The American Cancer Society and a coalition of other groups filed a ballot initiative that would raise Missouri's cigarette taxes by 80 cents a pack.
The State Board of Education will seek a grant proposal that could be worth up to $60 million. Before the state can get the grant, it must develop a better plan to coordinate the early childhood education system.
After the Pac-12 decided not to expand Tuesday, the Kansas Board of Regents will meet Wednesday afternoon to discuss conference realignment.
A southwest Missouri court clerk was awarded $1 million in a suit against a county prosecutor for malicious prosecution.
Republican House leaders have a revised plan that would consolidate several existing business incentives into a program called Complete Missouri.
After more than two years in custody, Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal will be released Wednesday from prison in Iran on a bail of $500,000 each. They were arrested in 2009 while hiking near the Iran-Iraq border and were later convicted of spying, but they maintain their innocence. A third hiker, Sarah Shourd, was freed last year on bail.
State government job creation efforts relocate jobs rather than create new ones.
Michele Bachmann's latest false statement could put children in danger from preventable diseases and viruses.
The Columbia Missourian and Vox Magazine are giving away three pairs of tickets to the Taylor Swift concert on Saturday in Kansas City.