Veterans' nursing home funding bill sent to Missouri governor

The bill would earmark most of the state's fees from casinos to a trust fund for the Missouri Veterans Commission.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Shame on Steelman for hypocritically condoning violent rhetoric

In condoning violent rhetoric directed at her opponent, U.S. Senate Republican candidate Sarah Steelman turned away from her past values and shamed the proud political legacy of her family name.

Missouri coach Haith getting key to city in St. Louis

The ceremonial presentation will honor Frank Haith's achievement in his first year as the Tigers' coach.

Missouri beats national average in science test

Results from a national science proficiency exam released Sunday show Missouri eighth-graders scored higher than their national competitors.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Well-deserved state pay raise advances

Despite a budget gap that has prevented the legislature from giving pay raises to state employees, 97 percent of employees will receive a 2 percent increase. Missouri currently ranks last in pay among 50 states.

Dip in U.S. unemployment applications suggest increased hiring in May

Weekly applications dropped 1,000 to a seasonally adjusted 367,000 in the week ending May 5. The four-week average fell by 5,250 to 379,000 and was the first decline since late March.

NFL looking at possible replacement refs during contract negotiations

The previous contract with officials expired after last season, and another negotiating session is expected later this month.

Missouri House passes bill on asthma meds in schools

The bill would allow school nurses to keep asthma medications on hand to treat students for attacks.

Missouri voters to decide on changes to judge selection

A proposed constitutional amendment would replace the Supreme Court judge assigned to the appointment commission with a person chosen by the governor.