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A growler of beer is poured at Wynwood Brewing Company on April 25, 2014 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Mo. Considers Allowing Growlers in Gas Stations, Groceries

Take-home jugs of draft craft beers could become a reality if legislature approves.

03/28/2015

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Nebraska State Senator Says He’d Shoot A Cop ‘And Then Ask Questions Later’

Nebraska State Sen. Ernie Chambers made a series of controversial comments regarding police officers, saying that if he carried a gun he’d shoot an officer first and ask questions later.

03/27/2015

Work continues in March 2015 on the restoration of downtown's Arcade building, which will house 254 apartment units and classroom, art gallery and auditorium space for Webster University. (Michael Calhoun/KMOX)

Looking to Live in Downtown St. Louis? Good Luck.

93 percent of all the housing units downtown are occupied, up 1 percent from the year before, say the latest stats from Downtown STL Inc.

03/27/2015

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner (UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Illinois Senate Passes Plan to Fix Budget Hole

The Illinois Legislature has approved a plan ending weeks of negotiations over plugging a $1.6 billion hole in this year’s state budget.

03/26/2015

CEO of U.S. Steel promises the smokestacks in Granite City, Illinois, will not go cold forever. (Kevin Killeen/KMOX)

Illinois Congressman Bost Says Granite City Steel Will Come Back

CEO of U.S. Steel promises shutdown is only temporary.

03/26/2015

File photo of a person counting cash. (Photo by BAY ISMOYO/AFP/Getty Images)

Chesterfield Aims to Shake Up County Sales Tax Structure

When you buy something in a St. Louis County city, the sales taxes either go straight to that city or to a pool that all cities in the county share. Chesterfield, at its founding, decided to be a pool city – a decision it now regrets.

03/26/2015

Wood River Mayor Fred Ufert (photo: woodriver.org)

Wood River, Ill. Mayor Dies

Fred Ufert had emergency heart surgery earlier in the week.

03/25/2015

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Mo. Lawmaker’s Bill Defines ‘Violent Felony’ in State Gun Law

St. Louis Circuit Judge Robert Dierker has ruled Amendment Five was too broad, and fails to differentiate between violent and non-violent offenders.

03/24/2015

An emotional St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay makes his remarks as St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson looks on during a news conference in St. Louis on January 15, 2015. St. Louis recorded six murders in five unrelated incidents in a 12-hour period. The two are outraged and say the city gun laws are too lenient. Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

More Police Officers and a ‘No Violence Alliance’ – What’s the Status?

Mayor Slay says aldermen have to approve plan for more police, and Kansas City lessons are still being digested.

03/24/2015

Riders slow their horses after racing 5 furlongs on a sloppy track during the first race of the year at Fairmount Park in Collinsville, Illinois, on March 15, 2011. (Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Fairmount Park Waiting on Green Light for Slot Machines

Tuesday marks 90 years of horse racing at Fairmount Park. But still looming over the track is whether other forms of gaming will be allowed.

03/23/2015

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Missouri Governor Jay Nixon's State of the State address

Gov. Nixon’s 2015 State of the State Address

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon implored lawmakers to embrace policies that “foster healing and hope” Wednesday as he delivered his first State of the State address since the unrest that erupted over the fatal police shooting of a black 18-year-old in Ferguson.

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