By waiting until Sept. 30 to officially retire, Presiding Judge Gene Hamilton allows the governor to appoint his immediate successor in 2010 but gives voters more choices in 2012.
Columbia's cost of living is 8.9 percent below the national average, making it one of the least expensive places to live, Chamber of Commerce says.
The Senate vote against implementing the State Tax Commission's plan follows a state House vote Wednesday rejecting a similar measure.
House committee unanimously approved a resolution that would call for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution requiring a balanced budget.
The Senate Education Committee heard a bill Wednesday that would require all public schools to enact a bullying a policy that includes cyberbullying.
On Wednesday, the House Education Appropriations Committee heard testimony from members of the department who outlined Gov. Jay Nixon's proposed budget. Nixon proposed more money for public education. Programs such as Parents As Teachers might receive less money for the second year.
The governor's plan to provide incentives to state businesses met little opposition from witnesses at a House committee hearing Wednesday.
A publication of the Campus Writing Program, Artifacts allows students to showcase their work outside the classroom.
District Judge Warren Wilbert ruled that the jury would not be permitted to consider the manslaughter charge because abortion, including late-term abortion, is legal in Kansas and because George Tiller did not pose an imminent threat.
A revised improvement plan includes a parking lot and a dog park
The victims' names have not been released but one was 56 years old and the other was 18.
Salinger died of natural causes at his home on Wednesday, the author's son said.
The Obama administration has announced a grant of $1.1 billion for the development of a high-speed rail for faster travel between Chicago and St. Louis. Another grant of $31 million will fund upgrades for rail travel between St. Louis and Kansas City. The project is expected to improve service and create jobs.
Two peole were found dead in a Moberly house after a fire was reported early Thursday morning. The victims' identities have not been released and the investigation is ongoing.
A man was banned from a small town in Missouri after it was found that he was guilty of paying a teenager to vandalize a prominent statue.
Columbia's cost of living is 8.9 percent below the national average, according to the American Chamber of Commerce Researchers Association.