday.

Missouri Supreme Court upholds wrongful death lawsuit limits

The Missouri Supreme Court has ruled that caps on how much money someone can win in a wrongful death lawsuit do not violate the constitution.

Missouri education officials approve new English, math goals

Missouri became the latest state to adopt a new set of education benchmarks to replace the national Common Core standards, ditching the benchmarks Tuesday following conservative backlash.

Missouri Legislature passes bill to cap school funding goal

Missouri lawmakers have passed a measure aimed at reining in the amount of money lawmakers will provide to K-12 schools.

Planned Parenthood asks to subpoena ex-Missouri Senate head

A Planned Parenthood regional official who faces a hearing next week in the Missouri Senate wants to call witnesses in her defense, including former President Pro Tem Tom Dempsey