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Posted Feb 5, 2016 at 5:15 AM

Legislative leaders say the Missouri General Assembly is acting quickly on tightening ethics rules, but other legislators argue the steps are not nearly enough. “I think most of the bills we see are tinkering around the edges of ethics ...” Sen. Jill Schupp, D-St. Louis, told publishers and editors from around the state Thursday during a panel discussion at the state Capitol. The speaker of the House, however, told publishers and editors that action on...

Updated Feb 4, 2016 at 1:33 AM

JEFFERSON CITY — State Rep. Sheila Solon, of Blue Springs, wants to make it easier for Missouri women to get birth control. Solon, a Republican, told a House committee Wednesday decades of use have shown oral contraception is safe...

Posted Jan 22, 2016 at 5:45 AM

The Lake City Army Ammunition Plant in Independence is among the federal facilities at which a Missouri drivers license soon will not be enough to get in. “If you're going to be invited to Lake City from May 1 forward, you're going...

Posted Jan 15, 2016 at 5:14 AM

Independence will not be the site of a state crime lab, as local officials had hoped. The Missouri State Highway Patrol plans to set up a drop-off kiosk at its regional headquarters in Lee’s Summit, taking in local police...

Posted Jan 7, 2016 at 5:52 AM

A local state representative is a sponsoring a bill to ease access to birth control, a move a couple of states have made and others are considering. Missouri legislators convened Wednesday for their regular 2016 session, and they are...

Updated Jan 4, 2016 at 9:34 PM

JEFFERSON CITY — A Missouri lawmaker is proposing that the state make it a crime for a woman to use drugs while pregnant in an effort he says could encourage women to seek treatment but that opponents say could do the opposite. Rep.

Posted Jan 1, 2016 at 5:13 AM

Area legislators say ethics reform will be among the top items on the agenda as the Missouri General Assembly convenes next week. Legislators also discussed funding for roads and bridges, the “Real ID” controversy, jobs and a...

Updated Dec 31, 2015 at 8:00 PM

ST. LOUIS — Floodwater was starting to recede at some water-logged Midwestern communities Thursday, but hundreds of homes were damaged, hundreds more remained evacuated, and getting through St. Louis by car, boat or train was increasingly...

Updated Dec 28, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Missouri's death toll from floodwaters fueled by days of downpours has climbed to 10 and appeared likely to grow, Gov. Jay Nixon warned Monday as some communities braced for expected record river crests in coming days. At least eight of the...

Updated Dec 28, 2015 at 10:56 PM

JEFFERSON CITY — Republican Missouri legislative leaders, backed by veto-proof majorities, will try again in 2016 to require voters to show photo identification at the polls, despite numerous failed attempts over the past...

Posted Dec 26, 2015 at 5:14 AM

Gov. Jay Nixon says the state needs to focus on entrepreneurship, education and worker training to improve the state’s economy. “I think building startups is really important,” he said. In an interview with The...

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