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Posted Jul 1, 2015 at 5:09 AM

An approaching deadline for rail safety upgrades is threatening to end some Amtrak service, including the train that stops four times a day in Independence.“I am really worried about passenger service in Kansas City and St. Louis. This is a big problem. ... And we have a standoff here that I don’t know how we’re going to get resolved,” U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., said three weeks ago at a Senate hearing on rail safety issues.The issue is a...

Updated Jun 26, 2015 at 11:19 PM

JEFFERSON CITY — Within hours of the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision Friday to legalize gay marriage — upending Missouri's constitutional ban on the practice — same-sex couples in the state applied and were granted...

Updated Jun 26, 2015 at 3:07 PM

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has vetoed a bill aimed at revamping the state's student transfer system.Nixon on Friday criticized expanded options for virtual schools and said the bill didn't address key issues with...

Updated Jun 25, 2015 at 11:32 PM

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon will veto a bill to revamp the state's system allowing students to transfer from failing schools, two Missouri lawmakers who took a lead in crafting the legislation said on...

Updated Jun 24, 2015 at 7:07 PM

A group of Satanic worshippers are suing Missouri's governor and attorney general in federal court, alleging that the state's abortion restrictions violate their religious beliefs and should be scrapped.The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in St.

Updated Jun 11, 2015 at 2:31 AM

JEFFERSON CITY — To one St. Louis-area school board member, a proposal revamping Missouri's student transfer system could lead to "systemic dismantling" of public education in struggling districts. To the parent of a child who left the...

Updated Jun 4, 2015 at 11:36 PM

JEFFERSON CITY — Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed a measure Thursday that would have made Missouri the 26th right-to-work state, and it's unclear whether proponents will be able to muster enough support in the Republican-led Legislature to...

Updated Jun 3, 2015 at 12:55 AM

JEFFERSON CITY — A company's request to build a power line for a multistate wind energy project that would run through Missouri appears unlikely to gain approval from a state regulatory panel after most members spoke against the plan...

Updated May 23, 2015 at 9:18 AM

An education bill in the Missouri General Assembly divides Eastern Jackson County legislators, who differ sharply on the possible impact of expanded charter schools in the area.“I look at this bill, and I say it gives options in a...

Posted May 23, 2015 at 5:48 AM

Local legislators are expressing various degrees of frustration and satisfaction over issues addressed in the Missouri General Assembly session that ended a week ago with moments drama and deadlock.“In the 11 years I’ve been...

Updated May 21, 2015 at 11:44 PM

State Sen. Paul LeVota, D-Independence, said Thursday he welcomes any investigation into why two interns working in his office this spring were pulled back from those assignments in the middle of the legislative session.The two interns,...

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