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SHOW ME THE RECORDS: Missouri Military Records

The records of Missouri soldiers who served between 1812 and WW I are available online through the secretary of state's website. 

Missouri education officials to discuss No Child waiver

The federal government is allowing states to be exempted from some of the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Law.

McCaskill introduces line-item veto bill to battle budget deficit

The line-item veto would allow presidents to revise spending bills by eliminating specific items in them. The power to finalize these eliminations still lies with Congress, though, as it must vote on the revised bills.

Nixon takes Senate's appointee rejections in stride

The governor said he respects legislators' power to make those choices, adding that more than 90 percent of his appointments did win approval.

Missouri college financial aid workshops set

FAFSA Frenzy is open to all Missouri high school seniors who would like help filling out their federal financial aid applications. There are 36 workshops scheduled throughout the state Sunday.

UPDATE: Missouri presidential primary sets new low for state voter turnout

Just 8 percent of Missouri's registered voters cast ballots in Tuesday's nonbinding presidential primary.

Abortions, contraceptives and gay marriage dominate political discussion

GOP candidates are playing on the public's emotions by focusing on abortions, contraceptives and gay marriage in attempts to gain votes.

Missouri presidential primary sets low turnout record

Voter turnout for Missouri's presidential primary fell 15 percent short of what was projected by local election officials, as only 252,000 people voted in the Republican primary Tuesday.

Joplin manager wants to distribute weather radios

It is estimated that 42 percent of Joplin homes do not have weather radios, which could be dangerous as the city heads into a new storm season.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Tragic Bustamante case concludes with just punishment, expression of remorse

Bustamante sentence is fair — life in prison with the possibility of parole. She also gave a seemingly "sincere" expression of remorse.

College basketball coaches lose money in alleged Ponzi scheme

At least eight current and former college basketball coaches have reportedly lost millions of dollars as a result of investing in bogus corporate bonds. The orchestrator of the alleged Ponzi scheme, Houston financial adviser David Salinas, committed suicide last year.

Gov. Nixon makes appointments to three Missouri state commissions, boards

Gov. Jay Nixon made three appoints Friday: One to the Missouri Board of Probation and Parole, one to the Mental Health Commission and another to the Missouri Tourism Commission.

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