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  • Missouri governor's race no mirror of White House contest 
    Updated: Jul-26-15 12:14 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - A well-known and well-funded Democrat, opposite a field loaded with an array of Republican candidates. The contest to become Missouri's next governor may seem similar to the White House race, but experts say important differences will affect it.

  • Parson dropping Missouri governor's bid to seek No. 2 post story has photos
    Updated: Jul-25-15 7:37 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri's crowded Republican primary for governor shrunk by one Saturday, as state Sen. Mike Parson dropped out and announced that he instead will seek the state's No. 2 post of lieutenant governor.

  • Missouri legislator accused by interns submits resignation 
    Updated: Jul-25-15 2:47 am

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri state Sen. Paul LeVota submitted his resignation following allegations that he made unwanted sexual advances toward interns, claims that the Democrat denied but that prompted party leaders to question his ability to serve.

  • Missouri legislator accused by interns submits resignation 
    Updated: Jul-25-15 12:11 am

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri state Sen. Paul LeVota submitted his resignation Friday following allegations that he made unwanted sexual advances toward interns, claims that the Democrat denied but that prompted party leaders to question his ability to serve.

  • McCaskill weighs in on Missouri senator's alleged harassment 
    Updated: Jul-23-15 7:31 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill says Missouri state Sen. Paul LeVota needs to "seriously consider" whether he can continue to serve after claims that he made unwanted sexual advances toward interns.

  • Largest convention staying in St. Louis 
    Updated: Jul-21-15 8:43 am

    ST. LOUIS - The largest convention in St. Louis is staying, despite some initial concerns about Ferguson.

  • Republicans ask Missouri governor to arm National Guard 
    Updated: Jul-20-15 8:25 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Republican lawmakers are calling on Democratic Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon to arm the state National Guard after a recent attack on two Tennessee military facilities left five soldiers dead.

  • Republican Sen. Dixon enters race for Missouri governor 
    Updated: Jul-20-15 4:55 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - State Sen. Bob Dixon joined four other announced Republican candidates vying for Missouri governor in 2016, touting his Christian faith and conservative views during an announcement Monday on the front porch of his Springfield home.

  • $50 million in tax credits sought for St. Louis stadium 
    Updated: Jul-17-15 10:30 am

    ST. LOUIS - A revised plan for a new NFL stadium in St. Louis calls for the stadium authority to seek $50 million in state tax credits from the Missouri Development Finance Board.

  • Missouri sues federal agency over crop insurance reports 
    Updated: Jul-16-15 5:42 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri is suing the U.S. agriculture secretary for not extending the deadline for some farmers to file reports needed for crop insurance.

  • Koster has nearly $4 million for Missouri governor campaign 
    Updated: Jul-15-15 7:26 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Democratic Attorney General Chris Koster has more money for a campaign for Missouri governor than all of his Republican rivals combined, after announcing on Wednesday that he has nearly $4 million in his campaign account.

  • The Latest: Missouri executes man for killing 19-year-old story has photos
    Updated: Jul-14-15 11:07 pm

    BONNE TERRE, Missouri - Here are the latest developments involving the execution Tuesday of Missouri inmate David Zink (all times CDT):

  • Missouri executes man for killing 19-year-old story has photos
    Updated: Jul-14-15 10:26 pm

    BONNE TERRE, Missouri - A Missouri inmate who sexually attacked a 19-year-old woman before tying her to a cemetery tree and killing her was executed Tuesday after the U.S. Supreme Court and the governor declined to intervene.

  • Greitens has $1.1M for potential Missouri governor's race 
    Updated: Jul-12-15 1:50 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Former Navy officer Eric Greitens (GRY'-tens) says he has amassed more than $1.1 million as he prepares for a potential run for Missouri governor.

  • Same-sex marriage ruling raises issues for Kansas, Missouri 
    Updated: Jul-11-15 11:28 am

    TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas and Missouri legislators face debates next year over religious objections proposals and expanding their state's anti-discrimination laws to protect gays and lesbians, following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision legalizing same-sex marriage throughout the nation.

  • Longtime Nixon aide to lead Missouri state retirement system 
    Updated: Jul-10-15 11:41 am

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon's longtime chief of staff has been selected to lead the state's public pension system.

  • Fort Leonard Wood to see reduction of 774 troops 
    Updated: Jul-09-15 5:20 pm

    FORT LEONARD WOOD, Missouri - Although Fort Leonard Wood will lose about 15 percent of its active-duty troops in the next two years, the Army reductions announced Thursday could have been much worse, several of Missouri's political leaders said.

  • Missouri law addresses concerns after Ferguson shooting 
    Updated: Jul-09-15 5:13 pm

    ST. LOUIS - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon signed legislation Thursday limiting cities' ability to profit from traffic tickets and court fines - the first significant step taken by state lawmakers to address concerns raised after the police shooting of a black, unarmed 18-year-old in Ferguson nearly a year ago.

  • Nixon set to take action on bill for municipal court limits 
    Updated: Jul-09-15 5:05 am

    ST. LOUIS - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is expected to sign into law the first significant measure state lawmakers have taken to address concerns raised after the fatal police shooting of a black 18-year-old in Ferguson.

  • Kansas, Missouri governors differ in gay marriage responses 
    Updated: Jul-08-15 7:17 pm

    TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback described the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling legalizing same-sex marriage as a potential threat to religious liberties, while Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon called it an important step toward creating a fairer society.

  • Royals, Cardinals form alliance for All-Star final vote 
    Updated: Jul-08-15 7:03 pm

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri - The Kansas City Royals and St. Louis Cardinals, bitter cross-state rivals, have forged an unlikely alliance to get their final vote candidates into the All-Star Game.

  • Nixon orders agencies to implement same-sex marriage ruling 
    Updated: Jul-07-15 6:51 pm

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri - Gov. Jay Nixon directed all Missouri state agencies on Tuesday to review their procedures in order to immediately implement the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision legalizing same-sex marriage.

  • 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."