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21 hrs ago | Missourian

the Week's Most-Read Stories: Commentary on Maty Mauk's steady leadership style

This week's most-read story came in the form of commentary. Mark Selig, assistant sports editor at the Missourian, tells a story of playing pick-up basketball with Missouri quarterback Maty Mauk, who just came from the Southeastern Conference media days.

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Sunday | Joplin

Korean War Veterans Honored Today in Missouri

A Missouri state statue passed in 1989 designates July 27 of each year as a day for Missourians to honor and remember those who served in America's armed forces during the Korean War.

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Related Topix: Missouri, Jay Nixon, US Governors

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Joplin

Our view: 'Yes' on 7

Opponents of Amendment 7 say this: "Missouri families are already hard pressed to pay their bills during this period of slow economic recovery."

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KSDK-TV Saint Louis

Lanes, ramps to close on I-44 & I-55

Lanes and ramps will periodically close overnight along Interstate 44 and 55 within the next week so Missouri Department of Transportation crews can resurface the road.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

Missourian

UM curators approve request of more than $240 million for STEM funding

Improvements to the University of Missouri System's STEM facilities - those related to science, technology, engineering and math - topped the list of capital MU requested $104.3 million for its STEM Renovation and Rehabilitation Project, which includes renovations to five campus buildings and would eliminate $57.6 million of deferred maintenance, ... (more)

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Mental Help Net

Hormonal Contraception May Up Gestational Diabetes Risk

The type of contraceptives used before pregnancy may influence the risk of gestational diabetes mellitus , according to research published July 17 in Preventing Chronic Disease .

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JD Supra

Missouri DOR Burden of Proof and Notice Requirements Remain Uncertain After Veto

The Missouri General Assembly passed several tax-related bills at the end of the legislative session in mid-May that would have altered the Department of Revenue's burden of proof and changed its notice requirements.

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Related Topix: Missouri, Jay Nixon, US Governors

Common Dreams

Missouri to Vote on Adding Phone, Email Privacy to State Constitution

Missouri voters in August will decide whether to add an electronic privacy provision to the state constitution, giving telecommunications the same protections that currently prevent police officers from searching through people's paper documents, mailboxes, homes, and possessions without a warrant.

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Related Topix: Missouri, ACLU, US News, US Supreme Court, Liberal Political News

HR Magazine

DOT Updates National Hazardous Routes Registry

Transportation industry employers will want to review the new registry and determine what impact the changes may have for their logistics operations.

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Related Topix: Connecticut, Connecticut Government, Nevada Government, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey Government, New Jersey, North Dakota Government, North Dakota

KMOV-TV Saint Louis

Walnut Street ramp into downtown to close Friday morning

St. Louis, Mo. The ramp from eastbound Interstate 44 to Walnut Street will close Friday morning, according to the Missouri Department of Transportation.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Execution offers evidence against lethal injection

The third problematic execution in the U.S. in six months offers more evidence for the courts that lethal injection carries too many risks and amounts to cruel and unusual punishment, death-row lawyers and other opponents said Thursday.

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Related Topix: Prison, Death Penalty, Arizona, Arizona Government, Missouri, Alternative

US News & World Report

Both Sides Claim Victory With Common Core Review Bills

More states are taking middle-of-the-road approaches toward the Common Core State Standards, and both opponents and supporters say it's a good thing.

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Related Topix: Missouri, US Governors, Chris Christie, Pat McCrory

Missourian

Missouri hitches future road work to proposed statewide sales tax

Scrivner, the general manager for Babbo's Spaghetteria on Grindstone Parkway, remembers when the area was forested before the four-lane thoroughfare was built in 2003 and turned the corridor into a commercial and residential hub.

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Related Topix: Missouri, Scrivner, MO, Boone County, MO, Columbia, MO, Airport Drive, MO, Jefferson City, MO

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Joplin

'Missouri Farmers Care' falls short in some major areas

All have combined to form Missouri Farmers Care, a well-oiled advocacy group whose "vision" is that "All Missourians will understand the truth about modern agriculture, food production and farm life and their connection to Missouri's food security ...

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Related Topix: Missouri, Agriculture, Science

Silicon Alley Insider

There's An Ambitious Campaign To Free A Guy Who Could Die In Prison For Dealing Weed

A new Indiegogo campaign is trying to raise money for a "media blitz" urging Missouri's governor to release the state's only inmate serving life without parole for nonviolent marijuana offenses, the Riverfront Times reports .

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Related Topix: Prison, Missouri, Drugs, Marijuana, Jay Nixon, US Governors

Mid Rivers Newsmagazine Front Page

Pavement being laid as Hwy. 364 project enters final stretch

Graded dirt began to give way to pavement earlier this month as construction continued on the third and final phase of Hwy.

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Business Journal

UMKC enterprise center nabs funds for KC entrepreneurs

The University of Missouri-Kansas City's Free Enterprise Center snagged private funds to bolster technology for students and entrepreneurs.

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Missourian

David Rosman: For the most part, don't mess with state constitution

Almost two weeks. That is how much time you have until the Aug. 5 primary election, and if you think this one is not important, well, let's take a look.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Vicky Hartzler, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Missouri

Tue Jul 22, 2014

KMOV-TV Saint Louis

Lines for Busch Stadium spill onto interstate ramp

Cardinals fans waited outside of Busch Stadium in a line that spilled into Highway 40, concerning some viewers.

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Washington Times

Recent Missouri editorials

Missouri continues to be the only state in the United States that won't allow a prescription drug database to be established.

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Related Topix: Missouri, US News, Opinion

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