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'We are carrying that legacy forward'

Nixon announces items for 2015 time capsule

A Bible that spent the last century in a time capsule in the Capitol’s cornerstone is going back into the time capsule Missourians now are leaving for the next century.

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State curbs boat speeds on high waters at Lake of the Ozarks

Temporary ban will stay in place as long as lake levels are way up

Lake of the Ozarks visitors also shouldn’t count on water skiing, or ride jet skis or do anything else that causes a wake — because the Missouri Highway Patrol’s Water Division has ordered a Lake-wide No Wake zone, thanks to the high water levels.

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Beetem hears Dixon argument to keep his law officer’s certificate

One year to the day after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor harassment charge, Osage County Sheriff Michael Dixon was back in court in Jefferson City on Wednesday in a battle to keep his Missouri law officer’s certification.

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Breckenridge takes over as state chief justice

Today is Patricia Breckenridge’s first day as the Missouri Supreme Court’s chief justice. Gov. Matt Blunt named her to the Supreme Court in 2007.

Beetem rules for state Senate in committee complaints

The Missouri Senate can prohibit groups from recording Senate committee meetings because the state Constitution’s authorization for the body to create its own rules supersedes the state’s open meeting laws, Cole County Circuit Judge Jon Beetem ruled Tuesday.

Missourians generally applaud EPA ruling

Missouri was one of 21 states that joined Michigan in suing the federal Environmental Protection Agency over its “toxic emissions” regulations.

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Capitol time capsule contained unexpected glimpse into past

Many of the items will be shown in some kind of permanent display — probably in the Missouri Capitol Museum. But those decisions still are being made.

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Schafer leaving DMH for retirement

Keith Schafer is leaving the Missouri Department of Mental Health for the second time — retiring this week after a combined 16 years as DMH director.

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Show-Me State political reactions varied to same-sex marriage ruling

Within hours of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling legalizing same-gender marriages throughout the nation, Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster moved to dismiss two lawsuit appeals pending in state and federal courts.

State Tech regents set new budget, discuss bonding changes, presidential search

The State Technical College of Missouri expects to take in, and spend, almost $80,000 more in the 2015-16 business year than in the current one that ends Tuesday.

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