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Snowfall in Kansas City postpones Royals' game

The Royals led the Rays 1-0 in the fourth inning when play was postponed. Kansas City received measurable snow on Thursday for the first time since 1907.

Sen. Kurt Schaefer blocks proposed Missouri higher-education funding formula

Sen. Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia, blocked the Senate vote Thursday. He said the legislature should spend more time studying the effects of the proposed higher education funding formula before voting.

UPDATE: Missouri officials move to add construction money to state budget

A favorable financial report released by Gov. Jay Nixon's administration Thursday  showed state revenues through April were 11.2 percent higher than at this point last year.

Smartphone accessories could help diagnose health problems without visit to doctor

The application and accessories allow for people to test their blood pressure, run an EKG and take pictures inside the ear to determine infections.

Economy on the upswing as oil imports drop, job hires improve

Auto sales also reached their highest level since 2007. Ford Motor Co. announced on Thursday they will add 2,000 workers to its Missouri plant that manufactures the F-150 pickup.

Feds review safety of ingredient in liquid soap, household cleaners

The concerns over triclosan offer a sobering glimpse at a little-known fact: Many chemicals used in everyday household products have never been formally approved by U.S. health regulators.

Clean technology investors shift focus to environmentally friendly drilling

Today, clean technology investment funds are not trying to replace the fossil fuel industry, they're trying to help it by financing companies that can make mining and drilling less dirty.

Missouri Senate passes on ethics bill, campaign caps

Sponsoring Republican Sen. John Lamping of St. Louis pulled his bill from the Senate floor after Senate Democrats offered an amendment to restore the contribution caps.

Fresh off gun legislation victory, NRA holds convention in Houston

More than 70,000 people are expected to attend the three-day conference that will have speakers such as Sarah Palin, Rick Perry and Rick Santorum.

Missouri House OKs bill focused on injured worker fund

The bill would allow fees to be raised on businesses and would narrow the type of future injuries covered by the Second Injury Fund.

Missouri Senate sends gun bill back to House

The bill would allow school employees to voluntarily become "protection officers" if they have a valid concealed weapons permit and undergo training for the position.

Missouri lawmakers renew efforts on local vehicle taxes

Lawmakers have passed two measures during the past two years that have sought to reverse the court ruling. Gov. Jay Nixon has vetoed both, including the most recent one last month.

Missouri bill notifies prosecutor if sex offenders are freed

The legislation would now add the prosecutor in the location where the offender was committed for treatment to be alerted.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Who do our legislators represent?

Missouri lawmakers who contributed to the rejection of the Medicaid expansion dealt a serious blow to Mercy Hospital Washington and other Missouri hospitals.

Arvarh Strickland was a force for change at MU and in Columbia

Arvarh Strickland was a force for change at MU and in Columbia. The first black professor at MU and a lifelong advocate for minority hiring in higher education died Tuesday morning at age 82.

Concussion worries cause tension in Columbia's youth football community

The youth football community fears for the safety of children, but it also fears for the survival of the game. How exactly do you make football safer without changing the game?

Boone County jury finds Columbia man guilty of second-degree murder

Anthony Tyree Graves could receive a sentence of 30 years in prison for shooting Deaudre Johnson, 17. Circuit Court Judge Kevin Crane  will make a decision on Graves' sentence on June 10.

Missouri pitching coach Pete D'Amour quietly leads staff to success

In Pete D'Amour's seven seasons as Missouri softball's pitching coach, he has quietly led the team to pitching success, but he would never admit he deserves any credit.

Asbestos, electrical issues complicate Ash Street apartment fire aftermath

A former resident who worked as an electrician for the Navy told Columbia fire investigators she complained to the company about possibly unsafe electrical fixtures. 

Appeals court orders state to file response to Ferguson's petition

The order calls upon the state to respond to the claims in Ferguson’s petition, which include a lack of physical evidence, a lack of credible witness testimony and a constitutional violation in the trial's jury selection.

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