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Budget passed by Missouri lawmakers could cost low-income seniors

The budget could force Gov. Jay Nixon to choose between aiding developmentally disabled children and low-income seniors.

Missouri lawmakers pass bill to reduce income taxes for businesses, individuals

The tax cut could reduce state revenues by about $700 million annually when fully phased in.

WORLD BRIEFLY: Next phase of Jodi Arias trial postponed

Jodi Arias' trial is expected to continue next week, and an Ohio prosecutor may seek the death penalty in the case of the man accused of kidnapping three women  after learning that one of the victims suffered five miscarriages while in captivity.

More than 100 St. Louis fast food workers go on strike

The typical fast food worker in St. Louis is 28 and makes about $8 an hour. Workers on strike are asking for $15 an hour to properly take care of their families.

King, Messiah: New baby names suggest high hopes

Jacob is the most popular for boys — again — and Sophia is the top name for girls, according to a list released Thursday.

Missouri bill targets United Nations agreement

The measure takes aim at "Agenda 21," a nonbinding UN agreement signed by 178 nations that encourages sustainable development.

Missouri River basin remains dryer than normal

The corps is predicting the amount of runoff flowing into the river basin this spring to be about 79 percent of normal.

Missouri House defeats evaluations for principals

The measure would only have imposed the new evaluation metrics on principals and administrators.

Rain causes worst drought area to retreat westward

Improved soil moisture is good news for Midwestern corn growers, who have been forced to delay planting corn because of rainstorms.

General orders extra review of nuclear crew failings

The Associated Press reported Wednesday that a March inspection of the 91st Missile Wing at Minot gave the missile crews the equivalent of a "D'' grade in missile operations, leading to the removal from duty of an unprecedented 17 officers.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Revenues raise exuberance for capital improvements

With state revenues on the rise, Gov. Jay Nixon has been prompted to increase the number of improvement projects he proposed in the State of the State address in January.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Time to collect taxes on Internet sales

Passage of this year's Marketplace Fairness Act would allow far more efficient collection of taxes already owed to states and others.

Missouri House passes $1.2 billion bonding initiative

With only one week remaining in the legislative session, the proposed constitutional amendment appears unlikely to win final approval.

Missouri bill to mandate newborn heart screening

The new mandate would begin for babies born in Missouri in 2014.

Missouri bill prohibits use of foreign laws

Supporters say it prevents Missouri courts from using policies that come from outside the United States that also violate constitutional guarantees.

Columbia Citizens Police Review Board wants more access to police misconduct files

The Citizens Police Review Board, which does regular audits of complaints and concerns filed about police misconduct, said at its meeting Wednesday night that it doesn't have enough access to these files.

Missouri's Peoples ready for SEC track and field championships after disappointing indoor season

Sophomore Kearsten Peoples will compete in the shot put, discus and hammer throw for the Tigers at this week's Southeastern Conference track and field championships.

Hospital charge data reveal variations in procedure prices

It was the first time the data disclosing the list prices hospitals charge, compared to what Medicare covers, has been made available to the public. For Boone County residents, the news isn't all bad.

Hydraulic fluid leak causes evacuation at MU building

Middlebush Hall, located at University Avenue and Ninth Street on MU's campus, was evacuated Wednesday afternoon after a leak. There were no injuries reported and the cause of the leak had not been determined as of 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Brianna Corwin helps Missouri softball team from the bench

Brianna Corwin has been coach Ehren Earleywine's go-to pinch runner for all three of her seasons at Missouri, but Corwin has made other contributions to the team, too.

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