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  • new storyMan who got life for marijuana charge goes free in Missouri story has photos
    Updated: Sep-01-15 7:40 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - A man sentenced to life without parole on a marijuana-related charge was freed Tuesday from a Missouri prison after being behind bars for more than two decades - a period in which the nation's attitudes toward pot steadily softened.

  • St. Louis leaders agree to minimum wage increase to $11/hour 
    Updated: Aug-28-15 8:40 pm

    ST. LOUIS - The minimum wage in St. Louis would rise to $11 per hour by 2018 under a measure approved Friday.

  • Missouri highway patrol trooper killed in accident 
    Updated: Aug-28-15 6:18 pm

    MEXICO, Missouri - The Missouri State Highway Patrol says one of its troopers has died in a crash in northeast Missouri.

  • Credit impact unclear amid fight over new St. Louis stadium 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 7:50 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - It's unclear whether halting payments for the current St. Louis football stadium, or refusing to make them for a potential new stadium, would hurt the state's high credit rating, a state official told Missouri lawmakers Thursday.

  • St. Louis' governing board advances minimum-wage boost 
    Updated: Aug-25-15 5:05 pm

    ST. LOUIS - St. Louis' governing board on Tuesday advanced a compromise measure that would ease the city's minimum wage up to $11 by 2018.

  • Ferguson Commission to meet again as deadline nears 
    Updated: Aug-24-15 8:28 am

    FERGUSON, Missouri - A panel tasked with finding ways to resolve social and economic divisions brought out by last year's unrest after the Ferguson police shooting death of Michael Brown will meet again as a key deadline approaches.

  • Missouri unemployment benefits bill looks set for override 
    Updated: Aug-23-15 11:17 am

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri's Republican-led Senate appears to have enough support to override Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of a bill that would enact one of the nation's strictest limits for unemployment benefits.

  • Missouri candidates for governor gather at State Fair 
    Updated: Aug-20-15 4:53 pm

    SEDALIA, Missouri - Most of Missouri's potential Republican candidates for governor expressed opposition Thursday to raising taxes for transportation funding, as they gathered under the same tent with other politicians to shake hands with voters at the Missouri State Fair.

  • Koster drops suit against Hillsdale over municipal fines 
    Updated: Aug-17-15 2:46 pm

    ST. LOUIS - Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster has dismissed a lawsuit against the St. Louis County town of Hillsdale over a law capping the percentage of revenue from traffic fines.

  • Judge dismisses governor from St. Louis stadium lawsuit 
    Updated: Aug-13-15 9:00 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - A judge in Missouri's capital city dismissed Gov. Jay Nixon from a lawsuit challenging an effort to build a new professional football stadium in St. Louis, and transferred the case on Thursday to a St. Louis court.

  • As anniversary and protests fade, Ferguson looks ahead story has photos
    Updated: Aug-12-15 4:47 pm

    FERGUSON, Missouri - By Wednesday, police outnumbered protesters in the St. Louis suburb that launched the "Black Lives Matter" movement, signaling that the nightly demonstrations could be fading after the anniversary of Michael Brown's death. But Ferguson, and the issues that elevated it to national prominence, are sure to be closely watched in the months to come. A look at what's ahead:

  • Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon confident in St. Louis as 'NFL city' 
    Updated: Aug-12-15 2:05 pm

    ST. JOSEPH, Missouri - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon remains confident in St. Louis as an NFL city, even if Rams owner Stan Kroenke succeeds in moving his franchise back to Los Angeles.

  • Missouri public defender director asks Nixon for $10 million 
    Updated: Aug-10-15 7:47 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - The director of Missouri's public defender system on Monday announced he's asking Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon for an additional $10 million this fiscal year, saying that the money is needed to help the agency adequately represent the state's poorest individuals charged with crimes.

  • Missouri gest disaster declaration for severe storms, floods 
    Updated: Aug-07-15 11:28 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says President Barack Obama has approved a request for a major disaster declaration after repeated flash flooding and severe storms from May 15 to July 27.

  • Nixon plans announcement about officer training commission 
    Updated: Aug-06-15 11:58 am

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri - Gov. Jay Nixon is directing a state commission and the Missouri Department of Public Safety to update the state's training standards for law enforcement officers.

  • Democratic governors share lessons learned from shootings 
    Updated: Aug-02-15 4:44 pm

    ASPEN, Colorado - Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon shared their thoughts Saturday at a conference in Aspen on shooting tragedies that have dominated their time in office, including the fatal shooting of a black man by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, and the James Holmes' theater shootings in Aurora.

  • Ferguson spurs 40 new state measures; activists want more 
    Updated: Aug-02-15 10:47 am

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - When a white Ferguson policeman fatally shot a black 18-year-old nearly a year ago, the St. Louis suburb erupted in violent protests and the nation took notice. Since then, legislators in almost every state have proposed changes to the way police interact with the public.