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Residents listen to a Town & Country Planning & Zoning Commission hearing on July 25, 2013. (KMOX)

A Town Square for Town and Country?

Town and Country is taking ideas on what to do with the Wirth property near Clayton and Mason roads.

04/24/2015

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Obamacare Causing Parkway Schools to Outsource for Subs

Nancy Buchannan, a substitute teacher in the district, says she doesn’t need insurance, and says subs already feel unappreciated by the district.

04/23/2015

Members of the Ferguson Police Department wear body cameras during a rally August 30, 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri.  (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)

Bill Could Keep Body Camera Footage Private

A bill approved in the Missouri House would allow video captured through body cameras to remain private despite filing a Sunshine Law request.

04/23/2015

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Mo. Senate Committee Hears Pledge of Allegiance Measure

The Senate General Laws Committee was urged to restrict a current law by requiring the Pledge of Allegiance be recited in public schools every school day and only in English.

04/22/2015

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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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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