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Updated Nov 26, 2014 at 12:26 AM

FERGUSON, Mo. – Protesters returned to the riot-scarred streets of Ferguson on Tuesday, a day after crowds looted businesses and set fire to buildings in a night of rage against a grand jury's decision not to indict the white police officer who killed Michael Brown.Hundreds of additional National Guard troops were sent to the St. Louis suburb to help local authorities keep order. Hours after nightfall, tensions escalated as a police car was set on fire outside City Hall, and...

Updated Nov 25, 2014 at 12:47 AM

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri State Rep. Holly Rehder said Monday that after years of failed attempts, next session could finally mean a breakthrough for creating a prescription drug database.Rehder announced her plans next week to...

Updated Nov 17, 2014 at 11:56 PM

ST. LOUIS – Attorneys for a Missouri man scheduled to be executed this week are asking the courts and Gov. Nixon to spare his life, alleging that race played a role in his death sentence. Leon Taylor, 56, is scheduled to die by...

Updated Nov 14, 2014 at 12:10 AM

JEFFERSON CITY – Missouri residents buying health insurance through a federal website could face significantly different prices depending on where they live and what type of policy they want.An analysis released Thursday by Saint...

Updated Nov 4, 2014 at 9:26 PM

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri voters have rejected a proposed amendment to the state Constitution that would have linked teacher evaluations to student performance and limited tenure protections.Tuesday's defeat of Amendment 3 came...

Updated Nov 3, 2014 at 11:29 PM

POLICIES OVER POLITICIANS, MOSTLYWhen it comes to voters statewide, the question isn't so much who you're voting for, but what?This election cycle finds Missouri with just one statewide elected office on the ballot. Republican...

Updated Oct 23, 2014 at 12:43 AM

JEFFERSON CITY — When balancing the budget, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has some of the most expansive powers among his peers. He can reduce spending for anything he chooses, and has done so repeatedly.But a proposal on the Nov. 4...

Posted Oct 16, 2014 at 6:20 AM

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster on Wednesday had some sharp words for the way state government is run. He gave a clear endorsement for repealing term limits, saying they have damaged the effectiveness of the Legislature.Voters...

Updated Oct 15, 2014 at 12:02 AM

JEFFERSON CITY — Opponents of a new Missouri constitutional farming right asked the state Supreme Court on Tuesday to overturn the close election results, asserting that some voters were misled to support it.The legal challenge...

Updated Oct 14, 2014 at 12:29 AM

COLUMBIA, Mo. — A bill that would decriminalize the cultivation of small amounts of marijuana in Columbia has been endorsed by one city panel after two other commissions withheld their support.The Columbia Disabilities...

Updated Oct 9, 2014 at 7:46 PM

JEFFERSON CITY – Missouri's main health care and retirement plans are expanding benefits to same-sex spouses following a recent court ruling requiring the state to recognize gay marriages performed elsewhere.The decisions about...

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