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2 hrs ago | Mid Rivers Newsmagazine Front Page

Legislature overrides some vetoes, leaves majority of tax-cut bills in place

The Missouri State Legislature voted to override Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of several key bills and approximately 47 budget line items during the Wednesday, Sept. 10 annual veto session.

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6 hrs ago | WAOW

5 things you need to know about enterovirus outbreak

MERRILL - Eight motorcycle riders - six of them women - were hurt in motorcycle crashes that occurred during Tomahawk's 33rd annual fall motorcycle ride for muscular dystrophy, the Lincoln County Sheriff's Department reported Monday. It's not every day a song at the top of the pop music charts becomes an educational experience.

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7 hrs ago | Washington Times

Recent Missouri editorials

The Missouri General Assembly wants guns in the hands of teachers badly - bad enough to override a veto from Gov. Jay Nixon. We thought it was a good idea when Nixon vetoed the measure that would allow specifically trained teachers and administrators to bring concealed weapons into classrooms.

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8 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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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Missourian

Farm amendment stands after recount

Amendment 1, the constitutional amendment that establishes an inalienable right to farm and ranch in Missouri, will stand after Secretary of State Jason Kander certified recount results Monday. Voters passed the amendment by 2,375 votes in the August primary election, according to recount results.

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KSDK-TV Saint Louis

Poplar bridge lane closures delayed

Poplar bridge lane closures delayed Repair work was scheduled to begin Monday on the Poplar Street bridge, but the work has been delayed. Check out this story on KSDK.com: http://on.ksdk.com/1tVlOKb ST.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

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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Sat Sep 13, 2014

KRMS-AM Osage Beach

Highway 7 Overlaying Near Finished

Several fall projects are on tap for the Missouri Department of Transportation. According to MODOT area engineer Bob Lynch, work is nearing completion on Highway 7 Lynch says the project is scheduled to be completed November 1st.

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Missouri Medical Association

Ebola Virus Alert

T he CDC has issued a health advisory regarding the Ebola virus disease. The current Ebola outbreak is the largest in history and is generally confined to several countries in West Africa.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

DFW Catholic

Mo. lawmakers override governor's veto to pass pro-life measures

St. Louis, Mo., Sep 12, 2014 / 03:49 pm .- The Missouri legislature has overridden two vetoes from Gov. Jay Nixon in order to implement a three-day waiting period before an abortion and a tax credit for pregnancy centers and maternity homes. Karen Nolkemper, executive director of the Respect Life Apostolate for the Archdiocese of St. Louis, said the votes for the two bills are "a public affirmation that all life matters, even that of the most vulnerable among us."

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Trenton Republican-Times

Water Disinfection Date Changed

Because of some technical issues that needed to be addressed, the planned changes in how the city disinfects its drinking water have been delayed. According to TMUa SDirector Chad Davis, the changes are now expected to begin on Tuesday, Sept.

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Transport Topics

DOT Awards $600 Million in TIGER Grants for Projects in 46 States

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced $600 million in grants for 72 transportation projects in 46 states, including several projects aimed at rehabilitating deteriorating infrastructure. Missouri received $10 million from the grant program known as TIGER that will be used to replace an aged Route 47 bridge over the Missouri River.

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The Daily Caller

Missouri: Gun Owners Prevail In Veto Override Session

This week, Senate Bill 656 received final approval from the Missouri House of Representatives, and the veto by Governor Jay Nixon was overridden. Things started late Wednesday when the state Senate took up SB 656 during the veto override session and approved it by a 23 to 8 vote.

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Missourian

Guest Commentary: Highway tolls forecast economic disaster

Like the federal government and its 49 sister states, Missouri is trying to find sustainable new ways to fund road construction and maintenance at a time when they are costlier than ever. All that is well and good.

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Common Dreams

Missourians Now Face One of Strictest Abortion Restrictions in Country

Missouri lawmakers on Wednesday forced through one of the most severe abortion waiting periods in the country, tripling the amount of time a woman in the state must wait to terminate a pregnancy to 72 hours, leaving no exceptions for incest or rape. Governor Jay Nixon had previously vetoed the new legislation due to its exclusion of the exceptions.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Scanews.com

Missouri Begins Process Of Replacing Common Core

Though the national Common Core state standards will still be used to test Missouri students for the current school year, the process to replace them with standards written by Missourians has begun. The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education said Friday that groups designated to come up with the new Missouri Learning Standards, as set up by legislation signed by Gov. Jay Nixon in July, will begin meeting later this month in Jefferson City.

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Daily Kos

#MOLeg: Veto override of #HB1307 increases Missouri abortion waiting period from 24 to 72 hours

Late last night, at around 11:30PM CDT, The Missouri Senate successfully overridden the veto of HB1307 by a 23-7 vote. Just a couple of hours earlier, the House successfully overridden the veto by a 117-44 margin.

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KOLD-TV Tucson

APNewsBreak: SC dad accused in 5 deaths was ex-con

9, 2014, Smith County Sheriff's Deputies escort Timothy Ray Jones Jr., from jail in Raleigh, Miss. . Photos of Timothy Ray Jones Jr. children are on display during a news conference at the Lexington County Sheriff's Dept Training Center in Lexington, S.C., Wednesday, Sept.

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ThinkProgress

Missouri Lawmakers Enact One Of The Harshest Abortion Laws In The Country

Missouri lawmakers voted to override their governor's veto of a 72-hour abortion waiting period on Wednesday night, ensuring that the stringent abortion restriction will become law in 30 days. Although 24-hour waiting periods are an increasingly popular state-level policy , Missouri becomes just the third state to force women to wait a full three days before being allowed to proceed with an abortion.

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The Raw Story

Missouri lawmakers override governor's veto of '72-hour' abortion law

Missouri lawmakers on Wednesday passed a law requiring women to wait three days for an abortion, even in cases of rape or incest, according to the legislature's websites - overriding an earlier veto from Governor Jay Nixon. In July, the Democratic governor vetoed the bill to extend the minimum waiting period before a woman could have an abortion after an initial visit to a doctor to 72 hours from 24 hours.

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