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2 hrs ago | 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.

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

4 hrs ago | 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 .

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

4 hrs ago | 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.

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Related Topix: Missouri Government, Jay Nixon, US Governors

7 hrs ago | 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.

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

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Joplin

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 Rivals.com.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Related Topix: Weird

KMIZ

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.

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Related Topix: Missouri Government, Illinois, Illinois Government

River Front Times

The Best (and Worst) High School Mascots in Missouri

We've had enough with the prototypical St. Louis question, "Where'd you go to high school?" After looking at the Missouri State High School Activities Association's list of every school mascot in the state, we think a much more entertaining question would be, "What was your high school mascot?" Missouri has some doozies.

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Related Topix: Bolivar, MO

Business Journal

Sinquefield donates another $2.5 million to Grow Missouri

Retired financier Rex Sinquefield has contributed $2.5 million to the Grow Missouri organization.

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KMIZ

Three Boone County businesses cited for selling alcohol to a minor

The Boone County Sheriff's Department sent an undercover minor to 10 businesses in Boone County for alcohol compliance checks Saturday night.

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Related Topix: Missouri Government

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Joplin

Missouri trooper worried about mistakes after drowning

KANSAS CITY a A Missouri Highway Patrol trooper expressed concerns in a call to a supervisor that he might have made mistakes after a handcuffed Iowa man drowned while in custody, according to newly released records.

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KRCG-TV Jefferson City

What to expect for fall apple picking season

Apple orchards across central Missouri are packed full of fruit ripe for the picking, due mostly to favorable weather conditions. At Binder's Hilltop Apple and Berry Farm near Mexico, Kathy and Terry Robinson said they are excited to pick their own apples and turn them into delicious food.

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Related Topix: Life, Fruits, Food, Agriculture, Science

The Miami Herald

Detroit cop faces 2nd trial in 7-year-old's death

In this May 18, 2010 file photo, Dominika Stanley, left, the mother of 7-year-old Aiyana Jones sits next to Aiyana's father Charles Jones in attorney Geoffrey Fieger's office in Southfield, Mich. A judge won't delay the trial of a Detroit police officer who accidentally killed 7-year-old Aiyana Jones during a raid, despite his attorney's concerns that a "media frenzy" following a police shooting in Missouri could harm his client's right to an impartial jury.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime

News Tribune

Public defenders praise override of veto

The Missouri Public Defenders office is praising lawmakers after this week's vote to restore funding to the defender system. The General Assembly overrode Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of $3.47 million intended to pay private attorneys to handle cases where the public defender has a conflict.

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Related Topix: Jay Nixon, US Governors

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Daily Mail

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Around the world for A 1MILLION: The outrageous eighty-four day trip featuring TWELVE countries and FIVE continents Water way to travel! Enjoy the views above and below the sea's surface in this TRANSPARENT kayak 'Start as young as possible': Adventurous Game of Thrones star Natalie Dormer on the importance of travel Sit near a baby, arrive early for check-in and wear a cashmere shawl or linen jacket: 15 insider tips on how to get upgraded to First Class WITHOUT paying Is this the future of in-flight entertainment? The air travel HELMET which cancels out all other noise Is this the end of Ryanair's 'in your face' yellow interiors? Budget airline to include images of happy, smiley people on plane walls as part of image makeover to improve customer experience 'Like the spitfire, she is a legend in her time': Aviation enthusiasts get another chance to fly with one of the world's last two ... (more)

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Related Topix: Natalie Dormer, Watches, Travel

ABC News

New Focus on Minority Voting After Brown's Death

In this March 6, 2007 file photo, pennies rest on top of the headstone marking Dred Scott's grave on the 150th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to deny Scott his freedom, at Calvary Cemetery in St. Louis. Pennies are placed on top of the marker to honor Lincoln's role in freeing the slaves.

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Related Topix: University of Wisconsin Green Bay

Mashable

Solar Storm Nearing Peak Could Cause Vivid Northern Lights Display

Thanks to two solar flares that occurred in rapid succession late this week, a widespread and potentially vivid display of the Northern Lights is possible for many parts of the U.S. and Canada. This could include parts of the Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, and Pacific Northwest, including cities such as Washington, D.C., St. Louis, Missouri, and Portland, Oregon.

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