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Supreme Court overturns drug 'posession' conviction

Published Jun. 30 2016

The Missouri Supreme Court this week ordered a Webster County circuit judge to remove the conviction and 10-year sentence imposed...

No impact on Capitol Plaza expected in Hammons bankruptcy

Published Jun. 28 2016

John Q. Hammons Hotels and Resorts filed for federal bankruptcy protection over the weekend, but the legal action probably won't...

State's compensation study delayed

Published Jun. 28 2016

Missouri government employees may have to wait until August to learn details from the most recent salary and benefits study.

Kander pledges support of a balanced federal budget

Published Jun. 24 2016

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jason Kander said Congress needs to balance the budget every year and face the same budget...

State Tech program brings St. Louis students to Mid-Mo

Published Jun. 22 2016

A dozen St. Louis inner city high school seniors will head home Thursday after spending three weeks in a "different"...

Appeals court upholds workers' comp claim against MoDOT

Published Jun. 19 2016

Missouri's transportation department must pay workers' compensation and future medical treatment costs of an employee who suffered a "work-related mental...

PSC modifies order on Ameren debt

Published Jun. 17 2016

The Missouri Public Service Commission is allowing Ameren Missouri to issue up to $150 million in new debt, billed as...

Soybean council wins royalties lawsuit

Published Jun. 17 2016

It took a jury less than 30 minutes Wednesday, at the end of a three-day trial, to award almost $603,000...

Lake quarry cleared for work

Published Jun. 16 2016

Missouri's Land Reclamation Commission has the authority to approve a mining permit for a proposed Lake of the Ozarks quarry...

Curators increase Lincoln University room and board

Published Jun. 10 2016

Lincoln University students will pay about 3 percent more for room and board starting this fall.

Lincoln University construction contracts approved

Published Jun. 10 2016

Lincoln University curators approved two construction contracts Thursday, spending $966,000.

Nixons encourage Missourians to join 100 Missouri Miles Challenge

Published Jun. 5 2016

Gov. Jay Nixon and first lady Georganne Nixon observed National Trails Day on Saturday by encouraging Missourians to participate in...

Lincoln University race discrimination trial begins Monday

Published Jun. 5 2016

Beginning at 9 a.m. Monday, a jury will begin hearing evidence in Annette Digby's case accusing Lincoln University and former...

Nixon's Cuba trip highlights trade prospects

Published Jun. 5 2016

If the governments can work out some significant issues, Gov. Jay Nixon said last week after leading a trade delegation...

Pro-choice groups call out 2 senators

Published Jun. 3 2016

Pro-choice groups are renewing their complaints over how conservative lawmakers are handling an investigation into Planned Parenthood.

Revisions needed in traffic stop reports, groups say

Published Jun. 3 2016

Several state lawmakers and groups that analyze the annual report think it's time to make the Missouri attorney general's annual...

Business community supports more shared ownership operations

Published Jun. 2 2016

The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry and many Missouri businesses hope Gov. Jay Nixon will sign a bill lawmakers...

University study ranks Missouri 14th best for state 'fiscal health'

Published Jun. 2 2016

For the second year in a row, Missouri government's "fiscal health" is the nation's 14th best, a George Mason University...

Osage County sheriff resigns

Published May. 27 2016

Osage County Sheriff Michael Dixon Jr. resigned late Thursday afternoon, and an interim sheriff has already been named.

Growing cost of commencement

Published May. 27 2016

Records show Lincoln University has avoided paying fees to commencement speakers over most of the last decade.