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Updated Nov 27, 2015 at 9:56 PM

Arrests for drunken boating on Missouri waterways have fallen by 63 percent since the Missouri State Water Patrol merged with the Highway Patrol in 2011. State records show that arrests for boating while intoxicated fell from 352 in 2010, the last year before the merger, to 131 arrests in 2014. So far this year, the arrest total stands at 131, matching last year's total. Capt. John Hotz, a patrol spokesman, said the number of crashes involving impaired boaters also is down, from...

Updated Nov 9, 2015 at 11:52 PM

MU president, chancellor step down amid racial tensions. - A7

Posted Nov 4, 2015 at 5:38 AM

By Jeff Fox jeff.fox@examiner.net   Democrat Rory Rowland of Independence easily won a vacant seat in the Missouri House on Tuesday. Rowland said he was humbled by the outcome and...

Updated Oct 27, 2015 at 12:39 AM

JEFFERSON CITY — Proposed changes to standards used to guide K-12 Missouri student learning drew broad criticism Monday, ranging from claims that the recommendations are too similar to what's already in place to concerns about whether...

Updated Oct 25, 2015 at 7:18 PM

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Updated Oct 13, 2015 at 12:12 AM

JEFFERSON CITY — It's been more than a year full of public meetings and reviews aimed at ultimately axing the current benchmarks for what Missouri schoolchildren should learn in each grade, but some opponents still are not satisfied with...

Posted Oct 9, 2015 at 5:14 AM

A local state legislator is getting ready to try again to open the door to upgraded 911 service across the state. Currently, in about one-third of the state, dispatchers cannot find the location of an incoming call. That capability is...

Updated Sep 30, 2015 at 12:15 AM

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Columbia's century-old first power plant is out of the coal business. The city's municipal power plant burned its last load of coal on Sept. 22, joining a growing number of small, aging coal-fired units across the...

Updated Sep 30, 2015 at 12:13 AM

JEFFERSON CITY — After falling short of the legislative votes needed to enact a right-to-work law, supporters of the measure are launching an advertising campaign in hopes of pressuring Republican lawmakers who oppose it to switch sides...

Updated Sep 16, 2015 at 11:55 PM

JEFFERSON CITY — Internal Republican dissention doomed a high-profile measure, as the House fell significantly short of the two-thirds majority needed to override Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of a right-to-work bill barring mandatory...

Updated Sep 16, 2015 at 11:38 PM

JEFFERSON CITY — The national push to enact state right-to-work laws suffered a resounding defeat Wednesday in Missouri, ending a string of recent successes in the heartland. Missouri's veto-proof GOP majorities in both chambers had...

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