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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.

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Gov. Nixon recommends no pay increase for employees

Missouri state government workers would get no additional raise in the next fiscal year under Gov. Jay Nixon's proposed budget.

Text of Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon's State of the State address

Text of Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon's State of the State address to the Missouri General Assembly, as prepared for delivery Wednesday night.

Nixon seeks $50M increase in basic school aid

Outlines plans during State of State address

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is seeking a $50 million increase in basic aid to public schools.

Lawmakers urged to release restricted funding

Missouri advocacy groups and residents pleaded with state lawmakers Tuesday for millions of state dollars currently restricted by Gov. Jay Nixon that would cover programs ranging from arts education to help for victims of domestic violence.

Missouri lawmaker proposes restricting welfare benefits

Several advocacy groups told Missouri legislators Tuesday that a proposal to restrict welfare benefits would make helping families out of poverty more difficult and would not give individuals enough time to overcome barriers to success.

Silvey: Expand Medicaid at least for veterans

Coverage would aid families not eligible for VA care

State Sen. Ryan Silvey knows some of his colleagues don’t like the idea of expanding Medicaid. However, he’s hoping the opposition won’t include Missouri military veterans.

Missouri House votes against own pay raises

Missouri representatives voted against increasing their pay — and the salaries of statewide elected officials — by voting for the two House resolutions blocking the proposal.

Springfield bishop objects to hospital’s same-sex benefits

The bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau has expressed deep concern at the decision of a Catholic-based hospital group to extend benefits to same-sex spouses of employees.

FAA says OK to flying drone at MU research center

Federal officials have signed off on university-backed drone research in Missouri.

Washington University to boost aid to low-income students

One of the country’s top universities is increasing its annual financial commitment to low-income undergraduate students by $25 million in hopes of eliminating a dubious distinction among its well-off peers.

Missouri hunters kill 8,000 more deer in 2014

Hunters in Missouri killed 8,000 more deer during the 2014-15 season than the previous season.

Foundation gives out $5.5M from donations to Joplin

A fund made up of donations that poured into Joplin after a devastating May 2011 tornado has disbursed nearly $5.5 million, with a majority of the funds going to organizations that helped people rebuild or repair their homes.

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Black Caucus members invoke MLK at Ferguson church service

Leading black members of Congress took to a church pulpit in Ferguson on Sunday to trace a direct link from Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy to the fight for criminal justice reform after recent fatal police shootings across the U.S.

Kehoe campaign committee collecting for ‘statewide’ race

Add second-term state Sen. Mike Kehoe’s name to the list of Mid-Missouri lawmakers considering a future statewide race.

Petition seeks statewide vote on marijuana legalization

Between now and May 8, you might be asked to sign a petition seeking a statewide vote on legalizing marijuana in Missouri.

Lawsuit caps get renewed attention from Republican lawmakers

Nearly a decade after Missouri last limited some civil lawsuit awards, Republican lawmakers are organizing to reinstate caps overturned by the state’s highest court.