States mull laws to help military families shuffling states

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The wife of a Navy doctor, Leonor Chavez doesn't worry about her daughter having to change schools every few years. It's the paperwork that comes with the moves that daunts her.

Three candidates file to run for public administrator

After current public administrator Connie Hendren decided to retire, the race for the county office was left wide open.

Ice cream cone's bid to be state dessert goes to House

JEFFERSON CITY — It had a rocky road, but the ice cream cone has won Senate approval to become Missouri's official dessert.

Busch Entertainment announces Dubai theme parks

ST. LOUIS — The entertainment division of Anheuser-Busch Cos. Inc. plans to expand outside the U.S. for the first time by opening four theme parks in Dubai, the fast-growing tourist destination in the Middle East.

Senate votes to keep sensitive documents private

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri lawmakers voted Thursday to keep some public safety and utility documents closed to the public.

Governors announce plans for new Mississippi River bridge

ST. LOUIS — Missouri and Illinois ended years of bickering Thursday over how to pay for a new Mississippi River bridge and at what cost, announcing a deal for a new four-lane, $640 million span meant to ease congestion at one of the nation's busiest crossings.

War Over Words

The way Jacquie Sullivan sees it, the motto “In God We Trust” is more about patriotism than religion.

So when the Bakersfield, Calif., councilwoman heard on a Christian radio station in 2001 that protesters on the East Coast were trying to remove the phrase from public buildings, she considered it her civic duty to reverse the trend.

True/False festivalgoers pack the Artisan

Ticket sales began at noon today and drew as many as 300 people to stand in line at the Cherry Street Artisan.

ZuBolton crusades for the underserved

Carroll ZuBolton, director of Columbia Housing Authority's Moving Ahead, has taken the activist lifestyle inspired by her father to new heights in Columbia.

Bills target sex offenders retroactively

The centerpiece of these efforts is a bipartisan joint resolution proposed in the Senate that would force sex offenders who committed crimes before the enactment of the Missouri Sex Offender Registry to sign up.

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New bus service to be offered in Columbia

Megabus, a bus service that offers services in 17 Midwest cities and eight West Coast cities, will start offering services out of Columbia to Chicago, St. Louis and Kansas City on March 13.

State General Assembly honors MU Football team