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Missourians Rank 9th in Obesity

As far as the states go, Missouri continues to put on pounds. The Show-Me State is ranked the 9th heaviest state this year. Compare that to 14th in 2014 and 20th in 2013.

05/28/2015

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon listens to residents and faith and community leaders as they discuss unrest in the town of Ferguson following the shooting death of Michael Brown during a forum held at Christ the King UCC Church on Aug. 14, 2014 in Florissant, Mo. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Right-to-Work Supporters Prepare for Possible Veto

Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Dan Mehan says if Gov. Nixon does veto the measure, they will try to receive enough votes to override his veto.

05/14/2015

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 4: Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner declares victory during his election night gathering while incumbent Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn is yet to concede on November 4, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Rauner leads by over 170,000 votes with 98 percent reporting. (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

Gov. Bruce Rauner: Illinois Can’t Bail Out Chicago

The Republican governor delivered a rare speech to the Chicago City Council on Wednesday. He said the city’s agenda for fixing its fiscal issues cannot be separate from the state’s own reform efforts. He says it will require shared sacrifice and asked council members to work with him.

05/06/2015

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Bird Flu Virus Creeps Across Missouri

A strain of bird flu responsible for the deaths of millions of chickens and turkeys in several states is spreading across Missouri.

05/06/2015

Monks Mound at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site (KMOX/Brett Blume)

Effort Continues to Elevate Cahokia Mounds to National Historic Park

Cahokia Mounds “as significant as the Pyramids of Egypt”, deserves national status.

04/06/2015

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Senate Passed Prescription Drug Monitoring Act

The bill would allow a government database to monitor the prescribing and dispensing of narcotic-type drugs.

04/03/2015

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Illinois Now Accepting FOID Applications Online

Something that could only be done through snail mail until now.

03/16/2015

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Index Reveals Healthiest and Happiest State

Which state has the healthiest and the happiest residents? Missouri or Illinois?

03/03/2014

1/16/14-Severl top regional officials, including St. Louis County executive Charlie Dooley and mayor Francis Slay, address a large crowd of business and civic leaders Thursday at the Renaissance Grand downtown during the Stte of St. Louis hosted by the St. Louis Business Journal. (KMOX/Brett Blume)

State Of St. Louis: 2014 Is Very Important For Regional Growth

Concerns about Lambert airport, school transfers among issues discussed.

01/16/2014

Petersen leaves Boise State football for Washington

Washington has its new head football coach, Chris Petersen. He left Boise State on Friday, where he was 92-12 in eight seasons with the Broncos. The Huskies made the announcement Friday morning after Petersen reportedly met with Washington athletic […]

12/06/2013

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