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Illinois gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner leaves a campaign event on September 23, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois.   (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

GOP: Rauner Should Appoint Next Comptroller

Republican legislative leaders say the only way to name a four-year replacement for late Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka is through an appointment by Republican Governor-elect Bruce Rauner.

12/18/2014

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Koster Sues 13 STL County Municipalities for Balancing Budgets with Traffic Fines

Missouri’s Attorney General files suit against 13 municipalities in St. Louis County for violations of the Macks Creek law, which prohibits municipalities from getting more than 30 percent of revenue from traffic violations.

12/18/2014

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Mayor Outlines Plan to Hire More Police Officers

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay has come up with a price tag to hire more police officers.

12/17/2014

In this handout image provided by The White House, U.S. President Barack Obama talks with President Raúl Castro of Cuba from the Oval Office, on December 16, 2014 in Washington, DC. Obama announced plans to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba, over 50 years after they were severed in January 1961. In a prisoner exchange, U.S. contractor Alan Gross was freed after being held in Cuba since 2009 and sent to Cuba three Cuban spies who had imprisoned in the U.S. since 2001. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Reaction To President’s Cuba Announcement

Rep. Clay, Sen. Blunt sound off on potential changes

12/17/2014

National Guard troops arrive ahead of the grand jury announcement in the Michael Brown shooting case on November 24, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Ferguson State of Emergency Expires

Gov. Nixon thanks police and Missouri National Guard members for safeguarding lives

12/17/2014

Missouri Rep. Rick Brattin (Photo courtesy of Facebook)

Mo. Rep. Pushes Bill Requiring Father’s Signature for Abortion, Except in Cases of ‘Legitimate Rape’

A GOP lawmaker in Missouri introduced a bill that requires pregnant women to receive written consent from the father of the child before an abortion can be performed – or in exceptional cases of “legitimate rape.”

12/17/2014

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Obama: Charting A New Course On Cuba

President announces re-establishment of diplomatic relations as well as an easing in economic and travel restrictions on Cuba

12/17/2014

Dr. Margie Vandeven (Missouri DESE photo)

Dr. Margie Vandeven Named DESE Commissioner

She has been with the state education department for nine years, recently a deputy commissioner

12/17/2014

Photo of Bridgeton Landfill Aug. 19, 2013 showing black liner material to be covered. (Photo: dnr.mo.gov/bridgeton/)

Council Asks EPA For Bridgeton Landfill Contaminant Studies

Members also want agency to come up with guidelines for fighting any fires there.

12/17/2014

Franklin County Sheriff's Department photo

Franklin County Sheriff Retiring

Gary Toelke says he won’t seek re-election in 2016.

12/17/2014

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