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Posted May 20, 2016 at 5:16 AM

Independence has slipped to the fifth largest city in the state, behind hard-charging Columbia, though the mayor of Independence says she wants to get back to No. 4. “It’s constantly been a priority for me to increase our population density. It’s been flat for a long time,” Mayor Eileen Weir said Thursday. Figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau confirm that. The city’s estimated 2015 population is 117,225, up just 0.36 percent since the 2010...

Posted May 14, 2016 at 5:21 AM

JEFFERSON CITY – State legislators from Eastern Jackson County pointed to small and large victories as well as some frustrations this week as the Missouri General Assembly wound down its 2016 regular session. Some of those...

Updated May 14, 2016 at 12:29 AM

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri lawmakers passed a sweeping expansion of gun rights Friday, allowing people to carry concealed guns without needing permits while also expanding their right to stand and fight against perceived threats. The...

Posted May 13, 2016 at 5:11 AM

JEFFERSON CITY – A bill to begin upgrading 911 service across the state, including bringing full 911 service to dozens of rural counties that lack it, died in the Missouri Senate on Thursday. Legislators adjourn their regular session...

Updated May 6, 2016 at 12:38 AM

JEFFERSON CITY – The day after Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed a measure that would allow Missouri to spend less money but still meet the target for fully funding K-12 public schools, the state House quickly took the final vote needed to override...

Posted May 5, 2016 at 6:22 AM

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed a measure Wednesday that would cap the targets state government uses to fund public K-12 schools, chiding legislators for approving a "broken promise" to students he said will pave...

Updated May 3, 2016 at 9:26 PM

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri lawmakers from both parties see the voter ID issue as far from settled, even as the Republican-controlled Legislature is poised to tighten the state's requirements after Democrats managed to stall a pair of...

Updated Apr 28, 2016 at 11:22 PM

MALTA BEND, Mo. — A group of excavators has found the 175-year-old sunken steamboat Malta, the namesake of the rural city of Malta Bend. The Columbia Missourian reports that a white outline, 140 feet long and 22 feet wide, marks the...

Updated Apr 27, 2016 at 11:51 PM

JEFFERSON CITY — A Missouri religious objections proposal failed to get the approval of a key legislative committee on Wednesday in a setback for conservatives who hoped to add protections for those who cite their faith in denying services...

Updated Apr 26, 2016 at 11:21 PM

Missouri's Republican-controlled House has voted to increase women's access to birth control by allowing pharmacists to prescribe oral contraceptives. Tuesday's 97-50 vote in the House sends the measure to the Senate. Under Blue...

Updated Apr 20, 2016 at 11:54 PM

JEFFERSON CITY – Michael Sam, the first openly gay NFL draftee, slammed a Missouri measure that would shield some businesses that deny services for same-sex weddings, telling fellow opponents Wednesday that it is "the opposite of respect...

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