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Despite reported losses, Missouri retirement system employees received bonuses

The Missouri State Employees Retirement System, which handles investments of retirement savings for approximately 85,000 people, lost $1.8 billion last year but due to out-performing the overall market, the 14-employees split up a $300,000 bonus. Chief Investment Officer Rick Dahl received a $114,000 bonus.

House and Senate differ on health coverage for Missourians

"Show Me Health Coverage," a plan to provide health insurance to low-income parents who earn too much to qualify for Medicaid, may face stiff opposition in the House from some Republicans.

Experts explain local food

Experts on the local food industry sat down for a question-and-answer session with a Missourian reporter Friday night to talk about the pros and cons of the local movement.

Police say Dad killed five kids and self because wife was leaving for another man

A Graham, Washington father killed his five children and himself after he learned that his wife was leaving him when his eldest daughter used a GPS device on her mom's cellphone to locate her at a convenience store with another man. The wife claimed she was leaving the family, which led the husband to kill the five children and himself.

Media allowed to witness return of war casualty

The new Pentagon policy that was instituted by the Obama administration allows families the choice of whether to admit the press to ceremonies at Dover Air Force Base. Staff Sgt. Phillip Myers of Hopewell, Va., was killed in Afghanistan by an explosive device on April 4. The media will cover the arrival of the body Sunday.

Olympic officials tour Chicago as part of bid for 2016 games

Members of the International Olympics Committee toured 12 sites in Chicago on Sunday as part of Chicago's bid to host the 2016 Summer Olympics. Sporting venues visited included Soldier Field, the United Center and the proposed Olympic Stadium site.

ANALYSIS: ACLU and GOP upset over militia report

The GOP and the ACLU are both "outraged" over a leaked report by the Missouri Information Analysis that characterized militia members by ideologies, specific candidates they are likely to support and third-party political groups they side with.

Converting to a raw food lifestyle

Jane Smith "went raw" in 2006. She now spends her time organizing a group in Columbia for those who share her passion for a healthy lifestyle.

Puppy mills: What others are saying

New leads possible in 18-year-old case of missing Clinton woman

Investigators say they have new information on an unsolved mystery from 1991.

Columbia College signs top high school volleyball player

The Columbia College women's volleyball team signed Kelsey Baldwin to a national letter of intent to play for the Cougars this fall.

Airlines earn higher marks for quality in 2008

A recently released airline quality study shows that performance is on the rise, with the best ratings in four years. Hawaiian was ranked No. 1 overall, with AirTran Airways and Jet Blue close behind.

Freezing weather a concern for gardeners, farmers

A freeze warning puts many gardeners and farmers on edge, as below-freezing temperatures could kill crops and other sensitive vegetation.

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