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Nixon Vetoes Student Transfers Bill, Some St. Louis-Area Legislators Frustrated

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon today vetoed House Bill 42, saying it fails to solve the problems of unaccredited school districts in the St. Louis region and creates new problems and mandates for public schools across the state.

06/26/2015

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Mayor Slay’s $15 Minimum Wage Plan Shelved by Alderman

In a surprise move, Alderman Joe Vaccaro announced he won’t be holding anymore hearings on the bill this summer.

06/26/2015

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Nixon to Veto Student Transfers Bill

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon will veto a bill to revamp the state’s system allowing students to transfer from failing schools, two Missouri lawmakers who took a lead in crafting the legislation said on Thursday.

06/25/2015

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon's State of the State address

Gov. Nixon signs Bill to keep Intelligence Agency in Missouri

Gov. Jay Nixon signed into law House Bill 514 to help keep thousands of high-paying jobs at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) in Missouri on Monday.

06/22/2015

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Flood Expert: More Rain for Missouri Remains Concern

The Cuivre River was falling in northeast Missouri, the Meramec near St. Louis was at crest, and the Mississippi River south of St. Louis was expected to reach its high point on Tuesday.

06/22/2015

Tom Ackerman and his father, Bill Ackerman (Courtesy of Tom Ackerman)

Bill Ackerman: The Dad Behind the Voice

Tom Ackerman’s first gig behind a microphone came when he was a sophomore at St. Louis Country Day School. It was his first real experience in the press box, rifling through rosters, interviewing head coaches, and calling plays on the field as the school’s public address announcer.

06/19/2015

Flooding file photo (KMOX/ Tanya Sinkovits)

Flash Flood Forces Evacuation in Crawford County

18 people rescued, 30 others evacuated due to rising Yadkin Creek

06/18/2015

TAJI, IRAQ - APRIL 12:  U.S. Army trainers watch as Iraqi Army recruits train at a military base on April 12, 2015 in Taji, Iraq. Members of the U.S. Army's 5-73 CAV, 3BCT, 82nd Airborne Division are teaching soldiers from the newly-formed 15th Division of the Iraqi Army, as the Iraqi government launches offensives to try to recover territory lost to ISIS last year. U.S. forces, currently operating in 5 large bases throught Iraq, are training thousands of Iraqi Army combat troops, trying to rebuild a force they had origninally trained before the U.S. withdrawal from Iraq in 2010.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Belleville’s Military Boots Contract Saved by Failed Bill

The Belleville Boot Company employs 750 people nationwide and has manufactured military boots since World War 1.

06/18/2015

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Lawmakers OK Bill Pardoning Underage Drinkers Who Call 911

Illinois lawmakers have approved legislation that would grant amnesty to underage drinkers who call 911 to get help.

06/17/2015

June 16, 2015-Full house in the Kennedy Room at St. Louis City Hall for pro vs. con discussion of minimum wage bill (BB 83).  (Brett Blume/KMOX)

Hearings on Proposed St. Louis Minimum Wage Hike Get Underway

Measure would establish $15-per-hour minimum wage by 2020.

06/16/2015

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