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Updated Sep 19, 2014 at 1:33 AM

JEFFERSON CITY – A ballot initiative seeking to link teachers' jobs to their students' performance survived another court challenge Thursday as an appeals panel rejected an attempt to knock it off the November ballot.The panel of judges from the Western District appeals court turned down claims that the measure improperly seeks to amend two parts of the constitution at once and addresses multiple subjects. The decision affirms a ruling earlier this month by a Cole County...

Updated Sep 18, 2014 at 12:13 AM

JEFFERSON CITY – Missouri election officials are scrambling to reprint ballots and reprogram computers after an appeals court ordered a change to an early voting proposal that will appear on the November ballot.County clerks...

Updated Sep 17, 2014 at 12:22 AM

NEW YORK – Health officials say 12 states now have respiratory illnesses caused by an uncommon virus – enterovirus 68.Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials say Alabama, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa,...

Updated Sep 16, 2014 at 12:44 AM

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Education officials are notifying Missouri community colleges that the state might reduce reimbursements for the A+ scholarship program, which gives high school graduates who meet certain criteria money for two years of...

Updated Sep 13, 2014 at 12:18 AM

JEFFERSON CITY – Gov. Jay Nixon blocked millions of dollars of spending Friday for dozens of programs and initiatives that were authorized just days earlier when legislators overrode the governor's line-item budget vetoes.His action...

Updated Sep 12, 2014 at 12:13 AM

JEFFERSON CITY – Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon freed $143 million of previously frozen education funding Thursday, after lawmakers sustained many of his vetoes of business tax breaks that Nixon had denounced as potential...

Updated Sep 12, 2014 at 12:12 AM

JEFFERSON CITY – Missouri lawmakers expanded the potential for teachers to bring guns to schools and for residents to openly carry firearms, in a vote Thursday that capped a two-year effort by the Republican-led Legislature to expand gun...

Updated Sep 12, 2014 at 12:12 AM

JEFFERSON CITY – Missouri women seeking abortions will face one of the nation's longest waiting periods, after state lawmakers overrode the governor's veto to enact a 72-hour delay that includes no exception for cases of rape or...

Posted Sep 11, 2014 at 5:15 AM

The Missouri General Assembly has reinstated funding for the state to take over the crime lab in Independence. Although that change is likely to be held up further, local officials say the action at least puts the pressing issue on the front...

Updated Sep 10, 2014 at 11:33 PM

– Associated Press reportsMissouri legislators have voted to override several of Gov. Jay Nixon’s vetoes. In the veto session Wednesday, these were some of the issues taken up. All measures passed in one house need a...

Updated Sep 9, 2014 at 2:23 PM

Two people have died after being beaten in their Kansas City home during an attack in which three others were fatally shot.Kansas City police say Ann and George Taylor, both in their 80s, died Tuesday after spending a week on life...

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