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Census: St. Charles, St. Louis Counties Grow; City Loses

St. Charles led all Missouri counties with a gain of 3,685 residents, followed by Greene, Boone, Clay and Jackson counties.

03/14/2013

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Lawmakers Push to Give Joplin $17M To Offset Tornado Effects

The House Economic Development Committee voted 21-0 Thursday to move legislation to the full chamber that would give Joplin access to state funds for rebuilding.

02/15/2013

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Higher Education Institutions Favor Performance-Based State Funding

Nixon proposed a $150 million budget increase for education that would be performance-based instead of based on past funding.

01/30/2013

The Thomas Jefferson statue drips with icicles as a banner blows in the wind on the steps of the State Capitol in Jefferson City, Missouri on January 13, 2013. Several state wide elected officals including Governor Jay Nixon will take their oath of office on January 14, 2013, during Missouri Inauguration ceremonies. Temperatures are expected to be in the mid 20's for the ceremony.   UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Republicans Marking 10 Years of Power in Missouri House

The GOP won control of the Senate a dozen years ago and now holds veto-proof majorities in both chambers.

01/22/2013

national guard

Missouri National Guard Winding Down Work in Joplin

The Missouri National Guard says it still has one soldier working in Joplin, 20 months after guard members responded to the devastating tornado that killed 161 people.

01/18/2013

Jopin Airport

Joplin Airport Will Start Using Larger Jets

The Joplin Regional Airport will continue to provide federally subsidized airline service for two more years, but now passengers will fly on slightly larger jets.

01/03/2013

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FEMA Trailers in Joplin Slowly Emptying

The nearly 600 federal trailers that housed Joplin residents since the May 2011 tornado are slowly emptying, with only about 80 of the trailers still occupied.

12/03/2012

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Tornado Fraud Costs 2 Joplin Residents Prison Time

Prosecutors say both made false claims about tornado damage. One obtained temporary rental assistance and the other, a temporary housing unit.

11/19/2012

Missouri Senator Ron Richard

Capitol Perspectives: Election Consequences for Missouri

Missouri’s Senate may be on the verge of an historic change. And if so, it likely can be attributed to one of the softest-spoken legislative leaders I’ve covered.

11/16/2012

Simba and family.  (Photo via The Joplin Globe)

Joplin Family Finds Cat 18 Months After Tornado

A Joplin family is celebrating finding a cat they hadn’t seen since their home was destroyed by a tornado 18 months ago.

10/30/2012

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