Some states are resisting the Common Core standards, which are widely being implemented nationwide, due to issues including increased costs, harder tests and curriculum control.
Republican majorities in the Missouri House and Senate reduce the chances that Gov. Jay Nixon will veto bills, but there's a chance these bills might not be approved.
Farm bills, created during the Depression to protect family farms, have morphed into programs that subsidize corporate agribusiness, often at the expense of family farmers.
In Missouri, a bill that would have required the state education department to estimate the cost of implementing the standards and to hold statewide hearings about them failed. The legislative session has wrapped up.
The tornado that ripped through Moore, Okla., left behind a trail of destruction 17 miles wide. Before rebuilding the town, residents must get through the cleanup.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. pleaded guilty in federal court to improperly disposing of fertilizer, pesticides and other hazardous products. The $81.6 million fines will be used in part to fund projects to help the environment.
The Drug Enforcement Administration says chemists were able to produce meth with the product Zephrex-D despite a pharmaceutical company's claims that it could not be used for that purpose.
Consumer confidence has climbed to the highest level since February 2008, two months after the beginning of the Great Recession.
Nearly 250 people gathered to honor veterans during a Memorial Day program at the Jefferson City National Cemetery. One hundred veterans who died this year were honored during the Two Bell Ceremony.
You might be thinking the legislature only intended to stop news media from publishing lists of gun permit holders. If so, legislators were in need of an editor because the bill as written takes a broader whack at the First Amendment protections of free speech and free press.
The move could give city inspectors more time to focus on problem properties and landlords more flexibility.
The Obama White House is dealing with a number of scandals right now but none are deserving of impeachment.
Fire Department warns against trying to cross flooded roads.
Mayor Glenn Lewis is working quickly to restore Moore, Okla. after surveying the damage from the EF5 tornado that tore through the town last week. His efforts are directed at maintaining a sense of normalcy among residents, he said.
Nationwide, Girl Scout councils are confronting intense opposition as they sell camps that date back to the 1950s and earlier. The properties have become financially draining as interest in camp dwindles, but defenders say the camping experience shaped who they are and the tradition must be preserved.
In his Memorial Day Speech at Arlington National Cemetery, President Barak Obama asked the nation to remember the sacrifices being made by the armed force's brave men and women.
The victim of the shooting, whom police said was the suspect's girlfriend, was taken to University Hospital and was in critical condition.
Research by Young Invincibles shows that the jobless rate for the category in Missouri stands at 16.1 percent.
These are the stories of the men who made history in places such as Normandy and Anzio, Iwo Jima and Peleliu, vets who came home and helped build highways and houses, toiled in factories and offices, even launched their own companies.
Across the country, politicians and citizens stressed the importance of Memorial Day and honoring veterans.