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Missouri higher education agency: campus buildings on brink of crisis

Missouri Department of Higher Education employees have noted that campuses need an infusion of money to meet their building needs, and Gov. Jay Nixon has encouraged lawmakers to consider a state bonding proposal.

AmerenUE offers incentives to businesses that save power

Offering rebates to customers that lower their electricity use during periods of peak usage could improve air quality and save AmerenUE money, officials said.

Blunt building GOP support in Missouri Senate race

Rep. Roy Blunt has emerged as the Republican leader of the Missouri Senate race and is now focusing on building support across the state.

Ohio man arrested on suspicion of terrorism

Charles Papenfus was arrested June 27 on suspicion of threatening a firm selling extended car warranties after receiving a mailing regarding a factory warranty on his son's car.

Governor Nixon appoints pair to Board of Mediation

Gov. Jay Nixon announced two new appointments to the state Board of Mediation.  Peggy Cochran and Emily Martin were announced as the new members of the board on Monday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Boone County Fair round-up

Carnival employees began setting up rides at the Boone County Fair. Another highlight of this year's fair is the educational petting zoo.

Stimulus plan to give $220M for health training

Federal stimulus funds are to be disbursed throughout the country to promote a program to train workers in health care and other high-growth industries. Tuesday was the first day facilities could begin applying for the money.

Two former Kansas City workers sue city manager

The lawsuit against the city and the city manager says Jordan Griffin and Colleen Low, two city budget analysts, lost their jobs because of reverse discrimination and retaliation. They said they were let go while less experienced, minority employees were retained.

New Midwestern wine region is biggest in U.S.

The newly designated Upper Mississippi River Valley wine region, now the biggest in the nation, gives the Midwest a chance to flex its grape-growing muscles.

Former Blunt aide dismisses wrongful firing and defamation suit

Scott Eckersley, who received a $500,000 settlement from the state in June, finally dismissed his lawsuit after waiting in vain for a state apology letter.

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