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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

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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

Photo Credit: Getty Images/Maria Toutoudaki

Missouri Couple Who Won $20M in Suit Going Bankrupt

In addition to the Chapter 7 filing last month, Eric and Cassandra Peoples of Carthage are being forced to sell the home they built for $3.9 million.

10/15/2012

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Charges Filed in Joplin School Threat Case

A 21-year-old man has been charged with making terroristic threats that caused the Joplin School District to lock the doors of all its buildings.

10/12/2012

Joplin, Missouri Marks One Year Anniversary Of Deadly Tornado

Joplin Gets $2.4M To Deal With Soil Problems

The money will help Joplin test and cleanup soil that was contaminated with lead and cadmium during the EF-5 tornado that ripped through it.

10/04/2012

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