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Updated Jun 24, 2016 at 12:03 AM

JEFFERSON CITY – The Missouri Department of Transportation is set to test the feasibility of sidewalks and roadways embedded with solar panels. The Jefferson City News-Tribune that department officials hope the specially designed solar panels will provide enough electricity to meet the power needs of a rest area. "Solar roadways can hopefully create new revenue streams," said Tom Blair, assistant district engineer with the department's St. Louis area district and head of...

Updated Jun 24, 2016 at 12:02 AM

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Democratic challenger Jason Kander sided Thursday with Republican U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt by declaring his support for a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Kander said a balanced budget amendment would...

Updated Jun 14, 2016 at 12:16 AM

JEFFERSON CITY — Gov. Jay Nixon is considering whether to sign a bill that would let those convicted of certain crimes in Missouri to have their records sealed if they aren't convicted of breaking the law again for several years after...

Updated Jun 8, 2016 at 9:15 PM

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Wednesday appointed three new members to the board of curators to help lead the embattled University of Missouri, making good on a pledge to circumvent the Legislature to fill vacancies on the...

Updated Jun 1, 2016 at 12:09 AM

ST. ANTHONY, Idaho — An Idaho man will spend about four months in jail for taking his pregnant 14-year-old daughter to Missouri and having her marry a 24-year-old family friend who had raped her. The father pleaded guilty to injury...

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...

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...

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