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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (Getty/Joe Raedle)

Audit: Gov. Nixon has Shifted Costs to Agencies

A new state audit chides Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon for continuing to use money budgeted for state agencies to cover some of his office expenses.

04/22/2015

St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Belleville, Illinois (Courtesy of the Belleville Historical Society)

Belleville Considers Suing After Plans for Replacement Hospital in O’Fallon, Ill. Approved

The vote clears the way for the hospital to build a $300 million hospital in O’Fallon, Illinois, to replace the 60-year-old facility in downtown Belleville.

04/22/2015

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Ill. Moves Closer to Allowing Cameras in Nursing Home Rooms

The measure, which now moves to the Illinois Senate, would allow families to pay for installation of video equipment in residents’ rooms.

04/22/2015

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Missouri House Sends Unemployment Benefit Cuts to Governor

A top business priority for Missouri Republicans is heading to Gov. Jay Nixon’s desk, but the measure did not get the number of votes needed to override a potential veto.

04/21/2015

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Swyers Resigns from Monarch Fire Protection Board

Steve Swyers says when Board President Robin Harris spent $20,000 in taxpayer money on a newsletter that promoted his accomplishments right before the election, that was the last straw.

04/21/2015

Ella Jones (right) hugs her opponent Adrienne Hawkins, minutes before the polls close. They wished each other luck, and said no matter which one of them is elected, today's vote is a win.

History at Ferguson Council Meeting Tonight

When attorney Wesley Bell and retired entrepreneur Ella Jones take their oaths, they will increase the number of African-Americans on the Ferguson City Council to three.

04/21/2015

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St. Louis Aldermen Vote to Create Civilian Review Board

The new board will have oversight in St. Louis city only and will have no say in nearby Ferguson.

04/20/2015

Kansas City Mayor Sly James (Credit: Facebook.com)

Kansas City Police Increase Security for Mayor Sly James

Kansas City police have increased security for Mayor Sly James after he received a threat through his campaign website.

04/20/2015

St. Louis City Hall (KMOX/file photo)

St. Louis Aldermen to Vote on Civilian Review Board

A seven-member review panel would look into citizen complaints about police misconduct. The same body would also review police policy and practices and even make recommendations.

04/20/2015

Members of the Missouri Legislative Black Caucus held a town hall forum in St. Louis County on April 18, 2015 (KMOX/Brad Choat)

Missouri’s Black Caucus Discusses 2015 Agenda

Members gathered in north St. Louis County to discuss court reform, right to work, and more

04/19/2015

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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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