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UPDATE: Gov. Jay Nixon concerned about money for veterans' homes

The governor urged the Missouri General Assembly to pass a new funding source for state-run veterans' homes.

Once World Trade Center reaches new heights, tallest NYC skyscraper

The One World Trade Center, the building replacing the twin towers destroyed in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, might be back on top as the tallest U.S building.

 

Missouri senator pushes for new state slogan emphasizing rivers

Sen. John Lamping is encouraging a change to "The Great Rivers State" for the state slogan, rather than "The Cave State" or "Where the Rivers Run."

U.S. men's team drawn into tougher Olympic pool

The 2012 USA men's basketball team was drawn into Group A with Argentina, France and Tunisia for the London Games in Rio de Janeiro, and U.S. head coach Mike Krzyzewski said the going is going to be extremely competitive.

Gov. Jay Nixon to stay out of tobacco tax debate

The governor said he does not intend to get involved in any significant way with the initiative to raise the cigarette tax.

 

COMO YOU KNOW: Activity and Recreation Center

The ARC is a 73,000 square foot health club, fitness center and place to exercise run by Columbia Parks and Recreation.

Rains push some Missouri rivers, creeks to flood levels

Weekend rains caused flooding along some rivers and creeks in Missouri, including Petite Saline Creek in Boonville.

Dome lease lets Rams keep renovation plan private, commission says

The St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission, a public agency that operates the Dome, has said it will release records only if the Rams say it's OK.

Number of US newborns with drug withdrawal triples

The number of newborns with withdrawal symptoms increased from a little more than 1 per 1,000 babies sent home from the hospital in 2000 to more than 3 per 1,000 in 2009 according to a national study released by the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Mobile app helps report unfair airport screeners

The Sikh Coalition has launched the FlyRights app, a free mobile application that allows travelers to complain to the government if they feel they have been treated unfairly by airport security screeners.

 

Cleanup continues after tent-toppling St. Louis storm

Strong winds and hail resulted in damage to the St. Louis area beyond the collapse of a tent near Busch Stadium.

Gov. Jay Nixon concerned about funding for Missouri veterans' homes

Gov. Jay Nixon used a Capitol news conference Monday to urge lawmakers to pass legislation that would provide the money needed to continue running state nursing homes for military veterans.

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