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Missouri House Passes Bill to Fix Unaccredited Schools

The bill calls for an expansion of a virtual school option for students who have been in an unaccredited school for at least one semester.

05/07/2015

Missouri senator and physician Rob Schaaf, R-St.Joseph. (KMOX file photo)

Mo. Senator on New St. Louis NFL Stadium: ‘I’m Going to be a Wall’

Schaaf says as long as his “legs will stand up,” he will filibuster.

05/07/2015

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon (R) shakes the hand of Chancellor Tom George as Nixon announces that $10 million in matching funds will be made available for a new College of Business Administration building at The University of Missouri - St. Louis in St. Louis on May 6, 2015. The University has raised a total of $10 million in private matching funds. Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

Missouri Student Transportation, Scholarship Funds Released

Gov. Nixon announces action while on University of Missouri St. Louis campus

05/06/2015

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 4: Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner declares victory during his election night gathering while incumbent Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn is yet to concede on November 4, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Rauner leads by over 170,000 votes with 98 percent reporting. (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

Gov. Bruce Rauner: Illinois Can’t Bail Out Chicago

The Republican governor delivered a rare speech to the Chicago City Council on Wednesday. He said the city’s agenda for fixing its fiscal issues cannot be separate from the state’s own reform efforts. He says it will require shared sacrifice and asked council members to work with him.

05/06/2015

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Slay Signs Police Oversight Bill Into Law

Slay, who took the unusual step of being a co-sponsor, signed the bill Wednesday. It officially becomes law June 5.

05/06/2015

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Clayton Police Release Details of What Was in Schweich’s Office Computers

Schweich died without a suicide note, and investigators say the search for a motive was the theme of their final search of two state-owned computers Schweich used in his St. Louis and Jefferson City offices.

05/06/2015

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Chesterfield Offers to Remove “Hazardous” Sweet Gum Trees

The city of Chesterfield is working to clear sidewalks and streets of the hazardous sweet gum tree balls.

05/05/2015

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Snuggling Service Can’t Wrap Its Arms Around Maplewood

Both licensed therapists, the Rundquists say snuggling can help stroke patients, autistic children, and even people who are just lonely and need touch.

05/05/2015

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Missouri Senate Overrides Veto of Welfare Limits

Missouri senators on Monday voted to override Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of a bill removing several thousand families from a welfare program in a move Nixon said would make Missouri’s limits among the lowest in the nation.

05/04/2015

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon addresses the state legislature during the annual State of the State address at the state capitol in Jefferson City, Missouri on January 21, 2015.    Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

Mo. Lawmakers Disagree on Murder Sentences for Minors

Missouri lawmakers disagree over how long minors convicted of first-degree murder should have to spend in prison, with a House panel on Monday.

05/04/2015

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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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