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  • Judge weighing Missouri lawmaker lawsuit over Rams stadium 
    Updated: Jun-30-15 4:27 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - A Missouri state lawmaker asked a judge to block Gov. Jay Nixon from working on plans to build a new NFL stadium in St. Louis, calling the effort a misuse of taxpayer dollars for an "illegal purpose."

  • Power out, trees down after storm hits much of Missouri 
    Updated: Jun-26-15 7:53 pm

    ST. LOUIS - Storms with wind gusts up to 80 mph and torrential rains swept across Missouri overnight into Friday morning, leaving more than 150,000 homes and businesses without power and forcing dozens of water rescues.

  • The Latest: Missouri reacts to gay marriage ruling 
    Updated: Jun-26-15 7:42 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - The latest reaction in Missouri to the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to legalize marriages between same-sex couples (all times local):

  • Nixon vetoes Missouri student transfers legislation 
    Updated: Jun-26-15 6:31 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Gov. Jay Nixon on Friday vetoed a bill aimed at revamping Missouri's student transfer law, saying it "veered of track" with some of its provisions and failed to cap tuition districts can charge other districts to educate students who transfer from failing schools.

  • Missouri moves swiftly to begin same-sex marriages 
    Updated: Jun-26-15 5:47 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - 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 marriage licenses.

  • Judge hears case over new St. Louis football stadium 
    Updated: Jun-26-15 3:10 pm

    ST. LOUIS - A judge will decide whether a public vote is necessary on funding the construction of a new football stadium in downtown St. Louis, after hearing arguments in the case.

  • Governors urge EPA to keep renewable fuel standards intact 
    Updated: Jun-25-15 3:58 pm

    KANSAS CITY, Kansas - A plan to reduce the amount of renewable fuels required in the U.S. gasoline supply drew heated condemnation of the petroleum industry Thursday from two governors who said health of the ethanol industry is vital to their states' economy.

  • Missouri advocates praise ruling for health care subsidies 
    Updated: Jun-25-15 3:30 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri health care advocates praised a U.S. Supreme Court ruling Thursday that backs nationwide subsidies under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, while Republican leaders called the health care law flawed and renewed calls to ax it.

  • EPA to hear testimony from hundreds on renewable fuels plan 
    Updated: Jun-24-15 7:17 pm

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri - A federal proposal to reduce the amount of renewable fuels required in gasoline would have a stifling impact on the ethanol industry and goes against the intentions of Congress when it set the standards eight years ago, opponents of the suggested changes said.

  • Satanic group's suit: Missouri abortion law violates beliefs 
    Updated: Jun-24-15 12:10 pm

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri - 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.

  • Ferguson Commission seeks municipal court reforms 
    Updated: Jun-24-15 9:41 am

    FERGUSON, Missouri - The Ferguson Commission wants to overhaul St. Louis County's municipal court system by consolidating operations and eliminating many practices that have been labeled abusive.

  • Official: Kansas, Missouri close to ending economic war 
    Updated: Jun-23-15 3:24 pm

    TOPEKA, Kansas - Missouri and Kansas officials are close to an agreement that would end a long-running "border war" that saw both states using economic incentives to persuade businesses to move, a Kansas Cabinet secretary said.

  • Governors' trade missions have uneven record of success story has photos
    Updated: Jun-22-15 5:08 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Governors across the country have been packing their bags for all-expenses-paid trade missions abroad, spending taxpayer dollars on costly trips that have an uneven track record of yielding any tangible benefits for their states.

  • Gift to Nixon raises questions about Missouri campaign funds 
    Updated: Jun-20-15 11:40 am

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - An internationally known union donated $50,000 to Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon days after he recently vetoed a contentious right-to-work measure, a sizeable contribution that could help fund a re-election campaign - if he was not term-limited from running again.

  • Missouri utility regulator leader nears end of term 
    Updated: Jun-08-15 3:05 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - The chairman of a Missouri panel that regulates public utilities such as water and electricity will step down.

  • Suit questions law allowing search of commercial vehicles 
    Updated: Jun-04-15 3:17 pm

    ST. LOUIS - A mid-Missouri rancher and political activist is suing the state for the second time in a week, this time alleging that a law allowing troopers and other officers to pull over and inspect commercial vehicles without cause is unconstitutional.

  • Missouri Gov. Nixon vetoes right-to-work legislation story has photos
    Updated: Jun-04-15 1:32 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - 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 override the veto.