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Many in the Lincoln University Faculty Senate are unhappy with announced plans to change school operations — and they have asked for a special meeting to discuss the situation in more detail.
State Rep. Mike Kelley wants to make sure people expected to be listed on the sex offender registry know they must register.
Lawmakers are being asked to add a third circuit judge to the 26th circuit, one of several that contains five counties.
Can the Legislature change a law that a court has overturned — but the court’s ruling isn’t final because of appeals?
Lincoln University plans to reorganize its Academic Affairs division, Provost Said Sewell told faculty and staff in an email Friday.
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The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry is among business groups worried about similar troubles if Missouri voters later this year adopt a proposed “religious liberty” amendment to the state Constitution.
Missouri Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard acknowledged last week he was talking about a bill that really won’t be debated until next year.
A group of Missouri law professors has questioned the impact of the proposed religious liberty amendment to the Missouri Constitution, generally known as Senate Joint Resolution 39 or SJR 39.
Lincoln University and the State Technical College of Missouri together are getting more than $900,000 in state “performance funding” — if Gov. Jay Nixon approves that part of the Legislature-passed budget sent to him Thursday.
The $27 billion state budget plan lawmakers sent Gov. Jay Nixon Thursday includes a 2 percent, across-the-board pay raise for state employees.
Missouri should join 40 other states and raise the age for juveniles being handled by adult courts, as proposed in a Senate bill.
For murder of Holts Summit man
Almost 18 months after Calvin Hutson was sentenced to life in prison, plus 15 years, plus another 15 years for murder and other charges, a three-judge panel of the state appeals court upheld the jury verdicts and sentences.
A Jefferson County lawmaker thinks too many public employees are getting paid for not working because they’ve been put on administrative leave.
The Capitol should be governed by a new committee, a Southwest Missouri lawmaker told state senators Tuesday.
Resolutions focus on lack of same-sex marriage appeal, influence of contributions
With four weeks to go in this year’s legislative session, a southwest Missouri state representative wants his House colleagues to impeach Attorney General Chris Koster.
Last week, a state appeals court ruling said Lincoln University employee Kathy Narens should receive worker’s compensation benefits from the Jefferson City school.
Carl Vogel is remembered as a quiet-but-active, caring man, as his family and friends prepare to celebrate his life in a Wednesday morning Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph’s Cathedral.
Services pending for Jefferson City businessman and former lawmaker. Jefferson City businessman Carl Vogel lost his battle with pancreatic cancer Thursday night, 5½ weeks after his 61st birthday.
Osage County sheriff due back in court May 27
Osage County Sheriff Michael Dixon is due in St. Louis County circuit court again on May 27.
Starting this year, full-time Lincoln University students at the Jefferson City campus will be paying an additional $10 per credit hour for a new “Student Athletic Fee.”
Lincoln University Curators on Thursday awarded a $198,100 contract to GBH Builders, Jefferson City, to renovate about 3,000 square feet of 911-A Leslie Blvd. — part of the Leslie Plaza that LU acquired in October.
Cole County Sheriff’s Lt. Gary Hill told nearly 300 Lincoln University honor students he looks up to them.
For the second time in a month, a Missouri Senate committee heard a bill to let Lake MyKee merge with Holts Summit.
Wednesday was Thomas Jefferson’s 273rd birthday.
Gov. Jay Nixon and Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard met for about 20 minutes Tuesday afternoon, in Richard’s third floor Capitol office.
Four years and a day after she broke her ankle, the state appeals court in Kansas City ruled Kathy Narens should receive worker’s compensation benefits from Lincoln University.
Just 13 hours after the state Senate ended its most recent discussion of the proposals, more than 100 members and supporters of the NAACP were told Tuesday that Missourians need to stop state lawmakers from imposing voter photo identification rules.
Group wants changes to birth certificate bill before it becomes law
The state Senate committee could vote this morning to recommend floor debate on a House-passed bill allowing most Missouri-born adoptees access to copies of their original birth certificates — with their birth parents’ names included.
June 15 is the deadline for CBIZ Human Capital Services to complete its work and submit its report on how Missouri state employees’ salaries and benefits compare with others.
Osage County Sheriff Michael Dixon’s hearing Thursday in St. Louis County has been changed to a probation violation hearing instead of a request to end his two-year probation a couple months early.
Plus more money for LU and State Tech
The Senate-passed version of Missouri’s 2016-17 state budget includes a pay raise for all state employees.
State appeals court hears lawsuit on WWU campus
Lincoln University wants the state appeals court to overturn a Cole County jury’s March 2015 verdict that LU discriminated against Kenneth Ferguson when it terminated his job in August 2012 — and that the Jefferson City school owes Ferguson $104,901.
State and local officials on Wednesday demanded to know why nearly 8 percent of St. Louis County precincts ran out of ballots and some voters were turned away during municipal elections.
Years ago, Marge Wiederholt, of Farmington, gave birth to a daughter and gave the baby up for adoption.
Congress should turn all of the land it owns over to the states, Sen. Ed Emery, R-Lamar, told fellow senators on the Rules committee last week — especially in the western states.
Thanks to a federal grant, Lincoln University’s Cooperative Extension and Research (LUCER) will work with Iowa State University to establish the North Central Regional Center for Food Safety Training.
Michael Dixon isn't running for re-election
Osage County Sheriff Michael Dixon isn’t running for re-election, but he may be facing more legal troubles before he leaves office.
The Missouri Senate sent the House two measures Thursday that encourage more suicide education in schools.
Missouri voters in November would be asked to raise the state’s motor fuels taxes under a bill winning first-round approval in the state Senate this week.
Four times in U.S. history — most recently in 2000 — the presidential candidate winning the most votes in the country didn’t win the office.
Several candidates file on last day
The deadline for candidates to file in Missouri for county, state, legislative and judicial offices for this year’s Aug. 2 primary and Nov. 8 general elections passed at 5 p.m. Tuesday — with several new candidates entering races on the last day.
Remember “pink slime?”
Medicaid’s growing costs will be a main focus of the Senate Appropriations Committee’s work, now that the House has passed its version of Missouri government’s more than $23 billion budget plan.
As Missouri lawmakers return from their annual Spring Break on Tuesday, they will have just seven weeks left in the session.
U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt is paying attention to the presidential primary contests around the country ahead of the national party nominating conventions this summer.
The fencing that went up at the Capitol this week marks the start of the next phase of the building’s renovations.
Cole County Circuit Judge Dan Green properly denied a Jefferson City man’s request for post-conviction relief, a three-judge panel of the state appeals court in Kansas City ruled last week.
Ribbon-cutting formalizes work already underway
Quaker Windows and Doors’ new, 185,000-square-foot production facility is up and running, after construction that began last year was finished earlier this year.
Shawn D. Strong is the State Technical College of Missouri’s next president.
Lincoln University’s Curators unanimously awarded a contract to renovate Martin Hall, voted to ban hoverboards and clarified rules for hiring temporary help.