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Lawmakers not happy with salary commission proposals

Barnes: No raises for legislators while state employee wages lag

State Rep. Jay Barnes has promised to introduce a resolution to block proposed raises for lawmakers and statewide elected officials, calling it "an insult" to state employees who've received only modest raises in recent years.

Draper urges more voter education about judges

Missouri voters need to know more about the judges they vote on, Supreme Court Judge George Draper III said Friday — and the Missouri Bar should be involved in that education effort.

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Nixon’s ‘state of emergency’ covers entire state

All of Missouri is covered by Gov. Jay Nixon’s Monday order declaring a state of emergency exists because of possible protests about a St. Louis County grand jury’s decision — or a U.S. Justice Department decision — in their separate investigations of last summer’s killing of Ferguson teenager Michael Brown.

LU administrators proposing ‘honors’ dorm

Some of Lincoln University’s “best” new students soon could find themselves sharing space on the same floor of the same residence hall.

With increasing enrollment, need to improve LU education, community

Getting more students to attend Lincoln University is a goal that can bring many benefits, President Kevin Rome said last week.

Supreme Court reinstates robbery conviction for St. Charles man

A unanimous Missouri Supreme Court ruled this week that a man who slammed his hand against the counter during a bank robbery made enough of a threat to meet the state law’s definition of second-degree robbery.

LU: Curators hear ‘clean’ audit report

Lincoln University’s financial operations are sound. The Springfield accounting firm Baird, Kurtz and Dobson reported that finding this week in its annual audit.

Appeals court judges asked to order stay to pay $1 million judgment

Missouri owes Zachary Snyder’s children $1 million — and it should be required to pay now, an attorney told a three-judge Missouri appeals court panel Thursday afternoon.

Worker’s Comp follow-up medical exams argued

Before explaining its legal case to the three-judge appeals court panel visiting at Lincoln University Thursday afternoon, SSM Health attorney Kevin M. Leahy explained the basic case to students and faculty in the audience.

Death sentences affirmed in 2006 New Bloomfield murders

For the second time in five years, Missouri’s Supreme Court has upheld the death sentences Brian Joseph Dorsey received for the 2006 murders of his cousin and her husband.

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