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  • Commissioner: St. Louis in mix for next round of expansion story has photos
    Updated: May-19-15 8:12 pm

    ST. LOUIS - Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber said Tuesday that St. Louis will be a top contender for the next round of expansion, probably in 2020, if the city's stadium plans for a new NFL stadium are fulfilled.

  • Missouri GOP lawmakers use numbers to cut social safety net 
    Updated: May-18-15 7:51 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Republicans leveraged their large majorities in the Missouri Legislature to slash welfare and unemployment benefits this year in an effort they say will spur some people to find work and help businesses. But Democrats call the changes an "all-out attack" on the poor.

  • Missouri lawmakers pass on dozens of Ferguson-inspired bills 
    Updated: May-17-15 10:32 am

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri's legislative session began with hundreds of protesters shutting down the Senate, demanding changes to state law in response to the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer.

  • Analysis: Months of work by Missouri lawmakers end in chaos story has photos
    Updated: May-16-15 10:31 am

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri's legislative session ended in chaos amid partisan gridlock and the resignation of House Speaker John Diehl.

  • Missouri lawmakers quit early; deadly force bill fails story has photos
    Updated: May-15-15 9:02 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri lawmakers concluded a tumultuous annual session Friday, ending their work ahead of a deadline while failing to pass a bill rewriting the state's deadly force standards for police in response to last summer's fatal shooting in Ferguson.

  • Missouri House speaker resigning after intern text messages story has photos
    Updated: May-14-15 11:37 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri House Speaker John Diehl said Thursday that he is resigning from the Legislature after acknowledging that he exchanged sexually suggestive text messages with a college student serving as a Capitol intern.

  • Panel seeks Missouri governor's signoff on court-reform bill 
    Updated: May-11-15 10:01 am

    FERGUSON, Missouri - A commission formed after last summer's Ferguson police shooting death of Michael Brown is urging Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon to sign into law a measure limiting the powers and revenues of municipal courts.

  • Missouri lawmakers override veto to enact welfare limits 
    Updated: May-05-15 4:53 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri lawmakers voted Tuesday to remove several thousand families from a welfare program by imposing shorter time limits for people to receive the benefits, overriding a veto by the state's Democratic governor.

  • Missouri House roll call on override of welfare limit cuts 
    Updated: May-05-15 1:48 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - The 113-42 roll call vote Tuesday by which the Missouri House overrode Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of a measure to lower the lifetime limit for people to receive temporary cash assistance from five years to three years and nine months.

  • Reunited mother, daughter seeking court records 
    Updated: May-04-15 8:40 pm

    ST. LOUIS - A woman who recently reunited with her 49-year-old daughter filed a petition Monday seeking court files and adoption records that might shed light on what exactly happened in 1965 at Homer G. Phillips Hospital in St. Louis, where the mother says she was told her newborn baby was dead.

  • Missouri Senate roll call on override of welfare limit cuts 
    Updated: May-04-15 7:43 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - The 25-9 roll call vote Monday by which the Missouri Senate overrode Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of a measure to lower the lifetime limit for people to receive temporary cash assistance from five years to three years and nine months. The measure also needs a two-thirds vote in the House to override the governor's veto.

  • HUD secretary announces 8 new Promise Zone designations 
    Updated: Apr-28-15 4:44 pm

    ST. LOUIS - Six metropolitan areas, one rural region and one tribal community have been designated as Promise Zones under an Obama administration program that seeks to revitalize high-poverty communities.

  • Ferguson Commission endorses police training reforms 
    Updated: Apr-28-15 8:38 am

    ST. LOUIS - The Ferguson Commission has endorsed reforms for training police officers that seek to reduce racial bias and the use of force while enhancing what commissioners call a "climate of care and accountability."

  • Missouri House OKs changes to municipal court practices 
    Updated: Apr-22-15 11:22 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri lawmakers moved forward Wednesday with changes to municipal court practices, lower limits on revenues from traffic violations and restrictions on public access to police camera footage as part of a legislative response to unrest in Ferguson.