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No impact on Capitol Plaza expected in Hammons bankruptcy

Published Jun. 28 2016

John Q. Hammons Hotels and Resorts filed for federal bankruptcy protection over the weekend, but the legal action probably won't...

State's compensation study delayed

Published Jun. 28 2016

Missouri government employees may have to wait until August to learn details from the most recent salary and benefits study.

Don Claycomb ready to retire after 23 years

Published Jun. 26 2016

Don Claycomb is "the only person ever to have worked 23 years to get an associate (two-year) degree," State Technical...

State Tech regents OK new president's home

Published Jun. 25 2016

Sometime next year, or the year after, new State Technical College President Shawn Strong and his family will have a...

Kander pledges support of a balanced federal budget

Published Jun. 24 2016

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jason Kander said Congress needs to balance the budget every year and face the same budget...

MoDOT to test feasibility of solar roads

Published Jun. 23 2016

By the end of the year, Missouri's Transportation department expects to have a solar sidewalk installed at the westbound I-44...

Sentence delayed for Thompson

Published Jun. 23 2016

Charles T. Thompson must wait at least two more weeks to learn his fate for a burglary conviction.

State can seek repayment for its mistake

Published Jun. 22 2016

Missouri's Medicaid program can legally demand repayment for overpayments a family received, the St. Louis district appeals court ruled Tuesday.

State Tech program brings St. Louis students to Mid-Mo

Published Jun. 22 2016

A dozen St. Louis inner city high school seniors will head home Thursday after spending three weeks in a "different"...

Cole County Commission schedules flag discussion

Published Jun. 19 2016

Cole County's flags-at-half-staff controversy has become a discussion item for Tuesday's County Commission meeting.

Nixon-approved bills help Lincoln, State Tech projects

Published Jun. 19 2016

Lincoln University can do a feasibility study on moving some classes to the former St. Mary's Hospital site. State Technical...

Appeals court upholds workers' comp claim against MoDOT

Published Jun. 19 2016

Missouri's transportation department must pay workers' compensation and future medical treatment costs of an employee who suffered a "work-related mental...

Nixon OKs Lake MyKee-Holts Summit merger

Published Jun. 18 2016

Anytime after Aug. 28, Lake MyKee and Holts Summit can ask voters if they want to become one town.

PSC modifies order on Ameren debt

Published Jun. 17 2016

The Missouri Public Service Commission is allowing Ameren Missouri to issue up to $150 million in new debt, billed as...

Soybean council wins royalties lawsuit

Published Jun. 17 2016

It took a jury less than 30 minutes Wednesday, at the end of a three-day trial, to award almost $603,000...

Barnes presses Hawley on courtroom experience

Published Jun. 16 2016

State Rep. Jay Barnes wants Republican attorney general candidate Josh Hawley to explain his legal experience.

Less road work ahead on US 50/63

Published Jun. 16 2016

Today is the day the Missouri Department of Transportation makes some major traffic-pattern changes on the Whitton Expressway between Monroe...

Heat forces LU to relocate Student Health Services

Published Jun. 16 2016

Lincoln University's Thompkins Student Health Center building is closed temporarily — but the services housed there remain available in two...

Lake quarry cleared for work

Published Jun. 16 2016

Missouri's Land Reclamation Commission has the authority to approve a mining permit for a proposed Lake of the Ozarks quarry...

City funds OK'd for LU tennis courts plan

Published Jun. 15 2016

Jefferson City's Parks, Recreation and Forestry Commission will spend $31,710 to help Lincoln University plan renovations to the Yvonne Hoard...