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JC Board eyes November vote on school expansion

Jefferson City’s seven-member school board made no formal decisions Tuesday night, except to create a subcommittee to do more detailed studying.

Court denies early release in 2 cases

Chronic offenders must stay behind bars

People determined to be “chronic offenders” under Missouri law must spend at least two years in prison before they can be released on parole, a unanimous Missouri Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.

Appeals court backs Koster, overturns ruling on civil investigation

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster’s power to issue a “civil investigative demand,” or CID, isn’t blocked by federal law, a three-judge appeals court panel in Kansas City ruled Tuesday.

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Mid-Missourians pay homage on Memorial Day

For nearly an hour Monday morning, a crowd of more than 200 people at Jefferson City’s National Cemetery watched and listened quietly as family members, friends and fellow veterans honored the lives of 130 military veterans who died in the past year.

Interns program to be studied for possible improvements

They’ve come to Missouri's Capitol for years. But events of the past couple weeks have put the legislative interns program in a spotlight few wanted to see or experience.

Chronic offenders seek early release

Missuri Supreme Court hears 2 cases on same issue

Lawyers for two prison inmates told the Missouri Supreme Court this week their clients should be released from prison now that they successfully completed a state-run one-year treatment program — even though a different law says they must stay in prison at least two years.

Appeals court rules former teacher can't recover attorney fees

In connection with child abuse investigation

Judge had tossed child abuse case against former Eldon coach

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Home care workers want Nixon to activate contract

Missouri Home Care Union members and their supporters stood outside Gov. Jay Nixon’s Capitol office for more than an hour Wednesday, urging him to order their new contract be put in place.

School board committee discusses ‘Open Forum’ policy, EpiPens

Rule changes ahead?

Three Jefferson City School Board members spent more than an hour Wednesday morning talking about whether the “Open Forum” portion of board meetings needs to be changed.

Report: Missouri’s poor roads just part of a national problem

A national report confirms what state officials have been saying for some time: Missouri’s roads and bridges are deteriorating — especially in the state’s rural areas.

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