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WireCo to move headquarters across border to Kansas

The business border wars continue between Kansas and Missouri.

Hundreds march in Kansas City for $15 an hour wages

More than 200 low-wage workers took to the streets in Kansas City in pursuit of raises to $15 an hour as part of an expanding national movement known as Flight for 15.

Mo. House backs allowing on-site brewing businesses

Missouri lawmakers say they want to regulate facilities where individuals can go and use brewing equipment to make their own alcoholic beverages, including beer, hard cider or mead.

Progress Missouri sues state Senate

Some Missouri Senate committees are violating the state’s Sunshine Law, the group Progress Missouri said in a lawsuit filed Wednesday in the Cole County circuit court.

Missouri Senate OKs prison options for kids guilty of murder

Minors convicted of first-degree murder could receive a less-severe punishment than the current requirement of life in prison under legislation advanced Wednesday in the Missouri Senate.

Senate sends welfare reform measure to House

Only one more vote is needed to send a welfare changes bill to Gov. Jay Nixon.

Asian carp attack St. Louis college rowing team at lake

A fishy surprise awaited a St. Louis university rowing crew as they pulled up to dock at Creve Coeur Lake, where they had been practicing.

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Missouri executes inmate for 1998 killing over child support

A Missouri inmate was executed Tuesday night for killing a man in a fit of rage over child support payments 16 years ago.

Missouri Supreme Court rules in favor of hog farm

Missouri's highest court has upheld limits to the damages property owners can recover in nuisance lawsuits against agricultural operations.

Police: Missouri auditor had talked of suicide, left no note

Governor appoints replacement for Tom Schweich

Former Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich had talked for years of taking his life — and had become increasingly agitated over politics — but left no suicide note when he fatally shot himself, investigators said Tuesday. Meanwhile, Gov. Jay Nixon has appointed fellow Democrat Nicole Galloway to replace Schweich.

Missouri lawmakers struggle to find transportation funding

Some Missouri lawmakers are rallying around a proposal to raise the gas tax by 2 cents to help forestall a transportation funding shortfall that officials have warned could jeopardize the state receiving federal dollars.

Audit says Missouri owes $34M for Medicaid noncompliance

A new audit claims Missouri owes the federal government $34 million for not complying with Medicaid regulations.

2 senators remember Charles McClain

Noted Missouri educator died last week at age 83

Sens. Scott Sifton and Eric Schmitt remembered Charles McClain Monday afternoon.

Advocates ask Nixon to halt execution

Advocates for a black inmate facing execution in Missouri said Monday that he was unfairly sentenced to death when African-Americans were excluded from the jury at his St. Louis County trial.

House OKs additional money for ’15 budget

The Missouri House sent a supplemental spending bill to the Senate on Monday that includes $120 million in general revenue for the rest of this fiscal year.

Prosecutors association takes a deal

Compromise with Sen. Dixon on multi-county jurisdictions

If the Senate, House and governor agree, some Missouri counties could be given a chance to become part of multi-county prosecutor areas.

Specialty, generic drug costs drive Medicaid costs up

The high cost of a drug used to treat Medicaid patients with hepatitis C drew scrutiny from lawmakers earlier this year, but other drugs are also driving up the state’s costs and likely will continue to do so for several years, government data reveals.

Aspiring teachers caught in exit exam transition

CAPE GIRARDEAU (AP) — Some aspiring Missouri teachers are finding themselves struggling on a new test they must pass to get a job.

1-year anniversary of shootings at Jewish sites

A community walk designed to emphasize the values shared by people of different cultures, faiths and social classes will mark the one-year anniversary of the day a man consumed with hatred toward Jews shot and killed three people in suburban Kansas City.

Missouri lawmakers could tackle gas tax hike this week

Legislators to consider a 2-cent fuel tax increase per year without a public vote

Missouri senators could vote to raise fuels taxes this week — then send the bill to the House for its approval. Legislators could impose a 2-cent fuel tax increase per year without a public vote.