- St. Louis utility company pushes back against carbon rules Updated: Feb-08-16 6:20 pm
ST. LOUIS - A St. Louis utility company is pushing back on the federal government's plan to cut carbon dioxide emissions.
- Legislatures consider special protections for gun industry Updated: Feb-08-16 6:12 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - A terse letter from Andrew Clyde's credit card-processing company explained it was discontinuing his corporate account because his Georgia firearms business "no longer met our underwriting guidelines." In a panic, Clyde called three other companies, which denied him, too.
- Koster reaches deal to restore $50M from tobacco settlement Updated: Feb-08-16 5:44 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster says he's reached a deal to restore $50 million in tobacco settlement money in exchange for legislators tightening laws on small tobacco companies.
- Voter ID requirements head to Missouri Senate floor Updated: Feb-08-16 5:11 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Two proposals aimed at requiring Missourians to show photo ID before voting are heading to the Senate floor.
- Prescription drug database up again in Missouri House Updated: Feb-08-16 3:53 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - As opioid overdoses increasingly draw attention in Congress and statehouses across the U.S., Missouri lawmakers are again considering a proposal for a prescription monitoring program that would bring the state in line with all others.
- 2 people die in crash in central Missouri Updated: Feb-08-16 9:09 am
KINGDOM CITY, Missouri - Authorities say two people are dead after a crash on Interstate 70 in central Missouri.
- After suicide attempt, Missouri lawmaker speaks out Updated: Feb-07-16 12:10 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri state Rep. Genise Montecillo is talking about her suicide attempt in hopes of helping others dealing with suicidal thoughts and depression.
- Missouri lawmaker says colleague's move was political Updated: Feb-06-16 6:21 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - A Missouri lawmaker says he's pleased that a colleague dropped a restraining order against him, but says the man was trying to hurt his reputation.
- MLS commissioner taking hard look at St. Louis Updated: Feb-06-16 4:16 pm
ST. LOUIS - St. Louis may be losing football, but Major League Soccer could be on the horizon.
- Missouri considers easing adoptee birth certificate access Updated: Feb-06-16 11:25 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Danika Donatti first met her biological father when he was in hospice dying from complications of a disease she might also carry.
- Black students seek swifter race reforms at Missouri Updated: Feb-05-16 5:09 pm
COLUMBIA, Missouri - University of Missouri students pointedly pressed the system's governing board Friday for faster diversity reforms at the Columbia campus, which is still grappling with racial unrest three months since protests led to departures of two top administrators.
- Conservation Commission change passes Missouri Senate Updated: Feb-05-16 5:01 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - The Missouri Senate has approved a measure that would ask voters whether to add two members to the Department of Conservation's governing board.
- Missouri reaches $300 million trade deal with Peru Updated: Feb-04-16 6:48 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri and Peru have agreed to trade $300 million worth of products over the next four years.
- Senate committee considers deadly force bills to update law Updated: Feb-04-16 3:53 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - A state Senate committee is considering three bills that would update Missouri's deadly force laws.
- Missouri governor criticizes plan to redirect money to roads Updated: Feb-04-16 3:33 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says he opposes legislative efforts to fund roads and bridges with general state revenues instead of dedicated sources such as fuel taxes.
- Former Missouri governor appointed to NAACP committee Updated: Feb-04-16 12:12 pm
ST. LOUIS - Former Missouri Gov. Bob Holden is the newest member of the executive committee for the state NAACP.
- Increased enforcement planned along stretch of US 61 Updated: Feb-04-16 8:12 am
WENTZVILLE, Missouri - Traffic enforcement will be increased along a portion of U.S. 61 near the St. Charles County and Lincoln County line, following an accident last month that killed a woman and her two daughters.
- Missouri Republican proposes birth control from pharmacists Updated: Feb-03-16 8:53 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - A Republican lawmaker wants to make it easier for Missouri women to get birth control.
- Missouri bill on medical students' mental health advances Updated: Feb-03-16 3:56 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - A bill to promote awareness and research on mental illness among medical students is moving forward in the Missouri House.
- Advocacy group calls on Legislature to rethink scholarship Updated: Feb-03-16 2:48 pm
ST. LOUIS - An advocacy group is pushing the Missouri Legislature to reconsider how it awards scholarships for a 30-year-old program designed to keep the brightest college students in the state.
- St. Louis seeks state support for federal spy agency project Updated: Feb-03-16 5:01 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay and other city leaders want Missouri lawmakers to support plans to keep a federal spy agency from moving its regional headquarters to southern Illinois.
- Missouri lawmakers debate restricting abortion methods Updated: Feb-02-16 8:38 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri lawmakers are debating whether to ban a common second-trimester abortion method.
- Missouri lawmaker wants former health official's salary cut Updated: Feb-02-16 5:53 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - A Republican Missouri lawmaker wants to cut the former health department director's salary because of how she responded to questions about a Planned Parenthood clinic.
- Missouri lawmakers eye universities' living requirements Updated: Feb-02-16 12:51 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri lawmakers have turned their scrutiny of public universities toward mandatory student fees and services.
- Lawsuit challenges St. Louis payroll tax paid by employers Updated: Feb-02-16 12:02 pm
ST. LOUIS - A St. Louis business is suing to halt the city's payroll tax paid by employers, arguing that it's unconstitutional.