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UPDATE: Missouri auditor sues Gov. Nixon over disaster-related budget cuts

Missouri State Auditor Tom Schweich sued Gov. Jay Nixon for making spending cut before revenues for the 2012 fiscal year were known.

Food bank shows off new mobile food pantry

The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri showcased its food pantry on wheels in the Schnucks parking lot today. Kraft Foods donated the truck, which holds about 14,000 pounds of food.

Missouri auditor sues Gov. Nixon over budget cuts

Missouri State Auditor Tom Schweich sued Gov. Jay Nixon for violating the state constitution by withholding more than $170 million from agencies to appropriate costs of Joplin tornado and other disasters.

PHOTO GALLERY: Balloon launch gives students of all ages a chance to interact

Columbia Independent School's annual balloon launch marks the beginning of a new academic year.

Balloons launch new academic year for Columbia Independent School

Columbia Independent School's back-to-school event is the picture of school spirit as upper-school students help kindergartners release their blue and gold balloons into the sky.

EXCERPT: "I Have a Dream" by Martin Luther King Jr.

The speech was originally delivered Aug. 28, 1963.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Martin Luther King's words are relevant today

Legislators should keep King's goal of fighting poverty in mind on the 48th anniversary of his famous "I Have a Dream" speech.

Obama to speak about Hurricane Irene on Friday

The president has been receiving regular briefings about the storm, and he will make a statement about it from his vacation rental in Martha's Vineyard.

Hickman softball wins both games of doubleheader in Troy Tournament

Hickman advanced to 3-0 in fall softball play Friday with two wins in the Troy Tournament.

Experience bolsters this season's Rock Bridge boys soccer team

Loaded with 11 seniors and a roster full of players who contributed to last year’s successful postseason run, the Bruins boast one of the most experienced teams in the state.

U.S. district judge to hear arguments over Loughner's medications

Jared Lee Loughner's attorneys to fight his resumed forced medication administered at a Missouri prison. The medication is an attempt to make Loughner psychologically fit to stand trial.

As Irene nears coast, residents urged to prepare for the worst

Hurricane Irene has prompted transportation shutdowns and evacuations up and down the Eastern Seaboard.

Millions told to take precautions ahead of Hurricane Irene's arrival

Hurricane Irene, a Category 2 storm as of Friday, is threatening to hit major cities on the East Coast. On Friday, President Barack Obama urged people who are in the path of the hurricane to prepare.

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