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16 hrs ago | The Maneater
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.
18 hrs ago | Missourian
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.
21 hrs ago | Sedalia News Journal
On August 5th, Missourians voted on an ill-conceived "Right to Farm" constitutional amendment supported by a coalition of major corporate farming interests, which spent over $1 million to secure its passage. The amendment was couched in farmer-friendly phrasing and legal language with unclear ramifications - a the right of farmers and ranchers to engage in farming and ranching practices shall be forever guaranteed in this state, subject to duly authorized powers, if any, conferred by Article VI of the Constitution of Missouri.
Yesterday | Mid Rivers Newsmagazine Front Page
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.
Yesterday | WAOW
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.
Yesterday | Washington Times
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 09:25 pm
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