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2 hrs ago | Joplin

Scrutiny flares as next Missouri execution looms

"Alleged difficulties in executions in Arizona, Oklahoma and Ohio using different execution chemicals, different protocols and different personnel than Missouri do not support a stay," state attorneys argue in court filings.

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6 hrs ago | Dallas Morning News

For conservative Christians, it's the Great Secession

Afew months ago, an odd news story out of St. Louis caught my eye. A Christian-owned dog-walking business had fired, so to speak, a customer who supported legalizing marijuana.

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Related Topix: Wedding, Gay/Lesbian, Opinion

10 hrs ago | WKRN

Montgomery County woman accused of statutory rape of 16-year-old

She is accused of having a sexual relationship with the teen. Investigators reportedly found text messages that corroborated with the statement of the victim.

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12 hrs ago | KIXQ-FM Joplin

Blunt On Obama's KC Trip

During his visit to Kansas City on Wedensday, President Obama told Republicans to "stop hating" and work with him on legislation.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Roy Blunt, Roy Blunt, US House of Representatives

16 hrs ago | NBC Action News

Deals for tax-free shopping weekend in Missouri

The tax-free weekend for back-to-school shopping in Missouri begins Friday, Aug. 1 and ends Sunday, Aug. 3. It is happening in a select number of cities and counties.

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Related Topix: Missouri Government, Kids, Family

19 hrs ago | SanLuisObispo.com

Early voting initiative may miss Missouri ballot

The AP review of signature counts conducted by Missouri's local election authorities found that the proposed constitutional amendment on early voting lacks enough valid signatures of registered voters in all but two of the state's eight congressional districts.

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Related Topix: Missouri Government

23 hrs ago | KMBC-TV

Sales tax holiday means back-to-school savings

Missouri's sales tax holiday starts at midnight on Aug.1. Find out what you can buy without having to pay sales tax.

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Thu Jul 31, 2014

Missourian

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Ledger-Enquirer.com

Congress continues to avoid long-term fix for highway funding

States were bracing for a drop in payments during the height of construction season.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Bob Corker, Barack Obama

KFVS12

2 arrested in Missouri man's disappearance

Two Columbia residents have been arrested in the 2011 disappearance of a central Missouri man, in a case investigators are now calling a homicide.

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Missourian

Missouri Peace Corps volunteer being evacuated

A Missouri man is among the hundreds of Peace Corps volunteers being evacuated from three West African nations affected by the worst recorded Ebola outbreak in history.

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Business Journal

Missourians see their home values rising

Sixty-six percent of Missourians expect their home values to rise in the next year, and 47 percent say the values have risen during the last year.

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Business Journal

Saint Luke's hires director for spine program

Saint Luke's Health System has hired Dr. Cheerag Upadhyaya to take over as director of its spine program and director of spine surgery at the Saint Luke's Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute.

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Related Topix: University of Florida, University of Missouri Kansas City

KOMU-TV Columbia

Auditor: At least $12,000 missing in Clark County

A report by the Missouri Auditor's office shows that a northeast Missouri county is missing more than $12,000, with a former circuit clerk suspected of taking the money.

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Missourian

In Columbia, Missouri Rep. Wright presses for lobbyist reform

State Rep. John Wright wants to change an inappropriate culture of entitlement he said is pervading the Missouri state Capitol.

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Related Topix: Missouri Government, Columbia, MO, Rocheport, MO

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Scanews.com

Transportation Tax Campaign Spent More than $2 Million -- Just In July

The campaign for a statewide transportation sales tax has been in a spending frenzy in July - and still has more money to burn.

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Related Topix: Missouri Government

The Island Packet

WWII veterans remember their service during national tour's stop on Hilton Head

Auston O'Neill, his wife Bonnie with their dog Barker are touring the states in a motor home as part of the "Keep the Spirit of '45 Alive!" tour to raise public awareness about next year's 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.

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Related Topix: US Military, Fort Benning, US Army

Sedalia Democrat

Debunking the myth: Dog Days of Summer3:18 pm

Sores and boils brought on from swimming in lakes and rivers, canines going mad, and fish refusing to bite are just a few of the many myths associated with the "Dog Days" of summer, but is there any real truth behind the stories of these strange occurrences? Local experts say "likely no," but add there are some elements of fact to many popular ... (more)

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Christian Science Monitor

Sexual assault: Senators introduce bill to hold campuses more accountable

Anna a survivor of sexual assault, with her mother Susan joins Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y. , during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, to discuss 'Campus Accountability and Safety Act' that is before the Senate.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Claire McCaskill, Senator Richard Blumenthal, Senator Kelly Ayotte, Republican

Joplin

Gulfport standout picks Missouri

And that's all the time the Gulfport receiver needed to decide to turn down offers from Cincinnati, Alcorn State and Memphis.

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