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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 area where the steamboat Malta is buried. David Hawley, the leader of the steamboat recovery process, has been searching for steamboat wrecks up and down the Missouri River for more than 30 years. He has found 11 and dug up two. 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...

Updated Apr 19, 2016 at 12:11 AM

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri cities no longer could ban pit bulls or impose rules on certain dog breeds under legislation that advanced this past week in the Legislature. Republican Rep. Ron Hicks, who is behind the measure, said those...

Posted Apr 16, 2016 at 6:45 AM

Legislative leaders suggested Friday that the debate over a religious liberty bill is far from over and the outcome far from certain. “The future of the bill, I’m not sure,” Rep. Mike Cierpiot, R-Lee’s Summit and...

Updated Apr 14, 2016 at 11:30 PM

It's unclear when riders of the Missouri River Runner, which stops four times daily in Independence, will enjoy new passenger cars that federal officials promised almost five years ago. “It's been a long time coming, and we're...

Updated Apr 14, 2016 at 12:59 AM

NEW YORK – The online grocery wars are getting fiercer. Wal-Mart said Wednesday it's expanding its service that allows customers to order groceries online and then pick them up in the parking lot of their local store. The...

Updated Apr 13, 2016 at 12:42 AM

JEFFERSON CITY – More than 60 businesses including some of Missouri's biggest corporate names joined a coalition opposed to state legislation that would protect businesses objecting on religious grounds to same-sex marriages, the...

Updated Apr 13, 2016 at 12:38 AM

COLUMBIA, Mo. – The University of Missouri boosts the state's economic output by 25 percent, according to a report commissioned by a school advocacy group released as lawmakers consider the university's appropriation for the upcoming...

Updated Apr 13, 2016 at 12:36 AM

JEFFERSON CITY – A Republican candidate for Missouri attorney general says he would create a corruption unit to tackle misuse of public office if he is elected, part of a series of ethics-related policies he's pitching as state lawmakers...

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