GUEST COMMENTARY: Voters should reject 911 tax

Grass Roots Organizing opposes the sales tax because it will hurt the middle and lower classes, and the extra funding is unnecessary.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Newspapers should be part of classrooms to improve knowledge

MU student Karen Miller explains how reading the newspaper can increase our knowledge of the world and turn our youth into better readers. 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Obama allowing sequester because Republicans are refusing more taxes

Obama's problem is Republicans, desperately trying to bring fiscal responsibility to our Congress, have not caved on his demand for even more new taxes.

ArtTalk: Orr Street Studios is hosting Second Saturday For Kids on March 9

Orr Street Studios is hosting Second Saturday For Kids on March 9. Marketing intern Katie Rapp discusses the theme and project opportunities.

Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez dies at 58

Vice President Nicolas Maduro, surrounded by other government officials, announced the death in a national television broadcast. He said Chavez died at 4:25 p.m. local time.

Missouri House panel mulls voting locations for sexual predators

No one testified in opposition to the proposal, but some county clerks say it will be expensive to implement.

Missouri House endorses change to term limits

A proposed constitutional amendment would let officials serve 16 years in the legislature.

Missouri lawsuit filed over concealed weapon permit

Eric Griffin filed the lawsuit after being told his personal information would be saved in a digital format in the Department of Revenue's system.

WORLD BRIEFLY: Venezuelan President Chavez dies, the Dow hits record, Martha Stewart testifies

Top stories from The Associated Press include news on the death of the Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez, the Dow surging to a new record, Martha Stewart's day in court, and directional changes for China's government.

Dow hits record, erasing Great Recession losses

The Dow Jones industrial average reached a new high Tuesday at 14,253.77. The highest since hitting a low of 6,547.05 in 2009. 

Jobless rate in Missouri falls to 6.5 percent in January

Report from the Department of Economic Development Tuesday, says that trade, transportation and utilities sector the had largest decline with a drop of 2,700 positions.

Missouri Senate votes to place limits on new airplane purchases

The bill would require legislative approval for any future motor vehicle, boat or aircraft purchases of more than $150,000.

Attorney plans to sue over Missouri River flooding

Attorney Ed Murphy noted the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in December that the federal government is not automatically exempt from paying for damage caused by temporary flooding from its dams.

Parking fees might rise at Lambert

The St. Louis Airport Commission on Wednesday is expected to double the minimum price to park at Lambert's two primary garages.

Missouri court hears challenge to school transfer law

The decision could have implications for thousands of families — not only in St. Louis, but also in Kansas City and any other district that loses state accreditation.

Nonprofit animal shelters protest licensing fees that regulate dog breeding

Attorney David Cosgrove argued Tuesday in the Supreme Court that lawmakers violated the state constitution by including the animal shelter fee in a 2010 bill.

Winter hangs on with Upper Midwest snowstorm

Wet snow pelted commuters as they slid along the slick streets of downtown Chicago. Snow was forecast for both the morning and afternoon rush hours.

UMKC nursing school gets a new name

Dean Lora Lacey-Haun said the school she leads has expanded beyond nursing.

Missouri GOP leaders oppose Medicaid growth 'sunset'

Senate Appropriations Chairman Kurt Schaefer is opposing that option and said if the program expires after three years it would already have added money to the federal debt.

As conclave begins, Vatican still awaits 5 cardinals

The Vatican insisted nothing was amiss and that the five cardinals would be present in the coming days.