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3 hrs ago | KMIZ

Citizenship test proposed for Missouri students

Some former Missouri officials are backing a proposal to require high school students to pass a test used for immigrants applying for citizenship. Former Gov. Bob Holden and other political leaders said Wednesday that the test is necessary to educate students on democracy.


Related Topix: Missouri Government, Education Etc.

3 hrs ago | KMIZ

Sierra Club endorses Grain Belt transmission line

The Missouri Chapter of the Sierra Club is endorsing a plan for a wind energy transmission line across the state, saying it would reduce the state's dependence on coal. The Grain Belt Express high-voltage transmission line would run across Buchanan, Clinton, Caldwell, Carroll, Chariton, Randolph, Monroe and Ralls counties in Missouri, with a converter station in Ralls County.


Related Topix: Wind Power, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Alternative Energy, Energy

6 hrs ago | Business Journal

Martha Stewart eying St. Louis startups; Boeing opens office at Missouri S&T: TechFlash 7 things

Artifox and Greetabl, two of this year's Arch Grants winners, are finalists for Martha Stewart's American Made competition.


Related Topix: Missouri University of Science and Technology

7 hrs ago | KMIZ

Main break dumps 11 million gallons of sewage

Officials say a main break that dumped 11 million gallons of sewage in the Chesterfield area did not pose a public health threat. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports some of the sewage discharge went into the Missouri River upstream from drinking water intakes for the city of St. Louis and for Missouri American Water, which serves parts of St. Louis and St. Charles counties.


11 hrs ago | SFGate

Joplin tornado aid worker sentenced for fraud

A woman who worked for a southwest Missouri disaster relief agency has been sentenced to prison for a fraud scheme following the deadly Joplin tornado. The U.S. attorney's office says Herlana Latham, of Memphis, Tennessee, was sentenced Tuesday to 14 months in federal prison and ordered to pay about $6,700 in restitution.


Related Topix: Federal Prisons, Prison

Tue Sep 16, 2014

The Maneater

Eighth execution in Missouri in 2014 carried out by lethal injection

A Missouri inmate convicted in a 1998 double homicide was executed by lethal injection after the U.S. Supreme Court and Gov. Jay Nixon denied pleas for clemency, according to a Sept. 9 news release from Nixon's office.


Related Topix: Missouri Government, Prison, Jay Nixon, US Supreme Court


Missouri Students Association video says 'Enough is Enough' to sexual violence and assault

The Missouri Students Association released a video Tuesday that features MU students and an administrator speaking out against sexual violence and assault in the MU community. The video was shared through a letter emailed to MU students on behalf of Kelsey Haberberger, MSA president.


Related Topix: Missouri Government

Daily Kos

Labor digest: 'Our brother killed our sister's son'

CIO President Richard Trumka has been particularly passionate about fighting racism, and speaking to the Missouri AFL-CIO, he addressed the killing of Michael Brown: Now, some people might ask me why our labor movement should be involved in all that has happened since the tragic death of Michael Brown in Ferguson. And I want to answer that question directly.


KSDK-TV Saint Louis

LHS named one of the best, againLHS named one of the best,...

LHS named one of the best, again Lindbergh High School has been named by Newsweek as one of the best high schools in the United States. Check out this story on ST.


Windsor Beacon

Programs focus on high-risk patients to reduce spending

By the time Donnie Missouri met Rosaleita Fulford, the soft-spoken 44-year-old woman had funded a drug habit with prostitution and theft. "I was off the chain," she says.


Related Topix: Hepatitis, Medicine, Health, Medicaid, Medicare

River Front Times

A Missouri Politician is Suing to Stop His Daughters From Getting Birth Control

Missouri Representative Paul Weiland doesn't want his daughters taking birth control, and he's taking the Obama administration to court to stop the Affordable Care Act from giving it to them for free.


Related Topix: US Politics, Ron Paul, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, US Supreme Court

River Front Times

Missouri Would Earn $23 Million Next Year By Legalizing Gay Marriage: Study

If same-sex marriage became legal in Missouri tomorrow, gay couples marrying in the state would bring in more than $36.6 million in three years, including $23 million in the first year alone, according to a new study .


Related Topix: Wedding, Gay/Lesbian, UC Los Angeles

JD Supra

Missouri Assembly Overrides Governor's Veto Of Installment Lending Bill

On September 10, the Missouri General Assembly voted to override Governor Jay Nixon's veto of SB 866 , which defines traditional installment loans as "fixed rate, fully amortized, closed-end extensions of direct consumer loans" and preempts certain local government actions that would affect lenders who only make such installment loans and who operate under a consumer installment loan license or a consumer credit loan license. The preemption provisions do not apply to ordinances in a home rule city with more than four hundred thousand residents and located in more than one county, i.e., Kansas City, or to a charter provision or valid ordinance as of August 28, 2014, that expressly applies to traditional installment loan lenders.


Related Topix: Missouri Government, Jay Nixon, US Governors

Science Daily

Researcher develops, proves effectiveness of new drug for spinal muscular atrophy

Approximately one out of every 40 individuals in the United States is a carrier of the gene responsible for spinal muscular atrophy , According to recent studies. This illness is a neurodegenerative disease that causes muscles to weaken over time.


Related Topix: University of Missouri, Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science

Mon Sep 15, 2014


Missouri defensive tackle Josh Augusta displays athletic ability

Augusta, who was the Tigers' most improved defensive lineman last spring, picked Missouri over offers from Michigan State, Nebraska, Notre Dame and Oklahoma among others, according to


Trenton Republican-Times

Art Fest Draws Crowd

T Photo/Seth Herrold Area residents got a chance to bid on various items donated for auction at the 2014 Art Fest fundraiser for the North 65 Center on Saturday night. Around 100 persons attended the event, which included both a silent and live auction as well as live music and wine tasting.


Greenwich Citizen

Missouri education commissioner to resign

Missouri Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro announced Monday that she will resign at the end of this year, concluding a five-year tenure marked by repeated criticism as the state adopted new school accreditation standards and dealt with struggling districts. In a written statement announcing Nicastro's departure, the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education noted her tenure has included the implementation of new standards for student achievement, school district classification, teacher preparation and early childhood education.


Related Topix: Education Etc., Jay Nixon, US Governors

KMOV-TV Saint Louis

4 accused in fatal Franklin Co. wreck had been drinking, speeding, police say

Four drivers were arrested following Friday's accident that killed 15-year-old Donnie Tipton as he waited for his school bus. The Missouri Highway Patrol says 23-year-old Ethan Humphries was driving one of four cars traveling too fast on Missouri 30, one mile east of the Meramec River.


The Smoking Gun

Another F*&k*%g Classy Bunch Of Mug Shots

SEPTEMBER 15--The Missouri woman who leads off this week's mug shot roundup was busted Tuesday on a vehicular charge. Which allowed her to show off that "Fuckin' Classy" chest tattoo during the booking process.


Related Topix: Weird


Repair work delayed by a day on St. Louis bridge

The Missouri Department of Transportation was supposed to start work Monday to repair pavement on the busy bridge that spans the Mississippi River between Missouri and Illinois. KSDK-TV reports that the work will now start Tuesday evening.


Related Topix: Missouri Government, Illinois, Illinois Government


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